Residential Staff

Nick Vejvoda

Position: Program Director
Nick received his BS with a focus on Human Biology from Michigan State University. During this time, he worked at a resort in Northern Michigan as a professional ski and snowboard instructor and also in Big Sky, Montana where he specialized as a freestyle ski coach. His love for adventure and the outdoors coupled with zeal toward hospitality has brought him to pursue various interests including SCUBA/freediving, mountain biking, and many other outdoor activities. For nearly five years Nick worked at an outdoor behavioral health program on the Big Island of Hawaii. He began as a program guide and shifted his focus to training the next generation of guides as a supervisor. He eventually transitioned to the role of Adolescent Program Manager, helping oversee daily operations and working closely with his Field Manager team. He has a passion for whole-person wellness and its clinical implications and sees nature as a creative canvas that helps motivate others to realize their potential. Nick spent his childhood in the Czech Republic and learned to ski from a young age while visiting his grandparents in Switzerland. He fell in love with the mountains and nature, and realized that he wanted to find a way to inspire others in an outdoor setting. He is glad to use his passion for working with students through teaching and creating magical moments through the Chrysalis adventure program.

Nick Vejvoda

Program Director

Jordan Daughton

Position: Horse House Manager

Jordan was born and raised in San Diego, California. She had been coming to Montana since she was 6 years old, spending the summers with her grandparents in Kalispell. When she turned 18 she officially moved to Montana. Jordan went to college to study psychology, and got a job at Kalispell Regional Medical Center as a CNA. She worked with the elderly and worked in the PICU. These positions are where Jordan realized her passion to help others, and she remained at the hospital for nearly five years

Jordan moved to Eureka with her husband, and has been working at Chrysalis for two years. She started as part time residential staff, and is currently the Residential Manager at Horse House. Jordan loves the work at Chrysalis, and has a passion for watching our students grow and flourish while learning about who they are as young women. She considers every day a new adventure. In her time off she Ioves to hike, camp, swim in beautiful Glacier National Park, and help with her husband’s construction business.

Jordan Daughton

Horse House Manager

Sara Dunn

Position: Cottage Manager

Sara was born in Colorado, but moved to Montana at the age of 5. She grew up in a log home built by her parents and learned to love exploring through the mountains and trees. Sara has experienced a lot in spite of the seclusion. Everything from traveling to many countries with Youth with a Mission (both as a student and a staff) to raising 4 kids while working full time. Throughout her adult life, Sara has had the opportunity to work voluntarily with youth and found joy doing so. Though she has owned and started many businesses and worked several managerial jobs, working with youth was the one thing she truly enjoyed doing When Sara started at Chrysalis in April 2015, she felt she had finally found a place where she could do the thing she loved and be able to raise her kids doing it. Working as Residential Supervisor at Horse House lets her share her gifts with the students and the staff. “There is nothing better than those quiet moments of connection with a student in need. Coming away from conversations truly feeling like you made a difference, however small, is the reason I am here” Sara enjoys cooking for both her family and her family at Chrysalis. She believes that a great meal is a perfect way to connect and let the stress of the day go. She also loves to paper craft and has shared it with the students in both a class setting and just a fun thing to do. Sara enjoys camping and swimming in the beautiful surroundings. She counts it a blessing to be a part of the Chrysalis Family

Sara Dunn

Cottage Manager

Bob Coffman

Position: Head Chef
Bob has over 30 years of culinary experience, and has been the head chef at Chrysalis for more than six years. He graduated from Western Culinary School in Portland in 1998. He has worked in the restaurant business, but has found his years at Chrysalis to be one of his best employment experiences. He is thankful for the platform to connect and serve the Chrysalis families through delicious, healthy meals. He especially values the connection of food, family, and service.
Bob is the proud father of two daughters, and he is a passionate cyclist. You can often find him biking to work year-round.

Bob Coffman

Head Chef

Melissa Lynch

Position: Milestones Program Manager

Melissa (Missy) brings fifteen years of mentoring youth – and the staff that supports them — to her role as Residential Manager of Transition House. She holds the young women enrolled at Transition House to high standards, as she knows them to be fully capable of meeting those standards. Her deepest joy is to lead a program that is helping these young women recognize their irreplaceable value to their families and to society.

After college, Missy ran a residential program in Massachusetts for fourteen girls in the state’s foster-care system, a position that required her to ensure the safety of both children and staff. She was also program director for a camp in Massachusetts, directly overseeing the special-needs campers, as well as director of a recreational program in Maryland serving adults and youth with medical and developmental differences.

In her free time Missy enjoys being with family and friends, biking, and traveling.

Melissa Lynch

Milestones Program Manager

Tera Threewit

Position: Lake House Manager
Tera happened upon Eureka after a fortunate series of events. She comes to us from her hometown of Santa Cruz, CA after raising her three children in the redwood forests and on Pacific shores. She found success for 22 years as a Massage Therapist in private practice until a serious illness caused a deep life change that brought her to Montana to heal with the slower pace of life, the beauty of the big open skies, and the joy of seeing bountiful wildlife.
Tera has worked at Chrysalis in many capacities over the last 2.5 years and has recently become the Residential Manager of Lake House. Tera’s goal for the house is to provide a safe, fun, and functional home-away-from-home where our girls and families can push the re-set button to continue a journey toward better mental health, better family relationships, and a deeper understanding to the story of their life. The therapeutic, academic, adventure, and residential staff all play essential roles in the unfolding and blossoming of our girls during their stay at Chrysalis.
Tera’s approach to life is one of loving connection, meaningful conversation, and a deep dive into the things that block us from living a full, fearless, adventurous, and healthy life. She thinks of herself as an observant leader who is fair and firm, while being empathetic and patient. You can find Tera with her dog, Lilah, on campus and in the house on a daily basis while her two horses and two cats hold down the fort at home.

Tera Threewit

Lake House Manager

Kyle Lefler

Position: Adventure Manager
Kyle was born and raised in the mountains of Western Maryland. Her parents taught her to love the natural world and she spent her childhood exploring by foot, bike and canoe. An avid reader & writer her whole life, Kyle received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington in VA, studying English with a concentration in Poetry. Following graduation, she began her journey in direct care, working with unhoused women and children in the Metro DC area.
Kyle moved to Montana in 2014 to pursue her childhood dream of working at summer camp year-round, serving as the Retreat Host, Program Director, and eventually, Associate Director at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Lakeside.  At FLBC, Kyle grew in her love for hospitality, outdoor education, creative program management and leadership of young people. Along the way, Kyle hosted several Mother Daughter retreats for Chrysalis (at FLBC!), and her curiosity for and interest in therapeutic care grew.
Kyle moved on from FLBC in 2020, and began her journey at Chrysalis, serving on the adventure team. She is passionate about getting students outside and empowering them to be their truest selves through challenging and fulfilling experiences on trail. She loves learning from and alongside Chrysalis students and her fellow staff.
Away from work, Kyle takes full advantage of the landscape of NW Montana, spending her days biking, hiking, running, skiing and swimming.

Kyle Lefler

Adventure Manager