Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding an M.B.A. and status as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Minnesota. She currently works at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Development and is working with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology on a new mobile application, “MoodCheck” for mood-monitoring and digital health.
She is the Founder and Executive of More Than An Addict, a non-profit organization committed to the reduction of addiction stigma through promoting education and entrepreneurship by funding scholarships, grants, and microloans for individuals in long-term recovery from addiction. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of an innovative model to addiction treatment, including short-term services for individuals who have been placed on a waiting list for residential treatment or halfway housing to keep individuals “safe, sober, now.” Once implemented, this will be one of the first facilities of its kind in Minnesota.
Ms. Utley is the Founder and CEO of the startup tech and social venture company, Tinua, an initiative to reduce over $1 billion of annual monetary waste, while developing collaborations to mobilize and allocate funds for social impact. She was invited to the Forbes Under 30 Summit in both 2014 and 2015 and maintains membership with the Forbes Under 30 Network. She has worked with numerous non-profits including Mission 21, an anti-sex trafficking service provider, and Recovery Is Happening, a recovery community organization in Southeast Minnesota.