Chief Creative Officer at Buster LLC, Musician, DJ, Author, Sex Therapist, Addiction Treatment Subject Matter Expert.
Buster Ross has been passionate about music since he got his first drum kit, a Mickey Mouse kit, at 2-years-old. He has travelled to 17 countries playing drums with the group Kidcrash since their formation in 2000. The band's 9th record is planned for release in 2016. Their entire discography is available for free at http://denovali.com/kidcrash/
As DJ and music producer, "Buster" performs live and licenses his original music. A multi-instrumentalist, he is currently finishing a 100-track release spanning many genres.
Buster started on commercial radio in the 3rd grade, and was active in public radio production and peer training as a teenager. Today, he produces and co-hosts a podcast related to Human Sexuality titled, "Unzipped PDX".
Buster is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II. He holds a master's degree in Addiction Counseling. Buster is an Adjunct Instructor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, where he has developed and teaches courses in Behavioral Addictions and Human Sexuality.
In recent years, Buster has produced over 50 clinical and community workshops on topics related to addiction, mental health, treatment, 12-step recovery, human sexuality, and relationships. He created the Sexual Health Series in 2014, a hybrid educational series providing low-cost and no-cost human sexuality training for sexuality professionals, that offered no-cost attendance to non-professionals throughout Oregon. The series brought notable speakers, authors, and experts from throughout the United States, offering over 30 hours of continuing eduction credits in a range of topics related to Human Sexuality.
Buster has travelled throughout the United States as a clinical trainer. He has met with leaders of the White House Office of National Drug Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Buster developed the LGBTQ-Integrative model of addiction treatment and co-authored research published in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services while a clinician at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Buster was named the organization's National LGBTQ Program Director, and developed the training programming and treatment curriculum for LGBTQ clients, establishing standards of care and policy innovations at the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment organization.
Buster completed half of the MBA program at Marylhurst University before coming to his senses. In 2016, he formed Buster LLC, a creative agency specializing in media production. Buster's clinical experience has allowed the agency to excel at the development of highly specialized "clinical media" for the training of a variety of helping professionals. www.buster-llc.com