Wesley is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended The Lovett School. Wesley began experimenting with drugs and alcohol at the age of fourteen and recognizes that even at an early age, he did not use like everyone else. Growing up, Wesley was extremely active in sports which would become an integral part of his life moving forward, eventually earning various opportunities to compete beyond the high school level. Upon graduating high school, Wesley chose to attend the University of Mississippi, where his addiction continued to progress. After an up-and-down academic career, Wesley then moved back to Atlanta, where he would pursue a career in commercial real estate development. The next ten years of Wesley’s life would be a continuous series of ups and down, full of binges and benders as his life became increasingly unmanageable. After the birth of his son in 2018 and multiple failed stints in shorter-term programs, Wesley’s alcoholism put him into a hopeless state and led him to seek long-term care. Wesley arrived at The Reprieve in the spring of 2019 and began to work the 12-step process upon admittance. Wesley felt a calling here in Opelika to continue to be a part of the Reprieve and help guide Men through the same process that saved his life and returned his true self to his family and son. Wesley is the current Program Coordinator of the Life skills portion of our program and is using his experience, strength, and knowledge to help Residents find their purpose and prepare for their new future in Recovery.