MEET OUR TEAM
Founder and President
Fiercely driven to end Human Trafficking, Melanie has seen first hand the effects of those trafficked. Working with Sex Trafficked Survivors for over 8 years has lead Melanie to enter the battle on the other side. Her goal is to squash this insidious crime before it begins.
When Melanie isn’t working with Pursuit 3416 or “her girls” (as she likes to call the survivors) then you will find her creating design plans for her Interior Design clients, serving others, and exploring God’s creation during traveling adventures with her family.
Vice President and Director of Training + Development
If you get the chance to meet Kayla you will quickly learn that she is someone who is extremely passionate, cares deeply for others, and loves talking. Since high school Kayla has taken that love for people and pursued opportunities that focus on growing individuals skills and knowledge so that they can be the best version of themselves. Inspired by her own learning of the horrific nature of human trafficking Kayla, with no hesitation, decided to partner with Pursuit3416 as the Director of Training + Development to help bring awareness and an end to human trafficking everywhere.
When Kayla is not hard at work creating powerpoints or drafting presentations , you will likely find her outdoors with her husband or family enjoying God’s wonderful gifts of nature and the great outdoors.
Treasurer - Director of Marketing + Fundraising
Abbey Wilson is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. At church she serves with the best kids ever- TODDLERS! She also is on the leadership team for Celebrate Recovery. She is married to Nick Wilson and together they have two wild Wilson boys.
When she is not doing marketing and fundraising for Christian School District during the day you can find her outside doing anything not on a computer. As a mother of two boys, Abbey feels compelled to help this ministry accomplish its mission because our children are the stewards of the next generation. With the right information they can be the generation that ends this.
Media and Marketing Manager
Bio coming soon!
Behavioral Health Consultant
Blair is a therapist that works primarily with teens and young adults struggling in a variety of different areas (depression, anxiety, boundaries, identity, etc.). She has a passion for people to understand they are fully known and fully loved by their Creator. This passion has inspired her to partner with Pursuit 3416 and be a part of God's bigger plan in ending the crime that is Human Trafficking.
In her free time, you can find Blair trying out a new coffee shop, traveling to visit her friends all over the US, or cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks (Rock Chalk!).
Christine is a wife and mom to three adult girls and spent her career as an accountant until her and her husband James moved to Puerto Rico in 2018 for his job. She fills her time with volunteering and has spent 3 years with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, fostered about 15 puppies for Love4Satos and has assisted in the fundraising event planning for the Jane Stern Library. She has also coordinated the Dress for Success program at the Boys and Girls club of Puerto Rico.
When she isn’t busy with volunteer work she spends her time walking her two dogs, shopping, bible study and spending time with friends exploring the island.
Having been delivered from human trafficking herself, she has a fire in her belly to share her story and fight boldly against these crimes in our neighborhood. While she is currently on her healing journey, she finds peace and purpose in her growing relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Samantha spends her days right beside her daughter with whom she loves more than words. When not focused on ministry work, she is planning her next Jordan Essentials event, and sharing her love for their nontoxic natural botanically-based products with those around her.
“Love the one that’s in front of you” is the purpose of her life. Eryca is passionate about people and helping others see who they are in Christ and believe they are valued.
She devotes her time and heart to her family and friends. Eryca enjoys writing, making food, and engaging in invaluable, deep conversations with others.
Bio Coming Soon!