Meet Our Staff & Mental Health Counselors

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Robert "Bob" Williams, Founder and CEO

Bob Williams is the Founder and CEO of Ranch Hands Rescue. After suffering a stroke in 2007, Bob decided to retire from Motorola. After a year of rehabilitation, he decided to start a not-for-profit organization that would save animals and help people.

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Landon Dickeson, MS, LPC, Executive Director

Landon is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on trauma-informed interventions. Landon completed his BS in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University, then pursued his graduate education at...

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Wil Turner,
Executive Administrator of Community Outreach and Business Development

WiL joins the Ranch Hand Rescue and Bobs House of Hope family with an extensive professional background of 20 years in Social and Behavioral Science, Education, Social Philanthropy, Community Leadership and Outreach, Physical, Social...

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Carla O'Hara, MA, LPC
Clinical Director

Carla completed her BA in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University and enjoyed a successful career in the insurance world. She then earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University...

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Kim Robinson, PhD

Dr. Robinson has had the joy and honor of working as a nurse, a licensed professional counselor, and a psychologist. Each of those roles have taught her volumes about human behavior, human limits and strengths, and how each of us are at different...

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Gerardo Blanco, MS, LPC, LMFT-S, RPT

Gerardo is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist with over 18 years experience working with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families in a variety of clinical settings.

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Monique Van Houten, MS, LPC

Monique is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a passion for animal assisted therapy and working with people who have experienced trauma. Monique completed her BA in Psychology at the University of North Texas, where she also...

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Jordan Elizabeth Small, MA, LPC

Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who focuses on working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma. She has a background working with clients that have experienced domestic violence, abuse, bullying...

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Eryn Butler, MS, LPC-A
Supervised by Pedro Blanco, PhD, LPC-S
Therapist

Eryn completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in Counseling from the University of North Texas, then pursued her graduate education at North Texas where she obtained a Masters of Science in...

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Olivia Niedhammer

Olivia serves as a ranch hand at Ranch Hands Rescue Argyle location. She is a college student at NCTC working towards an Animal Science Degree. Olivia grew up around horses and other livestock. She was an FFA Student and took classes in...

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Jack Hailey

This is Jack. He is currently a college student working on getting his degree in criminal justice. His goal is to become a game warden after graduating from UNT. During his free time he enjoys taking his dog to the dog park, fishing, and hanging out...

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Charlavan Cranford,
Executive Assistant

Charlavan joined RHR as the Executive Assistant to Bob, Landon, and the RHR team. She has a long career as an Executive Administrator and is always eager to learn new things. She enjoys helping to make a company and its people successful.

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Jessica Meeks
Resident Assistant

Jessica is currently pursuing a BS in Psychology from the University of North Texas and is on track to graduate with Honors in 2022. She has a background in social services working primarily with dementia patients and their families.

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Preston Gould
Resident Assistant

Preston is currently in the process of obtaining his BA in psychology from the University of North Texas. After graduation, he hopes to attend a graduate or doctoral program in clinical psychology with a focus on trauma and...

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Rachel Martinez, MA
Case Manager

Rachel completed a BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas. She is currently pursuing a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Play Therapy. She believes that play is an important part of life no matter how old you are.

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Ashlyn Locke, BS
Case Manager

Ashlyn graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Science from the University of North Texas. She has experience working with families, individuals, and children in various capacities including in homes, schools...

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Seth Stoll, BA
Case Manager/Advocate

Seth graduated with his BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas (UNT). He strives to promote change in the community around him. Seth has a background in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as...

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Ruth Thunderhawk, BS
Resident Assistant

Ruth Thunderhawk serves as a resident assistant at Bob's House of Hope. Ruth earned her bachelor's of science in human development and family studies with a focus in family and intervention at the University of North Texas.

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Alice Goodrick
Resident Assistant

Alice Goodrick is a Resident Assistant at Bob’s House of Hope. Alice is completing her BS in Music Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. She hopes to do her internship, and later on facilitate music therapy within the scope of trauma, and mental health.

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Alyssa Vaughan
Resident Assistant

Alyssa Vaughan is a resident assistant at Bob’s House of Hope and works to ensure that the residents are cared for in all areas of life. Because of her time of working with the residents, she has come to believe that relationships can be one of the most...