Our team would like to welcome you to our recovery center and offer insight into what it’s like working with our clients at Cypress Lakes Lodge. Our team are either living in recovery actively or are part of a specialized trained medical team that deals with addiction and mental health. Read through their profiles and get to know them before you schedule your intake call. We can’t wait to go on this journey toward recovery together. Remember, recovery is found with a great support system behind you.
Dr. James Flowers Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Flowers is one of the most familiar and respected names in the area of pain management, addiction treatment and chronic pain assessment in the United States. For over twenty years, Dr. Flowers has occupied an expert leadership position in the pain and addiction treatment field, and has used his experience and knowledge to develop a substantial number of Addiction and Pain Recovery Programs within some of the most respected Physicians Practices, Hospitals and Residential Treatment Centers in the country. He designed multidisciplinary addiction treatment programs and clinical protocols, he has driven and achieved CARF and JCAHO accreditation for clinical programs, recruited and trained top clinical and administrative staff.
Dr. Flowers has a passion for healthcare and creating positive change in the lives of people who have been impacted by pain and co-occurring addictive disorders. Dr. Flowers is a pilot who loves to fly airplanes as often as possible. He is a lifelong distance runner, finishing more than 28 marathons, and has competed in several ultra marathons including 70 and 100 mile trail and mountain races.
Kyle Infante Chief Marketing Officer
After finally achieving sobriety in 2013, Kyle’s made it his mission to help others in life. After multiple treatment center stays and repeated relapses, Kyle received a holistic approach to recovery and thoroughly worked the 12 steps. Prior to recovery and into his sobriety, he’s had a passion for helping others in the form of developing effective marketing and advertising strategies, on the agency and client sides. Kyle brings years of effective media strategies to Cypress Lakes Lodge because he believes anyone can get sober, whatever their circumstances. Kyle credits all the miraculous things that have unfolded in his life to recovery: his marriage, rebuilding of relationships with family, and a passion for helping others recover from the disease of addiction.
In addition to overseeing all internal and external communications for Cypress Lakes Lodge, Kyle is also a contributor for Forbes and a part of the Forbes Communication Council, sits on the Board of Directors for RecoveryPeople, and has been featured by the #Truth campaign’s latest opioid PSA.
Angie Chaney, LMSW Executive Director
Angie is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with experience in the court system, adolescent, geriatric, and hospice settings. Angie brings years of clinical and administrative work to the Lodge with a passion for helping others.
When Angie isn’t at the Lodge, she has a farm of 71 goats where she makes her own goat milk soaps & lotions and also has three horses. She’s a resident of Tyler County and has roots firmly planted in the community.
Kevin DeLoach Director of Operations
Kevin’s passion for business can be traced back to his teenage years when his Mom recruited him to help grow her small clothing company. After college, Kevin took what he learned and opened up his own business which he grew into a successful chain. He then went on to spend the next 15 years managing and growing the operations of numerous corporations. At one point in his career, Kevin found himself struggling with addiction and in need of treatment. The gift of recovery transformed Kevin’s life and compelled him to merge his passion for business development with his desire to help others still struggling.
Kevin’s believes the best way to build a successful corporation is by empowering his entire team. He has a contagious enthusiasm and passionate belief in people that inspires them to become prouder, stronger, and more valuable contributors to the organization. His team appreciates his straight talk, often unconventional perspectives, and the depth of his “real world” executive experience.
When he is not working, Kevin enjoys working out, binge watching Netflix and eating sweets. He claims there has never had a dessert he did not like.
Lisa Hinson, LCDC, NCAC, CAI Business Development Manager
Lisa Hinson is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Structured Family Recovery Counselor, Certified Arise Interventionist, and advocate for people in long-term recovery. Lisa has been in the behavioral healthcare field for over 20 years serving in both direct care and marketing roles. Starting first in clinical roles, Hinson ventured out into the field as Marketing Director with The Right Step, then spending the last decade at Starlite Recovery Center as Business Development Manager, making her way down to the Lodge in August 2019 as Business Development Manger.
Tobin Wells, LCDC Crisis Intervention Counselor
Tobin Wells brings extensive community-oriented experience to his role at Cypress Lakes Lodge. During his education in Human Services at Angelina College, he specialized in drug and alcohol counseling and went on to receive his chemical dependency counseling license. He has previously served as an outreach, screening, assessment and referral supervisor for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council; has spoken at community-based agencies including Child Protective Services and probation departments; and has played key roles in organizing local recovery events with 600+ attendees. His wholehearted investment in each client shines through in his dedication to the work we do at Cypress Lakes. He says, “In our field, it is so important that no one is left behind. Anyone can get clean and sober if they are willing to do the work -- we can’t give up on anyone.” Tobin enjoys bike rides, traveling and spending time with his family.
Sally Stewart, LCDC Case Management Counselor
Sally has been in practice since 1997 when she received her LCDC credentials. Sally’s worked across southeast Texas in state-funded and private insurance settings and has roots deeply planted in the community. Stewart’s experience ranges from working with CPS, criminal justice, probation, parole, homeless, and Employee Assistance Programs. Her huge heart and strong faith have propelled her into numerous charitable boards, 501c3 organizations, and grant writing. Sally joined us in the beginning of 2019 and everything she brings to the Lodge has become a vital component of our program.
When Sally isn’t at the Lodge, she enjoys playing tennis, fishing, or spending time with her grandchildren.
Monica Infante-Hearn Admissions Specialist
Meet Cypress Lakes Lodge’s Admissions Specialist, Monica Infante-Hearn. She’s the first voice you hear when reaching out to the Lodge and has a passion for helping individuals and families find freedom from substance use disorder. She brings direct care, business management, and administrative experience to the Lodge so each person and their support network feels peace of mind.
Monica and our Chief Marketing Officer, Kyle Infante, are siblings. Monica and Kyle have personally battled their own substance use disorders and have found their own individual recovery. They are so passionate about helping people because they’ve rebuilt their relationship and family through recovery. They both value providing support for the families of people struggling with substance use disorder because of their own personal experiences including their parents and each other in their individual recovery.
When Monica isn’t on the phones and helping people find freedom, she’s relaxing at home with her husband and dogs, out on the lake, or spending time with her daughter Alexia. Monica has a strong faith and is involved with her church.
Max Bowen M.A. LPC EMDR Counselor
Max believes it is important to have a collaborative process between therapist and client in assessment, goal setting, and treatment. he provides experienced, compassionate counseling and psychotherapy, and works with a variety of personal problems and issues, including: addictions, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, couples therapy, and migraines. He is trained and experienced in cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples therapy, hypnosis, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is especially excited about my recent training and work treating migraines using Integrated EMDR.