Kenneth came to Clear Skies Ranch after being released from prison, where he experienced mentorship and realized that he wanted to give back to the community, the way his mentors had given back by helping him. He had previously worked with Volunteers of America, which also gave him the desire to make a difference. He soon found his niche at Clear Skies Ranch, where he not only supports the men that live here, but assists in creating programming that is current and relevant for their specific needs.
Kenneth's stable demeanor helps our residents overcome their issues with a strong and calm perspective. He is always there for them to share his journey and how he found a better path.
Ray takes care of all our property needs including maintenance, supplies, tools etc. Ray is also our gardener. He grows a large variety of vegetables that are the staple of our "Nature to Nourish" program where he shows the men how to grow vegetables from seed all the way through to yummy meals including our organic produce.
James came to Clear Skies Ranch two years ago after spending 45 years in prison. He completed our Purpose and Connection program in six months and then stayed on at our home to take care of our animals. He is now a much loved and revered member of our staff.
Gabrielle has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years in many capacities mostly as a makeup artist but also in office management. In this time she has witnessed the ups and downs that artists in the industry experience and has seen many fallen souls consumed by drugs and alcohol. She has first-hand experience with a family member being incarcerated multiple times caused by drug addiction. After 5 helpless years watching someone she cared for destroy his life, she then watched the transformation that occurred from the family member finally being put into court ordered rehabilitation. After his rehabilitation she saw that the sober living environment was a necessary part of the process of assimilating back into the community. She also saw the need for assistance along the way to enable a person in recovery to sort out their lives in many ways including, education, vocational guidance, parole officer visits, child support visits etc. Now she wants to use her love of and experience with animals, to help people in need of a sober living environment. Her philosophy is that with hard work and a renewal of the joy of living, people can learn to live a fulfilling, enriched life with their families and community. Purpose, Connection, Passion!!!
Qualifications: Susbstance Use Disorder Certified Counselor SUDCC, Registered Veterinary Technician, BS Business Management
Skills: Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Office Management - Non-profit, Grantwriting, Vocational Guidance,
Veterinary Technology, Makeup Artist