meet the team

We’re passionate about freedom. We’re committed to excellence. And we’d love to meet you.

National Staff

We employ national social workers, support staff, and investigators. We believe training and employing nationals in their own communities is critical to impacting sustainable change.

However, because of the nature of their work and its danger, we can’t publicize their names or photos. So while you can’t see their profiles, you can see the effects of their work in every single rescue.

65% of The Exodus Road staff are local foreign nationals.

U.S. Staff

Co-Founder, CEO

Matt Parker

“We can’t help free those affected by human trafficking if we aren’t actively looking for them. “

 

As our Co-Founder and CEO, Matt is continually providing vision and oversight for the organization. He has a communications degree and spent a decade working in a local faith community before he began undercover work in SE Asia with police. Currently, he travels and speaks on behalf of the organization, designs the organization’s covert gear, and works with field teams as they press forward for freedom. He has lived overseas several times and traveled extensively doing humanitarian work over the last 15 years. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, with whom he founded the organization. They have three kids and love being outdoors in the mountains of Colorado. You can learn more about how he started The Exodus Road here.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO and Global

Co-Founder, VP Marketing

Laura Parker

“No human being should have to live as a slave. It’s not the kind of world I want help build.”

 

Laura is Co-Founder of The Exodus Road and VP of Marketing. She has a degree in middle grades education, and a second major in English. She began her career as a teacher, and later merged into writing, starting her own blog and writing for various online and print publications. She now directs the Marketing & Communications team and oversees creative storytelling within the organization. Laura loves collaborating with the field teams and bringing back stories from the front lines. After living in Asia for six years, she now lives in Colorado with her three children, and her husband, Matt Parker. Matt and Laura have been married for 18 years and are high school sweethearts. You can read the story of how they started the organization by going here.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

VP Advancement

Jeanne Honsaker

“The fact that the most vulnerable and marginalized among us are systematically exploited for the sake of profit cuts me to the core.  I just can’t be indifferent to it. I want to play a role, no matter how small, in rescuing these victims and arresting their perpetrators.”

 

After an extensive career in the commercial real estate industry, Jeanne left corporate America to play her part in counter trafficking.  She now leads the Advancement team at The Exodus Road, and champions fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. Jeanne is married to her “boyfriend” Bill, has four grown children and one grandchild. She is a fitness enthusiast, having been a Jazzercise instructor for 24 years and a CrossFit athlete for the past four years. Jeanne has been a dancer for most of her life, and has extensive experience in the world of ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

Works In:Phoenix, AZ

VP of Global Operations

Kevin Campbell

“I’ve worked undercover in brothels with girls and boys the same age as my daughters and sons, sitting beside me, being sold for sex against their will. And, as a father, I would go to the ends of the earth to find my children if they were in need of rescue. That same passion drives me to help other daughters and sons find their way home, too.”

 

Kevin comes from various executive leadership roles within corporate America. He also co-founded, with his wife, a non-profit that served orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and China. Kevin leads our global investigative teams, building law enforcement and government relationships and partnerships, driving strategic growth initiatives, and advancing our cyber operations capacity to support our teams in the field. His favorite part of the job is working side-by-side with our investigators, who are all experts at what they do. Kevin has an amazing family, loves the mountains, writing, sitting around a fire with close friends, engaging in great conversation, and eating any Greek or Mexican food that he can get his hands on!

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Chief of Staff

Amy Roth Sandrolini

“I’m a journalist turned human rights activist—and trafficking in persons is the most violent affront to basic human rights. It’s a crime against humanity. I’m compelled to do something—empower rescue and justice, give a voice to the voiceless.”

 

We’re so excited to introduce our new Chief of Staff, Amy. After more than a decade traveling the globe as a journalist, Amy turned her talents to the human rights and counter-trafficking sectors. She spent time working with the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican) in Rome, Italy, where she leveraged U.S. Department of State resources to train Catholic nuns to identify and assist human trafficking victims. She also spent time leading communications and public affairs efforts at the Initiative for Inclusive Security at Harvard University and International Justice Mission. As our Chief of Staff, she now provides support and counsel across all departments of The Exodus Road.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Communications Manager

Kirsten Privett

“In a nutshell, I didn’t do anything to deserve my life of freedom, and those in bondage didn’t do anything to deserve their life of hell. It isn’t their fault, and I CAN do something about it. I have a part to play, I only had to accept the invitation.”

 

Kirsten has a degree in Christian Education from Wheaton College, which she credits for her skill for narrative. Kirsten oversees all communication within the organization, including but not limited to email marketing, social media, website management, and video marketing. She loves getting engaged with our online tribe and watching it grow. Kirsten also is the creative genius behind the videos that The Exodus Road produces. As a lover of story, Kirsten enjoys watching movies and is fond of theatre performances. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their dog, Lana.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Brand Strategist

Autumn Cole

“I believe that we are all closer to the problem than we realize, and because of this I am motivated to do my part in making the world a better, safer place.”

 

Autumn has a degree in Creative Promotions and Design, and before joining The Exodus Road was a graphic design intern for Missouri State University. She has experience in marketing, and now serves as an active member of our Marketing team.  As the Brand Strategist, Autumn is responsible for the integrity of our branding and works on our larger graphic projects like reports and event branding. She loves visual storytelling and plays a hand in graphic design projects as needed. She is married and lives in Colorado with her husband and their German Shepherd, Jax. She loves traveling, going to festivals, and playing the harp—her pastime for over 13 years.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Marketing Content Writer

Micah Hartmann

“I want to shine a light on some of the darkest places on earth and help bring hope to as many individuals as possible. Every enslaved human being deserves freedom and justice, and every free human being has a choice: to turn a blind eye or look an incredibly prevalent, modern-day problem in the face and take a stand against it.”

 

Micah comes to our Colorado office after four years as a content writer and graphic designer for a marketing firm in Iowa. Her graphic design degree from Iowa State University as well as her superb writing and marketing skills make her a perfect fit for her role as a Marketing Content Writer. Micah’s creativity and expertise shines in her ability to tell stories and share real experiences of those on the front lines—those who play a role in fighting human trafficking as well as those who have experienced it first hand. Being new to Colorado, she has had fun exploring the area. She loves to travel, go to concerts, and she is a bit of an iced coffee connoisseur. She is planning on rescuing an Old English sheepdog once she is settled, as dogs are one of her favorite animals.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Marketing Content Writer

Victoria Garcia

“Human trafficking is a deeply complex issue that has roots in many aspects of society. I feel that it is my duty to use my abilities to highlight these issues and where they intersect to encourage others to take a stand and make a change where they can.”

 

Victoria joined The Exodus Road team as a Marketing Content Writer after graduating from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Before graduating, she was an intern at The Exodus Road in the communications department. Her time as an intern made her a great fit for us and she was excited to become a permanent part of the team. She is responsible for drafting and writing content for The Exodus Road such as blog entries, social media posts, video scripts, and even staff bios! While Victoria lives in her ‘home’ state of Colorado with her four birds, she visits her extended family in Australia as often as possible. During her down time, she enjoys rock climbing, PC gaming, drawing, and trying new vegan recipes.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Multimedia and IT Specialist

Kyle Bush

“To me, freedom is the most basic human right. I can’t think of anything that is more important than fighting for those who have been deprived of that right.”

 

After earning his degree in Film and Video Technology from the Colorado Film School and working for Discovery Church as a Media Director – Kyle has joined our team. We have loved having a Multimedia and IT Specialist in house! Kyle is the technical genius behind many of our videos, including “Sunlight on Her Face”. He’s also on standby to resolve all of our basic IT issues. Kyle blows us away with his mastery of technology and talent for storytelling. Kyle lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter and is also pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. His dedication to his family and our mission makes him a great asset to the team. The best part about Kyle? His heart for social justice.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Executive Assistant

Katlyn Campsmith

“When I think of anyone feeling alone in a world filled only with terror and uncertainty, I am left with a tightness in my chest. I have always known my purpose in life was more than only myself and those around me, and this work is a way to help in giving hope and rescue to those who need it.”

 

Katlyn is the Executive Assistant here at The Exodus Road. She does everything from coordinating meetings to scheduling staff travel and activities to keeping our supplies stocked, basically she’s our office hero. Before working with us, she worked as a Nursing Assistant for two years at the VA and before that as a caregiver for seniors with dementia. While her new position is definitely a change of pace, she’s adapted quickly and has blown us away with her work ethic. Not only does she take care of our office, she is also a dedicated Mother to two children as well as a full-time student. When she does have downtime, she loves to spend time outdoors with her friends and family. She also used to be in the rodeo and would love to get back into it again as a hobby!

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Finance and Business Administration Manager

Cara Bohannon

“Trafficking is another way that women and people are abused, and abuse is not okay in any form.”

 

Cara joins our team as our Finance & Business Administration Manager. Cara has a strong background in both the non-profit and corporate world and is a wizard when it comes to all-things HR, finance, and business. We appreciate her hard work and determination for our organization. Her love of problem solving and putting new systems in place allows our behind-the-scenes team to function in a streamlined and consistent way. When Cara is not at work, she loves reading and biking. She is also an accomplished flutist and has even appeared as a soloist on an album.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Data Specialist

Tori Gruber

I have been passionate about combatting human trafficking since I first heard about it in high school. I was upset that I had never heard about it before and I was driven to learn more and to form my career around fighting human trafficking. I care because I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to do what they want in their life, and I believe in freedom.

 

As our team’s Data Specialist, Tori makes sure that our most important information is collected and organized appropriately. After getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice,  Tori worked as a media manager for the #EndChildTraffickingUG campaign in Uganda. From swimming in the Nile River to sleeping in a hut, Tori loved her time in Uganda so much so that she would live there if she could! Until then, she’s happy to hang out with her two sisters, two cats, and one ukulele. Tori has had a passion for fighting human trafficking since high school and her dedication clearly shows through her work. We are so glad to have her in the office, she was meant to be a part of the TER family.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Donor Relations Specialist

Jessica Arana

“I’m really passionate about human rights in general and learning about how prevalent and widespread human trafficking is really bothers me to the core. It’s such an unnoticed problem that we have the power, and therefore the obligation, to change!”

 

Jessica comes to us with a  Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Pepperdine University, and with previous experience at Compassion International. In her role, she gets the pleasure of interacting with the fabulous donors who make rescue a reality! Her job is to develop new ways to engage with our tribe and serve them better. Every day is different, and she’s continually inspired by getting to know the people that care enough about the cause to step up and make a difference. She has the coolest parents, two older siblings, and a cat named Kita who makes an occasional appearance at the TER office. Jessica loves to travel and explore new places and enjoys hiking and horseback riding. She’s travelled to 15 countries in under 5 years. Her goal is to go to a new country at least once every year!

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Community Engagement Coordinator

Sherrea Sterling

“I care about Human Trafficking because it breaks my heart to know that the victims are being robbed of the light of life and the ability to live life to its fullest.”

 

Sherrea studied Mass Communications at Colorado State University – Pueblo and was Admissions Counselor for Colorado State University – Pueblo from 2013- 2017. She has two beautiful children, an amazing husband, loves hanging out with her family and friends, and she loves chocolate! As the Community Engagement Coordinator, Sherrea is the contact person for all who wish to know more about the organization and how they can help us fulfill our mission. Her favorite part about working with TER is working with such an awesome team of talented and caring individuals – from the volunteers to the executives we are a tribe. One interesting fact is that Sherrea held a fashion show in college and designed each garment worn in the show, all the way down to the gown at the finale.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Donor Relations Specialist

Marlena Outlaw

“Human Trafficking has always been heavy on my heart, especially having witnessed it the first time I traveled overseas. To see it and know it is always happening, I cannot let that happen on my watch. It is not okay and it feels like such an overwhelming problem, but knowing that I can help just one person out of a dark place makes this huge issue feel that much lighter.”

 

Marlena was one of the very first employees of The Exodus Road team back in 2012. She was an integral part of the growth of TER and was willing to lend her many talents to any task thrown at her. After working for several other non-profit organizations, she is back with The Exodus Road and we couldn’t be more excited. In her current role, she connects with donors to keep them feeling informed and important. Marlena is married to her best friend and together they have two young children. They are an adventurous family who love being outside and spending time with friends. In addition to being a wonderful team member, wife, and mother, Marlena also teaches yoga. Her willingness and drive make her a valued member of our donor relations team and we are so glad she found her way back to our organization.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

Analyst

Judy Smith

“Justice for the underserved runs deep in my soul. Human trafficking is especially disheartening for me because its unbelievable to me that humans can do these things to other humans. It breaks my heart to know that people are victimized this way because of social and economic circumstances that are outside of their control. ”

 

Judy has a BA in Sociology and a MA in Health and Wellness Promotion. She was a former fitness instructor and is a forever fitness lover. As an Analyst in the Global Operations department Judy supports our teams in the field with data analysis and collation. She helps paint the big picture of human trafficking using the information gathered by our volunteers and operatives. She loves working for an organization that makes a tangible impact in the world where all are using their individual skills and gifts to to bring justice to those in dark places. Judy lives with her husband and adventurous rescue dog. You can usually find them exploring the mountains together.

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Advancement Officer

Michelle Ham

“The fact that slavery still exists at such high levels is simply unacceptable.”

 

Before joining The Exodus Road, Michelle was the VP of Client Relations and Marketing for Churchill Mortgage in Tennessee. In 2015, after being a stay-at-home mom for over a decade, Michelle joined The Exodus Road tribe. She now works with the Advancement team, which allows her to engage with donors and provide oversight in event planning and expansion into the great state of Texas. She loves working with “world changers”—her affectionate  term for her teammates at The Exodus Road. Michelle is a wife and mother and enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

Works In:Dallas, TX

Grant Officer

Maxine Becker

“Our investigators go into the darkest, most broken places on Earth to bring hope and rescue.  I can’t imagine working for anything more important than that.”

 

Before entering non-profit world, Maxine hustled as a commercial litigator for 10 years. Six years ago, she quit practicing law to spend time with her growing family, and she began writing grants for non-profits. In 2017 she became the grant writer for The Exodus Road. Now her mission is to find foundations and corporations whose philanthropic missions align with ours, and persuade them to join us in our work to find and free human trafficking victims. When she’s not recruiting for our cause, she enjoys spending time with her family—her husband, three kids, and a dog named Sunny.

Works In:Phoenix, AZ

Advancement Associate

Kathryn Russel

“I feel that bringing awareness to a problem is the first step toward solving it.”

 

Kathryn is part of our remote Arizona team, and she works as our Advancement Associate. She has a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from The University of Washington.  She has experience as a Vocational Counselor, a stay-at- home mom, and a business owner. Her position at The Exodus Road allows her support our advancement team in fundraising opportunities, and foster relationships with donors, corporations, and faith-based organizations. Kathryn is a go-getter who loves playing tennis, going to concerts, and traveling. Most of all she loves spending time with her three kids and Miniature Schauzer, whom she claims is the “best dog on the planet.”

Works In:Phoenix, AZ

Board of Directors

The Exodus Road

Matt Parker

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Works In:Colorado Springs, Colorado & Global

CURE International

Matt Stowell

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Works In:Grand Rapids, Michigan

Washington Nationals, MLB

Daniel Murphy

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Works In:Florida, Washington

Homemaker, Human Rights Activist

Tori Murphy

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Works In:Jacksonville, Florida

Microsoft

Steve Leigh

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Works In:Seattle, Washington

Grateful Inconvenience Media

Nate Griffin

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Works In:Nashville, Tennessee

Empirical Technologies

Cliff Clarkson

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Works In:Colorado Springs, Colorado

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