Katia Nikitina, MSW, is on the founding team at Antelope Recovery working on clinical program development and group facilitation. She has nearly a decade of experience in the healthcare field, and spent the last five years serving in management positions at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center. During her time at Fire Mountain, Katia helped hundreds of young people improve their interpersonal relationships, cultivate coping skills, and find their paths. Supporting youth in experiencing moments of epiphany and self-actualization has been among her most cherished professional accomplishments. Katia moved to Boulder County from Russia in 1998 and takes great pride in continuing to serve teens in her home community. In recent years she has joined her father in training and competing in Olympic Air Pistol events. In her free time, Katia enjoys paddle boarding, sunny days, cooking meals with her mother, and caring for her plant and animal companions.