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.”

“Lisa”

LisaTargeted Case Manager
Lisa assists residents in attaining self-sufficiency through advocacy and identification of resources, services and programs. She enjoys being a part of a successful program that brings hope to those who have a true desire to change. Lisa has spent 15 years working in the community mental health field and another 5 years working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. With both of those opportunities, she has seen the devastating effects that addiction can have on the individual as well as their families and have felt fortunate to be a part of the healing process. Lisa hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a Master’s in Public Health Education.

Kristi

KristiPeer Support Specialist and Director of Women’s House
A former CPR certified nursing assistant, Kristi is uniquely qualified to maintain resident and facility safety while using her own experience in recovery to support and guide the women. She is responsible for facilitating non-clinical groups (daily check-ins, processing, and feedback sessions), resident supervision, and assisting residents in self-care and other living skills. As a mother, Kristi reflects on her experience: “The Ranch taught me how to be a caring, attentive mother today. I am grateful I took the chance to save my own life.”

Stephen

StephenPeer Support Specialist and House Manager
Stephen is a weekend manager at the Liberty Ranch and a technician for the Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center. A navy veteran and a former aerographers mate, Stephen has extensive experience working in mine warfare. He received a War on Terrorism ribbon as well as International Defense ribbon, all while secretly battling a heroin addiction. He eventually surrendered and came into the Ranch where the structure and discipline within a safe and supportive environment helped him to flourish. “This program saved my life. Out of all my previous accomplishments, nothing compares to becoming a graduate of The Liberty Ranch.”

Amanda

AmandaAdministrator
Amanda has an extensive background in human resources, accounts payable and receivable, as well as insurance and billing. 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.” She lives in Shopville, Kentucky with her husband Scott and her kids.