I began working on the Govenor's Substance Abuse and Violent Crimes Advisory Board for the State of Wyoming, in July of 2006, at age 20. I am a strong advocate for youth in crisis and recovery from drug addiction. I started out by traveling around the state, speaking out about meth. I use my personal experiences after being addicted to drugs and being in recovery to help others look at their personal lives and to empower them to make good choices.
I assisted in promoting the "Addiction" documentary that was on HBO in March 2007. I was featured in The Patnership for a Drug-Free America's, Road to Recovery Project, where I was taped for public service announcements which have been released and shown throughout the United States. I was also involved in the Youth Anti-Meth Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policies, where I shared my personal story, which was used on a poster that is being shared all over the United States. I served on The Community Action Board as a Youth Advocate, where we developed a County Methamphetamine Strategy.
I am now working for the State of Wyoming, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division, where I assist with the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant, meth education and awareness, serve as the Wyoming Affiliate for the Patnership for Drug Free America, and avocate for recovery. I am the President of the Cheyenne Oxford House and the Chairman of Oxford House of Wyoming Chapter 1. I now travel all over the United States, attending conferences and speaking out on drug addiction issues. I am also the Chairman of the Education and Media Committee for the Cheyenne-Laramie County Meth Intitiative.
I believe there is alot more work to be done in regard to our youth and drug addiction and I will continue to advocate for those in need.