Forever Found Staff


  • Shannon sergey

    founder and president


    Shannon studied Theology at Oxford University in England and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a minor in Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. 


    Until the birth of her son in September of 2010, Shannon worked as a District Representative for Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy where she was committed to fighting on behalf of the constituents under her care. 


    As the President and Spokeswoman for Forever Found, Shannon has been featured in newspapers, online journals, radio stations and talk shows to raise the awareness of child trafficking and prostitution. Shannon has devoted her talents as a singer, songwriter and author to further the rescue and restoration of children trapped in sexual slavery. 


    A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, Shannon lives each day with the desire to follow him and love his people as he has commanded. Her goal in life is to hear “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23. 


    Outside of Forever Found, Shannon serves on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Christian History and Archaeology. She and her husband Taylor live in Simi Valley, California with their sons Jace and Liam. 

  • Taylor Sergey

    Co-Founder

    As co-founder of Forever Found, husband, father and business man, Taylor Sergey brings a unique perspective to the Forever Found Board.


    Mr. Sergey received his B.S. in Business Marketing from Azusa Pacific University in 2007. Proceeding his graduation from APU, Mr. Sergey spent several years gaining business and management experience at L.A. Fitness, Osteem Dental Impants, Inc., and currently serves as the West Coast Sales Manager for Applied Medical Technologies. He is known to consistently go out of his way for the benefit of his clients and their patients - children who are forced to live life with gastrointestinal tubes used to facilitate feeding. 


    As a long time member of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Taylor had the opportunity to grow aware of the horrific reality of human trafficking, and desires to use his skills and devotion to further the mission of Forever Found. 


  • Dionne Cope

    Director of operations

    Dionne has been a lifelong resident of the Conejo Valley and the wife of a fireman for nearly 20 years. She and Derek have three children, Caden, Avalon, and Rider; a dog, Buster Brown; and a very old tortoise, Leo, who roams the yard.


    Dionne has worn many hats, beginning with an equestrian helmet throughout her teen years and beyond, where she competed, then trained, then began a business rehabilitating injured horses. She continued in the field of rehabilitation, moving into the challenging, but rewarding position of Office Manager for Newbury Park Physical Therapy, where she managed the front office crew, as well as the financials, for more than a decade.


    She and her family attend Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, where she was baptized at the ripe age of 8. The opportunity to work at Forever Found has been an answer to prayer, as Dionne is able to use her gifts of creativity, organization, and leadership to help this worthwhile cause.

  • Michele henderson

    administrative director

    Michele has two beautiful girls who are ages 10 and 6. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Child Development from Chico State University. Michele was born and raised in Camarillo, CA and has lived in Simi Valley for the past few years.


    Michele has recently learned so much about the issues of Human Trafficking and the need for the immediate response to this local and nationwide problem. She is proud to serve with Forever Found and thrilled to be on board. 

  • Katie RHODES

    Local Programs Director

    A lifelong California resident, Katie has worked for several nonprofits serving people affected by poverty, homelessness, and disability. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a certificate in Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling. Katie joined Forever Found in fall 2014 to help create Local Programs for trafficking victims in Ventura County. In addition to serving with Forever Found, Katie is a board member of Hope Rising Ministries--an anti-trafficking nonprofit headquartered in the Houston area--and a trainer with Hands that Heal through the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking. 


    An ardent abolitionist, Katie also enjoys being married to her favorite feminist, dallying with friends, thrifting, traveling, and drinking kombucha. She and her husband are part of the Conejo Church community in Newbury Park. Isaiah 58 is her life passage. 

  • Vicki Frederick

    Local ProGRAMS Coordinator

    Vicki assists our Local Program Director in educating and promoting human trafficking advocates in Ventura County. She felt led to serve in this area after learning that the tragedy of human trafficking is not just an overseas crisis, but is happening right here in our own community. Due to her heart for the underprivileged, both homeless and children, Vicki has served at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission and Storehouse Ministries for the past six years. She is also a volunteer at our partner thrift store, Second Story.


    With her educational background in business and early childhood education, Vicki presently teaches preschool part-time in addition to her employment with Forever Found. For her enjoyment, Vicki is the drama ministry director at her church and is in her sixth year of Bible Study Fellowship.


    She and her husband Alan have lived in Simi Valley for 25 years and have three twenty-something daughters, Jillian, Megan & Danielle. A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, Vicki lives each day with the desire to be obedient to Him by serving His people, all to His glory.


    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 

    1 Corinthians 10:31



  • HEATHER ROMEO

    International Programs Director

    Heather holds a Master’s Degree from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, where her studies focused on intercultural service, leadership, and management. Through her graduate program, she had the opportunity to live and work in Cambodia in 2012, aiding in the fight against human trafficking. Heather knows that the Lord was preparing her for the work she is doing today with Forever Found. 


    In her free time, Heather enjoys riding bikes with her husband, reading, and cooking. She and her husband both grew up in Simi Valley and have attended Cornerstone Simi for the past three years. 


    So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:31-34) 



  • JAIMIE WATSON

    International ProgRAMS Coordinator

    Jaimie serves as our International Programs Coordinator. She has been married for 22 years and has two beautiful children, her 19 year old daughter and 6 year old son. She has a Master's degree in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education and has been a kindergarten and substitute teacher for 10 years. 


    Jaimie is an active member at Cornerstone Community Church and is involved in many volunteer/charity events including Awana, school PTA, fundraising for orphanages in Africa, etc. 

  • Sally romero

    Event coordinator

    Sally brings a background of event coordinating and entrepreneurship to Forever Found. She and her husband have four children and live in Simi Valley. Sally is a dedicated Christian.

  • Janette Phillips

    Accounting

    Janette began volunteering at Forever Found in June 2013 after attending the Benefit Dinner in 2012 and being moved to volunteer her time. She feels humbled that the Lord can use her work skills as a bookkeeper for His glory.  Janette has worked in accounting over 25 years at Rocketdyne (space station program), Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley, Little Oaks School, and at Grace Brethren Church and School. 



  • MIKIE MATTESON

    Video & Editing

    Mikie currently works for the church at Rocky Peak as a video coordinator. In 2013 a mutual friend connected him with Forever Found to help make a video for a fundraiser. Since then he has helped Forever Found make videos to help raise support for the fight against human sex trafficking. Mikie has been filming, editing, and producing videos since 2011.