Our Team

Every person on our team plays an important part in making Recovery In Paradise possible. We all want to see you flourish in recovery and your new life. Get to know our team members now.

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General Manager

John brings with him a passion for recovery. He is someone who strongly believes that we don't get clean and sober to be miserable.

John is a walking example that recovery is possible and living clean and sober is a life worth living.

He oversees the daily operations and is the voice that will walk a concerned parent through the admissions process. John ensures the highest caliber of treatment at Recovery In Paradise.

Check out his personal Recovery story and listen to more on Recovery in Paradise here.



Nancy had a long time career in healthcare and brings her love and compassion for others to the center of Recovery In Paradise.

She has spent a lot of time over the years working with others in the programs of AA,  NA, and CA both in Canada and in Puerto Vallarta.

Nancy will be here to welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home during your rehabilitation.

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Step Coach

Greg is a key member of our team here at Recovery In Paradise and brings with him many years of experience working with others in 12 step recovery programs.

Greg is an easy to get along with man that jumps right into action sharing his own experience with the guests and working with them through the twelve steps.

He is here to help and looks forward to watching you grow in your recovery journey.

Dr. Raul

Doctor On Call

Dr. Raul studied at the Universitario de Ciensias de Salud in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico

He will be meeting each arriving resident to do a health checkup and go over any prescribed medications prior to settling in.

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 Media Manager

Dora is our sober sister who takes care of our online presence, website, content creation, design and all the tech details related to Recovery In Paradise.

She is also the producer/host of the recovery podcast Soberoso "Sharing Our Passion For Recovery" which is based right out of Puerto Vallarta.

You can learn more about her recovery journey and listen to guests from around the world who share their stories as well right here.



Jorge is our resident psychotherapist who also has diplomas in Familiar Therapy with Emotional Key, Couple Counseling experience and Specialty in Psychoanalysis.

He has a masters degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and he wants to see you get better. 

Everyone loves Jorge and our guests really learn a lot about themselves with his individual attention.

Jorge is an important part of our team at Recovery In Paradise and is ready to help you start your new life in recovery.



Yoga Instructor

Sam is passionate about sharing yoga and witnessing its many benefits.  She brings with her more than 40 years of personal practice experience as well as many years of leading others in classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats around the world.  

Sam has always had a special interest in the healing connection between yoga and recovery.  She feels privileged to have an opportunity to share her passion with the guests at Recovery in Paradise where we do Yoga five times a week.



Vancouver Canada Liaison

Mark is a valuable member of our team at Recovery In Paradise and is our man on the ground in Vancouver B.C. Canada

He is eager to assist you with any questions regarding our facilities in Puerto Vallarta and can help you along with our admissions process.

Right On Ron

Recovery Coach

Right on Ron comes to us with a sobriety date of November 3, 1988.

He will be visiting our facility every 3 months to do a set of intense Steps to complement what the clients are already working on.



Night Manager

Israel is a part of the family at Recovery In Paradise and has been with us from the start. 

He is a huge help when dealing with the locals in Puerto Vallarta and is very knowledgeable with the who, what, when and where of everyday life here in paradise. 

He is our onsite night manager that keeps an eye on things to make sure everything and every one is right where they should be.

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Vallarta Guide

Cesar brings to Recovery in Paradise his lifetime of experience and knowledge of Puerto Vallarta.

He will be planning and guiding our excursions while keeping all our guests smiling as they get to know Puerto Vallarta.




Meet Carla who is an important part of our team.

She is at the recovery center five days a week keeping everything nice and clean for us while we are all following our schedule and working on our recovery.


Massage Therapist

You better believe that getting massages is a part of the services we offer here at Recovery In Paradise and Llanya comes to our facilities on a regular basis to provide this pampering service to our resident guests.

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Enzo & Neko

Emotional Support Pets

At Recovery In Paradise we believe that animals offer emotional support in a way that we humans can not.

Meet Enzo & Neko your purrrrfect pals


Furry Friend & Emotional Support

Milo is an important family member here at Recovery In Paradise and offers emotional support to all.



Fur Baby

Coco is the newest member of the Recovery In Paradise family.

We rescued her as the only surviving puppy in a litter that was dumped.

She deserves another chance at life as do our guests in recovery.