I grew up in Scottsdale and completed my dual Bachelor’s degree with honors in special/elementary education at Grand Canyon University. I have over 15 years of experience in behavior management. Addiction has impacted my life personally at the deepest levels and have lost multiple loved ones, including my brother to overdoses. After living with addiction and alcoholism most of my life, I have been in recovery for almost 3 years and began my career in the field as the health and wellness manager for the past almost year at another reentry program. I am a certified yoga/trauma informed yoga teacher and believe that many others living with addiction can also experience the long-term healing benefits and build their own mental health toolboxes through the programs and holistic ancillary services provided at soul surgery.