Our Team

Meet the faces behind More Than An Addict.

 

Suzula Bidon, JD
Cofounder

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Tori Utley, MBA, LADC
Cofounder

Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding her license as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in Minnesota. She graduated college at the age of 19 and finished her M.B.A. at the age of 21 through the Liberty University School of Business. 

She currently works at Mayo Clinic in the Center for Connected Care as a Product Manager working on mobile technologies for medical professionals. Additionally, she is working with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology on a mobile prototype for mood-monitoring and mental health, which was a recipient of the Connect Design Enable (CoDE) grant with the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic.

Utley is the founder of three startup initiatives: More Than An Addict, a non-profit organization seeking to empower individuals in recovery from addiction through the financial support of education, employment, and entrepreneurship; Doc's Recovery Housing, Inc., an innovative model to addiction treatment that will be the first of its kind in Minnesota and throughout the nation, slated to open early 2017; and Tinua, a startup technology company developing a digital platform and a mobile application that will allow users to re-allocate gift card breakage towards social causes.

Additionally, she is the Director of Strategic Engagement at Mission 21, an anti-trafficking organization, managing fundraising, marketing and strategic partnerships, having raised over $100,000 for the organization in under 3 years.

Utley was invited to speak at TEDxZumbroRiver in May 2016, was named one of the 35 under 35 by the Minnesota Business Magazine in August 2016, and is a member of the Forbes Under 30 community. She is a regular contributor with Forbes, writing on mental health, entrepreneurship, and social good.