Courtney has been part of the anti-trafficking movement since 2012. Her desire to see restoration of the dignity and identity of girls and women led her to start Rise Collective in 2016. She is passionate about helping people heal, know their value, and experience redemption in their stories. She now lives full-time in Eastern Romania with her husband, Ricky. She is the President of Rise Collective and oversees program development on the ground.
Ricky is passionate about business and collaboration. Since university, his goal has been to connect the business and non-profit sectors to maximize impact around the world. He manages all collaboration efforts in Romania and is leading the organization towards scalability.