After an extensive professional career in other industries, I transitioned into the field of substance abuse treatment and professional intervention after being blessed with my own recovery from addiction in 2011. As the child of an alcoholic parent and grandparents, my own struggle with this illness emerged in my teens and grew significantly worse over the ensuing years. My chance at a new life finally began when my closest family members removed the support system around me that had unintentionally enabled my addiction.
From a bitter existence as a reclusive, entirely dysfunctional alcoholic to the fulfilling and rewarding life of a world traveler, vocal artist and author, I have experienced for myself the gift of recovery that I am so eager to share with others. Decades of struggle have been repurposed into enormous assets to me in my role as an intervention coordinator, helping families to better understand not only the true nature of the illness of addiction, but the family dynamic around the addicted loved one, including how to effect permanent, positive change for both.