Meet Our Staff


Sheer Recovery is one of the most sought after substance abuse and mental health facilities in the country.  Sheer boasts an established team of licensed professionals and clinicians dedicated to success in recovery.  Life Acquisition is our motto.  We believe recovery goes beyond the addiction, recovery is about getting your life back. Sheer Recovery has an emphasis on both mental health and substance abuse. The mental health aspects of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD as a co-occurring disorder is a primary focus of the recovery plan.  Our social model is based on client care and the success of each individual.


Don Earhart


Don Earhart presents “Sheer Recovery!” The culmination of his life’s work in caring for others struggling with the disease of addiction. With over two decades of sobriety, his professional experience and personal insight enable the delivery of cutting edge treatment in a safe, comfortable environment with life changing results.

Anthony Valanos

Admissions Director

Anthony is the Admissions Director. He is currently a Registered Addiction Specialist who also holds his CATC. Anthony has worked in the industry for over five years and is credited with over 1,000 successful admissions to rehab.
Anthony received his Bachelor of Science from the University of San Diego in 2003. He specializes in intervention and admission to treatment.

Katie Shapiro

Clinical Director

Katie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a heart for client care. Most recently, she has dedicated her time serving those in drug and alcohol treatment as a Therapist and Clinical Director. In previous years, Katie worked in clinical case management and wrap around services for clients with broad mental health diagnosis, collaborating with treatment across Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Katie has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Profession Psychology at Argosy and completed her practicum at a board and care for client’s diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, Katie worked at an impatient psychiatric facility on the locked acute and residential levels of care. Katie utilizes her diverse work experience to meet clients where they are at in their lives and collaborates with Sheer clients to create individualized care, incorporating family and couple’s therapy when appropriate, to create the foundation for their success. Katie and her therapy team offer Sheer Recovery clients a safe and supportive environment to identify and work through core problems behind substance abuse.

Tessah Averill

Human Resources Director

Tessah is a proud graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Communications. Her expertise includes scheduling and correspondence, organizational development, and program development. She supports the Sheer Recovery team in a variety of tasks including recruitment, policy review and handbook updates. It is Tessah’s goal to direct strategic Human Resources initiatives in order to foster lasting systemic benefits. Her efforts have resulted in a clear increase in the efficiency between all levels of the company.

Alan Massie

Operations Director

Alan has battled with addiction for over 20 years. In 2009, he made the decision to face his fears and enter drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Now, with eight years of sobriety, he is able to focus on his passion and give back to those who still struggle with the disease. Alan has worked in the addiction treatment field for the past seven years; he has held various positions in the field from support staff to program manager. Alan’s unique experience holding several different positions allows him to help facilitate a smooth program for all clients while in treatment. Alan’s ability to interact with the clients is unsurpassed. He is able to “connect” with each and every client and he wears his heart on his sleeve.  He leads by great example and he is looked up to and held in the highest of regard by the clients and staff alike.

Jewelana Wilson

Program Director

Jewelana comes to Sheer with over 14 years of experience in recovery. Her innate ability to engage, bond and encourage clients with love is unparalleled. She’s a graduate from Vanguard University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a licensed drug and alcohol counselor with a specialty in mental health and co-occurring disorders.  Jewels feels “ it is our job at Sheer Recovery to provide a safe environment for clients to heal from the disease of addiction and learn how to live  life clean.”   With passion for recovery, Jewelana leads the PHP/ IOP Program with integrity and grace.

Elizabeth Wolfe, MSN, CNL, RADT-1

Detox Director

Elizabeth Wolfe is the Detox Director at Sheer Recovery and has worked in the substance abuse field since 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis as a Clinical Nurse Leader from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Elizabeth’s early career included working as a Registered Nurse in ICU, CCU, Gynecology Oncology, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has held a variety of positions in the substance abuse field including admissions, intake, client care and program management. Elizabeth found her passion in substance abuse treatment in 2012 and has been utilizing her medical background in detox ever since.

Kyle Warden

Assistant Detox Director

Kyle Warden is an Orange County local who made the decision to change his life and get sober after battling addiction for over 10 years.  Kyle has extensive personal experience and a vast knowledge of the treatment industry, and what it takes to get and stay clean. Kyle started out as a detox technician and has worked his way up to the Assistant Director of Detox. Kyle is caring and compassionate, and believes it is his calling and purpose to help others regain their life through sobriety.


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