We are lucky.

Every one of us is here for the same reason, but none of us is the same. Just like you, we've walked through the trenches of our own darkness to be here and there's nothing we love more than standing in the light with you. This is the TLC team.

Laura McKowen

Author of the bestselling memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, Laura McKowen is a leading voice in modern recovery and the founder of TLC. She believes deeply in the power of every person to transform through connection to a deeper purpose. She lives on the north shore of Boston with her daughter and two cats.

Laura McKowen
Founder & CEO

Amy Dresner

Amy is a journalist, author, and former comedian as well as a recovering addict and alcoholic. A columnist for The Fix since 2012, her first book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean received rave reviews from readers and critics alike.

Amy Dresner
Meeting Leader

Dharamjeev Kaur

Student first, teacher second, Dharamjeev is a heart centered woman who values the inner work that brings about an unshakable trust in one's self. Indigenous teachings, song and ceremony, Kundalini yoga and meditation are ways that she shows up to the path. Dharamjeev's soul purpose is to empower and hold loving space for others to come home to this place in themselves. She lives in a small ocean mountain town on Vancouver Island in Canada.

Dharamjeev Kaur
Meeting Leader & Community Support

Brooke Mays

An experienced recovery mentor and behind-the-scenes-lady-wizard, Brooke encourages a compassionate approach to recovery. She's a mom to one human and two canines, a veteran, certified yoga instructor, and believes that you miss 100% of the dogs you don't pet.

Brooke Mays
Director of Operations & Meeting Leader

Chris Marshal

Sober since 2007, Chris is a national sober event producer, mental health advocate, and former licensed substance use counselor based in Austin, Texas. In 2017, Chris founded Sans Bar, the first sober bar in Texas which seeks to offer support to individuals across the sobriety spectrum.

Chris Marshall
Meeting Leader

Sarah Mulrooney

Sarah is a lifelong teacher, leader, and lover of dirt. When she’s not mentoring kids and adults in the school setting, you'll find her puttering around in her garden enjoying the unique thrill that comes from growing beautiful things. Sarah understands the blessings of community and the joy and power that can be found in telling the truth about our lives. She hopes to use the decades of experience in teaching and leading to be of service to others in recovery. She lives in rural Connecticut with her wife, step-son, and Maccabee, the Maine Coon rescue cat.

Sarah Mulrooney
Meeting Leader

Baba Sheikh Farid

I thought I was alone who suffered.
I went on top of the house,
And found every house on fire.

Tammi Scott

Tammi is a mild-mannered insurance adjuster by day and a writer/blogger and yoga teacher the rest of the time. She focuses on the yoga of Karma which concerns itself with duty, right action and social justice. She is a recent empty-nester who lives in a rural mountain town in Southern California. Sober since 1996, Tammi is passionate about showing up for open-hearted, authentic living, and inspiring healthy meaningful connections.

Tammi Scott
Meeting Leader & Community Support

Emily Paulson

Emily is the author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life, and a Certified Professional Recovery Coach. Her recovery path is focused on ruthless honesty, grace, and self love. She's passionate about connecting women with resources for recovery from trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse, and believes that sharing our truth with each other is the best resource of all. Emily lives in Seattle with her husband and their five children

Emily Paulson
Meeting Leader

Louise Attthey

Louise is still trying to decide what defines her and isn't afraid to say that she doesn’t know, or that she ever will.  Sober since April 2009, she lives in the UK with her two children and has been building the foundation for what she calls Life v3.0.  Having recently left the corporate world to write her long attempted novel, she joins the TLC team as an experienced recovery leader and mentor.

Louise Atthey
Meeting Leader & Community Support

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is an adventurer, writer, and certified coach. He is also the cohost of the podcast “Inside Job”. He draws his inspiration from his background as a leader in corporate America and as a teacher and coach at one of the world’s top business schools. He also believes that Mother Nature and 90's grunge music are among the greatest sources of wisdom available.

Eric Johnson
Meeting Leader & Community Support

Becky Vollmer

Becky is a writer, yoga teacher, speaker and change seeker on a mission to empower people to go after the life they dream of instead of settling for the ones they feel stuck in. A woman in long-term recovery, Becky leads yoga and empowerment workshops across the country, reminding fellow seekers of her motto: We all have choices; we just have to be brave enough to make them. She lives in St. Louis with her dog, three cats, four kids and very patient husband, and is working on her first book.

Becky Vollmer
Meeting Leader & Community Support

Mike B.

Mike B. is a semi-retired Chicago based beloved member of TLC with a passion for recovery, friendship, mentoring, and humor. With over 37 years of sobriety, Mike brings encouragement, hope, and compassionate wisdom to the community. He’s our resident golf pro who enjoys movies, reading, and spending time with his children and six grandchildren.

Mike B.
Meeting Leader

Bessel Van der Kolk

Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health.

Tammi Salas

Tammi Salas is a Sober. Dignified. Creative. Woman. She is a painter, diligent list-maker, gray area drinking + creativity coach and co-host of The Unruffled Podcast, a show that discusses the intersection between recovery and creativity. She makes art every single day and documents her forays, sobriety milestones and creative offerings on her website. She lives with her son in a small town in Northern California, where they boast there are more cows than people.

Tammi Salas
Meeting Leader

Mary Willson

Mary believes that telling powerful stories can change lives. At TLC, she works to elevate the beautiful voices in this community through running @TheLuckiestClub on Instagram and supporting other communication projects. She's grateful she started the recovery journey in her mid-20s and hopes to support others doing the same. Mary runs communications for a nonprofit in Denver, CO, and is grateful to pair her professional experience with being in service in sobriety.

Mary Willson
TLC Social Media & Community Manager

Vernon is the beloved TLC mascot. Like any true raven, he bears a long, mysterious history of mythology and prophecy. Some say he's a messenger of darkness and death, but that doesn't scare us. In fact, that's why we keep him around. We know big transformation requires a trek into the dark and we take comfort in Vernon's keen eyesight and superior intelligence, not to mention his dry-as-a-bone sense of humor.

Vernon's stardom spiked when he and his family were cast into leading roles on GoT. After all those years of Hollywood stardom, Vernon far prefers the more humble life overseeing the magnificent monsters of TLC. In his free time, you can find him learning TikTok dances and playing the keyboard in his all-raven band, A Kindness Not A Murder. Vernon is on your side.

Vernon
TLC Mascot

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Dani is a functional nutritionist, mental health advocate, holistic wellness specialist, and founder of Creative Nutrition Co., an accessible integrative wellness company. They currently reside in Virginia with their wife and spoiled rescue pup, Archie. Together, they enjoy traveling, spending quality time in nature, hiking, watching indie flicks, and literally anything foodie related. Dani believes in the power of healing through real foods and living an alcohol-free lifestyle to reach your highest and most authentic self.

Dani Moravek
Meeting Leader

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Originally from the Midwest, Anthony is living life with purpose and joy in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. He works at a camp where he gets paid to play music, dress up like a crazy fool, chase goats but more importantly- impact the lives of people who come up to camp to experience peace and hope. He finds joy in knitting, music, laughing, road trips, and connecting with people. Anthony is always searching for new music, send him ALL your suggestions!

Anthony Eder
Meeting Leader & Community Support

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