BURNING TREE PROGRAMS - ESTABLISHED 1999

None of us is as smart as all of us.

Combining more than two decades of knowledge, our staff remains committed to providing the most affordable, high-quality treatment in the Nation.

David Elliott

Founder & President

David Elliott serves as the Founder and President of Burning Tree Programs. Responsible for architecting the vision of the organization, David’s chief mission is to promote lasting change in the lives of those suffering from chronic relapse. With a hands-on approach, involved presence, and unyielding commitment to excellence, David serves as the heartbeat of our organization’s steadfast commitment to long-term, progress-based treatment. “My favorite part of what we do is to witness the evolution that individuals undergo during the course of treatment at Burning Tree.” An avid dog lover, Mr. Elliott resides in Dallas, TX. He has been sober since 1992.

Peter Piraino

Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Piraino, LMSW, serves as Chief Executive Officer for Burning Tree Programs. Responsible for executing the vision of Burning Tree’s philosophy of excellence, Peter’s primary goal is to help as many clients as possible gain access to the treatment they need. A clinician by training, Peter incorporates sound, ethical business practices to help inform the organization of its duties to the greater community. By placing the needs of his staff and company ahead of his own, Peter leads with a team approach that continues to inspire the mission of Burning Tree Programs. A proud father, Peter and his wife count five dogs amongst their family members.

Brook McKenzie, LCDCi / COO

Brook McKenzie, LCDCI

Chief Operating Officer
Brook McKenzie serves as Chief Operating Officer for Burning Tree Programs. Featured as an Addiction Expert on several episodes of Dr. Phil, Brook frequently contributes to some of the Nation’s most prominent media outlets. With compassion, understanding, and a deep insight into the mind of the chronic relapser, Brook seeks to engage in the healing experience of every family that Burning Tree serves. Happily married with two young boys, Brook enjoys fatherhood, sobriety, and all the wonders of living a whole life in recovery.
Cody Odom, MS, CFO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Cody Odom, MS

Chief Financial Officer
Cody Odom serves as Chief Financial Officer at Burning Tree Programs. With a Master’s of Science in Accounting, he is responsible for overseeing all financial operations within the organization, including budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting. He understands the financial burdens that families face when seeking treatment for their loved ones, and he is passionate about finding ways to make treatment more accessible and affordable. A native Texan, sober softball enthusiast, and parent to two adorable cats, Cody and his wife, Sarah, reside in Bastrop, TX. Sober since 2015, he is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those struggling with addiction.
Olivia Wilder, Director of Admissions

Olivia Wilder

Director of Admissions
Olivia Wilder serves as Director of Admissions for Burning Tree Programs. Responsible for helping execute the organization’s vision of excellence, Olivia leads a talented team of admissions specialists dedicated to Burning Tree’s philosophy of “creating a life of excellence beyond sobriety.” Trained in multiple intervention disciplines, Olivia utilizes mindfulness, DBT skills, and a solutions-focused approach to help achieve dynamic results on behalf of the loved one in need. Sober since 2014, Olivia is a proud alumna of Burning Tree Ranch. She counts her two children and loving husband amongst her greatest blessings. Her intervention training includes a specialization on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Applied Suicide Prevention.
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Eric Button

PRSS | Family Liaison & Sr. Business Dev. Rep.

Eric Button serves as Family Liaison & Sr. Business Development Representative for Burning Tree Programs. A customer service expert, Eric unites our families with the clinical process at Burning Tree Ranch, introducing each family to the support, education, and resources available throughout their loved one’s treatment process. As an alumnus, he shares his personal recovery story throughout the United States, helping connect as many families as possible to the wide network of professionals who, like Eric, are dedicated to improving the lives of others. An avid aircraft enthusiast and aviator, Eric has been sober since 2005. He and his fiancé reside in Austin, TX.

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Patty Raymer

Sr. National Business Development Rep.

Patty Raymer serves as Sr. National Business Development Representative for Burning Tree Programs. Active in the national recovery community since 1992, Patty has enjoyed over 30 years of sobriety, service, and excellence in her personal triumph over addiction. Today she helps guide families and clients in their own quest for meaningful, individualized treatment solutions. As one of the most recognizable names in our industry, Patty believes that enrolling in one’s own personal work is the best way for the family to heal from the wounds of addiction. Subscribed to the mantra of “Trust God, Clean House, Help Others,” Patty and her husband reside in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Lauren Juvers

National Business Development Rep.

Lauren Juvers serves as National Business Development Representative for Burning Tree Programs. Responsible for acting as an ambassador of the program, Lauren’s duties consist of sharing her personal story of recovery, working with professionals who specialize in treating addiction and giving hope to families who are desperate to help their loved ones. As an Alumnae of Burning Tree Ranch, she describes the program as a “nationally known, long-term residential treatment center for the chronic relapser and treatment-resistant individual.” An avid animal lover and PADI-certified scuba diver, Lauren has been sober since 2011. She resides in Dallas, TX.

Tracy Cain

Tracy Cain

Business Development Representative
Tracy Cain serves as Business Development Representative for Burning Tree Programs. With a healthcare career spanning 20 years in acute care settings, she is excited to focus solely on the addiction and mental health services offered by Burning Tree Ranch and Renewal Lodge. Passionate about guiding others in a complicated behavioral health system, Tracy enjoys connecting people with the resources they need while reassuring them that seeking treatment is the best path to a better life for themselves and their loved ones. Tracy is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and resides in Edmond, OK.
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Alexis Thomas

Admission Specialist

Alexis “Lexi” Thomas serves as Admission Specialist for Burning Tree Programs. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona, Lexi lends passion, knowledge, and insight to the admissions process. Treating every inquiry with a sense of tenderness and empathy, Lexi knows first-hand what the family member’s experience of addiction feels like. After losing her own family member to addiction, Lexi dedicated her life to helping others find the freedom they deserve. A native of Tucson, AZ., Lexi is happily married and expecting a baby. She counts one dog and a cat amongst her growing family.

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Erik Jokinen

Admissions Specialist

Erik serves as a dedicated Admissions Specialist at Burning Tree Programs. Being in long-term recovery himself, Erik enjoys helping families and individuals find the same freedom that he and his loved one’s discovered on their shared journey to wellness. With over 8 years of professional treatment experience, Erik’s favorite part of his career is getting to support those in need as they engage in the inspirational process of asking for help. Erik has a 4-year old daughter, one dog and two cats. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and attempting to be decent at golf.

Holly Burnett

Holly Burnett

Admission Specialist

Holly Serves as an Admissions Specialist for Burning Tree Programs. Having worked in various clinical roles throughout her career, what Holly most enjoys is connecting clients and families with the services they need to achieve their full potential in recovery. With the ultimate goal of becoming a licensed therapist, she is currently completing her degree in Social Work. Certified as a Mindfulness In Recovery Facilitator, she seeks to lend a sense of calm, and diligent attention to the important needs of each and every loved one that seeks help from the Burning Tree organization.

Gerad Davis, Admission Specialist

Gerad Davis

Admissions Specialist
Gerad Davis serves as a dedicated Admissions Specialist for Burning Tree Programs. Alongside his mother, Lisa, Gerad co-authored “Before There Was An After,” a book penned in 2023 chronicling their addiction and recovery experiences. His role in admissions involves understanding individual needs, conceptualizing solutions, and linking family members with the appropriate resources they need. Gerad himself is a proud Burning Tree alumnus, maintaining sobriety since 2018. He is on a mission to give back and help those in similar situations. Beyond his professional commitments, Gerad is an avid writer, painter, and marathon runner.
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