Meet Newest Staff Member, Angie!

Meet Newest Staff Member, Angie!
Jess Villarreal

Meet Our Newest Staff Member

We are thrilled to welcome Angie to the team as an official staff member. Angie has been involved with Recovery Beyond since 2015 and has been a true advocate for the organization. Her kind and personable nature make her a great fit as a Recovery Beyond Coach. She says, “Never let fear or shame keep you from living the life of your dreams! Stepping into that fear has brought me the greatest challenges and most rewarding experiences of my life!”

In case you don’t know Angie, we asked her a few questions about herself and what she’s looking forward to in her new position. Find out more below!

What excites you about your new role?

What excites me most about this new role is the opportunity to be on the ground floor of helping to grow, expand and create with an organization that has been close to my heart for so many years and impacted my life in such a big way. I’m excited to hopefully bring that same impact to others!

Do you have a favorite Recovery Beyond adventure?

Do I have to pick just one?? There are just so many for so many different reasons. Whether it’s a bowling night to celebrate the start of a new climbing season, a virtual drawing class, a hike that leads to the new experience of standing behind a raging waterfall or yes, standing on top one of the most amazing peaks in Washington State, Mount Rainier…the thing that transformed all of these activities into special moments was the people that I shared them with. It’s just a fantastic community.

How did you hear about Recovery Beyond?

I first became aware of and immediately involved with Recovery Beyond in 2015.  I heard about Recovery Beyond while I was attending the Women’s New Life Program through the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

What do you notice about participants when they attend an adventure?

I’ve noticed that participants who attend these adventures, myself included, even if they come in nervous and unsure of what to expect, possibly with some doubt about what exactly they’re getting themselves into, because of the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere of this community, by the time the adventure is over they’ve got a big smile on their faces and the confidence boost is just emanating from their soul! It’s a truly beautiful thing to witness.

What can someone who is thinking about joining Recovery Beyond expect?

Friendship. Kindness. Adventure. Encouragement. Laughter. Understanding. No judgment. FUN!

What do you hope to accomplish in this role?

I hope to inspire others and create a ripple effect that reaches far and wide!