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2017

March 2017

  • 10,000 Beds Founder Jean Krisle, with husband Hal Krisle, sold her home and bought a 40′ 5th wheel! Then they had it logo-wrapped and offered its use for the nonprofit organization, 10,000 Beds, Inc.

April 2017

  • Early April: Jean and Hal stored their belongings in 4 pods and sent them off to 1-800-PACKRATS, packed the 5th wheel, then tearfully said goodbye to family and friends before hitting the road for more than a year.

  • Mid-April: Southern California and Arizona for meetings, tours, and an event at the Arizona State Capital.

  • Late April: Eastward bound, they drove straight across the country to Hilton Head, Florida. It was a long haul!

May 2017

June 2017

2017, cont.

July 2017

August – September 2017

  • Jean and Hal will spend most of August and much of September working on fundraising, sponsorships, and partner outreach from their Utah office. Of course, there will be events too!

  • August 16-20: Baltimore, MD for National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD)

  • August 25: Denver, CO for ETHOS Series

  • August 31: Salt Lake City for International Overdose Awareness Day at Utah State Capitol

  • Meet & Greets! Utah, Nevada, SoCal

October – November 2017

  • Meet & Greets! Utah, Pennsylvania

  • October 24: Salt Lake City Roundtable, sponsored by  Rivermend Health

  • October 26: Philadelphia, PA for ETHOS Series

December 2017

  • December 3: Los Angeles, CA for Recovery Reform NOW Event

  • December 4 – 6: Scottsdale, AZ for Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat

  • December 14: New Orleans, LA for ETHOS Series

  • December 19: New Jersey, meeting with families of children lost to overdose

2018

January 2018

Jean and Hal will spend January working from their Utah office

February – March 2018

Meet & Greets! in California, Oregon and Washington.

April, May, June, July, August 2018 

Meet & Greets!  Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon & Washington

Atlanta, GA for National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Denver, CO for National Addiction Leadership Conference

Palm Springs, CA for C4s West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

Anaheim, CA for NCAD

September & October 2018

BigBlue will be resting.

November & December 2018

Home for the holidays!

2019

May 2019

Santa Ana, CA for our 2nd Annual CA Gratitude Gala: Celebrating Recovery!

July 2019

Salt Lake City UT! Meetings, rallies and more!

 

September & October 2019

We are heading to the eastern Seaboard in September, driving from Utah to Boston and back again, with stops along the way in Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Georgia, and more!

November & December 2019

Home for the holidays! See you #ontheroad4recovery in 2020!

Many have reached out to ask what our founder & CEO Jean Krisle and her husband Hal Krisle are doing, so here’s a quick overview:

Jean and Hal are #ontheroad4recovery for 10,000 Beds in their personal RV for nearly half of each year. The forty-foot-long 5th wheel is pulled cross-country by Hal’s Ford 350 Diesel. Our 2017-18 corporate sponsor, Elevated Billing, sponsored the truck wrap! Jean and Hal paid for the RV and for the RV wrap!

In March 2017, Jean and Hal sold their home in Utah and have been criss crossing the country since, meeting with partners and speaking at industry conferences, schools, service clubs, state and county rallies, churches, meet & greets, and community organizations. The #ontheroad4recovery motto continues to be “changing the face of recovery.” When not on the road, Jean and Hal call Cedar City, UT “home”, having recently purchased and remodeled a fixer-upper that is often available through AirBnB when they are on the road.

To book BigBlue and Jean for an event, please email Jean@10000beds.org