Meet Our Staff
Mary Thielbahr, MAFounder
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
Beth Loyd MS, LCPC, NCCClinical Director and TBRI Educator
I was born in Sandpoint, Idaho and grew up in northwestern Montana. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University and went on to achieve my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Grief, Trauma, and Crisis from Northwest Nazarene University. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2014, and became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Trained Practitioner in 2015, and a TBRI® Educator in 2016. I have experience working with diverse populations including at-risk youth and adolescents in residential treatment facilities and specialize in working with children from hard places, including foster and adoptive children. I use a person-centered approach and have experience using play therapy techniques with children, adults, and families when appropriate. I am currently being trained in Neurofeedback to become a Biofeedback Certified International Alliance (BCIA) certified clinician. I am a big believer in God and His design for human relationships. My husband and I are parents to two beautiful girls and we enjoy active lifestyles. I especially enjoy time spent playing softball or snowmobiling, playing with my daughters and watching as they learn new skills and develop individual personalities – growing into strong young ladies. I look forward to incorporating Neurofeedback with the students, and utilizing TBRI with the staff and students at Clearview and seeing the transformations unfold.
Mike Linderman, MA, LCPCParent Coach and Equine Assisted 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 NesteCompliance Officer
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.
Cyndi Gerstenberger, Registered Nurse, BSNNursing Team Administrator
I have been working in the medical field since 1995; beginning my journey as a Medical Assistant, LPN, and now an RN BSN. I have worked in numerous medical environments, including Clinics, Women’s Health, Urology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Home Health, the Medical/Surgical unit, OB, Occupational Health, and Infection Control. I have also taught two semesters of college for the Nursing Program at North Idaho College. I have been working with therapeutic programs for the past seven years and I have a great passion for the youth. I have raised four beautiful children who are now all grown. I love new adventures in the great outdoors, playing my guitar for the worship team at my local church, and participating in the dramas that are performed for the Clark Fork community. I also have a great passion for animals, art, writing music, and learning new things. Most important of all is my relationship with Jesus Christ. My love for children, teaching, music, and wildlife makes a perfect fit here at Clearview.
Amy SchwierFood and Nutrition Coach
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.
Amy WhiteActivities Coordinator
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.
Kelly Thielbahr, E-RYTHealth and Wellness Coordinator
I was born in Sandpoint, Idaho skiing the slopes of Schweitzer and the waters of Lake Pend Oreille. I have a degree in Health Promotion and Education, with an emphasis in nutrition from the University of Utah. I have worked as a health and wellness coordinator for the American Cancer Society, WIC, Harvard Children’s Hospital, and Bob Dole’s Health and Wellness Expo. I am E-YRT certified as a Yoga educator and instructor and have recently taught at Gonzaga University. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and have been blessed with two beautiful children that are teenagers today. I am the most proud of my family. I am a big believer in the mind-body connection and the medicinal power of food. My favorite things to do are practice yoga, wake surfing with my kids, and traveling with my husband. In my spare time, I like to watch my kids playing sports and hearing their laughter around the dinner table. I enjoy connecting with the students at Clearview and sharing my passions for health and wellness.
Paula RiggsDirector of Admissions
Paula L. Riggs has spent more than 20 years working with at risk youth and families in multiple environments. She is an experienced Admissions Counselor and Director in therapeutic middle schools, high schools, as well young adult treatment facilities and Outdoor Wilderness programs.
Paula’s patience and true concern stem from real-life experience identifying and articulating specific therapeutic needs of struggling youth and adults. Her passion is working with families in crisis, directly with parents, adolescents and young adults, helping them heal their lives. Paula’s return is reuniting families and being instrumental in restoring health and abundance to their lives. She describes her work as living in a life raft pulling families in, rowing safely to the appropriate shore.
Paula is the proud mother of two grown boys one in the Coast Guard the other a IT support supervisor, anytime she gets to spend with them is cherished. She spends her free time with friends and family hiking or riding her horses, always with a phone strapped to the saddle, never too busy for a family in need.
Jason W. ThielbahrHead of Schools
I was born in Santa Monica, California. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College where I was an All-American baseball player. I went on to earn my MBA from the University of California, San Diego, Rady School of Management. Prior to joining Clearview Horizon, I worked for over 20+ years in the hotel industry, mostly in digital marketing, distribution and revenue management disciplines, with major brands such as Hilton, Starwood, IHG and Red Lion Hotels. My favorite things to do are read David McCullough biographies (Truman and 1776 are just must-reads), go boating with my wife (of course, she is the captain), coach baseball, watch my kids do anything, and travel anywhere with my wife. I absolutely love to travel. My favorite place on the planet is Hong Kong and I am dying to take my family there. I am a big believer in the power of Christ and my faith in His inspirational path of purpose for me. I start my morning with many Thankfuls and Gratefuls. I am the most proud of my wife and her ability to put up with me. I lean heavily on my ability to get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off of the bus and the right people with a mission driven mindset in the right spots. In my spare time, I like to play with spreadsheets and see if I can single handedly make Microsoft Word obsolete. If you can do it in Excel, why would you ever need Word? I enjoy connecting with adolescents and sharing my optimism for life and the Truth.