Farm Staff

MEET DR. MIKE HINKLEY

 

Dr. Hinkley is the founder and executive director of Recovery at Wildwood Farm, LLC.  Coupled with his private psychotherapy practice, Positive Choices Therapy, LLC, Wildwood Farm is Dr. Hinkley’s vision for an evidence-based clinical program with a farm-to-table adventure based sober living program uniquely suited for the LGBTQ person living with addiction to alcohol or drugs.  

Dr. Hinkley also serves as a part-time professor at Quinnipiac University's MSW program teaching future therapists about addiction theory and recovery techniques and interventions. He lectures widely on the topic of the LGBTQ community and addiction treatment.

 

Dr. Hinkley is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  His professional training is a unique combination of psychotherapy, spiritual guidance, and personal development.  He served as a parish priest for 20 years while being a healthcare ethicist.  Dr. Hinkley’s educational background includes studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Catholic University, Georgetown University, Yale University, the Gregorian University, Alphonsiana University, and Fordham University.  Early in his career he worked with Mother Teresa of Calcutta in both Rome, Italy and Washington, D.C. serving the needs of men with HIV/AIDS, many of whom were IV drug users and unable to access the healthcare system due to the fear and prejudice of that health epidemic.

 

Today, Dr. Hinkley dedicates his efforts to treating clients with chronic addiction and co-occurring disorders, and now this passion is specifically directed toward the LGBTQ person suffering with addiction.  He envisions the Wildwood Farm program as serving the needs of the LGBTQ community and others who understands themselves as friends of that community.  His favorite quote is from Irenaeus: “The Glory of God is the human person fully alive!”  No matter who or what one’s Higher Power is, Dr. Hinkley's mission is to assist each client in becoming “fully alive.”

Dr. Hinkley offers the individual in early recovery or recovering from relapse an unwavering empathy that instills hope and direction through empowerment.  His unique combination of an open spirituality, diagnostic skills, and understanding of addiction brings each client an opportunity for real life change.  More than not, an encounter with Dr. Hinkley will be peppered with his penchant: “You can do this!”

MEET CHEF TAE YEONG PARK

 

Chef Park is the Chef de Maison at Wildwood Farm and is a native of Seoul, South Korea.   The Chef comes to Wildwood Farm to further his interest in the fusion of French-Asian-Continental cooking through our farm-to-table ethic.  Chef Park is part of the latest trend in the United States to explore the health benefits of the traditional Korean diet, which provides the farm’s menu with a rich and healthy balance: There’s nothing like a traditional Korean barbeque!

 

Chef Park directs the herb and vegetable gardens of the farm in coordination with the meal program of the farmhouse kitchens.  He prepares a weekly house dining experience which is part of the weekly mandatory farmhouse meetings.  In small groups, or by individual arrangement, the Chef offers weekly cooking lessons as part of the farm’s sober skills program. 

 

Chef Park trained in the culinary arts through the University of Toulouse program at Taylor’s University in Malaysia.  He served as the Head Chef of the Estate Restaurant of the Big Group Company in Malaysia and served as a celebrity judge on Top Chef Asia as one of his many professional engagements.  He resides in Madison with his partner and their two house dogs.