A Better Life Recovery Staff

A team composed of passionate, professional individuals from all different backgrounds and walks of life. Our staff includes Therapists and Drug and Alcohol Counselors who share the expertise and desire to deliver an unparalleled treatment experience to their patients. The common philosophy and application of our program will guide our clients to form a foundation of sobriety and learn to continue growing on that foundation to establish long term sobriety.

David Munce, CATC-II
Founder - Program Director
David Munce is the co-founder and Program Director of A Better Life Recovery. He has been actively working in the field of recovery since 2010 and has held various positions in administration including Admissions Director and Associate Director. He brings with him passion to help others achieve their goals through recovery. His immense recovery knowledge, not only through his personal experience but also his ongoing education in the Human Services field sets him apart as a professional. David takes great pride in his work and holds the utmost ethical standards. His number one priority is helping clients and families on the road to recovery.

Joe Hisel
Founder - Director of Operations

Joe was introduced to the field of recovery in 2012 as a Facility Manager. As Joe's passion for recovery progressed, so did his career. In 2014, Joe became Program Director for a 60 bed facility, which included overseeing transportation and logistics, coordinating admissions, providing crisis intervention, state licensing and CARF accreditation.

Joe's dedication to the betterment of others led him to founding A Better Life Recovery. His goal was to create a seamless transition for individuals in early recovery by offering an opportunity to develop essential life skills. Joe understands that recovery can be a tumultuous time for family and the recovering person. His goal is to ease this process. Joe maintains involvement in admission, intake and ongoing treatment to ensure that all individual feel supported and guided through the recovery journey.

With the help of his partners, Joe has created a team of experienced, passionate and educated experts to assist in the treatment process. Joe believes that foundation of recovery comes from hard work and he and his team are dedicated to providing the support necessary for the work to begin.

Jeff Robbins
Founder – General Counsel
Jeff Robbins possesses over 15 years experience as a practicing attorney. Over the last 9 years Mr. Robbins has served as partner in the firm of Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP, Irvine, CA where he specialized in litigation. He holds a B.A. degree in English from UCLA and a J.D. degree with great distinction from University Of The Pacific McGeorge School Of Law. Mr. Robbins is a co-founder of A Better Life Recovery LLC.

Paul Stackhouse
Founder – Director of Finance & Administration
Paul Stackhouse is a Registered Recovery Worker who also possesses over 30 years of experience in investment banking, private equity capital, and advising and managing startup companies in a variety of industries. His career experience includes positions as a Senior Vice President with Bank of America and Founding Partner of Frontier Capital, both located in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Stackhouse holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA, Finance, from The University of Chicago. He is a co-founder of A Better Life Recovery LLC.

Paul Leafstedt
Founder - Director of Strategic Planning
Prior to co-founding A better Life Recovery, Paul held a position as Project Manager at a Mechanical Engineering Firm, the largest third party independent Commissioning Firm in the US, TMCx Solutions. Paul grew up in a family affected by the disease of addiction. He also experienced personally through his own life journey the power of the disease. After being introduced to treatment centers in 2003, he finally was able to find a program and community of support to build the life he always wanted, free of addiction. With his professional experience as a project manager in a "problem solving" field, personal experience with the disease and a passion to give back the gift that’s been given to him, Paul strives to set a new standard for treatment in the industry. He brings to the table educated strategic planning solutions to help build a treatment center that offers the core of what ABLR believes in for the clients as well as sustainability for the company as a whole.


Great staff with experience, love, and passion to help anyone and everyone.

Dan A.

Amazing dedication and support. Mr. Hisel is the Care Bear of recovery.

Kelli B.