Director of Alumni and Recovery Support Services
Michael’s journey into the addiction treatment and recovery world began with her own drug and alcohol addiction and subsequent treatment in December of 2015. Michael went on to get her CPFS Certification (Colorado Peer and Family Specialist) as well as her Recovery Coach Trainer Certification through CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery). Michael serves as Co-President on the National Board for TPAS (Treatment Professionals for Alumni Services) and is also Co-Chair for the Colorado Chapter of TPAS. She hosts a podcast titled “Monday State of Mind” that focuses on how recovery tools can benefit everyone’s state of mind. Lastly, she is a published author of her book she co-authored with two other people in the recovery world titled, “Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim.” Michael is passionate about recovery and chooses to recover out loud.
“Words do not do justice for how much I love Harmony. Harmony is where I got sober. Harmony is sacred. When people leave Harmony they want to come back and connect. Harmony Alumni build incredible bonds with other clients while they are in treatment. It’s extremely special. I understand from personal experience how important feeling a part-of is. It lights me up to be able to make sure connection happens once our clients leave campus and become Alumni. ”