Co-Founder & Program Director
Kurt has been an advocate for people suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction for over 14 years, and is well known within the community for his work with people in recovery and their families. He speaks regularly to groups, has helped hundreds of alcoholics recover, and mentors numerous other alcoholics at any given time. Kurt has 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, brings vast knowledge and wisdom to the recovery community, and is known for being a gifted speaker on the subject.
Co-Founder & Business Director
Jim has been a part of the recovery community in Thousand Oaks for 10 years. He has 24 years of experience starting, owning, and operating companies in the Healthcare Industry around the LA area. After finding the solution in the 12 steps, he made it his life’s goal to pass along the solution to other alcoholics and drug addicts. That passion combined with his experience launching new ventures led him to open a safe structured home for alcoholics and drug addicts seeking recovery.
LUCIANA MONTEIRO DA SILVA
Co-Founder & Operations Director
Luciana has worked in the Thousand Oaks and Malibu recovery community for 7 years. She was a Rehabilitation Technician for Siesta House, Wildwood Treatment Center, and the Beach House Malibu Sober Living. Her passion for recovery and experience in treatment inspired her to open The Oaks Sober Living home in 2015. Since then, she has taken the unofficial title of “house mom” for the clients and provides a loving, safe place for them to recover.
Senior House Manager
Ryan has suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction since his early teens. In the end, his addiction led him to intravenous drug use. After multiple rehab attempts, relapses, and overdoses, he finally surrendered and made recovery his number one priority. He is now a very active member in his recovery community and shares his experience with other alcoholics and drug addicts through sponsorship. “I now understand the difference between sobriety and recovery. Getting clean was only the beginning. Thankfully, I found a solution, a community, and a purpose through the WeRECOVER LIFE Program, the 12 steps, and sponsorship.”
Richard is a U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran with 8 years active duty service and 4 Combat Tours to Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). He suffered from PTSD and depression and used alcohol to cope with the problems associated with these conditions. Having been to rehab 3 times, he finally found the solution in the 12 Steps and through the program offered at WeRECOVER LIFE. “Working the steps like your life depends on it and putting faith into ACTION is a recipe for sobriety that works 100% of the time”. Richard helps manage The Oaks house with his brother Ryan.