Tag: Adam Mink

Boomerang is Hiring

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Jaywalker’s favorite coffee stop, Boomerang Coffee Company, is now hiring! Boomerang is a local not-for-profit coffee shop that uses all profits to help individuals struggling with substance abuse. They are looking to fill part-time and full-time positions. No experience is required, but any time spent in the service industry helps! Come by and visit us to see what we are all about and to pick up an application.

Fancy Fridays

Boomerang Coffee Company is excited to announce the implementation of Fancy Fridays! Casual Fridays are a thing of the past and the boys at Boomerang Coffee Co are starting a new trend. We are also excited to announce that we are a Kendama dealer and will have all of the newest Kendama’s! Come by this weekend for a 20% discount for mentioning this blog!

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What does Boomerang’s Coffee Shop Manager, Adam Mink, do on his days off? He goes huge at Aspen Snowmass! Be sure to follow Jaywalker Lodge’s Instagram account to see what our staff and alumni are up too! To follow us on Instagram click here Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

Adam Mink Celebrates 5

Having never met a situation that he can’t handle, Adam Mink, decided the best way to celebrate his 5 years of sobriety was to anticipate and surprise his own surprise party. But before we reached this milestone for our beloved coffee shop manager and the local barista guru, we take a look back at how he got to where he is today. Monsieur Mink has found multiple ways to not only entertain himself but also everyone else around him! Whether it is shooting clays, pulling in monstrous trout out the river, shredding the sickest powder known to man, dirt biking with his homies, hanging out with his girlfriend, becoming a Kendama master or pouring out our hearts into latte art, Adam has been busy and keeping everyone around him on their toes anticipating what’s next. We don’t always know what to expect with him, so we were all eagerly anticipating…

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Coffee and Community for a Cause

Jaywalker would be nothing without the Carbondale Community , which has looked us in the eye, embraced us, and given us a second chance.” Bobby Ferguson, Founder of Jaywalker Lodge.” Second Chances ! Without them, most of us in the Recovery community would be lost or worse. Bobby Ferguson’s second chance resulted in Jaywalker Lodge, which has been helping alcoholics and addicts realize theirs for the last nine years here in Carbondale. Bobby’s vision for Boomerang Coffee Company ( formerly the Blend) is multi-faceted. Boomerang will provide employment opportunities for clients, alumni, and others in the community. Those in recovery will have another safe place to socialize and integrate into the community. Finally, all net profits from Boomerang will support the efforts of A Way Out, an Aspen based non-profit which provides a “Hand-Up” to addicts in need. Executive Director, Liz Means, and several board members were on hand Thursday…

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Because I am Sober

I get to pay my bills, I get to go to work, I get to go to the dentist, I get to make my bed and clean my house, all because I am sober today. This weekend, I got to dirt bike in Moab, snowmobile in the Rocky Mountains, and ski in Aspen, all because I am sober. What will you do because you are sober today? John Schneier Director of Outreach and Alumni Relations

Chester Turns 4

I first met Chester the day that he walked into Jaywalker Lodge. I was a client at the time and immediately sized up the new kid. Just another Texas boy out of his element in the Rocky Mountains was my initial assessment. The next week I found myself skiing with Chester at Snowmass. I wanted to ski the expert terrain on Hanging Valley Headwall and was able to convince the new-to-snow Chester that he would be fine up there. I told him I’d stay with him and help him down. Within 5 minutes of dropping in I had lost the guy. The snow was good, and I still hadn’t quite grasped the idea of other-centered behavior, so I rationalized that Chester could take care of himself. When I loaded onto the bus at the end of the day, already in the back sat a fuming Chester. Apparently that had been…

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Reunited with the Jaywalker Family

Up until three months ago my life had become overtaken once again by the beast of addiction. I had become a cripple on a couch. Another job lost and a lot of strained relationships. I was fearful to do anything except get to a liquor store. I had been beaten once again into submission. I knew I couldn’t make it any longer the way I was going.   Scared as hell, I jumped in the car and drove, obliterated, to CeDAR in Denver, CO. Still without surrender, and with a lot of drama with police and staff, I was accepted on a ten-day-evaluation. Still no true change of heart, I felt relief. I was going to get the help I needed. It took almost a week to get over feeling sorry for myself, and some convincing not to just walk out. I ended up staying, and after a few days…

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Shredding Sobriety, Mink hucks 4 big ones

In 2010, I came back to Jaywalker Lodge to be a counselor intern during my last semester in Graduate School. When I got back all of my friends were talking about this guy who had gone through Jaywalker Lodge while I was away. His name was Adam Mink. Apparently, he was a great guy, good for our community, and just happened to shred on skis and killed it on a mountain bike. I asked if he was alcoholic. They said, oh yeah, he’s that too. During that fall Adam and I were introduced and I liked him right away. I saw a young man who was really engaged in life and engaged with his friends. He was walking the program and seemed totally authentic. We would see each other at Dos Gringos getting coffee and run into each other in meetings or in town. Every time I saw him he…

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Brendon Celebrates Six Years

On January 5, 2014, Brendon Kerton, counselor and supervisor at The Landing, celebrated six years of sobriety. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Brendon looked to head West at a young age, enrolling in classes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City immediately after high school. He graduated with a degree in history and forged a strong connection with the mountains surrounding Salt Lake. Years later that same connection would bring him to Carbondale, CO, and Jaywalker Lodge, following an intense battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Following his completion of Jaywalker Lodge and Solutions Brendon stayed in the valley where he had begun to form deep relationships with other sober men. He started running for exercise with one of these friends. Innocent enough one would think. However, soon he was signing up for his first marathon. Marathons were good, but they just weren’t enough. Today Brendon has…

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