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Our multidisciplinary team of compassionate professionals is ready to help you make the most out of your time in our sober living community. With years of experience, our qualified staff understands the trials of addiction and is thoroughly trained to provide those in recovery with a high level of structure and support. From helping you identify the causes of your substance use disorder and acclimate to your new life of sobriety to teaching you valuable life skills and coping mechanisms, we are dedicated to your long-term success.

House Staff

Justin Leigh

House Director

Justin Leigh is an experienced addiction and mental health professional. After getting sober back in 2013, he has dedicated his life to helping others obtain physical and emotional sobriety. He understands that addiction goes beyond just drugs and alcohol, and in order to achieve long term sobriety it first starts with building a solid foundation supported by a positive community who can relate to the emotional struggles of addiction. Through his own experiences, Justin knows in order to achieve long term success it takes dedication, building life skills, ability to take a look at yourself internally, and knowing one can have fun in sobriety.

Justin grew up in San Diego and moved Los Angeles in 2013 to get sober. Justin currently attends Santa Monica College. On his free time, Justin enjoys hiking, golfing, playing video games, and learning computer programming, He is active member in his community and help spread awareness on addiction and mental health in hopes to end stigmas surrounding these issues.

Jonas Rogers

House Manager

Jonas Rogers is no stranger to alcoholism and drug addiction, after going through his own trials and tribulations in life he moved to LA in June last year and went through the Miracle House Foundation to begin his sober journey. After going through and graduating from the Miracle House Foundation he decided he wanted to dedicate his life to helping others get sober and give back to the house that gave him his life back. Jonas is very familiar with the struggles of growing up in an alcoholic household, the tramas that come with growing up in that type of environment and the struggles from battling his own addictions. Through these experiences Jonas knows how important it is to relate these things to new people beginning their sober journey and help guide them on a path to a better future.

Jonas grew up in Placerville, Ca and moved to Los Angeles June 2021. Jonas currently spends his days working for the Miracle House Foundation and in his free time he dedicates it to pursuing Skateboarding, music and art work.

Kyle Davis

House Manager

Kyle has nearly 2 years of sobriety and has been working in drug and alcohol treatment for the past year. He is highly invested in supporting men while they work through their struggles of achieving long term sobriety. Being a graduate of the Miracle House Foundation himself, Kyle is able to relate with individuals as they progress through the program on a much more personable level.

Kyle grew up playing baseball and proceeded to do so through college at UC Irvine before eventually graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. His ability to thrive in a team environment allows him to work very closely with any individual that comes to the Miracle House Foundation and prepare them with the proper life skills to maintain long term sobriety even after they’ve graduated. Kyle lives in the South Bay with other graduates of the Miracle House Foundation and enjoys living an active lifestyle.

Kris Evans

Group Facilitator

Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies

Kris earned his certificate in alcohol and drug studies at Long Beach College in 2019 and has been working in addiction and mental health since 2014. He began his career working residential and detox for dual diagnosis and has since worked with all demographics including homeless populations, teens and troubled youth, and the formerly incarcerated in both PHP/IOP, residential and prevention.

Board of Directors

William Joseph “Joe” Goodman

President

Senior Vice President, Chicago Title Company Commercial NCS; Executive Director B.O.D. Wonderseed Foundation

A true, personable leader, Joe is the recipient of the FNF Top Performer Award for 10 years running. He takes pride in offering unparalleled customer service and support while helping clients facilitate their complex real estate transactions. Joe and his team consistently deliver quality and resourcefulness to their customers while maintaining the utmost professionalism.

An avid outdoorsman, Joe enjoys spending his time golfing, fishing, and snowboarding. He resides in San Diego with Diane, his wife of 25 years, and son Brad.

Kendra Brunson

Secretary

Chair Support Sisterz

Before moving to Southern California in 2002, Kendra lived in Seattle where she enjoyed supporting her community. She is happily married with a son and recently became a grandmother. As a breast cancer survivor, Kendra is passionate about giving back to her community. Her journey in the recovery community began when someone very special to her was struggling with addiction. In an effort to best support them she sought out assistance and found New Life. She was so impressed by the level of care and treatment that was provided that she has remained involved in the recovery community through various capacities, including serving on the Miracle House Foundation’s Board.

In Kendra’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and working in fashion. Kendra loves to visit her mother, father, and siblings in the Pacific Northwest whenever she can.

Marilee Pacelli

Treasurer

Director of Operations Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer; Chair Carmel Valley Rec Advisory Committee; Treasurer – Presidio Soccer League; Secretary – Pacific Highlands Ranch Rec Advisory Committee; Chair – 92130 Foundation

Marilee has been an active volunteer within the community for many years. Before entering the nonprofit sector over 30 years ago, Marilee formerly worked as an archeologist for 10 years.

Marilee and her husband Luca became associated with New Life when their son entered the house. She enjoys serving on Miracle House Foundation’s Board as it is her way of giving back to the recovery community. Marilee is forever grateful to New Life, as it is what saved her son’s life.

In Marilee’s free time she enjoys spending quality time with her two grandchildren, her children and her husband.

Howard Barker

Member

Director of Communication Neuro Wellness Spa; Community Liaison Clear Recovery Center

Howard works to engage, educate, and support the South Bay community of those in recovery. He is focused on spreading education and awareness on issues surrounding mental health recovery and has spent the past 8 years working in the mental and behavioral health field. He is passionate about helping individuals in need find their way to healing. Howard’s experience in administrative and interpersonal aspects of behavioral health called him to assist Miracle House Foundation. Howard’s leadership and knowledge in the field are invaluable and he has assisted countless people within the recovery community.

In Howard’s free time he enjoys traveling and golfing with his wife, and two dogs. His mission is to live a healthy life style.

Scott Dohren

Member

Director of Operations Neuro Wellness Spa; Director of Operations MJ Resource Management

Scott Dohren attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a focus in Business Administration. He also holds a CADC-II certification in addiction studies.

Scott has a tremendous amount of experience with both administrative and interpersonal aspects of behavioral health. His background in the field of behavioral health extends to counseling, mentorship, outreach, admissions, and business development. Scott’s leadership and passion in the field of recovery and mental health has played a fundamental role in the expansion and development within the community.

In Scott’s free time he enjoys maintaining a healthy exercise regimen, attending concerts, spending time in nature, and traveling with his wife Karen.

Sober Living Homes in Los Angeles, CA

Immersing yourself within a strong and supportive community is key to long-lasting recovery and sustainable sobriety. Our sober living homes in Los Angeles provide a safe haven for men trying to stay clean while getting their lives back on track. Not only are our homes comfortable, but we at Miracles House Foundation provide you with valuable resources and link you with like-minded individuals to cultivate personal growth and meaningful relationships. To get started on the next step in your recovery journey, call or visit our contact form today.

Helping Who We Can

Miracle House Sober Living remains extremely cost effective for the services we provide and the success we offer. We are willing to help anyone who comes to us in any way we can, as long as we are able to maintain the security of all house members.

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As a non-profit sober living, we are able to help individuals who may otherwise not be able to meet the level of care necessary for them to achieve long-term sobriety. Click below to make a contribution and find out more information on how you can help.

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