Tyson Hawkins
Peer Navigator
Optum Idaho
Tyson is an individual living a fulfilled and purposeful life in recovery from mental health illness and substance use disorder for more than five years. Through hard work and perseverance, and with the support of others along his path, he has found and adopted a way of living today that supports his recovery and mental/emotional wellbeing.

Tyson became a certified peer support specialist in January 2020, a certified peer recovery coach in April 2021 and he earned his youth support provider endorsement in April 2022. He chose this path after experiencing profound fulfillment and purpose from supporting and mentoring other individuals in their early recoveries. He has since spent time working with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Region 3 Mental Health Court), Ada County Trial Court Administration (Problem Solving Courts) and now holds the title of peer navigator with Optum Idaho. Tyson also has a council seat with the Idaho Behavioral Health Council with the Idaho Supreme Court, serving as a member of their Planning and Implementation team. His blend of lived experience through his personal struggle, and his remarkable success in recovery, has made him a valuable asset with a unique perspective in any behavioral health discussion or treatment team.

Tyson lives in Boise, Idaho, and loves to spend his time with his young daughter and family. He coaches Girls Softball and enjoys going camping, fishing and golfing with his friends and family.
Tyson Hawkins