Our Crew

The Urban Edge team comprises wilderness therapy, aftercare, and clinical professionals who share the belief that mentorship is a key to young adult success.

How We Got Started

Andrew and Clay met while working for a therapeutic wilderness program in Utah in 2006. They lived together, travelled together, stayed in touch. Fast forward–Andrew and Clay reconnected to start their first young adult program together. Through that experience, they learned a lot. One thing they both saw a need for was a program in the city, where clients would be given the right opportunities to thrive both personally and professionally. They also saw a need for a balance between professional and personal growth that only a city can offer. When gauging where to open up their newest program, Denver is the place that made the most sense. Not only is there nature (and all its glory), but it’s a hub filled with progressive companies, the nation’s top schools and one of the best places in the US for young people to succeed.

Clay Garrett

Clay Garrett

For over 10 years Clay has played a part in guiding young clients along a path of critical thinking and more insightful living. Clay’s behavioral health career emerged when he joined a therapeutic wilderness company in southern UT. In years following, Clay worked as Program Director for a young adult residential facility in WA, and as Director of Development and Programming for a young adult mentoring program in ID.

A naturalist at heart, Clay worked for a dozen years as a zoologist. Field stints included the much of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Peru. Clay also spent a decade in publishing, where he served as director or editor for a number of new media companies.

Clay is an avid writer, illustrator, and fly fisherman.

Favorite Books: The Moral Animal, Moksha, The Territorial Imperative, Lyla, Adrift, Brave New World, Biodiversity, Tropical Nature, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Uncertainty, Supernatural, Science and the Akashic Field, In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, Blood Meridian

Music: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, R. L. Burnside, Thievery Corporation, The Gladiators, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Toots and the Metals, Nora Jones, Beats Antique, Bill Withers, Nomad, Sting, Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, Norton Buffalo Pretty Lights, The Waifs, Cat Stevens, Tom Petty, CCR, Tony Furtado, Nightmares on Wax

Hobbies: Fly fishing, hiking, drawing/painting, fabrication/design, writing, photography.

Quote: The truth may not set you free, but truthfulness will.” – Ken Wilber

Andrew Moskovitz

Andrew Moskovitz

Andrew’s behavioral health interest started in the field.  As a client.  Since his experience in wilderness, he has graduated from UT, travelled across the world, worked in the wilderness therapy field, assisted in psychological research at CU, worked for Children’s Hospital of Colorado in their acute inpatient unit, worked in admissions for a group of adolescent therapeutic programs and finally, co-founded a young adult program in Northern Idaho before returning to Denver to open Urban Edge.

Andrew believes in creating a program where clients have room to fail without feeling like they’ve lost themselves.  That “ownership” understanding infiltrates the Urban Edge model.

“Every person is capable of change. Part of real change is self-discovery. When detrimental issues and life challenges are addressed, personal characteristics are uncovered, revealing an aware, healthy, solution oriented person.”

Books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, East of Eden, The View from The Center of The Universe, Waking Up, Outlander, Catcher in the Rye, Power of Myth, Zen Mind Beginners Mind, Leaves of Grass, A Walk in the Woods

Music: Lettuce, Tycho,  Chopin, Led Zeppelin, Cherub, Beach House, The Drums, Paul Simon, STS9, Sam Bush, Schubert, Railroad Earth, Dumpsta Funk, Two Fresh, Karl Denson, Soulive, Al Green, Emancipator, Capital Cities

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and our pup, Traveling, Climbing, Hiking, Fly fishing, Seeing live music, Skiing, Snowboarding, Cooking

Quote: “Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it).”Thomas L. Friedman

Adam Delp
Program Director

Adam Delp

Adam grew up in the fields, forests, and lakes of Michiana; the mythical borderland between Indiana and Michigan.  At the age of 12, he met the mountains, fell in love, and vowed to return for good. 

Since 2002, Adam has called the Front Range home.  His vocational commitments have included social business incubation in East Africa, social justice advocacy here in Denver, dishwashing in an elder community and being an outdoor educator in the mountains West of Pikes Peak.  More recently, Adam has worked in public health and supportive housing by serving as direct care staff with organizations serving youth in crisis and folks navigating homelessness.

Adam is a diehard Cubs fan (yes, last year was ineffably amazing), cocky ping-pong player, and a “recovering hipster”.  Mythologies, liminal & sacred space, ecotones, and transitions continue to be areas of curiosity for Adam as a lifelong student of the healing arts & sciences.  These words from Richard Rohr have been a guiding light on the path:  “If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.”

Books: Daring to Trust & The Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo, Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser, Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, anything by bell hooks, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss

Music: Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jay-Z, Lady GaGa, Francis & the Lights, Chance, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Head & The Heart, Ryan Adams, 6LACK, Khalid, Noah Gundersen, Pearl Jam, Maggie Rodgers

Hobbies: Debriefing/Deconstructing Films, urban biking, coffee cupping, wandering thrift-shops & bookstores, researching and experiencing dank breakfast burritos

Quote: “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness.  Conviviality is healing.  To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.”
-Wendell Berry

Logistics Director

Nathan Jacobsen

Nathan has been working in the realm of therapy/recovery for 10 years.  After being inspired with his own recovery as a teen, he was determined to continue down the path by helping others. Prior to joining Urban Edge, he worked in wilderness therapy as a Senior field instructor and Transporter.

Coming from a big Utah family with eight siblings, Nathan is no stranger to group living.  He brings his life experience from home to the Urban Edge house, helping everyone respect and honor each other in a shared space.

Books: Be Here Now, The Four Agreements,  The Peaceful Warrior saga, The Tao of Pooh, Te of Piglet, Animal Speak, Leadership and Self Deception, the Alchemist, Earth Speaks, Addictive Thinking, Tao de Ching, Where Ever You Go, There You Are, and all works from Pema Chodron!

Music: Paul Simon, Modest Mouse, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Foyd, Led Zeppelin, Cage the Elephant, A Day to Remember, Daft Punk, Desert Noises, Dirty Heads, Incubus, Jack Johnson, Kings of Leon, Sublime, Black Keys, Phantogram, Eric cCapton, the Beatles, System of a down, Radio Head, Rage Against the Machine.

Hobbies: Just about every board sport you can imagine, hiking, backpacking, and exploring.


“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

– Pema Chodron

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

— George Bernard Shaw

“There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles  and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.”

– Mark Twain

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

— Deepak Chopra

Nick Peterson
Client Services Director

Nick Peterson

Nick is a graduate of Western State Colorado University. He started his working career at summer camps in Pennsylvania (where he grew up), and began his OBH career in 2007, working as a field instructor for a therapeutic wilderness program. From there, Nick dedicated much time and effort to helping Autism Spectrum clients, and subsequently worked with numerous organizations developing recreation programming and day-treatment initiatives.

Nick most recently hails from Asheville, NC. He enjoys traveling and adventure sports such as mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing and skiing. Also a musician, Nick has demonstrated his percussive talents at dozens of venues across the southern U.S. Down time for Nick looks like enjoying time with his dog Duke, rooting for his home teams (Pittsburgh), gardening, and just about any form of creative art.

Primary Therapist

Lisa Lamoreaux, LPC, MA

Lisa’s approach in working with individuals is client-centered, and systemic. She believes every person is the master of their own experience, and her role as therapist is to support clients on their journey as they find answers, and work through issues causing them distress. She also sees individuals as part of a larger system, and believes that often times focusing on the system is  fundamental to fostering effective change.  She specializes in in the treatment of psychological  trauma, and its subsequent issues including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She has extensive experience working with life transitions, attachment issues, family system concerns, and developmental disabilities. Modalities include:  Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Systemic Theory.

Consulting Therapist - Family Workshops - Almuni Travel

Kim Mlinarik, LMHC, CDP

Kim is a licensed mental health counselor and addictions counselor.  She has been working with individuals and families for over 19 years, and has served as the Clinical Director and Therapist for a therapeutic wilderness program, and a young adult transitional program. 

Kim also enjoys exploring different cultures around the world. She guides international trips focused on personal growth and transformation, using the inspiration of the experience as a catalyst for participants to step into their dreams. She is an active hiker, snowboarder and yoga enthusiast, and enjoys camping and the beauty and magic of nature. 

Erin Elisse
Marketing Director

Erin Elisse

Erin has spent the past 8 years in digital marketing.  She promotes Urban Edge through strategy, keeping up the website, blog writing, press releases, emails, webinars, catalog creation, social platforms, networking, partnerships, media inquiries, community building and other business development opportunities.

Erin has her degree in English Literature with a strong emphasis in semiotics.  She is currently working on her first novel.

Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Anything Paul Auster, Tolstoy, Barthes, The Count of Monte Cristo, Written On The Body, Atlas Shrugged, Murakami, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Music: Yann Tiersen, Bibio, Sylvan Esso, Lord Huron, Destroyer, Snakadaktal, Youth Lagoon, Majical Cloudz, Lambchop, Rubblebucket, Moderat, Red House Painters, Sam Amidon, First Aid Kit, Memoryhouse, Sufjan Stevens, Little Wings, Kishi Bashi, Wild Beasts, Chet Faker, STS9

Hobbies: Writing, Traveling, Photography, Gardening, Cooking, Baking, Climbing mountains, Skiing, Snowboarding, X-country skiing, Spending time with my husband and our pup (really #1)

Quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abe Lincoln

Chase Garrett
Digital Marketing Manager

Chase Garrett

Chase has been mentoring young adults in various capacities since early days working as field staff and transporter for a therapeutic wilderness company. Formally schooled in film production and editing, Chase effectively blends his skills and passion for technology and art, with a mentoring style that resonates with clients. Chase spends much of his time in the community building strategic relationships with adjunct mentors.

Chase is an enthusiastic grease monkey and Pro-am Drift Racer. He’s presently building a couple of seriously fast track cars.

Books: Anatomy of Peace, The Four Agreements, Choice Theory, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Knight in Rusty Armor, The Alchemist, The Tao of Pooh

Music: Logic, The Dirty Heads, Wax Tailor, Odesza

Hobbies:  Drifting, Building race cars, Fly fishing, Racing

Quote: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearances, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll