Thriving in Recovery
As a young college student, I realized I wanted to help people through the art of theater and pursued a degree in Theatre Education. By the time I graduated, I was in desperate need of help myself. For the next twenty years, I struggled with substance use disorder and mental health challenges. There were many days I was sure I'd lost the battle. Theatre was just another thing left far behind me in a wake of lost dreams and hopes.
Today, to my amazement, I am doing exactly what I set out to do all those years ago. My very winding and divergent path has led me to this precise combination of passion and work. Today, I help people of all kinds find a path to empowerment, resilience, healing, growth, and connection through theater, storytelling, and the guiding principles of recovery coaching. Today, I know I’m doing what I was always meant to do.
"What a great experience I have had these last two days in the company of amazing, gifted, transformed individuals. Thank you both for this wonderful moment in time."
Recovery Storytelling Participant, 2019, CCAR