About Our Staff

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Introducing the team behind Eastern Tennessee’s premier treatment facility!

Knoxville Recovery Center was founded by members of the recovery community with years of experience working in the addiction treatment field. Through their experience working in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, they discovered that something was missing from the standard model of addiction treatment commonly found in most facilities. What addiction treatment is missing in the modern world is the intimate, compassionate nature that makes recovery possible. Our staff consists of caring individuals who are also experts in their field. When you’re with Knoxville Recovery Center, you’re in good hands.

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Our Staff

Aaron Corby Facility Director

Aaron Corby

Facility Director

Kristyn Bolton Physician Assistant

Kristyn Bolton

Physician Assistant

Kristyn is a board-certified Physician Assistant who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Milligan University in Johnson City, TN. Kristyn has a genuine passion for mental health and believes it is essential for successful long term treatment. She practices every day in loving memory of her older brother, who struggled with drug use and mental health, and hopes to help others facing the same battles. She spends her free time with her husband and two pugs cheering on her alma mater, the Tennessee Volunteers!

Stefanie Allmon Nurse Practitioner

Stefanie Allmon

Nurse Practitioner

Stefanie is a licensed Nurse Practitioner who specializes in addiction medicine. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She earned her master’s degree in Nursing at Lincoln Memorial University becoming a certified Nurse Practitioner. Stefanie’s passion for addiction medicine developed due to the growing number of patients she had cared for over the years struggling with addiction. Stefanie loves hiking and being outdoors. She is an avid animal lover and goes home to her doggo Bella and cat Padimae.

Terry Shaffer Director of Nursing

Terry Shaffer

Director Of Nursing

Terrence Shaffer is the Director of Nursing for Knoxville Recovery Center. Terrence brings 32 years of medical experience working as a paramedic firefighter, flight medic and nurse. Through that late part of his career branched out into addiction and found a home. He uses his experiences throughout his career to provide a positive and safe environment for his clients and staff. Terrence’s future goals are to continue on his Master of Science in Nursing degree and biblical addiction counseling. Terrence enjoys the outdoors, nature, and recently picked up photography.

Elizabeth Barry Clinician

Elizabeth Barry


Liz is originally from New York and holds a Master’s in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. After graduation, Liz completed a year of post-grad service in Nashville, TN. She is a licensed master social worker in Tennessee and is currently under supervision for LCSW licensure. She has previous work experience in community mental health, an ER at a level 1 trauma hospital, NGOs and international humanitarian aid agencies. Liz’s research interests are resilience building and grief healing after suicide loss. Liz enjoys antiquing with Linda and Aiden, being on the party planning committee at work and traveling.

Aiden Chehade Clinician

Aiden Chehade


Aiden grew up in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, before moving to East Tennessee and completing a master’s degree in counseling in 2021 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Aiden holds certification as a National Certified Counselor and is currently completing his post-graduate supervision hours and anticipates LPC/MHSP licensure by mid-2024. Aiden has been working in mental health and human services since 2017 and has experience with substance abuse treatment, pediatric mental health, acute inpatient stabilization, hospice/palliative care, and college counseling. Outside of work, Aiden enjoys music, reading, spending time with friends, and keeping his cat Laika out of trouble.

Kendra Coger Clinician

Kendra Coger


Kendra Coger who is currently working as one of the primary clinicians at KRC. Kendra was raised in a small town where the “Tide Roll” aka Oakman, Alabama. Kendra attended Troy University to pursue her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work which she later pursued her Master’s in Social Work at Alabama A&M University in 2018. Kendra has experience as a case manager, In-home therapist, Child protective services,managed a mental health group home facility, interned with the juvenile justice system, and substance abuse. Kendra plans to continue to advance her career by pursuing her LMSW in 2024 and later pursue her LCSW once she receives all her required supervision. Kendra’s passion is to work with others by being authentic, giving someone a voice that has been neglected, and desire to help them to discover their full potential in life even when they lack the confidence. Kendra desires to live by this quote by Roy T. Bennett which states “Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.”

Wyatt Stephens Clinician

Wyatt Stephens


Wyatt is Therapist from Knoxville, TN and has been working with KRC since July 2023. Wyatt Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2011. Wyatt went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 from Capella University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021. Wyatt has been working in mental health since 2012, and has experience in several areas within the field. Wyatt has a particular passion for working in substance abuse treatment and has been doing so primarily since 2017.

Shawn Yantis Clinician

Shawn Yantis


Shawn is a Pre-Licensed Counselor and expects to complete LPC/MHSP licensure by 2025. He grew up in Northwest Indiana in a small rural community, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications from Purdue University. Shawn went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Education from Lincoln Memorial University. Shawn has been working in mental health and human services since 2009. Shawn has experience as a case manager, substance abuse counselor, and mobile crisis clinician. Shawn believes in person-centered therapy and enjoys teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy concepts. Outside of work, Shawn enjoys playing and watching sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and golf.

Danielle Bodey Clinician

Danielle Bodey


Danielle is a Pre-Licensed Counselor practicing in the Knoxville area as a Clinician in the field of addiction. She grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a bachelor’s in counseling psychology from Maryville College. Danielle went on to complete a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health in 2023 with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Danielle is currently in the first year of Post-graduate Supervision hours and anticipates full licensure by 2025. Danielle started working in the mental health field in 2021 while working on her master’s degree. She has experience working with veterans, individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, individuals with suicidal ideation, crisis prevention/intervention, sexual assault, family counseling, and co-occurring mental health struggles and addiction. Danielle loves to spend her down-time with her family. She recently moved to a 40-acre farm where she has 2 donkeys, 4 pigs, 3 goats, 13 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a lizard. Danielle enjoys being outside either hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, or canoeing.

Samantha Brantley Operations Manager

Samantha Brantley

Operations Manager

Sam spent 13 years in active addiction which included going to treatment multiple times as well as prison. Once I realized recovery was possible and there was light at the end of the tunnel I decided that I wanted to show others that there is life after addiction. I obtained my certificate from the Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to be a peer recovery specialist in 2022. Since obtaining my certification I have made my career working in treatment and recovery. There is nothing more special to me than being able to connect with clients that walk through our door broken and hopeless and to give them hope and watch them leave with a light in their eyes.

Andrianna Satterfield Case Management

Andrianna Satterfield

Case Management

Annie hails from the “Hoosier” state, Indiana, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Creighton University (go Bluejays!) in Omaha, NE, where she began working in an addiction treatment facility. For the following 5 years, Annie gained experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital on a detox unit, and also in providing direct patient care on a geriatric unit. Annie started at KRC as a second shift BHT and was recognized with the opportunity to join case management. Annie enjoys empowering clients in figuring out what is going to be the best individualized aftercare for their success in early recovery. Annie and her husband enjoy visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hiking.

Stephanie Allison Case Management

Stephanie Allison

Case Management

Stephanie is a case manager at Knoxville Recovery Center and is originally from the Chicago area where she was raised the youngest of 11 children. Stephanie finds her passion in sharing her own lived experience of recovery with the fellow addict. Stephanie enjoys empowering clients through her lived experiences, navigating aftercare, and watching clients get excited about their own recovery. Stephanie is currently seeking education in the Social Work field to expand her ability to help people. Stephanie is passionate about interfacing with the criminal justice system and restoring the rights of those in recovery.

Chris Smith Maintenance

Chris Smith


Chris was in active addiction for 20 years before life changing events brought him to sobriety. In so, he learned about the importance of having a solid support network to achieve long term sobriety. By working at KRC he gets the best of both, a solid support network and a career where he gets to help others find their path to long term abstinence.

Shannon Snyder Head Chef

Shannon Snyder

Head Chef

Shannon is a whole-foods enthusiast and nature lover. She believes food is the foundation for recovery so she creates delicious & nourishing meals here at Knoxville Recovery. Her focus is on connecting with people and teaching them to have a healthier relationship with food.

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