As program director at St. Paul Sober Living, the main part of my job is to meet with clients individually to talk about successes and struggles in their recovery. I also communicate with families, supervise staff, and design programming content for residents. I enjoy finding creative strategies and methods to connect our clients with the recovery community. Recovery is different for everyone, and we work to meet the individual needs of our residents in any way we can.
I moved from Texas to Minnesota to seek treatment for my own substance use disorder, and I’ve been in recovery since 2009. I spent years working in the restaurant industry, but it wasn’t until I got involved with treatment and recovery that I found my true calling in life. I know firsthand how challenging and miraculous the recovery journey can be, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a resource to others walking the path of recovery.
The most rewarding part of my work is witnessing the change that happens in residents. When they start to love and appreciate themselves and embrace recovery, a whole new world opens up and their lives are forever changed for the better. Those transformations motivate me to continue helping others.
I’m a dog person through and through. SPSL is a dog-friendly company, and I’m always the first to offer to dog-sit when one of my colleagues goes out of town. I love fishing and being outside, and I’m nearly finished with my degree to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. I love my work at SPSL and every day I look forward to helping others find success and happiness in long-term recovery.