Senior Resident Michael Pingeton "The Mayor"


My name is Michael Pingeton, and I am the senior resident at Gilly's House. My role is to assist the residents and interface with the staff with specifics needed by the residents on a daily basis.

This may include creating resumes, job search opportunities , communication skills and of course attending with residents meetings and commitments. I share my experience, strength and hope with residents so that their life will get better provided they are "willing" to do the work required in their own personal recovery program. Everyone's recovery is at a different pace and requires action.

I am a graduate from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury and have a BA in Economics/Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I have recently enrolled in a certificate program to obtain my Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC) certification in the State of MA.

My work experience for over 30 years has been rooted in sales and marketing both domestic and globally in the high end interior finishes industry.

I have two wonderful children, Hannah and Cory from my wife, Pamella.

My career has now evolved into helping the sick and suffering dealing with the disease of addiction. It's vital in my role here to show accountability, responsibility, leadership and compassion. Gilly's House is full of experienced staff members so the residents can succeed. I remain humble and grateful to be part of this program and thank Barbara and David Gillmeister for this opportunity they have given me and their leadership.