The Leadership Team
Owner and CEO
Following a very successful career beginning as a radiology tech and ending as one of California’s premier realtors, Bernadette first began her dream of opening The Lakes Treatment Center in 2011 with a vision of a different kind of a treatment program that would increase the abysmal and pathetic success rates currently plaguing the industry. While not in recovery herself, Bernadette has seen the devastating effects of addiction first hand with her children, two of whom are now working with The Lakes Treatment Center, the new family business. In 2011, Bernadette was given the opportunity to realize her dream by converting an old hotel on Lake Tulloch into a first-class addiction treatment center. This dream was finally realized in 2015 when The Lakes Treatment Center first opened its doors, and has been going strong since without a look back.
Travis is Bernadette’s youngest son, one of the first residents at The Lakes, and was the first in the family to begin working at The Lakes Treatment Center. Travis has first-hand experience and knowledge of addiction acquired through his own trials and tribulations with substance abuse. Like many others, The Lakes saved his life. Travis now devotes himself to the honorable mission of helping every individual that walks through the doors of The Lakes Treatment Center. Beyond intakes, Travis also enjoys taking residents on hikes, wake surfing and tubing on the lake, and many other activities to help residents find hobbies and passions beyond the use of drugs and alcohol, a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of treatment.
The Lakes Treatment Center takes great pride in our caring, compassionate, and qualified staff. From residential advisors, to nurses, to counselors, and beyond, our staff will work hard each day to ensure each resident has the best possible treatment experience.
The Lakes Treatment Center is a family run business, and our tight-knit, caring and compassionate family atmosphere is
reflected from the top of the organization
to the bottom; helping everyone feel comfortable and at home during their stay.