Shaaren brings with her over 10 years of FOH restaurant management experience, as well as several years of business ownership.
After addiction tore her family apart, she became a fierce advocate for those affected by another’s addiction and those battling substance use disorder. Especially in the industry. She is both a Founder and Executive Director of Restaurant Recovery, and believes that change in the industry is possible.
In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, knitting, and advocating for adoptee rights. Her work has appeared in Masala Mommas, Upworthy, and The Washington Post. She also co-authored a book about addiction in the restaurant industry.
She lives in Washington, D.C. with her Al-Anon black belt daughter. Together, they are working on a children's book about addiction.
You can follow her @shaaren.
Founder & Executive Director