Robert Hayward was born August 23, 1959, number nine of ten children to parents who were both the original animators for Walt Disney. In 1976 and 1977, he studied at Laguna College of Art and design, earning a scholarship to Carrara, Italy. In 1999, he was commissioned to design and build a monument for a fallen Native Firefighter, The Gregory Pacheco Memorial, in San Diego County, Ca. Robert graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Palomar College in California in 2011 and is a certified CAADAC Drug and Alcohol counselor. He completed his certification as a Trained Intervention Specialist in 2013.
Robert is Ho-Chunk Indian, Member of The Native American Church Pala/La Jolla Chapter, and inspirational speaker on Indian Reservations and Treatment Centers about spirituality and recovery. He has been mentored by traditional Medicine Men and Roadmen since his youth, and is the author of the bestselling book' The Thirteenth Step', a groundbreaking story on ancient ceremony, spirituality, and recovery, which tells the story of his 26 years of addiction, alcoholism, and miraculous recovery. He is taking over as CEO of 'Sober Ranch' in September of 2013, a 67 acre remote mens drug and alcohol recovery center, utilizing the 12 step program, teachings from the Native American Church, and treating the whole person; mind, body, and spirit, going beyond just removal of the substance and more towards spiritual transformation of the entire being. soberranch.com thethirteenthstep.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 619-890-2743
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