Our Story

Learn about our founders, our team and our mission.

We wanted to help more people. We were troubled when anxiety sufferers couldn’t schedule appointments due to a shortage of psychologists and therapists that provide the treatment that really works for anxiety.

So, we developed a new program from the ground up. For the past four years we’ve been crafting our lessons to be personal, encouraging, impactful, and based on the fundementals of CBT, which can be truly life-changing. Because, at the end of the day, we all just want to learn to live."

– Dr. Russ

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The Team

Within our group you’ll find data geeks, health experts, highly creative researchers and storytellers with a passion for translating key concepts into relatable human stories.

DJ Bouchier

Donald J. (DJ) Bouchier

Chief Technology Officer

DJ oversees all things tech, including software development, architecture and technical support. He provides leadership to ensure the technology delivers on our creative and strategic vision, in ways that maximize our reach. DJ is passionate about working at Learn to Live because it means being part of a mission to make a difference.

Karin Bultman

Karin Bultman

Chief Product Officer

Karin creates and executes the strategies that build our programs and tools. She makes sure there is alignment with clinical, tech and member needs. For Karin, Learn to Live means tackling barriers to mental health access and improving member well-being.

Dale Cook

Dale Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Dale is co-founder, CEO and the driving force behind everything that keeps us on track and growing. He pours his positive energy and commitment into serving the various teams across the company in their pursuit of the goal, which is for our members to receive the help they need. For Dale, Learn to Live means delivering a great experience for our members and partnering closely with our organizational clients to serve their communities.

Danelle Cook

Danelle Cook

Web Designer & Front-End Developer

Danelle uses technology and visual design skills to create, sustain and improve our member experience. For Danelle, Learn to Live means using her creative skills to break down stigma and provide help to our members.

Bridget Deering

Bridget Deering

Director of Client Service

Bridget partners with our higher education and employer clients to help them realize strong engagement and high-quality outcomes for their member populations. Bridget is passionate about Learn to Live because each client represents another incredible opportunity to improve health, one person at a time.

Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt

Graphic Designer

Matt designs member communication campaigns that raise awareness and inspire engagement. For Matt, Learn to Live provides him the opportunity to design the potential for a better world.

Abby Kohagen

Abby Kohagen

Communications Specialist

Abby curates social media content and contributes to member communications. For Abby, Learn to Live gives her the gift of serving clients and members with compelling messages and vital information.

Terryn Lawrence

Terryn Lawrence

Director of Operations & Partnerships

Terryn helps our health plan and employer clients maximize Learn to Live as a resource by defining and executing best practices for partner success including the development of trainings, communications, data and analytics. For Terryn, working at Learn to Live is an opportunity to show her commitment to improving health through community and service.

Glenn Leary

Glenn Leary

Head of Partnerships

Glenn is responsible for the bringing our programs to more members and delivering unparalleled service to our client organizations. Glenn works at Learn to Live because it offers him the unique opportunity to apply his passion for well-being, personal values and competitive spirit to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.

Dana Lindaman

Dana Lindaman

Director of Content & Communications

Dana directs instructional design and the implementation of assessments, lesson content and media used in our online cognitive behavioral therapy programs. He also moderates our social communities. Dana loves communicating with members from all corners of the Learn to Live universe.

Russell Morfitt

Russell Morfitt

Chief Psychology Officer

Dr. Russ is a co-founder and our clinical leader. He has been helping people live better lives for more than 20 years and uses that experience to infuse each program with his natural compassion and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research. He leads the clinical and data teams that design our services and measure outcomes. For Russ, Learn to Live means bringing the life-changing benefits of CBT to everyone who needs it.

Trent Nelson

Trent Nelson

Principal Software Engineer

Trent focuses on the technical design, coding, and testing of our software and tools across the entire spectrum of desktop, mobile and web applications. Trent has seen friends suffer with social anxiety and works here because he loves the opportunity to work on something that can help people.

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Director of Member Coaching

Jess leads our coaching team, guiding and encouraging our members throughout their program experience. She is grateful for the opportunity to walk through life's challenges with our members and to help them realize their goals. For Jess, seeing positive change in someone's life is incredibly rewarding.

Jim Sparks

Jim Sparks

Chief Financial Officer

Jim oversees our fiscal functions and performance. He makes sure the lights stay on so we can help more people. His work is more than just numbers to him. Learn to Live inspires Jim because of the tremendously positive impact our technology has on members' lives.

Want Dr. Russ to visit your group?

Dr. Russ speaks to a wide variety of groups about how to address anxiety within the context of life events. Reach out to us at contactus@learntolive.com for more information.