"Helping teens succeed in sobriety and in life since 2005."

Horizon High School Staff

Traci Goll, MS - Director


University of Wisconsin – Madison – MS in Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
University of Wisconsin – Madison – Bachelor of Science
K-12 Teaching Certificate
Administrator Certificate
Upward Bound Instructor Certificate

Background & Experience

“After college, I moved to Chicago and taught at 3 area High Schools. Later, I moved back to Madison and taught in elementary, middle and high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Then at UW- Madison, I taught and supervised student teachers n in the Rehabilitation & Psychology program. I have been working in the educational field for over 25 years.”

What do you think makes working at Horizon High School unique?

“What we do at Horizon is what makes us unique. We see teens with little to no self-esteem. Most feel they are ‘broken’ and feel like completely hopeless. We build them up, figure out what brings them happiness, and help them learn what they are good at. Then a transformation happens. They start to develop skills, knowledge and self-esteem. We save lives at Horizon and there really are no words to describe how that feels! It just keeps me coming back year after year! I have seen changes in teenagers that are so incredible; the things they overcome are amazing. I also work with people that have the same passion and desire to help teens that struggle to stay sober everyday. My co-workers are incredible!”

Contact Information

608-335-0387 (cell)

Bob Weinswig – Lead Teacher


UW Madison Art Education with special education in art
Alverno Licensure in Alternative Education

Background & Experience

Adolescent Rehab teacher at Tellurian
Alternative Education teacher in Spring Green
Organic farmer, yoga instructor, carpenter, painter, restauranteur

What do you like most about working about Horizon?

I enjoy finding out student's interests and strengths, while fostering an environment so they can grow and learn to those goals and finding positive outlets for their energies.

Contact Information


Kim Lohman – Dual Diagnosis Counselor and Teacher


BA in secondary education and broad field social studies - Edgewood
Masters in Community Health and AODA - Southern New Hampshire University

Background & Experience

Bartended & managed a bar/restaurant on/off for 25 years
Substitute teacher with special ed and alternative ed young adults for 12 years
I have been a 24 hour counselor, dual diagnosis clinician in a methodone clinic
Director of a residential program, partial hospitalization program intensive outpatient program and extended outpatient program.

Erin Marklein - Art Teacher

Darby Buisker - Special Education Assistant


B.S in Psychology and Neuroscience from Edgewood College. Currently Master's in Social Work student with concentrations in Mental Health, Substance Use & Trauma Informed Care


Zack Lohman - Assistant