Daniel Conroy is the Director of the University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC), which opened in August 2013. With over 25 years experience in the private sector with community building and teen and young adult recovery programs, Daniel has provided key leadership for the CUCRC from its inception. Daniel’s depth of experience has enabled him to support students very effectively and rapidly cultivate relationships with other organizations on and off campus. He is responsible for guiding the vision and growth of the Center and overseeing all staff and programs, and also provides one-on-one recovery coaching.
Sam Randall is the Program Manager for the CUCRC and serves on the board of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. Sam provides daily student support and manages our recovery support services, including the campus housing program. Sam has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for 10 years and as an educator and mentor for over 20 years. Having started her own recovery while at a major university, Sam is passionate about building a culture in higher education that supports recovery. She leads interactive presentations that challenge the social stigma often attached to mental health concerns to increase the likelihood that others will get help when they need it.
Aaron Watenmaker is the Program Coordinator at the CUCRC. Having worked previously as an academic advisor for the past 5 years, he has a passion for helping students achieve their own definitions of success. He started his own path of recovery during his undergraduate education in southern California, and found that he could use his degree in Psychology, along with his personal experience to help himself and others find joy in life. Through more formal education and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology later, Aaron’s enthusiasm for helping others connect the mind and body to foster positive mental and physical change has grown to new heights.