Compass Point Veteran Outreach is a non-profit organization, 501c(3) that that recognizes the turmoil and frustration experienced by returning veterans and their families while they reestablish themselves in society.  Our mission is to provide an evidenced based practice that utilizes adventure therapy through the challenges of sailing. We aim to give veterans an opportunity for adventure and to reconnect with their families.

Step aboard and start a journey to a better life for you and your family!

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T: (810) 941-5101

E: compasspointvets@gmail.com

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Meet The Sailing Crew

Eric Hennings

SFC U.S. Army, Retired

Combat Veteran of Iraq War. Started military career as a U.S. Marine; later became U.S. Paratrooper, Long Range Surveillance Soldier, and U.S. Army Ranger. Sailing qualifications in Basic, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Charter Boat.

Basil Zaviski

Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy, Retired

Combat Veteran of Iraq War. U.S. Paratrooper and Long Range Surveillance Soldier.

Comic Illustrator for Stars and Stripes (Gunston Street).

Finished (retired) military career in the U.S. Navy.

Sailing qualifications in Basic and Basic Coastal Cruising.

Duane Pyerk

1SG U.S. Army, Active Guard

Combat Veteran of Iraq Wars with three deployments into the Middle East.

U.S. Paratrooper and Long Range Surveillance Soldier.

Sailing qualifications in Basic and Basic Coastal Cruising.

Buck Cutlip

SFC U.S. Army, Retired

Combat Veteran of Vietnam and Iraq wars.

U.S. Paratrooper and Long Range Surveillance Soldier.

American Sailing Association Basic, Basic Coastal Cruising, Charter Boat, Advanced Coastal Cruising, and Small Boat instructor.

US Coast Guard Captain License, 50 Ton Master.

Derek Steinhoff

U.S. Navy, Marine Deputy, EMS Paramedic

US Navy for 6 years; served aboard the submarine USS Tautog (SSN-639) as Fire Control Technician responsible for painting and operating ships weapon control and targeting systems. Duty Stations: Pearl Harbor, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Victoria BC.

Served as Marine Deputy on St. Clair County Marine Patrol for 5 years. Currently works full-time as a paramedic for Marlette EMS. Sailing qualifications in Basic, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Charter Boat.

Our Clinical Staff

Julie Muthig

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

University of Michigan Alumna.

Integrates mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in an outpatient setting.

Prior employment: Spectrum Human Services, Ozone House – a local youth shelter, Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services (CMH), and the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. Experience working with clients struggling with a variety of concerns, such as: depression, anxiety, eating issues, substance abuse, sexual assault and rape trauma, grief, and communication within intimate relationships.

LGBTQ ally and former Sexual Assault and Rape Response Team Advocate at Safe House Center, a domestic violence shelter.

Client-centered and Trauma-informed Clinician.

American Sailing Association Basic Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Qualification and Yacht Delivery Crew.

Todd Anglebrandt

U.S. Paratrooper; 82nd Airborne Division

Veteran of Operation Desert Falcon. Jungle Warfare School (Panama); Saudi Arabian Jump Wings; Expert Infantry Badge. Master’s Degree General Psychology, Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, MCBAP Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Prevention Specialist -Michigan. Director/Supervisor Lapeer County Health Department Alcohol Information and Counseling Center. Basic Sailing Qualification.

Adam Horski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

U.S. Airforce Veteran; Far East Cryptologic Linguist (Vietnamese)

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Specialist in clinical social work with an emphasis on utilizing evidence-based therapy models such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Experience working with co-occurring disorders utilizing an integrated approach. Certified PE trauma therapist. Veteran Community Action Team (VCAT) volunteer for incarcerated veteran counseling. Basic Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising qualification.

KELLY TROWHILL

Kelly holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Liverpool in Forensic Psychology and interning to complete a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.  Specializes in CBT, DBT, MI, and strategic intervention theories.  Extensive work with chronic cumulative trauma, suicide and addictive issues.  Worked in groups and individual therapy in a four to fourteen- day intensive voluntary in-patient treatment center in El Cajon, California.  Kelly has completed 25 years in uniformed police work in Michigan and South Dakota and four years in federal law enforcement.