Erin Thorley, Operations Manager
Erin Thorley assists in managing daily operations for the Villas and West Channel sober living communities. She has a certificate in addiction studies. She has worked in treatment since April 2004, assuming various positions in all levels of the treatment field from direct care staff to directing numerous facilities. She also has extensive experience regarding medication and medical care. Erin is a member of the recovery community and has been sober since 2003.
Ian O’Guin, Tech Supervisor
Ian assists in managing daily operations for Soba’s sober living communities. Ian has worked in the field of treatment since 2008. Ian has held numerous positions in all levels of treatment ranging from residential manager, Marketing/Business Development Associate as well as case management/counseling. Ian enjoys being a part of a client’s recovery process and providing a safe, stable, conducive environment for that process to take place. Ian particularly enjoys working with his team to aid in developing a client’s life skills, as well as strengthening their commitment to recovery. Ian firmly believes that, “It’s easy to believe in others, sometimes we just need to believe in ourselves” and “Build a life worth staying clean for”. Ian also lived and volunteered in the country of Samoa where he worked as a preschool teacher.
Debbie Brown, Tech Supervisor
Debbie has worked in the field of substance abuse recovery for many years. She provides a full continuum of addiction support services and spiritual development. As a Crisis Management Counselor at Promises Addiction Treatment Center in Malibu, she managed and facilitated the daily operations, and served as the Alumni Coordinator. At the Salvation Army Harbor Light/Safe Harbor Center, she developed various treatment plans for both dual diagnosis cases and veterans. Her compassionate and trusting personality gives our clients and their families the confidence and comfort they seek.
Harry Dixon,Tech Supervisor
Harry helped to open the first Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Malibu in 1977. In 2012, Greg invited Harry to come aboard at Soba due to his extensive experience in helping hundreds of clients work on their sobriety. Harry is able to give back that which was freely and generously given to him, the Freedom from Addiction.