OUR TEAM

At The Last House we consider ourselves a family. Our staff is hand-picked based on their personal experiences and successes with similar structure oriented programs. Sometimes we have staff members that have graduated our program and are looking to grow and mentor peers within the community they have learned from. We all have unique skills sets that we utilize in a variety of ways whether it be home operations, resident relations, recovery community outreach, and more. We are all available to answer questions or provide resources to people, families and friends of people looking for recovery. Check out our team.

Clayton Ketchum

Clayton Ketchum

Founder

Clayton Ketchum opened The Last House, a sober living for men in the Fall of 2010. Based on Clayton’s extensive hands on experience in the area of recovery he created a highly structured program that is designed to provide a safe, sober environment, by which clients can acquire skills, tools and opportunities to recreate their lives. Clayton is seasoned in the recovery community with experience in 12-step recovery programs, after-care facilities, leadership, sponsorship and committed to his passion of service within this field. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II.
Clayton was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he studied business management and played football. One of Clayton’s biggest passions besides recovery is rescuing at risk dogs.

Andy Allen

Andy Allen

Program Director

Andy Allen is a well-versed individual in recovery with his concentrations in operations, leadership and communication, he creates clear-cut goals with the resident, their loved ones, mental-health professionals and/or after-care programs. Andy is a creative problem-solver and motivated to work and help expand the company. He has a knack for communicating with residents in a way that they can take the feedback and do something productive with it, which is key during the early stages of recovery. Andy was born and raised in Ohio. He moved to Los Angeles to get sober and has made this place his home ever since. Andy has a passion for professional sports, especially football and basketball, which has made The Last House “Basketball Saturdays” a commonplace theme for us.

Chris KIrby

Chris Kirby

Director of Admissions

Chris Kirby came to The Last House originally as a client from the San Francisco Bay area. After he graduated from our program, he joined us as our live-in manager and has grown with us ever since. Chris now oversees our marketing department and is a big advocate for our program. He demonstrates strength of character and a peer understanding so residents often confide in him regarding problems or concerns. In his earlier years, Chris played water polo and attended Whittier College. Chris loves surfing and enjoys incorporating that and outside service work with clients and friends.

Matt Fidlow

Matt Fidlow

Admissions and Outreach Coordinator

Matt Fidlow grew up in Chicago, Illinois. As a youth, he enjoyed playing soccer and was known as a social butterfly. His battle with addiction began at age 16, and soon he was trapped in a downward spiral. At 25 he had been through multiple treatment episodes and was homeless on the streets of Chicago. Thankfully, while attending residential detox in Los Angeles, Matt heard about the Last House and their success with young men. In a window of willingness, he decided to take a leap of faith, and try it someone else’s way, as his way had long track record of being unsuccessful. During his stay, he developed the life skills necessary for sustainable sobriety and long-term success. He also developed a passion for helping others, and has now been working in treatment since 2015. He has since adopted a beautiful pup named Jasmine, and lives with another graduate that he went through the house with. After completing our program, Matt went to work at Pacific View Recovery Center. He found immediate success there, and worked his way up to Lead Technician. We are super grateful to have him return to The Last House, where he got sober.

Miles Sauvageau

Miles Sauvageau

Manager of West House

Miles Sauvageau is from Orange County and originally came to The Last House as a resident. He experienced many ups and downs during his stay in our program, but ultimately showed his commitment to his recovery, as well as our program. During his time as a resident, he obtained his insurance brokerage license and pursued a career in the insurance industry. He showed great leadership qualities while in the program, so following completion we brought him on as a manager of The Last House West. He is a passionate person and truly cares about each and every resident in the house. Upholding the integrity of the house is a top priority for Miles. We are blessed to have him as part of our staff.

Kevin McDevitt

Kevin McDevitt

Manager of East House

Kevin McDevitt is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he grew up the youngest of four. Kevin attended West Chester University where he got his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. He also played football and lacrosse and shows great passion for all sports but especially his Philadelphia Eagles! Right after college Kevin sold medical devices to hospitals for surgery and coached high school football and lacrosse in Philadelphia but was hiding a major secret from every one. He had gotten addicted to pain killers after a college sports injury his senior year. That secret sent him on a downhill spiral for the next three years, until he ended up in The Last House after a one day relapse that nearly took his life. Kevin is a graduate of our program and expressed great leadership qualities and work ethic in his year as a resident but while at the house he was challenged and really worked on his love and patience. Due to sports he has always thrived in structured environments but was not very good at slowing down and really taking the time to look inward and the house helped him do just that. Kevin is extremely grateful to be joining our team and to help inspire and motivate our residents on a daily basis as our East House Live in Manager. Kevin also works at a near by Physical Therapy clinic as a PT Aid and Personal Trainer, and enjoys playing sports (especially basketball with the guys), working out, and coaching youth sports.

Scott Ames

Scott Ames

Support Staff

Scott Ames was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott attended Valley High School located in West Des Moines. After graduating in ’07, he was accepted into the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Scott ended up leaving and began taking classes at DMACC, a community college and pursued his Associate Arts degree.
Some of Scott’s interests include sports, music and traveling. He is a big fan of he Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bulls. He also enjoy playing basketball on the weekends with the Last House community and other friends. Music is a huge part of Scott’s life. It gives him the strength he needs when times are rough and the motivation to achieve goals he has set for himself. Scott is an avid traveler and in the future he would love to travel to Europe.
“I came to the Last House after my life was in shambles. I was unable to live life on life’s terms. I wrecked almost every relationship that I had including the one with my family. I had gotten to a point where I was only living day to day, not caring about where my life was headed. After graduating the Last House, I gained new friendships and amended the ones I had harmed in the past. I wake up today with a sense of ease and I now strive to be successful in my life.”

Nick Cusato

Nick Cusato

Support Staff

Nick Cusato has been a local of the Los Angeles area since 2015, when he moved out here to attain sobriety and success as an engineer. He claims native to New Jersey, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, PA. After leaving the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during his senior year, he struggled to get back to college. Thanks to the structure of the Last House, Nick has been able to transfer to Santa Monica College. He plans to graduate from USC with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
During his spare time, Nick enjoys making stencils for art, producing music for his friends, tailoring pants and pillows, playing sports with the boys, reading, weight lifting/ yoga, raving at festivals, and amateur photography. He says his hobbies brings him closer to other people.
Nick graduated the Last House in the Spring of 2017. Since then, He has found new purpose to life. Nick Cusato is our East House weekend manager.

Cole Walsh

Cole Walsh

Client Services

Cole grew up in Palos Verdes, just a little way down the road. He came to The Last House as a resident experiencing his first go-round at getting sober and his first time in sober living. He quickly understood the fatality of his disease and situation and knew that The Last House would be his best option to have that life he wanted. Through all of his efforts, Cole graduated the program this past December.
Cole is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was in the midst of obtaining his Masters of Business Administration from Long Beach State upon his arrival at the house. He is a huge fan of sports, music, and traveling.
“The Last House helped me to become a man. A man of integrity, character, compassion, and so much more. A man whose parents can be proud of him, whose brother can look up to him, and whose friends can respect him. I am eternally grateful for what The Last House did for me, and to have the opportunity to pay it forward to other individuals is a true blessing.”

derek sauvageau

Derek Sauvageau

Junior Tech

Derek Sauvageau was born and raised in Orange, California. Derek moved to Honolulu at 18, trying to get away from his addictions, but it continued to follow him until he entered The Last House program in 2018. Derek has been an outwardly helpful member of the clients in The Last House, always trying to find solutions to better the house and the relationships among the clients. We are proud to have Derek join us as a Junior Tech and a member of The Last House staff.

josh cornelius

Josh Cornelius

Junior Tech

Josh Cornelius grew up in West Deptford, New Jersey. The middle child of 3 boys, life was a bit rough and unforgiving for Josh. Josh stood out as a young man in high school athletics. He played 3 sports and loved being part of a team. He was a leader in high school football and was offered scholarships at a few different colleges. His life off the field, however, took president over his future and drugs became number one in his life. He went through the ups and downs of addiction and some low-lows that landed him in treatment and then into The Last House program in 2019. Josh has continued to show his affinity to being a member of a team, and being a leader in promoting productive events and sports activities for the clients in the house. He enjoys creating an environment of competition and success through group sports, and we appreciate that Josh can cultivate that atmosphere to add to our program. We are excited to have Josh join us as a Junior Tech at The Last House.

Testimonials

They don’t call it the “The Last House” for no reason. Real recovery requires change and these guys provide that opportunity. So many of those suffering, but trying to get sober, are going in and out of treatment and in and out of sober living, stuck in a viscous cycle of hope followed by despair.

Robert Wilson

Before arriving at The Last House I had no plans of getting sober. I arrived needing help that i could not see or feel. The only choice i made willingly was to simply to have an open mind. The structure the house and the feedback given daily was able to let me to begin to see what the world saw. I simply had an open mind to what others had to say about me and my actions. This house combined with daily AA meetings and working with a Sponsor to complete the 12 Steps of AA changed how I thought and helped me realize who i was. That did not match who I wanted to be. I love what The Last House did for me. I am happy today not planning my day around drinking and using. I have the tools and peace to find joy in all situations each day building my life. The Last House saved my life. It’s beautiful coming back around each Friday and seeing progress made with all the guys. Management cares more than they can show. Only after completing the program can i look back and understand how much care is taken for each individual. I love being apart of The Last House Family.

Vince S.

Our son was basically stranded in LA, we don’t live in the area, and I was calling places trying to get him help. I called this place. MATT FIDLOW, who answered the phone, did something so kind for people he’s never even met. He drove 40 minutes in LA traffic, on a Saturday, to the location where my son was and ended up driving him to a facility that he needed to be in, as he needed a higher level of care. Who does that? Especially in LA! Well Matt did. And if he is a staff member at this facility then I can only imagine the rest are just as concerned and willing to help. When my son is able to go to a sober living he will be going here. What a great testament to human kindness Matt is. It was a blessing to our family to know our son is safe and getting the help he needs. Thank you, Matt!

Annie L

Over the last 8 years I have been beating myself up over and over again, not appreciating who I was, I was not able to see the good in myself. after being through about 35 different treatment centers, different arrests, months in jail, overdoses, hurting my family over and over again, I was given one LAST chance at the LAST house. I’m able to hold my head high, I have respect for myself and for others around me. And for the first time i have made it to a year sober. I’ve been given the tools to live a beautiful life, and I know for sure I couldn’t have done it without the house. Best experience of my life. Thank you for my life, last house.

Chad K.