I was originally certified by John Woodruff, B.J. North, and Khatera Aslami in June 18, 2010. I became an Employment Certified Peer Counselor by Recovery Innovations on February 6, 2015 by lived experience; and not through employment training. Prior to becoming a Peer Counselor, I actively advocated for accountability of non-effective services for a year at State level, in Sacramento, Ca., as a ACBHCS Client Stakeholder Representative. I worked from the ground floor with Jennifer Mullane in the developmental concept of "Change Agents" and participated on the advisory committee for the Adult System of Care of ACBHCS. I am a Certified USA Mental Health First Aid Person. I am a Toastmaster and have extensive experience in speaking on social injustices. In my opinion, sharing your story is the most powerful wellness tool because it permeates social awareness which brings about social change unto social inclusion.