William Michael Erdman  

William Michael Erdman has been part of our Orange County detox and residential treatment team for more than a year and brings to our facility ample experience managing sober living homes. His serious yet caring and respectful demeanor provides a comfortable presence for clients.

At the age of 11, William began taking Xanax and smoking crack cocaine, swirling him into a world of addiction. Eventually, William found an AA program and a support group which helped pull him out of the darkness. His tragic yet impactful experience allows him to remain empathetic to clients seeking treatment at our facility.

When asked about his favorite part of working at Fresh Start of California, William responded, “I am blessed enough to have a job that truly matters. The best part about taking part in someone’s path towards sobriety is seeing the light come back on in a client’s eyes. You get to see their outlook on life change. There is something so pure about that moment!”


  • RADT I (Registered Alcohol Drug Technician I Certification)