Born and raised in Baton Rouge, La., a Broadmoor High alum, Michael has kept his love for the city that raised him close to his heart. In 2016, recovery found Michael, and since then, he has strived to leave an impact on those suffering from addiction. Michael leads our team in day-to-day operations with the passion of challenging the team and clients to aspire for greatness. During Michael’s free time, he is a diehard LSU fan and a devoted father to sons Grayson and Michael Jr.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, a graduate of the Episcopal School, George’s quest for happiness led him all over the country, but the call to home never faded. It was here, in early 2019, that recovery finally found him and reawakened his passion for helping others. Since then, he has dedicated himself to others struggling to put their lives back together. George joined Elev8 in 2022, bringing three years of field experience toward the mission of helping both our team members and clients achieve their goals. He is a fan of all things LSU, as well as the New Orleans Saints, and he never met a dog that he did not love!
Grace Kulage is a provisional licensed professional counselor (PLPC) for the state of Louisiana. She has been practicing counseling for almost two years and is eagerly working to obtain independent licensure as an LPC. She has experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. She views the role of therapy as a collaborative process to define goals and take steps to achieve solutions to problems. She believes it is important to be genuine and approach treatment with a non-judgmental attitude. She educates her clients to engage in self-care activities to enrich positive affirmation thinking and connect it with physical practice. In her spare time, she is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys incorporating yoga, mindfulness, and meditation into her therapy. Her passion for therapy continues to be a driving factor to elevate her clients to empower themselves to achieve better health and wellness.
Victoria, a Native of Oakdale, La, found her way to Baton Rouge, lost and defeated. Victoria, now an inspiration to young women in recovery, started her journey at Elev8 in the same way as many of the people she now helps, as a client. Victoria found her new life of recovery in February 2021. She now is dedicated to using her experience to guide people into treatment, Victoria is seeking to get her CIT and move from admissions into a counseling role. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys bowling and spending time with friends and family.
Born in Baton Rouge but raised in Baker, LA. Willis is a graduate of Baker High School. He has been married to his wife Francilia for 15 years and counting, and they have three beautiful children. Through a tough journey, Willis was able to find peace and purpose. Willis joined the Elev8 Team in April 2021, and Willis used his hard work and determination to move from transportation to admissions and finally settle into a counselor role.
Born in Morgan City, La Hank now resides in his newfound home of Baton Rouge, La. Hank started his journey at Elev8 working in transportation but quickly found his joy was helping people find the same help he was granted. Now working in admissions Hank is at the forefront of your Elev8 experience, always one call away. Hank is a devoted father to his son, an avid sports enthusiast, and you can even find him some weekends entertaining a crowd as a semi-professional wrestler.