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Tyler is the Founder and current President of a highly successful group of ‘boutique’ behavioral healthcare facilities across the US. Having built this extraordinary facility from the ground up, Tyler has learned first-hand what is involved with establishing a world-class treatment organization, while developing its reputation as a leader in the substance abuse treatment industry.
Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and left a successful career in the financial services industry to pursue his dream of helping others. His passion is evidenced through his exemplary leadership and the success of the organizations that he has helped to build and grow.
Jef is a highly experienced behavioral health and addictions therapist and executive with double diplomas in Psychodynamic Counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and the University of Hertfordshire. He has a BA Honors Degree in Linguistics and the History of Ideas, the highest award attainable in the United Kingdom in Leadership and Management of Care Services. Jef has also received the Level 15 Effective Personal Leadership Award from Leadership and Management International.
Jef has lived, worked, trained and lectured all over the world, including being a headmaster in Spain, Treatment Director at TTP Counselling of 16 addiction treatment centers, and Head of Training and Development at the prestigious Promis Clinics in the UK. He has also been the Care Quality Commission Registered Manager for six different facilities. Professionally, Jef’s gratitude for his own recovery drives his passion for high quality care that treats all clients as people with individual dreams, pain and aspirations.
As our Chief Development Officer, Jef is responsible for leading positive change within the organization in a way that consistently improves not only the quality and creativity of our programs, but also the ongoing mission to make Waters Edge continues a caring, learning environment for all the special people who work here.
“It was without hesitation that I moved to the USA to join Waters Edge Recovery, as I was moved by its culture of embracing each individual person, with love and compassion for their suffering and a genuine recognition of each client’s unique potential.”
One of his favorite quotes is: “The world breaks everyone and, afterwards, some are strong in the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway
Chief Development Officer