Meet the Recovree coaches! All of our coaches are certified peer recovery supports specialists (CPRS) with lived-experience. They bring empathy, resources, guidance, and numerous other benefits to people who are seeking recovery. They provide one-on-one, personalized coaching that can be delivered anytime, anywhere. Get to know them below!

 
 
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ali

Bio: I am a full time college student at St Catherine University, (only 2 semesters left!!!) I am using this time to major in marketing. I am also a 6 year Marine Corps Veteran. Recovery has given me the empowerment and confidence to live my life 100% genuinely and live the life I never knew I wanted. 

Sobriety Date: January 24th, 2016

Hobbies: Traveling, working out, stepping outside my comfort zone, hanging out with my nieces and nephew, and all things coffee. I am passionate about helping others discover their voice. As I like to say, "I don't want to be a voice for those in recovery, I like to help those in recovery find their voice.” I am also passionate about figuring out we "market" recovery and not just treatment. 

 
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lucia

Bio: I began work in the field of recovery as a Peer Recovery Specialist at Wayside Recovery Center. After a year partnering with clients, I transitioned to be the Education & Prevention Specialist with Wayside. I continue to work with PRS's and help build awareness about the work they do. 

Sobriety Date: May 22nd, 2013

Hobbies: Reading, card games with friends, travel, running, being outside as much as possible in the spring and summer! 


 
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LUKE

Bio: I am one of the co-founders of Recovree with my sister, Melissa (read the founding story here). I am also an Air Force veteran and a person in long term recovery. My passion is to help others find recovery from substance use disorder. 

Sobriety Date: October 24th, 2016

Hobbies: In my free time I love spending time outdoors and with my dog, Titan.

 
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MELISSA

Bio: My work in the recovery field began by volunteering at Minnesota Recovery Connection where I was encouraged to go through training to become an advocate for recovery and a Peer Recovery Specialist. I then served for Recovery Corps, for a year, as a Recovery Navigator at Avivo. Where I obtained my CPRS, along with the upgraded certification of Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Reciprocal. I am actively involved with the Peer Service Alliance, and now work with NUWAY, as their Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. I also attended college to study Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.   

Sobriety Date: November, 22nd 2016

Hobbies: I enjoy being with my family, the cabin and fishing. Fall and Spring are the best times of year. I enjoy volunteering as a family for the community and being involved with the recovery community!