Meet The Founders
Dee Dee was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and gravitated to the family manufacturing business. By learning “old school” she learned what it meant to work in truth, integrity and loyalty. Despite her early success, she was forced to leave everything behind when she went into hiding from an abusive longterm boyfriend.“I went from living a comfortable lifestyle to struggling as a single mom. Everything changed the day I found myself with my feet off the ground and his hands around my neck…I knew I was in trouble.”
In addition to her years working in manufacturing, Dee Dee has over 15 years in the real estate business. She expertly and successfully serves the Denver Metro area as a realtor. But her real mission is aiding victims of domestic violence by pairing people with resources and knowledge with those who need them.
“Knowing the statistics of Domestic Violence turns my stomach and I am passionate about creating awareness and change.”
As the Co-Founder of Unabuseable™, Dee Dee drives the vision to offer a different solution to people and their families in need of a helping hand in acquiring long-term housing. Dee Dee and Unabuseable™ lend support to those in need in a way that does not exist within the domestic violence arena. Through creating campaigns like Unabuseable™, Dee Dee stays true to her word.
“People who’ve survived the victimization need real solutions in order to move forward. Unabuseable™ offers those solutions. Providing supplementary funding for rental deposits, legal aid, support, awareness and caring… Unabuseable™ will make a difference.”
Tom brings to Unabuseable™ an impressive 30 years of extensive background in start-ups as well as large corporate organizations and leading sales and business development organizations. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in finance and marketing. Through his growing corporate contacts in the Denver metropolitan area he builds awareness and creates corporate sponsorships. Tom’s and Dee Dee’s experiences flipping houses offer a unique skill to identify, fund, and refurbish SafeHomes for women and children. His skills in operations and leadership will build a strong organizational foundation.More importantly, after hearing the stories of abuse of his wife and other women, and learning of the not-so-widely-known statistics (1 in 3 women have been or will be a victim), he developed a passion to do something about it.
“When I hear these stories, my heart aches with sadness and my stomach burns with anger. This motivates me to help and ignites my passion. Something has to be done! We are going to drive change!”
Tom’s most powerful weapon is problem solving. Domestic abuse is a huge problem. Programs to assist victims are not widely known, have gaps, and are under-funded.
“With our funding, we intend to fill the gaps not offered by traditional programs. I believe an equally important problem is education and prevention. Women need to be educated on the signs they are being abused — emotionally, physically, and financially. In so many cases, they become aware too late. Boys and men need to be taught the basics of respect. We intend to develop and promote educational programs focused on awareness and prevention. We can’t do it alone. It takes a village. I am part of an amazing team that keeps growing. It’s very powerful”