Our Team

Ronald Honn, MS, LAADC

Program Administrator

Hello, My name is Ron and I am an addict in recovery! I am a Southern California native who can personally say the disease of addiction has had a dramatic impact on my life and the lives of those close to me. Fortunately, I was rescued from the depths of my disease and given an opportunity to be a part of something that would dramatically change me in ways I never knew possible. As a result of my own struggles I felt a personal obligation to become a part of the solution rather than maintaining consistency as part of the problem. In conjunction with my personal journey of recovery I returned to school in an effort to be the most efficient and effective instrument of change I could be. As a result I currently hold a MS in Psychology, am licensed as an LAADC, and am a newly appointed adjunct professor at San Bernardino Valley College . I have a passion for working with addicts and alcoholics and absolutely love what I do.

Ashley Phillips, MA, LMFT

Program Director

As a clinician I specialize in Substance Use Disorders with co-occurring disorders. My philosophy is to see the good, seek to understand, and to have unconditional positive regard. I guide clients to see their best selves and have the skills to maintain their core values in all aspect of their lives. As a co-founder of New Origins my personal dream and goal was to provide a different environment for treatment; treating with respect and compassion, individualized to need, and promoting healthy balanced living. I am honored to have partnered with Ron to provide person-centered treatment, teach application of skills, and to invite our clients into the New Origins Family and learn how to live.

Richard Romero, CADC II

Primary Counselor

Hello, my name is Richard. I am an addict in recovery. I was stuck in active addiction for over 15 years. All I knew since adolescence was addiction and the lifestyle surrounding addiction. It seemed all I had to look forward to was jails, institutions, and death. Through the grace of God I was brought to recovery and was taught a new way to live. Since then, I have dedicated my life to help those suffering from the disease of addiction. I have worked in the field of drug and alcohol counseling for over 5 years and I am grateful for the miracles that have taken place in my life. I strive to be a better professional and better person in recovery.

Alfredo Lopez, RADT I

Counseling Intern

My name is Alfredo Lopez, and I myself am a grateful recovering addict. After having spent many years lost in a hole of darkness and insanity, detached from society, I was given a second chance in life. This new way of life is truly a miracle from God through the most loving and caring people of New Origins. My personal transformation being proof, has inspired me to make the same happen to others suffering with the disease of addiction. I have taken the necessary steps to start my career as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and will delightfully continue my journey with New Origins. Utilizing my skills and knowledge I will provide the care and support for our patients as well as the life skills necessary to cope with a new way of life.

John Bauer

Operations Manager

My name is John Bauer and I am an addict in recovery. I spent years in the depths of addiction, imprisoned in my own mind, trying to fight my way out of it, and could never find a solution. It affected my life tremendously and the people around me as well. Until I chose to surrender and change my life. Now I have a completely different outlook on life. I reached out and asked for help and I learned how to live in the solution not the problem. My passion in life is to now reach my hand out and help others who are suffering just as I was, and show them it is possible to recover and they don't have to suffer anymore. I am an optimistic, grateful, responsible, and productive member of society today. Working with New Origins is a blessing. Nothing in life makes me happier then getting to work with whole hearted people who want to change lives, and being a part of their team, that helps them achieve those goals. The heart of every co-worker is in the right place and it shows everyday. I am honored to be apart of the team at New Origins and to help guide the clients into finding a better way to live.

Phillip Rollins

Counseling Staff

Throughout my life, I’ve become all too familiar with the severe internal and external consequences of addiction. As a recovering addict, I found peace, solution and a desire to inspire and support those in their journey of recovery. I aspire to be a life long student, continuing to refine my knowledge and abilities. I chose to work at New Origins based on the unique, caring and professional approach continually expressed at every level. Working in this field has added immense depth to my life that I’m truly grateful for. I look forward to working with the individuals that see fit to allow us the opportunity to do so.

James Perisits


Hey, My name is James and i am a recovering addict. For years I was going through life hopeless, without direction, and broken. It was when I was given the gift of desperation I was able to admit I had a problem and needed help. I possessed many skills but failed to apply them properly and I can proudly say today I can make a difference. Not only do I get to be a husband, a loving father, a brother, a son, an uncle, and a friend. I get to be a service to the community. I am truly blessed to live a clean life with purpose today and for that i am truly grateful.

Riley Kain


Hello, my name is Riley. I spent my early career in Seattle working for a number of different companies in sales. After getting sober in 2017, I decided to go back to school to become a substance abuse counselor. My passion for my own recovery coupled with my dedication to helping others makes me a vital member of the New Origins Team.

Kirk Davis

Counseling Staff

Hello, my name is Kirk, of far too long I lived in the grip of a disease that I did not understand. No matter how hard I tried, I could never pull myself out of the chaos and despair that I continued to create. I spent years going in circles before getting rescued. I was thankfully placed amongst people who truly cared and were willing to take the time necessary to meet me at my level and show me the way out. This experience inspired me to help others find the solace that I have found through my journey of recovery. To accomplish this I returned to school, an option I never considered available to someone like me, and began working towards my associates degree in human services with a certificate in drug and alcohol studies. Through this process I have acquired a new-found love for knowledge, and have no intention of stopping here. I am honored to be a part of New Origins, where I have the opportunity to use this knowledge, combined with my hard-won experience, to be an advocate for anyone seeking a way out.

Kaitlyn Bentley, MA, LMFT


As a clinician, I love working alongside clients as they discover their inner reserves of courage while learning to go through emotional pain, rather than around it. I take a highly strengths-based, compassionate approach while incorporating practical skills to aid in recovery. I also incorporate values-oriented techniques into treatment, encouraging clients to explore the qualities that make them unique human beings. I have experience working with substance use and co-occurring disorders, and am truly honored to serve the clients here at New Origins.

Cody Gregg

Business Development

Hello, my name is Cody and I’m an addict in recovery. I struggled personally with addiction to multiple substances and after multiple failed attempts finally surrendered completely. Through surrendering completely and the help of the staff at New Origins, I was able to learn a different way of life. Being an alumni of the program I find true, pure, happiness in being able to give so freely what was given to me and show other men a different way of life.

Erin Engstrom


In my clinical work, I have the privilege of joining with clients as they explore the deeper root causes of addiction. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, I focus on guiding clients toward understanding how their thoughts and emotions impact their behavior. It has been my experience that understanding the "why" and the "how" of our behavior is critical in changing painful and destructive patterns. Through my work as a therapist I have the chance to offer empathy and understanding, as well as practical solutions. I feel genuine pride and joy in witnessing clients grow through their work at New Origins, learning that they are deserving of the care, compassion, and support offered to them.

Larry Vaughn

Business Development

Hi my name is Larry, a RADT and grateful recovering addict and alcoholic, My sobriety date is 7/19/2010, My addiction has taken me to places I wish I have never been but since I have been sober my life has been amazing. I have been working in treatment for 7 years. I've been a driver, house manager, detox technician, aftercare coordinator and now business development. I'm also a loving husband, father of five kids and one grand baby, they are the most important thing that has ever happened to me, and because of treatment and working the 12 steps I am part of their lives. I love my job and helping people get clean and sober I'm very hands on sharing my strength and hope to my brothers and sisters and it's an honor to be part of this amazing team here at New Origins.

Kory Young

Peer Support

My name is Kory Young, and I was a struggling addict for many of my teen and young adult years. I lived in the despair and hopelessness that is addiction. After a lot of work and effort on myself I acquired clean time and turned my life around in a 180. I fortunately get to spread the good message of sobriety as a staff member. Nothing makes me more happy than to see someone aspiring to have the gift of recovery, and get their life back. Being there for the clients, making them laugh, and setting a good example is a passion that I love dearly. Everyday I get to share my message of hope, and see miracles happen and it’s truly a blessing.

Keenan Wieser

Peer Support

Hi, my name is Keenan and I am an addict in recovery. Due to the combination of recovery, New Origins and the love that is so freely given in this life I am no longer lost. I’ve found my purpose, to help others in any way possible. Looking back, I realize all I ever needed was to give myself a chance and to allow somebody to believe in me. It has been very hard yet well worth the struggle. What I’ve earned cannot be bought. My hope is that my prayers are answered, and I get the opportunity to help other addicts in recovery and believe in them like people believed in me. Sincerely a fellow addict.

"When the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than our fear of change we will surely let go"

NA It Works How and Why pg. 64

Our Location

New Origins

101 E Redlands Blvd,,

Suite 200,

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone. 855-984-1788

Fax. 909-335-2804

Email. Ronald.honn@neworigins.org

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