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Our Team

We're Proof That Recovery Is Possible

Every one of our staff members has either successfully been through the recovery process or had the consequences of addiction affect their life in some way. So when we say we get it, we really do. It’s these shared experiences that help us connect with our men and create a strong community of acceptance, understanding, and trust that leads to long-term sobriety.

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Paul Scudo
Executive Director
Paul Scudo was named Executive Director in October of 2016. He previously served as Step Denver’s Director of Programs, bringing extensive expertise and experience in the addiction recovery community, coupled with a 27-year career in senior management for leading global hospitality companies. Prior to Step, Paul worked at the University of Colorado’s CeDAR Addiction Treatment Facility. Paul is in recovery from the disease of addiction, and he was homeless for two years as a consequence of his addiction. Now a locally recognized recovery leader, Paul serves on the Board of the Colorado Providers Association, the Board of 5280 Recovery High School, and the Justice Assistance Grant Board.
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Stephanie Landree
Assistant Executive Director
Stephanie Landree became Step’s Director of Vehicle Donations in February of 2018, and she was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in July of 2019. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 17 years, as well as in senior management for large retail operations for 20 years. Stephanie has extensive business development and operations experience, previously raising revenue via vehicle donations and gala events for one of Colorado’s largest nonprofits. She utilizes her strong connections to the community and partnerships with other local nonprofits to advance the mission of Step.
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Sean Hoy, CPFS
Director of Programs
Sean Hoy became a resident of Step 13 (now Step Denver) in January of 2016. While in the program, Sean was hired as the Intake Coordinator and was later promoted to a peer coaching role as a Recovery Support Manager (RSM). He became certified as a Colorado Peer and Family Specialist in 2017 and continued serving as an RSM for four years. In July of 2021, Sean took on the role of Director of Programs. He is devoted to working diligently with the Programs Team to ensure that Step upholds its core principles and provides the best services to as many men in need as possible.
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Meghan Shay, CFRE
Director of Fund Development & Marketing
Meghan Shay joined Step in March of 2019. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive with 18 years of experience supporting mental health and addiction recovery. Meghan previously served as Chief Mission Advancement Officer for a large behavioral healthcare nonprofit in Florida before joining her local police department and office of the mayor as Public Information Officer. While at the PD, she established an Amnesty with Treatment Partnership for individuals struggling with addiction which has since helped hundreds. In her current role, Meghan remains devoted to ensuring people have access to recovery the moment they are ready. She is grateful for Step’s exceptional donors who believe in our men and selflessly provide the gift of opportunity.
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Vincent Turnbull
Director of Operations
Vincent Turnbull is a graduate of Step 13 (now Step Denver) and has served the organization in multiple roles over the course of 13 years including Intake Coordinator and Executive Assistant to former Executive Director Bob Coté. Vincent is currently the Director of Operations and in this capacity also oversees Step Denver’s Vehicle Donation Program.
Mark McCright
Career Counseling Manager
Carter Smith
Fund Development & Marketing Manager
2018 Step Alumnus
Mark Ayres
Admissions Coordinator
2019 Step Alumnus
Derrik Bunyon
Recovery Support Manager
2020 Step Alumnus
Santiago Ceja, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2012 Step Alumnus
Angelo Lucero
Recovery Support Manager
2022 Step Alumnus
Jason Schooley, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2019 Step Alumnus
Eddie Torres, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2014 Step Alumnus
Abraham Hansen
Sober Home Facilities Manager
2016 Step Alumnus
James Neault
Weekday Evening Facility Coordinator
Andre Podpolucha
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Travis Klein
Weekend Overnight Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Ashton Sainz
Weekday OVERNIGHT Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Jordan Pierson
Weekend Daytime Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Keifer Pate
Weekend Daytime Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Steve Millette
Board Chair
Gloo, LLC — Executive Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Division
Mark Soane
Vice Chair
Appian Ventures — Managing Dir./Founding Member
Ted Ramsey
Attorney — Self Employed
Patrick McNamara
Retired - 2012 Step Alumnus
Jeff Campeau
Board Member
Retired – Banking Executive
Aleah Horstman
Board Member
Dyanne Isaak
Board Member
Sales Representative
Jenee Naples Massey
Board Member
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli — President & CEO
Luke Niforatos
Board Member
Smart Approaches to Marijuana - Executive Vice President
Victoria Partridge
Board Member
Southwest Airlines - Flight Attendant
Jason Pomerantz
Board Member
Matthew Tepoorten
Board Member