Meet the Staff
Tim Schnellenberger, Founder
Tim Schnellenberger is the Founder of Recovery Boot Camp Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center and Healing Properties Sober Living Community. Schnellenberger founded Healing Properties in 2002 and, after 5,000 clients and 12 years of successes, he saw a dire need for a long-term, 12-step emersion addiction treatment center. Recovery Boot Camp is designed to meet that need — head-on.
David Zaiff, Chief Executive Officer
alumni, David brings years of administrative and operational knowledge to 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.
Rabbi Mark Rotenberg, CADC, CPC, Minister to the Community
Rabbi Mark Rotenberg, CADC, CPC has been working in the recovery field for over 15 years. He has experience with all types of addiction, intervention and counseling. His focus for the past 8 years has been Spiritual counseling and using psycho/spiritual therapy, with an emphasis on the spiritual awakening or spiritual experience the recovery community sees as the result of 12-step work. By blending spiritual and recovery texts with ancient and modern spiritual disciplines he integrates the pragmatic recovery experience (12-steps) with the inner spiritual resources of the recovering individual to facilitate self-discovery in all aspects of their lives. Mark received his undergraduate education in design at San Jose State University, and worked in the Arts and Design field for 15 years. After finding sobriety Mark started working in recovery. He graduated from UCLA’s addiction counseling program and went on to work full time in recovery. As his own spiritual journey progressed he returned to the faith of his childhood and entered Rabbinic School at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. Battling his own resentments to the faith of his youth Mark formed an open, inclusive theology that worked for his own struggles with life. He became aware that anyone who sought the spiritual and divine could form a proactive personal regime that would guide them in their quest. Mark is currently also working on two recovery based books while actively facilitating Recovery Boot Camp’s night-time intensive outpatient didactic sessions.
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.
Willow Donovan, MSW
Willow hails from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The circuitous route of her life brought her from addiction to healing, and finally, professionally into the mental health field, focusing on people suffering with the same trauma she experienced. Representing a major portion of the addicted population, her history of being an adopted child adds a depth of identification to her patients that few can reach. Her well-rounded education includes a BSW, as well as an MSW, from Florida Atlantic University. Her experience makes her eminently suitable for this field of practice. Her compassion and empathy allows for effectiveness with the client-base that is unparalleled. Her connection to the recovery community is rewarding in her own development as a treatment professional. This further allows her to grow, both professionally and personally.
Jun Yang, Resident Manager
As Recovery Boot Camp’s Resident Manager, Jun is responsible for managing all behavioral health tech staff members. He ensures the accuracy of all intake, administrative, and maintenance issues within the residential department. Jun serves as the essential link between clinical and residential departments by strictly enforcing all rules so clients can become accountable and responsible men who contribute to the local community. Jun works closely with all clients to aid them with learning essential life skills that can be taken with them after graduation. As a previous resident at Healing Properties/Recovery Boot Camp, Jun understands first-hand the fear and discomfort clients experience upon admission. He loves being a part of Recovery Boot Camp’s team as he gets to witness individuals, from all different backgrounds, who come and grow together as a community towards the common goal of happiness without the use of substances.
Brian Quigley, Resident Manager
Brian is responsible for overseeing 12-step efforts of all clients, facilitating morning goals and meditation group, guiding vocational efforts of clients, and enforcing the cleanliness of living arrangements. Brian is originally from Haddonfield, New Jersey and is actively pursuing coursework to become a Certified Addiction Counselor. Brian had personally attended numerous treatment centers and equates this as the place that helped him achieve a spiritual awakening by holding him accountable to 12-step work. Brian enjoys watching clients grow through the same struggles that he once experienced; the transformation from admission to graduation is profound. He believes whole-heartedly in the non-enabling and straight forward approach of Recovery Boot Camp. He was honored to join as a staff member in November 2015.
Jeff Eidelberg, Behavioral Health Tech
Jeff is responsible for carrying out the daily rules and regulations to our clients. Jeff also brings over 10 years of sobriety and an endless amount of energy and passion for recovery to RBC. Jeff enjoys the opportunity to share a message of hope to our clients that miracles can happen here every day if you’re willing to do the work.
Michelle Ammon, Revenue Cycle Manager
As Recovery Boot Camp’s Revenue Cycle Manager, Michelle works with insurance companies to process your treatment claims. Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lehman College in New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. In Michelle’s professional career, she has worked in a variety of healthcare industries, and has specialized in Substance abuse for many years.
Jared Waters, Behavioral Health Tech
Jared is originally from Stratford, New Jersey, and, like many of our clients, struggled with addiction for many years, bouncing from treatment center for treatment center. Jared came to Healing Properties/Recovery Boot Camp in 2015, and here he found the structure, camaraderie and importance of 12 Step work which helped him get sober. As HP/RBC Behavioral Health Tech, Jared is responsible for making sure clients are meeting their recovery needs via A.A. attendance, Step work and service commitments. Jared firmly believes in holding clients accountable, just as he was held accountable when he was a client. And that accountability is a mainstay in recovery