Ellis is originally from Portland, Oregon. Incomprehensible demoralization lead him to Orange County, California where he began his recovery journey. Right away, he became an active participant in his recovery and surrounded himself with like-minded individuals which allowed him to build community and comradery. Being an athlete his whole life, he gravitated towards the gym and physical fitness in early sobriety to use as a wellness and recovery tool which proved to serve him not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. He saw such incredible benefits from this type of work that he wanted to share his experience and expertise with others new to sobriety. Ellis is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Bodybuilding Specialist. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and traveling.