About Us

Our Core Team

Susan Gordon Bird

Susan has over 20 years experience as a worldwide sales and marketing executive in the Software industry. She has taken three companies from under ten million in revenue to over 150 million in revenue. In an executive capacity, she has also overseen operations, technical support and customer service. Ms. Gordon helped lead three companies through the IPO process. Her former companies include Macromedia, Frame Technology, and Ashton Tate. Susan specializes in coaching sales and marketing executives and their teams. susanbird@salvandocorazones.org

Liz Bachman-Grechi

Liz has a soft spot and compassion for children in need. She has 20 years of professional experience. Her career included managing IT operations in the legal industry for a rapid growth and global firm. Later, she transitioned to Marketing & Sales roles for the software industry, and planned and participated in various non-profit fundraising events. Liz will volunteer her time raising awareness, fundraising, and teaching technology in our education program. liz@salvandocorazones.org

Krista Martinussen

Krista Martinussen has always had a passion for justice and freedom, and a heart for youth. She has worked with at-risk youth as a counselor and teacher for several years and has worked in education in many capacities for over 12 years. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and several teaching credentials. Once Krista became aware of the devastating issue of human trafficking, her heart for justice and freedom found its niche cause. She has previously lived in Guatemala, working with an educational program for students of the dump community. Krista has recently worked with slaveryfootprint.org, and currently resides in Sonoma County, CA with her husband. krista@savandocorazones.org

Julie O'Grady

Julie currently runs her own company, O'Grady Communications, which she founded in 2001. She has spent over twenty years working in high tech companies, start-ups and marketing agencies throughout Silicon Valley. Her experience spans a number of high technology sectors, working with B2B and B2C companies to develop positioning and messaging and execute marketing strategy. Julie volunteers her time in the classroom supporting the non-profit All Students Matter. In working with Salvando Corazones, her goal is to drastically raise the level of awareness regarding child sexual exploitation in Costa Rica and put the country on the global radar of the media. julie@salvandocorazones.org