President & Owner
Kevin Mello is a powerful industry advocate whose passion for treatment is founded in his own experience both as a client and as a clinician. Kevin brings decades of business acumen and over 14 years of service in the recovery field to Hotel California By The Sea. His vast business expertise spans years at the executive level including program management under the Secretary of the Navy, small business owner, accomplished actor and recovery advocate.
His business accomplishments and executive level experience coupled with his desire to help individuals recover from alcohol and drug addiction are the perfect ingredients needed to direct the success of Hotel California By The Sea.
Kevin recently traveled to India to meet with His Holiness The Dalai Lama. During his visit, Kevin shared his deep gratitude for His Holiness’ teachings on suffering and using one’s suffering to help others through kindness and compassion. His Holiness’ lessons and way of life gave Kevin tremendous hope in his early recovery and have been Kevin’s guiding principles in his personal and professional life ever since. Following His Holiness’ teachings, Kevin has taken his personal suffering and is using it to help others.
During his visit, Kevin presented his recovery medallion to His Holiness The Dalai Lama and explained what value a recovery chip has to those in recovery. When Kevin presented his 16 year recovery medallion, His Holiness The Dalai Lama read “Service, Unity, Recovery” out loud, looked at Kevin and put the coin in his pocket next to his heart. This is an experience Kevin will cherish for the rest of his life.