Girls: Whether you are currently involved in the sex trade looking for a way out, or have been out for a while, we want to offer you support. For help finding a new life of freedom, safety, and hope, call our 24-hour hotline for girls: 206-451-REST (7378)
To learn more about REST, attend one of our trainings, or become a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing address only:
24 Roy Street Box 256
Seattle, WA 98109
Amanda Hightower, Executive Director
Amanda has over five years of experience working with street-involved and exploited youth in the Seattle region, with part of that time on staff at a residential shelter for girls ages 11-17. She has served as a volunteer counselor for four years, primarily working with victims of sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation. Ms. Hightower is a Certified National Wraparound Coach and helped build the Groundwork Project, a successful pilot program initiated by United Way to provide wraparound services to homeless youth and young adults. Ms. Hightower has her BA in Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington and is currently working on her MSW at the University of Washington.
Bridget Battistoni, Director of Operations
Bridget has 15 years of successful experience in the nonprofit sector where she has provided leadership in the areas of development and training, volunteer management, procurement and strategic planning for several NPO’s. She developed and maintained database of 1100+ targeted companies resulting in over $377,000 in funding for the Kent School District. While PTA President, Bridget was responsible for oversight of 35 committees and hundreds of volunteer hours. Bridget spent two years in project management and volunteer coordination for the Building a Legacy Project for Renton Christian Center where she also served as a bookkeeper. Bridget also served as the treasurer on the Board of Rainier Christian Schools. In addition to her role with REST, Bridget is a deacon and volunteer biblical counselor and the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at her church. In her spare time, she has volunteered with World Vision, Union Gospel Mission, Hope Place and served as a missionary in Haiti.
Edward Sumner, Director of Development
Edward Sumner has 10 years of development and non-profit leadership experience and is passionate about serving people in hard places. Edward has successfully provided strategic and prayerful vision, design, and execution of annual fundraising plans of over $1M. While serving in a Director of Development role at New Horizons Ministries and Puget Sound Christian Clinic, he acquired hundreds of new giving relationships and expanded their networks of fiscal support through events, grants, churches, and businesses. Edward is gifted speaker, influencer, and connector of people. In addition to serving with REST, Edward is in leadership at Downtown Cornerstone Church.
Brent Turner, Chairman of the Board
Brent Turner is responsible for REST development and strategic direction, and he is also the Chairman of REST’s Board of Directors. Professionally, Mr. Turner is Principal at Turner Digital Media Services; he provides strategy, product, and operational consulting services to companies in the digital media industry. Previous to his current role, he was Executive Vice President of Call Products for Marchex, a digital marketing company in Seattle, WA. Before Marchex, he served as General Manager of Bing Advertising and Microsoft Media Network. He arrived at Microsoft through its acquisition of aQuantive, then the biggest acquisition in Microsoft history. Mr. Turner is the Chairman of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Vanderbilt Business School and a General Partner in Founder’s Co-Op, a Seattle-based incubator of high-tech startup businesses.
Mr. Turner is also a board member of the Light’s Home, a counseling services ministry located in Seattle. He is regular supporter of Grace Ministries International, Pilgrim Africa, and International Justice Mission. His experience with direct service is also broad; Mr. Turner served as a resident big brother at Youth Town of Tennessee; conducted prison ministry during his graduate studies in Nashville, Tennessee; volunteered with Street Youth Ministries in Seattle, and has participated in outreach and service activities in sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.