Dennis’s story is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and the transformative power of recovery. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, West Covina, his journey through life has been a remarkable one, marked by both challenges and triumphs.
Celebrating nearly a decade of sobriety, Dennis has dedicated his life to recovery. His personal struggles with addiction, spanning over 45 years, gives him a profound and empathetic understanding of the journey to recovery. This experience serves as a beacon of hope and guidance for those he helps. He finds that working in treatment not only helps him stay grounded and focused on his own recovery, but also provides him the invaluable opportunity to give back to the community. Dennis embodies the spirit of service, extending the same support and care to others who were pivotal in his own journey.
Despite being a self-confessed workaholic, Dennis remains deeply family-oriented. His roots in West Covina and his Texan birthplace form a crucial part of his identity. An avid sports enthusiast, Dennis’s love for football and baseball is evident in his fanatic support for the Raiders and the Dodgers. This passion is paralleled by his love for hard rock and heavy metal music. His enthusiasm for attending concerts and festivals speaks to his vibrant and enduring spirit.
Academically, Dennis recently reached a significant milestone, completing his schooling to become a certified drug and alcohol counselor. He is currently gearing up to take the state board exam to obtain his CADC credentials—yet another significant step that represents his personal and professional growth.
In both his personal recovery and professional life, Dennis is driven by a passion for helping others. His story is not just one of overcoming addiction but also of becoming a genuine person of service—transforming his life into a source of inspiration and support for others.
Dennis’s journey is about hope and a reminder that through resilience, dedication, and compassion, transformation is possible. He continues to be a guiding light in the field of addiction treatment, helping others to find their path to recovery and a brighter future.
If you or a loved one are in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our professional and friendly addiction specialists are able to answer your questions and get things moving in the right direction.
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With an uncompromised focus on client care and staff care, Bill brings over 15 years professional treatment experience to Adelante’s leadership team. Building from over a decade of director level management with Detox and Residential operations, Bill helped co-found Adelante Recovery Center and currently serves as both operations and program director for the facility.
Empowered by his own journey of recovery, Bill strives to lead by example, maintaining the highest degree of compassion and professionalism for the clients under his care. With an earned reputation as a trustworthy and respected leader, Bill’s management style is one of support and service to the team while promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual health for all—clients and staff.
Through his experience as a Certified Addiction Counselor, Bill’s approach to client care is about understanding the person first, and then treating them. In his own words, “It’s extremely important that we deliver dignity by listening, seeing, and appreciating our clients as individuals first, and then creating a treatment plan based on that unique understanding.”
As a core belief, Bill is passionate about the welfare of families and deeply concerned about the disintegration of the family unit in society. He sees the healing and unification of families as a crucial part of recovery and works tirelessly toward this goal.
In his leadership role at Adelante Recovery Center, Bill is known for his humility, non-judgmental character, and ability to meet clients where they are. His approach to earning respect is rooted in understanding and acceptance, making him not just a leader but a source of hope and inspiration for many.
Bill’s past as an all-star baseball player was cut short by his addiction, but that hasn’t dampened his love for sports. Today, he is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dodgers, the Lakers, and the Kings, finding joy and relaxation in the thrill of the game.
A native of Orange County, Bill is a family man at heart, cherishing his time with his daughter, niece, and granddaughter. He enjoys the company of his beloved pets, Baxter the dog and a ragdoll cat, reflecting his warm and nurturing personality. Outside of work, Bill is dedicated to maintaining his physical and spiritual health, often found at the gym, enjoying a healthy diet, and attending church.
With a past that saw him overcoming personal challenges, including a journey through addiction and recovery, Bill has emerged with profound understanding and empathy for those he serves. As the team leader, Bill’s humility and non-judgmental character resonates throughout Adelante Recovery Center—empowering the staff and the clients they serve.