Art McLendon Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Art has eleven years of experience in the direct care field, working both with the developmentally disabled and young adults with behavior issues. When he’s not mentoring at Cornerstone, he runs a business as a Sign Artist, selling his works to home decor shops along the New England coast. He likes working with others and encouraging them in their own artistic endeavors. He enjoys surfing, traveling, Mexican food, and spending time with his wife and dog.
Matthew Thomas Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Matt is one of our first Therapeutic Residential Advisors at Cornerstones and has been with us since our inception in 2016. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Management and is a passionate supporter of environmental conservation. Matt enjoys working with young adults, is excited about offering guidance and support in our residences, and always looks forward to any opportunity for outdoor adventures with the clients. Some of Matt’s favorite experiences with our young adults have been camping at the Rangeley Lakes, snowboarding trips to Shawnee Peak, whale watching off the Kennebunkport coast, many climbs of Mt. Major in NH, and exploring Acadia National Park. In his free time Matt enjoys spending quality time with his family, seeing some live music, and exploring our beautiful state.
Celina McMichael Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Celina has her B.S. in Elementary Education and has taught in multiple schools in the surrounding area. Celina is also an experienced certified yoga teacher and has taught locally for over 15 years. Celina has a great passion for health and wellness and role models that well as a mother, resident advisor, and teacher. Celina is an avid athlete/runner who competes regularly in endurance races. Celina is an advocate for environmental awareness and overall physical health and well-being.
Elizabeth Hunter Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Coming from a teaching background, Liz has been working with children and young adults with disabilities in an educational setting for a little over eight years. Deciding to switch things up, she opted to branch out and see where life took her. She is a self-proclaimed nerd with a passion for history, crafting, and costuming, and loves to share that with anyone willing to listen. When she is not engaging in her hobbies she can often be found baking up something delicious.
Sean McKenna Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Sean has worked in residential programs and mental health for nearly 15 years. He has worked as a program manager serving intellectually disabled adults, rehabilitating traumatic brain injury survivors, and supporting children as a BHP. In addition to Cornerstones, he earns part of his living as a professional artist with work curated in multiple galleries across the world. When he’s not working, he’s out hiking, paddle boarding, riding his Harley, and enjoying the outdoors. Sean hopes to use his love and passion for art, along with his certification in Therapeutic Art Coaching to support people in navigating their mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Taryn Capozzi Therapeutic Residential Advisor
Taryn has a zest for life and a passion for supporting young adults in discovering their path in life! She has a Master’s in Education and has worked with young adults in a variety of settings including community college, correctional facility, and recovery center. Tarynis a certified breathwork, yoga and reiki practitioner. She is also an enthusiast of meditation, the great outdoors, travel, and spirituality.