Jake Bradley holds a graduate degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. For over 25 years, they have designed and managed harm reduction outreach, drop-in and shelter programming for people experiencing homelessness, and have worked in a psychiatric facility and a residential school for kids with learning disabilities, managed a residential treatment unit, and provided advocacy in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. They have provided instruction and support to students and professionals from diverse helping disciplines, and presented at regional and national conferences. Jake is a certified advanced instructor through the International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructors, and trained the full array of courses through American Red Cross. They are inspired by nature and music and learning new things.
Nate Metrick holds a graduate degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, and have provided ministry and pastoral care in both conventional and unconventional settings. They managed Chicago's first trans*-safe shelter, and helped the city replicate its best practices into a city-wide network of drop-in and emergency shelter services for young people experiencing homelessness. They have provided training to a wide array of different audiences. Nate hales from NYC, but lives in Chicago. They're passionate about justice and inclusion, and love television and biking and art projects. They identify as non-binary or genderqueer, and use they/them pronouns.