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Dennis Farmer

Chief Executive Officer

Dennis S. Farmer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Legacy Village, LLC was raised in Shafter, California, a small farming town in the Central Valley area of the State. At 24, he took an entry level position with the State of California and promoted through the budgetary and accounting fields to become the Head of Accounting for Kern Valley State Prison. Experiences during his tenure included the activation of two prisons, management of budgets and fiscal policy, coordination with legislative accounting and budgetary affairs, internal control development and implementation, financial security audits, executive level administration of accounting, finance and budget policy.

Through his late 20’s a struggle with alcohol became more pronounced, and by his early 30’s alcohol began to affect his personal and professional life. Mr. Farmers addiction to alcohol had resulted in two failed marriages and was taking an increasing toll on his professional life and personal health. It was here that he entered rehab for the first time but was clearly not convinced he had a drinking problem. A second failed attempt at sobriety would lead him on a dangerous and destructive two-year path, that would almost cost his life. At 135 pounds, with serious health troubles, Mr. Farmer found his way into treatment a third and final time. “I truly began a real process of recovery, embracing the 12-Steps and most importantly, reconnecting with my faith in God” said Mr. Farmer. “I was lost, and I knew without help I wasn’t going to make it much longer.”

It was during this final treatment experience, that despite sound advice against making long-term plans, Mr. Farmer had a vision for more accessible and affordable care in his own community. Born of his personal experience having a difficult time finding help locally, he felt led to the design and building of Legacy Village. “It is my belief that my experience was not solely, or even predominantly for me – but rather so I would be equipped to help other” said Mr. Farmer, who went on, “God has saved me from this affliction, literally from the threshold of death for a reason, and that reason wasn’t to keep it to myself!”

Legacy Village soon became a primary professional pursuit. Since that time, it has developed into an exemplary model for addiction treatment and recovery services. “We are proud of our commitment to individualized care, and we are proud to be part of so many success stories” said Mr. Farmer. “It is with an unapologetic faith in God, and a daily adherence to the 12 steps, that I remain sober – just for today, and that I’m able to actively participate in the work of Legacy Village, and in life.” According to Mr. Farmer, “Through the services we offer I’m able to give back, give away the solution that I found to others who still suffer. We’re not just providing help or a way to get clean or sober – we’re giving people a chance to recreate a Legacy, for them and their families.”

Today Mr. Farmer is remarried to wife Erica, and together they are raising a blended family with three daughters, Leila, Alyssa and Emily and son Anthony. Mr. Farmer, in addition to his leadership of Legacy Village, is an active member of the Vanguard Christian Center where he serves on the Board of Directors. He remains active in the recovery community and local advocacy for increased access to drug and alcohol treatment.

Denny Moss

Clinical Director, LMFT

Denny R. Moss, Director at Legacy Village was born at Astoria Naval Hospital and raised in a Navy family. Mr. Moss later joined the United States Navy serving aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) completing two tours as part of the Multinational Peace-Keeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon.

After completing his master’s degree in psychology, Mr. Moss dedicated his life to counseling and therapy work, holding a variety of positions as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Celebrating more than 30 years of personal recovery from alcoholism, Mr. Moss is uniquely qualified to serve as the Clinical Director at Legacy Village.  His commitment to recovery and the promotion of positive mental health is unparalleled.

Mr. Moss brings to Legacy Village the insight, experience, education and training that allows our clients to fully realize their potential.  His personal journey of recovery and vast knowledge on all things recovery, afford him and our clients the opportunity to connect on an intimate level – allowing real work and positive change to happen.

In his personal life, Mr. Moss is a former musician who has passed on a love for music to his daughter.  As a proud father, Mr. Moss credits his greatest achievement as seeing her excel in as a flutist majoring in Music at the University of California, San Diego.

Denise Farmer

Housing & Programs Consultant

Denise Farmer has more than 3 decades of providing care, transition and housing assistance to various groups in need, throughout the Kern County Community. From the supervision and oversight of local youth, to the technical and special needs of the local developmentally disabled, Denise has a broad knowledge of providing individual care in specialty markets.

After a long care in the non-profit sector, Denise joined Legacy Village. Her dedication to client success, her ability to help individuals clearly define and achieve goals, and her extensive property management resume all allow her to give Legacy Village an upper hand in meeting the housing and aftercare needs of those in recovery.

Denise is a graduate of Shafter High School, in Shafter, California and a lifelong Kern County resident. She has been active in the community, from advocacy to fundraising for dozens of causes and concerns during her 30+ year career. Her dedication and desire to use these skills in the recovery industry has been driven by personal family experiences with individuals who struggle with addiction.

Daisy Graven

Clinical Supervisor, CADC – CAS

Daisy Graven spent her youth, from 16 to 32 in active addiction, struggling with abusive relationships and trouble by activity in gangs – she felt there was no way out.  Towards the end of her active addiction, as things do with this disease, her circumstances worsened. The gang had replaced her family, and drugs were a way of life. That all changed when she entered a life of recovery.

After completing treatment and beginning to put the pieces of her life back together, Daisy decided to further her education, and to give back.  She gained her GED, then went further to complete her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Wanting to be part of the recovery community in a larger capacity, Daisy obtained her Certified Addiction Specialist Certification from the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and began work helping other addicts and alcoholics.

Daisy has worked with a number of different populations, and with people from all backgrounds.  Her dedication and perseverance in the field of addiction treatment is an asset to the clients she serves.  Daisy began her career with Legacy Village in 2017 and today serves as the Supervising Counselor for the Oregon Street Recovery Center.

Rebecka Schallock

RADT-1, Lead Technician

Rebecka Schallock leads the Legacy Village Technician team as the Lead Technician.  Ms. Schallock has more than 29 years in recovery, and attributes her personal success to her faith, and working a program daily.  An active member of Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based approach to recovery, Rebecka currently serves as a Ministry Leader. She has held several previous positions at facilities designed to treat addiction and has a passion for all thing’s recovery.  In addition to her current duties, Ms. Schallock is trained and/or certified in Parenting, Life-Skills, Anger Management and Domestic Violence courses. She has been with Legacy Village since 2016.

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