Coach type: Person with addiction
Coaching since: 2018
I struggled with alcohol addiction for 16 years, which led to legal, relationship and health issues. I've been in recovery since 1998 and have definitely had more good days and experiences than bad ones. Has living sober always been easy? No. Has it been worth it? Yes, without a doubt. Everyone is worthy of living a better life. Once you make that decision for yourself, that's when great things start to happen.
Since getting into recovery and treating my mild depression, I've gotten my bachelor's degree in human services management, associate's degree in criminal justice and am a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) III. I worked closely with the Department of Corrections in my previous nonprofit role. Prior to the addiction field, I worked in the restaurant industry for several years.
Criminal justice system, depression, co-occurring disorders, homelessness, case management
I love watching sports, cooking, traveling, walking, listening to all types of music and completing home repair projects. I'm also new to bird watching.