Lucent Team

Chris Hudson

Founder & Executive Director - LPC LCDC

Chris founded Lucent Recovery and Wellness in 2020 with the goal of helping individuals in recovery thrive outside the confines of treatment. Today he continues to oversee our day to day operations as well as provide individual therapy and case management services to many of our clients.

Prior to Lucent Recovery and Wellness, Chris served in a variety of leadership and clinical roles ranging from Trauma Therapist to Executive Director and brings to the table almost a decade of experience in the SUD field. Chris has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seminary of the Southwest, a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Lewis and Clark College, holds both LPC and LCDC licensure, and is formally trained in a variety of trauma modalities.

Outside of work you can find Chris enjoying time with his wife and daughter, exploring new trails on his mountain bike, and teaching classes at his favorite local nonprofit.

Joe Roller

Clinical Director - LPC-S LCDC

With over eight years in the treatment industry, Joe is a standout in program development and team leadership. His approach not only drives operational excellence but also makes a significant impact on clients. Renowned for strategic proficiency, Joe has fostered nationwide partnerships and played a key role in improving staff retention and company culture.

Joe’s expertise in operational oversight, clinical programming, and staff development has notably advanced both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. His specialization in advanced trauma-focused therapies and co-occurring disorders has led to the development and revitalization of six programs, significantly enhancing client experiences and outcomes.

Among his achievements, Joe created a comprehensive trauma-intensive program for a residential treatment facility, elevating it to top national performer status. His commitment to innovation, professional growth, and team excellence has made a transformative impact in the treatment industry.

Outside of work, Joe cherishes spending time with his wife, children and three dogs, and indulges in his passion for rebuilding classic cars.

Zach Pogue

Director of Admissions

Zach Pogue has worked in the Mental Health and SUD industry since 2014. His unwavering commitment lies in assisting individuals on their journey to recovery, fueled by a genuine passion for making a positive impact on others’ lives. Zach’s approach is rooted in the belief that each person’s path to recovery is unique, and he thrives on connecting individuals with tailored resources that best suit their specific needs.

Zach brings a ton of experience to the table, tackling his job with genuine empathy and a solid grasp of the hurdles people deal with in battling addiction and mental health disorders. It’s not just a 9-to-5 for him; he genuinely wants to make a positive impact on others’ lives. Zach’s path in the SUD and mental health arena is all about working relentlessly to find solutions that really work, and he firmly believes that recovery is possible for everyone he helps.

In Zach’s free time, he enjoys watching Real Madrid with his dog Bruno, and spending time with family and friends.

Matt Bolden

Lead IOP Therapist - LCSW

Matt has devoted his career to helping individuals, couples, and families recover from multiple mental health and addiction concerns in order to improve their quality of life. In 2015, Matt began working in the mental health field as a crisis counselor while obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Matt continued on to complete his graduate studies and obtained his Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University in 2018.

Since this time, Matt has worked as a clinical therapist at varying levels of care from traditional outpatient counseling settings to higher levels of care such as several PHP/IOP facilities, residential treatment, and acute inpatient hospitalization. Matt believes that no two people are alike. Thus, he values listening and connecting with each person’s story so that potential and healing can be achieved. He utilizes a person-centered approach with an array of therapeutic techniques such as: CBT, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.

In his free time, Matt can be found engaging in his own self-development by spending time with loved ones, his dog and through hobbies such as meditation and yoga, swimming, and hiking.

Maryam Mahmoud

Lead Therapist - LMSW LCDC

Maryam has a passion for helping individuals and families navigate their own individual paths to recovery. She has worked in a variety of roles spanning from Therapist to Executive Director in substance use and cooccurring treatment facilities. In that experience she has learned that residential treatment sets a solid foundation however their journey to recovery must continue beyond the walls of treatment.

Maryam received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Texas State University and her Master of Social Work degree from University of Texas at Arlington. She is dual licensed as a LMSW and LCDC. Maryam is formally trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including but limited to EMDR, DBT, and CPT.

In her free time you can find Maryam and her husband taking their children on adventures and spending time with extended family. Maryam also enjoys keeping up with the restaurant scene and trying new places with her husband and friends.

Jordan Weinert

Trauma Therapist - MA LPC

Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Seminary of the Southwest. Following completion of her graduate program Jordan has gained experience in a number of settings including a local agency and her own private practice.

Jordan’s approach is direct but gentle, warm, and trauma-informed. She is formally trained in EMDR, Ego State Therapy, and Internal Family systems and works with those seeking to heal post-trauma and find relief.

Outside the counseling room, Jordan enjoys being outdoors with her 65 lb dog, spending time with her family and friends, and reading a library book at different coffee shops around town.

Chris Ellis

Lead Recovery Coach - LCDCi RSPS

Chris Ellis has been working in the SUD field for over 5 years and is passionate about helping individuals in recovery find joy and happiness in the world. In his role as Lead Recovery Coach, he supports many of our clients directly and oversees our coaching staff to ensure every client is receiving care that best suits their individual needs. Chris takes full advantage of our experiential model and can typically be found outdoors with clients exploring the Texas hill country.

During his time with previous employers, he gained experience in a number of roles including Substance Abuse Counselor, Program Director, Case Manager, and Recovery Coach in both residential and outpatient settings. Chris is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern as well as a certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist.

In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, finding off the beaten path fishing holes, playing golf, and supporting the recovery community at large.

Zach Dyer

Recovery Coach - LCDCi PRSS

Zach Dyer has been working in the SUD field for nearly seven years and is passionate about helping individuals in recovery find freedom and happiness in the world. In his role as Recovery Coach, he supports many of our clients directly and coordinates with the entire staff to ensure every client is receiving care that best suits their individual needs. Zach takes full advantage of our experiential model and can often be found biking and skateboarding with clients, anything to help them discover joy in recovery.

During his time with previous employers, he has directed an entire men’s 12-Step intensive treatment program, as well as held positions as a case manager, spiritual mentor, recovery coach, and lead tech. Zach is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern as well as a certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist.

In his free time, Zach enjoys spending time with his wife and one year old son, he is also an accomplished illustrator and loves reading horror novels.

Scott Hammond

Director of Operations

Scott believes in the importance of living an exciting life in sobriety and gets to model this philosophy for our clients in his role as Community Coordinator.

Scott got sober at the age of 20 and was faced with the daunting question of “What do I actually like to do?” Through his 7 years of experience in the recovery field, he’s been trying to help others answer that question as well.

“I want to remind everyone that they don’t need any substances to have a good time. I want them to continue to try new and exciting things, find new passions, and see that life in sobriety is about more than just not using or drinking.”

Rhea Thompson

Recovery Coach - LCDCi LPC-A

As a woman in recovery, Rhea has made it her life’s mission to help men and women not only achieve sobriety, but to find their place and purpose in the world. Rhea believes in action and goal based therapeutic approaches while challenging beliefs about yourself to constantly improve and grow.

Rhea is currently completing her remaining hours as an LCDCi, as well as finishing her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is also working towards her equine professional license to practice equine therapy. Rhea grew up on a horse ranch in Kentucky and rode horses competitively, however throughout her sobriety she has experienced the true healing power that horses have over the human spirit.

When she isn’t working, Rhea can be found volunteering at the local equine facility or spending time with her rescue dogs outdoors with her husband.

Daniel Hart

Director of Family Services - LCDC

Daniel began working in the substance abuse and mental health field in 2013. He found a passion for helping others who struggle with addiction, mainly due to his own experience with substance abuse and recovery. Many people impacted Daniel in a significant way along his journey and he now tries to serve as a positive influence for others going through difficult times. One of the most important principles that Daniel follows is to continue to grow in his own understanding of the addiction field, so he may better serve families and their loved ones.

Nick Boffa

Health and Fitness Coach

Nick has been working in the personal training space for over 5 years in a variety of roles and settings. During this time, he’s developed extensive experience training individuals with a broad range of interests and limitations. Nick is passionate about getting to know each of his clients and helping them reach their individualized health and fitness goals.

Nick is accredited through NASM and has continued his education in a variety of disciplines including: corrective exercise, functional range conditioning, and precision nutrition.