Meet Our Staff

WELCOME TO SHEER RECOVERY

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.

MEET OUR STAFF

Don Earhart

Founder/CEO

About Don

Lisa Merry

Clinical Director, LMFT

About Lisa

Michele Hiller-Brackley

Program Director, CATC I

About Michele

Robin Morissette

Detox Director, CADC II

About Robin

Mick Armfield

Admissions Director

About Mick

Alan Massie

Operations Director

About Alan

Craig Jewett

Compliance Consultant

About Craig

Dustin Berk

Admissions Consultant

About Dustin

CONTACT US

Don-Earhart

Don Earhart

Founder/CEO

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.

Lisa-Merry

Lisa Merry

Clinical Director, LMFT

Lisa Merry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years in the treatment industry and 26 years of personal recovery. Her professional career has given her unique experiences to assist in creating treatment programs that are based on ethical and evidence-based modalities, for both substance abuse and mental health programs. She has been a leader in the Christ-Centered recovery program at Saddleback Church, called Celebrate Recovery, for over 25 years. Lisa has a passion for helping people overcome addiction and mental health issues through compassion, education, and finding purpose in their lives. Lisa is thrilled to be part of the Sheer Recovery Team and helping to encourage, motivate, and develop our family of staff.

Michele-Hiller-Brackley

Michele Hiller-Brackley

Program Director, CATC I

Michele made the most meaningful life-changing decision 13+ years ago when she decided to accept the reality of her life and surrender to the disease of addiction. Michele understood the pain and suffering this complex disease caused herself and her family but needed a professional team to help her unravel the truth & rebuild her life.

Michele’s journey began in 2006, when it became her mission to enter a program & learn the tools to remain clean and sober. She worked with a therapist and a sponsor to focus on spirituality, addictive behaviors, codependency, self-care and forgiveness to become a trustworthy & productive member of society.

Michele was incredibly passionate about her new life in recovery and started to give back to the community by sponsoring other women & decided to return to College and pursue a career as an Addiction counselor.

Michele graduated from Saddleback College in Human Services with Honors in Addiction Counseling, received a Mental Health Worker Certificate and a full scholarship for the Para-Professional Mental Health Worker Program through Pacific Clinics at Santa Ana College in 2012.  Michele has a CATC 1 Counseling license in the state of CA, Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor -SUDCC, completed and graduated from the Saddleback Church counseling training and loves working now with dual diagnosed clients in the community to help promote change in their lives.

Michele engages in daily spiritual work and enjoys yoga, holistic therapies, arts and crafts, loves to read and has a deep passion for guiding women and men who want to thrive in their recovery & become the best version of themselves.

“For I know the PLANS I have for you,” declares the Lord. Plans to PROSPER you and NOT TO HARM YOU.  Plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.“ Jeremiah 29:11

Robin-Morissette

Robin Morissette

Detox Director, CADC II

Robin has over 10 years’ experience in the treatment industry. Her compassion, leadership qualities, education, and work ethic have given her the opportunities to rise from support staff, to Case Manager to managerial positions at various treatment programs here in Orange County. Robin has a passion for helping others overcome their addiction and find purpose and meaning in their lives.

Mick-Armfield

Mick Armfield

Admissions Director

Mick brings with him over two years of experience as an admissions/intake coordinator in the addiction treatment field and over 30 years of sales and business development experience. By using compassion and drawing on his life experiences, his overall goal is to provide resources to those individuals suffering from substance abuse and help them find freedom from their addiction. Mick finds great purpose and internal gratification by assisting others into recovery to build their new lives.

Alan-Massie

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.

Craig-Jewett

Craig Jewett

Compliance Consultant

Craig has been working in the addiction treatment industry since 1998. He has learned quite a bit in the past two decades; most importantly integrity, compassion, hard work, and the ability to remain teachable are the values necessary for positive outcomes in this profession.  His knowledge and expertise in the industry allow Craig to effectively pass the message along to the community of clients in the Sheer Recovery program.

Dustin-Berk

Dustin Berk

Admissions Consultant

Dustin received his Associates Degree at OCC before going on to complete his Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.  After joining the Sheer Recovery admissions team in 2017 Dustin has been able to help hundreds of clients to choose recovery and admit to treatment.  Dustin has a tremendous ability to bring family and loved ones together in a time of stress.  His dependability and experience working with both the court and probation department for legal issues has helped many of his clients to lead successful lives after treatment.  Dustin is also helpful in processing FMLA paperwork in order to protect each clients job and workplace while they are in treatment.