Annie Vogelpohl was born and raised in a small community in New York. She has resided in Solano County since 1976. Since 1979 she has been a Realtor/ Broker serving many families and making home ownership a dream come true. She is the mother of three, grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 4. She and her family lived through the nightmare of domestic violence personally. The lack of police protection and professionalism at that time; combined with the action of an arrogant judge, allowed her daughter to be murdered by her estranged husband before the eyes of their two year old son. She has seen the need for SafeQuest to be recognized as a safe haven for women and children and desires that SafeQuest Solano will become a household name as a sign of hope for those who live the nightmare of domestic violence.
Sonia McClellin is a Solano County native, born and raised in Fairfield, currently residing in Vacaville. She is a Sales Manager and Mortgage Consultant at On Q Financial spending the last 13 years managing one of the top mortgage companies in Solano County while assisting families in their pursuit of the dream of homeownership. Her daughter Katelynn is currently a business major at Cal Berkeley and her son Brian is a Freshman in high school. At just 14 years old she lost her sister to domestic violence. Her goal and passion is to get a State Bill passed that mandates age-appropriate education in our public school system on healthy teen dating in addition to sexual assault prevention.
Susan is a retired Administrator and Employee Relations Specialist with the Dept of Navy. She mainly devotes most of her time to community activities these days, that is when she is not being a grandma. She is a widow who lost her beloved husband and best friend of 35+ years 7 years ago and has spent these last seven years working to not only bring justice to her step daughter Danna, who lost her life to domestic violence; but to ensure that she does anything and everything she can to see that what happened to Danna doesn't keep happening to other women.
Debbie Williams is a retired hospitality Marketing Executive. Since retirement she has been volunteering in the non-profit sector. Debbie has spent the last 10 years unrelentingly advocating for public policy issues and critical research funding to end Alzheimer's. She also serves as Legislative Ambassador to Congressman Garamendi. Debbie believes it's important for domestic violence victims to know their life matters and there are resources available to make sure they are safe and have the help and support they need.
With over 30 years of bookkeeping experience; over 7+ years working with an Enrolled Agent preparing individual and corporate tax returns, Estelle opened her own practice in 2005. In the last few years she decided to take on another business; one that is a little less "taxing" and fun. She turned her passion for chocolate into a business and life has never been sweeter! Her Dove Chocolate Discoveries business allows her to do something she loves and she gets to meet so many fellow chocolate lovers. Estelle doesn’t talk about her past, but being a survivor herself she sees what a difference SafeQuest Solano makes and knows “if only” there had been such an agency available to her at the time it would have been wonderful.
Ewald was born and raised in Germany. For the last ten years Ewald and his wife Susan offer accounting and payroll services to many businesses in Solano County. Ewald holds a PHD in life sciences from TU Darmstadt and received his MBA from Duke University. Ewald’s technical expertise in accounting, finance and taxes supports SafeQuest Solano and ensures that we comply with all federal and state requirements (for which we are eternally grateful).
Barbara J. Graham is the Hospital Chapel Coordinator assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California. She is also on contract to David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center, 60th Medical Group where she oversees 30 volunteers who assist the Chaplain, Chaplain's Assistant and Staff Members in providing hospitality to 200 customers daily, Monday-Friday. She began her career in the Air Force in 1987. Barbara is a native of Sacramento, California. She is the Co-Pastor and CEO of Christian Body Life Fellowship for 27 years. In this capacity she works closely with the Vacaville Police Department in providing resources to victims of domestic violence.
AJ grew up in Solano County (Vacaville). He graduated from Dickinson State University with a BA in Spanish with a minor is Sociology and has been accepted into Liberty universities' masters program for a MA in Christian theology. AJ has worked for the Richmond police department for ten years and is currently assigned as a Domestic Violence and sexual assault detective. AJ says "I'm thankful for the opportunity to be involved in helping those victimized in my community."
Marie Labbee is the Owner of SnapPop Media, mom to Braydon who is 7 and Giuliana who is 4 and is a recent transplant to Solano County. She was a victim of sexual assault which fuels her passion to create a safe community and to be an advocate of other victims of violence and sexual assault.