Aaron Haugabrook was born and raised in Minnesota. He has a passion for healing young people through the art of music. He is an R&B artist himself, and has been writing/singing since he was 12. He runs the arts programming at SafeZone, and has worked with Face to Face as a drop-in advocate since August 2017. His mission is to be a role model for his peers and help guide the young people in the community by finding their passions and giving them the tools to pursue them.
Duina is Mexican American and identifies as queer. They were born and raised in Minnesota. They graduated from Augsburg University in 2016. They double majored in Sociology and Theater. They have a strong educational background in diversity, equity, inclusion, and LGBTQIA related issues. They have over five years of experience working with at-risk youth and are passionate about dismantling and interrupting systems of oppression.
Ginny grew up all over the Minneapolis/St Paul area, but now you can usually find her in the kitchen, both at SafeZone and at home. She has always loved making people smile by creating delicious meals! She has also long been about encouraging individual growth; she raised a now 20-something daughter who is on the autism spectrum. Professionally, she spent the last nine years helping empower individuals with barriers for Goodwill EasterSeals Minnesota, focusing on personal development. During that time, she went to school to earn an Associate’s Degree in Human Service. Additionally, she spent two years without a permanent home as a young adult, and was actually a client of SafeZone over 20 years ago. She is hoping to use the knowledge gained from these experiences to assist young people to realize and utilize what they really have to offer this world!