I am a proud Combat Veteran of the US Army, 82nd ABN Div. I am a co-founder of "Veterans for Progress" at Oregon State Hospital where I have been employed for 28+ years. I also serve on the Executive Board of Directors for Dual Diagnosis Anonymous. I have known for years that I am an expert on my own life and that the wisdom I seek often lies within me. I am passionate about serving and empowering others. I love to walk with others as they discover their truth and grow in their ability and courage to speak it, loudly and proudly!