The Crew Podcast Guests

Trevor Cocheres

I was born and raised in Enid, OK. I started using drugs and alcohol when I was 15 which carried on until I got sober at 30. I spent a decade in and out of treatment centers never being able to find a valuable solution that I was willing to listen to. After many failed attempts to stay sober I finally got myself into enough legal trouble that I was sent away for a year to a court ordered facility. There is where I found humility and a willingness to do something different. I dove into the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and found a passion for sponsorship and helping others. 

I started working at The Last Resort as an overnight tech. Through the next year and a half I worked my way up to my dream job as Care Coordinator. I get to help facilitate and coordinate aftercare recommendations for the men who complete treatment. I spent so many years taking advantage of my own aftercare recommendations that I feel like it’s my purpose to use my experience to help individuals not take for granted what I did. I have found no greater feeling than watching a man commit to treatment and then achieve the goals they set for themselves post treatment. If I can even have a small part in their success, in helping them achieve their goals, then I know I have done my job to the best of my ability. 

Trevor is currently finishing his LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) certification, and is finishing his undergrad in Human Services.

Patrick Hensley

A bit about me: My name is Patrick Hensley and I was born and raised in Midland, Texas. I’m 39 years old, married, and hoping for a child soon (Fingers crossed)!  I am a person in long term recovery from alcoholism. I come from a wonderful and loving family with two older brothers. I have an 11 year old son, Diego, who lives in Cancun, Mexico. I had always been a hard drinker throughout high school and college, and that hard drinking turned into full blown alcoholism during a divorce and a nasty custody battle, which I lost. I had never experienced such sadness, anger, and depression in my life, however I soon found that Tequila made things “appear” to feel better. Soon, my life was consumed with drinking Tequila, from the moment I woke up in the morning, until I passed out at the end of the day. This continued for almost two years until finally my close friends and family threw in the proverbial towel and said, “We don’t know what to do with you anymore!” Soon, I found myself checking in for 90 days of residential rehab. I had an amazing experience during my time in rehab and was fortunate enough to go to a facility that taught me a real solution to my condition. Since leaving rehab I lived in a sober living home for a year. I then managed a sober living home for a year. Soon after, I opened my own sober living home named “Hensley House”.  I lived there and managed it for the first two years of its operation. During that time, I worked at an all-male 12 step residential substance abuse treatment center. In late 2018, I formed a nonprofit corporation named “Not A Glum Lot”.  It provides opportunities for growth to addicts and alcoholics who are new to recovery.  It’s goal is to teach them that joy and happiness are possible in sobriety; thereby reducing relapse, overdose, and death by overdose. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with so many people in early recovery. I’m blessed in so many ways, and I am pleased to say that I am grateful to be a recovered alcoholic living happy, joyous, and free!

Corbin Bigheart

Corbin is the Executive Director of The Last Resort Recovery Center in Smithville, Texas. He was born and raised in Enid, OK and a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma (Boomer!). His own journey into addiction recovery started in 2011 at the age of 22. Despite repeated attempts, multiple episodes in treatment and honest desire to recover, Corbin struggled to find sustainable sobriety. In April of 2015 Corbin entered a long-term treatment facility and has been blessed with a life of healing and recovery ever since. As Corbin started to experience the many blessings that recovery brings, he made the decision to devote his life to helping others find this same experience.

“I found that I had a passion for, and a purpose in, guiding others through the recovery process. There is no greater joy than helping people heal, in helping them find happiness. I wanted to make it my life’s central focus.”

Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson is a writer and facilitator living in Brooklyn, NY. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times and Vanity Fair, and she’s working on a manuscript on spirituality and vulnerability. She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a certified Facilitator for the personal development organization Woman Within. She can be reached through her website Erika Anderson.

Father Bill W.

Father Bill is an Episcopal priest in recovery from addiction since 1972. He is a noted speaker and has held many executive roles in addiction treatment centers. Father Bill is still active in several 12-Step Fellowships. His podcast is Father Bill W. He writes of his current mission: “I have no desire to leave them, to create a substitute for them, or to change them in any way. Along with a small but growing group of Christians and spiritual seekers in recovery, we are focused on helping women and men discover the AA Pioneer’s lost practice of Two Way Prayer. It has brought many of us into a new, and often more intimate, relationship with God. We hope it may do the same for you”