We were founded in 2012 by Matt Pipkin, who was sexually abused by a trusted family friend at age 6. Believing he was at fault and fearing he'd devastate his family, Matt carried his secret burden for twenty years. In his mid-twenties, he finally shared his story, was overwhelmingly loved by his family, and sought counseling. Matt's counselor helped him realize and truly believe in his innate, unchangeable value and worth, which changed his life.
At Speak Your Silence, we’re focused on helping others realize their innate value and worth so that they can take the necessary steps to move forward and live the great lives they were created to live.
Bridget is the Outreach Manager at Speak Your Silence. She creates partnerships, gets to know donors, and creates space in the community for Speak Your Silence to make new friends!
She jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Speak Your Silence team, but jokes she was only hired because she can drive stick (which is rare nowadays!)!
One of her biggest strengths? Bridget champions people. She is super passionate about empowering people to share their stories!
In her spare time, she’s grabbing coffee at her favorite local spots with her golden retriever, Mac, and a good book! When she’s not reading, there is a good chance that you can find her snowboarding, hiking, camping, playing volleyball, or shopping for new succulents!
Matt Pipkin is the founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence. He is also founder and CEO of WeVow.
He loves people and is an entrepreneur focused on work that affirms people’s innate value and worth.
Matt’s a big fan of flying airplanes with his dad; reading books with very cheesy titles like “Awaken The Giant Within”; playing cards with his awesome wife, Ashley; or begging for attention from their two snobby kitties, named Winnie Cooper and “the kitty”. And now, he and Ashley have a kid on the way!
I mean, really, he’s just the best ever*. (*Matt wrote this bio.)
Currently, we’re elbows deeps in an awesome project geared toward helping people move forward with their lives in a self-guided way, allowing us to help people in more ways than strictly through our (awesome) counseling program. More to come on this soon!