'm AN ADVOCATE TRAINER, Pharmaceutical Chemist, JOB CREATOR, and SOCIAL CHANGE agent: In the last 10 years I trained 39 Peer Recovery coaches, 9 Certified Peer Specialists, Helped coordinate 345 Resilience Messaging Events, and made Behavioral Health Recovery an Expectation for as many people as possible. I trained 240 sponsored artists/advocates, helped advocates make over 110 conference appearances, and had advocates increase their median advocate business revenue by 10 fold. My agency was the biggest asset-based community development funder of individual behavioral health advocates in the Central States. Our advocates gave 1747 hours of peer input into over 40 projects per year for over 4 years. I'm a JOB CREATOR: I wrote 106 grants and earned 22 of them, with ALL of them completed on time, on budget, and with ALL deliverables as promised. I pulled down over a million dollars of lifetime agency revenue, trained 19 staff people, and paid over 60 contractors per year for 5 years, with the top 20 advocates per year earning a median of $1,700 per year for freelance advocacy efforts.

How Judo Works

After I competed in the Olympics, I coached Judo for 6 years and introduced 300 kids to the sport. I took a break when my work situation wouldn’t allow me to time to market my Judo club. I start back tonight thanks to Dlt Judo Jujitsuand Combat Sports KC who worked out a way to make a free…

Psalm 91 Spoken Word-icized

I’ve just come through a really rough week with an accidental dosing of a hallucinogen, plus my dog being mauled by a pitbull, plus a hugely stressful work interview for a big grant, plus a spiritual emergency. I learned some cool things and had some very fun experiences slightly outside regular reality and time and…

How I met my fiance

I was riding along one day doing my normal fall Saturday routine picking up apples at City Market. I was headed toward my friends to meet for the 3:00 bike ride and this dude asked me, “Do you know where the Heart of America Bridge is?” I said, “Yes, I’ll show you.” I thought he…