Having met my partner and co-founder Rachael by happenstance due to a professional inquiry (she reached out to me to recommend a student of hers to a facility that I was associated with) our conversations turned to talking about the groups of people that we both were working with those being primarily first responder types. We realized that we had the same drive and objectives in mind. We recognized that there is a serious growing need for those men and women who are out there everyday and night to help and save others to get some very specialized trauma resolution therapy in a safe environment surrounded by their peers, facilitated by therapists and staff with the training and experience.
After a few months of planning, consultations with some very prominent professionals with public safety experience, talking with Chiefs, officers, union officials and other support people from fire, police and other public safety agencies from coast to coast and most importantly we talked directly with the men and women in uniform (and undercover) on the street to get their input as to what they saw was needed and would make a difference in their lives, we put together a plan for the 11th Hour.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of something that I know will transform into the “go to program” for PTSD and trauma therapy for not only first responders but also for their family members in addition to developing retreats for other peer groups such as domestic violence victims or violent crime victims just to name a few.
It has always been and will continue to be my passion to help others in any way I possibly can…the 11th Hour gives me another amazing path to do just that.