Our Staff

Larry Luttrell

Larry LuttrellFounder

Originally from Casey County, Larry began his training in structured sober living management in Los Angeles in 1990 with Jerry Polcaro, PhD at New Life House and then later with Robert Mellan, PhD at Liberty House. Larry has gained competencies in running nonclinical processing and feedback groups as well as implementing the Gorski Method of Relapse Prevention within the structure of his sober livings, resulting in remarkably lower relapse rates. Known for his uncanny intuition, extraordinary skills in breaking behavior apart, and over 28 years of experience working with addicted populations and their families, Larry has carved out an unbeatable reputation in the recovery community. Since opening multiple sober livings, a detox program, as well as an outpatient program, Larry has continued to work alongside many professionals in the field including James Woods, PhD of Promises Treatment Center and Bernard McInerny, PhD. and Romana Zvereva, M.D. of Betty Ford Treatment Center. Considered an expert in the field, Larry has paved the way for many other professionals to utilize structured sober living programs as effective long term treatment options for drug addicts and alcoholics. His revolutionary methods for implementing practical application of the 12 steps within the structure are innovative and have been replicated across the country.

Brandy, M.Ed, LPCC, NCC, LCADC

Brandy, M.Ed, LPCC, NCC, LCADCClinical Program Director
Brandy N. Corder is the Clinical Program Director at Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development, and is a Licensed Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Hand selected by Larry for her ability to integrate psychotherapy with standardized substance abuse treatment, Brandy has demonstrated superior performances in creating specialized treatment plans that are tailored to the needs of each client. With an orientation based in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivation interviewing, and reality-choice therapy, Brandy runs clinical groups and provides one on one counseling to clients at the Rehabilitation Center. Her experience has taken her to community based mental health services, substance abuse residential and outpatient treatment, and crisis services. Brandy is in recovery and has been for eight years.

Maggie

MaggieDirector of Operation
Maggie is the Director of Operations and oversees management at the men’s and women’s facilities at The Liberty Ranch. Working closely with Larry, Maggie is responsible for ensuring each facility is maintaining Ranch protocol, providing training and supervision to staff, implementing policy changes, and strengthening communication between sober livings and the rehabilitation center. Originally from Liberty, Kentucky, Maggie is a graduate of the women’s program and began working as an admission coordinator. Through her dedication to helping others, her leadership skills, and her understanding of the philosophy behind the structure, Maggie was quickly promoted. Says Maggie, “My life was completely miserable before I got here: in and out of rehab, in states custody and constantly battling with the court system. Now getting to watch these women come in broken and begin to turn their lives around, just as I did, is an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

Ben, M.A.

Ben, M.A.Director of Admissions
Ben oversees the intake and admission process for all incoming residents entering The Liberty Ranch. He helps residents and their families set up medical detoxification, intervention, and transportation. Previously, Ben assisted in the Healthy Living Advocacy Program on skid row in downtown Los Angeles by facilitating admission and counseling of homeless drug addicts and alcoholics. He also volunteers at The Trevor Project, providing crises prevention and counseling for suicidal youth struggling with a wide range of mental health issues. Ben holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.

“Katie

KatieResidential Manager and Technician

Katie is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and a resident manager at the Liberty Ranch and a technician at the Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center. Katie is responsible for supervising the residents and supporting Kristi and Carissa in implementing the structure. She is also responsible for driving residents to and from appointments as well as to their therapy sessions at Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation center. Having gone to school for culinary arts and hospitality management, Katie is dedicated to keeping the Ranch an environment that is safe, supportive, and geared toward helping the women change.

“Loretta”

LorettaWeekend Manager
Originally from Casey County, Loretta works as the weekend manager at the Women’s House. Loretta found sobriety through the help of her brother Larry, became a graduate of the Ranch, and has been working at the women’s house for the past 8 years. Most known for her compassion and her designated role as “house mom,” Loretta is a seasoned manager who provides guidance and expertise not only to the residents but to the staff as well. “I enjoy passing along my experience, strength, and hope to everyone at The Liberty Ranch, and over the years helping countless women find sobriety, safety, and happiness.”

“Carissa

Carissa, N.C.M.A.Residential Manager

Carissa is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and a resident manager at the Liberty Ranch for Women. Carissa is a nationally certified medical assistant with extensive experience working with doctors, lab technicians, and patients. Carissa is responsible for supporting Kristi in implementing the structure of the house, maintaining an open line of communication between staff and family members, updating resident charts, and assisting Kristi in facilitating non-clinical groups. Carissa fell victim to addiction and struggled for years until she came to the Ranch. “Going to The Ranch was the best decision I have ever made, my entire life has changed. The Ranch has given me the tools to lead a life full of purpose. I get to keep what I have been given by helping other women in their own recovery, which is the best feeling in the world.”

“Andy”

AndyHouse Manager
Andy is a manager of the liberty house where he oversees the day-to-day life of the residents. Andy found himself at the Liberty Ranch after years of trying and failing to get sober on his own, and 11 months later he has finally been able to work against the character defects that kept him emotionally devastated and unemployable for so many years. Say’s Andy, “The Liberty Ranch has shown me how to live a happy and productive life in sobriety. I now have the chance to manage the house that saved my life, and I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to give back what was so freely given to me.”

Dustin

DustinHouse Manager
Dustin is a house manager at the Liberty Ranch where he oversees day-to-day life of the residents. Originally from a small town in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Dustin was introduced to the Liberty Ranch in October 2012, when he made the commitment to get sober after 10 years of alcohol and substance abuse. Through the support of the staff, he gained hope and a second chance at life. Say’s Dustin, “Now, I am blessed with the opportunity to help out fellow alcoholics, by managing at the house that saved my life. It is truly amazing to see what this program has done for my life, and I hope to be able to pass that on to someone else.”

Amanda

AmandaAdministrative Assistant
Originally from Somerset, Kentucky, Amanda Burdine is the Administrative Assistant at the Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center. She lives in Shopville, Kentucky with her husband Scott and her kids, Sarah, Cameron, Addison, Amber and Ashley. She is an avid hunter and enjoys camping, four-wheeling, traveling and spending time with her family. Amanda has an extensive background in human resources, accounts payable and receivable, as well as insurance and billing. As the daughter of an addicted mother, she understands the pain, frustration, and need for families to help their loved ones overcome the disease. Amanda reflects, “I know what it’s like to want that person back to how they used to be before the addiction took hold. I am excited to be a part of the Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center to help families make that dream come true.”

April

AprilAdministrator
April is the Administrator at Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center. She lives in Somerset, KY with her husband and three children. April’s son serves in the United States Army and she considers them a “proud army family” Before working for the Ranch, April owned her own business, helping women with breast cancer by providing breast prosthetics and wigs while they were going through chemotherapy. She feels she gets to continue that journey here at LRRC helping the residents heal through their recovery from addiction. April says “It’s a journey I’ve traveled with members from my own family, while not an easy one, its provided so much change and growth. I take pride in coming to work every day and making a difference in the lives of the men and women here.”