Julie Schauer became involved with drug prevention work unexpectedly. Having a Masters in Art History and years of college teaching behind her, she unexpectedly encountered marijuana activists while teaching. The propagandists came from a lobbying group from Washington, DC, to recruit students. Seeing that the activists were in denial of the dangers of marijuana, she saw the need to counter their messages. With the support of major national anti-drug groups, and a publicist friend, she started Parents Opposed to Pot in 2014. She has given talks about the effects of marijuana at Rutgers University and at San Patrignano in Italy. The Drug Free America Foundation gave her a Moxie Award. She is glad that navigating the territory of drug use in a society that promotes it, is now behind her because her children are adults.
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Aubree Adams is a proud mom of 2 sons and 2 dogs and is a former Pueblo Colorado resident. She has a BS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and has worked as a physical therapist assistant for almost 20 years, with an emphasis on pelvic floor dysfunctions.
After experiencing the devastating consequence of marijuana legalization she started volunteering and warning other communities which opened the door for her to serve as Assistant Director of Every Brain Matters, a project of Parents Opposed to Pot (non-profit). She is also an administrator for Moms Strong and is the Director of a group called Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Texas, which unites and educates communities on the impacts of marijuana.
Aubree presents a unique firsthand perspective of this public health crisis that she expressed in the documentary, Chronic State. She has publicly debated the marijuana proponents in Texas in hopes they choose to embrace their children, not the drug culture expansion.
In 2018, Aubree decided to leave Colorado due to the harms legal marijuana caused her family and community and join her son in a dynamic enthusiastic recovery community in Houston Texas, where she has volunteered as the parent coordinator. She embraces the opportunity to host teens and young adults who are in recovery in her home. She sponsors, supports, and encourages other parents to work their own recovery programs and currently leads an online recovery group through the Every Brain Matters community.
Bronwen Skinner is a former Colorado parent who left in 2019 due to marijuana and drug expansion culture issues in her beloved community. She has a BS in Theater/English/Psychology and a MA in Biblical Counseling. She spent many years at home with her two wonderful children, one of whom has left Colorado as well.
Bronwen has worked as a volunteer for Restorative Justice programs and a local combined middle school/high school for at-risk youth, as well as donating counseling time to single mothers. She has been a teacher and leader in her church and has eleven years youth ministry experience. She is grateful to be able to throw her hat in the drug prevention ring, believing that marijuana is a harm to many people and communities.
Currently, Bronwen serves as Outreach Coordinator for Every Brain Matters, Parents Opposed to Pot, Jennifer’s Messengers, and works with Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Texas. She helps coordinate the support and advocacy group meetings, coordinates Think Ya Know?, works to grow awareness for Jennifer’s Messengers, and uses her organizational skills and experience to plan and coordinate projects and campaigns.
Bronwen enjoys hiking, time with family and friends, serving in her church, and travel. She hopes to complete her and her husband’s bucket list of visiting all 62 National Parks, maybe even with their ever- evolving group of adopted rescue dogs.
Corinne Gasper is the mom of the most beautiful woman, Jennifer Corinne, who was tragically killed by a medical marijuana impaired driver. This inspired her to be an impactful speaker who warns the public on the dangers of marijuana DUI. Because of this, Corinne is nationally known and has been featured on “The Ingraham Angle” and many other popular media sites. Her opt-ed, Don’t say marijuana is harmless. A stoned driver killed my daughter was featured in the Chicago Tribune, and she has been a speaker at the NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration event.
Corinne has volunteered many hours helping organizations like MADD, Smart Approach to Marijuana and Moms Strong. She won an award after speaking to over a hundred schools for Lifeline of Ohio, has testified at the New Jersey Black Caucus, and has been a guest speaker at other rallies and schools. She was also instrumental is forming Safe Teen Driving Delaware Ohio Task Force and served as the co-chair. She is a member of the legislation pillar of the OSU Risk Institute’s National Focus on Distracted Driving. She currently is on the Board of Directors of a non-profit, Prevention Action Alliance.
Corinne is now the Developmental Manager of a non-profit called Parents Opposed to Pot and Every Brain Matters , but most importantly she leads their latest project that honors her daughter and others whose lives have been lost to marijuana impaired driving, called Jennifer’s Messengers.
When Corinne is not educating, she teaches children to play piano, and enjoys many hobbies like cycling, and spending time with her family. Not only is Corinne known nationally, but her cat Cinder, also known as “Pretty Grumpy Cat”, has her own following as well on social media.