Sam has worked in drug and alcohol treatment in Austin for several years and is himself a man in recovery. Since attending treatment 7 years ago Sam has paid it forwarded and helped numerous others find a new life of recovery and sobriety. With lived experience Sam specializes in educating others on multiple pathways to recovery and helping them get connected to the local recovery community. As a Recovery Coach Sam has worked with various populations including those who are experiencing houselessness too those who are new to treatment or have been many times. Sam is also an Artist and is currently working on his MFA in painting at Maharishi International University in their low residency program. As a group facilitator Sam has used his creative expertise to teach Art and help others in recovery find or get connected to their own creative outlets.