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.
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.
Fitness trainer/recovery coach
My passion for fitness started when I was in college, where I took interest in the health field. After spiraling into addiction, however, health became my lowest priority and I did a lot of damage to my body. Once I finally got sober, I knew I needed to make an entire lifestyle change, so I began working out again. I found that it was immensely beneficial to my overall health and well-being, and I just felt better in general. I believe I have a disease that affects my mind, body, and spirit; and by giving attention to all three, one can create a wholesome lifestyle that is optimal for sustaining long-term recovery. After getting my personal training certification, I came across Active Recovery Coaching through mutual friends in the recovery community. I was amazed with their vision and what they stood for. I went through the ARC mentorship program and was then asked to become apart of the team! As the only female trainer, I make it my priority to reach as many women as possible and share with them the recovery resources available. I love working with women in recovery and helping them become the best versions of themselves- mentally, spiritually, and physically.
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!