ABOUT

Rooted Life 

Rooted Life is based on the principles of Muladhara or the Root Chakra, which provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe in all aspects of life. Rooted Life fully embraces these concepts. WE ARE ROOTED in supportive housing that encourages sustainable transformation where residents can learn to become integral members of their communities and families. 

Rooted Life focuses on progression, foundation and connection. We do our very best to meet people where they are, and encourage them to develop their skills and abilities, so they may live the best life possible.  By providing individualized attention and compassion as an essential aspect of our home, we can better assist those living with psychiatric vulnerabilities and addictions. Our teams provide an environment where men and women can move from surviving to living.

Our Mission 

Our mission is simple - provide stable, safe,  affordable housing that promotes mental health stabilization and addiction relapse prevention.

Our Values 

Our values constitute the foundation and framework that guide our actions and behavior. They influence the way we treat our clients and their families, and the way we work and interact with our colleagues both within and outside of Rooted Life. 

  • Individualization - You are unique. Your are different. You are valuable. We believe everyone's individual contributions play an important part in the grand fabric of our larger community.

  • Empowerment - When people are empowered they grow and learn. We are committed to enabling individuals to set and fulfill their goals and work as a team towards self-actualization.

  • Wellness - We strive for healthy mind, body and spirit. We foster positive ideas, promote healthy ingredients and encourage active lifestyles. 

  • Community - We thrive together.  We understand that success lies in building a community that cultivates trust, security, connection, inspiration and love. 

  • Compassion - We care. We are committed to providing a setting that nurtures personal exploration and healing.

THE

TEAM

 Our team is dedicated to championing the people who face the life challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. We partner with individuals and their loved ones to deliver an environment where residents can realize their full potential. By providing individualized attention and compassion as an essential aspect of our home, we can better assist those living with psychiatric vulnerabilities and addictions.

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Tracey Wilson

CEO, co-founder

As Rooted Life's Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Tracey brings more than 15 years experience as a wellness and exercise specialist, working with people to positively shape their health and path of physical well-being.

Previously as a Care Manager for Premiere Fiduciaries, Tracey assisted clients with in depth in social work including assistance in gaining public benefits, care planning and implementation, housing coordination as well as nutrition and wellness guidance. Tracey founded and created Rooted Life as the gold standard in supportive housing, giving women and men the opportunity to create a positive foundation for growth and transition in life

Tracey received her BFA in Theatre from Syracuse University.

Shannan Wilson

CEO, co-founder

Shannan is Rooted Life's Chief Strategy Officer, where she leads all strategic planning and investments. She founded Rooted Life because she believes housing is a basic right that should be afforded to everyone, especially vulnerable populations.

Prior to Rooted Life, Shannan worked in various positions on the buy-side and has over 15 years experience investing in distressed debt and real estate. She began her finance career at Salomon Smith Barney in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She moved on to work at such distinguished organizations as Avenue Capital Group, Jefferies Asset Management, Alprion Capital Management.

Shannan received her MBA from the Harvard Business School, MS in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M University.

Cheri Callis

Operations Manager

Cheri comes from San Pedro, California and enjoys shopping for great bargains, outdoor picnics/BBQs, cooking and reading. As a military wife and mother of three, she moved frequently yet had the opportunity to travel and live all over the world. Cheri has her CNA and has specialty in-home care taking care of veterans with physical disabilities such as paralyzation or lost limbs which is commonly accompanied by mental illness such as depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sharon Williams

Lead Trainer

Sharon is a native of beautiful San Diego and has worked in the medical field for over 15 years, specifically in private care and physical therapy. Sharon has always been driven to make a difference in the lives of those that needed love and care and looks forward to helping people overcome obstacles. She focuses her efforts on making sure residents are happy and effectively communicating.  While the journey toward health and recovery can be trying at times, she knows it can be done. As Sharon says, “Trust the process.”