James (Jim) Nowlin is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center). As a Peer for the center, Jim assists individuals within Maryland struggling with problem gambling and gambling addiction to navigate recovery treatment resources and helps remove any barriers to recovery. Jim was raised as a military dependent and spent a good portion of his youth growing up in England and Germany where, with the help of his parents, he learned to treat people with the same courtesy and respect which he expected in return. Jim’s father retired from the Air Force and the family settled down in Maryland. Jim joined the police department where he believed he could help people and make a difference. After doing something he loved for many years Jim moved on and entered the customer service/sales field, where he excelled in management. Jim prided himself on building strong teams through attention to employee morale. Jim is now back doing something he is passionate about, as a peer recovery specialist. As a person in long term recovery, he hopes to help others struggling with problem gambling, one day at a time.