From losing it all to leading a successful business, life can muster up the largest of storms, but through the wind, rain and waves, keeping a hand on the wheel and eyes on the horizon will steady the ship.
Drugs and alcohol were Jonny’s oldest and most familiar friends, the ever present comfort after the passing of his parents, a salve for wrong life choices and failed career paths.
Rehab started at the young age of 15, only to be a recurring event over the next 10+ years including jail sprinkled in a few times. Eventually this won him entry into the St. Louis County Drug Court program. Graduating drug court gave Jonny life skills to help him shed his oldest friend, whose historical roots ran deep. The consistent love and support he received from his family and friends carried him through this recovery journey, and he’s a firm believer that recovery is a lifestyle not an event.
Today Jonny is a proud business owner of two wildly successful and decorated food ventures, the Rambler food truck and MidCoast Catering Co. At the same time, he is constantly involved in the recovery community. Every week, Jonny can be seen mentoring others, and is always there to lend a helping hand, no matter what it looks like.
An honest and authentic relationship with past failures has made Jonny an incredibly humble human being. So much so that he just may not see the loved and respected leader he has become.