Welcome to our community of hope and healing
Lead Alumni Coordinator
Las Vegas, Nevada
Chris hadn’t planned on getting sober on his 27th birthday. It was the summer of 2012 after an eight-year struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Not only did he get sober, but through 12-Step fellowships and a strong support group, Chris found that he could live an incredible life without ever having to drink or use again. Now, he serves as Lead Alumni Coordinator located at AAC’s Desert Hope, and is passionate about increasing awareness of this potentially fatal illness as well as sharing his experience, strength, and hope with others who suffer from addiction.
Lafayette, New Jersey
Nikki is an American Addiction Centers Alumni Coordinator located at Sunrise House. Originally from New Jersey, Nikki got sober July of 2012 at the age of 21 and has since dedicated her time to supporting recovering addicts and alcoholics. She is a member of several local recovery advocacy programs and is a trained recovery coach. Nikki is extremely passionate about her role and the successful growth of our AAC Alumni program at Sunrise House.
Jewel Jenkins joined American Addiction Centers in 2015 as a Lead BHT. She quickly transitioned in 2016 as Oxford Treatment Center’s Alumni Coordinator. Originally from Illinois, she is now residing in the state of Mississippi. Due to her own experience with battling the terrible disease of addiction, she brings her experience, strength, and hope to clients today. Today, she supports the recovery process and is teaching clients how to live clean and sober. She is looking forward to planning events and meeting with clients to help with their future endeavors one day at a time.
At age 19, Michael made the decision to seek sobriety at Greenhouse Treatment Center. He walked away with an invigorated sense of purpose, and became an active member of the 12-step community. His passion for helping others find sobriety intensified, and eventually led him right back to where his own recovery began. He now serves as the AAC Alumni Coordinator for Greenhouse and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in North Texas where he continues to help people find their own purpose and sense of belonging.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Missy has a mission for people everywhere to understand their worth. She joined AAC as an alumni coordinator at Recovery First facilities in 2017 to further her goal and to cement herself as a fixture in the South Florida recovery community. Prior to joining the alumni team, Missy held positions in both marketing and advertising, and received a degree in communications from the University of Florida. Today, she celebrates multiple years in recovery, and looks forward to advocating for others so they can experience the same freedom from addiction.
Alumni Manager Nevada Region
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dee Wirth helped open Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2012. Dee is now returning as the Alumni Manager for the Nevada Region, helping to build the Alumni brand throughout all of the Las Vegas facilities. Dee Wirth has been clean and sober since 2004 and has dedicated her personal and professional life to helping others who suffer. Dee is excited to bring recovery events and supportive services to all of its members. Dee spends her time attending 12 step meetings, conventions and sponsorship. As a result of a clean and sober lifestyle, Dee has been able to accomplish two college degrees and looks forward to her future with AAC and her recovery.