Meet Our Staff

Michael Oakley, CEO – Founder

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.




George Kilpatrick, C.I.T – Owner

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, Clinical Director

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.




Hank Landry, Admissions Director

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.






Victoria Perkins, C.I.T – Night IOP Counselor

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.




Cory Woodson, R.A.C – Morning IOP Counselor

Raised in Deville, LA, Cory has been a permanent resident of Baton Rouge, LA since finding recovery on December 26, 2013.  Cory began working in the addiction treatment field in 2014 and has experience in individual counseling, group counseling, and addiction education didactic groups as well as managing sober living and transitional living facilities.  Having obtained sobriety at the age of 23, Cory prides himself in his passion for helping young males find their own spiritual path to recovery.  When Cory isn’t at work, you can find him running his sports collectibles business, watching the LSU Tigers, and spending time with his two favorite girls-his wife and daughter.





Brigette Taylor, C.I.T – Night IOP Counselor

Brigette was born a native of Baton Rouge. She grew up in Prairieville, Louisiana and graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2009. Her journey in sobriety started at the age of 19. She is no stranger to the recovery community and in 2021 she found her resolution that reignited her passion for life. Since then she has devoted her heart to helping others rebuild their lives and families while rebuilding her own. Today she is married to her husband Ty and together they raise their 3 children. She is inspired daily to show others that they deserve the experience of having a life filled with the success that recovery brings. When she is not cheering on the LSU Tigers and Dallas Cowboys. You can find her lost in a Queen album doing art projects hanging out with her cats.





Willis Robertson, Morning IOP Counselor

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.




Willie Robertson, Transportation

Bio coming soon 🙂




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