Karen Minx - SAC-IT, AODA Adolescent/ Adult Counselor

Karen Minx

Karen has over 18 years experience in the medical field in a wide variety of positions such as an EMT, an emergency room tech, and a phlebotomist. Just shy of her 40th birthday, and in search of a new realm to provide care, Karen went back to school to become a licensed substance abuse counselor. Karen strongly believes in the Forest County Potawatomi Community and is inspired daily by its perseverance and dedication to recovery.

The northwoods has been Karen’s home her whole life. She and her family love spending time outdoors, especially exploring Lake Superior and tending to the animals on their hobby farm.

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Jennifer Krzmarcik - Adolescent/ Adult Counselor

Jennifer Krzmarcik

While attending college, Jennifer was employed at ATTIC Correctional Services as a community service crew supervisor and an interim case manager for the Diversion Program. Prior to joining the FCP Health & Wellness AODA team, Jennifer worked for North Central Health Care as a crisis tech in the CBRF and Lakeside Recovery medically-monitored 21-day substance abuse treatment program. Jennifer strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives.

Outside of work, Jennifer loves spending time with family, especially her daughter. Along with her love for traveling, Jennifer also enjoys reading, drawing and making arts and crafts.

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Nicholas Bolte - Adolescent/ Adult Counselor

Nicholas Bolte

To fulfill a requirement for his degree at Nicolet Area Technical College, Nicholas was an intern at the Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center AODA department for several months. Upon his graduation in May 2018, Nicholas was hired on as a full-time counselor. Nicholas also has previous work experience with the Vilas County Social Services Department - Economic Support Division.

Nicholas is a lifelong resident of the northwoods and enjoys being an active member of his community. He has been a pitching coach at several area high schools since 2010; he enjoys teaching the game of baseball and the art of pitching to younger generations. Nicholas measures his accomplishments not by wins and losses, but by the success of his student-athletes in the classroom and in their communities — an ideology that he also brings to his clients through counseling.

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