Meat Therapy was created as a platform to share my love of barbecue, bourbon, and beer. Respiratory Therapist by trade, I consider myself an above-average saver of lives and an average backyard BBQ’r. As a husband, father of three, Army Veteran, and proud healthcare professional- my cooks are my “therapy.”
My transition from the Army back to civilian life in 2009 wasn’t the smoothest. I craved “normalcy” and didn’t know what that looked like for my life anymore. While struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I threw myself into barbecuing, concocting and experimenting with rubs. Ten years and a whole lot of healing later, my father-in-law encouraged me to start a blog to capture and share my cooks with others.
Little did I know that 2020 would present a whole different kind of war for our population and essential workers, a global respiratory pandemic. I am so thankful I had Meat Therapy and a whole community supporting me every step of the way. I learned that no matter what you are going through in life, good food and fellowship can be therapeutic.
It’s an incredible feeling to be able to take a piece of meat and create something beautiful and delicious for friends and family to enjoy. That’s what it’s all about, that’s what brings me joy!
Throughout this journey, I have met so many great people from around the world and become connected as an ambassador and partner with some really stellar companies. I’d love the chance to meet you and continue growing this BBQ community. Check me out on Instagram @meat.therapy & Facebook Meat Therapy and follow along during my “therapy sessions.”