Cole Shiflet

Founder & Executive Director

Recipient of the 2018 Ulysees "Mac" McLester Champion of Recovery Award*, Cole Shiflet has been working in the field of substance abuse for 12 years and has done it all.  Cole is no stranger to the devastation of addiction and has his own miraculous story of redemption from years of hard drug use, a criminal record, legal disasters, and a seemingly hopeless condition that was sure to kill him.  After numerous treatment facilities and countless relapses, he finally found his stride in sobriety in 2006, the same year he launched his career in the recovery industry. Having worked in a wide variety of positions across the industry since then, Cole went on to found the nationally prominent The Last Resort Recovery Center in 2012, where he served as acting Director.  Selling his shares of TLR in 2015, he launched his dream program, Solstice Recovery.  His passion and deep love for helping others struggling with addiction is absolutely extraordinary, having admitting over 300 men in less than three years with 90% scholarships from partial to full. Regardless of the sacrifice, Cole continues to give back to his community and to others.  His wife Tara and their 2 children are his rocks and greatest source of love and joy. 

*The Ulysses "Mac" McLester Champion of Recovery Award honors a clinician or professional in the substance abuse and/or mental health field who has made a significant contribution to the Austin and Central Texas recovery community.

Tara Shiflet

Chief Amazement Officer

Tara is a recovering alcoholic with over 4 years of sobriety and is Queen of all the Solstice 'worst boys'. She fell into this business, after being begged by her husband, and proceeded to organize his beautiful, chaotic dream. She loves to assist "her boys" to carry the message of recovery, hope and all-around degeneracy, while providing a little credibility and professionalism. She is also a mother to her and Cole's beautiful children, Cross and Cannan. 

Harrison Arnette

Director of Admissions & Business Development

Harrison creates a smooth transition for clients who come to Solstice as our first point of contact, speaking with staff and families from across the country. He is passionate about working with families and helping others recover, sharing his own personal experience. Harrison is an alumni of Solstice.

Ryan English

Program Director

Ryan English currently lives a life he once only dreamed about but never thought was possible. He wants nothing more than to help others achieve the same freedoms he has been granted. His mission is to create a world of peace and harmony through understanding and meeting others right where they are at. Solstice has provided him with the perfect platform free from an attitude resembling holier than thou.

John Wenberg

Recovery Specialist

Johnny's experience in addiction treatment ranges within the various levels of care including detox, residential, and outpatient settings. Johnny has an acute ability to recognize vital character building moments and helps our clients bridge the gap between treatment and returning to their life. In his free time he likes going to Barton Springs and playing with his car. 

Ben Capelle

Recovery Tech

Allie Pound

Marketing Coordinator

Allie's vast experience includes working in the marketing and business development arena for Realtors in Austin, a marketing agency, and non-profits. She delivers a high standard of excellence and offers a collaborative team spirit with those she works with. She believes in Solstice and desires to carry out the memory of her partner and previous Admissions Director, Joe Ficerai, who passed away in 2020. In her downtime, you can find Allie with her daughter and friends getting outside and attending the great live music Austin has to offer.

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Wimberley, TX




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