COASTLINE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
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.
Justin EakinFounder, Chief Executive Officer
Jason JacobsFounder, Chief Operations Officer
Jenn McCreightCo-Owner and Program Director
Gary TuckerClinical Director
David DeMilleClinical Administrator
Nicole KreiderDirector of Clinical Outreach and Marketing
Brandon MaddyDirector of Admissions
Michelle GlinskiWomen’s Program Director
Stephanie ZauggCase Manager
Andrew LopezExperiential Therapy Director
Brian RifeCreative Director, Experiential Team
Emerson GroomCase Manager
Andre BuggsCase Manager
Logan WoollerCase Manager
Martin LaRocheOperations Manager
Paul VidalLead Operations Staff
Justin DennisOperations Staff
Malcolm MayesOperations Staff
Brandon CopeOperations Staff
Melissa ShivelyOperations Staff
Priscella AvalosOperations Staff
Izzy PremaveraOperations Staff
Monica KamossOperations Staff
Emily ArnoldExecutive Assistant
Robert MeyerFinancial Manager
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, 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 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.
Co-Owner and 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.
Gary Tucker, MA, LMFT has 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.
David DeMille, M.A.Ed, CATC IV, LAADC 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.
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 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.
Patrick Larrieu was born and raised in Philadelphia and relocated to Orange County in 2016. Patrick has always had a passion for helping others and his career has been strongly influenced by his father who is a heart surgeon. He has a diverse background in sales in the healthcare industry and has worked in substance abuse for several years where he has held a variety of positions in operations and client care. Patrick brings with him a deep understanding of addiction in the detox and residential setting and this experience was a perfect fit for his new role as the Director of Business Development at Coastline Behavioral Health. Patrick works within our community to help families and clients looking for treatment which extends to not only at the time of admission but through the entire episode of care. Through his own struggles with addiction and subsequent recovery, Patrick not only understands what an addict is feeling but also the pain addiction has on a family. When he is working with a difficult client who is unsure about their ability to stay sober, he shares with them, “Don’t let your past dictate your future. Don’t focus on what you have done but what you can do today.”
Women’s 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.”
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.”
Stephanie Zaugg graduated with honors from National University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is also in the process of completing her coursework for her Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling from Pepperdine University. Through her career she has held various positions in teaching and has worked with county programs for multiple DUI offenders. Stephanie has personal family experience with addiction and mental illness and was drawn to working with in the addiction field. She joined Coastline Behavioral Health as a Case Manager for the women’s program to fill a much needed role for the growing client census. Stephanie is passionate about working with others and has a keen ability to relate to clients on a personal and clinical level. Since joining the company, Stephanie has helped with restructuring the program to focus on client needs with a focus on accountability and life skills. She likes to think outside of the box and to not always do things the same way as before. Stephanie positive outlook is demonstrated in the positive growth she sees working with clients and reminds them “Everything changes – even in our best days and the bad days.”
Experiential Therapy 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 Therapy 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.
Creative Director, Experiential Team
Brian received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from San Diego State University. He spent the next 6 years working in the Hi-Tech Industry in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He reconnected with some long time friends who recommended a career change, and found his way to Coastline Behavioral Health. His background in sports, fitness, action sports, and coaching high school basketball matched with his experience in the hi-tech industry makes him the perfect fit for Experiential Creative Director.
Brian focuses on cultivating an environment where creativity can thrive with his colleagues and clients, keying in on the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of recovery. He takes a motivational coaching approach and style to each challenging activity. Brian align’s the experiential program with the clinical portion of the program where each client can learn the core values of: Authenticity, Teamwork, Accountability, Compassion, and Humility ultimately leading them to a strong Brotherhood and Resilience – with the overall goal of developing meaningful relationships and bettering themselves every day. Brian also takes a data driven metrics approach to our clients recovery to track goals and improvement to give our clients measurable results where can see their progress throughout the program on how far they have come and what they can accomplish when they stick to something.
Brian just celebrated one-year of sobriety and continues working with his sponsor, going to meetings, working the 12-steps and sponsoring other men. When asked how he is doing, Brian says that he does not miss the days of using, and instead, embraces each day he can be of service to himself and others. In his own words, “I am stoked to start every day!”
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.”
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.
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.”
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!”
Lead 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.
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.
Malcolm Mayes was born and raised in Mississippi and relocated to California to work in a family business that managed group homes for the developmentally disabled population. He has over 23 years of experience working with higher levels of care in mental health including autism, bipolar and schizophrenia. Malcolm joined the operations team at Coastline Behavioral Health and he was eager to expand his experience in substance abuse. He has a keen understanding of being able to identify early changes within the clients’ mood or behavior so he can offer an encouraging word and support. Malcolm loves working with the Coastline team where communication and respect for one another are critical. HIs time working with addicts has provided a new appreciation and understanding with his own father’s success in staying clean. Malcolm stays positive by beginning each morning in prayer and gratitude. He says, “If I am having a bad day, I just remember that someone is having a worse day than me.”
Brandon’s career started with a collection agency and he worked for a local firm for over five years. He wanted to set a better example for his newborn son and decided to change careers where he could work for a company with a purpose of helping those in need. Brandon joined the operations staff at Coastline Behavioral Health in March 2019. In his role, he is afforded the unique opportunity to have one-on-one time with clients when they are more likely to talk more opening outside of the clinical setting. He is especially adept in seeing the ‘tell-tale’ signs with a client when something is ‘off’ and is able to talk to them. Everyday Brandon works to stay strong in own recovery and to set a good example to clients early in their sobriety. He encourages clients to get engaged at 12-step meetings and to reach out their hand to introduce themselves so they can build a solid sober support group.
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.
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.”
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.”
Monica was working in the treatment industry and was looking for a new position with a company that had a strong employee culture, stability and solid business practices. She joined Coastline Behavioral Health for Women as a member of the operations staff. Through her years of struggling to stay clean, Monica has compassion and understanding of where addicts come from and seeing situations for what they are – that getting clean is hard for women but anything is possible. Monica holds herself accountable and would not ask a client do anything for their recovery that she would not do herself. Monica says, “I am a member of the 12-step program of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)and I hope to support other women in staying clean.”
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.
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.
THE COASTLINE DIFFERENCE
Coastline Behavioral Health helps clients deal with the stronghold of addiction and behavioral health issues to develop healthier life skills to facilitate sobriety. Alcohol and drug addiction changes behavior in ways that are detrimental and we work in all areas of a client’s life including employment, personal relationships, finances, and health. Coastline Behavioral Health is set apart from the others in modality and treatment options, including the components of experiential therapy that have been developed by specialists in the addiction recovery field to meet individual client needs.
To find out more about our treatment program in Southern California, you can call to speak with a member of our admissions team. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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