Three Strands is comprised of a world-class team of dedicated professionals who excel in their arenas. Each Team Member has been handpicked to deliver the best care possible to our clients and their families. We call our Team “family” and you will notice this unmistakable characteristic from the moment you begin engaging with us!
Hans Aschinger, President
Hans is a big-hearted entrepreneur focused on being a force for good. He has extensive business experience having started three ventures in a variety of sectors. Hans enjoys the challenge of “impossible” tasks and he is passionate about building elite teams that are able to tackle big problems and come up with creative solutions. He founded Three Stands because he wanted to find a solution for the addiction epidemic plaguing our country. Hans married his high school sweetheart Megan and is often followed around the ranch by his chocolate lab Cooper.
Jamie Nagel, Vice President
Jamie has been an entrepreneur his entire career. At the age of twenty, he started Aztek Fencing and grew it over two decades from a one-truck operation to a multi-crew business. Jamie sold Aztek Fencing in 2015 and started Peak to Peak Transport shortly after that. Jamie has been involved with the Christian ministry Young Life since he was a boy and has been a board member of Young Life Northern Colorado for 14 years. Jamie and his family have been long-time members of Timberline Church. He has a passion for agriculture and the cowboy life and loves to share that with people who have not been able to experience anything like that. Jamie and his wife Heather are the proud parents of three kids named Ashton, Connor, and Logan. His family is highly involved with livestock and showing animals both in 4H and breed shows.
Patrick Hawkins, Program Director
Patrick graduated from the College of St Catherine in Minnesota and is a licensed addiction counselor. He has been treating young men and their families since 1995. Patrick worked at another nationally recognized program for 22 years, in a variety of capacities including clinical director for the 14 years. He is a well-respected member of the addiction treatment and wilderness therapy field. With over a thousand days in the wilderness guiding clients, Patrick has a deep understanding of the power the wilderness can bring to transforming people’s lives.
An active member of his community, Patrick is married and the father of two children. When he is not in the woods guiding clients, at the campus working with them, at a conference learning or teaching, or on the road sharing his enthusiasm for Three Strands, he usually can be found in the blind or in the field chasing ducks or pheasants with his two black labs.
David Petersen, LCSW, LAC, Clinical Director
David's academic credentials were completed in social work (MSW, Colorado State University) and health administration (MHA, Pacific Western University) midway through his 30-year career in mental health. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed addiction counselor (LAC) in the state of Colorado.
Accurate diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment delivery are David's responsibilities in the program in support of patients and collaboration with all staff. Each department of Three Strands' team contributes to the overall productivity and success of each client. Quality of care and emotional safety are high priorities in David's role as Clinical Director.
David's interdisciplinary healthcare experience over three decades has assisted individuals, families, agencies, and organizations through training, counseling, and consultation. David’s life vocation is to help restore lives in the worst of circumstances, with family wellness as a top priority. The current opioid crisis has his attention as a professional speaker, and inspired Dark Horse: A Heroin Memoir authored and published by David in 2018."
Stephen Latture, Business Development Director
Stephen comes to Three Strands with over a decade of experience in the recovery field. His passion for helping professionals, individuals, and families find the care they need is rooted in his personal experience and long-term recovery. A life-long outdoorsman and adventurer, Stephen has found peace and serenity in nature. He is excited about helping others do the same at Three Strands.
Maggie McCutchan, Marketing Manager
Maggie is passionate about marketing, social media, and brand development. She has a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and thrives on supporting businesses, using her creative niche with strategic marketing to help them succeed. Maggie loves to help those in need and wants people to achieve their full potential. As a Colorado native, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and spending time with her family and church community.
Travis Sewell, Food Service + Client Support Manager
Travis has been perfecting his cooking skills with a passion since 1992—inside kitchens and also outside at basecamps and campsites. For the last 30 years, he has taken on leadership roles in training and teaching young people. While teaching and managing the ropes course for Union Public Schools, Travis also owned Crossroads Adventure Company taking youth groups up to Colorado from Tulsa, OK to hike, ride horses, climb, rappel, and raft. He has also worked with other programs such as Boys Town of Missouri, Hillcrest Hospital in Oklahoma City, Shepherd’s Fold Ranch and Vision Quest East Coast Wagon Train where he rode horseback from Pennsylvania to Florida. Travis is passionate about strengthening our clients’ bodies with healthy meals and teaching them how to maintain a nutritious diet.
John Rowe, MSW, LSW, Primary Therapist
John is a licensed social worker (LSW) and certified as an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapist. John received his B.A. in psychology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where he thrived as a whitewater and wilderness guide before entering the forensic field as a jail-based therapist. John attended the Four Corners Master of Social Work program through the University of Denver focusing on advanced clinical practice for native and rural populations.
He has experience providing care in forensic, integrated care, community outpatient, short-term crisis, wilderness, and long-term residential settings while focusing on areas such as prisoner reentry, victims of crime, human trafficking, trauma-informed care, family systems, co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, and program development.
In his free time, you can find him chasing waves in his kayak, competing in ultra-distance races, rock climbing, or testing the patience of his neighbors with a loud guitar. John is working to develop a new non-profit for kitchen workers and has goals to create a community beehive and garden.
Rebecca Melander, RN, Program Nurse
Steve Mills, Ranch Manager