Inspired by his own personal journey, Chris is honored to walk beside others as they navigate life challenges. After 27 years in active addiction, with periods of homelessness, Chris turned his life around. He has 26 consecutive years of being substance free. During his years in recovery, Chris served in homeless shelters in Baltimore, Maryland. He also facilitated 12 step programs and mentored both youth and adults at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York. After many years of peer mentoring and group facilitation, he has developed an ease and comfort with emotional processing. With years of street-wise life experience, he has a gift for creating calm in the midst of chaos. The core belief that all individuals deserve dignity and respect is dear to Chris’ heart. He incorporates those values into his daily interactions with all populations.