He is NOT who he wants you to think he is.
In late 2016/early 2017 I reached out to Rich Walters, as my brother in recovery, via messenger in an attempt to warn him about taking a newly offered marketing position with Reliance Treatment Center. He seemed disinterested. I suggested we talk on the phone. Again not interested. I offered to come to Parkersburg where he resides on any day, any time, and any location of his choice. Nope. Not interested. Shortly thereafter Rich was working for Reliance and a little later White Oak Run (owned by Reliance).
For 2 years I brought awareness to the on-line recovery community regarding the dirty doings occurring with Reliance, White Oak Run, and their BODY BROKERS including Rich Walters. I was called the “crazy lady”, and worse, during that time period.
Finally in January 2019 Brian Mylett, owner of Reliance and White Oak Run was indicted and arrested on 35 felony counts of patient brokering. Suffice to say that Rich Walters was aware from minute one exactly who and what he was getting himself involved with.
From there Rich Walters went on over to Life Changes which shut down shortly thereafter. Next stop for Rich was Treatment Alternatives. Another known dirty treatment center.
From there Rich Walters moved on over to Boca Recovery Center joined by his now wife Shay Dunn Walters. This center was co-founded by Nicki Scarfo’s grandson Christopher Ferry. After 11 months, and placing no more than 12-15 heads in beds, Mr. Walters was fired.
In addition to Rich Walters and Shay Dunn Walters the following individuals also worked as “marketers” at Boca Recovery Center: DRU HICKS, COLICCHIE, JOE NESTER, EARLE VAN, WILLIAM MAROTTA, and JUSTIN CARMICHAEL. Quite a line-up wouldn’t you say?
Christopher Ferry told me over a telephone call that he spent over $100,000.00 promoting Rich Walters on Social Media and building his following.
Rich Walters was indicted, in the past, on over 30 felony counts yet never served any time. He is a known snitch in Parkersburg WV.
I’ve always wondered if Mr. Walters turned states evidence against Reliance, White Oak Run, and Treatment Alternatives, received immunity and kept on going.
I know for a fact that Rich Walters patient brokered an individual in January 2020 to West Palm Beach Recovery Center.
Rich Walters boasts 6 years of sober/clean time and that is an absolute lie.