Paul Anderson is the manager of programs and spiritual care at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center. He has worked in the field of addiction for the last 30 years. In addition to his work in addiction, Paul has spent 11 years in public education working with students in many different capacities. He has a deep passion for helping people recover from the damaging effects active addiction has had in their lives and find hope through the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps. Allen Berger, PhD, is a psychotherapist who has written extensively about the experience of recovery, emotional sobriety, and the psychological forces operating within the Twelve Steps. He is author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends, 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, and 12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery. Roger Bruner is a renewal specialist at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center, a 40-year member of the recovery community, a spiritual director, and founder of "The Gathering with Roger B." He also serves as director of Gopher State Tape Library, Inc., a nonprofit recovery-based recording service. JoAnn Campbell-Rice is a popular speaker at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center. JoAnn spent nearly 10 years in many different roles at Hazelden Betty Ford. She is a former professor of writing, and is currently a coach with Bright Line Eating and has a private practice of spiritual direction in St. Paul, Minnesota. Joseph Caravella earned his Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2013, for which he would later serve as adjunct faculty. Joe is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor who has been working in residential care since 2014. An esteemed lecturer, public speaker, and educator; but more importantly, a seeker of truth and communion with the Divine. Richard Choate is currently an adjunct instructor with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He has also worked with Hazelden Publishing in the development of products focused on Twelve Step recovery and living skills. Richard brings 45 years of theater and presentation experience to every workshop. He is passionate about recovery from addiction and in bringing a message of hope and possibilities. Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and dharma heir with 20 years' experience in the Twelve Step community. Author of Inside the Grass Hut, he travels across the United States teaching Zen and secular mindfulness. Donald Elverd, PsyD, LP, has been a senior staff psychologist with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for 26 years. He was a sergeant with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He spent two years in army hospitals due to injury, and he has practiced a program of recovery for the last 44 years. Russell Forrest, MA, worked and trained with Hazelden for nearly 20 years. After that, he served as Program Director of Sunshine Coast Health Centre in British Columbia. Russell currently works as a therapist in the Toronto-based Bellwood sex addiction treatment program. He is co-author of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Guide for Men, and has written a study guide to the book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Russell's belief that "our stories tell us what we need to do," is a cornerstone of his clinical work. He currently resides in Nova Scotia, miles and years from his birthplace of New York City. Rusell regards his walk on the sober side of life as his greatest accomplishment. Mary Hayes Grieco is a respected spiritual teacher based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Author of Unconditional Forgiveness and The New Kitchen Mystic, Mary works as an intuitive counselor and coach at The Well Healing Arts Center in Minneapolis. Darel Grothaus is an addiction and recovery counselor working with patients at Hazelden Betty Ford in Newberg, Oregon. Darel is also a popular speaker, spending the past 20 years leading lectures, weekend retreats and intensive workshops focused on the specific work of Dr. Carl Jung and Debbie Ford, which focuses on the holistic integration of the darker and golden aspects of our individual and collective human shadows. Fred Holmquist recently retired after a 40-year career in the field of addiction and recovery services. He directed the Lodge Program at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center since its inception in March of 2002 . Fred draws on a variety of sciences and wisdom traditions in teaching the life principles of the Twelve Steps. Will Hudson is a renewal specialist at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center. A popular presenter and lecturer, Will brings authentic love, knowledge, humor, and compassion with him wherever he goes. Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained "precisely" in the AA Big Book he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats. Carrie Kappel, BS, RN, LADC, is the assistant director of Hazelden’s Health Care Professionals Program and coordinator of the Nurse Professionals Program in Center City. She is a registered nurse as well as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and serves as a committee member for the Nurse Peer Support Network in Minnesota. Don Karsky, a former addiction counselor, is a drum circle facilitator with more than 50 years of drumming experience. He has facilitated drum circles for Hazelden, the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health, and the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Julie Karsky, yoga instructor at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center, is certified in all levels of YogaFit. She teaches "yoga for recovery," young children, elders, first-timers, experienced practitioners and those with chronic pain, sharing an extraordinary level of love and light. Lisa Marini, CBHC, is a brain health coach, certified hypnotherapist, Neurosculpting® facilitator and an integrative nutrition health coach. Lisa is dedicated to bringing an understanding of the brain and the critical role it plays in every area of life, including addiction recovery, goal setting and stress relief. Marini founded her Brain Health Coaching practice with the mission to aid individuals in recovery, health, performance, relationships and personal development. Bob Navarra, PsyD, LMFT, MAC, is a popular presenter at couple workshops and professional conferences, he has trained therapists nationally and internationally on his research-based relational model of recovery. Publication credits include numerous articles on Gottman Method Couples Therapy and on couple recovery. Marty O., LADC, is an addiction counselor with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He helped develop the day treatment outpatient program in Center City, Minnesota and is passionate about helping others on their recovery journey. Prior to his career in addiction counseling, Marty worked as a motivator and trainer. René Sternau, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. René previously served as director of Family Care and Counseling at the Johnson Institute. René specializes in addressing emotional, physical and sexual shame, focusing on healing wounds in both individual lives and in relationships, and he is a national speaker on team building, resilience, parenting and relationships. Sara Stromberg is a dedicated member of the recovery community. She is passionate about helping people. Annetta M. Sutton, MA, AAPC, is the founder of Five Point Consulting. She brings more than 25 years’ experience in recovery, leadership, and spiritual counseling. Her professional life includes work in the private and public sectors as an educator, author, and speaker. She is the author of Catholic Alcoholic: A Witness to Addiction and Redemption, and she has developed several grief programs for children and adults. Sandra Swenson is the author of The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction, and Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children, Sandra Swenson is a voice for moms and parents living in the place where love and addiction meet. Teesie Vallero is a renewal specialist at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center and on staff at the Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training. She has a private practice as a forgiveness coach and Reiki master practitioner at The Well: Healing Arts Center in Minneapolis. Fran Williams, PsyD, LP, LMFT, is a clinician, educator, and senior psychologist for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where she works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is an adjunct professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minnesota, and St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, as well as a member of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.