A native Californian raised in the San Fernando Valley, Jesus Gaspar earned his vocational nursing degree from Kaplan College and became a licensed vocational nurse. Prior to joining the team at The Canyon in March 2018, he worked in the treatment and recovery field for several years, serving as a detox nurse, client care specialist and, eventually, a client care manager. Gaspar originally intended to use his degree working for the Sheriff’s Department in correctional facilities, but he soon developed a love for addiction treatment and serving that community.
Passionate about the opportunity his job provides to help clients and their families, Gaspar says he loves being able to see people make it through the process and make a connection that might allow them to turn their lives completely around. He’s also witnessed his own extended family members deal with addiction issues, so he sees his work as a way of serving those family members as well as his current clients. Wherever or however it happens, Gaspar takes joy in being a small part of planting the seeds of change in somebody’s life.
When not working, Gaspar loves sports. He’s a Dodgers fan and loves watching on TV and attending games. He’s part of a tight-knit family that includes his parents, brother, sister, nephew and godson. He also has four Chihuahuas that keep him busy.