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Sean Gillim

Co-Host of Operation Freedom Recovery Podcast

Sean Gillim is a child alcoholic who found himself struggling with transitional stressors related to foster care, sexual abuse, and homelessness at a very young age. Facing numerous felony convictions and life-threatening health complications, Sean discovered recovery through a mandatory drug court program and enjoys serenity as a single parent. At present, Sean advocates recovery as a social media influencer.
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  • In this episode, Dan and Sean share a conversation with David Palutsyn, AKA Big Book Dave.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean share a conversation with Master Sergeant (Retired), Jeff Adams. Jeff earned three bronze stars during four combat rotations with Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, finding his true calling while serving in a special task force called Commanders In Extremis Force (CIF). In a fight for survival, Jeff struggled with PTSD and alcohol abuse which nearly cost him everything he loves. He’s now the successful business owner of Team S.O.F.A.S.T. LLC., a world class program of instruction with a holistic approach to marksmanship training. Jeff shares his methodical approach to facing his fears and living his best life today.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean speak with one another about their setbacks and the pathways they chose to overcome them. Sean shares his survival story of being run over by a vehicle and Dan shares his survival of a motorcycle accident while DUI. They also discuss key terms such as “Alco-logic” and “White Light experience” along with personal examples highlighting these terms.
  • In this episode, Dan and Sean speak with the Director of Veteran Student Service Center, Todd Johnson, about the resources available to Veteran students to help navigate their education and career path. They also touch on some of the stressors students feel in the academic arena.