After overcoming his own battle with addiction, Joseph has turned what could be negative into positive by founding Enlightenment Recovery of Santa Cruz. With a passion for helping others, Joseph is motivated by wanting to empower other addicts to overcome their addiction, and benefit the community…one addict at a time.
In the 30 years between 1980 and 2007, Joseph was a General Sales Manager who assisted running multi-million dollar automotive industry companies. Joseph’s own journey is a motivating factor for changing career paths and founding Enlightenment Recovery of Santa Cruz.
Joseph’s professional credentials are as follows:
- Addiction Specialist/Interventionist– 2012
- Drug & Alcohol Certificate – Cabrillo College – 2012
- Human Services Certificate – Cabrillo College –2012
- Pioneer Real Estate School-2007
- Beverly Hills High School – 1980
- Encompass Community Services – 2012-2016
- Volunteer at the Homeless Services Center Santa Cruz CA – 2010 – 2012
- Service Coordinator: assisted in facilitating groups, clothing donation & distribution, meal coordination & distribution, career service center advocate
Our team consists of friends who have helped one another
through support when anyone is in need.
We call ourselves the “Posse”
We enjoy motorcycle riding, music and being of service together.
We are like-minded and trust one another with anything.
John lives in Santa Cruz with his family (wife & beautiful children).
He enjoys helping others.
Hobbies include surfing, working out,
music and riding his motorcycle.
John attended Cabrillo College.
He is a musician.
John’s family founded Hormel Foods.
Mark enjoys being of
service to the community.
He graduated from San Jose State
He’s a General Contractor whose hobbies
include music, golfing and fishing.