Mrs. Mester was trafficked for two years as teenager. She has an intimate understanding of the victimization these girls are suffering and uses her own life story to build public awareness, emotional connections with victims, and hope for those still trapped.
Mrs. Mester is currently on the board of directors for Hidden Treasures Foundation. In addition to this Mrs. Mester has served as Outreach Director, Media Relations, featured speaker in public awareness events and Fundraising Coordinator.
Mrs. Epps graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University and works at San Diego Center for Children as a Residential Counselor. In 2015 Mrs. Epps married Phil, a wonderful man who serves as Petty Officer in the Navy and together they devote themselves to helping the youth within their community.