BOARD MEMBERS BIOGRAPHIES
BORAD MEMBERS BIOGRAPHIES
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Master Sergeant Watts is a founding member. he has serves as Front Range and Rescues Sergeant at Arm. He is an enforcer and ensures that the organization is focused and dedicated to its mission & vision. MSG Watts is an 18 year combat Veteran. He is a highly decorated soldier currently serving actively and is very proud and dedicated to assisting Veterans in need of counseling and therapy. He is very knowledgeable of horsemanship, ground work and training horses. He is a welcomed asset that leads by example. He places the needs of others before his own and has a deep appreciation for all Veterans.
PROGRAM/ CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Melissa Bauman, MA, LPCC graduated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She continued to receive her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, specialized in addictions from the University of Indianapolis in 2016. During her undergraduate career she gained experience working at a residential eating disorder facility in St. Louis, Missouri. During that time, she observed group therapy and was trained to facilitate mealtime processing. Her graduate school placement was at a residential substance abuse facility in Franklin, Indiana and this began her journey helping those struggling with mental illness and addiction. Through that placement she was also introduced to equine therapy. While working at this facility she was given an opportunity for professional development and presented “Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse” to clinical staff. Following completion of graduate school she accepted a position working as a primary counselor at a residential substance abuse facility in the Chicagoland area. In July of this year she moved to Colorado and is currently working as a Clinical Therapist Team Lead at a residential substance abuse facility. She is eager to begin implementation of programming at Front Range Ranch and Rescue as the Program and Clinical Director and help those improve quality of life.
2014 – 2016 University of Indianapolis
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology specialized in addictions
2010 – 2014 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology