Coastline Behavioral Health

Meet Our Staff

Coastline Behavioral Health helps families renew hope by treating clients in a positive and supportive environment, specifically designed to assist individuals in regaining control over their lives. Our exceptional staff has over 100 years of combined addiction treatment experience including master’s level credentials and personal success stories. We believe in giving all clients the opportunity to regain joy and chase life without addiction holding them back.

Taylor Browman

Founder

Taylor Browman brings over 26 years of continuous sobriety and active participation in the field of addiction recovery. His primary goals are to stay sober one day at a time, love and support his family and friends and help others achieve sobriety. Taylor is a native Southern Californian who graduated from UCLA in 1979. He has 5 children ranging in age from 15-30 and has lived in the Newport Beach community for almost 30 years. With locations in Newport, Huntington Beach, and Costa Mesa, Taylor believes there is no better location to turn one’s life around than the “Coastline” of Orange County.

Taylor Browman

Taylor Browman

Founder

Taylor Browman brings over 26 years of continuous sobriety and active participation in the field of addiction recovery. His primary goals are to stay sober one day at a time, love and support his family and friends and help others achieve sobriety. Taylor is a native Southern Californian who graduated from UCLA in 1979. He has 5 children ranging in age from 15-30 and has lived in the Newport Beach community for almost 30 years. With locations in Newport, Huntington Beach, and Costa Mesa, Taylor believes there is no better location to turn one’s life around than the “Coastline” of Orange County.

Founder

Justin Eakin

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Justin Eakin is one of the original founders of Coastline Behavioral Health and being in recovery himself decided it was time to make his own impact on the Treatment Industry. Graduating with a Degree in Business and a Finance Minor from SDSU he brings professionalism and a strong ethical code to this industry. Having been through the trials and tribulations of Addiction himself he has developed this program into an effective Holistic Clinical Approach mixed with a strong experiential outlet. This allows clients to learn tools used to stay sober and then apply them in life through activities and other therapeutic adventures! He quotes “people come to California to get sober for a reason, and we plan on showing them that life is beautiful and Coastline Behavioral Health is only the beginning of the life we all deserve.

Justin Eakin

Justin Eakin

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Justin Eakin is one of the original founders of Coastline Behavioral Health and being in recovery himself decided it was time to make his own impact on the Treatment Industry. Graduating with a Degree in Business and a Finance Minor from SDSU he brings professionalism and a strong ethical code to this industry. Having been through the trials and tribulations of Addiction himself he has developed this program into an effective Holistic Clinical Approach mixed with a strong experiential outlet. This allows clients to learn tools used to stay sober and then apply them in life through activities and other therapeutic adventures! He quotes “people come to California to get sober for a reason, and we plan on showing them that life is beautiful and Coastline Behavioral Health is only the beginning of the life we all deserve.

Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Jason Jacobs

Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Being one of the original founders, Jason Jacobs prides himself on what Coastline Behavioral Health is and what coastline recovery will grow to be. Having over 12 years of experience in addiction and recovery himself, he has learned several life lessons and skills from many memorable people he has encountered along the way. The opportunity to give back and to help this new generation of young people getting sober is something that excites him. He hopes to bring success and sobriety in each client that we receive and ensure that each and every one of them gets the care and treatment they deserve.

Jason Jacobs

Jason Jacobs

Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Being one of the original founders, Jason Jacobs prides himself on what Coastline Behavioral Health is and what coastline recovery will grow to be. Having over 12 years of experience in addiction and recovery himself, he has learned several life lessons and skills from many memorable people he has encountered along the way. The opportunity to give back and to help this new generation of young people getting sober is something that excites him. He hopes to bring success and sobriety in each client that we receive and ensure that each and every one of them gets the care and treatment they deserve.

Founder
Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Serena Gupta, Ph.D. LMFT

Co-Owner, Clinical Director

Healing and Growth can be a challenging journey. I believe we are all born unique and have the capacity to get in touch with our inner potential. When we connect within and accept ourselves for who we are, we are able to strike a healthy balance and live in harmony with ourselves and others in the world. I am here to walk with you on this journey and provide a safe place where the important changes can be made to improve the quality of your life. I am invested in you and committed to creating an authentic and empathic therapeutic environment.

Serena Gupta, Ph.D., LMFT

Serena Gupta, Ph.D. , LMFT

Co-Owner, Clinical Director

Healing and Growth can be a challenging journey. I believe we are all born unique and have the capacity to get in touch with our inner potential. When we connect within and accept ourselves for who we are, we are able to strike a healthy balance and live in harmony with ourselves and others in the world. I am here to walk with you on this journey and provide a safe place where the important changes can be made to improve the quality of your life. I am invested in you and committed to creating an authentic and empathic therapeutic environment.

Co-Owner & Clinical Director

Jenn McCreight

Program Director

Jenn McCreight has over 15 years experience in the behavioral health industry. She is down to earth and resilient; she strives to bring people together through her honesty and kindness. She has worked in serving clients in a variety of settings including detox, residential and duel-diagnosis facilities, allowing her to have a unique understanding of protocol and how to best aid in meeting the needs of clients. Jenn works to aid in the coordination of administrative and clinical departments at Coastline. While she enjoys working with the team, Jenn is most passionate about working to ensure that clients are given the appropriate care and coverage to allow them to be as successful in treatment. Raised in Southern California, Jenn has four sons, ranging in age from 14 years to 5 months and enjoys spending time with her husband raising their sons. Jenn and her family are involved in several physical activities that promote physical fitness, unity, and empowerment. She strives to take this mindset to all areas of her life and is blessed to be able to share her passions with the Coastline family. What Jenn likes about her role at Coastline is the chance of working with an effective treatment program which provides redemption for Jenn’s own struggle with addiction. Her relationship with God is paramount, and she is inspired and motivated by Coastline’s commitment to the success of its clients.

Jenn McCreight

Jenn McCreight

Program Director

Jenn McCreight has over 15 years experience in the behavioral health industry. She is down to earth and resilient; she strives to bring people together through her honesty and kindness. She has worked in serving clients in a variety of settings including detox, residential and duel-diagnosis facilities, allowing her to have a unique understanding of protocol and how to best aid in meeting the needs of clients. Jenn works to aid in the coordination of administrative and clinical departments at Coastline. While she enjoys working with the team, Jenn is most passionate about working to ensure that clients are given the appropriate care and coverage to allow them to be as successful in treatment. Raised in Southern California, Jenn has four sons, ranging in age from 14 years to 5 months and enjoys spending time with her husband raising their sons. Jenn and her family are involved in several physical activities that promote physical fitness, unity, and empowerment. She strives to take this mindset to all areas of her life and is blessed to be able to share her passions with the Coastline family. What Jenn likes about her role at Coastline is the chance of working with an effective treatment program which provides redemption for Jenn’s own struggle with addiction. Her relationship with God is paramount, and she is inspired and motivated by Coastline’s commitment to the success of its clients.

Program Director

Andrew Lopez

Experiential Director

Andrew Lopez has a combination of five years experience in both physical and mental health. Using his knowledge as a Biology graduate from Cal State Long Beach, he brings a scientific approach to holistic health. As the Director of the Experiential Program, Andrew focuses on healing the mind, body, and soul through team-oriented, mentally stimulating and physically challenging activities. He empowers his peers to put their best selves forward and to never stop pushing themselves. From working as Ski Patrol to an EMT in the hospital, Andrew’s journey has led him to challenge people to not limit their own abilities due to fear. Personally, he sets both mental and physical goals to achieve daily, monthly, and yearly. With continuous motivation, he desires to exemplify there is always more to life and more adventures to conquer. With compassion and empathy, his practice has successfully developed into a life-changing passage made to promote camaraderie, accountability, and integrity.

Andrew Lopez

Andrew Lopez

Experiential Director

Andrew Lopez has a combination of five years experience in both physical and mental health. Using his knowledge as a Biology graduate from Cal State Long Beach, he brings a scientific approach to holistic health. As the Director of the Experiential Program, Andrew focuses on healing the mind, body, and soul through team-oriented, mentally stimulating and physically challenging activities. He empowers his peers to put their best selves forward and to never stop pushing themselves. From working as Ski Patrol to an EMT in the hospital, Andrew’s journey has led him to challenge people to not limit their own abilities due to fear. Personally, he sets both mental and physical goals to achieve daily, monthly, and yearly. With continuous motivation, he desires to exemplify there is always more to life and more adventures to conquer. With compassion and empathy, his practice has successfully developed into a life-changing passage made to promote camaraderie, accountability, and integrity.

Experiential Director

Nicole Kreider

Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing

Coastline Behavioral Health is committed to helping renew hope by treating all clients in a positive and supportive environment. From personal experiences with family addiction, Nicole has a compassion for those that are searching for a solution. With a diverse background in all areas of marketing, she embraced the opportunity to develop in a new industry. Her goal is to provide resources through our clinical outreach and admissions team that are based on transparency and humility. Always remembering our company’s purpose, Nicole believes that “We hold ourselves accountable to ethical practices in everything we do and to maintain an industry leading reputation. Asking for help with addiction is hard whether it is for yourself or a loved one. We are here to show alcoholics and addicts that there is a way to have a wonderful new life in sobriety. ”

Nicole Kreider

Nicole Kreider

Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing

Coastline Behavioral Health is committed to helping renew hope by treating all clients in a positive and supportive environment. From personal experiences with family addiction, Nicole has a compassion for those that are searching for a solution. With a diverse background in all areas of marketing, she embraced the opportunity to develop in a new industry. Her goal is to provide resources through our clinical outreach and admissions team that are based on transparency and humility. Always remembering our company’s purpose, Nicole believes that “We hold ourselves accountable to ethical practices in everything we do and to maintain an industry leading reputation. Asking for help with addiction is hard whether it is for yourself or a loved one. We are here to show alcoholics and addicts that there is a way to have a wonderful new life in sobriety. ”

Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing

Brandon Carol

Director of Business Development

Brandon Carol has a diverse background in psychology, case management, counseling and clinical outreach. He has worked in the treatment industry for over five years and excels working with families and clients in crisis. Brandon joined Coastline Behavioral Health as the Director of Business Development and shares the company’s vision of a tailored approach to finding the best treatment available. His compassion is evident in his personalized approach to ensure a smooth transition through pre-assessment, admission and discharge. From his personal experiences in recovery, “I know the feeling of isolation and trying to get sober alone. Whether someone needs help for themselves or a loved one, my goal is to provide serenity and hope for everyone affected by the addiction.”

Brandon Carol

Brandon Carol

Director of Business Development

Brandon Carol has a diverse background in psychology, case management, counseling and clinical outreach. He has worked in the treatment industry for over five years and excels working with families and clients in crisis. Brandon joined Coastline Behavioral Health as the Director of Business Development and shares the company’s vision of a tailored approach to finding the best treatment available. His compassion is evident in his personalized approach to ensure a smooth transition through pre-assessment, admission and discharge. From his personal experiences in recovery, “I know the feeling of isolation and trying to get sober alone. Whether someone needs help for themselves or a loved one, my goal is to provide serenity and hope for everyone affected by the addiction.”

Director of Business Development

Gary Tucker, MA,LMFT

Lead Therapist

I have now been personally involved in substance-abuse recovery for over 23 years. In addition, I have had close family members suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse problems. The bulk of my professional career has involved owning and managing two small businesses. However, there is no doubt in my mind that my work over the past 6 years in the field of addiction recovery has been the most rewarding of my life. Although I have found that the work is not without significant challenges, in my opinion, there is nothing quite as fulfilling as being a part of a client’s successful recovery from the devastation caused by drug and alcohol dependence. On both a personal and professional level I am also keenly aware of the acute effect substance abuse has on non-addicted family members. I view addiction as a “family disease” and welcome interaction with those whose life has been impacted by a loved one’s addiction.

Gary Tucker, MA, LMFT

Gary Tucker, MA, LMFTI

Lead Therapist

I have now been personally involved in substance-abuse recovery for over 23 years. In addition, I have had close family members suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse problems. The bulk of my professional career has involved owning and managing two small businesses. However, there is no doubt in my mind that my work over the past 6 years in the field of addiction recovery has been the most rewarding of my life. Although I have found that the work is not without significant challenges, in my opinion, there is nothing quite as fulfilling as being a part of a client’s successful recovery from the devastation caused by drug and alcohol dependence. On both a personal and professional level I am also keenly aware of the acute effect substance abuse has on non-addicted family members. I view addiction as a “family disease” and welcome interaction with those whose life has been impacted by a loved one’s addiction.

Lead Therapist

David DeMille, M.A.Ed, CATC IV, LAADC

Clinical Administrator

David DeMille is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has enthusiastically joined the Coastline team in the role of case manager and group counselor, assisting clients who want to become free from the wreckage of alcohol and drug addiction. David’s first career was in the field of education, first as a classroom teacher for 9 years, then as a curriculum and instruction administrator of various federal and state educational initiatives for 13 years. During that time, he received a Master’s Degree in school counseling. David has facilitated Drug and Alcohol groups, as well as Domestic Violence classes, for the past two years, and hopes to continue his education so that his work with clients will yield increased results. He continues to write curriculum and materials used to influence client change in specific areas of need, including the many facets of substance abuse and treatment. He brings his teaching and coaching abilities to his current work, along with the insights he has gained from his own experience with drug addiction and subsequent recovery. David strongly believes that recovery is available to anyone who genuinely wants it and that developing the self-efficacy of the client is imperative. Equally crucial, personal transformation is accomplished by learning new ways to think and act. Long term personal growth is acquired by gaining tangible insights in a therapeutic setting, then practicing their application in real world situations. He trusts that when recovering addicts are given the “scaffolds” necessary to learn and enjoy a new way of life, and then those scaffolds are slowly removed over time, a sustained recovery is indeed possible. David is inspired by his Christian faith, is devoted to his wife and five children, and is motivated by his compassion for the “addict who still suffers.” He looks forward to providing all Coastline clients with competent, quality care in a safe and friendly environment

David DeMille, M.A.Ed, CATC IV, LAADC

David DeMille, M.A.Ed, CATC IV, LAADC

Lead Case Manager

David DeMille is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has enthusiastically joined the Coastline team in the role of case manager and group counselor, assisting clients who want to become free from the wreckage of alcohol and drug addiction. David’s first career was in the field of education, first as a classroom teacher for 9 years, then as a curriculum and instruction administrator of various federal and state educational initiatives for 13 years. During that time, he received a Master’s Degree in school counseling. David has facilitated Drug and Alcohol groups, as well as Domestic Violence classes, for the past two years, and hopes to continue his education so that his work with clients will yield increased results. He continues to write curriculum and materials used to influence client change in specific areas of need, including the many facets of substance abuse and treatment. He brings his teaching and coaching abilities to his current work, along with the insights he has gained from his own experience with drug addiction and subsequent recovery. David strongly believes that recovery is available to anyone who genuinely wants it and that developing the self-efficacy of the client is imperative. Equally crucial, personal transformation is accomplished by learning new ways to think and act. Long term personal growth is acquired by gaining tangible insights in a therapeutic setting, then practicing their application in real world situations. He trusts that when recovering addicts are given the “scaffolds” necessary to learn and enjoy a new way of life, and then those scaffolds are slowly removed over time, a sustained recovery is indeed possible. David is inspired by his Christian faith, is devoted to his wife and five children, and is motivated by his compassion for the “addict who still suffers.” He looks forward to providing all Coastline clients with competent, quality care in a safe and friendly environment

Clinical Administrator

Martin LaRoche

Operations Manager

Martin received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida State University and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Working in mental health and substance abuse since 2010, he been a therapist in multiple settings to a variety of clientele, including community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, school settings and government agencies. Martin also served as a Business Consultant assisting in the development of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program for the Department of Defense. At Coastline, Martin is the Operations Manager overseeing the day to day activities of the organization and the associated sober living homes. Martin’s priority is maintaining a safe environment for staff and clients. He remains dedicated to providing quality care to clients and their families while taking pride in assisting individuals in overcoming addiction. His favorite quote is a source of his daily inspiration. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise!”

Martin LaRoche

Martin LaRoche

Operations Manager

Martin received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida State University and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Working in mental health and substance abuse since 2010, he been a therapist in multiple settings to a variety of clientele, including community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, school settings and government agencies. Martin also served as a Business Consultant assisting in the development of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program for the Department of Defense. At Coastline, Martin is the Operations Manager overseeing the day to day activities of the organization and the associated sober living homes. Martin’s priority is maintaining a safe environment for staff and clients. He remains dedicated to providing quality care to clients and their families while taking pride in assisting individuals in overcoming addiction. His favorite quote is a source of his daily inspiration. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise!”

Operations Manager

Michelle Glinski

Program Director

After receiving a psychology degree from a university in western Pennsylvania, Michelle Glinski began her career working with people effected by intellectual disability, mental health, autism and addiction, along the way realizing many of the great challenges and stigmas that had been afforded to those that she served. As she journeyed with them on their path to recovery and empowerment, she gained invaluable experience helping them to magnify their own strengths and in turn, helping them to create a vision of their ideal future. After over five years of providing a variety of services in Pennsylvania, she left her comfort zone and relocated to California, where she found the opportunity to bring her knowledge and passion for helping others to the Women’s Experiential department at Coastline. It is here that she uses her professional experience in human services, and her personal experience supporting loved ones in addiction, to help each client bridge their physical strengths and abilities with their mental health and longterm sobriety. Michelle believes, “Each day brings a fresh start and new opportunities, and that we sometimes need to get out of our comfort zone to embrace them.”

Michelle Glinski

Michelle Glinski

Program Director

After receiving a psychology degree from a university in western Pennsylvania, Michelle Glinski began her career working with people effected by intellectual disability, mental health, autism and addiction, along the way realizing many of the great challenges and stigmas that had been afforded to those that she served. As she journeyed with them on their path to recovery and empowerment, she gained invaluable experience helping them to magnify their own strengths and in turn, helping them to create a vision of their ideal future. After over five years of providing a variety of services in Pennsylvania, she left her comfort zone and relocated to California, where she found the opportunity to bring her knowledge and passion for helping others to the Women’s Experiential department at Coastline. It is here that she uses her professional experience in human services, and her personal experience supporting loved ones in addiction, to help each client bridge their physical strengths and abilities with their mental health and long-term sobriety. Michelle believes, “Each day brings a fresh start and new opportunities, and that we sometimes need to get out

Program Director

Nicole Loukes

Therapist

Nicole Loukes attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Masters Degree in Social Work with a focus on Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma with an emphasis on Native American populations. Soon after graduation, she received her Chemical Dependency Certification and has worked with the court and probation systems, the homeless populations and women. Nicole continues to be influenced by her early years where her parents fostered children and she wants to continue to work to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Nicole joined Coastline Behavioral Health as a therapist for the women’s program and is eager to help clients on their path to sobriety. One of Nicole’s favorite quotes is from Brene Brown who said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy and creativity. It is the source of hope empathy, accountability and authenticity.”

Nicole Loukes

Nicole Loukes

Therapist

Nicole Loukes attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Masters Degree in Social Work with a focus on Co-Occurring Disorders and Trauma with an emphasis on Native American populations. Soon after graduation, she received her Chemical Dependency Certification and has worked with the court and probation systems, the homeless populations and women. Nicole continues to be influenced by her early years where her parents fostered children and she wants to continue to work to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Nicole joined Coastline Behavioral Health as a therapist for the women’s program and is eager to help clients on their path to sobriety. One of Nicole’s favorite quotes is from Brene Brown who said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy and creativity. It is the source of hope empathy, accountability and authenticity.”

Therapist

Ashley Coccaro

Therapist

Ashley Coccaro received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from the California State University Long Beach. She has always had a passion for helping people and has worked through various internships in recovery and mental health. During her studies for her Masters, Ashley worked at a private practice and also with a school program helping troubled youths. Through her career, Ashley has developed a specialization working with young adults and is pleased to continue her work at Coastline Behavioral Health as a Therapist. Ashley says, “I am inspired everyday working with others as they begin to open up about their troubled past. Seeing someone who is able to take those first steps to trust another person is a powerful step in recovery.”

Ashley Coccaro, Therapist

Ashley Coccaro

Therapist

Ashley Coccaro received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from the California State University Long Beach. She has always had a passion for helping people and has worked through various internships in recovery and mental health. During her studies for her Masters, Ashley worked at a private practice and also with a school program helping troubled youths. Through her career, Ashley has developed a specialization working with young adults and is pleased to continue her work at Coastline Behavioral Health as a Therapist. Ashley says, “I am inspired everyday working with others as they begin to open up about their troubled past. Seeing someone who is able to take those first steps to trust another person is a powerful step in recovery.”

Therapist

Michelle Ramsey

Experiential Coordinator

Michelle Ramsey attended California State University Fullerton and studied Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling. During school, she held several internships in the local community helping the homeless, and women and children who were victims of domestic violence. After graduation, Michelle was inspired to work in the treatment industry and worked as the assistant operations  manager at a residential/detox where she oversaw the day to day functions for the residents to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Michelle also continued her experience in treatment by volunteering as a house manager. Michelle joined Coastline Behavioral Health as the Experiential Coordinator. With a true love for physical activities and sports, she is excited about continuing to expand the experiential program. Michelle shares a personal passion, “Through some of my own personal challenges, I have experienced the benefits of healing through physical activity. I hope our clients can continue to embrace new experiences that they can take with them while they continue their path in recovery.”

Michelle Ramsey

Michelle Ramsey

Experiential Coordinator

Michelle Ramsey attended California State University Fullerton and studied Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling. During school, she held several internships in the local community helping the homeless, and women and children who were victims of domestic violence. After graduation, Michelle was inspired to work in the treatment industry and worked as the assistant operations manager at a residential/detox where she oversaw the day to day functions for the residents to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Michelle also continued her experience in treatment by volunteering as a house manager. Michelle joined Coastline Behavioral Health as the Experiential Coordinator. With a true love for physical activities and sports, she is excited about continuing to expand the experiential program. Michelle shares a personal passion, “Through some of my own personal challenges, I have experienced the benefits of healing through physical activity. I hope our clients can continue to embrace new experiences that they can take with them while they continue their path in recovery.”

Experiential Coordinator

Steven East, MSW, LAADC

Therapist With over 14 years in the field of mental health, chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders Steven holds degrees in Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Sociology, Social Model Addiction Studies, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Social Work and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). He uses an eclectic approach to therapy integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Adaptive Information Processing. Gathering interventions from current research he maintains a higher level of competence with approaches based on the uniqueness of each Client. “I feel an intense sense of pride in how we approach the problem of addiction here at Coastline. We don’t just keep doing the same thing when a Client struggles. We access new research on the underlying issues and look at what worked with similar Clients in the past.” Mr. East received graduate honors at California State University, Fullerton for research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mr. East was presented with the Development and Empowerment Achievement Award by U.S. Congressional Representative Loretta Sanchez for his work with the mentally ill population.

Steven East, MSW, LAADC

Steven East MSW, LAADC

Therapist

With over 14 years in the field of mental health, chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders Steven holds degrees in Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Sociology, Social Model Addiction Studies, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Social Work and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). He uses an eclectic approach to therapy integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Adaptive Information Processing. Gathering interventions from current research he maintains a higher level of competence with approaches based on the uniqueness of each Client. “I feel an intense sense of pride in how we approach the problem of addiction here at Coastline. We don’t just keep doing the same thing when a Client struggles. We access new research on the underlying issues and look at what worked with similar Clients in the past.” Mr. East received graduate honors at California State University, Fullerton for research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mr. East was presented with the Development and Empowerment Achievement Award by U.S. Congressional Representative Loretta Sanchez for his work with the mentally ill population.

Therapist

Chris Lloyd, CATC III

Case Manager

Well before Chris began his career as a drug and alcohol counselor, case manager, and sober companion, he always had a strong desire to help others. Chris is a CATC-III certified counselor and is the director of Coastline’s Music Program. With over 14 years of experience as a professional musician, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Scott Weiland of The Stone Temple Pilots to Limp Bizkit and Staind. Chris shares his own experience with his own battles with addiction, “As a musician and songwriter, I feared that getting sober would cause me to lose my creativity and edge. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Sobriety brought freedom and serenity and a new realm of creativity that I never knew could exist.” Chris works with clients through individual and group sessions on writing, singing, playing and mixing original music in our in-house studio and he invites you to listen on SoundCloud.

Chris Lloyd, CATC III

Chris Lloyd, CATC III

Case Manager

Well before Chris began his career as a drug and alcohol counselor, case manager, and sober companion, he always had a strong desire to help others. Chris is a CATC-III certified counselor and is the director of Coastline’s Music Program. With over 14 years of experience as a professional musician, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Scott Weiland of The Stone Temple Pilots to Limp Bizkit and Staind. Chris shares his own experience with his own battles with addiction, “As a musician and songwriter, I feared that getting sober would cause me to lose my creativity and edge. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Sobriety brought freedom and serenity and a new realm of creativity that I never knew could exist.” Chris works with clients through individual and group sessions on writing, singing, playing and mixing original music in our in-house studio and he invites you to listen on SoundCloud.

Case Manager

Emerson Groom

Case Manager

Emerson grew up in Tucson Arizona and at a young age, he became addicted to drugs. After failing to get clean on his own, he moved to California for rehab and has been here ever since. Emerson completed his CADC studies in drug and alcoholism, and he is also recently married with a child on the way. He has always had a passion for helping others and is an active member of Calvary Church and the ministry outreach program with LOTS (Life on the Streets). Emerson enjoys his work as a case manager and the opportunity to continue to develop our ChristLine program. Emerson believes, “My faith has been an instrumental part of my personal journey in sobriety. I am extremely fortunate for the opportunity to work with clients and help guide their spiritual growth to build a strong foundation for long-term sobriety.”

Emerson Groom

Emerson Groom

Case Manager

Emerson grew up in Tucson Arizona and at a young age, he became addicted to drugs. After failing to get clean on his own, he moved to California for rehab and has been here ever since. Emerson completed his CADC studies in drug and alcoholism, and he is also recently married with a child on the way. He has always had a passion for helping others and is an active member of Calvary Church and the ministry outreach program with LOTS (Life on the Streets). Emerson enjoys his work as a case manager and the opportunity to continue to develop our ChristLine program. Emerson believes, “My faith has been an instrumental part of my personal journey in sobriety. I am extremely fortunate for the opportunity to work with clients and help guide their spiritual growth to build a strong foundation for long-term sobriety.”

Case Manager

Andre Buggs

Case Manager

Andre Buggs began his journey of recovery after losing a respected career with Los Angeles County Probation Department and getting incarcerated as a result of poor decision making while in his addiction. Upon being released, he understood in order to not become a projected statistic, he needed to make real changes in his life and stay sober. Andre found hope and a new way of living through being an active member in a 12 step program.

While on this journey, Andre has developed a genuine passion for working in recovery and walking alongside those struggling with addiction to help them achieve sobriety. He is currently working to finish his Addiction Studies Certificate at Cypress College, and will continue to further his education to earn his B.S. in Human Services.

Andre Buggs

Andre Buggs

Case Manager

Andre Buggs began his journey of recovery after losing a respected career with Los Angeles County Probation Department and getting incarcerated as a result of poor decision making while in his addiction. Upon being released, he understood in order to not become a projected statistic, he needed to make real changes in his life and stay sober. Andre found hope and a new way of living through being an active member in a 12 step program.

While on this journey, Andre has developed a genuine passion for working in recovery and walking alongside those struggling with addiction to help them achieve sobriety. He is currently working to finish his Addiction Studies Certificate at Cypress College, and will continue to further his education to earn his B.S. in Human Services.

Case Manager

Logan Wooller

Case Manager

Logan joined the Coastline family in July 2017 and is currently a member of the support staff as a treatment technician. His role has many responsibilities including the day to day oversight of clients in our sober living homes and transportation. It was through encouragement from a fellow AA member that Logan went back to school. He has completed the Drug and Alcohol practicum required for CCAAP and he is currently in the process of finishing the required hours for CADC-I. Logan is active in own sobriety with attending AA meetings and sponsoring other men. When asked about what keeps him strong in recovery, he replied “Sobriety is complete abstinence. There is no ‘gray area’ when it comes to crossing the line with using any kind of drug or alcohol.”

Logan Wooller

Logan Wooller

Case Manager

Logan joined the Coastline family in July 2017 and is currently a member of the support staff as a treatment technician. His role has many responsibilities including the day to day oversight of clients in our sober living homes and transportation. It was through encouragement from a fellow AA member that Logan went back to school. He has completed the Drug and Alcohol practicum required for CCAAP and he is currently in the process of finishing the required hours for CADC-I. Logan is active in own sobriety with attending AA meetings and sponsoring other men. When asked about what keeps him strong in recovery, he replied “Sobriety is complete abstinence. There is no ‘gray area’ when it comes to crossing the line with using any kind of drug or alcohol.”

Case Manager

Brandon Maddy

Director of Admissions

Brandon was born and raised locally. He enjoys being helpful and his warm, loving personality make him a perfect team member for Coastline Behavioral Health. Brandon puts client care first and foremost because he is so passionate about helping people. He has extensive experience managing sober livings and coordinating admissions for prominent recovery centers in Southern California. Currently, Brandon is an Admissions Coordinator for Coastline Behavioral Health, he specializes in crisis management and ensuring the highest level of client care is provided.

Brandon Maddy

Brandon Maddy

Director of Admissions

Brandon was born and raised locally. He enjoys being helpful and his warm, loving personality make him a perfect team member for Coastline Behavioral Health. Brandon puts client care first and foremost because he is so passionate about helping people. He has extensive experience managing sober livings and coordinating admissions for prominent recovery centers in Southern California. Currently, Brandon is an Admissions Coordinator for Coastline Behavioral Health, he specializes in crisis management and ensuring the highest level of client care is provided.

Director of Admissions

David Lindwall

Experiential Coordinator

Being one of the first house managers since the beginning, Coastline has really given David Lindwall a chance to watch it grow into the behavioral health treatment center that it is today. David Lindwall came to Orange County from Northern California to get sober on Feb. 8th, 2015 and has been a strong member of the sober community ever since. Having been given so much from sobriety and the kindness of others, he decided to give back as much as he can by becoming a member of the Coastline family. David was shown early on in his sobriety that life can truly be fun and amazing once your eyes are open and he believes in helping the next newcomer realize that as well. With nearly 2 years of sobriety, David provides a safe and fun atmosphere for clients and really tries to motivate them to live their lives to their fullest potential.

David Lindwall

David Lindwall

Experiential Coordinator

Being one of the first house managers since the beginning, Coastline has really given David Lindwall a chance to watch it grow into the behavioral health treatment center that it is today. David Lindwall came to Orange County from Northern California to get sober on Feb. 8th, 2015 and has been a strong member of the sober community ever since. Having been given so much from sobriety and the kindness of others, he decided to give back as much as he can by becoming a member of the Coastline family. David was shown early on in his sobriety that life can truly be fun and amazing once your eyes are open and he believes in helping the next newcomer realize that as well. With nearly 2 years of sobriety, David provides a safe and fun atmosphere for clients and really tries to motivate them to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Experiential Coordinator

Robert Meyer

Financial Manager

Robert Meyer has over 30 years of experience in the financial and legal sectors. As Financial Manager, Robert provides accounting services as well as coordinating insurance and patient payments for Coastline. Outside the financial realm, Robert is significantly involved in the recovery community in Orange County, including performing duties as a House Manager at a sober living house in Costa Mesa. Besides raising three children who are now adults, Robert has spoken on a variety of financial topics, and enjoys playing piano and writing short stories and music in his spare time.

Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer

Financial Manager

Robert Meyer has over 30 years of experience in the financial and legal sectors. As Financial Manager, Robert provides accounting services as well as coordinating insurance and patient payments for Coastline. Outside the financial realm, Robert is significantly involved in the recovery community in Orange County, including performing duties as a House Manager at a sober living house in Costa Mesa. Besides raising three children who are now adults, Robert has spoken on a variety of financial topics, and enjoys playing piano and writing short stories and music in his spare time.

Financial Manager

Emily Arnold

Executive Assistant

Having been geographically displaced from Oregon over four years ago in order to get sober, Emily Arnold has a unique ability to connect and identify with the clients who have also come from out-of-state in order to gain sobriety. Since Orange County is seen as the Recovery Mecca of the US, she made the decision to stay in the OC rather than moving back home because of the strong clean and sober fellowship. After working as a server and shift lead at an Italian Café for over 2 years and building strong connections with folks outside of the sober community, she had a calling to go the way of working in treatment to further be of service to newcomers (besides just volunteering her time at an indigent women’s recovery home on the weekends or house managing the sober living where she resided). This brought her to seek employment at Coastline in Spring 2016; where her main job is to transport clients to and from the office, the house, experiential outings, and 12-step meetings. She offers support and guidance to clients through her own empirical evidence and experiences. Treatment technicians are often on the frontline—daily battling the disease of addiction and alcoholism and Emily is passionate about helping clients see how their best thinking got them to where they are today. The most rewarding thing for Emily about working at Coastline is witnessing clients grabbing hold of their sobriety, taking control and changing their lives, and their personal growth.

Emily Arnold

Emily Arnold

Executive Assistant

Having been geographically displaced from Oregon over four years ago in order to get sober, Emily Arnold has a unique ability to connect and identify with the clients who have also come from out-of-state in order to gain sobriety. Since Orange County is seen as the Recovery Mecca of the US, she made the decision to stay in the OC rather than moving back home because of the strong clean and sober fellowship. After working as a server and shift lead at an Italian Café for over 2 years and building strong connections with folks outside of the sober community, she had a calling to go the way of working in treatment to further be of service to newcomers (besides just volunteering her time at an indigent women’s recovery home on the weekends or house managing the sober living where she resided). This brought her to seek employment at Coastline in Spring 2016; where her main job is to transport clients to and from the office, the house, experiential outings, and 12-step meetings. She offers support and guidance to clients through her own empirical evidence and experiences. Treatment technicians are often on the frontline—daily battling the disease of addiction and alcoholism and Emily is passionate about helping clients see how their best thinking got them to where they are today. The most rewarding thing for Emily about working at Coastline is witnessing clients grabbing hold of their sobriety, taking control and changing their lives, and their personal growth.

Executive Assistant

Paul Vidal

Operations Staff

My name is Paul Vidal. I am forty-nine years of age. I was born in the city of Los Angeles and I come from a large family. I basically was raised by my grandparents. I became the product of my environment, brushes with the law and drugs of all kinds were prevalent among my aunts and uncles. I perceived drinking and using to be normal behavior.

We are all offered many roads in life and I chose the wrong one. I took my first drink of alcohol at the age of thirteen and the race was on. I tried every current drug and pushed my life to serious consequences with the law. Today, I realize that many of my problems were self-driven, attitudinal and caused by me. I was broken and a ready candidate for recovery. I was forty-seven when I got sober. I found myself a home group in 12 Step Program and immediately found me a sponsor who had forty-one years of sobriety and he was quite demanding. That 12 Step Program has given me a life worth living. Working the twelve steps and practicing the spiritual principles while helping others, has given me hope of the promises to achieve a life of happy destiny. After twenty-eight months of recovery, I have a new passion to help other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety.

Paul Vidal

Paul Vidal

Operations Staff

My name is Paul Vidal. I am forty-nine years of age. I was born in the city of Los Angeles and I come from a large family. I basically was raised by my grandparents. I became the product of my environment, brushes with the law and drugs of all kinds were prevalent among my aunts and uncles. I perceived drinking and using to be normal behavior.

We are all offered many roads in life and I chose the wrong one. I took my first drink of alcohol at the age of thirteen and the race was on. I tried every current drug and pushed my life to serious consequences with the law. Today, I realize that many of my problems were self-driven, attitudinal and caused by me. I was broken and a ready candidate for recovery. I was forty-seven when I got sober. I found myself a home group in 12 Step Program and immediately found me a sponsor who had forty-one years of sobriety and he was quite demanding. That 12 Step Program has given me a life worth living. Working the twelve steps and practicing the spiritual principles while helping others, has given me hope of the promises to achieve a life of happy destiny. After twenty eight months of recovery, I have a new passion to help other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety.

Operations Staff

Justin Dennis

Operations Staff

I grew up in Memphis TN and had a troubled childhood with the passing of my father. I turned to drugs at the age of 13 and started down a very dark road. My alcoholism destroyed my life and tore apart my relationship with my family and friends. I attended my first treatment at the age of 19 and continued to use after I left. My life changed when I flew to California for treatment, and I took a hold of the 12 steps and utilized my sponsor. My life is amazing now after all of the pain and suffering I went through I can help our clients with the grief of losing a loved one. I enjoy working with people like myself every day it brings me pure happiness and joy to see happiness in clients eyes as well as bring recovery to the client’s families.

Justin Dennis

Justin Dennis

Operations Staff

I grew up in Memphis TN and had a troubled childhood with the passing of my father. I turned to drugs at the age of 13 and started down a very dark road. My alcoholism destroyed my life and tore apart my relationship with my family and friends. I attended my first treatment at the age of 19 and continued to use after I left. My life changed when I flew to California for treatment, and I took a hold of the 12 steps and utilized my sponsor. My life is amazing now after all of the pain and suffering I went through I can help our clients with the grief of losing a loved one. I enjoy working with people like myself every day it brings me pure happiness and joy to see happiness in clients eyes as well as bring recovery to the client’s families.

Operations Staff

Melissa Shively

Operations Staff

Missi knew since high school that she had a passion for working with people, especially those who have struggled in life. She started taking classes to earn a degree in psychology in her college years. Before she completed her education she struggled with addiction issues and spent 15 years trying to achieve sobriety. Missi finally discovered a firm foundation with God and a 12 Step Program. Missi got her first job in treatment at 1 year of sobriety and knew she was where she could be of maximum usefulness to others. She is now furthering her education and completing her college degree while working in treatment. Missi has over 5 years sober now and works hard everyday to maintain her sobriety in order to carry the message to those still suffering.

Melissa Shively

Melissa Shively

Operations Staff

Missi knew since high school that she had a passion for working with people, especially those who have struggled in life. She started taking classes to earn a degree in psychology in her college years. Before she completed her education she struggled with addiction issues and spent 15 years trying to achieve sobriety. Missi finally discovered a firm foundation with God and a 12 Step Program. Missi got her first job in treatment at 1 year of sobriety and knew she was where she could be of maximum usefulness to others. She is now furthering her education and completing her college degree while working in treatment. Missi has over 5 years sober now and works hard everyday to maintain her sobriety in order to carry the message to those still suffering.

Operations Staff

Izzy Premavera

Operations Staff

From an early age, Izzy had a passion for helping people and being of service. After completing training as an Emergency Medical Technician last year, she began looking for an opportunity in healthcare while she continues her long-term goal of going to nursing school. Coastline Behavioral Health for Women was a perfect match It not only fit with her long-term goals of working in the medical field but also working in recovery as she has experienced the devastating effects of addiction within her family. She is part of the operations support staff working directly with female clients with morning meditation, transportation, medication observations and assisting with experiential programming. Her upbeat personality is a source of daily encouragement to clients and she is always willing to lend a hand. Her personal outlook in her own words, “Starting off each new day in meditation sets the tone for amazing and rewarding experiences.”

Izzy Premavera

Izzy Premavera

Operations Staff

From an early age, Izzy had a passion for helping people and being of service. After completing training as an Emergency Medical Technician last year, she began looking for an opportunity in healthcare while she continues her long-term goal of going to nursing school. Coastline Behavioral Health for Women was a perfect match It not only fit with her long-term goals of working in the medical field but also working in recovery as she has experienced the devastating effects of addiction within her family. She is part of the operations support staff working directly with female clients with morning meditation, transportation, medication observations and assisting with experiential programming. Her upbeat personality is a source of daily encouragement to clients and she is always willing to lend a hand. Her personal outlook in her own words, “Starting off each new day in meditation sets the tone for amazing and rewarding experiences.”

Operations Staff

Priscella Avalos

Operations Staff

Priscilla joined Coastline Behavioral Health in December 2017 and brings with her over 9 years of experience in the medical field working as a caregiver. Her passion for helping for others led her to your new role working with the Women’s Program as part of the operations team. The company was a perfect fit for her personal ethics of advocating quality care and to be a role model for clients in recovery. Priscilla is compassionate but also knows that accountability is important in recovery. While her days are busy with transportation, medication observation, and helping manage the women’s home, she will always take time to offer support to client. She says that she hopes “to show them there is new way of life in sobriety – and even when things get tough, you can get through it.”

Priscilla Avalos

Priscilla Avalos

Operations Staff

Priscilla joined Coastline Behavioral Health in December 2017 and brings with her over 9 years of experience in the medical field working as a caregiver. Her passion for helping for others led her to your new role working with the Women’s Program as part of the operations team. The company was a perfect fit for her personal ethics of advocating quality care and to be a role model for clients in recovery. Priscilla is compassionate but also knows that accountability is important in recovery. While her days are busy with transportation, medication observation, and helping manage the women’s home, she will always take time to offer support to client. She says that she hopes “to show them there is new way of life in sobriety – and even when things get tough, you can get through it.”

Operations Staff

Steven Placencia

Operations Staff

Steven grew up in Southern California and has always enjoyed working in treatment. In his new role at Coastline Behavioral Health, he will join the operations staff to assist the team with client transportation, medication observation and will work with clients in our men’s sober living homes. Steven is familiar with the 12 step program and the much need support it provides in maintaining long-term sobriety. Steven says that “Working with others keeps him grounded in gratitude in stepping through each day.”

Steven Placencia

Steven Placencia

Operations Staff

Steven grew up in Southern California and has always enjoyed working in treatment. In his new role at Coastline Behavioral Health, he will join the operations staff to assist the team with client transportation, medication observation and will work with clients in our men’s sober living homes. Steven is familiar with the 12 step program and the much need support it provides in maintaining long-term sobriety. Steven says that “Working with others keeps him grounded in gratitude in stepping through each day.”

Operations Staff

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