Meet The Team

 

James Benway

Founder and CEO

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James is a retired U.S. Coast Guardsmen, founder and President of SUPVETS and the current Operations Director for Chateau Recovery. Throughout his service he was blessed to be stationed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea,The Coast Guard Cutter Kukui, Group Air Station North Bend Oregon, and Coast Guard Base Honolulu. Throughout his military career James studied and went on to earn a B.A. in management with a focus in entrepreneurship from National University. His Journey into entrepreneurship and the mental health industry is where his passion for supporting Veterans, Military and First Responders grew very quickly. Currently James resides in Heber City, UT with his wife Brittany and their two beautiful kids. Through his journey in the mental health field he began to understand the importance of mental health and the value of having access to quality mental health programs for our heroes. Understanding the importance for supporting our heroes mental health and the gaps associated with them receiving quality care is what motivated James to create the SUPHEROES Foundation. Together with his team of experienced professionals the SUPHEROES Foundation aims to break down the barriers associated with preventing our Veterans, Military, First Responders and their families from receiving the mental health care support they need. 

Danny Warner Board Member

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Danny Warner has a broad range of experience in business operations, identifying and forming strategic alliances and partnerships, shaping future opportunities. Prior to starting Chateau Recovery, Danny served as President of Mediconnect Global and Mediconnect’s offshore operations. He has held a variety of senior leadership positions including Executive Vice President of Business Development for Klever Marketing, Inc., Founder and President of WO Investing, Inc., Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales for PerfectPractice, Director of Business Development for FreePort.com and a strategy consultant with The Monitor Company. In these capacities, Danny delivered significant results and implemented multiple new business initiatives and business turnarounds. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Brigham Young University.

In all of Danny’s experience his favorite has been the opportunities he's had to give back to the community.  Danny lives with his wife and two young boys whom he loves to spend his free time with. He enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer, tennis, skiing and animals. His experience within the mental health industry and passion for others brings amazing support for the SUPHEROES Foundation and its mission. 

Agostino Camello      Board Member

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Agostino is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of 7 years. As someone who understands the difficulties our service men and women face serving our nation, it has become a passion of his to be in service of others. Currently Agostino has found a home at Chateau Recovery and has gained a passion for the mental health industry.  His experience in the Coast Guard and the many hardships he has faced upon transitioning out of the military has allowed him to become a voice of support for our heroes. 

              Ryan Estel                 Board Member

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Ryan Estel is a business owner in Heber City Ut where he owns and operates OG Cafe. Prior to the OG Cafe, he began his first venture as a business owner where he was Chef/Owner at The Old Goat. 

 

Ryan's Father was a Green Beret in the US Army where he was killed in a plane crash in the line of duty in 1981. Ryan was 4 years old. After their loss, his mother moved with him to Palm Springs California where he grew up and attended school K-12. During these years he was introduced to culinary as a young age when his mother remarried Hugh Duffy who was a Chef and on his way to becoming a very influential part of Ryan's life and introduction to the culinary industry. 

 

Ryan was constantly trying to better his career and knowledge, so he made many geographical moves learning food in different regions and cultures throughout the United States. This was definitely his passion and his life and was constantly striving to better his skills. He would eventually end up in Utah where he was a chef at Deer Valley for four years. 

 

Ryan Married April in 2016 and they have 3 daughters. In 2018 they opened up The Old Goat in Heber and realized how much they respect the community in which they operate. Now at the OG Cafe they bring the same enthusiasm and passion and are very happy to be doing what they love. A big part of their happiness and success comes from giving back to the community that has supported them in many ways from charities, to toy drives and free lunches for kids. Ryan feels very blessed to do so being that he also suffered the disease of addiction for many years and with his wife at his side he has remained sober since 2012. It is only through love from his family, friends, and dedication to helping others that Ryan remains alcohol free and is able to give back.

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Thayer Crouse 

Hero Outreach Volunteer

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Thayer is an athlete turned National Outreach Professional pursuing his passion of helping others get treatment for substance abuse, ptsd and trauma. Thayer has spent the last 5 years of his professional life working closely with the First Responder community learning about the unique challenges  they face to overcome the hazards of their profession

As a National Outreach Professional, he is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with departments and agencies while providing valuable  resources for First Responders and their families suffering from PTSD, Trauma, and Substance Abuse.

“Chateau Recovery is a special facility that has created a unique culture for its patients and employees. Thayer is ecstatic to join a committed and passionate team of professionals who all align with the same mission of supporting our veterans, military, first responders and their families with their mental and behavioral health

When he isn’t working, you’ll find Thayer on the golf course , spending time with his family, and spoiling his dogs”

If you need immediate mental health help, call the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255
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