We are thrilled and honored to announce our Spirit of Leadership Award Recipient, Special Guest & Keynote Speaker : Robert Veeder.
Watch for the upcoming announcement of our 2019 California Spirit Awards!
Spirit of Leadership Award Recipient, Special Guest & Keynote Speaker
- Our keynote speaker is someone you definitely don’t want to miss, as featured on TV and in numerous magazine articles, including People Magazine, we are thrilled to welcome L. Robert Veeder as our Special Guest Speaker:On November 1st Robert Veeder celebrated his fifteenth year of sustained remission from substance use and dependence. Robert was in a drinking and driving accident in 2003 that sadly cost six people their lives. He was incarcerated as a result of that accident from 2003 until 2012. After his release in 2012 Robert and his wife moved to the Rochester area where he pursed a Health Science Degree with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling from Brockport College. Robert Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015 and has been passionately working as an addiction therapist ever since at a local outpatient facility. Robert is happily married, madly in love with his wife, has a five-year-old daughter named Story, is a prolific writer, a juggler, a musician who plays banjo, piano, accordion, ukulele, and occasionally a djembe. He is passionate about the recovery community and excited about the opportunity to not only help people achieve abstinence, but more important to achieve lasting peace and happiness.
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