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 fundamentals 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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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.

Dr Russell Morfitt

Dr. 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.

Uriah Blatherwick

Uriah Blatherwick

Chief Technology Officer

Uriah leads our architecture, development and technical support team. He’s a lifelong tinkerer, putting tech tools into the hands of people who need them. He feels fortunate that his work builds the software at Learn to Live that makes a meaningful difference to our members.

Karin Bultman

Karin Bultman

Chief Strategy Officer

Karin creates and executes the strategies that serve our partners and members. 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.

Danelle Cook

Danelle Cook

Digital Creative Manager

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.

Megan Dahlquist

Megan Dahlquist

Director of Client Service

Megan collaborates with our health plan partners and engages stakeholders in our mission to deliver online mental health services to members. Megan is thankful to work with so many talented partners who want to improve people’s lives. She has seen first-hand the positive impact Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can have on lives and is thrilled to see these programs made accessible to others.

Brandon Densmore

Brandon Densmore

Business Intelligence Architect

Brandon learns what is most helpful for our members by conducting surveys, tracking progress and sharing data with others so they can serve our partners and members better. Brandon enjoys being part of a team that makes a clear and measurable improvement in peoples' lives.

Angie Fischer

Angie Fischer

Client Service Manager

Angie partners with our higher education and employer clients to effect strong engagement and high-quality outcomes for their communities. For Angie, better engagement means better lives. The best part of her job is raising awareness about programs and services that can help so many people.

Jacqueline Haas

Jacqueline Haas

Vice President of Partnerships

Jackie is responsible for bringing our programs to more members. She identifies and creates unique collaborations with colleges and universities, employers and health plans. For Jackie, working at Learn to Live is an opportunity to pair her clinical background with a passionate team that raises awareness and increases access to mental health resources.

Erica Hagar

Erica Hagar

Client Service Manager

Erica uses her digital marketing and project management expertise to engage each client’s population in our services. For Erica, the mission is everything – caring for client and member alike to change lives and reduce stigma associated with mental health.

Rosanna Hoganson

Rosanna Hoganson

Client Service Manager

Rosie helps design health plan engagement strategies. She partners with our clients and finds innovative ways to communicate the benefits of online mental health resources with members across the country. For Rosie, working at Learn to Live allows her to share her passion with an amazing team dedicated to making the world a better place.

Maddie J

Maddie J.

Member Coach

Maddie finds useful and creative ways for members to apply CBT tools to their unique situations. Working at Learn to Live gives her a chance to apply her expertise and enthusiasm to coach our members and remind them they are not alone.

Emilia Kvasnik

Emilia Kvasnik

Graphic Designer

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

Terryn Lawrence

Terryn Lawrence

Vice President of Business Development

Terryn develops new partnerships and strategies with clients from health plans, employers and higher education institutions. For Terryn, working at Learn to Live is an opportunity to improve access to quality care and reduce the stigma around mental health.

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.

Dan M

Dan M.

Member Coach

Dan enjoys meeting members where they are with his desire to help each person grow. For him, Learn to Live provides an opportunity to integrate effective CBT tools with members strengths.

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.

Ellen Roos

Ellen Roos

Communications Manager

Ellen uses words and images to reach out and let sufferers know they are not alone. Learn to Live fuels her passion to create a friendly and safe space where people can take steps to improve their emotional well-being.

Jess S

Jess S.

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.

Barb Vanags

Barb Vanags

Chief Operating Officer

Barb is responsible for developing processes around our operations, finance and human resource functions. She creates efficiency that helps us serve more members. Barb joined Learn to Live because she’s excited about our ability to genuinely help those struggling with mental health problems.

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.