Robyn Beasley is an international flight attendant with American Airlines, whose love for travel and animals has led her to become a global educator, advocate, and fundraiser to support the ethical treatment of animals. Her passion for the world’s elephant population began while researching ethical ways to see elephants in Thailand. There, she found Elephant Nature Park, and after visiting ENP for a day — and then later volunteering for a week — her eyes were opened to the cruelty often inflicted on animals in the name of tourism. A year later, Robyn organized a group of 55 fellow flight attendants to travel back to Thailand with her to share her experience. They were instantly transformed into advocates themselves. For her leadership and advocacy, she was awarded American Airline’s highest honor, the Chairman's Award. She has continued to be an advocate for elephants and other animals, and as founder of Stews 4 Elephants, continues to educate, volunteer and raise badly needed resources to protect the world’s animal population. She makes her home in New York City.
Julie is an international American Airlines flight attendant with a love of travel and a love of animals. When Julie is not at home with her family, she has been involved with animal rescues in her hometown of Baltimore. Julie has helped rehome several rescued animals and her family home has many more. When Robyn told Julie about her trip to Elephant Nature Park, She jumped at the chance to help organize the first group of flight attendants to volunteer there. This group evolved into Stews4Elephants and has continued to grow into what is now S4E Global. Julie has helped organize all the S4E volunteer trips as well as fundraisers. She has volunteered several times at ENP with S4E and on personal trips as well. Julie was also on the first volunteer trip to Global Sanctuary for Elephants in Brazil. Julie has been an integral part of S4E Global since the beginning and looks forward to more volunteer opportunities.
Loreen is a long-time advocate of animal welfare. She believes that all creatures should be free from exploitation and able to live their lives naturally. While she loves all animals, elephants have a special place in her heart. When she's not working at her day job as a technical writer in the Seattle area she likes to volunteer, organize events, and fundraise for non-profits that focus on animal welfare and advocacy. She's contributed her manual labor at Elephant Nature Park each year for the past several years and has also volunteered at Animal Care Egypt, Australian Bat Clinic, and an animal rescue in Costa Rica. At home in the US, she volunteered at a local cat rescue for several years and has also done online volunteer work for Voice for Asian Elephants. Loreen is happy and proud to be work with S4E, an organization that is dedicated to and passionate about the cause of freedom for elephants.
Emilie is honored to be a part of S4E Global. Her passion for elephants grew out of the shocking revelation that elephants were being terribly exploited and the most effective ways to change the plight of these magical creatures is to spread the word to the tourist community about the cruelty inflicted on elephants in forcing them to paint, dance, beg and perform. Another critical way to help the elephants is to support the rescue efforts of organizations such as Elephant Nature Park and Global Sanctuary for Elephants. Emilie has visited Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand and other elephant and animal sanctuaries . She has assisted in fundraising efforts to support those and other wildlife organizations. Emilie is an attorney in New York.
Zeke Stokes is a media strategist, LGBTQ rights leader, and producer with more than two decades of experience helping candidates, organizations, artists, and brands make progressive change that creates impact. He is the founder of ZS Strategies, LLC, where he assists clients with building public relations and marketing campaigns that reach new audiences and lead to big wins. He is the former Chief Programs officer at GLAAD, former communications director for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, and an executive producer of the award-winning 2018 documentary TransMilitary, documenting the lives of transgender service members in the face of opposition by the nation’s then Commander-In-Chief. He is also executive producer of the annual Concert For Love and Acceptance in Nashville, TN, which supports a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ artists and fans in country music.