Founder of BRAVE Education & BRAVE Communications
Kelly is the Executive Director and Founder of BRAVE Education for Trafficking Prevention. Passionate about empowering leadership, research and finding new ways to do what, to others, may seem like ‘the impossible’.
Using research combined with visionary talents, she surrounds herself with brilliant disruptive types, and helps collectively combine brilliance to shine light on the who, what, when, where, why and how around prevention education. Committed to empowering and protecting children and youth, Kelly's expertise in research, behavioural change, education and experience with trafficked youth lead Kelly to develop research, programming and collaborations to address what is needed to help children from being trafficked in the first place.
Kelly is a strategic and creative director, focused on youth empowerment, Presentation coach, publisher and producer of tools to empower individuals, communities and organizations, and is often addressing complex issues.
In addition to BRAVE Education, Kelly serves actively as Lead of Partnerships for TEDxYYC, is the Executive Director of BRAVE Communications and is co-founder of a youth empowerment organization, equipping youth to inspire, overcome and influence!
Bea Wolfe Wallace
Speaker, Program Advisor and Survivor Advocate
Governor of Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan and Northern Wyoming (AMS&NW) District of Optimist International
A champion of BRAVE Education for Trafficking from the time of its conception, Marilyn a multi-generational member of the Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary and invoked for over 26 years. When president of the club, she was compelled to help launch BRAVE Education for Trafficking Prevention after learning this horrific act happens everywhere.
Graduate of Child Education, Mother, Advocate
A mother of five children, married for over 12 years and a Graduate of Child Education. Doing something brave and bold helps you to believe that you are capable of facing those fears, and can overcome anything life throws at you. Yvonne is keen on doing this work, to empower others to have that same boldness, to be brave, and to overcome their fears and vulnerabilities.
Yvonne has volunteered with BRAVE Education for over two years, leading our initiatives in northern remote communities, where we deliver together with local youth and adult leaders to provide empowering prevention education.
Entrepreneur and Human Resource Development Professional
Denise is a third-generation member of Optimist clubs in Calgary and is currently President of the Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary. Denise is excited about BRAVE Education’s mission to educate about the prevention of human trafficking. With a son, daughter and twin granddaughters, she was stunned to learn how prevalent trafficking is even in her own country, bringing the phrase, “There, but for the grace of God, go I,” close to home. Denise is starting to get itchy feet and is ready to explore the world again.
As a former RN in child and infant health, Paula’s innate instinct is to protect children. She served previously as the Provincial Coordinator of the Joy Smith Foundation, and has continued to garner expertise and lobby for change. Paula says: “Children are our future and I feel we must invest in them through preventative health and safety measures." It is our duty as their trusted caregivers and the adults in their lives that are watching out for them to provide this life-saving education. They are, after all, someone’s valued and beloved child. We must embrace our responsibility as adults to be the village that surrounds all children to nurture them in the best ways possible enabling their optimum growth and development.