We were founded in 2012 by Matt Pipkin, who was sexually abused by a trusted family friend at age 6. Believing he was at fault and fearing he'd devastate his family, Matt carried his secret burden for twenty years. In his mid-twenties, he finally shared his story, was overwhelmingly loved by his family, and sought counseling. Matt's counselor helped him realize and truly believe in his innate, unchangeable value and worth, which changed his life.
At Speak Your Silence, we’re focused on helping others realize their innate value and worth so that they can take the necessary steps to move forward and live the great lives they were created to live.
Bridget is the Outreach Manager at Speak Your Silence. She creates partnerships, gets to know donors, and creates space in the community for Speak Your Silence to make new friends!
She jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Speak Your Silence team, but jokes she was only hired because she can drive stick (which is rare nowadays!)!
One of her biggest strengths? Bridget champions people. She is super passionate about empowering people to share their stories!
In her spare time, she’s grabbing coffee at her favorite local spots with her golden retriever, Mac, and a good book! When she’s not reading, there is a good chance that you can find her snowboarding, hiking, camping, playing volleyball, or shopping for new succulents!
Savannah is the Communications Director at Speak Your Silence. Her love for connecting people with stories drives her to find the best stories in an organization and to tell them well. She strongly believes in the potential of people and wants to empower them to live their best life, no matter their circumstances.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Savannah attended Biola University and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing. She would like to clarify that yes, her weekends really were filled with beaches, sunshine, and Disneyland pretty much all the time.
You can usually find her with an iced coffee at any hour of the day while also trying to book her next plane ticket. Taco Tuesday might be her favorite day of the week and she’s pretty obsessed with her little 6-pound Yorkshire Terrier, Lucy, who is the queen of the house.
Savannah and Matt are currently competing on who really is the best ever. This week, Matt claims he’s the best ever, but we’ll see who wins next week.
Matt Pipkin is the founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence. He is also founder and CEO of WeVow.
He loves people and is an entrepreneur focused on work that affirms people’s innate value and worth.
Matt’s a big fan of flying airplanes with his dad; reading books with very cheesy titles like “Awaken The Giant Within”; playing cards with his awesome wife, Ashley; or begging for attention from their two snobby kitties, named Winnie Cooper and “the kitty”. And now, he and Ashley have a kid on the way!
I mean, really, he’s just the best ever*. (*Matt wrote this bio.)
Currenlty, we’re elbows deeps in an awesome project geared toward helping people move forward with their lives in a self-guided way and on an ongoing basis, allowing us to help people in more ways than strictly through our (awesome) counseling program. More to come on this soon!
Beyond this, in October we’re sending our rad Outreach Manager, Bridget, along with out promotional-outreach-pop-up- shop VW bus, “Vanna White”, from Boise to San Diego to reach more people with our mission (and to get into better winter weather)! In the past year, we’ve personally engaged with 20,000 people in front of our bus, which is pretty darn awesome.