Newly sober and living together in a halfway house, co-founders Michael Jones and John Bowden both experienced over a decade ago what it's like to be a new residents at a Sober Living Home. There were fourteen people living in a four-bedroom home, near constant relapses, little sense of community or staff engagement, and a "one-size-fits-all" methodology. After graduating from that "program," Bowden went to work in design and marketing, and Jones started a career in Addiction Aftercare, specifically focusing on Sober Living Home operations. In 2016 they partnered to create Lighthouse, an intentionally designed and community-focused approach to aftercare.
Michael Jones, Co-Founder & Senior Director
Michael Jones has been a part of the Dallas Recovery Community since 2008. Starting his career as an assistant residential manager, Michael quickly advanced to residential manager and then managing director within his first year of employment. Having established relationships and worked closely with nearly all the rehabilitation centers in Texas as well as numerous others from around the country, Mike has been able to effectively change the way recovery is viewed in the eyes of both the addict and their loved ones.
John Bowden, Co-Founder & President
John graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Economics with Financial Applications and minors in Philosophy, History, and Art History. He began his professional career in Texas creating marketing platforms for a variety of real estate, oil and gas, and technology companies. In June of 2014, Bowden co-founded Coalition, an investment and advisory firm, overseeing strategic growth. Bowden works closely with the Lighthouse team providing operational support, marketing strategy, and program design.
Ryan Dee, Assistant Director
Ryan Dee earned his degree in Political Science with a Minor in History from Georgia State University. Ryan then worked as a political consultant in Atlanta, GA before transferring to a Sober Living Facility in Dallas, TX, after a struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Inspired by his own recovery and from those around him, Ryan decided to become a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Recovery Coach. As the Lighthouse Assistant Director, Ryan works closely with our residents, and with the executive team to constantly better the Lighthouse program.
Alex Stoclet, Director of Community Design
Alex Stoclet graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2012 with degrees in Psychology and Foreign Languages. He has an extensive international background having grown up in the US, Tunisia, Morocco, Argentina, the UK and the UAE. Both during and after college, Stoclet has worked at firms specializing in marketing, social community projects, and investment banking. Stoclet brings his passion for people and community to Lighthouse as Director of Community Design where he will focuses on client experience.
Robert Tobolowsky , Co-Founder, Director of Real Estate
Having graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Economics with Financial Applications, Tobolowsky began his professional career at PegasusAblon, Commercial Real Estate investment and development company in Dallas, TX. As the third employee, Tobolowsky analyzed office, multifamily and retail acquisitions while the company grew to employ over forty professionals and managed $500M+ in assets. Tobolowsky then moved to Powder Mountain, UT in late 2012 to join Summit Series. Within his role on the development team, Tobolowsky coordinated acquisition financing and contributed to the planning and design of the community. In January of 2014, Tobolowsky co-founded Coalition, an investment and operations firm, as a Managing Partner overseeing operations and finance strategy. Tobolowsky is responsible for consulting on the financial and real estate aspects of Lighthouse.
Charles Manning, Operations Consultant
Manning graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Finance. He began his career with Stratford Land, a Dallas-based institutional land investment and development company where he was part of a two-man team that led all acquisition, development and entitlement activities for investments in Texas. In 2014, Manning left Stratford Land to co-found Clear Water Resources, a waste recycling company, as Vice President. Since joining Clear Water, the company has grown to employ 30 employees and deployed its patent-pending systems on customer locations across Texas. Manning is responsible for consulting on the financial and operational aspects of Lighthouse.