ALLISON HUDSON, Founder & Executive Director

Allison Hudson was born and raised in Albemarle, NC. After graduating from Albemarle High School she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Charleston. Allison lived in Boston and San Francisco before moving back to Charlotte, NC to be closer to her family. After losing her brother, Will Hudson, to a drug overdose in 2012, she entered a 28-day treatment facility for alcohol addiction and has been sober since June 11, 2012. Allison started a blog, It’s a Lush Life, in 2013 as an amends to her brother where she shares her experience and hope about addiction, grief, and life in recovery. Allison became a feature blogger for Huffington Post in 2013 and is a free-lance writer for a number of other publications. Allison is the Founder of Will’s Place and has dedicated her life to helping others who still suffer from alcohol and drug addiction in hopes they find recovery. 


DARLENE HUDSON, Vice President 

Darlene Hudson graduated from University of NC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and returned to Albemarle where she married her husband of 43 years, Roger, and they raised four children, Matthew, Allison, Will & Suzanne. Darlene lost her youngest son, Will, to a drug overdose in 2012, and has supported her oldest daughter, Allison, in recovery since 2012. Darlene is an active member of West Albemarle Baptist Church where she serves on different ministry committees. Darlene, with husband Roger, own Hudson Pool Distributors in Stanly County and enjoy spending time with her six grandsons. 



Jim Senter is an Albemarle native. After graduating from Albemarle High School, Jim attended and graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He continued his education at UNC Chapel Hill where he graduated with a law degree. After graduation Jim returned to Albemarle and has been practicing law in Stanly County for the past 10 years. Jim serves on the board for Stanly Community College Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation. Jim lives in Albemarle where he attends First Lutheran Church with his wife Mary and children, Stella and Jay.