Committed to the Cause
Josh is a Forensic Peer Support Specialist and Recovery Coach at Kootenai Recovery Community Center in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. He identifies himself as a returning citizen in long-term recovery. He attributes his success in recovery to a supportive family, an innate ability to connect with other people and a faith system that brings him peace during the day to day journey of accepting life on life’s terms.
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Josh relocated to Coeur d’Alene in 2013. It was his goal to move away from Eugene to start his life over. It was in Coeur d’Alene that he realized geographic changes aren’t enough to save you. After finding himself at rock bottom, Josh decided that his life had to change. After an almost fatal overdose, he found the courage to create a new life. It was here that he found his motivation to be successful in recovery. Today, he devotes his life to being a space for others so that they might find their own success. One area of focus in his work is his passion for supporting those with IDOC/criminal justice system involvement who have been impacted by mental health and/or substance use disorders. Josh is inspired each day to share his own recovery experience and believes that "if I can turn my life around, anyone can.”
Josh enjoys camping, hiking, fly fishing, basketball and mixed martial arts. Most of all, he is eager to give back and show individuals in need what it’s like to have someone who truly cares.
Administrative Support Specialist
Hi, my name is Joy and I am a person in long term recovery. For me, I am grateful to say that means that I have not used Meth for 25 years and I am successfully managing a co-occurring mental health disorder. My recovery started with the help of a 90 day program, NA meetings, hard work and the support of friends and peers.
My passion in life is helping others who are struggling with Mental Illness and/or co-occurring Substance Use Disorder. In 2010 I completed Peer Support Specialist training and became involved in community organizations that provide peer-to-peer support. I took the Recovery Coach training in 2015 and have now had the pleasure of working in this field for 7 years. I love being able to walk with individuals on their own path to Recovery, assisting to connect them to the community resources that will help them be successful and just being a source of encouragement and support. I currently work at the Kootenai Recovery Community Center as an Administrative Support Specialist and Certified Peer Support Specialist/Peer Recovery Coach.
I have been married for 24 years, have 4 children and 2 grandchildren - who mean the world to me! In my spare time I like to read and really enjoy learning new things. I am not a big fan of spicy food or seafood and my favorite food is fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.
My name is Jessica Galler and I am a Recovery Coach at the Kootenai Recovery Community Center in Coeur d'Alene ID. I am 31 years old. I have lived on the Coeur d’ Alene reservation all my life as I am a Coeur d'Alene Tribal Native American. I have three children, two girls and one son. My children are my world. I am in long-term recovery and am happier than I've ever been.
I am so grateful to all of those who have been there and helped me through my journey.
Through my personal experiences I can relate to many that suffer from SUD and Mental health disorders and it is my passion to help others become successful in recovery to live the best life possible.