Meet Our Team
Founder and CEO
David entered his first treatment center at the ripe young age of 17 for cocaine, alcohol, and pills. That was the first of many attempts to recover but unfortunately it took him another 10 years burning through relationships, jobs, money and countless opportunities before finally surrendering and truly asked for help from a deep place within. For 7 years, David has been on a full blown mission for his healing, recovery and discovering his true authentic self. He worked for Google for several years after treatment, a true testament that the promises of the program are real. He now owns BridgeWay Sober Living, working in his calling to help others heal and recover.
Jennifer Vocelka, LPC, LCDC
In 2008 Jennifer changed professions after years of working in radio and then for the Recording Academy which is best known for their GRAMMY Awards. After receiving her Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Jennifer began her clinical career working at the SIMS Foundation. Through her work at SIMS Foundation Jennifer has helped hundreds of musicians who battle mental health illnesses, including addiction, find healing and recovery.
In 2017 Jennifer joined BridgeWay Sober Living as Executive Director. Jennifer leads BridgeWay’s mission through the operations management and the administration of BridgeWay’s 10 sober living homes in the heart of Austin, TX. Using her clinical knowledge and experience Jennifer works closely with all of BridgeWay’s members providing an additional layer of support as they continue to strengthen the foundation of their recovery.
Director of Admissions & Residential Services
Gabi has worked in the sober living field since 2012. She was previously the Assistant Director of sober living at Hickory Wind Ranch. She brings her heart and passion to ensure individualized care for every member. She has a strong background in addiction and eating disorders. Gabi has a bachelor’s in English from Colorado College and graduate level coursework in counseling at St. Edward’s University.
Director of Operations
Bivi was part of the start and beginning of BridgeWay. She supports the structure of our organization and foundation of our community, acting as the controller and director of operations. . With a degree and background in Industrial Engineering, Biviana brings more than 12 years of experience working in banking, real estate and international business development. Addiction hit close-to-home and she found her passion and calling in the world of addiction recovery. This work deepens her sense of purpose and affords her the opportunity to give back and with conviction that full recovery is possible.
Recovery and Wellness Coach
Charlie is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor that has worked in treatment centers for the last five years, including his most recent position as Wellness Coordinator for a Center here in Texas. He began coaching clients through his experience, strength, and hope. With nearly 6 years clean from drugs, alcohol, and an eating disorder he has plenty of experience to share. Charlie believes strongly in the mind, body, spirit approach to recovery.
Our House Managers
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