Meet the Hickory Wind Ranch Mentor Team

You will find that our Mentors have a strong value in providing excellence in everything we do and we will welcome, serve and walk with you through this journey.

Justus Murimi

Life / Business Coach

Justus is a Blackaby certified Christian life coach and business coach.  Justus was a former pastor in Dallas and since moving to Austin has worked in real estate and coaching.  His passion is to see men and women walk in their true calling and create wealth.  No matter where you are in life Justus wants to speak life into you and hear what Jesus might have to say.  Justus is married to his beautiful wife Stephanie of 8 years and they have 3 young boys.

Gabriella Jeffords

Director of Admissions

Gabi has worked in the sober living field since 2012. She was previously the Assistant Director of sober living at Hickory Wind Ranch. She brings her heart and passion to ensure individualized care for every member. She has a strong background in addiction and eating disorders. Gabi has a bachelor’s in English from Colorado College and graduate level coursework in counseling at St. Edward’s University.

Gabriella Jeffords

Director of Admissions

Gabi has worked in the sober living field since 2012. She was previously the Assistant Director of sober living at Hickory Wind Ranch. She brings her heart and passion to ensure individualized care for every member. She has a strong background in addiction and eating disorders. Gabi has a bachelor’s in English from Colorado College and graduate level coursework in counseling at St. Edward’s University.

Jina Arandela

Insurance Specialist

After overcoming years of suffering from addiction, I found a spiritual path to healing that introduced me to a life full of heart and meaning through helping others. I decided to go back to school for insurance billing and coding, graduating with the highest distinction, and have found work I’m truly passionate about. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to bring my experience and knowledge of the insurance industry to helping clients utilize their insurance benefits as much as possible in support of their healing process.