About Us

Mission & Vision

 No  need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote  the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and eliminate human  slavery & poverty. 


If you would like to make an impact in the life of a child please consider joining GPR's mission to put an end to child slavery.

Kids On Lake Volta

In September of 2013 our team traveled to Ghana to shoot a documentary, fund and aid in the rescue of three 8-10 year old little boys...

Our Founder


" Spending time in Africa was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but  it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the  lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate  and driven philanthropists on the globe. "


Leah  founded Global Rescue Project in 2013 after a mission trip to Uganda /  Rwanda.  It was a game changer for her.  It was in 2006 that she heard  of the human horror taking place in Ghana, West Africa.  The inconceivable  if you will.  A parent feeling no other possible option to feed her  children other than selling them to a fishing master in hopes for a  better life.  She then started her research into making a difference  somehow, someway.  She feels there is always that point in time that you  are inspired to take that step into the unknown.   It could be something you see or hear that sparks interest.  It could  be someone in your life that makes that IMPACT.  For Leah it was a  friend, Jamie Nollette who helped her find her mark.  "You know what  needs to be done, you just need that little nudge".  

Leah's  dream is to live in Africa 6 months out of the year and work towards a  solution to eliminate child slavery.  It is her 4 kids that drive her to  succeed.  Knowing that other children in the world are destined to work  14 hour days with little to no food, experience regular beatings, and  live in unimaginable conditions drives Leah to fight for these  defenseless children who need a voice. "Often it is pain that drives us  to make change".  She believes if everyone helps in someway, little or  big, what a difference we could make.  She further believes that in  order to make the biggest impact, politics need to be set aside.  Rather  than feeling like serving and giving is a duty or responsibility, we  should view impacting the lives of children as an opportunity.  "People  are people, no matter what side of the line they were born on.  "We are  responsible for the children of this world even if you didn't give  birth to them".  She feels there is no greater gift to give her own  children than showing them first hand that every little bit goes a long  way.

Leah  is a fifth generation native to Arizona.  She currently owns and  operates Le Bella Salon & Medspa located in Scottsdale, Arizona  where she currently lives with her husband of 12 years and 4 amazing  children.    

Our Leadership Team

Kelsey Bayer (Board)

 Kelsey graduated from ASU.  She majored in non-profits and is played a key role in  raising awareness within the college campuses and other levels of  schools.. 

Madison Lokken (Board)

Madison has always had a dream of Africa.

She was introduced to GRP thru her mom and became instantly enthralled in GRP's vision and dedication to be the voice for the voiceless.  

Teigan Stenzel (Social Media)

Teigan's journey with GRP started when she was 9 years old.  All she heard about at home were the kids of Krachi.  Then one day she felt she was ready to take the journey.

Lorrie Johnson (Board)

Fulfilling her life-long vision to extend a helping hand to the neediest children in the most deprived countries.

Kathi Koenig (Board)

Traveling around the globe as a journalist has given Kathi a global perspective on issues relating to children and families.

Tracy Lokken (Board)

Tracy heard about GRP thru facebook when her high school friend posted something about the kids in Ghana.  She reached out and has been a big part in raising awareness with in our youth.

Our Fundraising Committee

Tyler Brossart

Tyler decided to join our mission when he watched a video about the suffering the kids are going thru on Lake Volta.  As a father of a teenage son, his heart broke watching what the boys are enduring on Lake Volta.

Marissa Dobaldo

Marissa was recruited during our first dodgeball tournament as her company played a key role on getting this fundraiser off the ground.  Her passion and dedication to helping kids on the other side of the globe was so evident that it was a match made in heaven.  

Tom Quinn

Tom was introduced to GRP thru a friend.  His energy and passion for making an impact on others was so incredible that he decided to be a part of our charity event every year.  He plays a crucial part in our success to raise funds to feed the children in Ghana.