Blond woman with black cap and sweatshirt, smiling, leaning against a green wall with an abstract green treet

Peer Recovery Specialist

Where did you grow up?
Boone, Iowa

What are your favorite things to do?
Play with grandchildren, watching grandchildren play sports and motorcycle rides

Tell us about the journey that brought you to Recovery Is Happening?
I lived in addiction for over 40 years. Living in active addiction taught me skills that no longer worked for me. I met Tiffany while she was in drug court with my son prior to Recovery Is Happening opening. She became my sponsor and my mentor. I followed the steps that were laid in front of me, one day at a time. This then lead me to 10 years and 6 months of recovery.

Is there something about you that might surprise us?
I have 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. All are not from step children.

What is your favorite part of being in recovery?
Through my work I have the ability to make amends with my community and my family.