Perhaps it is surprising that Steve Mayotte’s background and experience include architecture and construction project management, and that he holds a degree of Bachelor of Design in Architecture. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. Steve’s passion for correctional officers began in 2011 in Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa, when he and his wife Daria initiated a weekly coffee shop opportunity specifically for South African correctional officers. The desire and need among this population became surprisingly and immediately evident through a variety of ongoing conversations. Steve was trained as a “From Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment” (CF2F) instructor in Colorado in 2017. Fully convinced of the effectiveness of this program, he spent the next year navigating the process of receiving approval for it to be regularly offered to the correctional officers at Pollsmoor Prison. Once approval was granted, he and his wife experienced to an even greater degree the flood of deep need for this opportunity to be regularly offered as an avenue for assisting men and women to thrive in the correctional workforce. He now uses his building background and multi-cultural experience with correctional officers through the avenue of Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) to build into the hearts and lives of the valiant men and women working behind bars.