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Who's Behind Grief Sucks

GRIEF SUCKS was built with generous help
from the Experience Camps' Youth Advisory Board, pre-teens and teens who care deeply about helping the public understand how to better support grieving children.

Click on a photo below to learn more about each YAB member.

Kennedy
Kennedy, age 15
My dad died of a heart attack when I was five.
Grayson
Grayson, age 15
My brother died from a skiing accident when I was 10.
Tina
Tina, age 17
My mom died of a heart attack when I was twelve.
Javier
Javier, age 14
My dad died of cancer when I was ten.
Bobbie
Bobbie, age 12
My dad died of cancer when I was ten.
Fox
Fox, age 18
My cousin died from cancer when I was eleven.
Janiyah
Janiyah, age 17
My dad died of cancer when I was seven.
Lola
Lola, age 13
My dad died of heart issues when I was six.
Avner
Avner, age 16
My dad died from an accidental fall when I was twelve.
Aryn
Aryn, age 15
My dad died from an accident when I was six.
Sarafina
Sarafina, age 15
My dad died from suicide when I was five.
Amber
Amber, age 15
My dad died of a heart attack when I was ten.
Michael
Michael, age 15
My dad died from a stroke when I was eleven.
Annika
Annika, age 13
My dad died of cancer when I was eleven.
Ann
Ann, age 13
My brother died from respiratory failure when I was four.
Erin
Erin, age 16
My dad died in the line of duty when I was 14.
Kahala
Kahala, age 12
My mom died from cancer when I was three.
Olivia
Olivia, age 17
My dad died from a motorcycle accident when I was nine.
Quinn
Quinn, age 17
My mom died of cancer when I was 14.
Gabi
Gabi, age 16
My dad died of cancer when I was twelve.
Jesse Moss
Jesse Moss

is the Director of Marketing at Experience Camps, in charge of developing strategies and content to create a more grief-sensitive culture and advocate for grieving children. She's the voice and creator behind the Experience Camps TikTok (over 45 million views). Jesse has been featured talking about grief on outlets like Vogue, ABC, The Huffington Post, and Hey Alma. Jesse was also a speaker at SXSW 2023 on the panel, #Deathtok: How Gen Z is Reimagining Grief and Loss. Before diving into the world of grief, Jesse worked as a Digital Strategist in the Obama Administration, a Social Media Manager at Warner Bros.Television, and an Associate Producer at E! Entertainment.

Jesse experienced the death of her younger brother when Jesse was 22 (he died by suicide) and the death of her mom in 2021 from a seizure.

jesse@experiencecamps.org

Michelle Cove
Michelle Cove

is the Director of Communications at Experience Camps, in charge of making content across multiple platforms to build a more grief-smart culture. She’s the author of three nonfiction books, including national bestseller I’M NOT MAD, I JUST HATE YOU; director and producer of two documentaries, including "Seeking Happily Ever After" (distributed by Lionsgate); and a long-term journalist for numerous national publications. In 2009, she founded the award-winning nonprofit MEDIAGIRLS, which teaches girls and young women how to uplift one another and speak up for what they believe. She was Executive Director there until 2014.

Michelle experienced the death of her father when she was 20 (he died from a car accident) and the death of her mom in 2019 (she was ill for a long time). Both sucked.

michelle@experiencecamps.org

Brie Overton, FT, LPC, NCC
Brie Overton, FT, LPC, NCC

is the Chief Clinical Officer for Experience Camps. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, where she educates and supervises master and doctoral level students on grief-specific issues in counseling. Brie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in anticipatory loss, grief and bereavement, life transitions, and working with underserved populations. She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and has worked as a clinician and Clinical Director for Experience Camps since 2016.

brie@experiencecamps.org