Meet Our Team

Rick Reynolds, LCSW - President and Founder, Affair Recovery
Andrew Crump - CEO
Autumn Taylor - Director of People Operations
John Pisciotta - Videographer
Joni - Customer Care Representative
Alicia - Course Coordinator and Billing Specialist
Emily - Course Coordinator and Customer Care
JR - Group Leader Manager
Rodney - Group Leader Manager
Brett - Group Leader Manager
Ashley - Group Leader Manager
Chad Williams - Information Systems Manager

Clinical Professional Contributors


Rick Reynolds, LCSW

President and Founder, Affair Recovery

As one of America's foremost authorities helping individuals and couples struggling with affairs and compulsive sexual behaviors, Rick Reynolds brings over 30 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 3,000 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 homemakers. 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.

Watch the story of Rick's personal experience with infidelity


Andrew Crump

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Andrew 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."

Andrew married his college sweetheart, Aga, in 2010. Aga is also involved in the helping profession and focuses on grief, loss and miscarriage counseling. Aga and Andrew regularly credit Rick and working at Affair Recovery for their strong marriage.

Prior to joining Affair Recovery, Andrew served as Technology Operations Analyst at Hill Country Bakery, one of Starbucks' largest suppliers of baked goods at the time. In his role there, he helped to manage through cycles of high growth including delivering 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, Andrew received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton School of Business. During his MBA and undergraduate studies, Andrew 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.


Autumn Taylor

Director of People Operations

As the Director of People Operations, Autumn gets to utilize her passion for corralling details and tackling projects each day. Having experienced the pain of betrayal, she feels blessed to be part of Affair Recovery's mission in a way she adores. Before joining the team, Autumn was an Administrator for a company that focused on student safety in bus transportation. Autumn loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.


John Pisciotta

Videographer

John is an extremely talented videographer and editor. He loves helping people articulate hope by filming and editing all Affair Recovery videos, Success Stories and Mentor Stories. His professional and kind disposition help people feel at home even when the camera does it's best at making them feel awkward. In the event those pesky nerves make an appearance, he knows how to cut those shots like a boss.

When not at work John expresses his creativity by playing drums, sporting stylish shoes, and driving a suhweet car.


Joni

Customer Care Representative

Joni has been a Customer Care Representative with Affair Recovery since 2013. She loves hearing stories about lives and marriages being transformed, healed and restored. Joni enjoys interfacing with the Affair Recovery Scholarship Committee as well as being able to notify applicants when they have been awarded a scholarship. With over 40 years of experience in the customer service industry, this is the job that warms her heart each day and feels most rewarding.


Alicia

Course Coordinator and Billing Specialist

As Course Coordinator and Billing Specialist, Alicia is often the first person people talk with after they've been referred to Affair Recovery. As a betrayed spouse, she has a heart for those who are in pain. She has an incredible story of hope of her own; one of divorce and personal healing in 2010, then later followed by reconciliation and remarriage to her ex-husband. Alicia has served as a Group Leader for more than 45 Harboring Hope and EMS Online courses - and counting. She also regularly serves at EMS Weekends alongside the rest of the EMS Weekend team to help coordinate these life-changing retreats.

"I believe wholeheartedly in the methodology and principles of Affair Recovery. Thanks to the knowledge that my husband and I have learned we have been happily remarried for many years - living a life neither of us ever dreamed possible."

Alicia feels blessed to have left her career in legal services to partner with Affair Recovery to help thousands of people in crisis each year.


Emily

Course Coordinator and Customer Care

Emily, a Hope for Healing alum, is humbled to participate in the work of Affair Recovery as the EMS Online Course Coordinator and part of the Customer Care team. She is passionate about helping others find healing and hope.

Before joining the Affair Recovery team full-time, Emily had careers in both the education and construction fields. Emily and her husband enjoy playing music and doing Spartan races together, traveling, and their sweet rescue pup Bella.

"I am continually in awe of how God can transform brokenness and use it for His glory."


JR

Group Leader Manager

JR originally found Affair Recovery after discovery of his wife's infidelity. They attended an EMS Weekend several years ago, and attribute the experience and guidance they received, as the primary reason their marriage survived. Following EMS Weekend, they participated in Affair Recovery's Online Courses, JR took Harboring Hope and his wife took Hope for Healing, both of which were invaluable in their individual healing. They were so impressed with the methodology and small group environment that they both began facilitating EMS Online groups and JR also began leading Harboring Hope groups for men. Now JR uses this experience to help others as they explore becoming Group Leaders and to support them as they facilitate groups themselves. JR came to Affair Recovery after retiring from the aerospace industry.

"Having the opportunity to work with the AR Team to help couples and individuals on their recovery journey was something only God could have orchestrated. Working at Affair Recovery has been the most rewarding work experience I've ever had."


Rodney

Group Leader Manager

As a Group Leader Manager, Rodney works directly with Group Leaders who help couples and individuals rebuild their lives after infidelity. After confessing his own infidelity, Rodney and his wife Angela participated in Affair Recovery's EMS Online course through their church. He credits this program for saving his life, restoring his hope, and healing his marriage. The course empowered him with resources that he didn't know existed, and it gave him a fresh, new perspective on what he thought he knew about marriage. After experiencing such a strong sense of freedom from participating in this course, Rodney knew he had to join the Affair Recovery team. He wanted to be part of the healing, the hope, and the peace that they provide to couples strained by infidelity.

Rodney and his wife have served as Group Leaders and as the Mentor Couple for EMS Weekends. To further his individual healing, Rodney has attended Affair Recovery's Harboring Hope and Hope for Healing courses. He is a licensed and ordained minister who's served in leadership ministry since age 17. Before joining Affair Recovery, Rodney served as a worship pastor/leader for more than 25 years. Rodney received his bachelor's from the University of Iowa and his master's from Criswell College. He is a certified Sexual Recovery Pastoral Counselor under the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy.


Brett

Group Leader Manager

As a Group Leader Manager, Brett supports and facilitates the wonderful community of Group Leaders who run small groups for Affair Recovery. Three weeks after his own infidelity became known, he and his wife Kay attended EMS Weekend. They walked away from that transformative experience with hope that not only could their marriage survive, but that it might even begin to thrive in ways it never had before. By working for Affair Recovery, Brett plays a significant role in helping people move through the trauma of infidelity to a new life beyond - an opportunity he calls "one of the greatest joys of my life."

For more than a decade, he and Kay have been returning to in-person and virtual EMS Weekends to serve as the mentor couple. "I've watched this same transformation literally hundreds of times, and it's just as exciting every time." Brett also serves as a Group Leader for EMS Online and Hope for Healing. Before coming to work for Affair Recovery, he served as a pastor and spiritual director for more than 30 years. For 24 of those years, he also served as a high school science teacher. Currently, Brett is pursuing a master's degree in licensed professional counseling, and he hopes to finish his professional life as a therapist working in conjunction with Affair Recovery. He and his wife have been married for 35 years, and they have four children and eight grandchildren.


Ashley

Group Leader Manager

Ashley finds great joy in working directly with her community of wonderful Group Leaders by coming alongside them as they guide and offer hope to other people impacted by the trauma of infidelity. Ashley has had an expansive career since graduating from Bradley University with a degree in International Studies, but nothing in her professional life has been as rewarding and meaningful as working with Affair Recovery.

Ashley came to AR in 2017 as a hurting spouse, following the discovery of infidelity in her marriage, and she credits the Harboring Hope course with giving her a framework for her personal healing. After the restoration of her marriage, Ashley became a Harboring Hope Group Leader, where she could use her personal experience to offer encouragement and support to women going through the unique pain of infidelity trauma. In June of 2021, she got the opportunity to join the Affair Recovery team full-time.

Ashley and her husband Matt are parents to 3 beautiful little girls who make them laugh every day. Her favorite activities are spending time with family and friends, staying active in church, traveling, eating food she didn't have to cook, reading, gardening, and learning new things.

"With lots of recovery work and God's infinite grace, my marriage was restored and redeemed."


Chad Williams

Information Systems Manager

As Information Systems Manager, Chad works closely with the leadership team to assess, create and improve processes and systems to improve workflows to support Affair Recovery's growth. Chad and his wife discovered Affair Recovery after hearing Rick Reynolds, LCSW, speak at their church in 2010.

Before joining the team full time in 2013, he served as a Group Leader for several years. At Affair Recovery, Chad discovered a new passion for work that's driven by meaning and purpose. He is amazed and blessed that his career and newfound passion to help others in crisis have aligned, allowing him to spend each day doing what he loves. For fun, Chad enjoys spending time outside fishing on his kayak or backpacking in the wilderness. Enjoying time with his wife, daughter and closest friends are his favorite pastimes


Clinical Professional Contributors

John Mark Haney, PhD., LPC - Member, Affair Recovery Specialist Panel
Wayne Baker, M.A., LPC - Member, Affair Recovery Specialist Panel
Leslie Hardie, LCSW - Author, Harboring Hope Online Course
Jessica McDaniel, LPC - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Ryan McDaniel, LPC - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Leigh Ashley, M.A., LMFT - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Lisa Hanusch, PhD - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Laurie Bryson, M.A., LPC - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Brad Warren, MS, NCC, LPC Associate - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Kristen Warren, MS, NCC, LPC Associate - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Tracey Brock, LPC - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Brett Hart, M.A., LPC Associate - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team
Julie Lopez, M.A., LPC Associate - Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

John Mark Haney, PhD., LPC

Member, Affair Recovery Specialist Panel

John Mark Haney, PhD., is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds post-doctoral certification in sex therapy through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and is licensed by the State of Texas as a counselor supervisor. 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 is an experienced and enthusiastic writer and speaker. Haney has worked as a full-time college professor, and he continues to teach part-time graduate courses in counseling psychology.


Wayne Baker, M.A., LPC

Member, Affair Recovery Specialist Panel

Wayne is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He left the corporate world of Dell in 1999 after a successful career in international sales and advertising to pursue his lifelong dream of counseling. After graduating from St. Edwards University Wayne worked several years with Rick Reynolds, LCSW and Affair Recovery. In private practice, Wayne works with high-conflict couples and adult individuals impacted by traumatic events including infidelity.

Wayne is the co-author of a chapter on couples relationship for the graduate school textbook, Positive Couple Relationships: The Evidence for Long-Lasting Relationship Satisfaction and Happiness.


Leslie Hardie, LCSW

Author, Harboring Hope Online Course

Leslie Hardie, LCSW, and Dr. John Haney co-authored and filmed the life-changing Harboring Hope course that has helped thousands of betrayed spouses find healing in the midst of devastation. Leslie pulls from her vast experience to provide answers when filming periodic question and answer videos for Harboring Hope participants. As a betrayed spouse herself, combined with many years of providing infidelity counseling, Leslie brings meaningful insight and compassion to other betrayed spouses who read and watch each chapter of the Harboring Hope curriculum. Leslie is a Licensed Therapist and earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.


Jessica McDaniel, LPC

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of UT Austin where she received her BA in Psychology, then went on to receive an MA in Counseling at Denver Seminary. She and her husband are both therapists and have been working with clients since 2008.

Jessica is passionate about her work with clients who are experiencing a number of issues related to betrayal trauma, identity and sexual brokenness, pregnancy grief/loss and postpartum depression. She currently leads groups for Postpartum Support, Perinatal Loss, and Betrayed Wives who have been impacted by Infidelity. As someone who has personally walked through betrayal as well as infidelity herself, Jessica has seen firsthand how hope and healing are possible for anyone willing to work through the pain.


Ryan McDaniel, LPC

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Ryan McDaniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of UT Austin. After completing his undergrad in Psychology, he went on to receive an MA in Counseling at Denver Seminary. Since 2012, he has pursued his passion of helping others with sexual addiction, infidelity, postpartum mood disorders and loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, both work at the Austin Stone Counseling Center in Austin, Texas and have been working with Affair Recovery since 2017. They have three beautiful girls: Melody and identical twins Riley and Reagan.


Leigh Ashley, M.A., LMFT

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Leigh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Austin, Texas. As a trauma-informed therapist, Leigh works with distressed individuals and couples in the areas of infidelity, betrayal, and the developmental trauma that is a frequent precursor to making choices outside one's own value system. Personally acquainted with infidelity and the family dynamics of substance abuse, she leads several groups addressing codependency issues in addition to her clinical practice with teens, young adults, and women. She has been married for over 28 years and has a passion to help her clients work through life's challenges with treatment that is direct and compassionate, non-judgmental and informative, and based on a biblical worldview.

Leigh has a BBA in Marketing from Southwest Texas State University and an MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Her clinical experience includes work in family crisis counseling centers, a domestic violence shelter, and in public and private school systems.


Lisa Hanusch, PhD

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Prior to joining Affair Recovery, Lisa'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.

Lisa 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. Currently, she is in private practice working with adults who struggle with issues pertaining to depression, anxiety, grief, identity, relationship challenges (including infidelity) and spiritual challenges. Lisa is married and has two grown children and two grown step-children.


Laurie Bryson, M.A., LPC

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Laurie Bryson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating anxiety disorders, addiction and trauma, including infidelity. She's personally felt the pain of infidelity and knows firsthand how life-changing Affair Recovery's EMS Weekends can be. As a member of the EMS Weekend Retreat Team, Laurie is passionate about helping couples experience grace and work toward healing. She received her bachelor's in agriculture economics from Oklahoma State University and, after years of working in the marketing and agriculture industry, earned her master's degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. Laurie has held her own private practice since 2004. She's a native West Texan who now resides outside Saint Louis with her husband Caleb and their two daughters.


Brad Warren, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Brad is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who is passionate about working with those recovering from sex and porn addiction, infidelity, and trauma. After 30 years of silently struggling with sexual addiction, Brad began his recovery work. He and his wife, Kristen attended EMS Weekend in 2012 and it was a life changing experience. While on the recovery journey, he developed a passion for helping others in similar situations. This led him to leave the banking, finance, and medical industry and return to school where he received his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Tarleton State University.

Brad received his undergraduate degree in business from Abilene Christian University. He loves cooking, entertaining friends and family, and working in ministry to help men find freedom in Christ.


Kristen Warren, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who specializes in trauma, infidelity, and insomnia. She received her undergraduate degree in business from Abilene Christian University and worked for many years in the business and healthcare industries before pursuing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.

From a young age Kristen witnessed many marriages torn apart due to infidelity and struggled to understand why. After 17 years of marriage, she too experienced the pain of infidelity and attended EMS Weekend with her husband, Brad, in 2012. Having greatly benefitted from EMS Weekend and individual and marriage counseling, she decided to pursue a full-time career in counseling. Kristen and Brad currently reside in Ft. Worth, Texas with their two children.


Tracey Brock, LPC

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Tracey has been a therapist for over 30 years after leaving a career as a CPA because of her own personal journey of betrayal, healing and growth. She has a passion to see people break free from painful patterns of relating to others, God, and themselves in order to experience more intimacy, joy and peace. She specializes in all types of trauma, including betrayal trauma, as well as unresolved issues from childhood, women's issues, anxiety and depression, and couples experiencing conflict and distress who are stuck in a destructive cycle. After being trained in ETT (Emotional Transformation Therapy), she started her own practice in the Austin area, Brock Transformational Therapy.

Tracey and her husband, Mike, have been married for over 30 years and have three grown, married children. Tracey's hobbies include country and western dancing and pickleball.


Brett Hart, M.A., LPC Associate

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Brett is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who specializes in working with couples and individuals who are going through the trauma of infidelity. After earning a B.A. in church ministries from Oral Roberts University, Brett served as a pastor and pastoral counselor for 33 years before returning to his alma mater for an M.A. in Professional Counseling. He also completed the Spiritual Direction Certification program at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and has offered Spiritual Direction for ten years. Since receiving his degree, Brett has also been trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method as well as the Gottman Institute's training for treating trauma and affairs.

Brett and his wife personally experienced infidelity and attended an EMS Weekend in 2010. Since then, they have returned many times to serve as the EMS Weekend mentor couple in order to give back the help they once received. Brett has been part of Affair Recovery's staff for several years and has served as a group leader for EMS Online and Hope for Healing as well as assisting in various roles at EMS Weekend. As a member of the EMS Weekend Retreat Team, Brett is dedicated to the work of walking with couples along the difficult path of recovery from infidelity.


Julie Lopez, M.A., LPC Associate

Member, EMS Weekend Retreat Team

Julie holds a graduate degree in biological science and enjoyed her first career in that field. She experienced betrayal trauma firsthand, and together with her husband, sought out specialized treatment for the trauma they experienced due to infidelity in their marriage. Their first steps toward recovery began with EMS Weekend. Because of the transformation they experienced in the healing of their marriage, Julie returned to school for a second master's degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling so she could pursue a career working in the field.

Julie has been trained in specialized treatments for trauma, addiction, and relational conflict. Her interest in the science of trauma, attachment, and neurobiology informs her work with her clients. She focuses her practice on work with couples experiencing marital crisis, first responders, and individuals experiencing symptoms of trauma. She also leads groups for betrayed spouses, those healing after divorce, and partners in trauma recovery. Julie has had a lifelong passion for therapeutic horseback riding and is excited to incorporate equine-assisted therapy into her work with clients. She is very grateful to work with Affair Recovery and contribute to their mission of helping couples and furthering the research and development of better treatments and counseling practices for those going through infidelity.