Tia Overtone - Transportation Coordinator

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If you could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve ______________?

National stay at home and play board games day!

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books?

I like to start my morning with a Christian Meditation. Later in the day I enjoy Crime Junkie. For books a good go to is Harry Potter of course!

What are you currently binge watching?

Grey’s Anatomy, Office, and Friends are always good re-runs. I also enjoy true crime and almost anything documentary.

What can you be found doing in your free time?

During the work week I go from work to planet fitness then usually end the day relaxing with my cat Thomas and my husband Derek. On the weekends I like to either float the river, kayak, swim at the falls, go to concerts, or just stay in and watch movies.

What does your job look like day-to-day?

In the morning, the survivors hop in our big company vehicle then I usually drop them off at either IOP classes, GED classes, Project Return, or a drop off at ESTN offices. I then pick them all up when their classes are finished and drop them off at a group ESTN or a trusted volunteer of ESTN provides. Sometimes I will also take a few survivors to either an NA or AA meeting per survivor request. At the very end of my work day I transport the survivors to the safe house.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

Seeing first hand the progress of another survivor. When they get a job, an apartment, sobriety key chain or chip, graduate IOP, graduate with their GED, get into college, or press charges on their trafficker. There’s a lot to be inspired by.

Where did you go to college? What did you get your degree in?

Grays Harbor College. Associates Degree.

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?

I have always wanted to work for a non-profit. I have a lot of volunteer work with Young Life, Wyld Life, and Beneath The Skin. I have a heart for others. I enjoy that part of my day is in the office and part of my day is with survivors while we are out and about in and around Nashville.

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