83 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Michael King)

When I spoke with Michael about his story, I was struck by his zest for life, his humility and his general positivity. His story is a 'fall from grace and get back up and do some good in the world' type. Definitely another story of redemption as a result of not drinking. Whenever I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I will definitely do my best to meet him.

Michael King is the National Director of Outreach & Engagement with Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the voices of the 45 million Americans and their families directly impacted by addiction. Michael's work with Facing Addiction includes national coalition building, oversight of resource development, as well as grassroots and community organizing engagement. 

Prior to working for Facing Addiction, Michael worked for over a decade in the political arena, managing political campaigns in numerous states. His work included Presidential, United State Senate, and Gubernatorial elections. He served as both the Director of Communications and Campaign Director for the Washington State Democratic Party, as a political consultant for a Seattle based firm, and as the Executive Director of Washington state's Senator Democratic Campaign Committee. Additionally, Michael served as a co-chair of Faces & Voices of Recovery's Public Policy Committee, and is a 2018 JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction fellow. He's the proud father of two young children and a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and gambling addictions.

To connect with Michael:

* Twitter: @michaelking1981

* Facebook: Michael King

* Email: mking@facingaddiction.org

* Website: www.facingaddiction.org