Who We Are
Karen Johnson, LAC- Owner/Director
Karen graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1991 and began working as an alcohol and drug counselor at Carroll Institute and then Avera St. Lukes Worthmore Treatment Center in Mitchell. She opened Choices Recovery Services LLC in Mitchell in March of 2000 and opened the Sioux Falls office in 2004. She is grateful for her continuous sobriety since May of 1982. She is responsible for supervision of counseling staff and all phases of operation of the facility. She has been an authorized provider for SCRAM (secure continuous remote alcohol monitoring) through Alcohol Monitoring Systems since February of 2006.
Bev Baker - LAC - Clinical Consultant
Bev volunteers her services at Choices. She shares her experience, strength, and hope that recovery is the beginning of a new and better life. She assists in supervising counseling staff and conducts our quality of care reviews. Her prior experience includes primary inpatient counselor at Keystone Treatment Center and outpatient treatment counselor at First Step Counseling. She supervised the adolescent treatment programs at Plankinton and Custer. Bev has been active in her 12-Step recovery since May of 1982 and continues to enjoy her sobriety one day at a time. Bev is a certified CIB-SA instructor.
Susan Wise - Office Manager/Secretary/Receptionist
Susan joined Choices in November 2009 as our secretary/receptionist. She came to Choices with 10 years experience in office management and human resource development. Susan has been in recovery since 2005. Susan has completed SCRAMx training for alcohol and electronic monitoring services provided at Choices.
Molly Pingrey - Addiction Counselor Trainee
Molly joined Choices in July 2016. Molly graduated from the University of South Dakota in May of 2015. She was previously employed with Minnehaha County Detox and the Keystone Outpatient Program. Molly facilitates treatment and aftercare groups, in addition to assessments.
Keely Spoonemore - Addiction Counselor Trainee
Keely joined Choices in August 2016 after completing a summer internship at Choices. She facilitates treatment and aftercare groups.