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Our Team

Juniper Lusk Milieu Manager
  • Juniper LuskMilieu Manager

    Juniper has been with Cliffside since 2017 and has worked in the field of drug and alcohol treatment for over 15 years. As Milieu Manager, Juniper works to maintain a positive therapeutic setting in which clients with substance use disorder feel safe enough to learn healthy interpersonal boundaries and behaviors. Her passion is being of service to people suffering from addiction. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, playing disk golf, and enjoying all the activities Southern California has to offer.

David Vaknin Facilities Manager
  • David VakninAdmissions Coordinator
Dane Fisher CADC-I - Manager of Client Operations
  • Dane FisherExecutive Director of Operations

    Dane has worked at Cliffside since October of 2014. Dane completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. Dane is a certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC-I) and oversees several departments responsible for client care including nursing, residential advising, and aftercare and alumni coordination. Dane is an avid traveler and enjoys taking Japanese language classes in his free time.

Peter Hoang Admissions Coordinator
  • Peter HoangAdmissions Coordinator

    Peter is a Marine Corps veteran who’s worked in the treatment field since 2014 in a variety of capacities. He’s now a dedicated member of Cliffside’s admissions team who loves helping families and individuals overcome the challenges of addiction. Peter is also a Game of Thrones superfan who enjoys snowboarding, off-roading and traveling in his spare time.

Shannon Powell Admissions Coordinator
  • Shannon PowellDirector of Admissions

    Shannon has been working in the treatment field since 2012 and now manages Cliffside’s admissions team. While Shannon devotes much of her energy to her work at Cliffside, she likes to travel in her free time. She loves keeping in touch with Cliffside alumni and getting updates on how well they’re doing! It reminds her how important the work we do here is!

Brenna Nelson Admissions Assistant
  • Brenna NelsonAdmissions Assistant

    Brenna has worked at Cliffside for over four years. Brenna has experience working in both the operations and admissions departments. Brenna came to work in the treatment field because she loves helping others transform their lives and re-establish relationships with their families. In her free time she enjoys photography, traveling and spending time with her family.

Dan Csolak Hospitality Manager
  • Dan CsolakHospitality Manager

    Daniel came to Cliffside with 10 years of experience in restaurant and hospitality management. Daniel is a graduate of Missouri State University who found his way to Los Angeles pursuing a career as a writer. Fortunately for Cliffside, Daniel also has a passion for helping others which brought him to work in the treatment field. Daniel oversees Cliffside’s kitchens and housekeeping department. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and skiing – especially in the Lake Tahoe area.