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Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen

President & CEO

Mark earned his international MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Mark has owned and operated his own businesses, and served in executive capacities in the U.S. and overseas. His diverse background includes two years of humanitarian work in Taiwan and Project Manager for a major manufacturing outsource company in Shanghai.

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Mark Hansen

As a Business Analyst, Mark has extensive experience helping companies identify their weaknesses, formulate effective strategies, and implement real change. Searching for an organization where he could make a powerful difference in people’s lives, Mark joined Candeo. In the beginning he provided in-depth business analysis, went on to become Director of Operations, and now serves as president and CEO.

Mark Kastleman

Mark Kastleman

Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Education & Training

Mark Kastleman is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer and author. Mark works with leading brain scientists and psychologists in developing education and training programs used world-wide to help individuals overcome difficult-to-change behaviors.

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Mark Kastleman

Mark has conducted training for professionals across the U.S. and in various parts of the world. His audiences have included top government officials, psychologists and therapists, medical doctors, educators, law enforcement and the military.

Mark is recognized for his writing in the areas of brain science and behavioral change, following in the footsteps of his mentor, world-renowned neuropsychologist, Dr. Page Bailey. Mark has received international acclaim for his extensive work in the field of pornography addiction prevention and recovery. His book The Drug of the New Millennium, The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use is widely cited and utilized by therapists, counselors and clergy.

In addition to his professional background, Mark brings a unique perspective and experience to Candeo through his own 25-year struggle and successful recovery from sexual addiction.

Holley Jeppson

Holley Jeppson

Director of Coaching

For over 18 years, Holley Jeppson has been helping individuals and families overcome difficult-to-change behaviors. Holley began her career as an on-campus counselor for a leading residential treatment center for teens. In addition, Holley and her husband served as foster parents for over 100 troubled teens, helping them successfully transition back to their families and communities.

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Holley Jeppson

Holley is a leader and innovator in the field of long-term recovery support and after-care. Working hand-in-hand with Clinical Psychologists and their clients, Holley teaches psycho-education courses, facilitates recovery groups, and oversees long-term recovery tracking and support. Holley is also the co-author and trainer for a highly effective program that helps couples and families heal damaged relationships.

As Candeo’s Director of Coaching, Holley’s leadership and innovation are crucial to the successful long-term recovery support of individuals across the world. As a counselor, Holley also works with her own private clientele in the areas of behavioral addiction, substance abuse, depression and anxiety, marriage and family issues.

Derrick Hull

Derrick Hull

Director of Neuroscience and Learning Design

Derrick Hull holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University. Derrick’s passion is developing brain-science-based education and learning systems that bring about positive, lasting behavioral change.

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Derrick Hull

Derrick’s work in psychology and neuroscience has lead to innovative research programs at Harvard Medical School’s Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Derrick has also provided consulting services to agencies at Catholic Healthcare West and Intermountain Healthcare.

A dedicated researcher, Derrick has published professional articles on a wide variety of topics including developmental and cognitive neuroscience, learning theory, medical training, and complex systems theory and management. He is a past Editor of Current Issues in Education, and has written several entries on neuroscience for the highly esteemed Greenwood Dictionary of Education.

Vinny Barborka

Vinny Barborka

Client Relations Director; Content Consultant

Vinny brings a unique and powerful perspective to Candeo. For many years he was a leading financial advisor, winning numerous industry awards, until his double life as a codeine and pornography addict became impossible to hide. After losing everything, and with the help of caring professionals, he found the recovery he’d been looking for all his life. Vinny was given a second chance.

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Vinny Barborka

After a “35-year summer vacation,” Vinny returned to college to complete his degree and graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class. Vinny also received the prestigious award for writing the undergraduate paper of the year, and was published in the university’s sociology magazine. Vinny is currently finishing his master’s degree in counseling. He is the co-author of “New Headings: Crossing Boundaries,” a recovery workbook for those in correctional institutions struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors.

Vinny serves in a variety of capacities at Candeo, including client relations, content consulting, and online forum management.

Bernell Christensen

Bernell Christensen

Candeo Co-Founder; Director of Clinical Research

For over 30 years, Dr. Bernell Christensen has dedicated his professional life to the pursuit of his passion for helping individuals, couples, and families overcome difficult challenges and enjoy life more fully. Thousands have looked to Dr. Christensen’s uncommon wisdom, vast experience and remarkably effective solutions to turn their lives and relationships around.

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Bernell Christensen

His broad professional experience includes: over 30 years in private practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Program Director for Developmental Disabilities at regional Children’s Hospital; Director of Therapy for the Maximum Security Prison System in Alaska; Director of Therapeutic Center for Sexual Abuse victims and perpetrators.

As an author and trainer, Dr. Christensen has assisted numerous organizations in the development and delivery of special programs for families. He has traveled the U.S. conducting training for couples and parents in the areas of communication, abuse recovery, and successful family relationships.