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 morons. She fell into this business, after being begged by her husband, and proceeded to organize his beautiful, chaotic dream. As the only female in the organization, she wields the power to enable "her boys" to carry the message of recovery, hope and all-around degeneracy, while providing a little credibility and professional. She is also a mother to her and Cole's beautiful children, Cross and Cannan. 

Seppe Ficerai

Director of Admissions & Business Development

Joe is a Pittsburgh native that landed in Austin, Texas, after doing the rehab tour of the east coast. He applies the same principles taught to him in his 30-day treatment here, as he does in his day to day workweek. He loves the community that solstice creates and strives to be a positive influence on every person that comes to our center. 

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.

Bennett Price

Marketing Content Creator & Recovery Specialist

Bennett has been with Solstice since day one. He loves working with residents and helping guide them to lead a life beyond their imagination. In his free time, Bennett likes to make ridiculous videos with his co-workers and friends. He loves the freedom that Solstice has given him and the continual push the rest of the staff gives him to step out of his comfort zone and challenge himself in all areas of his life.

John Wenberg

Recovery Specialist

Johnny loves working one on one with clients and walking them through the steps. 

Charlie Moffet

Recovery Tech 

Charlie hails from Kansas. He started coming out to Austin to try to get clean back in 2014. Within two years, he had been to 5 different treatment centers. Solstice allows Charlie to be himself and challenges him to pursue his passions and live a meaningful life. Charlie has been working for the company for a few years now, and he is also pursuing music, film and a sober living business. Having fun and living a principal based life full of passion is a must for him to maintain his sobriety... and that is what Solstice is all about. 

Sam Foster

Recovery Tech

Ryan Acosta

Recovery Tech

Ben Capelle

Recovery Tech

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