Jamie is from Johns Creek, Georgia, and comes from a family where many battle the disease of addiction. He personally battled substance use disorder for over a decade. Jamie attended inpatient treatment at Black Bear Lodge. He arrived at Oak Tree Recovery Homes as a resident and eventually started working for Oak Tree in April 2018. Jamie has found a passion for helping other young men in recovery by sharing his own experience and what he has learned from others. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.
Owner – CADAC/CPSS
Jay grew up in Goldsboro, NC before moving to Wilmington to attend UNCW, receiving his B.A. in 2007. Following graduation, Jay lost focus as his substance use disorder took control of his life. Over a decade of struggling with addictions, he sought help through inpatient treatment at Pavillon. Jay came to Oak Tree in September 2018 as a resident. He joined our staff in March of 2019 with the desire to help mentor and guide young men through recovery. He plans on completing his master’s degree in Social Work at Western Carolina. In his spare time, Jay enjoys hunting, sports, being outdoors, and music.
Counselor – LCMHC
Susan is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and North Carolina. She works with Oak Tree clients and their families. She trained at an Acadia Healthcare psychiatric hospital in Georgia which specializes in acute, short-term care, and substance detox. Susan quickly moved to lead therapist of the adult outpatient unit overseeing the partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) – the cornerstones of group work. After several years with Acadia, Susan moved to Life Stance to work with clients on an individual basis. Additionally, Susan is Jamie Hoffman’s mother. Susan’s desire to pursue her master’s in mental health counseling was based, in part, on Jamie’s struggle to get sober, her own struggles to manage the devastation of addiction, and to help others achieve health and wellbeing.
Grew up in Richmond Va. Graduated from High Point University in 2018 with BA in Human Relations. Watkins struggled with substance use disorder for the better part of 12 years. In the middle of 2020 he decided to ask for help and went to The Farley Center for inpatient treatment. He was tired of a life of letting his parents and 4 younger siblings down. Today he feels blessed to work for the place that aided in the rebuilding process of his life. In his spare time, he enjoys anything outside, playing and watching sports with the Oak Tree community.