I currently work as the Program Coach for The Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initiative and have recently earned my Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification. In 2020 I began working as the receptionist for Friends In Service Helping (F.I.S.H.). It was there that I was introduced to The Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initiative and began Phase I of their program that helps people in poverty achieve self sufficiency. In July of 2021 I graduated Phase I and shortly after was hired on as the Program Coach. I strongly believe in the power of personal transformation. As a formerly incarcerated person in long term recovery from a substance use disorder and mental illness I have faith in our ability to take our darkest moments and turn them into our greatest triumphs. I understand how difficult change can be, but I also know how rewarding it is. In prison I was fortunate enough to participate in S.T.A.R.S., the N.D.O.C.’s substance abuse program. It is my hope that I can use that experience and knowledge to assist individuals upon their re-entry and beyond. I believe that there is always hope and it is never too late to begin the life that you’ve always dreamed of.