Karen Frey moved to Alaska in 1965 with her military family; growing up in Alaska, she played softball basketball, was an avid swimmer, and loved all sports. After high school, she worked in the oil industry. As a young mother and wife, she had her hands full with two kids; she still found time to play adult softball to remain connected to her love of sports. She attended Anchorage Community College, seeking her degree in business. In her late 20’s she began to experience struggles with substance usage that had a profoundly negative impact on her and her family. After spending 25 years on the streets and in prison, she decided she had had enough and entered a residential program along with an aftercare program. She has remained clean and sober since graduating from her aftercare program. Doing it one day at a time, Karen has remained clean and sober for 15 years. Her desire to help others who have experienced many of the same struggles she has faced led her to become a Peer Mentor. Karen joined The Web in October of 2020 and has been an advocate for everyone she meets to assist in their recovery and wellness journey.