Peer Recovery Specialist

Where did you grow up?

Canada until I was 5 years old, then Lake City, MN. I am from Sagkeeng First Nation Aninishnaabe.

What are your favorite things to do?

Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing and connecting with my Native American culture.

Tell us about the journey that brought you to Recovery Is Happening?

There was an employee that worked at Recovery Is Happening that encouraged me to become a peer recovery specialist. I never thought I had anything to offer! After 9 years of clean time I finally took the Peer Recovery Specialist academy at Recovery Is Happening. I have worked as a Peer Recovery Specialist for 3 years at two different organizations in Minnesota.

Is there something about you that might surprise us?

I used to work in the carnival!

What is your favorite part of being in recovery?

Absolutely everything, including the ups and downs. I love it when life isn’t perfect because I grow and evolve. I now have the ability to travel and be a part of new experiences and be present for them.