Length of sobriety: 3 years, 3 months
Personal statement: I have been a frequent contributor to various LifeRing email groups as well as an attendee and occasional guest convenor of the Seattle LifeRing meeting since discovering LifeRing about three years ago. About eighteen months ago Craig Whalley asked me to take over the virtual convenor duties of the LifeRingSDR meeting. As someone with bipolar disorder, I have a lot of passion around the intersections between mental health and addiction and advocacy for both. I believe that by joining the Board I could help expand LifeRing’s reach as an increasing chorus of scientific voices are showing that the traditional twelve-step approaches are insufficient for many people.