Drew Dutton, M.Ed., LCDC, LPC, brings to Phoenix House both personal and professional experience in the field of adolescent addiction counseling.
Drew's interest in counseling began after his time in residential treatment as a teenager, and he decided to help others in the same way that he'd been helped. He completed a bachelor's degree in education, became a certified physics and chemistry teacher in the process, and earned a master's degree in Counseling from Texas Christian University.
Drew has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2011, developing new and innovative multi-family group, aftercare, parent education, and residential treatment models and approaches. Drew is a firm believer in quality improvement and has overseen incredible advances in innovative patient care and improved patient outcomes.
Drew Joined Phoenix House in 2013 as the Clinical Manager. At Phoenix House, Drew has worked to build a treatment model that focuses on strengths, solutions, and uses hands-on, experiential learning. Drew is the co-author of the I CAN model utilized across Phoenix House of Texas. Drew has also served as the Dallas program director and Texas regional director.
Drew maintains his passion for education as a certified physics/chemistry teacher for grades 8-12 and serves as an adjunct professor teaching addictions counseling at Texas Christian University.
When not at work, Drew teaches and plays guitar and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and yellow lab, Maverick. He loves his Horned Frogs and is often spotted wearing TCU purple.
Brian Cropp joined Phoenix House in October 2016 as the Regional Director of Human Resources. In January 2018, he was promoted to the Vice President of Human Resources. He currently oversees all aspects of Human Resources for Phoenix Houses of California and Phoenix Houses of Texas.
Mr. Cropp has worked in Human Resources for over 15 years. He has held an executive level role for over 7 years. Mr. Cropp has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years providing Human Resources leadership in organizations that serve children and families. He is currently in his MBA program and holds a Bachelor???s degree in Business Management and several Human Resource certifications including PHR, PHRca & SHRM-CP.Mr. Cropp is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).
Crystal Waddell, Program Director, holds a Master's degree in Health Care Administration and is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist, with over 17 years of experience in the prevention field. She became the Director of the Phoenix House of Texas Prevention team in February 2017; having previously served as Prevention Supervisor at Phoenix House in 2002-2015. Her nonprofit management experience also includes positions at Harris County's Residential and Treatment facility, Young Men About Change (YMAC) and Women Helping Ourselves, (WHO-A), where she was responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling the management and service delivery and related administrative and support activities; as well as ensured compliance with program standards and contract requirements.
She has years of experience working in the residential, juvenile, public and charter school setting servicing youth and adults throughout the city of Houston. With her dedication to the individuals that she serves, her goal is to increase awareness of the dangers that are associated with drugs and alcohol and give the community resources that will equip them to live a healthy lifestyle.