Employee Spotlight: George Schultz
August 26, 2015
The staff at Fairbanks is dedicated and passionate about our mission, and strive daily to help people struggling with addiction get their lives back. Our patients are able to benefit from some of our employees who have been in their shoes and exemplify what they can gain in recovery.
George Schultz has been with Fairbanks for 11 years and is currently the Supportive Living Program Coordinator. With 20 years in long-term recovery, George is able to offer support to our patients in a unique way because he understands the work it takes to fight for your life. After a tragic experience in 1994, George turned to alcohol to cope.
“After struggling with addiction for a year, I realized there was much more to life. I was determined to find a better way to live.”
After getting sober, George had the opportunity to work as the assisted living program manager at St. Vincent Hospital, where he received treatment. After the program closed, he came to Fairbanks to assist with the development of our Supportive Living Program.
George has remained motivated all these years because of the impact Fairbanks has in the community.
“Fairbanks is like a second family and I love that I have the opportunity to give back to the program that has given so much to me,” George said. “The greatest part of my job is that I get to see miracles happen every day and help patients become productive members of our community once again.”