Nathan EarlPronouns: he/his/him
Chief Executive Officer | Founder
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -- Viktor Frankl
Nathan Earl is anti-trafficking pioneer, fierce advocate and visionary leader with a passion for building resilient communities immune to exploitation. In his role as at Ark of Freedom Alliance, Nathan creates impactful change across systems by leveraging prior lived experiences involving commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, incarceration and addiction to develop and lead transformational initiatives aimed at ending the marginalization of male and LGBT+ victims of violent trauma, and those at risk.
In addition to leading national and local strategic initiatives for Ark of Freedom Alliance, Nathan serves as a human trafficking subject matter expert for world-class organizations such as Kristi House, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Office of the Texas Governor and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Furthermore, he advocates for the continued framing of human trafficking as a public health priority and educates regional and national stakeholders on the systemic factors that create and sustain exploitation through his work as a Consultant with the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime.
As a 2019 Fellow of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, Nathan contributed to the crafting of strategic recommendations that identified ways to incorporate a 2Generation/Whole Family approach to preventing the trafficking of children.
Nathan’s educational background includes a business degree from State College of Florida, current studies in marketing and public health at the University of South Florida, a Certificate in Leadership from Coro Southern California and a Certificate in Human Subjects Research from Florida International University.
In summary, Nathan represents tangible evidence of the resilience of the human spirit; that anyone can rise from extraordinary circumstances to do great things in the world when connected to and supported by an engaged and trauma-informed community.
Clara Paul, Executive Assistant
Clara Paul is an emerging advocate determined to contribute to making our world a better place. Set to graduate Magna Cum Laude in August from Florida International University, Clara will be awarded a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Certificate in Human Rights and Political Transitions. She earned an AS in Video Production from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale where she was awarded Best Portfolio and Best Portfolio Book. She also enjoys teaching dance to kids and teens.
Stephen Ferrante, Program Consultant
Matthew C. White House (outreach, care coordination, case management, housing and supports)
Zander Keig, LCSW - Chair
Stephen Ferrante, LCSW - Co-Chair
Trey Foerster, MSW
One Generation (prevention education, training and awareness)