The SWAT Team

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James Shoffeitt CADC-II


Surf Instructor/ Group Facilitator

Serene Waters Adventure Therapy was founded in 2016 By James Shoffeitt in Orange County California.  James has a deep passion for helping guide men and women of all ages to discovering their own internal peace, sense of serenity, & character strengths. He has been clean and sober since 2008, and has been counseling since 2011.  James learned to surf at age 7, and rekindled his relationship with the ocean in 2009. He is an avid waterman and loves to spend time with his family, hike, and camp He started practicing surf therapy in 2014 at a local substance abuse program. From their he founded Serene Waters Adventure Therapy specifically to promote happiness & serenity, and help others open up in an alternative therapeutic environment.


Kylee Gollar Surf Therapy Instructor

Kylee Gollar


Surf Instructor/Assistant Group Facilitator 

Kylee grew up and still resides in South Orange County. She has a passion for all things beach and adventure. Kylee is devoted to helping men and women who have struggled with substance abuse and addiction through exploring the therapeutic benefits of Serene Waters. Kylee has been in recovery since November 2017, and she enjoys giving back by working with others who have struggled staying sober or are getting sober for the 1st time.