The panel is composed of youth and adults in long term recovery as well as decision makers. Join us as we discuss what is needed for people in recovery to thrive.
From hurricanes and presidential visits, to celebrity interviews and feature stories, Carley has just about covered it all. While anchoring the morning and noon newscasts in Greenville, she became an award winning journalist, but it wasn’t until she moved back to the sunshine state and began hosting the Morning Blend in Fort Myers, that she found her true passion. For 6 years Carley Co-Hosted The Morning Blend for the Fox affiliate (WFTX). She now hosts Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend on WFTS-TV. If you are ever looking for a new restaurant to try, fun place to go or new idea to consider, Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend is the show to watch! She has seen first-hand how this show has such a positive impact on the community and her viewers. In addition to her time on the Morning Blend in Fort Myers, she also hosted and reported for a travel and entertainment show called “Paradise TV”. Both shows allowed Carley to explore all areas of the great state of Florida and helped her fall in love with the state even more than she thought possible.
Apart from working her “dream job” every day, Carley’s real pride and joy can be found off-camera. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Brooks Boyette who also happens to be a 7th generation Floridian. They have two beautiful young children and a lovable beagle named Paisley (named after country star Brad Paisley).
While her family, faith and career are the biggest passions in her life, this self-proclaimed “foodie” can also be found enjoying the music and art’s scene around the Tampa Bay area!
Through recovery, she rediscovered her true self and passions. She is very active speaking to schools and a variety of groups about the dangers of drinking and driving with a passionate emphasis on the new life recovery can offer. Professionally, with a bicycle and a laptop, she began what would become a very successful business she would later sell to begin another growing business where she could use her experience, strength, and hope, to help others both personally and professionally.
For Brindley, she turned tragedy into a blessing. Through hard work and dedication, she now has a life beyond her wildest dreams. She lives her life to the fullest and is honored to share the personal and professional opportunities recovery can bring.
Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Inc.; Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee; Pasco Police Athletic League New Port Richey Rotary; Police Benevolent Association; Fraternal Order of Police; Gold Shield Foundation; Renew Pasco; Homeless Advisory Board; Renew Pasco, Pasco Anti-Human Trafficking Board, Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter Board.
In Florida, Chris was a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and then went to work for Representative Marco Rubio in the Policy and Procedures Office and then later served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Rubio when he became Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Chris then went to work as Chief of Staff for the Florida Highway Patrol and then onto the Pasco Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Captain and Major. When the Pasco Sheriff retired, Governor Rick Scott appointed Chris as Sheriff of Pasco County in May of 2011. In November of 2012, he was elected Sheriff and then re-elected in 2016 and remains the Sheriff of Pasco County. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has been recognized for their innovative law enforcement strategies, community outreach and partnerships, and their support of their members and their families.
Chris has continued his education and earned an Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management from Florida State University, a Certificate in Business Excellence from Vanderbilt University. He is a Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. When not serving his community, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, whether at church, youth sports, or enjoying one of Florida’s outside activities.