Peer Recovery Specialist

Where did you grow up?

Rochester, MN

What are your favorite things to do?

Skateboarding, music and spending time with family and friends.

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

Chronically addicted for 15 years of my life. Ended up homeless for the last 4 years of active addiction. Went through many trials and tribulations that left me wanted more for myself. After doing inpatient treatment I sought out Peer Services at Recovery Is Happening. After obtaining long term sobriety I had found myself wanted to help others in the way others helped me along my journey. Not only have I found a greater sense of purpose in life I have found another community and family.

Is there something about you that might surprise us?

I was homeless for 4 years and living in tents in the woods and under bridges around the area.

What is your favorite part of being in recovery?

Having the capability to enjoy life in a way I never knew was possible. Having the capability to mindful and experiencing genuine laughter and appreciation of life.