Executive Director, Board President
Jay came to Seed Sower, Inc, as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in military intelligence as a Russian linguist and signals intelligence specialist. He spent the last five year of his military service with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, working in support of international chemical and biological arms control and nonproliferation programs. He completed his military service as an instructor and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Russian Arms Control Speaking Proficiency Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
Following his military career, Jay completed his MBA at West Virginia in 2013. His professional history includes both government and private industry employment including foodservice management, classroom instruction, curriculum development, financial management analysis, organizational leadersprogram and process improvement. He is married to his wife, Paige and has 3 wonderful sons - Sam, Caeden and Cooper.
Jay's passion for recovery services has grown over an 8 year span of supporting organizations involved in community recovery efforts. He believes: "Recovery isn’t an “I” thing or a “you” thing. It’s a “we” thing. It’s a community effort that leverages the collective strengths and talents of local and regional governments, community organizations, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to work together toward a future far less burdened by the destructive and pervasive nature of SUD. We don’t recover alone. We recover together.
Born in Summers County, Lindsay Roberts is a native of southern West Virginia. Lindsay has a daughter, Kamryn “Kami”, 18, who she has shared in parenting and loves her as her very own for more than 10 years. She is a 2003 graduate from Shady Spring High School in Raleigh County. In 2004, Lindsay moved to the Charleston area to pursue new professional and academic opportunities. In 2007, she graduated from West Virginia State University Community and Technical College with her Associates in Community Behavioral Health. Shortly after graduating, she would move to Harrisburg, PA, for a brief period, before returning home to her roots in the fall of 2009. She received her Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science in 2019 from West Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation, with a certification in Violence, Loss and Trauma through Marshall University.
Throughout her professional career, Lindsay has worked in a variety of settings but all surrounding one common theme - “service”. Such positions include, but not limited to, helping individuals with disabilities gain independence, autism respite work, disabilities and domestic violence advocacy, community resource and referral, and most recently Substance Abuse Therapy in state Corrections. Lindsay is a Certified Recovery Coach and Peer Recovery Support Specialist through the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP).
Lindsay is also a person in long-term, faith-based, recovery from years of substance use disorder. She is a member of the Fayette County Prevention Coalition and an active advocate in the recovery movement. Lindsay loves being involved in “community”. She runs the van ministry for Glen Ferris Apostolic Church, is an active and passionate participant in children’s ministry, organizes local street outreach evangelism, a recently published author, and is a community advocate and activist. Her passions include traveling, writing, self-care, making a difference, and spending time with the people she loves the most.
My name is Tanya Richardson and I am the Seed Sower Office Administrator. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful blessings from right here in Greenbrier County. I formerly worked as a CNA by trade. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to church!
My name is Jessica Dorman and I am a Peer Recovery Support Specialist certified by the WV Certification Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP). I am also a person in long term recovery. I work a 12-step program that lives by the principles of NA. I know that my calling in life is to help women like myself to save thei
My name is Jessica Dorman and I am a Peer Recovery Support Specialist certified by the WV Certification Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP). I am also a person in long term recovery. I work a 12-step program that lives by the principles of NA. I know that my calling in life is to help women like myself to save their own lives. My purpose at Seed Sower is to give back what was so freely given to me – the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain sobriety. I am from Page, WV. I have three amazing boys and a very supportive family. My hobbies are hiking, fishing and reading. I am an adamant reader of Stephen king and Junji Ito. I would not be where I am today without the fellowship of NA, my homegroup, my sponsor and my Seed Sower family.
My name is Jessica Dawn Ennis. I am 30 years old. I grew up in Meadow Bridge West Virginia. I am a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and am pursuing certification as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. I first obtained my PRC in Wheeling West Virginia, While I was in the Women Inspired in New Directions (W.I.N.D.) program and worked as a
My name is Jessica Dawn Ennis. I am 30 years old. I grew up in Meadow Bridge West Virginia. I am a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and am pursuing certification as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. I first obtained my PRC in Wheeling West Virginia, While I was in the Women Inspired in New Directions (W.I.N.D.) program and worked as a recovery coach at Wheeling Hospital. My long-term goal is to become a SUD and mental health counselor. I am a person in long term recovery, celebrating 3 years and five months. I have three children Braylin (10), Justin (9), and Kristie (8). Working in recovery, and helping others find the life that I have now is my passion. My hobbies are spending time with my children and my family. I enjoy going to watch my kids play football and cheer and doing anything with them outdoors. I like swimming and fishing.
SOWING SEEDS TO RECOVER TOGETHER
In a garden, as in recovery, seeds do not take deep root in unhealthy soil. In rocky soil, they get carried away. In shallow soil, the roots don’t grow deep, and they wither and die. But in deep, healthy soil the roots grow deep and full, allowing healthy growth and life. Jesus speaks of this in the bible in his parable of the sower, referring to the condition of the heart and how it is prepared to receive. At Seed Sower, we both prepare the soil and nurture the heart so that the seeds of recovery can grow deep, healthy, and strong.