Alea Petersen

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After growing up with a family in the nonprofit sector, Alea spent 4 years of her own career serving women who’ve been abused and exploited. She’s chosen to dance on behalf of an organization with the same mission, Refuge for Women.Refuge for Women provides aftercare to women who’ve previously experienced sexual exploitation and are now building a new life outside of the sex industry. We encourage you to read more about their wonderful model of care here. Alea looks forward to raising awareness about sex trafficking and introducing more people to this ministry.Propelling messages and brands is something Alea does full time. She’s currently the Director of Partner Marketing at The Marketing Squad– a Louisville marketing agency. Whether it’s helping promote her clients’ brands, writing original music in her free time, or writing for her personal blog (that focuses on the topics of travel, relationships, and helping share about Difference-Makers) Alea loves effective communication, strategy, wordsmith-ing and storytelling.If you’ve heard of the enneagram test, Alea is a 3-4. Driven to work hard, achieve goals, as well as invest her creative energy into writing, designing, dreaming, and trying new things. She is also a dog mom to Remi and Kensie and a happily married wife to Grant, who she met when they attended college together at the University of Louisville. Grant is a successful real estate agent with Keller Williams. She’s very proud of him!Alea is excited about this opportunity to dance, meet new people, and support the worthy cause of Refuge for Women.