Authors

Authors

Jerry Gjesvold

Jerry Gjesvold
Manager of Employer Services for Serenity Lane

Jerry has been a consultant and trainer for companies on the west coast since 1983. He is currently Manager of Employer Services with Serenity Lane Health Services, where he has been employed since 1979. Jerry specializes in matters of policy and procedures related to the management of alcohol and other drug problems in business and industry. He is a popular public speaker who weaves his own personal experience of addiction and recovery into his presentations. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Oregon and has done graduate work there in health education. Jerry served for 16 consecutive years (from 1998 – 2004) on the Oregon Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII Legislation. He writes a monthly column for a Eugene newspaper on alcohol and drug related topics and is a regular guest on KPNW radio.

 

Mary Helen Dyer

Mary Helen Dyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. She also holds a certificate in Motivational Interviewing from the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Mary has worked in treatment and recovery since 1999 and has been writing about the subject since 2006. She is a resident of Portland, Oregon.