Scott Tayloe is a proud entrepreneur and LGBTQ advocate. Starting his first company at the age of 22, Scott has worked in the field of International Education for over a decade assisting U.S. University students in the opportunity to go overseas by studying, volunteering and interning abroad. Through his work in international education Scott consults institutions on the quality, efficiency and organization of their international opportunities and processes. In addition to his work in study abroad Scott owns and operates Hayden’s List, an LGBTQ friendly resource directing our community and allies to those with open doors and fighting against religious freedom laws that impact our families every day. As a family directly impacted by gun violence, Scott is proud to have now formed Come Out Against Gun Violence. As a Floridian the attacks on the Pulse Nightclub were far too close to home and brought back memories of the Gun Violence that have impacted his life and so many of those around us. It’s time we take a stand, and it’s time we all come out again..this time against Gun Violence in America.
Claire works to ensure that every donation and show of support contributes to the mission of Come Out Against Gun Violence. She has joined the team with years of experience in working in strategic planning, program management, and higher education. She holds a Masters Degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from SIT Graduate Institute and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
When asked “When did you come out?” Josh likes to respond, “I was never in.” As an activist in the LGBT community since as far back as he can remember Josh proudly took a boy to Prom and advocated for suicide prevention within his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. He has worked for Starbucks for over 15 years and has always been proud to serve a company that has always stood up for their LGBT employees. Indeed, the company granted benefits to him and his partner and supported their adoption efforts with a grant. Today he is proud to take on his newest job in life and that comes with the title, Daddy.
As a teacher, Veronica knows a thing or two about making a difference and working for causes she believes in. She volunteers annually for the American Cancer Society and has worked for groups like Ford Motor Credit Company, Bank of America and Citizens Bank. With a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Master’s in Education, Veronica is inspired by Arianna Huffington because she’s savvy. A lover of pop culture and cocktails Veronica says, “It’s not worth doing if you can’t have fun and laugh while doing it.”
Troy earned a master’s degree in International Studies (MSS) at the University of Colorado at Denver and has continued his studies via a doctoral program in education policy. He has directed several non-profit organizations, including those he helped found in Southeast Asia. Besides Come Out Against Gun Violence, current projects include the construction of a community center in the Philippines, a computer training project with the Department of Social Welfare, and ongoing support for a street children project.
Regina’s passionate about growth, change and truth. She has a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas and her Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Regina believes everyone has the right to live an authentic life and is a strong advocate when it comes to defending the concept of true equality.