Not Alone 

Upcoming events:

October 17th, 2019

I Don’t Fit The Mold-School Assembly

Starmont High School

Arlington, Iowa

November 7, 2019

Happy Healthy Awesome Expo

Oelwein Community Schools

Oelwein, Iowa

November 12th, 2019

Stories from the Heart: Home for the Holidays

Family Promise of Linn County

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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The Moment

  • Many Faces of Mental Health Conf, Sioux City, IA

  • Tennessee Alternative Education Conf, Murfreesboro, TN

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Waukon Middle and High School, Waukon, IA

  • Independence Junior/High School, Independence, IA

  • WCCAA Conference, Milwaukee, WI

  • Marquette Catholic Schools, Bellevue, IA

  • Take Charge Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Community Mental Health Night, Waukon, IA

  • West Marshall Community Schools, State Center, IA

  • Iowa Watch's Fringe, Iowa City, IA

  • Iowa Watch's Glory Days, Iowa City, IA

  • Iowa Watch’s Holiday Horror Stories, Iowa City, IA

  • Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

  • Cedar Rapids Tedx, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Community Mental Health Night, Fayette, IA

  • Cleveland Teen Challenge, Perry, OH

  • Mitchell County Schools, Osage, IA

  • Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, IL

  • Iowa Falls Community High School, Iowa Falls, IA

  • Clear Lake Public Library, Clear Lake, IA

  • Iowa Alternative Education Conf, Davenport, IA

  • Community Mental Health Day, Eldora, IA

  • Community Mental Health Night, Kalona, IA

  • Wisconsin Demolay State Conclave, Kohler, Wi

  • 8th Grade Mental Health Day, Prairie Point, Cedar Rapids, Ia

  • Gateway-Longview Facility, Williamsville, NY

  • Risky Business Conference, Ames, IA

  • Dioceses of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

  • Roncalli High School, Manitowoc, WI

  • Four Oaks, Cedar Rapids, Ia

  • Together We Can Conference, Des Moines, IA

  • Community Event, Mason City, IA

  • Lutheran Services of Iowa, Waverly, IA

  • Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, IA

  • College Community School District, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • St Luke’s Hospice, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Catholic Schools of Waterloo, Waterloo, IA

  • Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Grand Valley Public Library, Orwell, OH

  • Berea’s Children Home, Berea, OH

  • Christian Haven, Wheatfield, IL

  • Coalition for Family and Children, Des Moines, IA

  • Amanda the Panda Grief Org, Des Moines, IA

  • Don Bosco Catholic Schools, Gilbertville, IA

  • YMCA of Cedar Rapids Area, Coggon, IA

  • Foundation Two, Cedar Rapids, IA



  • Associate Director of 43 North Iowa

  • Master of Public Policy 2017, University of Northern Iowa

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion 2005, Grand View University

  • 16 years of experience working with at-risk youth and the mental health population

  • 13 years of experience of public speaking

  • A lifetime of experience battling and moving on from my own struggles

Students loved John’s impassioned style and accessibility. The students commented it was inspirational, educational, and a story every college student should hear.
— Professor
Wow, how fragile we are and how important it is to continue to reach out for help. As a mom it was encouraging to know connecting with my teen is important.
— Mother
John spoke to our youth with honesty and passion about life experiences. He shed light on important issues for our youth providing hope and healing all night long.
— Youth Director