Meet Our Staff
Center Director Tracie Hauck is a person in long term recovery since May 2013. Her recovery started when she first came to attend a 12-step meeting at the Turning Point Center of Rutland. Prior to her recovery, Tracie was a Registered Nurse for 29 years locally. She became involved with the center by volunteering and eventually became the Executive Director in June 2015. The Turning Point Center provided a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to grow in her recovery. It is her passion to provide this to all who struggle with substance use disorder. She wants to continue to give away what was so generously given to her. Tracie is the mother of a wonderful daughter who is her pride and joy! She enjoys being outdoors in the mountains and loves sitting around campfires. She also has a wonderful crazy dog named Maggie who is kind of psycho!
Tonya lived in many places throughout the northeast before settling in Rutland in 2015. After struggling with substance use and mental health issues for over 20 years she made the choice to utilize medication-assisted treatment along with community resources offered by her Reach up case manager. Tonya was placed at the Turning Point Center in March 2016 to fulfill a community service requirement which, over time, led to becoming associate director. Being involved with Turning Point has given Tonya a safe place free of judgment to build a foundation for her recovery and life. Through hard work and the support of Turning Point she now has the opportunity to be a strong, independent and positive role model for the two most important people in her life, her children. Together they enjoy traveling to new places close to the ocean, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating and cooking.
Dave has been a person in Recovery for almost 16 years. He moved to Vermont in 2017 and has been a Recovery Coach and Group Facilitator at the Turning Point Center of Rutland since 2018. Dave became aware of Turning Point after hearing about the mission of the Center on a local community radio broadcast.
Before coming to Vermont Dave completed CASAC training in New York State and worked as a counselor in a NYC hospital detox unit serving Harlem and the South Bronx. After certification he returned to school to complete a Bachelor’s in Social Work and Community Services. Prior careers included working in Film and Video production for over 20 years and working in alternative medicine for 12 years.
Dave is also a strict vegetarian, a black belt in Goju-Ryu karate, a motorcycle rider and sidecar enthusiast, and regularly enjoys trap and target shooting.
Mike has been a person in recovery from substance use disorder since November of 2013. He is currently a Recovery Coach at Turning Point as well as Working Fields, a job placement program for people in recovery. Previously he worked with C.O.S.P. (Circle of Secret Parents), helping parents involved with D.C.F. learn skills to better care for their children through the Springfield Parent-Child Center. Mike was born and raised in Vermont and in his free time enjoys hunting, fishing, and being with his five children.