Meet our team at Summit Malibu in beautiful Malibu, California where we have experience in treating drug and alcohol addictions, with great success. We’re with you every step in the process from before and after treatment. Get to know our team below.
Steve Booth, Chief Financial Officer, and Founder
Steven earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Economics. Before helping to co-found Summit Malibu Steven worked in both private and public accounting. Like many others, Steven has seen first hand the destruction that addiction can inflict on family and friends. He has also witnessed the extraordinary changes that can be made when addicts receive the necessary treatment.
Terry O’Rourke, CADC, Group Facilitator
After a successful career in film & tv production, Terry felt it was time to give back. He has been blessed in his life with many gifts and felt it was time to be of service to others. Terry’s mission statement is “I co-create a world of connection and discovery through supporting, facilitating, and loving myself and others.” He graduated from the UCLA Extension Addiction Studies Program In 2018. Terry then became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is also a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator.
Scott Naslund, Lead Clinician Assistant
Scott is a graduate of UCLA and has been working at Summit Malibu since its inception. His experience in recovery has been both challenging and rewarding. The challenge has lied in helping people through the throes of addiction by being supportive. The reward from witnessing people heal through Summit’s therapeutic process and rekindle their fire for life. His passion for learning has helped him realize the importance of helping people and the value of sobriety.
Kendyll Ridgway, Lead Clinician Assistant
Kendyll is a recent psychology graduate from California Lutheran University. She plans to continue her work in the mental health field, focusing on addiction studies. She finds joy in her work and in being able to give back the love, acceptance and strength that she received during her own journey in recovery.
Benjamin Hess, Clinician Assistant
Ben is an LA native, growing up on the hard streets of Chatsworth. He is currently working and is almost finished with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at CSUN. He finds joy in helping out others which he carries out with his work at Summit in hopes of furthering his career in the field
Jeffrey Moreno, Clinician Assistant
Jeffrey is coming up on three years of sobriety in July. He has replaced his old addictions with new ones: exercise and healthy eating. However, he still indulges in his favorite past time, which is a delicious in n out burger. He enjoys helping others who suffer from addiction to find new freedom away from drugs and alcohol.
Jacqueline Kester, B.A., EMT, Clinician Assistant
Jacqueline left her lifelong home in California to earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Virginia. Back to her roots in the golden state, she became an EMT and has hopes of becoming a nurse in the future. She enjoys both thoughtful conversation and light laughter with others, and is grateful for the opportunity to provide support in one’s journey in recovery.
Andrea Brock, Executive Chef
Andrea is a trained chef with an extensive background in catering, baking, restaurants. She has spent the last 15 years as a chef in treatment facilities. Andrea enjoys cooking a variety of different cuisines including vegan, and gluten free dishes.