Upon graduating Jaywalker Lodge, we have a coin out ceremony with peers and staff. This gives everyone a chance to share their experiences and give hope in future endeavors. I still have my coin and look at it with great memories of my time at the Lodge. During a recent expedition to Moab, Utah the men from the Lodge coined out Gerard. Lynn Sanson picked a great venue up on a bluff overlooking the Moab Golf Course. Our guys did a great job reflecting on their time with Gerard which made for a special event. Peyton Ward Alumni Coordinator
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Our very own southern gentleman and scratch golfer, Stanley Jones, celebrated 4 years of sobriety yesterday! Stanley and I sat down for coffee yesterday to reminisce about his last 4 years in sobriety and how his life has completely turned around. Stanley is currently in his last semester at Colorado Mountain College and will be graduating in May with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. He has even been invited to give the commencement speech for all other graduates! Stanley, thank you for leading by example and being proof of the promises of sobriety! Peyton Ward Alumni Coordinator
I first met Wesley when he got to Jaywalker last year. He had just completed La Hacienda and appeared to “have come all the way in and sat all the way down”. In his short time here in our community Wesley has sponsored numerous men, and become a very active member of our alumni community. He currently works at the Lodge as a Technician. Wesley is a great athlete and has truly taken up the Jaywalker way of life. Congrats Wesley! Peyton Ward Alumni Coordinator
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!
What do you get when you take an opiate addicted marine, in 2007, and tell him life is waiting for him out in the Rocky Mountains of Western CO? You get a sober marine celebrating 9 years in 2016! Our very own Dave Santini celebrates his sobriety birthday on the 14th. He is an amazing example of selflessness, perseverance (ran a 50 mile trail race on minimal training this year by the way), and commitment to helping others in the way he was once helped himself upon his arrival to Jaywalker Lodge. Dave is my brother and I’m extremely proud and happy to say, “congrats you banana head!” Brendon Kerton, M.A. Landing Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge
In the process of transforming lives in the Expedition component of Jaywalker, both clients and staff occasionally get bent, twisted and broken. We do everything possible to mitigate risk and protect every participant from injury but sometimes excrement happens. When it does, it’s important to have staff and volunteers with medical training to care for an injured client. Medical training and the ability to apply those skills to a patient in the field are paramount. As a caregiver you may have a soothing voice, be able to do a healing voodoo dance or burn some nasty incense, but if you don’t know how to stop bleeding or treat for shock the patient is not going to be impressed or even alive to watch your gyrations. Prior to being visited by Santa Claus this past December, Yukon Cornelius, aka Dave Krimstock participated in a Wilderness First Responder course in Boulder. A…
We walked together making this family program the quintessential Jaywalker experience. We had men from our whole continuum, Lodge, Solutions, Sober-Living and MIOP, proving to all that remaining in our care is a good thing to do. Jacquie calmed us down while Art Kleinschmidt showed his many skills. The mountain gave us perfect snow and Chef Brian had a baby. A Jaywalker man stepped up, selflessly helping in our new dad’s absence. The techs, Seth, Tony, and Cable were instrumental in keeping our families happy while Steve Shipway became known as more than just a facilities assistant and cook; he is now known as a fine chef and dedicated man and friend. Thanks to all those who gave of themselves to make this family program a great success and congratulations to our Chef and his bride for sharing with us the birth of their first… Vincent Trom. To the staff:…
Jaywalker Lodge is nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley on Main Street in Carbondale, Colorado. Jaywalker’s recreational programing has access to Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Glenwood springs and Carbondale trail systems, parks and resorts. Our goal with Jaywalker clients is to incorporate recreation in communities other than our home in Carbondale. We travel with our clients to experience recreation and AA in other Colorado communities like Vail, Winter Park, Keystone, Breckenridge, and use the 10th Mountain Division Hut system on guided trips. Exposure for our clients to learn to travel, recreate, and integrate in different communities is a crucial skill in recovery. We offer safe and supportive programing to take full advantage of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in all seasons.
On Tuesday, our very own, Peyton Ward celebrated 3 yrs of continuous sobriety! Peyton came to Jaywalker Lodge in the winter of 2013. He had a lot work on and he went about doing just that. In the 3 short years Peyton has been in our community he has gone from client, to tech, to alumni coordinator. He has also gone from addict to Ironman completing his first full Ironman last August. Peyton is a colleague and a good personal friend. I’m very proud of him and I hope you all join me in extending him a huge congratulations on his 3 years on continuous recovery! Brendon Kerton, M.A. Landing Program Supervisor Jaywalker Lodge
12 years of sobriety for Stacy Lee, that’s as she noted 4,380 days of continuous sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Stacy Lee is a fantastic Mother, wife and Friend. Her journey has led her to a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and a solid foundation in the community of AA. She actually did not shed a tear this weekend through UCLA’s loss to the Trojan Nation as she carries degrees from both universities. What’s most amazing about Stacy Lee is that she represents peace and safety to so many. She is a healer and the safest of containers for so many who are suffering. We here at Jaywalker our both proud of her as a provider of care but mostly as a safe place for our guys to go to find their spiritual path. Great job Stacy Lee! We are proud of you and thankful for the love & Light you bring into each…