1.) Share your experience at Prototype

It is an absolute honor to be chosen as the first 2-time Prototype of the Month!  The first time I was selected I feel like it was to recognize me no longer being an alcoholic mess, and this time, we are celebrating the fact that I apparently bounce off of moving vehicles like Gumby!

2.) What is your favorite part about being at Prototype?

At the risk of sounding super cliche, Prototype is my happy place.  I can be unabashedly myself and always feel accepted and welcomed.  It’s where I see all my best friends, where I get time just for ME, and where I have the opportunity to challenge myself doing things I would have never thought I was capable of. 

The coaches and members make Prototype such a special place and I feel so fortunate to have found this community.  The outpouring of love and support, and all the kind words, gifts, dinners, visits, and well wishes during the last couple of weeks have been truly humbling and so incredibly appreciated.  I really am so lucky to have found you people and I love you all! (mean it)

3.) What are your hobbies and activities?

I really enjoy hiking and walking (on sidewalks now) and compete with my mom every week for the most “steps”.  I also enjoy watching football, skiing with my family, and traveling.  I like to cook and I love to eat.

4.) How has Prototype helped you or solved a problem for you?
Prototype is a paramount element of my mental health, my sobriety, and my social well-being.  It’s my home away from home and genuinely an integral part of my life.  After my accident last month, the first thing I asked the EMT in the ambulance was “when do you think I’ll be able to get back to the gym?” 100% TRUE!

5.) Favorite Quote

I didn’t come this far just to make it this far…