As one of America’s foremost authorities helping individuals and couples struggling with affairs and compulsive sexual behaviors, Rick Reynolds brings over 20 years of experience and insight to his role as president and founder of Affair Recovery. Based in Austin, Texas, Affair Recovery is the first company to offer anonymous online group support worldwide for those impacted by infidelity.
Reynolds has authored numerous recovery guides, curricula and papers detailing reasons why people cheat, how couples can overcome the pain, heartache and distrust, and ways to move forward both individually and as a couple. His own personal experience with the recovery process early in his own marriage drove Reynolds to build out courses that are the foundation for Affair Recovery clients today.
Reynolds utilizes his unique experience, gift of humility and non-judgmental nature to help restore lives impacted by infidelity. He has counseled over 2,000 couples in-person in his separate private practice, and to date over 500 individuals have completed Affair Recovery’s new online educational courses. Clients range from CEOs, vice presidents of major organizations to military personnel, sales associates and housewives. Clients also include couples separated by deployment as well as couples located internationally.
“The introduction of interactive online courses through AffairRecovery.com is a dream come true for me as a marriage counselor,” says Reynolds. “Every day I wondered how we could provide more people out there with the access and support they need, when they need it and in an affordable manner. More importantly, how we could create a community that supports and encourages one another through the recovery process. Now we’re making that happen every day with clients through our online solutions."
Reynolds, a LCSW, holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In 1992, Reynolds developed and began leading “affair recovery groups.” He received his Master's of Social Work from the University of Denver and completed three years of post-graduate training at the Colorado Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has also worked at the nationally-known Minirth-Meier Tunnel & Wilson Clinic before moving on to private practice.Read the story of Rick’s personal experience with infidelity.
As CEO of Affair Recovery, Andrew Crump oversees the development and execution the company’s strategic direction from business planning, marketing, operations, product design and delivery.
Crump joined the Affair Recovery management team in 2009 and immediately realized the tremendous opportunity of providing a proven online path to those recovering from infidelity. Since then, he has been working hard with the management team to build, test and deliver a successful means for men and women to have access to the support they need, when they need it and at an affordable rate.
“When I met Rick Reynolds, saw the work he was doing, read the testimonials and witnessed the overall support he had for furthering his vision, I knew I wanted to be part of it. Today with the launch of our online courses, we have built a one-of-a-kind offering empowering us to truly help thousands of people heal and live better lives.”
Prior to joining Affair Recovery, Crump served as Technology & Operations Analyst at Hill Country Bakery, one of Starbucks’ largest suppliers of baked goods. In his role there, he helped to manage through cycles of high growth including delivering the recommendations for warehouse software and requirements, conducting on-site due-diligence of prospective partners and developing the distribution and storage strategies with an estimated cost savings of $1M annually.
After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, Crump received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton School of Business. During his MBA and undergraduate studies, Crump excelled winning competitions focused on the operations around evaluating, launching, and growing companies. Today he is successfully applying those skills with the growth of Affair Recovery.
There is nothing more valuable or that effects more areas of ones life than a stable, successful, exciting marriage. Sunny feels blessed to be part of a team with such a specific purpose and calling. As Event Coordinator and Customer Care Representative, Sunny manages and coordinates all AR's events including EMS Weekend each month. She also works on the content team, writes and edits, coordinates small groups for online courses, and supports our participants in any way she can. Prior to joining Affair Recovery in 2012, Sunny worked as an Assistant Principal for one of Austin's largest preschools and worked as a wedding coordinator on weekends. She holds degrees in English Literature and Communication Studies from Texas State-San Marcos. If you have a question, comment or if you need help, she'll be happy to help you. Just use the contact page.
As Vice President of Client Relations for Affair Recovery, Travis Adams oversees the development of the company’s customer base while also cultivating relationships with potential partners. Adams handles global customer relations including each member’s engagement in the Affair Recovery online courses, as well as the training of new sales employees and testing and optimization of Affair Recovery’s online system.
In 2010, Adams joined the Affair Recovery management team and quickly began building the company’s client base in order to further the company’s vision of helping over 50,000 couples annually who are struggling with the devastation of infidelity.
“I have a heart for people in broken relationships, so becoming part of the vision that Rick Reynolds has for Affair Recovery was a natural decision for me. Once you realize that we are all broken people, it makes you all the more grateful to be part of a company that daily strives to reach out to those who may be suffering from infidelity in silence and to be able to offer them hope and healing.”
Before joining Affair Recovery, Adams served as Chief Operating Officer for Royalty Pecan Farms where he implemented new accounting and point of sale systems, handled all e-commerce and online sales, and managed the welcome center team of employees. Adams has spent three years as Director of his family’s summer camp managing a staff of 50, developing new websites, implementing new systems for campers and counselors and also directing all the long-term planning for the camp which was founded in 1965.
After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Texas Christian University, Adams worked five years as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. In 2009, he received an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton School of Business. With his results driven attitude, Adams is dedicated to each and every individual who reaches out to Affair Recovery for the hope and healing they are searching for.
In her role as Vice President of Training at Affair Recovery, Lisa Milner develops training materials and processes for all of the online courses that are geared towards Group Leaders. Milner is also responsible for training and developing Leaders for the online courses as well as monitoring and reviewing leader performances.
Prior to joining Affair Recovery, Milner’s primary focus was on psychological and neuro-psychological evaluations of adults. She joined Affair Recovery in 2008 after seeing how clients, both individuals and couples, were thriving in their journey to spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness through the Affair Recovery courses and support. Today she is focused on all of the materials and training that support moving that effort to an online offering while continuing to grow the business with courses and team members.
Milner earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 1993, completing her internship at Presbyterian Hospital and her post-doctoral training at Terrell State Hospital, both in the Dallas area.
Recognizing the great value of stable marriages, Erin Barry is pleased to be part of the Affair Recovery team. In many volunteer and professional capacities, Erin has used her natural affinity for order and love of knowledge to assist organizations in developing smooth operating practices. Prior to joining Affair Recovery in 2006, she worked in the office of the Dean of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, where she honed her organizational and customer service skills. Erin holds degrees in English, Russian, and History. If you have a question, comment or if you need help, she'll be happy to help you. Just use the contact page.
As a member of Affair Recovery’s Specialist Panel, Leslie Hardie, LCSW, pulls from her vast experience to provide answers during broadcasted, monthly question and answer sessions for betrayed spouses participating in Harboring Hope. Hardie authored the Harboring Hope curriculum and continues to create new articles for the Recovery Library. As a betrayed spouse herself, combined with many years of infidelity counseling, Hardie brings meaningful insight and compassion to other betrayed spouses in crisis. Hardie is a veteran group leader, having many years of leading sessions with such programs as Bible Study Fellowship, the Community of Hope, and training sessions on grief and loss. Hardie is a licensed therapist and earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.
John Mark Haney, PhD, is a licensed counselor, writer, and speaker who brings a variety of experience to Affair Recovery. A member of Affair Recovery’s Specialist Panel, Haney provides insights and answers during broadcasted, monthly question and answer sessions for betrayed spouses participating in Harboring Hope. From his own experience as a betrayed spouse and clinical professional, Haney has the ability to deeply connect to those in crisis. He frequently assists students and conducts seminars for infidelity professionals from around the country. Haney has worked as a professional writer, youth minister, and pastoral counselor, as well as a college professor teaching courses on psychology and special education. Haney received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin, and also holds degrees in special education and archeology.