Discovery Café

A Sanctuary of New Beginnings


Our vision is a world where everyone is loved and valued. To work towards this vision our mission is to create and maintain a community of peer to peer support based on life transforming experiences. In order to keep love self-perpetuating, we love first, accept everybody and leave any judgement outside our door. Our goal is to provide a uniquely holistic full-service program that supports the homeless, addicted, and disenfranchised individuals by offering everything they need in one place to move themselves from crisis to dignity and independence.



Executive Director/Peer Support Specialist

I am no stranger to despair. I’ve been in and out of the criminal justice system since I was 15 years old. Addicted to drugs, alcohol, and a life of violence, I was repeatedly kicked out of various treatment centers just when I needed help the most. It wasn’t until I was released from prison for the last time at 41, broke and homeless, that I found my pathway to recovery.

Since then, I have reconnected with my family, and moved to the Western Slope of Colorado where I began training in martial arts and founded American Krav Maga. At 46 I earned my Black Belt in Krav Maga and was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

In 2020 I became an Approved Treatment Provider for the Colorado Department of Corrections, providing outpatient substance use disorder classes for the parole department. I also volunteer with two Sheriff’s departments providing Bible study in the jails with inmates, sharing my story and motivating individuals to make positive changes in their lives through my non-profit charitable organization, Kings and Priests Ministry.



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‭(719) 650-5978‬

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Rifle Branch Library
Second Floor
207 East Ave
Rifle, CO 81650

Midvalley Family Practice
Suite 102
1450 E. Valley Rd
Basalt, CO 81621

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