Mary Kate serves as Youth Peer Recovery Coach, serving those age 12-17. By providing a safe environment and utilizing the 12 steps, she believes anyone can find out whom they truly are without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. She also makes it her priority to show people that they can have a good time and not be under the influence, by anything from paintball to just lounging around playing cards.
Mary Kate attended Rise Recovery when she was in her early teens and immediately found friendly faces and open arms. Thanks to the counselors, her peers, and the 12 steps, she found her calling in the field of recovery. Now she hopes to pass on the gift of recovery to anyone who walks through the door, just as the people before her.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with animals, playing with her cat, volunteering at animal shelters, spending time with her mom, going out with friends, attending recovery meetings, and relaxing at home.