Based in Boulder, Colorado, Manish Gaur has amassed over 20 years of experience within the mental health and wellness industry. After experiencing family violence and the loss of his parents at a young age, Manish learned that the best way to heal is through helping others. At the age of 18, he began working with at-risk teenagers in New Mexico. Understanding their struggles, he successfully designed and implemented programs that kept the teens out of gang life and criminal careers. Later in his career, Manish pivoted towards disability and began working at an adult day program in Santa Fe. He quickly learned the lack of independence and hardships adults with disabilities face, and he once again began thinking and devising plans to help. Manish is currently working towards a Master's degree in Counseling. Though he has dedicated his life to helping others, he hopes the degree will extend his reach even further, helping people live the life they desire.