At Calo, we take pride in our rigorous hiring process. Our Residential Team is hired based on cultural fit. We look for people with servant hearts and growth mindsets. Calo’s coaches are the unsung heroes. Many of our front-line coaches have been with Calo for years; unheard of in a field where 1 to 2 year stints are the standard. Many of our coaches are also adopted and have deep empathy for what your child has been through.
Residential team lead
Lonnie Lewis Jr was Born and raised In Long Island NY Lonnie Graduated High School in 1999 and Joined the US Army in April of 2000. After 14 years of active duty with 2 years in Germany, 1 Year in South Korea, three tours to Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Lonnie finished out his Military career being a Drill Sergeant / Instructor at the Army Engineer School. Lonnie loves to come in to work and be a positive influence on the people he is involved with every day. Lonnie spent some time at another treatment facility but quickly found a home with Calo because of the relationship building that takes place every day. Lonnie is Currently pursuing his B.A. in Psychology in pursuit of becoming a therapist after Graduate school in the near future. Lonnie Currently Lives in Lake of the Ozarks.
I am a family man with two daughters and a wife. I have a love for the outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing.
Chad Hickam, B.S, Masters in History
My name is Chad Hickam, I have been at CALO for almost 1 year now and am currently a Team Lead for the Spartan’s Team. I am a single father of a great son named Riley; who is 14. Prior to coming to CALO I have served both in the military and in civil service in Law Enforcement. I have college education in various backgrounds of Exercise Science, Nutrition, History, and Criminal Justice. I also work in the fitness field and compete in Strongman Competitions(As seen on TV). I have a sports background of Football, Hockey and Rugby as well as studying the martial art of peace in Aikido. Another passion of mine is Radio where I part-time moonlight as a on-air DJ for a local radio station. I look forward in working with our students and helping in any way I can for their future success in life. Sincerely, Chad Hickam Spartan’s Team Lead