Tag: Bob Ferguson

Winter Symposium on Addiction Disorders

Jaywalker Lodge will be exhibiting and attending the Psychotherapy Associates Winter Symposium January 29 – February 2 in Colorado Springs.  Please join us in the hospitality suite Tuesday morning from 8am – 11:45am for refreshments and discussion of our programs and best practices.  We will be exhibiting at booth #24.  Bob Ferguson’s talk titled  “It’s All Greek to Me- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Launch of a National Sober College Fraternity” will be Tuesday 1:45-3:15pm. All other details regarding they Winter Symposium may be found at http://cspaws.com

New Jaywalker Website & Video

We have launched our new website! Jaywalker Lodge inspires men in early recovery to engage in an authentic journey of healing and self-discovery built upon personal accountability, deep and lasting friendships, and the belief that absolutely anything is possible in sobriety! We invite you to take a closer look at the Jaywalker experience and our Carbondale, CO community. Click here for our new video!

Bobby Celebrates 24

Happy 24th Birthday to our Founder and friend, Bobby Ferguson! Bobby has inspired us all through his visionary approach to life in sobriety. He is a fantastic husband to his beautiful bride, Andi, and father to his two overachieving and,” oh so kind children, Harry and Calli!” Your amazing family and the creation of Jaywalker Lodge would not have been possible, if not for your 24 years of passionate commitment to the program of AA! Bobby’s recovery is truly a great example of the fact that, “recovery is a promise of your future, not a consequence of your past.” All of us at Jaywalker Lodge thank you for your passionate commitment to the fact that all things are possible for each of us in recovery. Your vision and commitment to create and build Jaywalker Lodge into one of the finest providers of care in the country, is something each of…

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Jaywalker Ethics

Jaywalker Lodge Residential Treatment Center Mural

Yesterday on July 15th, an article was posted on the Behavioral Healthcare website, a site dedicated to the business of treatment and recovery. The article discusses legal and ethical rules in the arena of testimonials and case studies. Bobby Ferguson our owner and founder was quoted several times in the article which also references Jaywalker’s Code of Ethics. Here at Jaywalker, and at other treatment centers around the country, we often use and share our clients success stories as marketing tools. We are obviously very proud of our alumni, and sometimes nothing is more helpful to a man potentially deciding to go to treatment than the testimonial of someone who has been in their shoes. There are several key factors we want to make sure we consider when collecting, sharing, and using these testimonials and case studies. Obtain the clients explicit written permission to use the case for marketing purposes….

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Here’s to another 10 years

Dirk Eldredge addiction team and support

Jaywalker is pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Eldredge as our new Chief Executive Officer. For the last 6 months Dirk has supervised the marketing, admissions and alumni functions. In his new role as CEO, Dirk will also oversee all aspects of administrative, clinical and financial operations here at Jaywalker. Our Founder, Bob Ferguson, is excited to have appointed Dirk in his new role. Bob will continue to be a part of Jaywalker and will be focusing on treatment industry best practices. Bob’s vision and leadership over the last 10 years made Jaywalker what it is today and Dirk will continue to model Bob’s vision. Bob has many aspirations and plans moving forward, it will be fun to watch! Congratulations Dirk and here’s to another 10 years!

Walking the Walk – Congrats to Lois on 25 Years

Lois and daughter sober support

Congratulations to Lois on 25 years of sobriety. It’s a major recovery milestone for a major recovery role model here at Jaywalker Lodge. Much more than “just” our fearless Program Director at Jaywalker Lodge, Lois leads the rest of us towards recovery in every conceivable way. In spiritual terms, Lois walks her talk. In a community like ours – where long term sobriety is precious and prized above all else – Lois shows up daily both as a wise and compassionate treatment professional… and as a humble person engaged and connected to others in her own recovery. For this reason, all of us pay close attention when Lois has something to say. We know it comes from the heart, from personal experience, and what Lois recommends is steeped in wisdom and is rooted deeply in her own recovery. Lois is well known for walking the walk in literal terms as…

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Jaywalker Lodge is Turning 10

Jaywalker lodge residential treatment center

Please join us for a fun filled weekend Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, to celebrate Jaywalker Lodge’s 10th Anniversary.  On Friday, June 5th, we will host a golf outing at River Valley Ranch and backyard BBQ with live music and the unveiling of the Jaywalker Recovery mural.  Saturday will feature workshops and a round-robin softball tournament.  Accommodations for out-of-town alumni will be available… We want you back! Please RSVP if you would like to attend!  To RSVP or for questions, please contact Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com or (970) 704-9292. We look forward to seeing you.

“Remember Me, Hamlet”

Hamlet Director and Thunder River Theatre Company’s founder and artistic director, Lon Winston answers questions regarding our matinee performance. “Remember me, Hamlet” was a quote from the Ghost of King Hamlet played by Jaywalkers own poet laureate and former counselor emeritus Kim Nuzzo. Perhaps the only thing I remembered from Hamlet was “to be or not to be,” a skull, and sword fight – not too surprising ! Much to my delight, and thanks to an amazing production and spectacular acting I found a renewed appreciation for arguably, Shakespeare’s most famous and powerful tragedy. I had a new perspective and understanding of the difficulty of taking action, ambition, and appearances. All of the actors wore masks to represent the duality of the characters and their motivations. I can certainly relate to the wearing of facades during my addictions. I was too busy trying to be the person who I thought…

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Half way to 46

We wanted to pause on this day to applaud our founder & friend Bobby Ferguson for 23 years of sobriety! Pretty cool when a kid from NYC can find not only himself but find it in his heart to help countless others. We are all thankful that Bobby relocated to the Rocky Mountains & executed on his vision of having fun in sobriety by creating Jaywalker Lodge. We at Jaywalker think Bobby’s spirit, passion & focus as a pioneer in the industry of recovery sets him in a special place. At the same time we know what is most meaningful is the kind of father & husband Bobby is to his amazing children & his Bride Andi. We all just want to sit in gratitude on this special day and say, “Thank You.”   It’s funny, Bobby is the only man I know that can harness the respect of all…

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Living Large in Sobriety

If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.” Enjoy life , we did! This past weekend, 13 Jaywalker Alumni and clients joined 200 other people seeking to enjoy life in Recovery. The Harmony foundation held the 3rd Annual National Recovery Skiathon at the Beaver Run resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. The attendees enjoyed 4 days of fellowship, music, comedy, speakers, movies and spectacular snow conditions. The event included participants from treatment centers, Alumni and families, treatment professionals and a great showing from Collegiate recovery programs. Jaywalker was a proud co-sponsor with 20 other national treatment programs. Our own, founder and CEO of Jaywalker, Bobby Ferguson, gave an incredible keynote address Saturday night sharing his vision of Living Large in Sobriety. We enjoyed great music from Nashville recording artist Sonia Lee and hilarious comedy from Kurtis Mathews. Based on…

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