Bruce received his National Certifications as a Master Recovery Coach and Certified Addictions Counselor II with the N.A.D.A.I Bruce has 7 years experience working in the field of recovery and substance abuse. He has a strong passion to assist his clients in their recovery processes in a loving, caring and professional manner. Bruce started his own recovery in 2003 and has been very involved in the 12 step community. He enjoys his friends, family, nature, snow skiing, and riding his motorcycle.
Heather Apo has worked as a substance abuse counselor and has also done volunteer work in several recovery advocacy groups at the local and state level. She has worked with state politicians advocating for progressive treatment funding as well as for Prison reforms for addicts. She has knowledge of both real life and professional experience of the process of recovery. Heather believes that process is a design for living that takes time and guidance by people who have a mix of that experience. She states: “Recovery is not a journey that ends in 30-90 days, and it isn’t just a chance to get sober. It is the opportunity to change one’s lifestyle. I am an addict in recovery who was given the opportunity to earn back a life that is happy and productive. This happened because I had people that guided me along the way. I keep what I have by continuing to give back what was given to me. This is not only something I have learned by education or because I have letters behind my name; this is a solution I believe in strongly because I have lived it”.
John has been involved in addiction recovery for 16 years. He owned and operated behavioral health and addiction treatment centers for 6 years where he was also a counselor and interventionist. John is a nationally certified Interventionist, Counselor, III, and a Master Recovery Coach. John is a native of Utah, however he spent 17 years in the Washington, D.C. area as an executive in the communications field prior to returning to Utah in 2000 to pursue his passion of helping others who suffer from the disease of addiction and alcoholism. His great passion and vision for a better recovery model has resulted in the success and growth of HelpNest and has helped advance the methods and modalities of traditional treatment models resulting in much greater recovery success rates for those affected by the disease.
Randi grew up in Utah for the majority of her life, and she loves it here. Randi's passion has always been to help, inspire and motivate people. She is passionate about making a difference and doing everything she can to always grow, change, and evolve. She has been in recovery for almost 3 years. She has worked in a treatment center for the past two years and is a sponsor for women in recovery. Randi is a mom of an amazing 7 year old boy. Randi is very excited to be a part of the HelpNest coaching team.