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Meet our Staff

The most excellent professionals, with caring hearts for those we serve


Teri Gault

Founder / CEO / Administrator

Teri has hope for recovery and believes that good things follow after that first step. Teri rolled coins to start a nationally franchised company, but few knew that the founder and CEO of The Grocery Game, Inc., suffered for years as addiction ravaged her family. One precious brother was lost to meth related heart failure. Another is now sober after two decades of drug addiction. Tragically in 2016, another family member, a young mother, was jailed for crimes fueled by childhood trauma, abandonment and finally substance abuse. Teri felt she had to do something... The family had been blessed with a beautiful estate home, nestled in ancient oaks, with a resort style pool and park like grounds, the perfect setting for recovery. With her sixteen year business coming to a close, the time was right for Teri to pour herself into her next greatest challenge. With the support of her family and staff of passionate treatment professionals, Oaks of Hope was born. Teri believes that every soul has their own uniquely designed path of life, and that if one should wander off, their path is always still there. Oaks of Hope is founded on hope and love, to help those who struggle with addiction, to fully recover, find their way back, and stay on their path of life. "You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!" - Dr. Suess, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"


Joe Gault, JD

VP of Compliance/Legal Counsel

Joe Gault, JD, has partnered with Oaks of Hope's mission since before opening. His goal is to build the very best substance abuse rehabilitation facility possible. Joe’s commitment to Oaks of Hope is founded on solid ethics, compliance with state, federal and local jurisdictions, and a heart for those he serves. Raised in greater Los Angeles, and volunteering over 1200 hours to underprivileged youth, Joe has seen firsthand what drugs and alcohol can do to families and communities. Drafted out of high school to play professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Joe has traveled extensively and met people from all walks of life. Through that experience he is convinced that addiction doesn’t single out any one group of people. It crosses race, age, gender, education, and social barriers. Joe explains, “No one chooses to be addicted, but fall victim because they were young and impressionable, self-medicating due to abandonment or trauma, or prescribed medicine from their doctor. For some, their lives seem hopeless, and they believe that their life may not be worthy of recovery.” When Oaks of Hope was first conceived, Joe could do nothing less than commit all that he had to offer. Joe burns the midnight oil to ensure that Oaks of Hope is a place that offers hope in lieu of fear and judgment. Joe’s energy is fueled by his vision, “In the law, there are only a handful of crimes which carry a lifetime punishment . . . this I am certain of: the mistake of drug use or alcohol dependency is not one of those crimes; everyone is worthy of a new life. Hope is closer than you think, and Oaks of Hope is a place where hope grows.”


Thor Reyes, MD


Oaks of Hope is grateful and blessed to have Dr. Thor Reyes take care of our clients. Oaks of Hope is licensed as dual diagnosis for co-occurring disorders, working in tandem with Dr. Reyes, who is truly the key to every successful encounter. Dr. Thor Reyes, MD is a psychiatry specialist, the father of the Reyes group of five in Moorpark, CA. With over 50 years in practice, Dr. Reyes brings a wealth of experience, while keeping abreast of the latest developments in the field. Most importantly, his concern, understanding and treatment is compassionate and intelligent. He takes his time to find the deeper meaning inside of every human soul he touches. Dr. Reyes monitors progress and orders med changes sometimes daily. Within a few days, we see the light. Dr. Thor Reyes has changed many lives at Oaks of Hope, even those who had been misdiagnosed for decades. Dr. Thor Reyes is truly a gift to all who have the privilege to meet him.


Nick Warner, CAADAC II

Program Director / Substance Abuse Counselor

Loved in the treatment community by all who know him, Oaks of Hope is proud and pleased to say, “Nick Warner is ours!”. Nick is always about client first. He brings his gifts fully and freely, to meet clients where they are, no matter what it takes. Nick is ready to pivot daily if needed, creating a treatment plan with Oaks of Hope’s Clinical Director, and always nimble to find what works for each individual. Nick is on the ball from day one to provide individual counseling, group sessions and planning the next step to the best sober living environment for each individual. Nick knows his stuff and is well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CBT ABCs, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, Anger Management and Relapse Prevention. Nick is uber talented, and we all like his style. Nick likes to have fun whether at work or play, and enjoys out of the box group sessions from shooting basketball, card games, working out, hiking, and you never know what’s next. Nick’s creative and talented approach to substance abuse treatment is always effective, and never boring. Make no mistake, addiction recovery is serious business to Nick Warner. It’s life or death, so Nick challenges clients in a way that will lead to their great life of sobriety and the rewards it brings. Nick Warner brings his credentials, a wealth of knowledge, resources and experience as a counselor from Malibu to Thailand and now Oaks of Hope. Be sure to ask him about treatment in Thailand!


Jamila Charles-Cometa, LMFT

Clinical Director / Therapist

Jamila is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping her community family by family, and person by person. Jamila became fascinated with the field of Education and Psychology when she earned her B.A. in Psychology from UC, Berkeley and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, but Jamila never stops learning. Her extensive experience includes working with children, at risk youth and adults of all ages. Jamila finds it “tremendously beneficial to work with all populations as I learn so much from each”. For Jamila, the rewards are great. She has facilitated therapeutic interventions, child and family team meetings, as well as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling. She has educated countless ex-offenders on substance abuse, addressing a myriad of hardships on the periphery of substance abuse, such as violence, stress, and deteriorating health. Jamila’s academic curriculum often led to students passing their high school equivalency exams which opens a lifetime of opportunity. Jamila is a tremendous asset to Oaks of Hope. Her sparkling smile and generous spirit extend to every person on her path.


David Burke, LVN

Charge Nurse

David brings a wealth of knowledge to his nursing position, but even more importantly, a heart for the clients he cares for. It doesn't take long for each client to learn that they can come to David with any concern. David is constantly studying and learning and stays up to speed on the latest developments for the best care of all clients. David also enjoys going on outings with clients, such as bowling, paint balling and thoroughly enjoys friendly competition. David practices Jujitzu and occasionally takes time to workout with clients at the gym.


Isabel Landrum, RADT

House Manager/Technician

Our Isabel is your Isabel, a powerhouse, and an angel with a heart of gold. Oaks of Hope is blessed to have Isabel at the foundation, living and working on site since the year before opening. Today, Isabel remains as a Technician and House manager, and graciously gives her love and strength to all. She is grateful for her sobriety and is on a mission to extend life and recovery, tirelessly and generously 24/7. Isabel is a fighter and will fight with you and for you. She shares her story of recovery as she lives one day at a time. Isabel admonishes, "Take my hands. Hang on. Fight! Lots of us have done it, and I know You have it in you. You know there's nothing good out there... And if I can see one life saved, it's all worth it."


James Landrum, RADT

Operations and House Manager

Jimmy is committed to God, his wife Isabel, his family, Oaks of Hope, and his sobriety. Oaks of Hope was his vision, as he rolled up his sleeves in the year prior to opening, and continuously puts his nose to the grindstone seven days a week. Jimmy suffered years of loss from addiction, so this is serious business. Jimmy is a man of few words, preferring to demonstrate by action, as a man of integrity. He will share pieces of his story when they are needed most and when effective for change. He’s been there, is grateful to be where he is now, and earnestly desires to help others to not go back there. Jimmy values the opportunity to speak to the changes in lifestyle that are attached to addiction. Jimmy’s presence is constant and supportive, a beautiful picture of recovery.


Christian Gault, RADT

Detox Technician

Christian is an excellent detox technician. He's known as a big man with a huge heart. Clients often choose Christian to talk to and he has mentored a number of fathers who've come to Oaks of Hope to reunite with their families. Christian is an athlete and enjoys shooting hoops, playing ping pong or throwing the football with anyone who will get out there. After winning high school state championship on offensive line, Christian earned a scholarship and was off to play college football in Texas. When an injury cut short his football career, he returned to California to work in construction, which he still loves to this day, but chooses instead to partner, work and serve at Oaks of Hope. Christian has suffered the pain of addiction through multiple family losses, and wants nothing more than to help people find their way to new life. Christian follows up with the young men who complete at Oaks of Hope, and remains friends with many. Christian devotes most of his free time to his daughter and enjoys golfing with Oaks of Hope alumni.



Certified Yoga Therapist

Raquel is an internationally recognized yoga therapist,certified by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization since 2003. Raquel uses aromatherapy and music therapy. She lectures on spirituality and self help as part of her yoga sessions, which makes for a holistic experience. She continues to improve her skills with a variety of teachers including Kundalini yoga teacher Tej Kaur Khalsa founder of Nine Treasures Yoga and Naader Shagagi founder of Yoga of Mystics also workshops with Tony Robbins, Dr.Wayne Dyer, Dr.Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay and Caroline Myss. Raquel brings her genuine joy for living to share with clients at Oaks of Hope.


Jason Sohl

Web Developer

Jason has been a front-end web developer for over 10 years, building projects from simple sites to complex custom web applications. He is a freelance contractor that enjoys helping people bring their visions to life. Find him at

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