Brian Johnson

Program Facilitator

This is Brian. He has been working at Top of the World Ranch as a Program Facilitator since June of 2019. Brian is a musician and a runner in his free time while not at the Ranch. Recently, he has been incorporating music into some of the PF-led experientials.

He first learned about the Ranch while doing community outreach into other local treatment facilities where he was leading groups and speaking to clients about his story of addiction and recovery. With over 6 years clean from all mood-changing mind-altering substances, he brings a special energy to the Ranch. He has been involved in the local recovery community for over 5 years now, and has traveled around the Midwest speaking at conventions, and attending service conferences.

His enthusiasm for life in recovery makes him a valuable member of the
Ranch team. “I believe in what Top of the World Ranch does. If I didn’t, I would not be working here. I am so grateful to be a part of this group of diverse, skilled, and dedicated people. The Ranch shows people many different approaches to positivity and recovery, and allows clients to figure out what works best for them. I love it here because no one is telling anyone what they ‘need to do’ because that never worked for me. I hope that anyone reading this gives recovery at the Ranch a chance. Hope to see you soon!”

He is currently working on completing his Associate in the Arts to transfer into the Social Work program at a local university. He would like to major in Social Work with a focus on addictions and substance abuse. He is also working towards his Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Professional Certification to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).

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The vast techniques and processes that they incorporate along with the amazing environment and facilities at Top of the World Ranch are what I, as a recovering alcoholic and addict, find essential in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and growth.


AMAZING facility with a knowledgeable, friendly staff. I recently had the opportunity to tour the ranch and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. The facility grounds are expansive and absolutely peaceful. Perfect setting for healing, discovery, and recovery.


The Main Lodge is unlike any other treatment center...from the counselors' offices, the programming rooms, the games and leisure rooms, to the Chef's culinary skills...i was in awe. The staff, effortlessly, made me feel welcomed. I felt I belonged, I was safe.


On Top of the World Ranch , the place is amazing. The facility is beyond beautiful and lead by a staff that is the best in their field. It is tucked away in the country, just outside of the Quad Cities. Very conveniently located near airport or any of the Interstates , very easy to get to.

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