Sam is YouthSAFE’s intern. They are working behind the scenes along with the other coordinators to make things run smoothly but can also be spotted at the youth drop-ins. Sam is very over gender at this point, but uses “he” and “they” pronouns. He enjoys watching Netflix, school, reading, and art in his free time. In the fall Sam will be a senior at Parkland High School.
Joshua (or Josh)
Joshua (or Josh) is currently working on his undergraduate degree in Teaching Middle Grades Math and TESOL at UNCG. He loves almost any movie and still likes watching old/new cartoons. Outside of school and working he spends time with his Husband and two dogs, Roxy and Bear. He wants to travel the world and see everything he possibly can. He is over joyed by discovering new things and new people.
Justin is a Student Affairs professional at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his masters degree (Counseling and Educational Development) from UNC Greensboro and he also attended undergrad at Appalachian State University where he received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. Some of his hobbies include watching movies, watching college basketball, eating chicken wings, and listening to a wide variety of podcasts.
Shelton is currently working on completing his undergraduate degree in Business Management at North Carolina A&T University. Shelton is a single dad to the princess that has his heart. He is a Customer and Operations Manager for a Cardiac Lab based out of San Francisco California. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and always looking to try something new. Shelton was raised in an Islamic home but identified at a young age as a Gay Male. Coming Out to his family he thought would be the hardest thing he would ever have to do but was quickly shown that his family loved him for being Shelton. He truly enjoys the strides the LGBTQ community has made over the years but also understands there is still work to do.
Juliann is a Student Affairs staff member at UNCG and enjoys helping students strive for success! Juliann has worked with mentorship and youth leadership in a variety of capacities throughout high school, college, and her career so far, and really enjoys working with people, getting to know them, and offer support for their success. In off time, she loves live music, having awesome conversations, and writing. New to Greensboro, Juliann also enjoys exploring the regional area, finding cool art and good food in the Triad.
Will is a North Carolina native with a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University in Agricultural Business with a concentration in Biological Sciences. Will works as an IT Consultant for a Greensboro-based Oracle software company by day and serves as the Commissioner of Stonewall Sports - Greenbsoro, a not-for-profit LGBTQ+ & Ally adult sports league that is one of fourteen chapters in the US. When not working or playing sports, Will enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and playing video games.
Ruth (Queer) is an undergrad senior at UNC Greensboro double majoring in Sociology and Women's and gender studies with a minor in american sign language. They have been an activist for the community for years and strives to create safe places for youth to be themselves and is very excited to meet new people. Born and raised in the deep country of NC and now living in the city, they enjoy feeding the friendly neighborhood raccoons and always has cat food in their car for any stray cat they come across. They currently live with their partner and cat Prince, likes pretty rocks and cooks a mean lasagna.
Simon is a trans-masculine leaning queer attorney licensed in New York (and would-be super hero). They enjoy various verbs ending in "ing"; their time off is spent reading, writing, researching, baking, cooking, and watching (terrible shows on Netflix).
Chris is a graduate of UNCG with a degree in Communication Studies focusing on interpersonal communication and counseling. Outside of his current job as a web consultant, he enjoys keeping up on the latest TV shows, hiking, going on road trips, and has been to fifty concerts in the last six years. He loves finding new music and making playlists for any occasion - feel free to ask him for recommendations!
Carrie's interest in queerness began at fifteen when she first wanted to have a girlfriend and didn’t have enough words to describe their own feelings or the way they fit (or didn’t fit) into the world around her. Ever since then, they've been a part of communities who work to make the world less confusing and more just for everyone. She loves riding her bike, talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and making queer positive media at http://keepinitqueer.com
Raven is a project manager and the mother to a budding teenage artist. She is active in the local LGBTQ sports community and an aspiring activist for our local LGBTQ youth.
In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music, and mixed martial arts at the local gym with her daughter. She wants to eat her way across the country one road trip at a time, exploring all the local dives along the way!