I grew up on the North Shore area near Chicago, just minutes away from The Farm. I have lived all over the country since moving away for college. My own substance abuse and mental health struggles interrupted my path to college graduation and led me to treatment program after treatment program. I ultimately completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Maine and I am currently studying to be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
I moved back to the North Shore to live at Providence as a resident seeking support. Authentic connections and genuine care are integral to the culture of PF. My connection to the community has helped me sustain sobriety and find purpose and meaning. PF staff provided respectful leadership and a spirit of collaboration, an approach that felt like they saw me as an individual versus just another client. I am deeply passionate about serving the community that so warmly gave so much to me.
A bit about me! I love sports. I spend much of my free time playing golf, and I love golfing with PF friends as well as old high school friends. Despite the fact that we live all over the country, I am very close with my family and grateful for the re-built relationships we formed as I recovered. My dogs, Cyclops and Ness, bring me great joy and they are my babies. Running around with them provides a great excuse for me to get outside and stay active.
I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with PF residents along their recovery paths. It is exciting to work in tandem with the people who supported me – and who have now become my colleagues. I look forward to sharing in your path through recovery.
Listen to a podcast by Guy Sutherland here: The “Fast Track” and Why it’s Not All That’s It Made Out to Be