Mike Davis is a Clinical Case Manager and an Overnight Staff Member at Green Hill Recovery. We sat down with him to learn more about his background and his experience working in our field.
Could we get some brief biographical info from you? Hometown, previous experience, education, etc.?
I was born in New Bern, North Carolina. I graduated from NC State with a degree in film studies, and am Peer Support Certified in the state of North Carolina.
What is one thing your hometown could be known for, and why?
New Bern is known for being the birthplace of Pepsi!
What made you want to work in this field?
I was drawn to this field because I have a passion for helping others. This field is in need of people who are committed to helping others while having experience with addiction. Having experienced it firsthand, I know how to put myself in others’ shoes.
What do you believe makes GHR stand out in its field, and why?
Green Hill Recovery stands out in its field because it operates on a reward system that taps into the client’s instinctual human wants and needs. Green Hill Recovery realizes that most people cannot be punished for sobriety. Rather, it has to be an active choice of the individual.
What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day consists of a good cup of coffee, and time spent with friends and loved ones.
Can you name one role model you have, and why that person has had such an impact?
My biggest role model is a previous Green Hill employee named Joey. He’s had a big impact on me because he trained me when I first started working at Green Hill and taught me everything I know about this field.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? How has that advice affected your day-to-day?
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is to always take things one day at a time. This advice inspires me to constantly stay in the moment, and to always strive to do the next right thing.
What is your favorite GHR memory?
My favorite Green Hill Recovery memory is when we had a pie-eating contest on the fourth of July!
What’s one message you wish our clients would always take with them?
You are always entitled to your own recovery journey. Your journey is similar to that of other people, but it is unique to you as an individual.
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Food(s): Dark chocolate
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, watching movies, and collecting watches.
Favorite Album: SAVE ME – Future
Favorite sports team: UNC Tar Heels
Dream Vacation: Motorcycle trip through Europe.
Favorite Book(s): Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Favorite Podcast(s): Serial
What you wanted to be as a kid: Alligator