A McAllen native, Ylianna was the reigning Miss Texas USA in 2015. In July 2015 she went on to represent Texas in the Miss USA pageant placing as first runner-up to Miss USA. Dividing her time between school and traveling for her reign, she graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a bachelors degree in Communication Arts.
Shortly after Miss USA, Ylianna married the man of her dreams Michael Dadashi and moved to Austin, Texas. Together they launched Infinite Recovery, a full service drug addiction treatment facility. Ylianna is the creative genius behind the look and feel of Infinite Recovery. Her mission is to create a positive experience and a lasting impression for clients and employees alike. As a designer and licensed realtor, Ylianna also directs all of Infinite Recovery’s real estate ventures and development.
Ylianna works with various non-profit organizations such as the Austin Community College Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Easter Seals, Proyecto Desarollo Humano and the Texas Children’s Hospital to name a few. Her love for children has allowed her to give back and inspire young people in Texas by teaching them to “always believe” in themselves and the beauty of their goals.
Along with her husband Michael, they took Ylianna’s love for helping children to launch their own 501c3, The Heartwater Foundation, whose mission is to “Improve the lives of children suffering from extreme poverty, disease and families of addiction.”
Ylianna is a Certified Yoga Instructor that enjoys spiritual retreats, travel, cooking, family time and service work.
Clean and sober since 2009, Michael replaced his old attitudes with a new set of principles that motivated him to extend the same Life-saving second chances he had received to others struggling with addiction. He started by employing other recovering addicts at his e-waste recycling business, MHD Enterprises, which he has owned for more than a decade. Defying just about every possible conventional hiring practice, he grew MHD into a nationally recognized award-winning company.
In 2014, Michael took his mission to help addicts rebuild their lives one step further by opening Infinite Recovery. His goal was to provide a full continuum of care by equipping clients with the tools and support necessary for a successful second chance at life. In 2017 with the help of his talented wife, Ylianna, they launched a medical detox and residential facility and realized Michael’s dream of providing a full continuum of care.
Michael has the unique ability to bridge the gap between business and service to others. Michael supports various non-profit organizations such as Recovery People, Lifesteps, Austin Community College Foundation and serves on the board of Communities for Recovery and Teen and Family Services. Michael’s definition of success is to live life with complete purpose and passion for all he does both personally and professionally.
Vice President of Business Development
Olivia Mills joined Heart Water following her role as Development Associate in the Major Gifts Department at the Cornell University College of Business. She specializes in targeted financial development and business relations for high net worth individuals and corporate partnerships, and received her B.A. in Journalism & Integrated Media at Biola University with an educational emphasis in Public Relations and Higher Education philanthropy.
At Heart Water, Olivia administers the development and implementation of the company’s business ventures, including strategic corporate and individual partnerships, financial development, partner relations, and business development strategy.
Chief Content Creator
Bonnie Barton is a Dallas, Texas native born with a thirst for creativity. In high school, Bonnie developed a love for fashion, writing and photography. Photography quickly became her creative outlet, and fashion became a way to relate to the world and express herself. In 2007, Bonnie attended the University of Arkansas, where she studied fashion merchandising. Feeling inspired by her new career path, Bonnie created her own fashion blog, Flashes of Style. Quickly her blog gained a loyal following and was soon published in Teen Vogue and Seventeen Magazine. Bonnie studied abroad in London, fueling her desire to make a name for herself in the fashion industry.
In 2011, Bonnie graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in fashion merchandising and moved to Philadelphia, where she became a Stylist at Urban Outfitters corporate. She then went on to move to New York City in 2012, where she called home for the next three years. Bonnie worked at Nylon magazine, where she developed her love for social media and digital marketing. She then took her corporate knowledge to become a freelance social media manager, and to pursue her blog full time. Bonnie has since worked with major brands such as Ted Baker, Ralph Lauren, Modcloth, Pantene and Refinery 29.
Bonnie is a person in long-term recovery, and got sober in August of 2015. Discovering freedom through sobriety, Bonnie channeled her background as a creative to help others, where she joined the marketing team at Infinite Recovery, an addiction treatment center. In summer of 2017, Bonnie joined the Heart Water team, where her passion for storytelling took off. Currently Bonnie is the content creator behind Heart Water, and a strong advocate for mental health and addiction recovery.
In her free time, Bonnie enjoys seeking beauty around her in nature, music, photography, travel and her beloved animals. Having passion and purpose today is what fuels her.