Comrades in Arms
I will not take "but" for an answer. - Langston hughes
Christian De Oliveira
Christian is an industry veteran, having worked in the behavioral health space for well over a decade. He has started and operated facilities across the country working closely with innovators and thought leaders throughout the field. Although years of experience have brought both professional and personal growth Christian never lost sight of what he believed to be one of the most healing and transformative aspects of recovery, that of community. Along with his partner and lifelong friend they aim to create a new and unique transformative living experience. Prior to his calling in the recovery field, Christian had worked in the financial markets at The Chicago Board of Trade as well as launching a successful startup in the glass manufacturing industry. A musician at heart, he still finds the time to play an occasional show and loves to teach his children the musical traditions passed on from his father.
For over a decade, Anthony has been involved in working with young adults with substance use disorders and mental health issues. He began his career with a leading recovery community based in Los Angeles and in 2016 he made the move to New York as Program Director to run East Coast operations. He brings to the table a vast knowledge and understanding of adults and young adults and the challenges they face in early recovery. Prior to working in treatment he used his creative talents to compose music for television commercials. Although music is still a passion, he was inspired to work in recovery after his own personal experience living in a transitional living home, which made him believe people can recover and change every aspect of their lives for the better. Anthony is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where he received training and certification as a drug and alcohol counselor.