Meet Our Team 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 Crump, in 2010. Aga is also involved in the helping profession and focuses on grief, loss and miscarriage counseling in Austin, TX. 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. Chad Williams Director of Operations As Director of Operations, Chad works closely with each small group and Group Leader to ensure an environment where healing can take place. Chad and his wife discovered Affair Recovery while working through healing from his own affair in 2010. Before joining the team full-time, he served as an Affair Recovery Group Leader for several years, while also leading men in Celebrate Recovery who struggle with sex addiction. Chad has discovered a passion for his work that he would have never known outside of his failure. He is amazed that his career and new found passion to help others in crisis have aligned, allowing him to spend each day doing what he loves. Read the story of Chad's personal experience with infidelity Alicia Intake Advisor and Group Leader Manager As a betrayed spouse, Alicia has a heart for the hurting. 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. As an Intake Advisor and Customer Care Representative, Alicia is often the first person people talk with after they’ve been referred to Affair Recovery. She also regularly serves at EMS Weekend alongside Erica to help coordinate these life-changing retreats. Before joining the team full-time, Alicia served as a Group Leader for over 20 Harboring Hope and EMS Online courses. “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 (re)married for several 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. Erica Vogt Event Coordinator and Director of Fun Things Erica is passionate about helping people find hope. As Event Coordinator, Erica works hard to coordinate Affair Recovery's Hope for Healing online courses and monthly EMS Weekend intensives. As Director of Fun Things, Erica serves by helping with the essential task of any successful long-term team which is...having fun! From team building to office festivity, she plans fun things for the Affair Recovery Team! Erica finds great fulfillment in seeing marriages transformed on a daily basis and in getting to be a part of that transformation in a small but essential way. Being a part of Affair Recovery has taught Erica that in every circumstance there is hope, and where there is pain and struggle there is often something even more beautiful on the other side. Prior to joining AR in 2015, Erica has held a wide number of positions all aimed at guiding people towards hope, everything from nurse to pastor, including more than 3 years in the service industry. Erica and her husband Michael have been happily married since 2007. Gayle Hopkins Group Leader Manager As a Group Leader Manager, Gayle recruits and trains group leaders who are interested in continuing their recovery journeys by giving back to those in the middle of crisis. Gayle also works with active Group Leaders who support and encourage couples and individuals in their small groups. Gayle discovered Affair Recovery while trying to find a way to heal from the wounding and pain caused by her husband's betrayal. Before joining the team full-time, Gayle was a school educator and small group leader for AR. She continues to lead small groups and serve as a mentor with her husband at EMS Weekends. Gayle has learned that "you can never tell the end of the story by its beginning" and so walks with others as they find their voice and their way on the journey. Autumn Taylor Getting Things Done Administrator As the Getting Things Done Administrator, 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. 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 working 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. 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. Clinical Professional Contributors Leslie Hardie, LCSW Member, Affair Recovery Specialist Panel 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 licensed therapist and earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. 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. 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, Hanusch’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. Hanusch 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.