Hi, I’m Kyle and I’ve been in recovery since 2020. I’m a Seattle native and was introduced to travel and the outdoors at a very young age. I joined the Marines out of high school and spent several years traveling the US and abroad. Following my time in the military, I began to work in the restaurant industry and gradually lost my way. More and more of my time was spent drinking and less and less was spent doing the things I once loved.
In 2020 I finally lost the last of my support. While I’d always thought I was fine because I put my family and job before my drinking, in March of 2020 I was single and working in Northern Canada. In one day in early Covid-19 I became jobless and homeless while being 700 miles on the wrong side of the US border. Losing the last of the things I’d used to justify and excuse my drinking was difficult, but ultimately began my journey of recovery. I checked myself in to inpatient recovery and spent 7 months recovering my mental and emotional health. Upon my return to Seattle I searched for an outdoor and event oriented recovery group to help me recover my LIFE rather than just my health. I found Recovery Beyond and have now been working with Recovery Beyond since 2021. Recovery is journey and should be a joy, I look forward to sharing both with you!