“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” (Heraclitus)

Doug Dolan, COO, Managing Partner

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Doug has experienced many life-defining moments that fuel his calling to help God’s children and their families affected by drug addiction, alcohol dependency and mental illness. He intimately understands the personal despair, hopelessness and destruction experienced by active alcoholics and addicts and their loved ones.

 

Conversely, he knows the blessings that are possible for those who seek restoration, work a solid recovery program, and pursue a relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

Beginning his own recovery walk on April 19, 1997 combined with other life defining moments including the passing of his brother, Andy, to an overdose, the loss of his close, childhood friend, Craig, to a suicide, to extreme financial highs and lows, almost losing his wife, Donna, to significant health issues, and significant marital strains, Doug remained sober throughout these extreme ordeals, putting his faith in Christ, continuing to work on his own personal development and care, and getting into service of others. Raised in a devout Catholic family, Doug recommitted his life to Christ by getting baptized as an adult.

 

Doug was with Albert in the early days of Recovery in the Pines and is now a partner and its Chief Operations Officer. Doug has previously held many high-level positions in a variety of professions, including VP of Sales and Marketing for a technology company, owning an award-winning fine dining restaurant, and owning and operating various other businesses.

 

Doug’s wife, Donna, is a registered nurse and a volunteer at Recovery in the Pines. They have three children: Isabelle, Colin and Baylee.

 

Doug’s definition of the “best version of me” is:

 

- To remain in God’s will always

- Become who He has intended for me to become

- Remain a voracious student

- Be of maximum service to others

- Live each day with purpose

- Rigorously seek out the truth

 

He gets into action daily towards this goal and helps others create the definition of and take actionable steps towards becoming the best versions of themselves.

Two quotes that define what Doug is committed to:

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” (Heraclitus)

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8 NLT)