Todd Crandell, Professional Counselor (PC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III), has dedicated his personal and professional life to achieving the goal of preventing substance abuse in adolescents and individuals, as well as offering a positive alternative to those currently battling addiction.
Todd’s own thirteen year struggle with drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed his life. It devastated relationships with family and friends and shattered the promise of a professional hockey career.
Todd quit using drugs and alcohol on April 15, 1993, and has been sober ever since. In the process of rebuilding his life, Todd realized traditional recovery programs were not enough to maintain his sobriety. He needed something more. He chose to compete in the most grueling sport imaginable, the Ironman Triathlon. Todd ran his first triathlon in 1999 and has never stopped. He has completed twenty full-length Ironman events all over the world and in 2008 he was the only person in the world to complete Ultraman Hawaii and six days later complete Ironman Western Australia. In 2009 Todd completed Ultraman Canada and became one of twenty-five individuals in the world who have completed both Ultraman Triathlons.
Crandell’s first experience competing in these events had such an inspiring effect on individuals in his hometown and, in 2001, was the catalyst to forming Racing for Recovery™.
Through Racing for Recovery™, Todd offers professional and private counseling services to anyone effected by addiction.
Additionally, Todd regularly speaks to groups and individuals to convey one important message: “With sobriety anything is possible.”
Ross Chaban has over twenty years experience in the Human Services field of clinical counseling.
Ross has worked with individuals from the military, to elected officials, to business leaders. He has counseled hundreds of individuals, couples and families throughout his career.
Ross has held a number of offices on national, regional, state and local boards. He participated in the development of the State of Ohio certification exam for prevention professionals, and participated in the review of the international exam.
Ross has developed, supervised and provided training for both statewide conferences and individual organizations.
He has presented information on numerous radio and television shows and has published articles on treatment methodologies.
Dr Kramer is a founding partner of California Animal Rehabilitation (CARE).
Dr. Kramer graduated from Whittier College in 1990. Following graduation, Dr. Kramer continued her education at Cerritos College where she graduated with honors from the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 1993. Dr. Kramer worked in a physical therapist owned orthopedic, private practice for seven years prior to returning to school to pursue a Masters’ Degree. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University Physical Therapy School in 2000.
While attending Loma Linda University Physical Therapy School, Dr. Kramer was honored with the Research Award for her study of “ The Influence of the Protonics Knee Brace on Pelvic Position“. In 2005, Dr. Kramer earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, where she was honored with the Leadership & Service Award.
In the fall of 2004, Dr. Kramer’s dog had knee surgery and needed post-operative services. This sparked her interest in animal rehabilitation, and thus prompted her to pursue a Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute which she completed in 2005.
Dr. Kramer has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1991 and she has served as both a district representative as well as a member of the House of Delegates. Currently, she holds the position of California liaison for the Animal Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association which enables her to help integrate the veterinary community with the physical therapy community. She is also on the board of Racing For Recovery.
In her free time Dr. Kramer enjoys triathlons, traveling, scuba diving, skiing and dedicating time to protect the environment. She is an active volunteer and supporter of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Santa Monica Baykeeper, Heal the Bay, REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation), Racing for Recovery and Walk With Sally. Dr. Kramer is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Certified CPR Instructor through the American Heart Association. Dr. Kramer lives in the South Bay with her dog Karma.
Stevin J. Groth, Esq. is originally from Davis, California and established the Law Firm of Groth and Associates here in Toledo in 2001. He moved to Toledo in 1994, and started his legal career as an Assistant Lucas County (Ohio) Prosecutor, handling felony criminal and civil matters for the Lucas County Commissioners and their Agencies. After that experience, he was a founding partner with a mid-sized general practice law firm in Toledo until 2001 when he formed Groth and Associates. The firm moved to its present location in 2006, investing in downtown Toledo by purchasing the first floor of the Toledo Legal Building. Originally a sole practitioner, Stevin has grown the firm to 11 attorneys and 5 staff with offices in Toledo and Bowling Green and oversees 1,500 cases per year.
Stevin graduated from Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, (J.D. ’94), and has secured degrees in Sports Management and Business, (M.S. ‘87, St. Thomas University (Miami, Florida)) and History, (B.A. ‘85, U.C. Davis, Davis, California), as well as being a doctoral candidate, in Education Administration at the University of Southern California (ABD). Prior to entering the law, he worked in collegiate athletics for nationally recognized Division I universities.
His practice includes trial work in criminal defense, plaintiffs’ litigation, large and small business development, personal defense, and a myriad of other matters. He is licensed in Ohio, and in the Northern and Southern United States Federal District Courts of Ohio as well as Federal Court in Southern Michigan. He has successfully handled matters in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and California.
Stevin is a member of the Ohio Academy of Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Lucas County Bar, the Wood County Bar, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and many other community related organizations including, proudly, sitting on the Boards of Racing for Recovery and the Josh Project.
Stevin is the proud father of two great kids, Jacob and Mollie, who flourish in the Sylvania School system.