Meet Our Team
Tim Schnellenberger, CEO
Tim has owned and operated Healing Properties
Sober Living since 2002. He purchased the facilities at Healing Properties and began his work in sober living and rehabilitation as a way of giving back and helping others the way he had been helped. Tim has helped dozens of men find recovery and sobriety through the effective 12-step process and “Big Book” coursework used in Alcoholics Anonymous.
David Zaiff, Lead Recovery Dynamics Instructor & Executive Administrator
alumni, David brings years of administrative and operational knowledge to the Recovery Boot Camp. Growing up in New York City, David struggled with addiction for several years. At Healing Properties, he learned about sobriety and helping others. Through his ability to multitask and efficiently prioritize all administrative tasks, David is a key member of the team at Recovery Boot Camp.
Lauren Tynes, LCSW, Clinical Director
As Recovery Boot Camp’s clinical director, Lauren is responsible for aiding in the development, implementation, and overseeing of all clinical programs at our Delray Beach facility. Lauren graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. She is an active Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Florida Department of Health. Lauren has many years of experience participating within interdisciplinary teams to ensure the highest quality and continuity of individualized client-centered care in for-profit facilities and federal government agencies servicing the mental health, substance abuse, and veteran populations. Since early childhood, Lauren has experienced passion for helping people. As a firm believer in truth, Lauren is often times confronting clients with what they need to hear and not necessarily what they want to hear. Lauren enjoys helping clients daily with the use of comprehensive and individualized clinical interventions and will continue to ensure the highest possible quality of care with innovative processes provided by Recovery Boot Camp’s program with an overall focus on the health, well-being, and growth of our clients.
Ellen Johnson, MSW RCSWI, Primary Therapist
Ellen has been working in the field of substance abuse recovery for over 7 years. As she worked in various facets of the chemical dependency treatment industry, she felt a calling to work on the clinical level with clients. She therefore enrolled as a graduate student at Barry University while continuing to work full-time. Ellen graduated with a Master of Social Work degree and is currently pursuing licensure as a registered clinical social work intern. Ellen joined Recovery Boot Camp in 2016 after experience working with dually diagnosed addicts and alcoholics in various settings including a psychiatric hospital, homeless shelter, as well as large and small substance abuse treatment facilities. Ellen is passionate about counseling others towards lasting recovery and adept in comprehensively joining the 12-Step recovery program within clients’ daily lives.
Nick Johnson, Director of Communications
Nick is from Delaware County Pennsylvania and struggled with addiction since he was 14 years old. Nick came to Healing Properties
when he was 19 and has been a part of the community ever since. As our lead Alumni Coordinator, Nick is responsible for hosting monthly Alumni events, as well as helping men in early recovery bridge the gap from inpatient treatment to aftercare living. Most importantly, he connects current Clients with Alumni who have established themselves in the recovery community, providing a strong network of recovered men for our Clients to use as a resource.
Joe Dunivin, Case Manager
As Recovery Boot Camp’s case manager, Joseph is responsible for aiding clients with addressing educational, vocational, financial, legal, and social matters. Every week, Joseph meets with client individually to help them accomplish their individualized goals. Joseph joined the Recovery Boot Camp clinical team with over three year of experience working in different substance abuse treatment facilities. He has a passion for helping others recover from their addiction and build a meaningful life. Joseph is currently studying to obtain his Associate in Arts Degree and plans to pursue social work courses thereafter.
James Lopez, Resident Manager
alumni,James brings his love for the program and experience in drug and alcohol treatment to Recovery Bootcamp. Originally hailing from the Bronx, NY, James had a hard time acclimating to life in the more affluent lifestyle of South Florida and battled addiction for years. While living with Healing Properties he found a sense of purpose in helping others to avoid making poor choices. He is currently studying to get his B.A.S. in Business Marketing Management.
Brandon Kolbe, Recovery Dynamics Instructor
Brandon graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Stockton University in Pomona, New Jersey. Brandon strives to help those around him better themselves through utilization of his educational and personal life experiences. Here at Recovery Boot Camp, Brandon partakes in both administrative and group facilitator roles. Brandon facilitates evening intensive outpatient group sessions covering each of the 12-steps in AA with the psycho-educational Recovery Dynamics curriculum. Brandon is able to provide clients with in-depth knowledge in addition to providing necessary guidance as clients partake in 12 step recovery within the local community.
George Walker, Clinical Consultant
George Walker was Healing Properties
first tenant, in 2002. And then, in 2003, George became Healing Properties first Resident Manager, helping to build Healing Properties up to 56 beds. After helping so many men find their place in sobriety, George decided to leave Healing Properties, in 2007, to pursue his career goals. George Walker graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He completed his Masters as well as all Ph.D. coursework in mental health counseling at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. George is a licensed clinician with 40 years of clinical and personal experience in the field of addiction. As a clinician, he operates from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective while employing narrative therapy as a vehicle for change. George has been recognized nationally for his work in addictions by receiving a prestigious fellowship sponsored by SAMHSA and the National Board of Certified Counselors.