Will delivers a combination of skills in project management and service with first-hand experience fighting drug addiction. The desire to be of service to those affected by addiction and alcoholism has been the guiding force behind Will’s life since the beginning of 2017. He has worked as a residential care assistant at one of the largest recovery centers in Austin where his responsibilities included documenting residents’ behavior patterns, offering support for residents’ mental and emotional well being, and holding residents accountable for participating in recovery-related activities.
Jamie joined the South Meadows team in April 2020 and was first introduced to recovery in 2012. Since getting sober, Jamie was able to get back into college and graduated with a degree in marketing in 2018 after attending Augsburg University which has the largest collegiate recovery program in the country. In his free time, Jamie enjoys skateboarding and focusing on building his company, Ollie Marketing.
Devon joined the team as our very first recovery advocate in June, 2020. Devon is a Texas native with strong ties to the Austin recovery community here. Devon realized she was no longer in control of her drug use when she found herself homeless and focusing solely on where the next high was going to come from. Consequences were not able to stop her from using. The moment she decided to accept help and do what was suggested to her, she was able to find a peace of mind that no drug had been able to achieve. Today, she is free from the pain and misery of using and has thus far played an integral role in our program.
Sober since March 28th, 2010, Jon struggled with substance abuse from a young age before finding long-term recovery. From a place of gratitude and service, Jon has dedicated his personal and professional life to helping individuals and families heal from the wounds of addiction. In 2016, with the dream of offering other men a safe supportive environment for recovery, he opened North Austin Sober Living. Through hard work and dedication, North Austin Sober Living grew to be a mainstay in the Austin treatment community, which is known for its quality and affordability. Wanting to provide an even higher level of support for his residents, Jon founded South Meadows Recovery in the Spring of 2020.
Danuta Siemek is a recovering addict whose professional journey began 28 years ago when she first decided to seek help. Her addiction was bringing her to her knees and she desperately wanted a different life for herself and her family. After struggling with alcoholism for over two decades, she was able to get some help. Over her 26 year career, Danuta has worked as a therapist, supervisor, clinical team leader and program director and has spent eight years in management and directorial positions at various inpatient/outpatient and private practices. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) and has a deep understanding of people with behavioral, physical and emotional challenges and the various stages that make up their journeys of healing and recovery.