Cody is 28 years old and has been in recovery since 2013. He loves working at 4D cause he gets to “connect with young people on a real level.” When asked about his education, Cody stated he had a CRM, was working on a CADC 1 and had street cred. Many people state that “Cody makes recovery look cool.”
Gaile was 4D’s first hired mentor. She is 32 and has been in recovery since 2013. She has two Bachelor’s degrees from PSU (Sociology and Psychology). She loves working at 4D because she is able to help young people battling addiction get integrated in different pathways of recovery. Gaile is also an advocate for the LGTBQ+ community. She most enjoys watching young clients grow as the “light comes on” as they discover recovery for themselves.
Adrian has been in recovery since 2015. He is a former 4D mentee and say's 4D is a foundation in his recovery. It has been a dream of his to work at 4D and help other young people get clean and sober. He is a father and hopes to show other young fathers in recovery how to be a positive influence in their children's lives.
Mykia is 4D’s first employee who was a former client. She is 24 years old, a mom and speaks spanish. She loves 4D because she is accepted into something that is bigger than herself, something that helps others.
Jaime is bilingual, speaking both english and spanish, which brought him to 4D. After taking the Spanish translated Certified Recovery Mentor training at 4D, he offered to volunteer his time. After six months of volunteer work, 4D was finally able to offer him a full time job. He has over 7 years of recovery and he says working at 4D gives him hope for the youth.
Instead of pursuing a career in fitness, Ivana chose to work at 4D after organizing events as a PCC workstudy student. She loves being able to give back and believes 4D stands for unity, safety and growth. She is really responsible for handling the day-to-operations, organizing recovery events and providing mentor services. Ivana also speaks Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
Tony was recruited to the board in 2013 and has stayed ever since. After completing his term as Student Body President at Portland Community College, he turned all his energy into building 4D. Tony attributes his success to people believing in him and he strives to create the same opportunities for the people in his community. In addition to his role at 4D, he is involved on various addiction Recovery committees, coalitions and advocacy groups. He plans on running for public office after he graduates the Bachelor of Social Work program at Concordia University.