Shane Watson now serves as an expert consultant and Adult Educator for notMYkid after 9 successful years of service as our Public Information Officer, host of our Win This Year podcast, and Prevention Specialist. During his tenure as a full-time employee, Shane was our designated spokesperson, led notMYkid’s social media presence, podcast hosting, blogging, and facilitation of Project Rewind and adult education programs. Shane first joined notMYkid in 2013 and during his time with the organization, he performed well over 500 speaking engagements to an audience of over 100,000. He’s also made over 100 local and national media appearances, including TV interviews on the Today Show, Good Day NY, and Kansas City Live. Shane received his B.A. in Communications from Grand Canyon University in 1999. Prior to his time at notMYkid, he worked in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, marketing writing, and public relations.
Qualifications, credentialing, and training: • Certified Peer Support Specialist • ASIST Trainer • QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Trained • CADCA Coalition Core Essentials Trained • Trauma-Informed Care • Cultural Competency • Motivational Interviewing • Youth Mental Health First Aid Trained • First-aid trained and CPR certified