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About The Founder

Jonathan B. Clarke, M.Ed., LCAS

Founder Emeritus

Jon is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in helping others.  His enthusiasm for recovery is contagious.  He is an active member of the 12-step community, both in Sevierville, TN and in Southport, NC, and participates in his own 12-step recovery program.


Jon grew up in Buffalo where he gained his experiences of challenges and triumph.


Jon founded the Oak Tree in September 2011, and this experience gave him the daily ability to work with young men in early recovery in a sober-living setting for six years.  In September 2017, Jon sold Oak Tree Recovery Homes to Derek and Ryan – 2 of his dearest friends and long-term Oak Tree employees.  He still enjoys visiting with the guys at Oak Tree and sharing his experience and love for other people in recovery.

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