Our Team

Meet our Team

Our leaders live in Austin, TX. They are men who have achieved sobriety. They have effectively ended the hopeless cycle of addiction. Higher Plane Sober Living and our sober living residences are a project of passion. As a result, we are giving back the solution that was so freely given to us.

David Crawford

Owner, Co-Founder

I studied Business Administration at Oklahoma State University from 1981- 1985. I had a successful 20-year career in the publishing business. There I served as President and Chief Operating Officer of PRIMEDIA, a national publishing company. In this business role, I excelled as a leader and mentor to many men and women across the country. I enjoyed assisting them in their career and financial goals. It brought me great joy to see them improving the quality of their daily lives.

As a real estate investor and recovered alcoholic, I help men move into a healthier and successful life path. I believe in the strength of sober living and a life filled with purpose and meaning. Embracing structure, finding new success and growing in responsibility provides a new direction for life-long sobriety.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous teaches, “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.” Nothing is more gratifying to me than seeing a young man recover from a hopeless state of mind and body.

Trevor Dance

Director of Operations

I struggled with addiction for the majority of my life, facing demons that I suppressed with drugs and alcohol. I found that even with external success like school and work, my biggest battle was my internal unmanageability.

In July of 2020, I entered my final treatment facility where I had a spiritual experience with the 12 steps.

Now I spend as much time as possible sharing my 12 step solution of strength and hope to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through recovery and God, I have been given the chance to experience life in a new, fun, and revolutionary way.

It is extremely rewarding to watch men recover and go on to live beautiful and fulfilling lives.

Learn more about our sober living admission process.