Joshua Smith is a certified peer counselor, a recovery coach, and most importantly, a proud Dad and husband. Josh created a non-profit called Our House, that’s focused on connecting individuals in the community to resources through a peer to peer approach.
Josh currently works at Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and works within Juvenile Correctional facilities, providing employment training and life coaching as well as connecting young people with resources that will ease their transition into the community. Josh is a social justice warrior that leads with compassion, empathy, and a drive to create sustainable community change. When Josh isn’t fighting for system change, you can find him at home with his 6 beautiful kiddos, or bull riding and showing his American Bully dogs. Basically, Josh is a bad ass you want to know.
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Terrance Nelson came to Spokane from Alaska in 2010 beginning his journey of recovery. Over the last 13 years he has explored community building while utilizing person centered care and at the heart of this workshop he shares insight into a core value of his self-care: Exercising Your Yes and Protecting Your No. He brings laughter and stories to share that will help each one in attendance understand the value of self-care and leave refreshed as they go back in to serving others.
Allyssa Jomei is a passionate peer. She is motivated by her own powerful and transformative journey of healing, self-growth and self-discovery. She is described by friends as joyful, silly, empathic and thoughtful. When she is not working, Allyssa loves being outdoors, and spending time with her daughter and loved ones. She feels blessed to be a part of the peer movement that is changing our world for the better!
The curator of creativity and innovator of antics when it comes to Peer support. Highly passionate and dedicated to providing compassionate support to the individuals in co- occurring recovery. Enthusiasm, and strength based beliefs allow for him to get the most of of his community members and partners never hesitating to build bridges when given the chance.