Dec 8th 2023 12p-1p MST
Let’s support each other with shared stories, skills and resources to thrive during the upcoming holiday season!
Meeting ID: 823 0458 1848
GIFTS OF PRESENCE: COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS
Chris Ray (he/him)
I have been in the service industry as BOH and FOH for over three decades, from local pizza joints to fine dining. Joining CHOW for me was a natural move because I have experienced the ebbs and flows of hospitality and the effect they have had on my mental and physical health. Facing the hard truth that I needed to address my struggles with drugs and alcohol has been the most challenging and rewarding adventures I have taken on. With almost five years in active recovery, I am so grateful and love to share my experience,strength, and hope.
JJ Egloff (he/him)
My name is JJ Egloff and I spent my entire 20’s and the first few years of my 30’s studying hospitality management and climbing the corporate hospitality ladder. I joined CHOW after my 10+ year management career because of what I found within the rungs of the organizational ladders I was climbing. Burnout, mental health concerns, physical health concerns, and struggling relationships were a few common findings. Instead of continuing a path that was leading me personally to life I did not want, I decided to dedicate my time to helping people find healthier paths within a tough industry where I believe passion and creativity can thrive.