Meet Our Craftsmen

Doug

NLB Furniture Director & Lead Designer

Golf is one of Doug’s favorite pastimes, but his wife and daughter are the most important parts of his life. He loves working at No Longer Bound and giving others what’s been given to him: “My life has changed at No Longer Bound. I feel really, really lucky that I get to work here, knowing that it gives other people the same opportunity that I received, to become a husband and father.”

Laura

Showroom Manager

Laura loves visiting the lake with her dog, Gabriel, where she can sit and be still in creation. Her husband and son bring her joy and constant support. Laura was excited to join the team at NLB Furniture because of the ministry’s focus – to change lives. “Here at NLB Furniture, I get to participate in the regeneration of the residents and help them discover and use their creativity!”

Hamilton

Project Manager

An avid traveler, Hamilton has traveled to 26 countries and over half of the US National Parks. He likes to garden and hang out with his dog Maple, a Belgian Malinois. Working at NLB Furniture is Hamilton’s version of the “Perfect Job”: he gets to do something that he loves and believes in while also helping men make daily positive changes that impact the rest of their lives.

Hannah

Project Coordinator

Hannah loves people: wherever people are is where she wants to be! Her favorite way to relax is to read a good book or spend time with her family and friends. Being a part of the design team is important to her because of her heart for loving others. “I am honored to be a part of the ministry at No Longer Bound. Everything we do has purpose and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Duncan

I came to No Longer Bound consumed by turmoil, insecurities and an addiction. I hated who I was and often thought of suicide. I am beyond grateful for NLB saving my life and my revelation with my Lord and Savior. God has exceeded the limits of my imagination and continues to each and every day! I am No Longer Bound.”

Jody

“Prior to coming to No Longer Bound, my life was consumed with a heroin addiction. I turned to heroin to erase my feelings and emotions. This lifestyle turned correctional facilities into a revolving door. Tired of the depleting life I was living, I came toNLB. I’m a different man than when I came here. I’m doing my best to better myself every day.”

Tom

“Before No Longer Bound, I was deep in my addiction to alcohol. Hopeless and lost, I finally decided to seek help. After one short month my belief system is changing and I’m beginning to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. For once in my life, I know I’m exactly where I need to be.”

John

“I came to No Longer Bound broken, hopeless, and detached from my family. After twelve years of drug addiction, dying on the inside and trying to function on the outside, I knew something major had to change. NLB has given me the opportunity and  courage to find my purpose and God’s plan for my life and to be a father that my family has prayed for.”

Mason

“I grew up in Georgia and moved to Tennessee at age 17. I had to rebuild the friendships I had from scratch. I joined the baseball team in my new high school and immediately was accepted by the wrong crowd. Things really began to take a turn for the worse. I began to feel more and more alone, and drugs were what I ran to. At 22, I have nothing left to my name, and No Longer Bound rescued me.”

Seth

“I was consumed with drugs since I was 14. I found Christ as my Lord when I was 19 but backslid on Him countless times. I lost hope in life and cried out to the Lord. He heard my cry and used No Longer Bound to rescue me from bondage. My heart has found hope and light. I have been sober for some time now…I am No Longer Bound.”

Rhett

“I got caught up comparing everyone else’s highlights to my reality, thinking I had missed something in my life. To help deal with my failed expectations, I turned to alcohol. Now I am realizing God has a plan that far exceeds any expectation I have ever made.”

Robert

“Growing up, my family lived a different lifestyle and moved around a lot. As a result, I struggled to possess a sense of acceptance, connection, and belonging. In a state of desperation to receive these things, I turned to drugs and alcohol. Here at NLB I am learning that a healthy relationship with God and others can help me obtain all of the things I had been wanting.”