Joe’s family moved to Las Vegas in 1978 when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Western High School in 1985 and has worked for Safe Electronics since 2002 as an IBEW Low Voltage Senior Technician. Joe’s 19-year-old son Reese died in 2011 due to an overdose of heroin. The unbearable loss and profound pain that Joe experienced tormented him for a year. Upon the first “Angel Anniversary” of Reese’s death, a group of grieving parents with similar stories decided that they needed to help other families impacted by the opioid crisis. In June 2013, the nonprofit There is No Hero in Heroin Foundation formed to provide support and financial assistance for those seeking long term sobriety from opioid addiction. In the last five years, TINHIH Las Vegas has become a leader in the recovery community as well as a vocal advocate for sustainable recovery programs at the local, state and federal level. Along with Board Members Donn Jersey and Jeffery Horn, Joe advocated for the creation of the Clark County School District’s Mission High School in downtown Las Vegas which opened in the Fall of 2017.
Keegan has been in Las Vegas for over 25 years and isin long term recovery. Sobriety has saved his life and provided him with a new one where he can now make positive use of his technology skills. Keegan started his own computer repair service right here in Las Vegas by the time he was 17 and has been involved in several emerging technology markets year after year. He is excited to provide his experiences in recovery & technology to further help APG in providing a safe and fun place for the youth to explore ways in establishing their own recovery.
Melonie is a person in long term recovery, originally from San Francisco, she moved here in 2003 without much of a plan. After some time she found herself on the road to recovery, while managing a sober living house. When Melonie isn’t being of service to the recovery community, she spends most of her time with her family. She loves the movies, especially action movies. The one thing she loves to do most is to help others, which is what broughther to the Alternative Peer Group.
Tyler spent his childhood living back and forth from Soldotna, Alaska and Las Vegas. He has been a permanent resident here since 2012. He participates in his own recovery on a daily basis. Tyler is passionate about reaching his hand out and helping the next one in line. In 2017 he completed Freedom House in-patient program where he was introduced to a 12 step fellowship that he is an active member of today. He loves working in the recovery field both as the house manager for Nicks House soberliving and as the Youth Coordinator for Alternative Peer Group Las Vegas.
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