PO Box 66

21539 120th Street Verndale, MN 56481


Michele Buer, Owner/Director 

Michele has been the Owner and Program Director of Endeavor Place, LLC since 2006. She has a passion for working with adolescents and a vision of assisting them in making positive changes in their lives. Michele’s philosophy is that treatment helps individuals learn skills to make positive choices in order to return to their homes and live a sober life; free from the use of mood altering substances of all kinds. As a Program Director, Michele focuses on the strengths of the clients with compassion, caring, and accountability.

Dianne Gates, LADC

Dianne had been working the field of addiction since 1991. Since that time she has helped establish recovery programs in central and northern Minnesota in both residential and non-residential programs.   Adolescent males have been the primary populations she has experienced but has worked with adult male and female population and male veterans recently.  Dianne is holistic in her approach to individual and group therapies and implements skills and methods that best suit the need of the client through Client Centered, Strength Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Channa Suess, BS, ADC-T

Channa  is a 2013 graduate from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Chemical Dependency and Community Psychology. Channa anticipates full licensure. Channa enjoys working with adolescents and utilizes personal characteristics of patience and understanding. Channa enjoys helping others to succeed at their goals and encourages hard work. Channa applies counseling techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, Client Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.