“When faced with mental health challenges, a person needs recovery options. CooperRiis is unlike any other mental health program in the world, addressing challenges in unique ways that empower the participants, from defining a dream to being an active and contributing member of a culture and community. The CooperRiis staff helps people acquire an identity, find purpose, and maximize their talents and personalities to reach their most significant potential via unconventional situational awareness, therapy, structure, and learning methods. I’m excited to be on a path with an organization that has helped over 2,000 individuals!”
Jave spent the last 35 years in Operations Management, Marketing, Talent Coaching, and Digital Media Practices for major media companies, Lotus Communications and Townsquare Media. Before that, he was involved in live music as an artist and event producer/promoter, working with artists ranging from Selena Quintanilla and George Strait to Metallica, Eagles, and Rolling Stones.
Jave graduated High School with an advanced Biology and Communication Arts Diploma and earned his AA/RTF (Radio-Television-Film) Degree from San Antonio College. He has been heavily involved with PDAP (The Palmer Drug Abuse Program), DAPA (Drug Abuse Programs of America), AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous), and Tough Love as a group lead and counseling conduit between teenagers and their parents to improve family relationships and communication including assisting his father, brother, business associates, and youngest son through the challenges of addiction by offering wisdom, advice, and lessons I’ve learned from programs.
“I am a big fan of art and ‘the arts,’ my wife is a painter and business owner, and I am a novice videographer with a YouTube channel with more than 1.3 million views and almost 2000 subscribers. We also have an acoustic musical duo.”