Staff Spotlight, Chad Upshaw
Tell us about yourself!
I’m Chad Upshaw, Yoga Instructor with our South Sound and Seattle sites in Washington. All of my yoga groups are online. I have been with The Emily Program for a little over two years. I am a certified yoga instructor and have a Master’s in Counseling. Previously, I had worked in different capacities in HIV social services.
What motivates you to show up for work each day?
To be as stellar as the teams I work with (yoga, South Sound, and Seattle teams).
What have our clients taught you?
The value of choice in all movement. Also, I’m just amazed that I get to be a part of such a radical path of recovery for so many people.
What three words would you use to describe The Emily Program?
Passionate, respectful, caring.
If you could do another job just for a day, what would it be?
Archivist for the Library of Congress. I love losing myself in books, writing, and story.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Hang out with my German Shepherd Dog, Tilda ❤ ❤ ❤ 24/7, read, swim, read more, and hug trees.