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Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Founder/Executive Director

Harmony (Dust) Grillo founded Treasures Ministries (Treasures), a faith-based, survivor-led outreach and support group to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in 2003.

She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at UCLA before going on to work as a Children’s Social Worker at the Department of Children Services. In 2007, she received the Dorothy F. Kirby Outstanding Youth Social Worker Award from the National Associate of Social Workers.

As a sex-industry overcomer, Harmony is passionate about assisting women in their journey of healing and transformation. Using a combination of personal story, biblical insights and evidence-based theories, she sheds light on the impact a “pornified” culture has on the people who live in it.

In 2007, Harmony’s story was featured in Glamour Magazine, bringing an international spotlight to the work of Treasures. As the need for similar organizations across the globe became apparent, Harmony and her team began training others to replicate the Treasures model of outreach and care in their cities. Since that point, through the Outreach Training Program, Treasures has provided training to help launch outreaches in over 100 cities, in nine countries, on five continents! Her vision is to see a sex industry outreach trained and mobilized in every major city on the globe where the commercial sex industry is operating.

She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, The Dr. Drew Show, The Tyra Banks Show and Preachers of LA. She is a sought after speaker and her memoir, <em>Scars &amp; Stilettos</em>, gives an account of the journey of going from working in strip clubs, to leading an organization that reaches women in the sex industry on a global scale.

If you are interested in having Harmony speak at your church, event or organization, please take a moment to fill out the speaker request form at:

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Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Founder/Executive Director

Joy Collins Brodt

Chief Operations Officer

Joy believes that people and their stories are evidence that God is intimately involved in the narrative of mankind. Raised in a Christian family, Joy has always had a heart for justice for the poor around the world. She has traveled to Bolivia, Mexico and Tanzania promoting different humanitarian and kingdom efforts. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary film. After graduating she worked with Academy Award winning writers and producers at 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal with writers and producers for shows such as “24,” “Awake." Joy loves traveling, cooking meeting new people and seeing God bring restoration to the lives of the broken and downtrodden. Her and her husband love hanging out at the beach.

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Joy Collins Brodt

Joy Collins Brodt

Chief Operations Officer

Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Co-Founder of Reach Up and Reach Out

Alex Jones-Moreno and his wife Shunna are the founders of Reach Up Reach Out Ministries, a non-profit organization that cares for orphans and widows in developing nations. He has worked in full time ministry for over 20 years and done extensive missions work around the globe. Both Alex and Shunna are ordained ministers, trained in Grief Recovery and have a heart to see people encounter Jesus and live the abundant life they were purposed to live. Alex serves as RURO’s President and has a passion to serve the poor. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Masters in Social Work.

Alex and Shunna live in Los Angeles and have 2 amazing children, Layla, who is 12 and Caleb, who is 9.

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Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Co-Founder of Reach Up and Reach Out

Jim Dodgen

Chairman of the Board | Career Coach & Futurist

Jim is a Career Coach and Futurist, serving people of all types through career transition and the personal branding process. He is a thought leader who facilitates innovative, career management approaches to help people articulate their value and find their Passion and Path. He’s an expert at LinkedIn, helping clients leverage the site to facilitate career growth. As an advocate for Free Agency and Social Enterprise, Jim and his partners run a web-based, Career Coaching site. He also leads Solitude Retreats to help people “hear their heart” and connect to the passion that drives their leadership and purpose.

Working through the healing process together, Jim with his wife Roe, have a ministry of restoration with people struggling through various debilitating addictive patterns. Separately and together they lead retreats and leadership development seminars and serve together on the Treasures Board. They strive to “know and be known” in the presence of God and Jesus Christ – to embrace the freedom that come with intimate and honest conversations.

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Jim Dodgen

Jim Dodgen

Chairman of the Board | Career Coach & Futurist

Ashley Abercrombie

Ashley is passionate about transformation in people, communities and neighborhoods. She is committed to developing sustainable solutions to felt needs in the city of Los Angeles, as well as advocacy for the poor and marginalized. She seeks restorative justice through partnership and collaboration and desires to seek change at both the individual and institutional level.

Having overcome a broken past of eating disorders, alcohol and drugs, rape and abortion, Ashley speaks to relevant issues prevalent in society and empowers people to overcome their past and turn their pain into purpose. She is a pastor, writer, voracious reader, teacher and an LAPD Prison Chaplain.

The joy of her life is her family and friends. Ashley and her husband Cody are committed to building a strong marriage, loving their adorable son, breaking bread at the table, and doing good wherever they go.

You can read Ashley’s blogs here: <a href="http://ashabercrombie.wordpress.com">ashabercrombie.wordpress.com</a>.

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Ashley Abercrombie

Ashley Abercrombie

Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Founder/Executive Director

Harmony (Dust) Grillo founded Treasures Ministries (Treasures), a faith-based, survivor-led outreach and support group to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in 2003.

She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at UCLA before going on to work as a Children’s Social Worker at the Department of Children Services. In 2007, she received the Dorothy F. Kirby Outstanding Youth Social Worker Award from the National Associate of Social Workers.

As a sex-industry overcomer, Harmony is passionate about assisting women in their journey of healing and transformation. Using a combination of personal story, biblical insights and evidence-based theories, she sheds light on the impact a “pornified” culture has on the people who live in it.

In 2007, Harmony’s story was featured in Glamour Magazine, bringing an international spotlight to the work of Treasures. As the need for similar organizations across the globe became apparent, Harmony and her team began training others to replicate the Treasures model of outreach and care in their cities. Since that point, through the Outreach Training Program, Treasures has provided training to help launch outreaches in over 100 cities, in nine countries, on five continents! Her vision is to see a sex industry outreach trained and mobilized in every major city on the globe where the commercial sex industry is operating.

She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, The Dr. Drew Show, The Tyra Banks Show and Preachers of LA. She is a sought after speaker and her memoir, <em>Scars &amp; Stilettos</em>, gives an account of the journey of going from working in strip clubs, to leading an organization that reaches women in the sex industry on a global scale.

If you are interested in having Harmony speak at your church, event or organization, please take a moment to fill out the speaker request form at:

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Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSW

Founder/Executive Director

Tracy Nielsen

Director of Care and Communications

Tracy was born in San Diego and grew up in Idaho. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. After, Tracy continued her education at the Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, CA. She enjoys traveling and has gone on mission trips teaching English, empowering women, and working in orphanages in India, Dubai, Africa, Mexico, and Ecuador. Tracy loves living in Los Angeles, where all cultures converge in one city. Her life verse is Romans 8:16, “For the Holy Spirit speaks to us and tells our spirit that we are children of God.” Tracy is passionate about seeking justice and helping people live in true freedom and encounter the love of the Father. Tracy enjoys laughing, spending time with her family, and exploring new places.

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Tracy Nielsen

Tracy Nielsen

Director of Care and Communications

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

In addition to her role at Biola University, Roe in the past has worked with an International ministry in Romania.

Roe began her career as a teacher when their youngest child entered school. In 2005 she graduated from Talbot Seminary with a Master’s in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. While at Talbot, she oversaw women’s discipleship and urban ministries. After graduation she became a caseworker with the Orange County Rescue Mission before coming to work at Biola.

Roe has been on countless mission trips, volunteered in homeless ministry, and led retreats over the last 15 years. Her and her husband offer pre-marital counseling and mentoring for couples struggling with sexual addiction.

Roe grew up in Wyoming and stepped into the Kingdom of God when she accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 18. Her passionate love for Jesus is what drives her life and her desire to follow his will. She has been married to her husband Jim since 1975 and they have 3 grown children. She enjoys the outdoors, skiing, sailing, and dancing.

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Roe Dodgen

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Harmony Dust (MSW)

Founder/Executive Director of Treasures Ministries

Harmony Dust founded Treasures Ministries (Treasures), a faith-based, survivor-led outreach and support group to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking in 2003.

She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at UCLA before going on to work as a Children’s Social Worker at the Department of Children Services. In 2007, she received the Dorothy F. Kirby Outstanding Youth Social Worker Award from the National Associate of Social Workers.

As a sex-industry overcomer, Harmony is passionate about assisting women in their journey of healing and transformation. Using a combination of personal story, biblical insights and evidence-based theories, she sheds light on the impact a “pornified” culture has on the people who live in it.

In 2007, Harmony’s story was featured in Glamour Magazine, bringing an international spotlight to the work of Treasures. As the need for similar organizations across the globe became apparent, Harmony and her team began training others to replicate the Treasures model of outreach and care in their cities. Since that point, through the Outreach Training Program, Treasures has provided training for over 70 outreach affiliates throughout the US, Africa, Canada and Australia. Her goal is to train, disciple and mobilize outreach leaders in every major city on the globe where the commercial sex industry is operating.

She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, The Dr. Drew Show, The Tyra Banks Show and Preachers of LA. She is a sought after speaker and her memoir, <a href="http://treasures-ministries.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/scars-and-stilettos-book">Scars &amp; Stilettos</a>, gives an account of the journey of going from working in strip clubs, to leading an organization that reaches women in the sex industry on a global scale.

<a href="http://iamatreasure.info/stories/harmonys-story/">Read Harmony’s Story</a>

Topics Harmony Speaks on:

Understanding Psychological Chains
Best Practices for Caring for Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation
Reaching People Effectively
The Path to Freedom
The Power of a Story
The Truth About Porn
Healthy Sexuality
Identity and Value
Boundaries and Self-Care
Sex Industry Outreach Leadership

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Harmony Dust (MSW)

Harmony Dust (MSW)

Founder/Executive Director of Treasures Ministries

Corwin Carson

North American Director for Rethink Robotics

Passionate, dedicated and motivated, business visionary Corwin Carson is known for his boundless energy, strong character and enthusiasm for building companies and mentoring teams from the ground up.

Corwin is currently the North American Director for Rethink Robotics, a venture capital funded disruptive technology company. Previously he spent 12 years as a Regional Director for Keyence, a global automation technology company headquartered in Japan, where he oversaw a team of 22 people. His career experience and successes have earned him a reputation as a sought after leader and public speaker.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a B.S. degree in Economics and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Corwin’s strengths lie in developing systems, and creating sales and marketing strategies, as well as product creation and development.

In his free time, the Los Angeles resident is an avid sailor, tennis player, cyclist and real estate enthusiast. He also actively serves as a Ministry team leader for Saddleback Church in Los Angeles.

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Corwin Carson

Corwin Carson

North American Director for Rethink Robotics

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Roe has been serving with Treasures since 2008. She became the Care Team Director for Treasures in 2009 as well as being on the board. Roe trains the Care Team as they are mentoring the women we serve. She also mentors women in and out of the industry along side of leading the Care Team. She is passionate about helping women understand their unique giftedness and helping them unpack their stories as they move towards understanding health and how their unique experiences fit into their calling.

Roe is also adjunct faculty at a local University when she is not serving the Treasures women. She is married to her college sweetheart and has 3 grown children. She grew up in Wyoming and loves the outdoors, skiing sailing, and dancing.

Topics Roe speaks on:

- Leading a Care Team – Training and continued self-care practices
- Stages of Change, Understanding Motivational Interviewing
- Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – How to Come Along side of those as lay persons
- Reflective Listening, Looking for the Invitation
- Self-Care Practices – Watching for Burnout or Compassion Overload
- Spiritual Formation – Understanding the Journey Spiritually with Individual brokenness – Reclaiming Our Stories
- Helping women become safe People as they understand boundaries
- Retreat Ministry – How to set up Retreats that are safe and engaging, Using Prayer Stations and Art for Women coming out of the Sex-Industry

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Roe Dodgen

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Writer, Author, Survivor

Jessika worked in the adult entertainment industry on and off for 12 years. She is a survivor of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She encountered Treasures on one of their first outreaches to her club in Hollywood. In 2006 she left the industry for good, and in 2012 began to receive care, support, and mentorship from the Treasures team. She eventually became a member of the outreach team and now sponsors women through the Celebrate Recovery program.

She was Executive Director of Parenting Across Communities from 2009-2013 and spoke at workshops across the country. She has written some curriculums on varying subjects and is a contributing writer for several blogs.

Jessika has spoken at church’s around Los Angeles giving her testimony and focusing on recovery and codependency in relationship with an addict as well as how to understand your value in God’s eyes. She has shared her story for several events for Treasures Ministry as well as at some local churches and in video testimonies. Jessika is an active member of the Pastoral Care Team at her church as well as a Department Member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. She is also a certified facilitator of the Strengthening Families and Communities Curriculum.

Topics Jessika Speaks On:

-Recovery

-Women’s issues

-Navigating relationship

-Codependency in relationship with an addict

-Finding your purpose

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Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Jessika Fuhrmaneck

Writer, Author, Survivor

Andee Flynn

Writer

After leaving the sex industry in 2006, Andee heard Harmony speak at her local church and reached out to Treasures herself in 2007. The materials and support she received were invaluable to Andee on her healing journey. After working as a director of a non-profit sexual integrity program for teens and young adults, Andee left to marry and follow her dream as a writer and stay-at-home mom. Andee is the author of the book, Talking to God. She serves on the outreach team and as the Care Team coordinator at Treasures. She and her husband, a pastor, have one child and live in Los Angeles.

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Andee Flynn

Andee Flynn

Writer

Dee Roman

Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker

Dee Roman is an author, coach and motivational speaker. She is an avid story teller and uses her natural gift of encouragement to help people overcome insurmountable obstacles. She believes in miracles because she is one!

Nearly five years ago, Dee walked into Oasis Church deeply scarred from her life in the sex industry and a 30-year drug addiction. It was there she came face to face with the truth: she was valued by God and had a purpose.

Dee dove head first into her recovery process and started attending a variety of recovery programs, The Bondage Breakers, Celebrate Recovery, Greif Recovery and a pirate support group for ex sex industry workers, run by the Treasures Ministry in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by love and found the courage to work through her healing so that she could use her story to help others heal.

Dee has coached survivors of sex trafficking at the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Project Hope. She is currently mentoring several women from Treasures who are transitioning out of the sex industry. Dee also teaches The Grief Recovery Method at Oasis Church.

Topics Dee Speaks on:

- Grief Recovery
- Overcoming Addiction
- Overcoming Sexual Abuse
- Raising up leaders
- Nurturing your God given gifts
- Being a new creation in Christ
- From overcomer to liberator

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Dee Roman

Dee Roman

Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker

Christine Cesa

Advocate, Speaker, Educator

Christine is a survivor of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and now is an advocate for girls and women around the world. She is a graduate of Fuller Seminary with a Masters in Intercultural Studies with Children at Risk. Christineis passionate for girls at risk, empowering women, equipping the church and communities and preventing and ending the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Trafficking.

Topics Christine speaks on:

- Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking/ Commercial Exploitation of Children
- Trafficking 101
- Advocacy for Girls and Women: The risk factors and how you can respond
- Miraculous: A personal journey through commercial sexual exploitation
- Survivors and the need for communities to respond
- The Value of Spiritual Practices

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Christine Cesa

Christine Cesa

Advocate, Speaker, Educator

Monique Calderon

Treasures Administrative Assistant, Speaker, Support Group Host

Monique is born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her dream of being an actress led her to live the Hollywood life, and before she knew it, her flexible and fun job as a Go-Go Dancer led to her working as a Party Stripper and then snowballed into her using her body for whatever she wanted. Her party hard lifestyle led her in jail facing possible attempted murder charges. That night as she sat looking back on her life and wondered how she let her life spin so out of control, she decided to give God a try.

She wasn't immediately healed of her addictions, her issues didn't go away, but something in her had changed. It what could only be said as a miracle, all charges against her were dropped and it was then that she realized that God did care for her and heard her cries.

On September 11, 2011 she gave her life to the Lord and stepped away from the Sex Industry for good. Monique has since done Mission work in the Red Light Districts of the Philippines and in Vietnam. Monique is the host for our therapist led Support Group and she has shared her story of redemption to many.

Monique is a great speaker and leads national trainings for Survivor Speaks. She also had the honor of being invited to do a TedTalk on "Worth." You can watch her talk <a href="https://youtu.be/_rmJ0oE1NrE">here</a>.

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Monique Calderon

Monique Calderon

Treasures Administrative Assistant, Speaker, Support Group Host

 

Board of Directors

Ashley Abercrombie

Ashley is passionate about transformation in people, communities and neighborhoods. She is committed to developing sustainable solutions to felt needs in the city of Los Angeles, as well as advocacy for the poor and marginalized. She seeks restorative justice through partnership and collaboration and desires to seek change at both the individual and institutional level.

Having overcome a broken past of eating disorders, alcohol and drugs, rape and abortion, Ashley speaks to relevant issues prevalent in society and empowers people to overcome their past and turn their pain into purpose. She is a pastor, writer, voracious reader, teacher and an LAPD Prison Chaplain.

The joy of her life is her family and friends. Ashley and her husband Cody are committed to building a strong marriage, loving their adorable son, breaking bread at the table, and doing good wherever they go.

You can read Ashley’s blogs here: <a href="http://ashabercrombie.wordpress.com">ashabercrombie.wordpress.com</a>.

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Ashley Abercrombie

Ashley Abercrombie

Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Co-Founder of Reach Up and Reach Out

Alex Jones-Moreno and his wife Shunna are the founders of Reach Up Reach Out Ministries, a non-profit organization that cares for orphans and widows in developing nations. He has worked in full time ministry for over 20 years and done extensive missions work around the globe. Both Alex and Shunna are ordained ministers, trained in Grief Recovery and have a heart to see people encounter Jesus and live the abundant life they were purposed to live. Alex serves as RURO’s President and has a passion to serve the poor. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Masters in Social Work.

Alex and Shunna live in Los Angeles and have 2 amazing children, Layla, who is 12 and Caleb, who is 9.

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Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Co-Founder of Reach Up and Reach Out

Corwin Carson

North American Director for Rethink Robotics

Passionate, dedicated and motivated, business visionary Corwin Carson is known for his boundless energy, strong character and enthusiasm for building companies and mentoring teams from the ground up.

Corwin is currently the North American Director for Rethink Robotics, a venture capital funded disruptive technology company. Previously he spent 12 years as a Regional Director for Keyence, a global automation technology company headquartered in Japan, where he oversaw a team of 22 people. His career experience and successes have earned him a reputation as a sought after leader and public speaker.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a B.S. degree in Economics and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Corwin’s strengths lie in developing systems, and creating sales and marketing strategies, as well as product creation and development.

In his free time, the Los Angeles resident is an avid sailor, tennis player, cyclist and real estate enthusiast. He also actively serves as a Ministry team leader for Saddleback Church in Los Angeles.

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Corwin Carson

Corwin Carson

North American Director for Rethink Robotics

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

In addition to her role at Biola University, Roe in the past has worked with an International ministry in Romania.

Roe began her career as a teacher when their youngest child entered school. In 2005 she graduated from Talbot Seminary with a Master’s in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. While at Talbot, she oversaw women’s discipleship and urban ministries. After graduation she became a caseworker with the Orange County Rescue Mission before coming to work at Biola.

Roe has been on countless mission trips, volunteered in homeless ministry, and led retreats over the last 15 years. Her and her husband offer pre-marital counseling and mentoring for couples struggling with sexual addiction.

Roe grew up in Wyoming and stepped into the Kingdom of God when she accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 18. Her passionate love for Jesus is what drives her life and her desire to follow his will. She has been married to her husband Jim since 1975 and they have 3 grown children. She enjoys the outdoors, skiing, sailing, and dancing.

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Roe Dodgen

Roe Dodgen

Staff Spiritual Director & Adjunct Faculty at Biola University

Jim Dodgen

Chairman of the Board | Career Coach & Futurist

Jim is a Career Coach and Futurist, serving people of all types through career transition and the personal branding process. He is a thought leader who facilitates innovative, career management approaches to help people articulate their value and find their Passion and Path. He’s an expert at LinkedIn, helping clients leverage the site to facilitate career growth. As an advocate for Free Agency and Social Enterprise, Jim and his partners run a web-based, Career Coaching site. He also leads Solitude Retreats to help people “hear their heart” and connect to the passion that drives their leadership and purpose.

Working through the healing process together, Jim with his wife Roe, have a ministry of restoration with people struggling through various debilitating addictive patterns. Separately and together they lead retreats and leadership development seminars and serve together on the Treasures Board. They strive to “know and be known” in the presence of God and Jesus Christ – to embrace the freedom that come with intimate and honest conversations.

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Jim Dodgen

Jim Dodgen

Chairman of the Board | Career Coach & Futurist