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A Letter from our Founders

Nobody sets out to be unhappy or ill. Many people dream of harmony. We want the freedom to choose how we live and the energy to spend time with our loved ones. Unfortunately, no matter how hard many of us try, we are constantly stuck feeling like it’s just a dream. All of us are struggling to cope with the increasing demands on our time every day. Sometimes it might seem like no matter how much effort we give and resources we have, how we feel still gets the best of us. So why should we keep trying if the effort doesn’t help? We get it because we’ve been there too. The answer is that healing has no on-size-fits-all solution.

As a team, we have navigated significant emotional events, trauma, mental illness, suicide, addictions, chronic disease and more. Although our experiences were different, we all shared one thing in common. Having worked through these struggles and finding a passion to mentor others going through similar hardships as ourselves, we found a common goal.

We founded Compass because we do not want anyone to feel that giving up is their only option. As people who have experienced the best and worst of healthcare, we strive to use our experiences as a guide.

Our goal is to be your gateway to wellness and recovery and guide you every step of the way. We’re building a healthier internet, where people can lead their own journey confidently, knowing they have the opportunity and access to reach their full potential. Regardless of how technology advances, nothing will replace the emotional connection you get when someone takes the time to listen to your story and validate what you experience. To us, it’s about putting people first. We who have a story to tell, a hand to lend, will take the lead in helping those of us who are challenged by our health.

If you want to join your fellow peers working to share a healthier world, send us a note and tell us your story.

Darian Elmendorf

Carl Sharperson

About Us

Our goal is to  influence people to persevere and find hope in the face of life’s greatest challenges

The purpose of our work is to eliminate hopelessness among our communities and guide people on their journey throughout recovery.

We provide simple software solutions to help your organization provide information, resources, and support to those suffering from mental health issues or addictions.

Our Mission

“Our mission is to liberate our communities from feelings of hopelessness and guide them in their journey throughout recovery”

Our Values


Clear and open communication is the foundation of our work, the first step in solving challenges, and the key to our success.


The goal is to display honor, humility and moral uprightness as we guide others towards their best possible life.


Our service is driven by our personal experiences. Everyone’s story is important; we strive to serve as a role model for recovery by sharing our own.

What We Do

By providing digital health solutions, we help community health organizations design customized peer support programs.

As members of Compass Peer Services, we have seen firsthand how peer support can save lives. The power of a peer-to-peer relationship has been demonstrated to reduce hospitalizations, increase engagement in recovery and behavioral health services, improve quality of life, and improve whole health. (Evidence for Peer Support – Mental Health America 2019)

We work with you to solve the specific needs of your organization and offer peer support programs that align with your mission and goals

Our Team

Darian Elmendorf

(Chief Executive Officer)

Carl Sharperson

(Chief Culture Officer)

Trevaun Solomon

(LMS Strategy Lead)

Parag Jadhav

(Marketing Operations & Customer Support)

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