Caring – Compassionate – Committed

We have an amazing staff here at Solutions. Each team member has the personal experience, passion, determination, and selflessness that every organization strives to have on their staff. These individuals are uniquely qualified to work with those in recovery because they’ve been there themselves. They have lived in the trenches and come out the other side happy, joyous, and free. There is no end to the dedication that these people show to our clients and their families. Day by day, the Solutions family makes it their life’s work to guide people toward freedom from their addiction.

Taylor Avery, MS, LMSW - Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Taylor Avery, MS, LMSW

Counselor

Taylor is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with individuals and helps facilitate outpatient services at Solutions of North Texas. He received his Bachelor in Social Work from The University of North Texas, and his Master of Social Work from both The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. Taylor is passionate about understanding people, looking not only at the person, but the environment from which they come. He appreciates that commitment to recovery is a life-long effort, having struggled with addiction to alcohol and since experienced recovery himself. Taylor strives to create a collaborative, empathetic, non-judgmental, and confidential environment for clients seeking help, understanding that the process to healing and flourishing in life is built on respect and commitment. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, tinkering in the garage, and gardening. A perfect weekend for him would include camping, hiking, and mountain biking with his wife and three sons, including two new twin boys.

Regan Browne – Intake Coordinator at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Regan Browne

Intake Coordinator

Regan is the Intake Coordinator at Solutions and oversees the intake process for incoming residential and clinical clients and provides assessments and evaluations for attorneys, probation, and other entities. Regan was accepted to East Central University with a full athletic scholarship, and she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. After graduation, Regan took part in the COPS program. What Regan was not prepared for was her addiction to alcohol and the three DWI’s she received within 5 years, which of course, derailed her career in the law enforcement industry. After attending detox and then rehab, Regan switched her focus to working in the substance abuse treatment industry, which is when she came to Solutions. Regan has also begun to pursue her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of North Texas with the goal of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Additionally, she has been awarded the honor of acting as liaison between UNT and the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) as the Student Representative. Regan dedicates her life to helping others that are experiencing the disastrous circumstances of their addiction every day. Regan is a professional botanist, forever growing her garden and she also has a passion for the Special Olympics and helps in that sector as much as she can.

Amber Climer – Case Manager at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Amber Climer

Case Manager

As Solutions’ Case Manager, Amber helps residential and clinical clients navigate the waters of early sobriety by issuing referrals, monitoring progression, and collaborating with support systems such as family, probation, and specialty courts. After battling her own addiction for years and living through all the consequences that comes with that, Amber found the solution to her problem. As an alumnus, Amber has a lot of passion for Solutions’ mission and helping people find a solution to a hopeless situation. In her free time, Amber enjoys being outdoors, doing water sports or camping, and has recently taken up crafting.

Dominique Derden, MS, LCDC – Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Dominique Derden, MS, LCDC

Counselor

Dominique is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor working with SONTX since 2016. She earned both her bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in counseling from Texas Women’s University. Dominique is a member of Denton County’s Family Drug Court Treatment Team and has a passion for helping reunite families after the disease of addiction has separated them. She has presented on the topics of Professional Boundaries, Enabling v. Helping, and Gospel Centered 12-steps across social services fields locally. Dominique enjoys live music and spending time outside with her family.

Lt. Troy Eavenson (Ret.) – Judicial Development Officer at Solutions of North Texas

Lt. Troy Eavenson (Ret.)

Judicial Development Officer

Troy is the Judicial Development Officer at Solutions and spends his days establishing relationships between our organization and corrections facilities to expand services and provide recovery programming inside the jails. After graduating from the police academy in 1995, Troy began his law enforcement career at the Wylie Police Department. During his time there, Troy piloted the School Resource Officer program. From 1999 to 2016, Troy worked with the Allen Police Department and had many notable accomplishments. Beginning in patrol, Troy later became a Field Training Officer and did extensive work with Narcotics. He was then promoted to Corporal and spent his time in General Investigations and Crimes Against Persons. Troy then became a Sergeant and worked in Support Services, overseeing civilian personnel, property, evidence, records, and desk officers. He went on to graduate in Class #72 from LEMIT (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas) as Class President. Troy was also the Patrol Sergeant overseeing a team of 10-11 officers and he spent a few years working as a Tactical Driving Instructor. In 2016, Troy left Allen PD and moved on to Royse City PD as a Lieutenant and oversaw personnel management, internal affairs, and the hiring process. Troy’s last stop in law enforcement was first with Collin County Jail, and then Rockwall County Jail where he oversaw the Inmate Worker Program. Troy has now left law enforcement and has chosen to spend his time working with Solutions on the Collaborative Recovery and Re-Entry Program, a 90-day in-house jail program dedicated to educating incarcerated individuals on the disease of addiction, how to recover, and how to become financially and emotionally independent after release from custody. After decades of dedicating his life as a public servant and seeing the devastating effects of addiction, Troy is excited to work with an organization devoted to helping people change the course of their lives by simply being given a second chance. In his spare time, Troy enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Pam George – Case Manager at Solutions of North Texas

Pam George

Case Manager

As one of Solutions’ Case Managers, Pam helps residential and clinical clients navigate the waters of early sobriety by issuing referrals, monitoring progression, and collaborating with support systems such as family, probation, and specialty courts. After 11 years of being in active addiction to opiates, benzos, and other various substances, Pam began her recovery journey in 2012 at Solutions. She quickly embraced her program and after about 3 months, Pam became a House Manager and thrived. After approximately 18 months at Solutions, Pam moved on to an independent life, however, she stayed involved with Solutions as the most active volunteer to date. In 2022, Pam was given an opportunity to join Solutions’ staff in order to help people find freedom from the disease of addiction and live a recovered life. In her spare time, Pam enjoys reading, painting, and cooking.

Cassidy Goin - Admissions Coordinator at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Cassidy Goin

Admissions Coordinator

Cassidy works as an Admissions Coordinator at Solutions, working closely with clients and families as they begin their recovery journey. She brings an extremely useful perspective to her role, having spent almost 2 decades in active addiction before finding recovery. Cassidy is passionate about helping others find freedom from addiction through treatment and community and finds her work incredibly rewarding. Her journey in recovery has taught her the importance of self-care, healthy relationships, and finding purpose and meaning in life. These teachings are what she hopes to pass on to those who feel that there is no hope left. In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Cheri Marroquin - Substance Abuse Program Tech at SONTX

Cheri Marroquin

Program Tech

Cheri is the Program Tech at Solutions and assists with maintenance and compliance, works closely with house staff, conducts orientation for new residents, and provides additional accountability for all clients. Cheri struggled with her own addiction for almost 30 years and lived a very tumultuous life. However, she found recovery through the 12-step program and now lives a life dedicated to walking her Higher Power’s path and helping others recover from the deadly disease of addiction. Although Cheri is not an alumnus of Solutions, she has helped many of our women by sponsoring them through the 12 steps. When the opportunity to join our mission presented itself, Cheri was more than ready to jump in and is excited to see what this position and her Higher Power will bring. In her free time, Cheri enjoys hanging out with her husband and family, riding motorcycles, and kayaking.

Gaby Meadows - Office Administrator at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Gaby Meadows

Office Administrator

Gaby is the Office Administrator at Solutions and is dedicated to greeting and assisting everyone who walks through the door. She also completes assorted administrative tasks to help maintain an organized and efficient workplace. Gaby has a passion for helping people who struggle with addiction get their feet planted in a better life that is healthy and that they can be proud of. After experiencing addiction in her own family, Gaby is hardwired to be able to meet the clients where they are at and help them in their transition into recovery. Gaby graduated from UNT in 2020 with a BA in Rehabilitation and is so happy to be able to apply her expertise at Solutions. Currently, Gaby is planning her wedding, set for April 2023, and she lives with her fiancé and their 3 cats.

Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC – Director of Clinical Services and Strategic Planning at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC

Director of Clinical Services and Strategic Planning

Ryan is the Director of Clinical Services and Strategic Planning for Solutions and oversees all outpatient services for our clients. After completing his Master of Science in Psychology, he returned to his hometown of Denton to make a positive impact on the community where he grew up. Ryan is dedicated to applying his knowledge base and counseling skills in the nonprofit industry, where he can be of maximum benefit to everyone. His goal is to help everybody live a full life, with value and meaning, using his experience with a wide range of addictive and substance-related disorders. In his spare time, Ryan can be found reading a science fiction or fantasy novel or practicing Jiu Jitsu.

Victor (Vic) Vines, MD, ABPM-Addiction, FASAM - Medical Director - SONTX

Hannah Moussa, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Hannah Moussa is an adult Psychiatrist. She earned a BA in Spanish from the University of North Texas. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio while serving in the Air Force Reserves Health Professions Scholarship program. She completed her general psychiatry residency in a combined program with San Antonio Uniformed Service Health Education Consortium and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Subsequent to residency Dr. Moussa was assigned to the 19th Medical Group at Little Rock Air Force Base as the Deputy Mental Health Flight Commander. She is an Operation Enduring Freedom War veteran. While deployed she served as the sole psychiatrist for the western half of Afghanistan.

Mackenzie Murphy - Development Coordinator at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Mackenzie Murphy

Development Coordinator

Mackenzie is the Development Coordinator at Solutions of North Texas where she assists with donor relations, print and digital marketing, event planning and implementation, and grant facilitation. She earned her degree from the University of North Texas focusing on Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. Mackenzie has a passion for education surrounding mental health and substance use disorder, which makes her a perfect fit for the Development role. In her free time, you can find her reading, creating art, or hanging out with her husband and their one-eyed cat, Henry.

Sharon Primavera, MA, LPC, LCDC - Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Sharon Primavera, MA, LPC, LCDC

Counselor

Sharon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1998 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Academics and in 2013 with an M.A. in Counseling. Sharon became certified in Trauma through The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma/Trauma Model Therapy in 2017. Prior to Solutions, Sharon worked as an outpatient therapist with teens and their families and worked inpatient as a Trauma therapist with adults and their families at a local mental health company. She provides a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that may be keeping you stuck in the cycle of addiction. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with family and friends, and yoga.

Casey Reilly - Director of Financial Operations and Development at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Casey Reilly

Director of Financial Operations and Development

Casey is the Director of Financial Operations and Development for Solutions and oversees donor relations, social media and print marketing, events, and the grant writing processes. Casey makes a tremendous impact on Solutions by bringing our internal and external communities together, spreading awareness of how we can help, and getting other organizations involved. Casey started her relationship with Solutions in 2006 as a volunteer and held that role until 2019, when she was ultimately offered a position on the staff. Casey holds a degree in Accounting and worked in the restaurant industry for 13 years before joining our team. She is a big fan of fantasy novels, comic books, and video games, and a collector of novelty coffee mugs and LEGO.

Anna Walton, MS, LPC - Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Anna Walton, MS, LPC

Counselor

Anna is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University, and her Master’s in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Anna has a background in treating clients with various family challenges, traumas, mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Anna believes in creating a safe space for clients to explore their purpose and meaning in life, as well as exploring what is keeping clients stuck from living out the life they desire. In her free time, Anna loves to go to concerts, watch scary movies, read a fantasy or mystery novel, spend time with her friends, and loves to create art.

Leslie Wisenbaker - Director of Admissions and Residential Operations at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Leslie Wisenbaker

Director of Admissions and Residential Operations

Leslie is the Director of Admissions and oversees the intake team at Solutions. She works with our clients when they’re at their most vulnerable – the day they enter our program. Leslie’s background is in telecommunications, coming to this industry in 2007 to join Solutions with her husband and our Founder, Scott Wisenbaker. Leslie has a passion for helping people find their way to a life of freedom and their families find their own freedom while loving someone who suffers from addiction. She makes a difference every day with our clients, their families, and our staff by being a consistent, supportive, and loving advocate for change. Leslie is an amazing cook and thoroughly enjoys a good mystery novel.

Scott Wisenbaker - Founder and Executive Director at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Scott Wisenbaker

Founder & Executive Director

Scott Wisenbaker is a speaker, author, and Founding Executive Director of Solutions of North Texas. Sober since 1995, Scott has worked in the addiction field since 1997. In 2006, he saw the need for a unique approach to fighting addiction on a community level and a robust re-entry program to integrate men and women recovering from addiction back into the community. Therefore, he founded Solutions of North Texas. Scott has integrated himself into the very fabric of Denton County and now prioritizes educating the public on how to address addiction. Since 1997, Scott has made it his life’s mission to help as many individuals who struggle with addiction as possible. His work has changed over 14,000 lives, reduced recidivism, contributed to the workforce, and altered the way addiction is viewed in North Texas.

Rafael Zenteno - Counseling Intern at SONTX

Rafael Zenteno, LCDC-I
Supervised by Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC

Counseling Intern

Rafael is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern who has joined the Solutions team to further his path in the treatment industry and work toward becoming a fully licensed counselor. After struggling with his own addiction and experiencing the discomfort of seeking recovery himself, Rafael now wants to dedicate his life to helping ease the client’s path through the early stages of recovery. Rafael has been where the clients are in their lives and believes that he can provide the comfort and understanding that can facilitate a successful, recovered life for each person that comes looking for help. In his free time, Rafael enjoys walking his two rescue dogs and working out and commits a lot of time to his personal recovery program.