Meet Our Team Your Treatment Team at Scottsdale Detox

The Scottsdale Detox Staff

Our caring and compassionate staff will provide a safe, comfortable and private environment for you or your loved one to begin the process of recovery from addiction. Our board-certified medical providers and highly-specialized staff are experienced in addiction recovery services and are able to provide the quickest, most comfortable, and safest detox.

Medical Team

Dr. Michael Vines

Medical Director


Dr. Vines provides more than 25 years of medical and psychiatry practice to Scottsdale Detox as the Medical Director. He has worked in both hospital and addiction settings and is well known for his throrough medical acumen. Dr. Vines graduated from the University of Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine. He then completed his MD Psychiatric Residency Training Program at Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona. Dr. Vines works alongside the 24-hour RN staff and other suite of providers at Scottsdale Detox to provide the best evidence-based detox experience for every unique individual that enters the doors. When he is providing excellent client care, Dr. Vines can be found mountain biking and being active in the beautiful Arizona outdoors.

Alex Spritzer Nurse Practitioner

Alex Spritzer

Nurse Practitioner


Alex Spritzer is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner & ANCB Certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Spritzer obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011 and completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2014 from Grand Canyon University.

Dr. Valery Nkendong

Dr. Valery Nkendong


Valery Nkendong, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, has a wealth of experience in the healthcare industry which has given him a solid foundation to provide client-centered care. Val strives to provide clients with access to high-quality mental health services. Dr. Valery services clients through counseling and medication management. His priority is to get patients actively involved in their treatment plans. Val’s work with clients is critical to their behavioral and overall physical health.

Clinical Team

Brenna Gonzales Clinical Director on Scottsdale Detox

Brenna Gonzales

Clinical Director


Brenna Gonzales is a masters-level clinician with more than a decade in the addiction treatment space. She has been specifically trained in Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, NADA Auricular Acupuncture, EMDR, Post Induction Therapy Trained, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Scottsdale Detox Utilization Review Specialist Kim Benton

Kim Benton

Utilization Review Specialist

Kimberly was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from Davenport University in 2011 with a dual degree in Applied Science with emphasis on Insurance Claims Management and Health Information Technology. Kim comes to The Hope House with over two decades of experience in behavioral health services, with 17 of those years in direct leadership and employee development. She has specialized in Program Development, Program Management, Clinical Quality Management, and Insurance Claims/Authorization Management. When Kim is not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys volunteering her time alongside of the many community-based organizations as part of the ending homelessness initiative “One Story at a Time”.

Client Care Team

Jada Shorty Director of Operations at Scottsdale Detox

Jada Shorty

Executive Director & Compliance

Jada has a passion for helping people struggling with addiction and a strong commitment to leading in behavioral health. Her dedication to improving the lives of others is evident in her work as she strives to provide the best care possible. Jada believes in empowering & mentoring other professionals to ensure they have the skills & knowledge necessary to provide effective treatment.

Scottsdale Detox Admissions Coordinator Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Admissions Coordinator

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Scottsdale Detox Admissions Coordinator Lisa Heath

Lisa Heath

Admissions Coordinator

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Kieran Badgett

Lead Behavioral Health Technician


Kieran is from Nashville, TN who was drawn to Arizona by The Hope House. Throughout her personal journey, Kieran was inspired to work in behavioral health specializing in substance use disorders. Kieran is a Lead Behavioral Health Technician for The Hope House. Her goal is clear and consistent: empowering others and believing in them when they don’t yet believe in themselves. Kieran strives to lead by example and show the clients the benefits of working a solid program. She champions each individual that comes into her world. Having personally experienced the weight of addiction, Kieran works every day to be a pillar of strength for others actively healing.
Scottsdale Detox behavioral health technician Makayla Koach

Makayla Koach

Behavioral Health Technician

Makayla was born and raised in Arizona, she has always had a passion for being there for people as well as helping in anyway she can. She hopes to further her career in behavioral health and become a therapist for people struggling with addiction. Makayla strives to become the helping hand in people’s recovery and be the safe space for those that need it.

Kandyce Miller

Behavioral Health Technician

Hi! My name is Kandyce Miller and I love helping people! I’ve been in behavioral health for 5 years now and a CNA for 2! I love seeing people achieve their goals knowing I was a part of the journey!

Operations Team

The Hope House CEO Quinn McCullough

Quinn McCullough



Quinn was a founding member of The Hope House, and continues to spearhead daily operations & overall direction. He emphasizes an unwavering commitment to providing the highest-level quality of care with an understanding that providing clients with the most opportunity for success is the single most important facet of The Hope House’s mission. Quinn stresses continuing education for The Hope House staff to ensure all clients receive expert care.

Director of Business Development

Seth Miller

Director of Business Development

Seth is the Director of Business Development with 7 years experience. Seth passion for community impact drives him. When not spending time with his wife & four children, he actively engages at church & supports the Ohio State football team. Seth’s unwavering commitment to helping families makes him an invaluable asset to The Hope House and the community.

Megan Stewart Director of Business Development

Megan Stewart

Vice President – Admissions

With a decade of industry experience in the recovery field, Megan is a heartfelt professional known for her skill and dedication in leading our Admissions team and processes.

Since getting sober and having navigated her own struggles in addiction and journey of sobriety, Megan’s involvement in the substance abuse field has been characterized by her commitment and genuine passion for making a positive and lasting impact in the community and lives of those she touches.

Megan loves her work, her dog ‘DAWG’, traveling and spending time with her family.

Content Manager Peyton Gallovich

Peyton Gallovich

Content Manager


Peyton has 10 years experience in the communication industry with the last 3 years in the addiction space. She is dedicated to making complex topics feel easy to understand. At The Hope House, Peyton is focused on empowering individuals and families in finding addiction rehab and fact-based drug and alcohol treatment information.

Recovery is possible. Begin the journey today.