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.
Missy has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare since March 2013. She states, “I’m grateful to represent Clearfork Academy and be afforded the opportunity to play a small role in bettering the lives of boys who are struggling.” Missy’s passion lies in building relationships and professional collaboration, with the ultimate goal of helping people.
Prior to 2013, Missy worked in advertising media planning, internet search engine research, and sports marketing. Growing up in a family affected by alcoholism, she had an early understanding about the value of education and awareness regarding substance use and mental health issues. Combining her education, experience and desire to lessen the stigma that surrounds these issues, Missy began her career in behavioral health.
Connecting and being of service is why Missy co-founded Wellness Association of Flower Mound, sits on the board of Winning The Fight and serves as President of Young Men’s Service League – Integrity Chapter. In her free time, Missy enjoys rooting for her alma mater Texas A&M University, reading, volunteering, staying active and spending quality time with her husband, two teenage sons & chocolate labrador retriever.
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.