Mike was born and raised in Fort Worth. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and received an undergraduate degree in Information Technology. Mike committed himself to a Christ-centered residential treatment facility at age 28. It was there that he had an encounter with God that changed the trajectory of his life. It was also there that Mike met Austin Davis, one of the LPC’s on staff. Two years after treatment, Mike got the opportunity to go back to work for the treatment center that he attended, under Austin’s leadership. It was during his employment there that Mike felt God calling him to equip himself to help others and Mike began pursuing a Masters in Counseling from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. After finishing grad school, Mike pursued an opportunity to work with Austin again at Clearfork Academy. It is Mike’s belief that finding one’s identity is central to recovery from substance use and he finds that identity in Jesus Christ. Mike’s faith has been the cornerstone of his recovery and he is excited to be able to share this faith with others who are struggling. Mike is married to his wife Jessica and they have one son, Raylan.
A native Tennessean, Shannon earned a BS in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. A few years later, she rounded out her education in nursing school at Columbia State, where she earned her RN license.
Shannon began her journey in healthcare and behavioral healthcare by working within a wide spectrum of mental illnesses as a case manager. Upon receiving her Master’s degree, she moved over to be a crises counselor on the Mobile Crises team that serves the greater Nashville area. Through obtaining her nursing license, Shannon moved on to work as a psychiatric RN. This move also allowed the opportunity to work not only with mental illness, but also with co-occurring disorders.
After a lot of prayer and ready for a new adventure, Shannon and her family recently moved to TX, where she accepted the Director of Nursing position at Clearfork Academy.
Shannon absolutely loves spending time with her husband, amazing kiddos and their two very spoiled dogs. When she can catch some downtime to recharge her batteries, she is usually found in comfy clothes and reading a good book or wrapped in a blanket watching a movie.
A native of North Richland Hills, TX, Alan joined the United States Army at the age of 19 after attending Haltom High School. He served in various leadership roles in the Army in the field of human resources, logistics, and recruiting. While serving in the Army, Alan earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from American Military University. He served honorably in the Army for over 20 years and deployed to South Korea, Qatar, Romania, and The Republic of Georgia; as well as two combat deployments to Afghanistan where he earned a Combat Action Badge.
Alan is married to his high school sweetheart, Jenny, and together they are raising their two boys, Austin and Nolan in Springtown, TX.
After retiring from the Army, Alan was looking for his purpose to continue to serve others and found that purpose in Clearfork Academy as the Human Resources Manager. Alan is passionate about helping others and relies on his faith in God to guide his life.
Alan enjoys volunteering his time to help coach his boys’ football teams, playing golf, and just spending time with his family. Alan is a Rhino at heart, always “Charging Towards Excellence”, even naming the family dog Rhino.