Cody Hawes was born and raised in Hermiston, Oregon where his passions were sports, singing, activities with family, friends and the LDS church. He worked on the local farms until his graduation from High School and enrolled at Rick’s College in 1999. He attended Ricks for one year and was called to serve a mission in McAllen, Texas where he learned the Spanish language and increased his eagerness to serve people around him.
After serving his mission, he went back to school at the transitioned BYU-Idaho where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. He was actually named the “Man of The Year” for the BYU-Idaho college of Religion and Social Sciences. BYU-Idaho is where he met his beautiful wife Kristin while they were EFY counselors.
After a few years of living in Layton where Kristin worked as a Special Education teacher and Cody as a youth sex offender counselor they decided to pursue a Masters degree in Social Work at Eastern Washington University. There, he became a mental health/sex offender therapist and worked for the departments of corrections in Washington and Oregon.
Since moving back to Utah, he started working for Life Changing Services and the Sons of Helaman program and has worked as a part-time therapist for LDS family services. His specialties include Addiction Recovery, Marriage and Family therapy and Mental Health Recovery.
Get to know Cody and see his love for the young men and men he works with: WATCH SHORT VIDEO
Listen to his latest podcast as a guest on the Like Dragons Did They Fight podcast channel HERE.