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  Senior Development 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
Allen Shvarts  Interim IT Manager
Amy Garcia  Senior Special Projects Manager
Amy Green, Ph.D.  Vice President of Research
Ana Alexander  Recruiter
Andy McDonald  Senior Product Manager
Anna Iuppa  Senior Special Projects Manager
Anna Reinhold  Training Coordinator
Ashley Taylor  International Research Manager
Ashli Lambkins  Director of Recruitment
Aubrie Hornung  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
August Dyson  Senior Training Operations Manager
Austin Rich  Recruiter
Beatriz Sarabia  Training Coordinator
Bella Roussanov  Senior Training Operations Associate
Ben Harris-Kornblith  Product Manager
Benji Gellman  Director of Special Projects
Brandon Ching, Ph.D.  Director of Software Engineering
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
Bridget Webster  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Bruce Morrow  Director of Foundations & Government Grants
Cam Wilbur  Training Coordinator
Cami Beath  Training Coordinator
Carissa Josephson  Crisis Services Senior Lifeline Associate
Casey Gross  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Casey Pick, Esq.  Senior Fellow for Advocacy and Government Affairs
Catherine Smyka  Special Projects Manager
Chelsea Cunico  Major Gifts Coordinator
Chelsea Parkes  Recruitment Associate
Chris Bright  Director of Public Training
Colin Wells  Crisis Services Senior Digital Associate
Cordy Becerra-Spillman  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Corin Whitfield  Crisis Services Lead Lifeline Supervisor
Cris Paulino  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Cristian Lopez  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Cristin Carey  Senior Manager of UX
Dae Holmes  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Dan Fichter  Vice President of AI & 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
Emily Finnegan  Training Coordinator
Emily Willauer  Technology Support Associate
Emma Turzillo  Training 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
Gray Muranaga  Training Coordinator
Greg McShea  Manager of Recruitment
Greta Opzt  Data Analyst
Hannah Matthews  Training Coordinator
Hannah Rosen  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Helen Zhong  Training Coordinator
Holden Streetly  Crisis Services Senior 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
Janet Genusa  Quality Assurance Manager
Jazmine Mauricio  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
JB Stark  Vice President of Individual Philanthropy
Jenn Mok  Director of Organizational Performance
Jennifer Ball  Senior Director of Internal Training
Jennifer Greenman, LCSW  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Jesse Medina  Training Associate
Jesse Woodhull  Training Coordinator
Jessica Carson  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Jessica Gregory  Volunteer Recruiter
Jessica Lally  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Jessie Bonney-Burrill  Lifeline Associate
Joel Lam  Senior Director of Finance & Administration
John Callery  Senior 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
Jonathan Quant  Training Coordinator
Josh Weaver  Vice President of Marketing
Julia Carver  Training Associate
Juliana O’Brien  Technology Support Associate
Julien Whitney  Software Engineer
Justin Varis, CPTD  Professional Development Manager
Kaden Simmons  People Operations Services Associate
Karoline Katus  Senior Major Gifts Officer
Katelyn Thompson  Senior Mixed Methods UX Researcher
Katherine Dews  Recruitment Coordinator
Kayla Elwy  Training Coordinator
Kelly Keck  Training Associate
Kelsie Brand  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Kendra Gaunt  Product Manager
Kendra Lapp  Senior People Operations Services Associate
Kevin Wong  Vice President of Communications
Keygan Miller  Advocacy Manager
Kim Nicolas  Training Coordinator
Kimmie Armstrong  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Korey Hernandez  Campaign Manager
Kwesi Douglas  Director of Digital Supervision
Kyle McBride  Lifeline Supervisor
Lany Shaw  TrevorSpace Supervisor
Laura Earley  Email Manager
Laura Murphy  Recruitment Coordinator
Laura Zaug  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Leah Kartun  Corporate Development Manager
Leigh Checchio  General Counsel
Lena Denbroeder  Continuous Improvement Associate
Libby Hollan  Recruiter
Liovani Nazario  Crisis Services Manager of Digital Supervisors
Liz Tanner  eLearning Developer
Logan Brown  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Lori Cramer  Training Coordinator
Louis Purington  Training Coordinator
Lucas Gauna  Lifeline Associate
Lucas Hall  Lifeline Supervisor
Maddie Schwarz  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Maddy Jones  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Mae Bradham  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Maggie Carnes  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Makayla Saltmarsh  Recruiter
Malik Ensley  Training Associate
Mandy Fuller  Interim Manager of Digital Crisis Workers
Mani Cavalieri  TrevorSpace Product Manager
Maria Snyder  Senior People Operations Services Manager
Marina Parker  Crisis Services Senior Lifeline Supervisor
Marissa Cohnen  Communications Manager
Mark Harrison  Crisis Services Manager of Lifeline Counselors
Mark Prehn  Crisis Services Lead Lifeline Supervisor
Mathew Brown  Lifeline Supervisor
Matt Grifka  Crisis Services Digital Associate
Matt Prince  Software Engineer
Melanie Corwin  Crisis Services Manager of Continuous Improvement
Melissa Galvin  Senior Lifeline Associate
Michael Moresi  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Michele Giordano  Senior Vice President of Digital Crisis Services
Mike Ladue  Instructional Design Senior Associate
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  Senior Volunteer Recruitment Manager
Natasha Martinez  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Neal Going  Training Coordinator
Nicholas Turton  Communications Manager
Nick Hobbs  Senior Data Scientist
Nolan Scott  Senior Video Producer
Nty Diakite  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Nyasia McDale-Kelly  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Olivia Burgess  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Paloma Woo, LCSW  Director of Lifeline Supervision
Patricia Noel  Training Operations Manager
Phil Goldberg  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Preston Mitchum  Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Priscilla Florido  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Rachel McCracken  Training Coordinator
Rebecca Isaacs  Interim Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Reema Wheeler  TrevorSpace Supervisor
Ren Liu  People Ops & Culture Manager
Richard Vargas  Office Administrator
Ricky Raffaini  Crisis Services Lifeline Supervisor
Rob Todaro  Senior Communications Manager
Rory Gory  Digital Marketing Manager
Ryan Wells  Training Associate
Saetia Belardes  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Sam Ames  Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Sam Arpino, M.Ed.  Senior Director of People Operations
Sam Gold  Senior Manager of Talent Engagement
Samantha Kripitz  Crisis Services Senior Digital Supervisor
Samir Durrani  Data Analyst
Sandy Hugo  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Sarah Hallock  Crisis Services Lead Digital Supervisor
Shaun Anderson  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Shira Kogan  Director of Corporate Development
Shona DiPaula  Training Associate
Simon Hunter  Software Engineer
Sofi Goode  Corporate Development Manager
Stephanie Vicente  Accounting Manager
Susy Chu, CPTD  Instructional Design Manager
Sveta Margolin  Senior Special Projects Manager
Taki Hasegawa  Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Takuya Yoshimoto  Senior Product Manager
Tina Barber  Director of Community Giving
Tommy Marzella  Director of TrevorSpace
Tori Pierce  TrevorSpace Supervisor
Tracy Ferrell  Senior Revenue Manager
Troy Stevenson  Senior Advocacy Campaign Manager
Vance Graves  Senior Special Projects Associate
Vanessa Ochoa  Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Vaughn Frisby  Senior Major Gifts Officer
Victoria Vega  Recruitment Coordinator
Virginia Logan  Lifeline Supervisor
Wilson Lee  Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Zach Eisenstein  Communications Manager
Zoë Brian  Training Coordinator
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