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

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

As an Austin native with a passion for supporting others, my journey has been one of profound transformation. Overcoming personal struggles with addiction, I discovered an inner strength that propelled me toward a path of recovery and healing.

Driven by a deep desire to help those facing similar challenges, I found solace and guidance in the 12-step program during my final treatment in July 2020. Through this spiritual awakening, I discovered a newfound purpose in life.

As an active member of the local community, I am devoted to sharing my story and the strength I’ve found through my 12-step solution with fellow members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Witnessing the transformative power of recovery and the ability of individuals to lead fulfilling lives inspires me daily.

My academic pursuit includes earning a Master’s in Business, specializing in financial planning. This educational journey has equipped me with a comprehensive

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