Victory Bay Brent Reese finalDeanna Smith - Administrative Assistant

Born in South Jersey, Deanna had an early passion for competitive gymnastics that carried on through high school. She then went to college and studied abroad in Italy before recently graduating from Rowan College with a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations. After originally planning to work in Event Management, her focus turned to the recovery field so she could share her experience, strength and hope with others that she's gained while being in recovery herself.

Deanna is on a spiritual path and has a close connection to her higher power. Her biggest joy is spending time with her three-month old son while also enjoying the holiday season and listening to music. Her words to live by are 'a positive mind leads to a positive life'.

Vivacious, determined, organized and loving describe Deanna best.

“It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not” - Andre Gide