About the Founders

Meet the Orange County Recovery Founders


Our Founders

Steve and Amber Knight have been passionately contributing to the recovery industry for 15 years. Their solid partnership is at the heart of their success, and it drives their ability to truly understand and help the human soul. What you see is what you get with Steve and Amber. They both have achieved long-term sobriety and understand this journey is not easy. That’s why they’ve dedicated their lives to providing affordable, safe, and nurturing environments for men and women in early recovery. They’re both highly trained and accomplished, but it is their genuine approach and caring souls that have won them the hearts and respect of so many recovering addicts and professionals.

Both Steve and Amber are California Drug and Alcohol Counselors (CDACC), Christian Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselors, Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC), and California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators. Steve opened Five Points Sober Living Home for Men in 2002, and he is a First Step House Committee Man (i.e. Charle Street) and Vice-Chair of Orange County Sober Coalition. Amber opened The Cottages Sober Living Home for Women in 2004. She also holds a Clinical Supervisor Certificate from the Training Institute for Addiction Counselors, has been a 10-year member and Field Officer with the Orange County Sober Living Coalition, and is the Chief Operating Officer at Orange County Recovery.

Steve and Amber also attained impressive experience prior to working in recovery. Steve was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force and served as a Disbursement Accounting Specialist. He spent over two decades working in the commercial insurance industry and as an owner operator of multiple franchises in Southern California.  These experiences gave Steve the discipline and business acumen to help those in recovery. Amber holds a California State Real Estate license, and has worked in real estate since 1998. She also recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, in Organizational Business Management at Vanguard University.