Derrick Tinsley is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist and Executive
Director of People Engaged in Recovery (PEIR). His experience in the field of addiction spans 10 years. His diverse background in recovery and coaching athletic sports program and administration has been a tremendous value to the PEIR. He has a Master’s in Sports Management, from the United States Sports Academy. Derrick currently serves in several 12 step groups, both in person and virtual groups experiencing issues associated with addiction. He also is the founder and Head Coach of Marlins Swimming, a program formed in 2012 to address drowning in minority youth and competitive swimming with Mobile County Aquatics League and USA Southeastern Swimming.
Barbara Crutchfield is the Administrative Specialist at PEIR, She provides administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the office. She supports the Outreach Trainers, Outreach Workers and Program Specialists through a variety of tasks related to the organization and communication at PEIR. Her duties are to be completed accurately and delivered with a high quality and on a timely manner. She is responsible for confidential and time sensitive materials and is familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices and procedures at PEIR.
My name is Kevin Dunne and I am a person in long term recovery. That means I have not had a mood or mind altering substance since 4/14/2013. I have been certified as a Recovery Support Specialist since 2017. I am currently the Outreach Trainer for the southeast section of Alabama for PEIR. I absolutely love helping those battling substance use disorder.
My walk in Recovery started in January of 2017 at the Wings of Life in Mobile Alabama. Since that faithful day my life has been dedicated to my personal recovery and helping others find true freedom from substance abuse. I am an Assistant Pastor at Northside Bible Church and founder of Agape Life Gardens outreach ministries. I LOVE Jesus and work the 12 steps through the Celebrate Recovery program. My CRSS position is the Outreach Trainer for Southwest Alabama with People Engaged In Recovery. I absolutely love what I do and consider it a great honor to work for P.E.I.R. helping change the face of recovery in Southern Alabama!
My name is Lyndsey Tillery. I came to the Home of Grace in February 2019. God did for me what I couldn't do for myself. He changed my people, places, and things. Through Jesus Christ I live a life I never thought possible. I desire to see other find and maintain recovery as I have. I facilitate aftercare at the Home of Grace on Monday nights. I also work at Rouse's Market in Saraland, AL. I'm grateful to be on board at P.E.I.R as the Operation Specialist Supervisor and work with the team to help others get the freedom that we have found.
Hi I'm Karen Elmore certified recovery support specialist for people engaged in recovery in Mobile Alabama. I'm the outreach specialist for Mobile county helping bridge the gap from active addiction to detox, treatment. I am a person in long-term recovery my clean date is 8-24-15. Through recovery my life has changed. I am an active participant in my family again. I am a happy grandmother with two grandchildren. Because of recovery I am allowed to be an active grandmother. Today I can hold my head up high. If you're struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism please let us know we can help. You do not have to do this journey alone. Help it's just a phone call away.
I am a 65 year old Outreach Peer Support Specialist that is enjoying a 19 year run in sobriety. I am blessed with the opportunity to help people suffering from inactive and active substance abuse. I am presently working with people making important efforts and steps while transitioning back into society from the Alabama Probation and Parole Day Reporting Center
Pat Carter, CRSS is one of the Outreach Specialists who serves Baldwin County. He became a person in long-term recovery in May of 2018, finding his path in Refuge Recovery and later Recovery Dharma, which are part of worldwide, peer-led, grass-roots programs that utilize Buddhist practices and principles as a path to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Along with providing recovery resources, transportation, and mentoring people, Pat also facilitates Recovery Dharma at PEIR's community center. He has also been a member of the Meditation Center of Alabama sangha for several years, volunteering and teaching on occasion. He is currently being trained to become a Meditation Facilitator through Wild Heart Meditation Center in Nashville, TN. Pat is committed to giving back and being of service to the community, including the underground music scene that he is still active in.
My name is Shaneka and I struggled with substance use since I was a teenager. In 2017 I was at my lowest after delivering my second child and still struggling with my addictions. I decided to go to a 90 day treatment facility for women with babies. I graduated that program, joined Anonymous meetings and got a Sponsor. Today, I am 3 years clean. I am a Certified Recovery Support Specialist and I get to work with a special population of women that are pregnant, just delivered or who have dependent children who struggle with substance use.
Hello my Name is Erica and I am a Certified Recovery Support Specialist & Outreach worker. That works in various areas for P.E.I.R. My aim is to To advocate and Educate those seeking resources and solutions for family members and personal means to navigate a pathway of Recovery that keeps the Individual engaged and working to reach there goals and achieve there own victories of S.U.D disorder. Today my passion and Heart is to help others find there own light out of the darkness. Community and Unity is a key element to success and we provide that at P.E.I.R. Everyday that I purpose and choose recovery, allows me the ability to share my experience, strength & hope with others that need hope restored into there lives. We do recover. And today I am Humbled, Blessed & Grateful to come along the side of "Anyone" who is tired weary and wants to surrender the old ways and to find Freedom, Purpose & Joy in Recovery.
My name is Lori Flynn and I'm a grateful person in long-term recovery. I was born in Mobile, Alabama and moved back in 2013 after being gone for over 30 years. I believe in this community and I believe in the work we do at P.E.I.R. Together we can bridge the gap between substance abuse and recovery.
Hi! My name is Kristen Montague and I am a greatful person in long term recovery. My purpose and passion are to support and encourage others that are struggling with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. I am a CRSS and part time Outreach Specialist at People Engaged In Recovery. I was once a hope to die drug addict for many years, who never could imagine a way out. I work a 12 step program, practice meditation and am involved in service work to help carry the message of recovery. Today I have a choice and I choose to help others in their journey find freedom form active addiction and to give hope that we do recover in every aspect of our lives and we never have to do it alone.
My name is Deborah Ford and I am a certified peer support specialist at People Engaged in Recovery. My life started over when I was 40 y/o when I gave my life to the my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and so began my journey of lasting sobriety. I lived the life of a substance abuser for 26 years but now I help others on their path to recovery. I share my experiences as the life of an addict but most importantly how I got free from the chains of addiction. It is so rewarding to see someone else achieve success in their recovery and know I had a small part in it. I know if I can do it they can too. With God all things are possible! It is my calling to help others, give them hope in a better life, and share what God has done for me. P.E.I.R. is great place for people to come get support and a great group of people I call my friends to work with.
My name is Amanda and I'm in recovery.I am from escambia county I had struggled with substance abuse for 26 years also have had to work through childhood trauma ,abuse,and neglect . Those issues in my life kept me stuck in myself believing there was no way out. I had to take many paths to find my way to recovery, greatfully by working the steps and the help through my higher power I have found my way to a different life that makes me happy. Today I am able to enjoy life and hopefully help the next person find their path