A veteran in the addiction field with over 20 years of experience, Joel began his journey into the field of substance abuse treatment as a young adult when he started on his own path of recovery. It didn’t take long for him to develop a passion for helping others and as when the opportunity arose, he began working as a counselor for the program he got sober in. Over the next decade he developed a knack for supporting young adult clients and families in the early recovery process through intervention planning and implementation, case management, counseling, admissions, and business development. In his twenty years of working in the substance abuse realm he has worked in every level of care, most recently landing with Hope Restored in order to assist patients who are in need, get started on their journey to recovery. In his spare time, Joel is an avid lover of all things outdoors including hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.