Michael was born in Brockton, MA and earned a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State University. During his turbulent childhood, he faced many of the same abuses and challenges our clients have. His self-medicating quickly progressed to the powerful disease of addiction which he continued to battle throughout college and his professional career. His “rock-bottom” left him homeless, helpless, and desperate for change. Michael ultimately surrendered his self-will and found his way towards his journey of long-term recovery with active participation and devoted service in a 12-Step fellowship.
He is the Chief Operating Officer of The Willing House, which he Co-Founded in 2018. There he continues to lead by example- working and living side by side with those in early recovery. The Willing House has since expanded to five homes, with housing for men and women; its priorities include child re-unification, personal choice of goals for each resident’s recovery continuum, and a solid foundation to equip each individual for an independent, successful future.
As a Managing Partner in Lake Avenue Recovery, he is excited to be part of a team that has built a truly beautiful facility which guides people down a comprehensive addiction recovery path. Michael’s personal experience in recovery and business, along with his passion for helping others gives him a unique insight into those struggling with substance use disorder.
Joining forces with his business partner and other experienced members in the recovery community has allowed him to help create a place that provides Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Evening Treatment and Outpatient Programs. In addition to incorporating the latest advances in substance use disorder treatment such as, neuropsychology, medication assisted recovery, 12-step facilitation, physical and emotional wellness and individualized care. The facility leverages its waterfront location to provide seasonal offerings like rowing, kayaking, and sailing, along with traditional holistic pursuits, like massage, Reiki, Tai-Chi, Qigong and meditation all designed to bring joy back into a person’s life.
Being a person in long-term recovery, he has dedicated his life to helping other addicts and alcoholics in recovery by spreading the motto, “We Do Recover!” He strongly believes in the message of hope and that anybody willing to make a change can.
At Lake Ave Recovery, our Priority is keeping our community safe. With Telehealth, we are able to continue to provide the same transformative alcohol and drug recovery services virtually.