Matthew Romero

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

When Matthew began his personal recovery journey in the summer of
2020, he quickly discovered that only a career centered in service would
satisfy him. Choosing to leave behind his life as an actor and banker, he
became a certified NYS EMT and a CRPA-P Coach and put his skills to use
for the next two years as the Intake Behavioral Tech at Genesis Detox of
Brooklyn. In October of 2022, he chose to shift his career to an outpatient
setting so that he would have more time to spend individually with clients.
He has been working as a Recovery Coach at First Steps to Recovery
since, utilizing the sum of his experiences and his talent for connecting with
others to provide clients with a devoted and holistic approach to growth in
recovery. He has remained active in the 12-Step AA/NA community
throughout his time in recovery, and continues to channel his service
experience and recovery network to integrate his clients into the recovery
circle best suited to their personal goals and needs.