Meet Our Staff
Mary Thielbahr, MAFounder/Director/Psychotherapist
Mary has successfully counseled and turned around the lives of young women for over twenty years. Her specialty areas are emotional problems, alcohol & drug problems, learning disabilities, trauma and sexual abuse.
Mary’s credits include:
- Master’s in marriage, family and child therapy
- Master’s in special education
- Licensed educational psychologist in the state of California
- Licensed marriage and family therapist (ID and CA)
- Credentialed teacher in the state of California
- Credentialed special education teacher in the state of California
- Remedial reading specialist in the state of California
Mike Linderman, MA, LCPCClinical Director and Psychotherapist
I am married with three children and live in Montana. I have been working with troubled teens for over 20 years and specialize in psychology. Over the years I have developed a unique approach allowing me to achieve extraordinary success helping young ladies to turn their lives around. I have a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention. When I am not at Clearview, I enjoy working on my ranch, taking time to watch my children in whatever sport they are in, and living my life to the fullest.
Cynthia NesteHead of Operations
I was born in Pflugerville, Texas, right near Austin. I am a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. Prior to joining the Clearview team, I spent 26 years in North Carolina at the United States Army Special Operations Command Headquarters. My husband and I have 4 grown children, 3 grandchildren, two dogs and two cats. I love animals, woodworking (particularly chinking our log cabin), pottery, and spending time in the great outdoors, particular Montana’s special flavor of great outdoors. I am +5 committed to the Clearview crusade, to the safety and security of your daughter, and to the 12 Rules.
Christine Bonham, MA, LCPC, LPN
I have 20+ years of licensed counseling experience in numerous venues, from community mental health centers to residential and therapeutic boarding schools for children and adolescents. I am a Veteran of the United States Air Force and absolutely love the outdoors, particularly spending time with my husband and 3 teen children hiking, fishing, riding their horses, gardening, exploring new adventures and living life to the fullest. My therapeutic approach is person centric – personalized to the needs of the student/family – being real and honest in a loving and caring way.
Alicia Smith, LPNAssistant Director and Nurse
I was born in Great Falls, Montana and moved to Trout Creek at the age of 6 where I spent the rest of my childhood. I obtained my Licensed Practical Nurse certification at the Knoedler School of Practical Nurse Education in Jefferson, Ohio. I have worked as a nurse in schools, nursing homes, home health and hospice, clinics, and even a little bit of emergency room work. I live in Trout Creek with my two amazing kids, McKenzie and Spencer. I enjoy spending time outdoors.
Jolynn MitchellLicensed Teacher
I was born and raised on my family ranch in rural Montana. I obtained a Bachelors in K-12 education and secondary education from the University of Western Montana. I spent several years teaching in the local Noxon school district before moving to Clearview. My husband and I own a ranch in Noxon and delight in participating in outdoor activities as well as working from our shop. I am an outgoing person and hope to encourage your daughters to also be outgoing and expand their minds with all the new ideas I have, particularly in the areas of art and dance, which will augment their program experience. I am very excited to be able to mentor your daughters in their future life goals. I have also competed in many avenues in the equestrian world through high school and college. I competed in 4-H, Rodeo, O-MOk-See , mounted archery, skijoring, roping, ranch rodeo, team penning and driving.
Christine WoodHead of House Moms
I grew up in Montana and have lived in Idaho and Oregon. I moved back to Montana five years ago. I have always enjoyed helping others get over their obstacles and working at Clearview gives me the chance to help these young girls. My goal is to help the girls feel safe and secure so that they can come to realize they do have a place in society.
Amy SchwierHouse Mom
I moved to Montana from Iowa and love living here. I am happily married with 3 loving children: 2 girls and a boy. I love working at Clearview. Seeing the girls’ faces everyday is a joy, and I love the opportunity to help them learn about themselves.
Amanda YoderHouse Mom
Hi, my name is Amanda. I was raised on a dairy farm in Michigan. I enjoy gardening, hiking, traveling overseas, and spending time with friends! I moved to Montana in 2009, and worked in a bakery for 3 1/2 years. I enjoy being with young people and being at Clearview Horizon has been a fulfilling experience. I love to see the young ladies use what they learn here.
Amy WhiteHouse Mom
My biggest love in life is my family. I am young-at-heart and fun to be around. I will help others before myself and I will definitely put a smile on your face. I love to laugh and make people around me laugh. I’m outgoing and very involved in our local school. I’m willing to try anything new. I am very excited to be working with your daughters and to try to help them in any way I can. Clearview has opened a new page in my life and I am very excited for this experience.
Terrie SweeneyHead of Office
I was born and raised in Hungry Horse, Montana. From there I lived in Minnesota and New Mexico. In 2005, I moved to Noxon/Heron area to help my parents that were getting on in age with their exotic animal rescue. I have 4 wonderful children: Three boys and a girl.
I have worked for Kalispell Regional Hospital and Agapa Home Healthcare taking care of the elderly in their homes. I truly enjoy helping and caring for others young and old. I find it very rewarding. I have also worked with children throughout the years through the Noxon School and the Noxon after-school program teaching the children how to cook. My goal and hope as a house mom is to help your girl to truly find herself and to prepare them to live a self-sufficient, productive and fulfilling life.
Phyllis SellmerHouse Mom
I grew up in California and moved to Idaho in the late ‘70’s where I raised my two daughters and two step-sons. I have been blessed with 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grand daughter. Over the years I have made many trips to the Heron, Montana area for recreation and I always dreamed of moving here. My dream was realized two years ago.
My work backgrounds have been in supervisory and training positions and find the challenge of working with the young women at Clearview Horizon a new and exciting opportunity. I hope to share life skills with these young women that they can carry forward into their future.