SUPPORTING ALL RECOVERY PATHWAYS

It’s our mission to help people find and maintain recovery from substance misuse through peer relationships and ongoing engagement.


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We are dedicated to serving those in early recovery. We also want to celebrate the 23 million Americans who are in recovery today, providing support and proof that recovery is possible.

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We understand that recovery doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Community and human interaction are key to the recovery journey, which is why we’ve made peer support central to everything we do.

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Our coaching model is person-centered and strengths-based. Each person receives one-on-one services based on their individual needs. No two people are alike, and we extend that philosophy to our recovery coaching.

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We believe that consistent engagement makes a difference. We utilize text messaging, phone calls, our free app and exclusive software to provide personalized and on-demand coaching.

FOUNDING STORY

Recovree was founded by a brother and sister team in early 2017. Their personal journey with substance use disorder led them to work with others passionate about recovery to create new services and tools to support people struggling with this disease.

The limited resources, access challenges and far-reaching stigma restrict people’s abilities to seek out help for addiction. This creates significant problems not only for the individuals experiencing this disease but also for their families and employers.

We believe that one of the key tools to supporting those with substance use disorder is engaging people who are successfully managing their disease. Recovery coaches are people in long-term recovery with certified training to help others find a recovery pathway that works best for them. They provide guidance, empathy and support to people who are seeking recovery. We encourage you to learn more about recovery coaches and the benefits of their services.

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OUR SOLUTIONS

We believe in the power of peer recovery coaches, professionals who are clinically proven to help improve recovery outcomes. We offer recovery coaching services for employers and exclusive software for treatment programs that employ peer recovery coaches.

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for employers

We help employers retain top talent, save money and increase productivity in their workplace through our recovery coaching services. We offer a range of coaching packages to fit the needs of every organization.

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FOR INDIVIDUALS

Our personalized recovery coaching services help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. Individuals can connect one-on-one with a certified coach by text messaging or phone at a time that is convenient for them.

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FREE APP

With the Recovree app, you can complete daily reflections and log experiences to identify challenges and areas of personal growth. The app is designed to improve self-awareness and encourage a more recovery-focused life.

Recovree is effective and economical, particularly compared with an institutional bed or jail cell. It cuts recidivism and helps treatment providers and organizations better manage care and program administration, in part through data available in the software platform.
— Star Tribune
 

OUR TEAM

Recovree represents a team of people who have firsthand experience with substance misuse and are committed to helping people find recovery and thrive. View current employment opportunities here.

 
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MELISSA KJOLSING, CEO

Melissa has extensive experience working with startups leading organizations like MN Cup, the largest statewide startup competition in the country, and Lunar Startups, an incubator managed by American Public Media. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

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LUKE KJOLSING, CHIEF RECOVERY OFFICER

Luke is a U.S. Air Force veteran who studied at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Luke finds energy and joy in helping people with their recovery journey because he personally understands the challenges of addiction. He is a certified peer recovery specialist and former sober house manager. He is also active in the local recovery community including Young Adults in Recovery.

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JENNA PEDERSON, TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

Jenna is a business owner, community builder, and technical entrepreneur with a passion for community and equity-building. She helps entrepreneurs make their product ideas a reality—from starting with an idea and seeing the big picture, to aligning the technical strategy with the business strategy and positioning it for growth. Jenna is a proud co-founder of Hack The Gap, led the Twin Cities Geekettes, and currently serves on the Minnestar Board of Directors.

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nandi tippet, data scientist

Nandi is a graduate of Georgia State University, with a background in Neuroscience, home health care, and mental health advocacy efforts. Nandi will help Recovree track client engagement and outcomes using evidence based behavioral health practices and research methods. Nandi is passionate about exploring art, culture, and cuisine in her free time as integrative, alternative avenues for improving mental health and wellness.

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ANNE WESTMAN, VP OF MARKETING

After graduating from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Anne worked as a microbiologist at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Always interested in business, she decided to change her career trajectory and jumped into a startup. In her most recent role, she was the Executive Director of Sigma Beauty, an international e-commerce business.