As Executive Director at Bayview Recovery Ryan serves as the liaison to bridge the gap between the Residential, Medical and Clinical departments. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Ryan relocated to the Pacific Northwest for his own journey of Recovery. After working in the hospitality industry for over a decade Ryan decided to shift his focus to substance abuse treatment where his passion for helping others thrived after having the privilege of managing sober living houses in Portland, OR. This opened up many doors for Ryan to gain real time on the job experience in other PHP treatment programs; which in turn gave him the leadership skills for managing client care. Being in his own recovery has given him the ability to bring a compassionate, empathetic and relatable approach to his work. Once Ryan started his new journey in the Pacific Northwest he rediscovered his love for fly fishing, skiing, rock climbing and backpacking.
Nancy Blackman, SUDP
Nancy Blackman was born an army brat, on Fort Lewis, in Washington and raised the first six years in Germany, before coming back to Lakewood, WA. She graduated from Clover Park High School. Nancy began college as a Licensed Practical Nurse. My addiction became a problem soon afterward, and she dropped out after completing her first practicum. In 1995, Nancy decided to get into recovery, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Nancy started her career as a SUDP in 1995, as she continued her education, obtaining an AAS Degree in General Studies with a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies; a BS degree from Central Washington University, in Community Health and Education, and continued to obtain an MS Degree, specializing in Addictions. Nancy has worked in every type of setting to include Inpatient Outpatient, Prisons, Breaking the Cycle, Housing Programs, and specialized populations. She enjoys empowering clients to be the best they can be in their own recovery.
Jeanette Revay, ARNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
I was born in Butte, Montana and grew up in Seattle, WA and Pendleton, OR. I graduated high school at Thomas Jefferson in Federal Way, WA. I graduated my first degree in nursing from Blue Mountain CC.
I started my career in the hospital working in med surg surgery, ER and OB. While going to school for my graduate program in psychosocial nursing first at St. Martin’s University and then the UW, I worked as a house supervisor and nurse manager for the sisters of Providence. I then became one of the first Nurse Assists in Surgery on just one of my entrepreneurial projects. After receiving my graduate degree, i opened a private practice which is still growing in Olympia, WA. My husband Joseph and I live in Lacey. We have 7 grown children, 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who are the center of our lives.
Karl Urseth, SUDP
Co-occurring Disorder Counselor
Karl is originally from the Midwest and moved to Washington when he was in the 9th grade and graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Karl graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He then got a master’s degree in Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has done doctoral level work in addiction psychology. His therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic. Karl has functioned as a co-occurring disorder (COD) counselor, working with clients suffering from severe mental health and substance use disorders. He worked as a domestic violence advocate. Karl’s further work experience includes most levels of care in substance abuse treatment and finds this work rewarding.
Stephanie Michelson, CDPT
Evening IOP Therapist
Stephanie leads our evening intensive outpatient group. She was born and raised in the Puyallup area. Stephanie will be graduating with her Associate’s degree in Social Services/Mental Health from Pierce College this summer. She will be attending the University of Washington in the fall.
Jeremy Johansen, CDPT
Evening IOP Therapist
Jeremy has been in the field of substance use treatment since August of 2018, prior to that he was in the field of emergency medicine for 24 years. After spending 10 years as a firefighter paramedic he transitioned to the field of substance use. Jeremy has a passion for working with first responders and volunteers for Safe Call Now which is a referral line for first responders to call when they are struggling. Jeremy is working on his Bachelors in counseling with an emphasis on substance use through Grand Canyon University.
Heidi Krotzer, E-RYT500, YACEP
After turning her life around and getting sober on April 6, 2009 Heidi has been sharing her recovery experience with other addicts, along with her extensive yoga training in treatment centers for years. Heidi merged the tradition of yoga philosophy and movements to help newly recovering individuals begin the connection and understand how the body plays a big part in learning to live a better life. Yoga and recovery go hand in hand to Heidi, and she is excited to help others and break the stigma of what society thinks yoga AND recovery mean. Heidi has the E-RYT500 and YACEP certifications.
Pashia Braunesreither is the Office Manager at Bayview Recovery. She has over 10 years of administration experience and background in medical billing. She has been working in the recovery field for two years and appreciates working in an environment focused on helping people. In her free time Pashia enjoys spending time with her family.
SDPT Primary Therapist
Johnny was born in Selma, Alabama in 1953, he faced racism most of his life, but there was a positive when he got to meet Dr. King, John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, and got to March for his freedom.
Johnny came from a family of alcoholics, his father died in his 40’s and all his brothers also died from complications from alcoholism. Johnny became an alcoholic and addict in 1981. He had an opportunity to move to Washington state and start over. It took 7 years, and things got worse before they got better. In 1988 he made a decision to stop using drugs and alcohol.
He will celebrate 34 years of sobriety in 2022. He started working on the Hill Top with the Logos program in 1989 getting addicts into treatment and off the street. He went through Pierce College for his degree and has been working in the field in all modalities throughout the years. He enjoys helping those who have been broken by this disease.
Don’t let addiction control you or your loved one any longer. We go out of our way to make sure our programs are as accessible as possible. We also work hard to ensure every client can get through treatment whether they have rehab insurance coverage or not. Call Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650 for more information on how we can help!