Coach type: Person with addiction and loved one

Coaching since: 2021

Lived experience:
I’ve been surrounded by family addiction my whole life. My own alcohol addiction started when I was a soldier in the Army. I had a period of sobriety while I was overseas, but my drinking took off again once I came back. I was drinking every day, even before I went to work. Once I finally realized how much I was leaning on the bottle and what it was doing to my family, I knew I needed to get well.

Professional background:
I joined the Army right out of high school and served for more than seven years. I was stationed in Alaska and Colorado and was deployed to Afghanistan for 10 months in 2018. I learned a lot during my time in Army, including leadership, humility and the reality of how prevalent problematic use is within the military population.

Expertise:
Military, PTSD, family support

Interests:
I’m all about my family – we do almost everything together. I’m a girl dad of a 6-year-old, Aleena, and two 2-year-olds, Gabby and Aaliyah. My fiancé, Charnecia, and I also have a dog and two cats. I enjoy playing football and my fiancé is a former swimmer; we’re very active and travel as much as we can.


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