Frank Schmitt - Founder & CEO

As Founder and CEO, Frank is responsible for the overall success of Heartwood Recovery.  He enjoys helping others and stays actively involved with operations.  Frank is a recovered addict and has been through the struggle, so his goal is to help others see that there is a solution. He believes that the 12-steps provide the foundation for spiritual growth, and enjoys seeing the light come on in others.  

"I am forever grateful for God and for this program.  I make it my goal to help others, just as others helped me when I was in need.  The power of this program, the promises, and all the blessings that stem from it are truly beautiful." 

Steven Sartory - Program Director

As our Program Director at Heartwood Recovery, Steven oversees the day-to-day operation of our sober living homes. Steven facilitates one-on-one sessions with our clients, leads group sessions, tracks progress, and offers support for family members.  Steven is a recovered addict and believes strongly in the 12-step approach to recovery.  He sets a strong example for others.  Steven is selfless and truly enjoys helping others.  

"This program has given me the chance to experience the greatest gifts life has to offer. Nothing brings me more joy than being able to play a small part in helping suffering alcoholics share in the experience."  

Andres Contreras - Property Manager

As a Property Manager, Andres is responsible for overseeing the community on a day-to-day basis.  He facilitates meetings, ensures that our clients are following all house policies, and provides support and advice.   Andres is disciplined and works a strong program of recovery.  He leads by example and sets the standard for our clients.

"The 12-Steps saved me from myself and transformed my whole life.  Without this spiritual program of action I don't know where I would be.  I'm also grateful to Heartwood for helping me cultivate my new lifestyle, and for helping me make it sustainable."