Mark is a community builder, serial entrepreneur and plant medicine enthusiast who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s the CEO for Journey Within and is passionate about creating spaces for people to heal, grow, learn and connect. He loves to read and learn about the world and is guided by an insatiable curiosity for the world around him.
David is a creative entrepreneur, creator of innovative and progressive ideas that become inspiring companies, products and work cultures that ultimately promote and create change.
In 2015 he left his career at Google to follow his calling in the field of addiction & mental health, a place close to home in his personal journey, going to his first treatment center at the age of 17. He has spent the rest of his life pursuing a life of healing, transformation and recovery and set out on a pursuit of finding his ultimate potential. Today, he founded what is now Omega Healthcare, a transformational healthcare organization that provides leading programs around the country in the field of treating addiction and mental health. These Programs focus on addressing not only addiction, but also core trauma, shame, compulsive behaviors, and codependency that treat the root causes. While most centers treat the primary symptoms, our programs focus on bridging the traditional Recovery 12 step approach along with treating the underlying issues and family of origins, focusing on a more whole-listic approach.
Program Director | Business Development Representative
After a long road on his own healing journey, and many failed attempts through traditional recovery models, Sami was introduced to plant medicine and his life changed. This long sought transformation drives his passion for creating safe, responsible, and accessible spaces for people to undergo their own transformations through plant medicine experiences and integration.
Public Relations Manager | Promotions Coordinator
Luke Cade Carver is from Denver Colorado. He works for Journey Within doing PR, Marketing, sales and coaching. He has turned the dark times of his life and made those experiences become positive in helping others through their transformation. He believes that each and every moment is beautiful, good or bad. That through each moment something can be learned. Always working on growth and ascension he humbly helps fitness/weightloss/bodybuilding buy testicular atrophy on a steroid cycle: what should i do? australia – steroids for sale australia bodybuilding, powerlifting, icon those he meets. He loves yoga, working out, breathwork, sound baths and ecstatically dancing around Austin Texas. He embodies transformation.
Community Cultivator | Recovery Coach
Sarah Turrentine began her journey of going within in 2019 and has since dedicated her time to turning her mess into her message. She finds great purpose in helping walk people through their shadow while remembering to enjoy the beauty that life offers. She believes that we all have the capacity to heal and that our healing journey can be fun and exciting when compounded with authentic connection. She has certifications as an L1Enlifted Coach, a Recovery Support Peer Specialist and is working towards a certification In Being True to You Transformational Recovery. When not working 1 on 1 with our residents or organizing fun and interactive social events for the community you will find Sarah singing loudly to herself while driving and basking in the sunshine.
Hello! My name is Shannon Grossman, and I am serving in the Operations Dept. and I love it! I have been working with the sobriety field now for over three years. With a background in the Arts and Small Businesses, I have found a complete passion for helping people and small businesses get to the next level. There is nothing better than to realize, what you possess is a talent of inspiring someone else to believe in themselves, to walk with them until they can see the path of their own freedom.
That is exactly what we are looking to do, to breathe life back into sobriety, and help you get to the next level of you. I am very lucky to have this opportunity, work with a team, and collaborate with so many Mentors that share this same goal. I have once heard that if you truly love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life! I now know what they mean.
House Manager at Caswell House
Mica Ramos is a musician in recovery, also working as a behavioral health technician. He became house manager of the Montclair house in March of 2021. He dedicates his time to getting to know everyone of his housemates and tries to put them in situations that bring them closer as a community.
HOUSE MANAGER AT MARY HOUSE
Matthew Christian, a recovering drug addict born and raised in San Antonio Texas. First love was painkillers and eventually became an IV drug user. In 2017 he was homeless in Corpus Christi and thanks to family was checked into a treatment center. Two months later he moved to Austin to continue with his recovery at Bridgeway sober living. He found lasting sobriety here through the 12 steps and in the sober community, and with four years of sobriety under his belt he manages a sober house and gives back to others new to sobriety.
Assistant House Manager at Mary House
Chris Murphy was born and raised in New York City until he was 29 years old. He had a rough childhood and experienced trauma from a young age. At 17 he had his jaw broken and was prescribed OxyContin. He quickly became addicted and his life spiraled out of control. After his prescription for Oxy ran out, he switched to using heroin and started what would become an 11 year battle. He had periods of sobriety and a lot of success working in a fine dining restaurant, working on Wall Street for most of his professional life and in advertising for professional sports organizations. He has been assaulted and due to an assault and drug addiction, lost his teeth and was gifted them back when moved to Austin Texas. He has since created an incredible recovery community around him in which he is a member of AA but also participates in many other modalities of treatment and has turned his life around.
House Manager at Journey Within
Corbin Oakes was born in San Antonio Texas. Throughout school he played baseball. His personal journey began in 2012 with addiction. Through his experiences he discovered his passion to help others in addiction. Now he is a leader in the addiction community leading mediations and groups for his peers. He loves to hang at Barton Springs, X-fit and loves bulldogs. He loves his family and they are in awe of how his pain became his power. Corbin is the House Manager for the Journey within Center.
Assistant House Manager at Montclaire House
Austin Garner was raised in Cookeville, Tn. After attending a rehabilitation center, he decided to move down to Austin, Tx and continue his process of recovery. He has been the assistant house manager at Montclaire for 9 months. Leading by example, Austin represents a positive outlook towards sobriety that is accessible to the men of Montclaire regardless of where they are in their recovery journey. He can always be found engaging in activities from reading to sports, guitar playing to meditation.