Christopher J. Kiesel, BA, MS
Chris is often credited by Drew, the Founder of BRIC, as the unofficial founder/brainchild of Beachside Recovery Interventions + Consulting. Drew and Chris met when Drew was working a mundane and unfulfilling, albeit experientially valuable, job as a Clinical Outreach Coordinator for a now-defunct treatment center. Drew walked into a local law firm and attempted marketing the treatment center to Chris, who inquired a bit about Drew's story, and replied, "Why the hell are you doing this? You can offer so much more! The community needs you and your story!" It was at this moment in time that BRIC was born. With Chris' guidance and leadership, Drew began taking jobs and building a network within the 18th Judicial Court.
Chris maintains a long-standing history and a plethora of experience in the criminal justice field. As a former Deputy Sherriff for the Indian River Sherriff's Office and Licensed Private Investigator/Founder of Coastal Group Investigations, Chris maintains a valuable skill set that can exponentially aid in mental health and substance use investigations and interventions. Chris holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and an MS in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
As a Private Investigator, Chris assists in the acquisition of factual evidence to prove or disprove alleged activities against or for a patient, reviews discovery in criminal cases to substantiate law enforcement claims of alleged violations or to discover discrepancies in facts supporting law enforcement, reviews crime scenes and interviews witnesses for corroboration or refutation, conducts criminal background checks to establish credibility or for impeachment purposes, and conducts surveillance operations to record activities of targeted individuals for use in civil proceedings. Additionally, Chris is skilled at reconstructing crime and accident scenes for use in trial and AT FAULT determination in civil cases and guilt phase of criminal trials.
He aids in the reconstruction of defendant, victim, witness, and subject location and action, and reproduces body position at the time and location of impact or injury in all cases.
Chris, widely known in the community and among colleagues by his alias, "Truth Serum," is a purveyor of truth for patients to enable informed decision making in the determination of future consequences.
When he is not helping out on cases, Chris enjoys spending time at his cabin in North Carolina, hanging out with his doggies, spending time with his children, running, working out at the gym, and spending quality time with friends.