To help you better understand my passion for Christian recovery coaching as well as my passion for my faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I’d like to share my story.
Born in July of 1963 in the town of Bellville, New Jersey, I had humble beginnings as one of two children born to lower-middle class parents. My sister, Veronica, would go on to become a successful school teacher for children with special needs, something I am extremely proud of her for. In the summer of 1969, my family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where at age 5 I realized I had an affinity for golf. By age 10, I’d won my first state sanctioned junior golf tournament, and following more success, was playing with a 4 handicap by age 14. Unfortunately, this is when my life would begin to change.
My father and I suffered a rough go of things when he progressively became more and more abusive, both verbally and physically. My love for golf waned, and around the same age, 14, I began to experiment with marijuana and quit golf for good in my junior year of high school.