Celebrating Our Team: Chris Marzano – Men’s Program Coordinator

by | Feb 1, 2024 | #Men

Please join us in celebrating Chris Marzano, Men’s Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House! He is excited to be a part of The Magdalen House as we kick off our Men’s Programming. We are so excited to have him join the team!

1. What do you do at The Magdalen House, and what does a “typical” day look like for you?

I work as a Program Coordinator for the Men’s First Step program at The Magdalen House. The most important part of my job is fostering an environment where clients can have an experience with the first three steps of the Big Book. I help ensure that all their needs are taken care of so that they can focus on the important stuff. I assist clients in picking out dinner, supervise their medications, handle new intakes, and whenever they have a problem or stressor come up, I remind them to CALL THEIR SPONSOR!

2. What is your favorite line in the Big Book and why?

My favorite line in the Big Book is from page 132 in the ‘Family Afterwards’ section:

‘We absolutely insist on enjoying life.’

I wasn’t enjoying life for a long time before I got sober. This book and the suggestions in it have given me a life better than I thought was possible. 

3. How has working at The Magdalen House impacted your life?

Working at The Magdalen House has inspired me to be a better man. I am honored to not only represent the 12 steps and a program of recovery, but also an organization that has been helping people get sober since 1987. I have found that I hold myself to a higher standard in my personal life.

4. What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I’ve  embraced the pickleball trend over the past year. Also, my girlfriend and I recently adopted a puppy from a Maggie’s girl who needed someone to watch her, and that takes up a good amount of my time!

5. What’s something that we may not know about you?

I’m an open book, what you see is what you get. My names Chris and I’m an Alcoholic who’s thrilled to be working at The Magdalen House.

About Chris Marzano

Chris Marzano, born in New Orleans and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, serves as a Program Coordinator for the First Step Program. Finding sobriety in 2021, Chris dedicates his efforts to guiding individuals through the initial stages of recovery.

Focused on practical support, Chris works closely with individuals in the First Step Program, offering a helping hand and sharing his own experiences. His approach is grounded in understanding, providing a supportive environment for those taking the first steps toward recovery.

In his personal life, Chris enjoys spending time with friends, finding inspiration in the simple joys of life. An advocate for holistic well-being, he incorporates working out into his normal routine. Currently, Chris is pursuing a degree in counseling at Dallas College, aligning his academic endeavors with his commitment to supporting others on their journey to lasting change.