At Ken Seeley Communities, we refuse to be mired in the old ways of sobriety management. Rather, we’ve adopted a proven fundamental and philosophical model that incorporates a FIVE YEAR PLAN to ensure FAR greater success than traditional recovery modalities.
Ken Seeley has remained professionally and personally involved in recovery since his sobriety date of July, 14, 1989. He applies his relevant experience and boundless enthusiasm to profoundly change the lives of people who suffer from the disease of addiction – for addicts, the addict’s family, and their friends. Ken works to save lives every day as the founder of Intervention911, one of the most prominent and successful private intervention services in the country. Ken is featured on the Emmy Award Winning and 2015 Emmy Nominated A&E television series “Intervention”. He is often asked to speak on addiction, Ken was honored to present to the British Parliament on “Intervention and the Continuum of Care” to help create lasting recovery for those suffering from this disease. Ken is a Certified Intervention Professional, Board Registered Interventionist Level II, Registered Addiction Specialist, and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. Today, Ken still derives the greatest personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions he has conducted, organized, or facilitated through Intervention 911. In 2007, Ken held one of the first trainings for interventionists in London and now conducts up to five intervention trainings a year. After years in the recovery industry, Ken realized that recovery is a process and takes time. Addicts do not stay sober with just an intervention and treatment; it is all about the continuum of care and subsequent follow-up, just like any other illness. In 2008, Intervention911 initiated the RAP program which supports the recovery process for addicts and their families for one to five years. In 2011, Seeley opened Ken Seeley Communities, a sober living community in Palm Springs, CA, and in 2015 will open an Intensive Out-Patient Program to help create the seamless continuum of care to support the person suffering with an addiction. By offering services pre and post treatment, Seeley has sought to provide all the supportive services around treatment. As you can see, Seeley’s personal experience of addiction and recovery fuels his desire to impact others in similar situations. Ken grasps the full understanding of the addict’s behavior. His innate compassion for fellow addicts continually bolsters his ability to connect and communicate with addicts and their families. Seeley has applied his personal struggle with addiction to the intervention equation. This is an asset that has become a valuable catalyst in Intervention 911’s and Ken Seeley Community’s impressive results. Seeley’s remarkable success rate has turned him into one of the most sought-after interventionists in the country. Doctors and health care professionals look to people like Ken to solve their patient’s addiction and mental health issues. His knowledge and unique perspective have also made him the #1 go-to expert on the subject of addiction and intervention with the media, where he’s a regular contributor for CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and many others.
Eric McLaughlin, CIP, RASi
Chief Executive Officer
The business of Intervention 911 is to bring the light of recovery into the dark world of the drinker and substance abuser through the thoughtful guidance of highly trained interventionists. With so much emphasis on human service it can be easy to forget that the organization requires management and structure. Thankfully our Chief Financial Officer Eric McLaughlin is here to keep things running smoothly even when our interventionists are on the front lines traveling across the country.
Eric brings over 15 years of management skills to Intervention 911 and has had a positive impact to the service level of the company on all levels. A well run organization always has background players and Eric is one of the often unseen players who maintains the reputation of Intervention 911 as we continue to grow.
Though his background and skills are heavily financial Eric is much more than a number cruncher. He has worked for several service organizations and retail businesses where customer attention and support is always a high priority.
It is this commitment to excellent customer service that makes Eric an outstanding fit with Intervention 911. As Eric says in his own words, I am excited to be able to use my talents to help Intervention 911 to provide services to those in need. This means working with clients and often their families who are facing making additional investments in the recovery of their loved one. Eric understands the challenges some families face and sincerely hopes he has the opportunity to help anyone who reaches out to Intervention 911.
Director of Operations
Craig is a certified crisis management and intervention specialist who has been working within the field of chemical dependence and substance use for the last four years. Craig holds an ICDAC-II certification under the governing board of CCAPP. With an educational and lived in background in arena of substance use, Craig is uniquely qualified to reach his clients with empathy and understanding.
Behavioral Health Tech
Mackenzie is originally from Washington state and moved to California in 2016. She is currently the manager of a sober living house in Palm Desert and works as a Behavioral Health Tech for Ken Seeley Communities.
Mackenzie received an AA degree in Washington and is currently attending College of the Desert to get CADC certified. She plans to further her education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Walter is originally from Suffolk, VA and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. After High School, he joined the Marine Corps and was Honorably Discharged in 1984.
He then received an AA in Human Service from SB Valley College and is currently attending Cal Baptist to receive his BS in Behavioral Science.
Walter comes to us with 6 years of experience as an AOD counselor.
Admissions Director/Family Advocate
LaMitchell has been in the recovery community since 2015. He is originally from Alabama, where he went to Jacksonville State University and worked in sales and operational management before moving to California in 2016.
LaMitchell is an RADT-1 and is currently working on his RAS and CADC certification. LaMitchell initially worked as an Admissions and Marketing Manager for Palm Desert Recovery Center and soon became a coordinator for Intervention 911. In 2017, he was promoted to Admission Director and Family Advocate for Ken Seeley Communities.
LaMitchell welcomes new clients into Ken Seeley Communities and performs outreach campaigns to clients and the community. He loves to work with the families and impact the lives of other people by helping them find value in their past mistakes and help them gain the courage to enter treatment.
For fun, LaMitchell coaches little league soccer. He also loves Alabama football, God, and soccer.
Lead Marketing Coordinator
Allie grew up in Mesa, Arizona. She came to California in November 2015 to receive treatment in Laguna Beach before becoming a Resident Aid at a local Palm Springs treatment center for a year.
Allie recently graduated from Arizona State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology and a certificate in Homeland Security.
Allie is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Ken Seeley Communities and holds a RADT-1 Registration with CCAPP.
In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their daughter and taking trips back to Arizona to see her family.
Director of Transportation
Eric is originally from Orange County, California. He came to the Coachella Valley to change his life in recovery. He has been clean since March 2015.
Eric is currently the Director of Transportation for Ken Seeley Communities and is currently in school for the CADC-1 Certification.
When Eric’s not working he enjoys being active in the recovery community. Eric strongly believes in one addict helping another. If it wasn’t for other addicts helping him, he wouldn’t be clean today.
Palm-Tee Assistant House Manager
Tyler is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, and is a 26-year-old recovering heroin addict. He is an assistant manager of The Palm Tee sober living home, which is where his own recovery began. Aside from his passion for sobriety, he loves his six-year-old daughter Kamdyn, and writing, recording and performing original music.