I have been in recovery from alcohol and drug use for more than 25 years. In addition to my certification as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), I have completed the CCAR-based Recovery Coach training conducted by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, as well as the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist course.
I am a journalist by trade and have contributed articles and chapters about addiction and recovery to numerous publications, websites and books and am active as an advocate in the new recovery movement. I have a zeal for many other interests, thanks to my recovery. Many of them are documented on my tforbes.com website.