Lynn Knee is Founder of ParentTeam and a parent of a child who has struggled with addiction. She started ParentTeam to help other families navigate though the heartbreak of dealing with this disease when they do not know where to turn. Lynn’s background includes nonprofit work with orphanages in Indonesia, youth groups for disadvantaged teens in several states. She has traveled throughout the US and other countries speaking and sharing empowerment to parents who struggle with children who have substance issues. Lynn is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, entrepreneur and a friend.. and blessed to live all of these roles in her life.
Glinda is an experienced and loving gift to ParentTeam and the families we serve. She has a wealth of life experience, having worked at inpatient and outpatient treatment centers since the early 1990’s. Certified CAADAC and Recovery Coach, she brings hope to those in despair. Glinda’s warm caring style puts our clients in crisis at ease, helping them find the strength to do the things needed for positive change.
Jimmy Recourt, a proud member of ParentTeam, and an active member of the 12 step fellowship, began his journey of recovery at the age of 19, when he was afforded another chance at sobriety. Prior to that he was a student athlete who became addicted to an drugs and found himself in and out of numerous treatment facilities, after putting his loved ones and himself through a lot of pain and suffering, Jimmy was finally given the gift of desperation and got clean and sober. He has been sober for over 10 years now and is very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the still suffering addict and their families by sharing his experience, strength and hope with them. When he is not working with ParentTeam he enjoys a very healthy and active lifestyle including rock climbing, spear fishing, and the outdoors. Jimmy accredits everything that is good in his life today because of the 12 steps and the gift of recovery.
Matthew Sockolov has worked with recovering addicts for the past 5 years in both residential and outpatient settings. Matthew got sober when he was 19, and works closely with adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction. In addition, he teaches meditation at various treatment centers and is currently in a 3 year meditation teacher training program. As a young man who has struggled with addiction himself and witnessed it in his own family, Matthew offers a compassionate ear to our wonderful families at ParentTeam. Matthew will be moving to the Bay Area in the summer with his fiancé and will expand the reach and resources which are offered by ParentTeam.