Meet the team here at Grace Recovery.
The world of addiction in terms of support, mentoring and sober living are Leah’s passion and priority. Leah pours her heart into the community that has given her her best friend back, her sister Becca. Leah is committed to be of service and to never stop learning while on her mission to help and empower those struggling with the disease of addiction and the ones that love them. Through Leah’s foundation, which is built on principles and personal experience, she truly embodies and shares what it means to live a joyful life of recovery. By the Grace of God, Leah and her sister, Becca, are able to dedicate their life’s work to helping others fight to find spiritual fulfillment and live a life of purpose.
Laurel joined Grace Recovery as a co-owner in 2020 in their mission to support women in achieving long-term sobriety. Laurel was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and attended the United States Air Force Academy and St. Edward’s University.
After injuries and surgeries that ended her college soccer career, Laurel spiraled into her addiction, which led to years of drinking and drug use. In 2012, she entered treatment in Austin, Texas. Laurel has 7+ years of working in the recovery industry and has dedicated her career to helping individuals to regain peace and find purpose in their lives.
Laurel is an experienced operations manager who specializes in project management, administration, and customer service initiatives aligned with performance objectives. She is known for her analytical approach in streamlining and optimizing efficiencies within an organization. She provides a resourceful approach while collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop client-centric solutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and will complete her Master’s of Business Administration in 2021.
Recovery Coaching Director
Julia moved to Austin from Atlanta in 2017 in an effort to get sober. Due to her patience, willingness, and labor, she has mantained long-term continuous sobriety ever since. Julia has a passion for working with other women who suffer from the disease of alcholism and additction, and has dedicated her life to serving those who need help.
She is currently in the process of obtaining her license in chemical dependency counseling, in order to learn more and grow the scope of her ability to help others. Julia is the lead recovery coach for Grace Recovery ATX and is passionate about helping our women begin to live life on lifes terms while establishing coping mechanisms and spiritual tools into their daily lives.
Mary was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University. After years of struggle to manage her drinking and using intermixed with brief stints of sobriety, she entered a long-term treatment center outside of Austin, Texas after her Sophomore year. Fully defeated, she worked the 12 Steps for the first time and embraced the changes necessary to live a life of contented long-term sobriety. After four months of residential treatment, Mary postponed school and stayed in sober living for a year. She has been clean and sober since September 20, 2017 and stays actively involved in the program. She now attends St. Edward’s University and studies Finance while exploring the many ways to have fun in sobriety!
Kat Brouillette was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Auburn University. After years of drinking and drug use, she went to treatment outside of Salt Lake City Utah. Kat moved to Austin after spending six months in treatment and working the 12 steps. She now attends St. Edward’s University where she studies International Relations. She has been sober since February 7, 2019 and is committed to a life of sobriety and service.
Assistant Recovery Coach Director /
House Manager at Grace 3
Julia was born and raised in Georgetown Texas. She started drinking and using when she was 15, drifting her away from all the sports she had been playing since she could walk and her relationships with her family. Julia’s life was consumed by her addiction throughout High School and followed her to college station where she was only brought to a point to finally ask for help.
After a long year and three treatment centers later Julia has become a leader in our community & is back in school to get her LCDC & LPC. Her relationship with her family is better than it has ever been & she’s never felt more purpose for her life than she does today.
Julia mentors the women of Grace with a deep passion for total recovery, which was founded through her own experiences of becoming a truly recovered woman and practicing the principles in all areas of her life.
Logistics Coordinator /
House Manager at Grace 3
After three and a half years of previous sobriety, Krista found herself in treatment once more. Brought to her knees again by the terror, bewilderment, frustration and despair of alcoholism and addiction, she fully surrendered to the 12 steps of recovery and has embarked on a life of selflessness and spiritual principle.
Krista is determined to help other women find a way out. She has a true commitment for sharing her experience, strength and hope to help other women who suffer from this disease. Krista is committed to personal growth in all aspects of her life, and is passionate about the life-changing work that is done at Grace Recovery ATX.
Krista now knows the true meaning of a life of sobriety and is living happy, joyous and free today.
Chief Dog Officer
Personal problems plaguing your mind seem to melt away the moment Watermelon is welcomed to your side for a cuddle. This sweet little miss is a bundle of joy, super smart and loves to love. Watermelon loves meditation in the morning,curling up with you while you catch up on all your favourite TV show, listen to the details of your day or simply lay next to the hammock after you unwind from a long day. Simply petting a pup releases feel good hormones called oxytocin and serotonin which help calm you down and alleviate your mood. Watermelon loves to be of assistance with helping you release feel good feelings!