My name is Randy Young, my life is now ordered by faith, family, and friends, more to come on that. I have worked my entire professional career in the IT industry designing, writing, or leading teams all aligned with building enterprise software. I’m very happily married to Danielle for 25 years, with 2 amazing children. Paige is a sophomore in college and Carter is a sophomore in high school.
I really enjoy building things, that is probably why I do what I do in my career in IT. However, I really enjoy everything DIY, helping my friends and family with many projects. While I’m not doing that, I’m either in the woods hunting or on a frozen lake ice fishing.
While advancing through my career, more responsibilities resulted in more stress. Along with that, went a very aggressive social calendar that included a lot of partying and heavy drinking. This pace caught up with me on January 6th 2020, I went through a mental breakdown, did not get out of bed for a week. My priorities in life were out of order.
I now realize that chasing my own dreams of climbing the professional ladder does not mean a thing. I now realize that God was trying to tell me that helping others was the position on the team he built me for.
My priorities are back in alignment, all my time is spent by helping others in different ways. I’m going to use my life experience to help other men dealing with mental illness. I will be training in January to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist. I have started teaming with the Hive in Waconia starting a men’s group called the Speakeasy.
I’m also looking at moving away from IT and into starting my own handyman service providing pretty much everything DIY that you can think of. I have been doing this my entire life and have a lot of experience and passion for it.
Serving Men who need support. Facilitating Men’s Speak Easy Circle .