Shaun Atkinson currently serves as the Director of Operations at 3D Teen Recovery. He’s married to Lauren Atkinson; they have three children: Kaily (15), Knox (9) and Eli (5). Before joining 3D Teen Recovery, he served six years in the U.S. Army as an 89B (Ammunition Specialist). He served one tour in Iraq from December 2008-Decmeber 2009.
In 2017, after battling a 20-year addiction that began as an early teenager, he was arrested for drug trafficking. It was then, he found himself at a crossroads facing a 15-year prison sentence and coming to the realization that he couldn’t do this life on his own and surrendered his life to Christ. His mission now is to serve the Lord and help teenagers who suffer from addiction and give hope to the lost.
PATTI P. SHIPP, LPC, MAC
Patti Shipp is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. She has been working in the addiction field for over 20 years with experience in the acute hospitalization and outpatient treatment environments. She specializes in treating those with addiction and their families. Her approach to treatment is to treat the whole being; mind, body and spirit. “It’s all about choices. We can choose to believe that a power greater than our self (God) can restore us (mind, body) to sanity and live a life filled with purpose and fulfillment or not. It’s your choice.” By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strategies from the 12-Step program with a Christ-centered focus, treatment and recovery are tailored made for the individual to help them make healthy choices for their life.
RESIDENT CARE STAFF
Growing up I saw what drug and alcohol addiction could do to somebody. I eventually lost my father to his addiction. I vowed to never follow his footsteps and to never put my family through what he put us through. I started using hardcore drugs at the age of 15 and it slowly got worse and worse. I had fell into addiction just like my father. Last year, I graduated from the Jericho House regeneration program. I am blessed to say that I have overcome my addiction. I want to be there for the guys as 3D and be the person for them that I needed when I was there age.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
3DTeen Recovery is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Our Board is made up of business & community leaders. The Directors sacrifice their time, energy, & resources to make sure that 3DTeen Recovery remains on an upward trajectory. The Board also ensures that 3D stewards our many gifts with the utmost care.
ADVISORY BOARD: Ricky Martin • Rustin Smith • Bill Eubanks
Bob Kopesky - Chairman SureLock Technology
Bob has been in the IT industry for over 18 years.. Bob’s responsibilities include the revenue of a customer base that generates $27 Million in sales to Technology Integration Group. His focus is to protect the customer base, grow with customers and increased revenue, and Acquire new accounts. Bob’s experience in providing technology solutions encompass many areas of hardware and software technology solutions. This invaluable experience gives Bob a unique add to the organization in the way of tactical marketing and grass roots expertise to drive fund raising and overall exposure to Three Dimensional Life.
Bob and his wife live in Flowery Branch, GA. They have two older daughters Autumn 21 and Julianne 17 as well as two young children Jessie 6 and William 2. Bob and his wife are excited about the future of the Three Dimensional Life organization and the many great things in the works for the future.
Jarrod Black - Vice Chairman Rochester and Associates
Jarrod D. Black is a Vice President for Rochester & Associates, Inc. in Gainesville, Georgia. He is a registered Professional Land Surveyor with over 22 years experience in the profession. Jarrod obtained his degree from Indiana University.
Jarrod enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and resides in North Forsyth. A life long Hoosier basketball fan, he will not miss a game. Jarrod has recently been enjoying mountain biking and sporting clays in his spare time. He and his family attend Browns Bridge Church in Cumming, GA.
Ryan Gerrald Ace Mechanical Heating and Air
Ryan is originally from south Georgia. After losing a close friend and his father to addiction, Ryan moved to Gainesville to seek treatment for his own addiction. Through treatment, Ryan was set from from a life addiction through the love, grace and mercies of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Ryan is currently the owner of Ace Comfort, a HVAC company. He is thankful that the Lord has allowed him to open multiple businesses in Hall County. He is able to provide his employees with a safe, drug-free, & spiritually centered environment. Ryan is continually blown away by all of the blessings the Lord has given him. He has a passion to help others be set free from addiction & to experience God's love and grace.
Phillip Hayes Connect Logistics
Philip lives in Gainesville with his wife, Emily, and daughter, Ellisyn. Philip struggled with addiction starting at the age of 15 and found freedom through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. He knows the importance of a program like 3D Teen Recovery. Having graduated from No Longer Bound in 2007, he is excited to be a part of leading young men to freedom. Philip spent several years working at No Longer Bound and 3D Teen Recovery as a counselor. He has been employed as a Carrier Sales Representative for Connect Logistics since 2012. Philip and his family attend Free Chapel in Gainesville.
Kimberly Ragan Matt Pruitt Insurance Agency
Kimberly Ragan, a native of Gainesville, GA is an insurance agent with the Matt Pruitt Allstate Agency in Gainesville. Kimberly’s son graduated from Three Dimensional Life in October 2017 and then did the internship program for 6 months. After seeing the impact that 3D had on her son’s recovery and all of the other boys in the program, she was happy for the opportunity to be able to give back by serving on the Board.
Kimberly and her husband, Greg, live in Gainesville and attend Concord Baptist Church. They have a blended family of 8 kids and 5 grandkids. Kimberly enjoys attending her kids sporting events, watching Georgia Bulldog football and hosting family game nights for their family.
Tyler Mixon United Logistics
Tyler is a Georgia native, a United States Marine, and CEO of United Logistics. Tyler, and United partner with 3D because they believe these boys deserve a chance to experience the unconditional Love of Jesus Christ. Through the staff, and the programming at 3D. United is a Logistics company, but logistics isn’t “who we are” it’s just the vehicle that allows us to expand God’s footprint through transportation. "United is God’s company first.”
Growing up with a father who suffered from the disease of addiction, Tyler saw first hand how the disease can turn a house built on solid ground to a home in shambles. He believes that 3D can help these young men make that change in their life and have a generational impact that is felt across our nation. He believes this nation is in need of Godly Men, and it starts with 3D.
Tyler resides in Hall county with his wife Brandi. They have 3 children, Breckyn, Ben, Charlie. They are active members of 12stone Church in Flowery Branch, Ga. He enjoys being active with his family whether that means a CrossFit workout or wrestling in the living room floor he’s happy wherever they are as long as its together.
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