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Our Mission

There and Back, Inc. is dedicated to reducing drug and alcohol abuse among students from elementary school to college, with an emphasis on student athletes.

About Ken Bartolo

Former professional lacrosse player and college football and lacrosse star at Nazareth and St. John Fisher in Rochester, NY. Now sharing how he overcame alcohol and drug addiction.


There and Back, Inc.

A true story of the power of drugs and alcohol and their effects on the career of Star lacrosse and football player Ken Bartolo

There and Back is the story of former professional athlete and collegiate football and lacrosse star Ken Bartolo. Ken shares the story of his 27 years of substance abuse,3 years in state prison and the incredible story of his recovery. This presentation is a honest, authentic, and powerful look at the world of addiction and how it can destroy the lives of even the most promising of our youth. Ultimately it is a story of hope. With strength, dedication and undying faith in himself, Ken conquered decades of addiction to alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. His message is meant to encourage today’s youth to believe that, with faith in themselves, anything is possible.

Janet Urban

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

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I have been competing in bodybuilding for 30 plus years in the Central New York Area and have won numerous titles including: Ms. Syracuse, Ms. Can-Am (qualifying for Nationals) among others, most recently placing second and third in the Master’s and Novice Divisions for Physique in the 2015 Atlantic City Euro Show. I taught Special Education, Elementary Education and Head Start Pre-K for over twenty four years.

I hold certifications as a Special Education and Elementary Education teacher, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Certifciations through W.I.T.S. (World Instructional Training Schools), Yoga from the Holistic Academy, Tobacco Treatment Specialist from the Mayo Clinic, Facilitator for “Freedom From Smoking” Curriculum from the American Lung Association and Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Career Awareness from SUNY Buffalo.

I specialize in creation of successful individualized weight training, weight loss and competitive show prep programs, individual and group sessions for creation of wellness visions and treatment plans for smoking cessation.