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, President, Chief Communications Officer

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 and President of The Exodus Road as well as the Chief Communications Officer. 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 development 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 over 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 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

VP of Communications

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 Vice President of Communications, 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 VP of Communications, she now provides support and counsel across all internal and external messaging.

Works In:Colorado Springs, CO

VP of Advancement

Stephanie Steinbart


Stephanie, the newest addition to the team, has recently joined The Exodus Road as the VP of Advancement. While originally from the midwest, she spent most of her career in the South before moving to Colorado. Stephanie has a degree in education and comes to us with over 15 years of nonprofit experience! During her tenure, she has worked for a multitude of organizations including the Susan G. Komen foundation. She has a passion for using her gifts of organizational leadership and collaboration to empower donors to have a hand in the mission of an organization and plans to continue to do just that. She is looking forward to beginning this new chapter in the beautiful state of Colorado working to help find and free victims of human trafficking. Stephanie is excited to share the gorgeous mountain views with her three sons and her husband.

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

Community Engagement Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Event Coordinator

Kelly Turner

I was once asked, “What breaks your heart?” Without hesitation it was the thought of children who have lost their freedom and are being trafficked. “You can choose to look away. But you can never say again, you did not know.” –William Wilberforce


There’s no way we could pull off any of our Galas without our Event Coordinator: Kelly Turner! Previously the Owner and Wedding Planner of Luxe Weddings in Colorado Springs, Kelly has a knack for coordinating important celebrations. She also has an extensive history planning galas, walks, festivals, and other large corporate events for large companies such as Google and Southwest Airlines. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and three children. They love the mountains just as much as the beach and make an effort to get to both as often as they can.

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

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

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


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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Board of Directors

The Exodus Road

Matt Parker



Works In:Colorado Springs, Colorado & Global

The Exodus Road

Laura Parker Board




Works In:Colorado Springs, Colorado

CURE International

Matt Stowell




Works In:Grand Rapids, Michigan


Steve Leigh



Works In:Seattle, Washington

Grateful Inconvenience Media

Nate Griffin




Works In:Nashville, Tennessee

Empirical Technologies

Cliff Clarkson




Works In:Colorado Springs, Colorado

Homemaker, Human Rights Activist

Tori Murphy



Works In:Jacksonville, Florida

Washington Nationals, MLB

Daniel Murphy




Works In:Florida, Washington

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