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March 2, 2023

Staff Spotlight, Chad Upshaw

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.

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