Paul Kaufman


Paul Kaufman

Director / Founder

Paul, father of 3 girls and a true Santa Monica native strives to support those recovering from substance use or mental health disorders to find their full potential.

Paul’s own struggle with drugs and alcohol had taken over his life in his 20's. He believes the sole reason he has maintained continuous sobriety is the 12 step foundation that he acquired while completing 6 months of sober living, post 30 day treatment.

With over 15 years working as a care provider his extensive experience has left many positive imprints, helping clients build a foundation for their prosperous lives. Through clear lines of honest communication Paul will provide clients and families nurturing encouragement to stimulate growth, skills and sustainable recovery.

In his free time Paul loves to surf, hike, mountain bike and spend meaningful time with his family.

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Taylor Gold

Community Counselor

Taylor is a Los Angeles local that brings years of personal recovery, compassion and a strong understanding of the recovery process to our team. He started to truly live when he got sober in 2015. Taylor is very dedicated to his own sobriety and is currently working on receiving his CADC.

Taylor emphasizes a total body approach to recovery and loves sharing that with our residents. He never says no to a game of basketball or tennis at our local courts. He truly cares about every resident and has an ability to empathize with a client while setting and maintaining strong boundaries.

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Juanita Massie

Community Counselor

Juanita was introduced to the treatment community after overcoming her own addiction to drugs and alcohol. She began working in substance use and mental health treatment in 2008. With years of experience Juanita ensures HAUS Recovery provides the highest level of care to our clients and that we exceed all standards of care. Juanita has completed her CAARR curriculum. She is grateful to know that she’s found her passion for helping other addicts and co-occurring disordered individuals.

bryce leventen


Coming Soon

Community Counselor

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Rey Emilio Garcia Lemus

Private Chef

Chef Rey was born in El Salvador and moved to U.S. in 2002. Outside of his primary passion of being a father, his two loves are food and tennis. Chef Rey has over 20 years of culinary experience. He welcomes clients into the kitchen if they’d like to learn how to cook. Not only is Rey a talented chef, but his positive outlook, lovely personality and overwhelming desire to make the clients happy with his food makes him a valued asset to the HAUS community.