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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
As Chief Operating Officer, Justin immerses himself in the day-to-day operations of Waters Edge Recovery, ensuring that the client and staff experience is one of consistency, care and harmony. Justin oversees management, facilities, and operations at the two Florida-based treatment centers, overseeing 100+ staff members and a 72+ bed capacity; all while ensuring Waters Edge has proper resources to fulfill its critical work of saving and transforming lives.
As a result of his dedication and hard work, Justin was able to make important contributions to the organization’s successful application for Joint Commission Accreditation. He also spearheaded several expansion projects as our success and admissions grew. His dedication to meeting the high standards that our clients need and deserve resulted in this rapid progression in the organization. Justin has established an exemplary track record of leadership development and building high performing teams.
Justin’s experience allows him to effectively communicate and understand the needs of his co-workers and clients from both a logistical and therapeutic perspective. After his personal journey to recovery took him through more than 15 different rehab programs, he understands that each client should feel that they are treated as an individual, “not just a another client passing through.”
Outside of his professional commitments at Waters Edge, Justin has an ongoing commitment to his own recovery, and is a regular speaker at events and meetings. He also serves as a mentor to young males in early sobriety, and has achieved certification as an AMA intervention specialist.
Chief Operating Officer