David moved to California from his hometown in North Carolina after multiple failed attempts to get sober. Through a structrued sober living experience, he was able to find a solution to his drug and alcohol problem. While living in this all-male sober living, David started to excel as a leader and mentor. These skills and tools ended up being the catalyst for his recovery and ultimately the foundation he has today. David has a passion for helping young men and sharing his experience. After working in the treatment industry he noticed a serious need for ethical sober living facilities. This prior work experience brought about David’s idea and drive to open Design For Recovery. He's ambitious to promote growth and change within each individual client that enters the house. David has a strong presence in the house and continues to be part of mentoring young men on a daily basis.
Following his own experience in treatment and sober living, Derek has been a role model in the recovery community in West LA since 2015. He developed an inner fire to bring the same sense of freedom that he found to others searching for it. Derek utilizes his unique experience as a young man in the Los Angeles recovery community and his passion for the process that saved his life to guide other young men through a vital stage in their lives. His caring presence and experience offer a sense of support that brings out the best in people. His dedication to growth in his own life and growth in others' shines brightly.
Drew began his journey to recovery in a highly structured all-male sober living. Unwilling to admit he had a real problem with drugs and alcohol at the beginning, he slowly discovered his own truth. Through living and working with his mentors and sober living managers, he was able to walk down a path he never knew he wanted, free from drugs and alcohol. The persistence of his mentors and former staff taught him the skills he needed to grow. This experience afforded him the chance to change his life. It drastically revolutionized his reality and ignited his passion to help others today. Drew is now able to mentor young men who once had the same outlook on life as he did. He was also able to reinstate his passions and skills outside of recovery.