Our History

The life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project springs from the powerful intersection of storytelling on stage and film.

Our Founders

In 1994, producers Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone saw writer/performer Celeste Lecesne bring to life Trevor, a character they created as part of their award-winning one-man show WORD OF MOUTH. Convinced Trevor’s story would make a wonderful short film, Stone and Rajski invited Lecesne to adapt it into a screenplay. Rajski directed the movie and TREVOR went on to win many prestigious awards including the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film.

The Oscar-winning film eventually launched a national movement. When producer Randy Stone secured an airing on HBO with Ellen DeGeneres hosting, director/producer Peggy Rajski discovered there was no real place for young people like Trevor to turn when facing challenges similar to his. She quickly recruited mental health experts and figured out how to build the infrastructure necessary for a nationwide 24-hour crisis line, and writer Celeste Lecesne secured the funds to start it. On the night their funny and moving coming-of-age story premiered on HBO in 1998, these visionary filmmakers launched the Trevor Lifeline, the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving, life-affirming resources–Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops.

The Trevor Project is the premier organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

Our Staff

Adali Hernandez  Corporate Development Manager
Adam Callahan  Crisis Services Senior Manager of Digital Counselors
Aidan Montgomery  Development Database Associate
Akash Mahalwal  Special Projects Manager
Alec Williams  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Alesandro Walker  Training Coordinator
Alex Boyd  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Alex Gomez  Advocacy Associate
Alex Perri  Training Operations Manager
Alexander Martinez  Training Coordinator
Amy Garcia  Special Projects Manager
Amy Green, Ph.D.  Vice President of Research
Andy McDonald  Product Manager
Anna Iuppa  Senior Special Projects Manager
Ashley Taylor  International Research Manager
Ashli Lambkins  Director of Recruitment
August Dyson  Training Operations Manager
Austin Rich  Recruiter
Bella Roussanov  Training Associate
Benji Gellman  Director of Special Projects
Brandon Ching, Ph.D.  Software Engineering Manager
Bre Johnson  Volunteer Recruiter
Brendan Caulfield  Executive Assistant to the CEO
Bri O’Garro  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Bria Fields  Crisis Services Lifeline Associate
Brian Stiles  Senior Operations Manager
Briana Edwards  Professional Development Manager
Briana Thomas  Volunteer Recruiter
Bruce Morrow  Director of Foundations & Government Grants
Cam Wilbur  Training Coordinator
Cami Beath  Training Coordinator
Carissa Josephson  Crisis Services Lifeline Associate
Casey Gross  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Casey Pick, Esq.  Senior Fellow for Advocacy and Government Affairs
Charmy Marras  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Chelsea Parkes  Recruitment Associate
Chris Bright  Director of Public Training
Christopher Welsch  Training Coordinator
Colin Wells  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Corin Whitfield  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Cris Paulino  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Cristin Carey  Senior Manager of UX
Dae Holmes  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Dan Fichter  Head of AI and Engineering
Danielle Ehsanipour  Director of Lifeline
Dao Mai  eLearning Developer
David Barrientos  Senior Special Projects Manager
Devan Rose  Training Coordinator
Diedre Gray  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Diego Chamorro  Technology Support Associate
Disa Turner  Training Coordinator
Dot Davies  Senior Salesforce Administrator
Duyen Spigelman  Senior Digital Giving Manager
Eduardo Calzadilla-Kolodziej  Data Analyst
Elise Mollica  Campaign Manager
Elyse Kraft  Recruiter
Em Turzillo  Training Coordinator
Emily Finnegan  Training Coordinator
Emily Willauer  Technology Support Associate
Eridan Maeder  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Genna Williams  Advocacy Associate
Gianna DiGiovanni  Director of Crisis Services Continuous Improvement
Gloria De La Mora  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Greg McShea  Manager of Recruitment
Greta Opzt  Data Analyst
Hannah Matthews  Training Coordinator
Hannah Rosen  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Helen Zhong  Training Coordinator
Holden Streetly  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Jackson Budinger  Senior Communications Manager
Jacob Black  Training Coordinator
Jaide Hinds-Clarke  Training Coordinator
Jailene Hidalgo  Volunteer Recruiter
Jake Brokaw  UX Designer
Jake Giles  Senior Project Manager — Technology
Jake Powell  Recruiter
Jamese Robinson  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Jazmine Mauricio  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
JB Stark  Senior Director of Individual Giving
Jenn Mok  Director of Organizational Performance
Jennifer Ball  Senior Director of Internal Training
Jennifer Greenman, LCSW  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Jesse Medina  Training Coordinator
Jesse Woodhull  Training Coordinator
Jessica Gregory  Volunteer Recruiter
Jessica Lally  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Jessie Bonney-Burrill  Lifeline Associate
Joel Lam  Director of Finance
John Callery  Vice President of Technology
John Davies  Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Johnny Gonzales  Director of Special Events
Jona Fine  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Jonah DeChants  Research Scientist
Josh Hash  IT Manager
Josh Weaver  Vice President of Marketing
Julia Carver  Training Coordinator
Juliana O’Brien  Technology Support Associate
Julien Whitney  Software Engineer
Justin Varis, CPTD  Senior People Operations Associate
Kaden Simmons  People Operations Services Associate
Karoline Katus  Senior Major Gifts Officer
Katelyn Thompson  Senior Mixed Methods UX Researcher
Kelly Keck  Training Coordinator
Kendra Gaunt  Product Manager
Kendra Lapp  Senior People Operations Services Associate
Kevin Wong  Vice President of Communications
Keygan Miller  Senior Advocacy Associate
Kim Nicolas  Training Coordinator
Kimmie Armstrong  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Korey Hernandez  Campaign Manager
Kwesi Douglas  Crisis Services Senior Manager of Digital Supervisors
Laura Earley  Email Manager
Laura Zaug  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Leah Kartun  Corporate Development Manager
Leigh Checchio  General Counsel
Lena Denbroeder  Continuous Improvement Associate
Liz Tanner  eLearning Developer
Lori Cramer  Training Coordinator
Lucas Gauna  Lifeline Associate
Lucas Hall  Lifeline Supervisor
Maddie Schwarz  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Mae Bradham  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Maggie Carnes  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Malik Ensley  Training Coordinator
Mandy Fuller  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Mani Cavalieri  TrevorSpace Product Manager
Maria Snyder  People Operations Services Manager
Marina Parker  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Marissa Cohnen  Communications Manager
Mark Harrison  Crisis Services Manager of Lifeline Counselors
Mark Prehn  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Matt Prince  Software Engineer
Max Battle  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Melanie Corwin  Crisis Services Manager of Continuous Improvement
Melissa Galvin  Senior Lifeline Associate
Michele Giordano  Vice President of Digital Crisis Services
Mike Ladue  Associate Instructional Designer
Mike Muña  Counsel
Miriam Johnson  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Mohan Sundararaj  Senior Director of International Strategy
Monica Walcott  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Monika Mejia  Training Coordinator
Morgan Rich  Software Engineer
Muneer Panjwani  Vice President of Foundation Government and Corporate Partnerships
My Aguirre  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Myeshia Price, Ph.D.  Senior Research Scientist
Natalie Zuckerman  Volunteer Recruitment Manager
Natasha Martinez  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Neal Going  Training Coordinator
Nicholas Turton  Communications Manager
Nick Hobbs  Senior Data Scientist
Nolan Scott  Senior Video Producer
Nty Diakite  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Nyasia McDale-Kelly  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Paloma Woo, LCSW  Senior Crisis Services Manager
Patricia Noel  Training Operations Manager
Phil Goldberg  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Preston Mitchum  Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Priscilla Florido  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Rachel McCracken  Training Coordinator
Ren Liu  People Ops & Culture Manager
Richard Vargas  Office Administrator
Rob Todaro  Communications Manager
Rory Gory  Digital Marketing Manager
Ryan Wells  Training Coordinator
Sam Arpino, M.Ed.  Senior Director of People Operations
Sam Gold  Talent Engagement Manager
Samantha Kripitz  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Samir Durrani  Data Analyst
Sandy Hugo  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Sarah Hallock  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Shaun Anderson  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Shira Kogan  Director of Corporate Development
Shona DiPaula  Training Coordinator
Simon Hunter  Software Engineer
Sofi Goode  Corporate Development Manager
Stephanie Vicente  Accounting Manager
Susy Chu, CPTD  Instructional Design Manager
Sveta Margolin  Special Projects Manager
Taki Hasegawa  Machine Learning Engineer
Takuya Yoshimoto  Product Manager
Tina Barber  Director of Community Giving
Tommy Marzella  Director of TrevorSpace
Tracy Ferrell  Senior Revenue Manager
Troy Stevenson  Senior Advocacy Campaign Manager
Vance Graves  Special Projects Associate
Vaughn Frisby  Senior Major Gifts Officer
Wilson Lee  Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Zach Eisenstein  Communications Manager
Zoë Brian  Training Coordinator
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