Oct 19
  • Written By Ashley Jo Brewer

  • #126 – Tom Farley

    #126 - Tom Farley

    Tom Farley Gets Sober After The Chris Farley Foundation

    Tom Farley is a marketing and communications consultant, non-profit executive, and recovery advocate.  He was the Founder and President of The Chris Farley Foundation, named for his younger brother, the late actor and comedian who died in 1997 as a result of substance abuse. In 2008 he co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, The Chris Farley Show, a biography which received national media attention and wide critical acclaim.

    Tom Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in marketing. He has been featured in People Magazine and USA Today, and interviewed on Today, Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, Larry King Live, and featured in two CNN special reports on substance abuse.

    Today, Tom lives in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin where he works for Rosecrance, a leading provider of behavioral health services with nationally recognized addiction treatment programs.

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    Ashley Jo Brewer

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    Ashley Jo is one of the producers of The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast team. With over a decade of experience working with C-level executives and directing corporate training events, she brings extensive production experience to Lionrock. In early 2020, she made a significant career change and stepped into the realm of podcasting.

    Her recovery experience includes substance abuse, codependency, grief and loss, and sexual assault and trauma. Ashley Jo enjoys supporting others in recovery by connecting with people and being a leader. She shared her story in Season 3, Episode 92 of The Courage to Change.