Bruce King is the Co-Executive Director of Maine Inside Out. His focus is on the leadership, growth and community outreach for MIO. Bruce's lived experience as a previously incarcerated individual provides him with the insight critical to building connection and promoting healing for the people and communities he interacts with. Prior to joining MIO, Bruce worked in the fields of substance abuse disorder and recovery, mentoring and coaching multicultural youth and community building.
As a second-generation Mexican American, Bruce serves on the Permanent Commision on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations. In this role, Bruce is able to work with Maine's government to address disparate treatment of marginalized ethnic groups and actualize racial justice. He also currently resides on the board of Mindbridge, is an active member of the Maine Prison Reentry Network and regularly fulfills public speaking engagements.
Bruce's own lived experience has found himself pursuing and utilizing plant- based healing. His therapeutic use has proven fruitful and lead him to consider and research ways of imbuing his current work with the work of practitioners to enhance healing outcomes for those involved with transformative practices
Bruce is a single father and resides in Brunswick with his two young daughters.