Wellness Staff

Kerri Rigsby, RN

KerriDirector of the Wellness Center
Kerri is excited to be starting her 11th year here at Carroll. She is a Montana native from Big Timber. Kerri brings to Carroll, 27 years of experience in the nursing field and an amazing wealth of knowledge. She graduated from the Carroll College Nursing program and has worked at various hospitals in Montana. She truly loves working with the students at Carroll and wants to help them reach their healthy potential.

When not at work, you can find Kerri quilting or reading. She also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, hunting and fishing with her family, Jason, Kassi, and Connor.

Jessica Gruber, MA, LCPC, NCC 

Associate Director of the Wellness Center

Jessica GruberJessica is delighted to be a part of the Wellness Center team as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor through the NBCC. Jessica received both a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (from the University of Idaho) and a Master’s Degree in Counseling (from MidAmerica Nazarene University). Jessica has counseled families, children, adolescents, individuals, groups, and couples in a variety of life circumstances. Jessica has experience in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, brief solution focused, and mindfulness-based approaches to healing.  She is passionate about equipping students with coping skills during such an impactful time in their lives. Jessica is also trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy.  She loves doing groups and is trained to facilitate SOSA Groups (Survivors of Suicide Attempts), anger management, and art therapy groups. A key component to her work includes developing a collaborative, compassionate, authentic, and safe therapeutic relationship.  When not working, Jessica is at peace spending time with her family and friends.  She loves being active outdoors with her husband, son, two dogs, and cat.

Beth Demmons, MS

BethBeth is a 2021 graduate of Walla Walla University with a Master of Social Work degree.  She had the opportunity to work with Carroll students as an intern in her Master's program and decided to make it her career.  Now as a full-time employee of the Carroll Wellness Center, she continues to see students individually and in group settings helping them survive and thrive during their time at Carroll.  In addition, she holds the responsibility of being the Carroll College Community Educator.  You will see her on campus visiting classrooms, participating in panels, and advocating for mental health.  She comes to the counseling world with over 24 years of military experience as a retired Air Force officer.  She is married and has five children and is happy to be back in Montana where both her and her husband grew up.  

Kasey Nixon, MA, NCC, PCLC

Kasey is excited to return to Carroll College having grown up in Helena and graduating from Carroll in 2008.  Kasey completed his graduate education with a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University in Portland Oregon in 2014.  After working in a hospital-based mental health crisis unit in North Idaho for the past 7 years, Kasey is happy to be back in Montana and joining the Wellness Center team to help support Carroll’s students.  Kasey has focused much of his training on trauma, depression and anxiety management, and he enjoys incorporating principles of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and solution-focused therapies.  Outside of work, Kasey is passionate about art, hunting, fly fishing, and spending time outdoors with his wife, daughters, and friends. 

Lindy Coonen

Office Manager
Lindy Coonen

Lindy joined the Wellness Center in the spring of 2015. After many years of successfully managing her family and her husband’s dental practice, she decided it was time to give them all a break. She jumped at the opportunity to work with the excellent team that is the Wellness Center.  You will know it’s Lindy by her warm personality and great smile (a prerequisite for all good dental wives).

Lindy is a Helena native who returned in 2008 after nearly a decade in Washington. She believes being a mother of two beautiful girls and raising them in Montana is a true gift.