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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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Manager & Recovery Coach

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.



We are thrilled to have Jimena on our support team who joins us with a degree in psychology and a Master's in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy.

She is an important woman in our lives who see each of our guests one on one and in group therapy sessions.

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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.



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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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.


On Call - Psychotherapist

Ana is our on call psychtherapist who provides life altering therapy for our clients. Her approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Neurolinguistics and Biology decoding.

We are very fortunate to have her on staff to do group therapy and one on one therapy’s.

A God sent in her field of expertise, Ana is here to lovingly help and support our  guests here at Recovery In Paradise.



 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.


Night Manager

Kelly’s past experiences are way to extensive to list. Long story short, she brings joy and laughter to the guys.

Whether that is by doing homemade facial masks, teaching the guys how to make homemade pasta by scratch or cooking up some fattening delicious treats. She always has something fun to get the guys doing.

She is also a fully trained paramedic with a love for horses.

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Chef Chuy

Cooking With Love

We are thrilled to have Chuy in our hearts and our kitchen at Recovery In Paradise PV.

Comfort food is his specialty and Chuy makes sure no one goes hungry around here.


Weekend Staff

Van keeps our guests busy and entertained on the weekends along with our other staff.

He is relatively new on his Recovery journey and that is part of what makes him so valuable.

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Yoga Instructor

Daniel has been teaching Yoga since 2013 to combat the harmful and involuntary thoughts of the mind, the natural deterioration of the body and potential disease.

Daniel began a search for optimal health that led him to practice Yoga, Tai Chi & Zen Buddhism.

We are privileged to have Daniel on our team and leading the guests at Recovery in Paradise with Yoga classes five times a week.


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.



House cleaner

Meet Annabelle 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.

Enzo & Rio

Centre Emotional Support

We are a pet friendly environment. Emotional support from our four legged friends is invaluable to our recovery journey.

Meet Enzo & Rio who are a part of the family ar Recovery In Paradise.

If you have a well behaved pet please talk to John and they might be able to join you on your journey here.

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About Us: Team Members
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