Miracles of Recovery

We believe in sharing our past struggles with addiction as well as our successes in recovery, so that others may find hope in knowing that recovery is not only possible, but life changing! Below are examples of individuals who are working a recovery program and thriving as a result. The individuals who have graciously agreed to sharing their stories are people with whom we have shared many experiences and have been able to observe their growth over the years.

Gabriel Minchow
Sobriety Date: 04/06/2014

Since Gabriel found recovery, his life has turned around completely. He went from college drop-out, to the top of his class, earning his MBA with Honors at Eastern Washington University. He is the proud father of two boys who absolutely adore him (as is evident in this video). He works an AA program, attends his homegroup weekly, and sponsors other men who are struggling with alcoholism. In his free time he enjoys playing the sport of disc golf, connecting with his higher power through nature.

Brandon Sturm

Brandon’s alcohol and drug use began when he was in college, and quickly escalated into addiction. Over the course of twenty years he functioned as well as he could but went to treatment five times. Eventually, he could not function anymore. He decided he was finally ready to do what had been suggested, which was to change everything. He gave up his material belongings, career, friends, family, and moved across the United States in pursuit of the new Brandon. He never thought it would be possible to have a wife, children, and career that fulfilled him. Today, he gets to help people overcome the disease that almost took his life, and he is an exceptional husband, father, friend, leader, and business owner.