Our Team

As recovery comes in all shapes and sizes, one of our goals at Recover Hospitality, is to develop a diverse group of colleagues who are able to drive real world change. Each member of the Recover Hospitality team is committed to addressing the challenges the hospitality industry environment poses to individuals in recovery who travel and those who work in the industry. Following the company's service-driven mission of increasing connection, all team members are encouraged to be involved in the communities in which they live.

 
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Alexander Brown, Founder & Principal

Alex grew up in a family business that has owned and operated hotels since the 1960s. For more than a decade, Alex worked in hospitality management: from guest relations at an independent luxury hotel to managing a full-service restaurant in a large city. As a person in recovery, Alex knows the temptations that exist in both corporate and leisure travel; and has witnessed the toll addiction has taken on individuals, families, communities and on the hospitality industry at-large. In 2017, after the sale of his family's 5-star boutique hotel, Alex left the day-to-day operations of the hospitality business. He is now committed to making an impact on the both the addiction epidemic and the travel industry through the founding of Recover Hospitality. 


After completing an addiction counseling program, Alex spent two years helping to build and manage a recovery coaching team for a digital health-technology company. During this time, Alex witnessed people in early recovery struggle to maintain connection and accountability when traveling. The establishment of Recover Hospitality, has found the intersection between hospitality management and recovery-oriented systems of care. Alex uses his personal experience in recovery, extensive hospitality knowledge, and coaching experience to limit temptations and add individualized support for travelers in all stages of recovery. Additionally, he offers consulting services for hospitality businesses looking to better support not only guests in recovery, but also staff who have struggled with substance abuse. 

Alex is certified to train recovery coaches by the Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and has earned both CCAR's Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) designation and the National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) accreditation from the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Alex graduated with a degree in economics from Rollins College. He has completed the UMass Boston Addiction Counselor Education Program and is currently pursuing a Master's in Social Work from Boston College. Because community involvement serves as one of the foundations of Alex's own recovery, Alex has taken an active role in many community non-profits focused on recovery advocacy, substance use awareness, and positive youth development.