About
Buckeye

Recovery Network

Who We Are and What We Believe

Our philosophy is to give freedom from active addiction, the tools to carry with you during your recovery and knowledge that life can and will get better. The symbol of the Buckeye, we gift to you.

The People You’ll Meet

Brandon Stump

Co-Founder

The Founders

Born and bred in Ohio, brothers Ryan and Brandon Stump embrace the Buckeye folklore as part of their heritage. They have built a unique partnership here in Southern California and have helped thousands of individuals achieve long-term sobriety. They believe that everyone who walks through their doors is family, living by their late grandfather’s dying words “smile and be happy.”

Ryan Stump

Co-Founder

Brandon Stump

Co-Founder

Ryan Stump

Co-Founder

The Founders

Born and bred in Ohio, brothers Ryan and Brandon Stump embrace the Buckeye folklore as part of their heritage. They have built a unique partnership here in Southern California and have helped thousands of individuals achieve long-term sobriety. They believe that everyone who walks through their doors is family, living by their late grandfather’s dying words “smile and be happy.”

Our team

Keith Stump
Pops

Parham Nematollah | M.S. MFCT
Program Director

Joey Darby
Chief Marketing Officer

Jeremy Tangaro
CFO

Eric Ochoa | MFT Intern (IMF90913)
Clinical Director

Sarah Rotunno | MA, PCCI
Assistant Clinical Director

Mark Boultinghouse
Executive Director of Admissions

Matt Keogh
Director of Admissions

Michael Bishara | MD
Medical Director

About
The Buckeye

If you could take luck with you everywhere, if you could keep in your pocket at all times, would you? The Buckeye is just that, a symbol of hope and luck that you can call on when you’re in need of good fortune to shed warmth and light. When you keep a Buckeye in your pocket just give it a little twist and keep it close when your heart drifts, for the wrinkles and trenches will remind you of a gift that we’ve been given when life shifts.

According to folklore, the buckeye resembles the eye of a deer and carrying a single buckeye in your left pocket is said to bring good luck. The stag is known to be the king of the forest, the protector of all creatures. Native tribes of North America depicted the deer as a messenger, an animal of power and a totem representing sensitivity, intuition and gentleness. This reminds us of our own innocence and the fundamental need to be nurtured and protected.

Our philosophy is to give freedom from active addiction, the tools to carry with you during your recovery and knowledge that life can and will get better. The symbol of the Buckeye, we gift to you.