I grew up in Minneapolis, MN and first moved to Alaska, Kodiak Island, when I was 21. I am the proud father of four amazing, compassionate, forgiving, and funny children. I’m also blessed with a supportive and loving wife who I’m grateful to grow old with. I began working with VOA AK in 2011 and have learned so much about substance use, alcoholism, recovery, and treatment services in my time here. I’m grateful for their support through the dark times in my life. I’m passionate about bringing light to the darkness in others’ lives like VOA, my recovery community, my friends, and my family did for me. Peer support Services and youth engagement in healthy, safe, and supportive relationships, activities, and lifestyle is my “why” for why I come to work every day.
Program Director, Access & Engagement