Tyler Powell

Chef

Tyler relocated from Camden County, NJ to South Florida in seek of sobriety. “I knew if I didn’t change my life, I was going to die young somewhere getting high.”, he recalls. After successfully completing treatment and maintaining sobriety, Tyler decided that after twelve years in the restaurant business, it was time for a change. A career in the substance abuse industry piqued Tyler’s interest, so he made a career change in early 2018. As Daylight Recovery Center’s Chef, Tyler enjoys blending his restaurant experience with his desire to help those achieve recovery. Tyler relates to the feelings one experiences when going through detox and residential treatment and takes pleasure in providing well-balanced meals to those undergoing substance abuse treatment. Certified in both CPR and First Aid, Tyler is excited to grow within the substance abuse treatment industry and is enrolled in the Culinary Management program at Indian River State College. Working in this industry has taught Tyler the importance of gratitude. Money and materialistic things mean nothing to Tyler anymore after seeing how happy he is now that he has achieved sobriety. During hurricane Dorian, Tyler made the best of a stressful situation, and stayed at Daylight Recovery Center to make sure everyone was well-fed and happy. During his downtime, Tyler enjoys playing Texas Holdem, World of Warcraft and watching Philadelphia sports.