Jose has been with team Pura Vida since 2017. Originally from the Chico, CA area where he received his Associates degree in Social and Behavioral Science. He started his journey with Pura Vida as a client who needed some structure to re-start his life. From there he became an Assistant House Manager at our Old Ranch location. Soon after, he became our driver for our IOP program as well as a Co-house manager at the Old Ranch Location. Jose discovered he had a passion for working in recovery and was then promoted to our Sober Living Coordinator, and then became our Operations Manager for all Sober Living Environments. Jose’s strengths lie in his work ethic, people skills, and the ability to handle all situations that may come up. Jose is passionate about what he does and is committed to help Pura Vida Sober Living continue to grow.
Originally from San Francisco, Kirsten has been a member of the Pura Vida team for two years. She started as a House Manager and now works for Pura Vida Sober Living Homes, LLC as the Program Coordinator. Kirsten is passionate about helping people and is currently attending graduate school to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Heather has been a part of the Pura Vida Community for 3 years. What she enjoys most in her role as a House Manager is working with the newcomer to guide them through the first year of recovery. A graduate of Chico State, Heather is currently studying for the LSAT and plans to go to law school in the near future.
Originally from Nashville, John has called the North Bay home for almost a decade. With a background in customer support and sales, John enjoys working with people and helping them realize their goals.
Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, TJ, our Senior House Manager, has been bringing his southern hospitality to Pura Vida since 2017. In addition, TJ has worked as a Communications Engineer in the Bay Area for the past 26 years. As a proud father of three beautiful daughters, TJ strives to help our younger clients “get the point” of recovery and all the promises that life has to offer.
Trevor started as a resident at one of our houses, and after a year he was promoted to House Manager. Trevor works in the field of recovery and spends each day helping people who are facing challenges in their lives so they can become the best version of themselves.
Kenny has been a sober living House Manager for 3 years. He’s active in recovery and heartfelt about supporting residents who are ready to move forward in developing a new life.
Originally from Napa, Alex has been a member of Pura Vida for over 2 years. As manager of the Redwood house, he continues the spirit of those that came before him by providing a fun, loving, and caring atmosphere for those to seek recovery and build a community.