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Kattie

Coach, Sioux Falls

Kattie grew up in a home with addiction and spent three years in federal prison for drug-related charges. She has a passion for criminal justice reform and wants to serve as a voice for those who are voiceless.

Coach type: Person with addiction and loved one

Coaching since: 2021

Lived experience:
My addiction to meth started very young – it’s something I grew up around. I had several years of wellness before relapsing in 2015 and spending three years in federal prison for drug-related charges. Once I finally accepted help from others, I was able to find the support and connection I needed for long-term wellness. I want to be that person who sees the best in someone even when they can’t.

Professional background:
I’ve worked in the food industry on and off for several years. Additionally, I was as an addiction counselor for three years and worked closely with pregnant women and mothers.

Expertise:
Criminal justice system, high-risk populations, mental health, mindfulness

Interests:
My biggest joy comes from spending time with my son and husband. We like to take our Great Dane for walks, visit family, go fishing and enjoy a good meal! I also enjoy going for a run, doing yoga or spending time with a good book.


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