Co-Founders | Experienced Texas Addiction Treatment
Bill and Ann have been respected innovators in the alcohol and drug treatment field for over 20 years. Touched by family members and close friends who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, they recognized that traditional treatment centers were often failing to address underlying emotional and childhood trauma issues that all too often led to relapse among clients.
In response to this unmet need, they founded The Life Healing Center of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1994. Under their guidance, and with a strong commitment to providing quality care, it combined the latest in successful mental health therapies with traditional 12-Step spiritual support. Life Healing Center soon emerged as the leading residential trauma treatment facility in the country attracting hundreds of referrals from Hazelden, Betty Ford, Caron Foundation, Sierra Tucson and The Meadows as well as receiving referrals from all fifty states and fifteen foreign countries.
Bill and Ann sold their addiction treatment facility in 2004. Then, with help from their long time friends, the late Coach Darrell Royal and his wife Edith, they devoted much of the next several years to aiding a struggling Austin non-profit alcohol and drug treatment center. The Center was in danger of closing its doors with the resulting loss of free services that the poor and working families of Central Texas had relied upon since 1967. The Schneiders assisted in re-organizing the board of directors, rallied community support, and helped guide the agency to become one of the most successful community treatment facilities in Texas.
Now Bill and Ann are excited to re-enter the addiction recovery field. They bring their talents for innovation and program quality to an emerging new recovery model that can lead men to the full and fulfilling life in recovery they’ve been searching to find.
Corbin was born and raised in Enid, OK and a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma (Boomer!). His own journey into addiction recovery started in 2011 at the age of 22. Despite repeated attempts, multiple episodes in treatment and honest desire to recover, Corbin struggled to find sustainable sobriety. In April of 2015 Corbin entered a long-term treatment facility and has been blessed with a life of healing and recovery ever since. As Corbin started to experience the many blessings that recovery brings, he made the decision to devote his life to helping others find this same experience.
“I found that I had a passion for, and a purpose in, guiding others through the recovery process. There is no greater joy than helping people heal, in helping them find happiness. I wanted to make it my life’s central focus.”
Corbin has served in a number of capacities at The Last Resort and has been a dedicated member of the team since 2016. Corbin’s approach to treating substance use disorders blends evidence-based clinical modalities, spirituality, and behavioral change methods to produce genuine changes in our clients’ lives. He also translates his previous professional experience in data consulting into the behavioral health field.
“I am a big believer in using evidence, using data, to guide and direct the treatment process. I believe in what works, and there is plenty of evidence that supports that what we do at The Last Resort is effective. My goal as the Executive Director is to implement and facilitate tried-and-true treatment methods, while not neglecting the human element by conveying compassion, understanding, and empathy to all of our clients and their families”
Check out Corbin on Deep Water Recovery Network’s Podcast:
Director of Finance
A long time Texas resident, Kim received her Master’s in Professional Accountancy from The University of Texas. She is also a licensed CPA in the State of Texas and began her career in public accounting as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Her experience also includes financial management for a start-up toxicology lab.
Kim’s passion for horses and rescuing dogs brought her to the Smithville area, where she lives with her husband, three dogs, two horses, and a donkey. Her newest dog, Harper, joins her at TLR everyday and is well-loved by our residents.
“I feel honored to work for a company with such an important mission; The Last Resort changes lives everyday.”
Director of Admissions and Payer Relations
Since 2011 Becky has worked in some facet or another in behavioral healthcare, but her passion for helping others dates back long before then. Becky believes in the reconstruction and restoration of people’s lives and has a passion for helping others and believes it is possible for everyone to find freedom from chemical dependency, freedom that she has experienced herself. From these passions and experiences, it has driven Becky’s work in behavioral healthcare. Before joining The Last Resort team, she worked for other behavioral healthcare companies, working in Direct Client Care, Admissions, and Managed Care positions
Becky is also currently finishing up her obtaining her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama, Roll Tide! She is working on completing her Bachelor of Science in Human and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Consumer Sciences. From there she hopes to enter graduate school to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.
She is originally from the Corpus Christi area but her home is in the Texas Hill Country where she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, four dogs, and her two wild cats. In her spare time, Becky is a part of a number of service groups that work with animal shelters and rescue organizations, finding displaced and abandoned animals a loving deserving home.
Dr. Van Wyk graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Sciences College of Medicine. She did her post-graduate training at The University of Texas Dell Medical School in Psychiatry where she was recognized for her outstanding work in the areas of systems of care and innovation. She has a private practice in Bastrop, works with a non-profit organization to provide psychiatric care through telemedicine to physicians, residents and medical students throughout Texas and teaches at University of Texas Dell Medical School psychiatry residency program. Working in coordination with our Medical Director and Clinical Team, Dr. Van Wyk is responsible for psychiatric assessments and evaluations, follow ups, and medication management.
Director of Marketing
Brittany Bass was born and raised in Austin, TX. She is passionate about helping men and women not only find recovery but also connecting with the “inner fire” that is already within them. Brittany has worked in the recovery field for 5 years. When she’s not working, Brittany enjoys spending time with friends and family, being a mama to her almost three-year-old son, Calvin, running and weightlifting, and pretty much anything having to do with being in the water on a sunny day. Brittany is very excited to be a part of The Last Resort dream team!
Director of Transitional Services
I grew up in Austin, Tx and have always been very proud of being a native Texan. Drugs and Alcohol came into the picture in my early teens, and I landed in my first treatment facility at the age of 15 due to substance abuse. Things spiraled out of control quickly, and would only get worse. The next 7 years of my life included numerous stints in treatment, trouble with the law, and plenty first hand experience with the progressive nature of addiction. At age 22, I found myself in a familiar situation – I was in trouble with the law, and in yet another facility. This time, however, I was blessed with what some might call “the gift of desperation” and had finally woken up to reality. Through a relationship with God, and a 12-step program of recovery, I have been sober and free ever sense. I strongly believe my primary purpose here on earth is to help other men achieve the same thing that was given to me – a way out.
Director of Outpatient Services
Zack Plyler is Director of Outpatient Services and has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on Organizational Leadership and Business from Arizona State University. He has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for a number of years, in different capacities. Zack comes to TLR with a passion for helping others and we believe that his experiences and desires to help others will continue to manifest, fit into our treatment vision, and help our men find the path to healthy sobriety.
“Growing up in Northern Minnesota the idea of recovery was an unknown concept to me, and drinking a way of life. Luckily at 22, I ended up in treatment, and it was from there that I first learned about my disease, chronic and progressive in nature, but also treatable. Unfortunately, I wasn’t finished running the show, and my substance use continued for several more years due to my unwillingness to treat it. I returned to treatment in 2007 hopeless and broken. There I finally surrendered to the guidance of those more knowledgeable than me, and I have been sober ever since. Today I am grateful for the life that I get to lead, through all the ups and downs, I have a fellowship and program to lean on.
After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Crookston, I went on to receive my Master’s in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2011. Since then I have been honored with the opportunity to participate in the healing process of many individuals, families, and friends impacted by addiction. I’m an LCDC, LPC-I, certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and certified personal trainer.”
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Art lived in Wichita Falls most of his life. He earned a BBA after high school and spent 30 years as an owner/operator of a successful ready-mix concrete operation. Art has been an ordained minister and former volunteer chaplain through Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He served several years, on the board of The Association of Disabled Citizens and the Boy Scouts of America (An Eagle Scout). Art also headed up the Family Preservation Program for the Wichita County Juvenile Department. Art utilizes a trauma-informed approach to therapy and is EMDR trained.
Art battled addiction, personally and within his own family, most of his life and with no exposure to AA or the 12 steps before landing in residential treatment. After rehabilitation, he resigned from Juvenile Probation and earned his MA in General Counseling. Art has worked in the recovery field ever since. “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. This is a calling for me and I am truly blessed to be a part of The Last Resort team.” Art enjoys outdoor activities, including water and snow sports. He is an active member of the AA community and has a zest for life that is apparent to all who know him.
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Drew Tindell is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor that has been in the recovery field for over seven years. He has ten years in recovery and employs mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing into his style of counseling. “With staying in today, you can avoid wasting time in yesterday and tomorrow.”
At age 40 Drew had a 9th grade education and with the help of a strong mentor and friends in recovery he went back to school and received a GED, an associate’s degree from Hill college in criminal justice for drug and alcohol counseling, has a certificate in correctional counseling, and is furthering his academic studies at Texas Tech where he will receive a bachelors in communication studies and sociology by the summer of 2018. He plans to continue his education through Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in the spring of 2019.
Drew has struggled with addiction for various drugs since he was a teenager. On July 24th, 2007 he had his last drink and started going to court ordered treatment where he was introduced to a twelve-step program of recovery and he has been sober ever since. Through working the program in his life and practicing mindfulness and meditation he has been able to enjoy a full and vibrant life. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and continues to broaden his spiritual life through fellowship and sharing the message with anyone who wants it.
One of his favorite sayings is “Go with the flow of life and let God be your current.”
Business Development Representative
Kyle Rainwater, Business Development Representative, is dedicated to navigating the difficult task of helping individuals find substance abuse treatment. He has several years of experience assisting clients as they enter treatment and managing referral relationships for multiple substance use and mental health facilities.
Kyle is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with healthcare professionals and acting as a liaison between the company and the client seeking treatment. Kyle represents The Last Resort Recovery’s brand while providing education to the community, clients, and their loved ones. Kyle entered the Mental Health/Behavioral Health field shortly after he found the gift of recovery himself. His drive and passion in the field stems from personal experience and triumphs. Helping others start anew is truly the bright spot of his life today. Addiction hurts everyone, and Kyle is committed to alleviating suffering and ending the stigma of substance use disorders. His powerful journey has helped countless individuals and their families find recovery.
Business Development Representative
Sarah is our Business Development Representative serving the greater Houston area and brings 5 years of experience in the addiction recovery industry to The Last Resort Recovery. She has worked in business development for both local and national treatment centers and has also facilitated Mindful Art Programs for residential treatment centers.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Sarah started her career in Hotel Management and has worked as a Sales Manager and Event Planner. Ultimately, her passion to be a resource for a struggling population led her to the field of healthcare.
Sarah sits on the Board of Directors for the Houston Chapter of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. Additionally, she is the founder of Sober Eve, Houston’s only alcohol-free, pop up nightclub for New Year’s Eve.
Sarah is a proud mother to a teenaged son, Jack, who attends the Marine Military Academy. In her free time, she enjoys painting, modern calligraphy, floral design, event planning and working out.
MA, LPC-S Clinician
Shawn is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with a passion for providing high quality service to individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Shawn earned her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in 2009 and has worked diligently in the mental health field since that time. She has expertise in working with adults, adolescents, and couples with substance use, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders in various settings including residential, outpatient, and at University levels.
Shawn strives to create an atmosphere of trust and genuine regard for pain and suffering followed with therapeutic measures to rise from it. She believes in people’s ability to heal, with emphasis on healing through collaborative connectedness. “We were not meant to do all this alone, togetherness is pivotal.” She uses a multitude of modalities in her practice including 10+ years of experience utilizing CBT, existential, spirituality, and person-centered approaches to addressing personal life challenges. She believes in drawing from a multitude of modalities to customize specific needs of clients. Shawn recently completed CCATP training to provide additional expertise with people struggling with the debilitating effects of Anxiety Disorders. She is committed to helping people overcome addiction, depression, anxiety, and other issues that challenge and hinder our ability to embrace life.
Shawn joined the talented staff at The Last Resort Recovery Center in the Fall of 2019 and has tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to grow with this wonderful company. She fits right in with family atmosphere that TLR is built upon!
Approved Clinical Supervision (TX)
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider (CCATP)
Shawn Marie Parrott, MA, LPC-S
The Last Resort Recovery Center
I was born and raised in West Texas. My first introduction to drugs and alcohol came at the ripe age of 15. The chaotic lifestyle surrounding drug and alcohol abuse continued for well over a decade. After innumerable encounters with the law, in and out of jail and countless legal consequences, I landed at my first treatment center in 2012. Unfortunately, I wasn’t remotely close to internalizing the problem that I was up against which was alcoholism and addiction. Needless to say, slowly then very quickly I spiraled out of control into some of the darkest and self-destructive periods I had ever known. Fortunately, through treatment in 2015, I surrendered to the absence of any mind, mood, or emotion altering substances. At this point in my life, I had lost everything and was in need of safe shelter. Luckily, during this treatment episode through the guidance of staff, it was suggested I try continuing my recovery in Kerrville, Texas. It was there I was exposed to an adequate presentation of the 12-steps and a solution-based recovery that allowed me to find a way out and grant me a connection to a power greater than myself. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that has the philosophy and mission of providing sick and suffering clients an exceptional Recovery solution, which I wish I had been afforded in my own treatment. Due to my daily recovery commitment and the work I do at TLR, I have become a fully Recovered Gentlemen.
Josie Herrera, Admissions Specialist, is a Texan native who has been working in the substance abuse treatment field since 2015. Once she began working in this field, she instantly fell in love and has been working with addicts and alcoholics ever since. Her experiences include direct care staff and working as an admissions coordinator. Josie is in recovery herself, and has found freedom from her active addiction by applying a program of recovery to her life. She is passionate about helping addicts and alcoholics at their most vulnerable point to find the help they need and deserve. She is currently continuing her education and studying addiction counseling.
In her spare time, Josie enjoys spending time with her husband, their 2 bullterriers and their chickens. She is an avid gardener and enjoys spending time in her yard working on new homesteading projects as well as reading and writing.
Staff Accountant / HR Coordinator
Born and raised in Texas, Tiffany has been a resident of the Smithville area for over 15 years. She has worked in the accounting field for 20+ years. She joined TLR in 2019 after deciding to leave her 17-year job at a law firm in Austin, Tx. Tiffany is a wife and mom of three. She enjoys spending time on her family’s 52-acre ranch taking care of their cattle.
“I love my job and the people I work with, both staff & clients.”
Equine Therapy Assistant
My name is Jeremy Cantu and, I am a grateful recovering addict. My sobriety date is 06/14/2015.
I was born in Houston Texas in 1977. I lived in the same house with both my parents and two brothers until I was 18 when I joined the United States Navy. I have been employed with The Last Resort starting early January 2020. Working in recovery industry has been a goal of mine sense getting clean. Sense I’ve been at TLR I have had the opportunity to work as a recovery advocate and a member of the equine therapy team.I am currently working in both departments and, loving every minute of it. It gives me the opportunity work on two levels.My future goals include; getting all the certificates I can from Natural Lifemanship, getting my LCDC and, staying in the recovery industry for as long as they will let me. My ultimate dream goal is to help as many addicts as I can reach their highest potential and know there is a better way of life.