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.
Jamie is from Johns Creek, Georgia and comes from a family where many battle addictions. He has personally battled addiction for the better part of the last 8 years. He was finally done fighting it and start listening to the suggestions of others around him. Jamie has found a passion for helping other young men in recovery by sharing his own experience and what he has learned from others. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.
Jay grew up in Goldsboro, NC before moving to Wilmington to play soccer at UNCW, receiving his B.A. in 2007. Following graduation, Jay lost focus as alcohol and drugs became a problem in his life. After ten years of struggling with addiction he was finally able to ask for help. Jay came to Oak Tree in September of 2018 after completing treatment at Pavillon. He joined our staff in May of 2019. In his spare time, Jay enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and music.
Cory is a Georgia native and came to Oak Tree Recovery Homes in early 2019 directly from inpatient treatment at Twin Lakes Recovery Center. He is the newest member of the Oak Tree team and is passionate about recovery and learning to live by spiritual guidelines. In his spare time, Cory enjoys watching and playing sports.
Julia fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains when she moved to Boone and attended Appalachian State University to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then moved to South Georgia to earn her Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Georgia Southern University. While in Statesboro, she felt called back to the Blue Ridge Mountains and made her way up to Asheville in 2015 after graduating.
Julia feels passionately about walking beside people through the healing process. Her experience includes working with those with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in residential, wilderness, and outpatient settings. In her clinical approach, Julia utilizes a client-centered, strength-based model that draws heavily on mindfulness, somatic, and experiential practices to promote safety in the client’s environment. Julia is committed to help build a safe, secure therapeutic alliance that cultivates growth and recovery and removes barriers to change caused by habitual patterns the brain uses for survival.
In her spare time, Julia can be found taking advantage of all the music and culture Asheville has to offer, practicing yoga, and enjoying the great outdoors with her dog, Kaya.
Delvin, a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, was born and raised in Hillsborough NC, and first began working at the Oak Tree in September of 2012. Due to life in active addiction, Delvin had at one time lost everything, including contact with his two daughters who live in California. Delvin is eight years into his own recovery journey now, and has re-built his life from the ground up. This life includes a strong relationship with his two (now adult) daughters. Delvin has a strong passion for helping young men in early recovery and uses his own experience to show these young men that recovery does work and a better life is possible. Recovery has given him a life of meaning and purpose and he continues to work one on one with each resident to assure them that they too can recover. Delvin left Oak Tree Recovery in late 2018 to enter into private practice. He returned in August 2019 part-time to offer case management services to all clients.