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Noah Davis

Recovery Support Specialist for Phoenix Outdoor

Noah grew up in the hills of the Blue Ridge mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia. His connection to the natural world started during childhood, when he spent his free time playing on the banks of the Mechums River with his dog, Bodhi.

At age 13, Noah began using drugs and alcohol, obviously leading to problems at home and school. Eventually, Noah made it to his first substance abuse treatment program at just 17 years old. After several years of attending many traditional treatment programs, Noah found himself on the mountain trails of Western North Carolina as a client of Four Circles Wilderness Therapy Program.

During his time at Four Circles, the recovery spark was finally lit, and would continue to grow in the years to come. After leaving treatment, Noah immersed himself into a 12-step program and continued to maintain his connection to the forest with backpacking and fly fishing.

In 2017, he joined SUWS of the Carolinas in the role of field staff with the hope of supporting the students with his experience and passion for recovery. During his time as field staff Noah was awarded the Jumping Mouse award at the 2019 East Coast Wilderness Symposium, and was featured on the Dogwood Alliance’s “Stories To Tell in the Forest.” After 2.5 years, Noah left SUWS, earned his North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification, and spent time on an Assertive Community Treatment Team, where he worked with adults with mental health and substance abuse struggles.

Noah is excited to return to SUWS in the role of Recovery Support Specialist with a mission to support the students by “being the person I needed when I was young.”

When Noah’s not working you can find him tucked away on his homestead in Yancey County, North Carolina with his partner, Morgan, and their newborn daughter, Scarlett. He enjoys spending his time tending his garden and animals, and telling his dog, Lucius Bambini The Great, what a good boy he is.

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The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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