Randy started his path in counseling by waking up one day and saying “There has to be more to life than this!” He gained personal, intimate experience with all phases of addiction and recovery, and has now been sober longer than he wasn’t. His specialty is helping those of initiation age find their own vision, passion, and direction. He graduated for Regis University and is a CACII (Certified Addiction Counselor).
What is your name? Randall Bonnom
What is your nickname? Randy…or, Rambler
Where did you grow up? Northwest Chicago suburbs: Elgin, Il
What was your favorite class in school? Theater
Who was your favorite band growing up? Beatles
Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Taxi driver, tow truck driver, railroad crew.
What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Playing music.
What’s your favorite food? Protein bars.
Chocolate or vanilla? call or text? truth or dare? Vanilla, call, truth.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Leading the big drum at a Sun Dance.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then? This universe is alive: aware: magic: and desires me to be here, as the person I truly am.
What did you want to be when you grew up? before age 13, say about age 8 to 10, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist. I discovered later in life that human personalities are even more interesting and dramatic than atomic energy. Later in life I wanted to be a Hobo.