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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

Operations and Program Director

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 always had a heart for justice for the poor around the world. She has visited 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, with plans to travel the world as a photojournalist. However, God called her to Hollywood to work at 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal with writers and producers for shows such as “24,” “Awake” and various national commercials. Joy and her husband Josh have been married for five years and love watching movies, hanging out at the beach and going on other random adventures. Joy loves traveling, meeting new people and seeing God bring restoration to the lives of the broken and downtrodden.

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Joy Collins Brodt

Joy Collins Brodt

Operations and Program Director

Tracy Nielsen

Office & Communications Manager

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. She is so excited to be joining the Treasures Team!

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Tracy Nielsen

Tracy Nielsen

Office & Communications Manager

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 here.

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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

Associate Pastor at Oasis Church

Alex is an Associate Pastor at Oasis Church in Los Angeles, California. He has been a part of Oasis Church since 1999. Alex has spent the last 25 years working in the field of social welfare, education and pastoral care. He is passionate about helping people discover their God given potential and purpose. Alex is also a certified grief recovery specialist and a community advocate.

He is married to Shunna Jones-Moreno who also serves as an Associate Pastor at Oasis Church. They are the proud parents of their beautiful children - daughter Layla, and son Caleb.

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Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Alex Jones-Moreno, MSW

Associate Pastor at Oasis Church

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