Peaks Staff - Colorado Springs

Meet our Team

Administrative Staff

Chris Burns

Christopher Burns BS

Executive Director

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Chris Burns, BS

Executive Director

Chris has worked in all facets of inpatient residential treatment from family counseling, case management, residential director, family service director and program director. Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to work with families and addicts to enhance and better educate them on the disease of addiction. Chris decided to started both Serenity Peaks Recovery and Triple Peaks Recovery Centers after actively watching young adults get well by gaining a better understanding of what it means to be selfless and work through tough issues that have kept them from reaching their full potential.

Chris brings his knowledge and real life experience to Serenity Peaks and Triple Peaks through passion, dedication, and an undying passion to help those still suffering. Chris attended school at Grand Canyon University where he studied counseling with an emphasis in substance abuse and mental health. Through his own journey in recovery, Chris has developed a way of working with clients that brings about change and hope for the addict and families alike. Chris is able to share his sincere hunger and drive with those around him in order to better assist addicts and alcoholics in the midst of addiction.

Brandon Burns

Brandon Burns BA

Director of Business Development

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Brandon Burns, BA

Director of Business Development

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Corinne Neises

Corinne Neises BA

Human Resource Director

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Corinne Neises, BA

Human Resource Director

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Clinical Staff

Jason Friesema

Jason Friesema LPC, CACIII

Clinical Director

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Jason Friesema LPC, CACIII

Clinical Director

Jason would, first and foremost, describe himself as a husband and a father of two children. A Colorado native, Jason also enjoys the outdoors particularly backpacking, mountaineering and just breathing the Rocky Mountain air. Professionally, Jason has worked in a variety of modalities as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor (EMDR trauma certified). Notably he has started a successful outpatient practice on numerous occasions. But Jason's heart has always been in walking with individuals and families struggling with addiction to find transformation, healing and freedom from addiction.

Corinne Neises

Dr. Kevin Batterbee DO

Medical Director

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Dr. Kevin Batterbee DO

Medical Director

ComDr. Batterbee is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and a member of the American Osteopathic Association as well as the Colorado Osteopathic Association. He holds medical licenses to practice medicine in Colorado as well as Michigan. Dr. Batterbee is the owner of Mountain View Psychiatry, LLC in Colorado Springs. He is also the Associate Medical Director at Peak View Behavioral Health in Colorado Springs as well as the Medical Director at Southern Peaks RTC in Cañon City.

Tami Romano

Tami Romano BS, CACIII

Program Director

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Tami Romano BS, CACIII

Program Director

Tami's journey in the professional field of addictions began in 2008. She is the Peaks Outpatient Program therapist and coordinator. She has a Bachelors degree in Human Service, a Certified Addictions Counselor level III, EMDR and auricular trained therapist, and is currently working on her Masters in Clinical Mental Health. Her years in this field bring an arry of experiences from working with the addicted person, facilitating family program, and working in the community reaching out to professionals working with substance use disorders.

Tami has over 16 years of personal recovery with a solid 12 step foundaiton; her passion is helping the addicted person and their family find their way into recovery, assisting them with a holistic approach to allow them to find the value in their experiences.

Heidi Kingston

Heidi D. Kingston LCSW, C-CATODSW

Community Outreach

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Heidi D. Kingston LCSW, C-CATODSW

Community Outreach

Heidi Dike Kingston received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and her Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University. She is also a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Social Worker. Ms. Dike Kingston’s past experience includes holding a clinical role at Hazelden Foundation, treating both adolescent and adult patients. She served as a National Community Relations Representative for The Meadows for over seven years and held a clinical role as a Workshops Manager at The Meadows. Ms. Dike Kingston has served as a Social Worker at both Fort Carson and Fort Bragg in the Warrior Transition Battalion and Army Substance Abuse Program. Ms. Dike Kingston recently did Community Outreach work for CeDAR and was inspired by their tremendous contributions the program makes to the Colorado community.

Heidi is most passionate about connecting individuals with the most clinically appropriate services available, be it individual therapy, inpatient care, intervention services or intensives. Peaks Recovery Centers work with a very select group of young adults and strives to be clinically appropriate for the population they serve, making the Peaks programs an ideal fit. Heidi will also be taking on a small, but signifiant clinical role in relation to trauma work here at Peaks Recovery Centers as well.

Katie Burns

Katie Burns

Care Coordinator

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Katie Burns

Care Coordinator

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