Board of Directors
|Matthew Fairfax, Co-Founder||Chair|
President/CEO of James Alan Salon & Spa and small business consultant/trainer with Northern Torch Consulting, Matthew began his career in the corporate world as a human resources professional. After purchasing James Alan Salon & Spa in 1999, he quickly fell in love with the fashion industry.
Matthew has spent the majority of his adult life volunteering. His first philanthropic leadership role was in the late 1980's as the Co-Chair for the Freedom Day Committee. Since then, he has served as Board Chair for the Center for Human Services, the Dale Turner Family YMCA, and the Point Edwards HOA. After being made aware of the horrors of sex trafficking by salon client (and now board member) Carol Korpi, he quickly realized he had to get involved. He brings his passion for human rights, his leadership and his vision to the Board of the Justice & Soul Foundation.
|Sydney Berry||Vice Chair|
Sydney Berry, Co-owner of Salon Services & Supplies, Inc, is recognized within the beauty industry for her honesty, integrity and wisdom. Sydney brings years of industry expertise and her professional connections to the JASF Board of Directors. In addition, she is a member and strong supporter of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) serving as the President of the Distributor Council of the PBA as well as serving as a member of the Governing Council.
Christopher holds a B.S. Degree in Finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has worked for Consolidated Edison Company of New York for 6 years and has held several positions such as budget analyst, real estate analyst, and field supervisor. Most recently Christopher works a senior analyst developing long-term commodity demand forecasts to drive capital projects. Over the past year, he was made aware of all the issues surrounding sex trafficking and has just returned from Cambodia with a much better understanding of the needs and challenges the Justice and Soul Foundation is addressing.
|Jessica Dahl||Member at Large|
|Carol Korpi||Member at Large|
A long time supporter of Cambodia, working with both her church (Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, WA) and organizations such as CUSP (Cambodia University Scholarship Project), Carol saw the need for vocational training and took action. As a longtime client of James Alan Salon and Spa, she raised the issue with her stylist and inspired the formation of the Justice and Soul Foundation. Carol continues to make regular trips to Cambodia, teaching Englsh at CUSP, raising money for projects, and supporting the work of so many. Carol brings a wealth of knowledge, energy, and support to the Foundation board.
|Brianne Chappell||Member at Large|
Brianne is an experienced makeup artist who brings to the board over 10 years of beauty industry expertise as an artist, educator, and mentor. She has represented many well-known makeup brands (cosmetic lines), and has acquired specialized makeup techniques and superior customer service skills. Her passion for women's empowerment and beauty came together after her first visit to Cambodia in 2012. She now serves as both a board member and as the Skin and Makeup Education Coordinator in Phnom Penh. Brianne has also donated her time to raise money for causes such as breast cancer, HIV/AIDs research, outpatient centers and, of course, the Justice and Soul Foundation.
|Emily Smith||Member at Large|
Emily is a Director with the YMCA currently overseeing the Kirkland Teen Union Building. The program is serving youth ages 13-19 by offering programs and resources in workforce development, life skills, case management, academic support, and community service. She has worked in youth development for the past 5 years in various communities both on the east and west coast. She has also served internationally with Rustic Pathways and locally with the Bike and Build, raising awareness and funds for affordable housing. She is committed to social justice and as an active Rotarian believes in the motto of Service Above Self.
|Rachel Hile||Member at Large, Event Committee Co-Chair|
|Lisa Grantham-Faber||Member at Large, Event Committee Co-Chair|