Board Member/Co-Founder/Executive Director
After a 30 plus year hiatus in the non-profit industry James Frye has returned to serve as the Executive Director of Live More Recovery Services, Inc. He served as a senior counselor with Palmer Drug Abuse Program from 1985 through 1990. Upon having children he left the non-profit world to pursue a career in sales where he was an independent salesman of industrial/construction fasteners for 14 years. Over the past 20 years he has served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for an international company within the same industry. God always pulled on James’ heart strings to serve others and he found it possible to do so in the construction industry, however in March of 2023, he felt called to come back to the non-profit world in an administrative role. He believes God has been preparing him for this particular role ever since he stopped serving as a counselor and became a business man. Hence 34 years later he brings his heart, experience and knowledge to help build Live More Recovery Services, Inc. When James is not working, he can be found spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren. He is also passionate about motorcycle riding, rescue animals, and the homeless. He believes in spreading kindness everywhere he goes and to help others with no expectations to be paid back. He only asks that they pay it forward. James is an active member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, National Association of Addiction Counselors and San Antonio Addiction Professions Collaborative
Board Member/Founder/Director of Operations and Program Services
Trish is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Restorative Therapist, and Certified Daring Way® Facilitator. In addition, she maintains a practice as a Certified Interventionist. She has over 35 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities addressing substance use, process addictions, families, and related issues. She has spent the majority of her career serving in the non-profit world. Previously, she has worked in therapeutic and leadership positions in outpatient and inpatient treatment centers in both Denver, Colorado, and San Antonio. As a person in long-term recovery, Trish balances passion and professionalism finding creative ways to carry the message of hope to others. Currently Trish is continuing her education at Arizona State University fulfilling her passion for knowledge about neuroscience. In her free time she can be found facilitating a HealthRHYTHMS® drum circle, building Lego, attending an improv class or simply hanging out with her husband and family. Member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and the National Association of Addiction Counselors.
Board Member/Co-Founder/RSPS Supervisor
Dawnya is both a person in long-term recovery and a professional possessing a degree in psychology. She is currently a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern and a Recovery Support Peer Specialist trainer and supervisor. Dawnya has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. She has served in many capacities in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to providing direct client services, Dawnya has also spent many years working in the accounting industry. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and builder of all things Lego. Member of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and National Association of Counselors
Board Member/Recovery Support Specialist
Mark is a person in long-term recovery and a certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS). He has many years of experience serving in the recovery community and is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles to live a fulfilling life. As a retired investment broker and political consultant, father and grandfather, Mark demonstrates positive leadership through his ability to adapt and maintain a balance of professionalism and fun within the recovery process. Mark is an incredible example of what it means to "give back" to the community and mentors others to do the same.
Bruce is an experienced addiction professional with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Prior to entering the field of counseling, Bruce served in the United States Navy and is a proud veteran of his service to the country. He is a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and a certified clinical supervisor. With his combined experience as a former executive director of a non-profit organization, work in other modalities, and many years in clinical supervision roles, he brings a wealth of wisdom to Live More Recovery.Bruce has served on numerous boards throughout his history and is currently the board president of the San Antonio chapter of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. Bruce is a strong advocate for people seeking recovery as well as those who serve them. He was recently elected to serve as a board member on the state board of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
Bob Pfennig is a dedicated and experienced board member who brings strategic leadership and expertise to our team. Bob plays a crucial role in guiding our organization towards success. As a board-certified chaplain who often works with individuals suffering from substance use, frequently at end of life, he possesses a deep understanding of how substance use effects people and their families. Prior to being called to become a chaplain, Bob worked in information technology and accounting, including numerous international assignments. He holds certificates in accounting and IT auditing. He enjoys cycling, running, and being with his family, especially his precious granddaughter.