Meet Our Partners & Volunteers

We have a team of wonderful women and men from Orange County, Los Angeles, different cities in California and from all over the United States who believe in our cause and strongly support women’s empowerment in different ways. We even have volunteers from other conutries! 

Alysia R Dahir

Chief Financial Officer

Alysia R Dahir has been with Beyond Freedom from inception to start-up now into full program development.

Her Background:
Alysia R. Dahir is the owner and managing partner at Dahir Tax & Accounting Firm. Before opening the practice she held positions with the Federal Government in The Department of Treasury (IRS) and The Department of Defense (Academic and Military Projects Army/Navy) along with global corporations in her early work as an Accountant and Analyst. Her combined 17 years of government service, corporate accounting and individual business consulting define her as a leader. She has extensive experience with income tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, non-profits, estates and trusts, foreign expats, start-ups and community property.

Her education:
Education
Pursuant CPA ~ Engagement at USC, LA
Executive ~ Sustainable Business/System Sciences and Anthropologist, Pinchot, Seattle
MBA~ Intl Bus & Fin Western Intl, AZ
BS ~ Accounting WPCarey ASU, Tempe
She is a leader, demonstrating a rich knowledge in finance and accounting concepts/principles. Speaking to her character for authenticity she works with diverse groups of clients and companies. Her strategic goals are to align with business needs and targeted business solutions. Importantly she champions and commands strong advocacy of knowledge sharing and teams.

 

Sharon Hoover

Chief Operations Officer

Sharon L. Hoover, founder and President of Artwerks Interiors Inc., a full-service Interior and Exterior Design firm. Sharon has had her company for over 20 years servicing a high-end clientele base in Southern California. Along with her passion for Design, Sharon has a strong passion for Fashion and Style and views style as a creative expression. Think of it as a palette for expressing style and creativity.
Sharon’s AHA moment came 4 years as menopause set in and issues with body fat and self-image became an issue for her. She started a Lifestyle change and did her first Bikini Contest at age 54, she has since done 4 more shows and continues the lifestyle. Sharon was impressed to partner with Beyond Freedom because she wanted to give victims a sense of confidence and power that comes through being healthy and feeling good in your own clothes and skin. She empowers women on a daily basis through her dedication to a healthy lifestyle and fashion, inspiring women of all walks of life to Elevate to “their” own personal best.

Alyssa Casiano

Corporate Secretary

Alyssa Casiano is currently in her senior year at California State University, Long Beach and is studying Journalism, specializing in Public Relations with a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Alyssa is an activist who is passionate about fighting for women’s rights, equality and freedom for all humans. She hopes to put her Public Relations knowledge to work by spreading awareness about serious issues, like human and sex trafficking.

Esther Vivian Kay

Esther Vivian Kay is journalist and educator from Germany. Though she was born with a rare form of spina bifida and is bound to a wheelchair, she does not let her life be defined by this. She worked as a journalist, event manager and press agent, before she became a teacher for girls and young women. She found deeper meaning in combining educating and journalism. She is glad to give her skill and passion to Beyond Freedom. www.lacunamagazine.com

Heidi Clingen

I am a writer, editor, and book coach with my company Allwritey Word Polishing www.Allwritey.com. We created a system for speakers like Jennelle to write their books easily.  I am also an abolitionist with www.TimesUpforTrafficking.com. I am thrilled to coach Jennelle on how to write her book! It is going to be a total game-changer in the fight against trafficking!

Lucy Stevens

Social Media Manager

Lucy Stevens is the owner and operator of LVS Digital, a Social Media & Creative Marketing Agency that helps business owners cultivate meaningful relationships with prospective clients; driving brand awareness and acquisition. Lucy is extremely passionate about helping females become independent and create the life of their dreams. When she learned about Beyond Freedom she knew she had to use her expertise for greater good, helping to rescue more women by raising brand awareness for Beyond Freedom and teaching women the skills they need so they can live the life of their dreams, on their own terms.

Kelly Megan Anderson

Creative Director

Kelly Megan Anderson is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others. She studied psychology at UC Berkeley in order to better understand herself and the people around her. After graduation, she started her own business and got her international yoga teacher certification at the Yogendra Eco-Ashram in her home country of Colombia. Determined to create a positive impact on the world, she kept searching for her true calling when she met Jennelle Gordon. Immediately, they felt a connection and was inspired. Having learned the truth about human trafficking, she realized a few of her former partners might have been trafficking her without her knowledge. This moment of clarity inspired her to write a film to benefit Beyond Freedom and she has been helping with different facets of the organization ever since. From that moment on, she has been dedicated to educating, empowering, and enlightening all vulnerable people who’ve been exploited in hopes that her efforts might inspire others to join in the fight against human trafficking.

Susan Perondi

Strategic Intervention Coach

As a Certified Strategic Intervention Coach Susan  has gone through intensive study and training in strategies to handle the whole range of human needs and life challenges. Strategic Interventionists are trained to identify every type of obstacle that may be holding a client back (such as their internal beliefs, their communication patterns, their relationships, their life stages) and prescribe practical strategies to create results in each of these areas. Working together with clients, we learn about his or her needs, triggers, key relationships and expand on ability to think creatively, see potential in every part of life, expand and deepen all their relationships, and overcome the fears which have limited their joy and progress.
Susan has raised 3 daughters on her own and enjoys serving her community in real estate and retail fashion sales. Her passion to serve victims of sex trafficking led her to Beyond Freedom, she now is one of our leading holistic coaches that supports our victims.

Irene Gabelnick

Women’s Safety Advocate

Irene Gabelnick is a women’s safety advocate, the mother of two beautiful girls and the Founder of the Power of Writing.

“I support Beyond Freedom and Jennelle Gordon for the amazing work they do. Helping women go from surviving to thriving after being sold into sex trafficking. The vast number of women survivors is astounding. Which is why they need your support. Donate now and spread the word about this growing epidemic.” My website is www.irenegabelnick.com

Henry Klauke

Brand Ambassador and Special Events Coordinator

Henry Klauke is a Brand Ambassador and Special Events Coordinator at Beyond Freedom International. Henry specializes in pursuing buzzing events whose audiences are in need of an inspiring speaker and a worthy cause. That speaker is Jennelle Gordon and that cause is putting an end to human sex trafficking.

As someone who has battled with mental health issues, Henry brings passion to stomping out the stigma of reaching out for help. He has brought this energy and focus to his Campus Ambassador role with the Movember Foundation in the past and he brings it to Beyond Freedom today. Henry also enjoys spending time walking in nature, reading personal development books in transit, and learning new cooking skills in the kitchen.

Monise Oliveira

A world citizen engaged with Human Rights and passionate about helping people to find their unique path to happiness. This sparked her passion and interest in serving and volunteering with Beyond Freedom.
A world citizen engaged with Human Rights and passionate about helping people to find their unique path to happiness.

Bashar

Website Design & Web Strategy

Bashar is an ambitious digital marketing, SEO & web design consultant based in Vancouver – British Columbia. He fled the conflict in Syria in his early twenties and lived for 7 years in Dubai and Istanbul until he moved permanently to Vancouver, Canada. Having been through all kind of difficulties and hurdles, Bashar was able to survive the most difficult conditions and created a new life for himself from scratch in every place he lived. Understanfing the meaning of being in limbo, not having options especially for women; Bash decided to get involved and help our cause. Bash also wants to educated people about the importance of citizenship and finding a home in the current quagmire of wars and refugee crisis in different parts of the world especially across the Arab world. Bash loves to support causes that empower women and help them to be a strong part of the society. He also regularly volunteers with initiatives that help rescue animals and promotes moving to a plant-based diet.

Jay Ta

PR and Branding

Jay is the Founder of Set Forget Authority, a PR & Branding Consultancy that helps individuals and organizations with powerful messages and ideas share their story with the world. Growing up as a first-generation American in a constant struggling environment, he seeks to continuously seeks to help others gain relief in their daily lives. Jay first met with Jennelle by bringing her on stage at an entrepreneurial event that he was promoting to spread her message. Moved by her mission and purpose, Jay knew that it was fate that made the connection, and he had a greater role to play toward making an impact in the world.

Gretchen Elisabeth

Survivor 2 Thriver Ambassador

Gretchen is a survivor of human trafficking and works as a Survivor Leader Advocate at Braking Traffik serving 5 counties in Iowa. She has helped with several federal trafficking cases and supported victims through the legal process and rebuilding their identity. She supports survivors in helping them with basic needs and providing emotional support. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and she is a licensed personal trainer. She has found healing in her journey to freedom with holistic health and bodybuilding. She won her first competition and became Iowa State Women’s Bikini Overall Champion in 2018. She has turned her pain into her purpose in life and loves helping other women grow into who they are meant to be. Her mission is to rise unafraid and help young girls and women to discover their worth and value after suffering from sexual exploitation and trafficking. Every girl deserves to wear her crown and shine.