Tim has been a Certified Peer Specialist for 6 years and is now in his second year as a Peer Specialist Trainer for the Missouri Credentialing Board. He is also involved with the Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and sits on the St. Louis City/County CIT Council, the State CIT Council, and the State CIT Working Committee as the State Lived Experience Representative. He has helped with officer training in the St. Louis Area for the last 3 years focusing on suicide intervention. Tim is passionate about Recovery and has devoted his life efforts to helping others find and walk their personal recovery paths. Tim is certified in Mental Health First Aid, is a QPR Instructor, and is trained in Trauma Informed Care and Suicide Intervention and Prevention. Tim has received multiple awards for his work as a Certified Peer Specialist and envisions a collaboration of Law Enforcement, Corrections and Mental Health workers that will allow those with behavioral health disorders to not only integrate with their communities, but be given the opportunity to strive to reach their full potential.