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SUSAN LARSON PROFILE
As a Director, Chip was instrumental in the vision and creation of MoviesMakingADifference, he is the liaison for the boys MMAD places, from meeting them at the airport to getting them to treatment the following day. Chip is a Certified Recovery Specialist and completed a Christian Ministry Internship and now works at a treatment center in Florida. He traveled to Colorado City in the summer of 2015 to be able to better understand the young men and women he works with.
Laura was Diana's "Right Hand Woman" for the production of "Cathedral Canyon". One of the founding members of MoviesMakingADifference, Laura has joined forces with heroic, escaped child brides and is integral in coordinating our food/basic needs drives. Laura has taken over this to rally the troops in Phoenix. She also steps in wherever needed currently planning and organizing an amazing upcoming fundraiser. She's a perfect example of doing,everything she can to MakeADifference!
Preston is the man you want on your team. Upon understanding the importance of getting the story of "Cathedral Canyon" told he took money from his retirement fund and became our Executive Producer. Now that's a philanthropist of the highest order. But Preston is not your typical EP. He cooked BBQ for the entire cast and crew, rolled up his sleeves to construct and clean up sets.Whether it be our screenings,charity work or simply representing the movie, no job is too large or small for Preston.
MoviesMakingADifference would not be what it is today without this extraordinary woman. Deidra is a veteran of the US Air Force finding her passion after watching Cathedral Canyon for the first time and meeting escaped brides. Deidra has jumped on board, conceiving of and chairing the first fundraiser in AZ our much needed Newsletter,organizing data bases,nonprofit software,developing creative strategies, spreading the word and MakingADifference wherever she goes.Deidra also knows sign language.
Chris is the Cancer Service Director at Editha House providing housing, care and comfort to those in need. To have Chris by your side while going through such a journey would make all the difference in the world. We were so grateful when Chris told us that MMAD was her "Vitamin B12 shot. They opened my eyes to polygamy and human trafficking going on in my backyard. Then I learned not only do they expose stories, but then they stick around to help these people.That's when I came onboard."
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Simone has worked on over 17 custom publications including Art & Culture for the Palm Beach Cultural Council and was Program Director of Signature Publications for 15 years and was Director of Sales & Marketing for Ocean Drive Magazine and Vive. She's on the Board of Directors for the Marjorie Fisher Boys & Girls Club and a committee member on the March of Dimes, Children’s Place at Home Safe, International Red Cross, DAR and coordinated sponsorship agreements for Norton Museum of Palm Beach.