Andy has been around for…a while. First coming to Discovery Place in 1998, Andy opted for further field research prior to getting sober the last time, here at DP, in 2002. He was guest #72, and has been on staff about as long as he’s been sober. From van driver, to night shift, Andy’s served time in every role available at Discovery Place. He may be the Executive Director, but he’s also our confidant, friend, and guide. If ever Andy isn’t on property, he’s either being walked by Duke, his dog, or he’s off the coast of Florida, deep-sea fishing.
Christie began her personal addiction recovery in 2000, sent her brother through Discovery Place in 2006, and finally joined our team in 2009. She’s the ‘real’ mother of her two children, and adopted mother of the almost 40 men on our staff. Christie’s the sweetest of us, but the very last we ever want to cross. As the Executive Administrator, and with over a decade in service of our mission, Christie’s dedication to the success of our organization has provided thousands of men with their opportunity for sobriety. She’s got all the charm of the finest Southern Bell, but Ms. Christie is happiest when she’s muckin’ it up in a creek or hiking deserted trails.
Director of Business Development
Jacob grew up on the ‘mean streets’ of Orange County, California. High school athletics, back surgeries and a heathy dose of alcoholism led him from one treatment center to another, before accepting his own miracle of recovery at Discovery Place, in 2015. Jacob and his lovely wife, Jourdan, have three children, two dogs, and zero uneventful moments.
Lead Admissions Coordinator
Before arriving at Discovery Place, Brett worked in the auto industry and in insurance and investments. For the last six years though, he’s been helping families find the best treatment solutions to fit their loved ones’ needs. Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Brett is an unreasonably passionate fan of the Georgia Bulldogs college football team, and he’s got a voice you won’t soon forget. Most importantly, Brett is Morgan’s loving father.
Director of Outreach and Alumni
After 15 years in and out of the rooms of recovery, Joe finally found a new way to live at Discovery Place. He’s worked in the corporate world, and because of addiction, spent years not working at all. But nowadays, as Discovery Place’s Outreach Coordinator, Joe is out in the field building relationships with other recovery partners so he can connect families and addicts to the resources they need. When he’s not on the road, you can find him working with new men in recovery, perfecting the art of smoking meat, or thanking a merciful God for his (far) better half, Kate.
Admissions and Marketing Coordinator
Unable to outrun himself, Wilson gave it all up and joined our team three years ago. He’s from a lot of places, but he and his dog, #LouTheGirlDog seem to have finally accepted our acceptance. Born into Alanon and admitted to A.A., Wilson’s been on his way here all along. Wilson’s professional experience in digital marketing, and personal education in copious drinking have perfectly prepared him for his role as our Marketing & Admissions Coordinator.
Admissions and Intake Coordinator
Son of a retired police officer and friend to all Discovery Place alumni, Travis has been serving our alcoholics and addicts for over five years. He’s managed local sober-living homes, is an active and committed member of his home group, and is the only DP employee to have worked in Administration, Programs, and now Admissions. Travis is from Denver, Colorado, but we’re pretty sure we’ve got him for life.
Lisa Brown’s the only staff member who came by her mental health naturally. She admires the traits of Wonder Woman (Linda Carter edition) and is totally compromised by her spoiled dog, Jake, but Lisa is pragmatic and unbending when it comes to her work and employees. With a BBA in accounting and without experience in addiction, Lisa’s messy office and steady stewardship of our finances have been organizational pillars since she joined us, in 2009.