Co-Founders

 
 

Luke Johnson

Luke graduated from Johnston High School in the class of 2015. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the University of Denver where he currently studies Economics, Spanish, and Entrepreneurship. He has kept busy with various clubs and entrepreneurial side projects, and is currently working at a commercial capital investment startup in downtown Denver. Apart from that, he plays soccer when he can, and is on a never-ending mission to find the best cup of coffee in Colorado. Luke experienced the atrocities that suicides inflict upon a community, and decided that he needed to do something. He lives each day with this quote in mind: "vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." He hopes that with the help of the Johnston community, he can turn his vision into real world change that helps those who need it most. 

Email Luke at luke.johnson@projectsilencenomore.org

 

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller is a graduate from the Johnston High School class of 2015. With double majors in Political Science and Ethics and Public Policy as well as minors in Philosophy and Business Administration, Marcus plans on attending law school to become a prosecutor or public defender. Some of Marcus' interests include playing the violin, running, hitting tennis balls, reading, and having philosophical discussions. Having gone through mental health struggles himself, such as reconciling his faith and being gay, Marcus has a big passion for normalizing the conversation on mental health. He hopes for a day where discussing mental health struggles will one day be as normal as having people sign one's cast for a broken arm. Marcus is committed to working with alumni, current students, parents, community leaders, teachers, and administrators to help end the stigma on mental health and get the conversation started at Johnston.

Email Marcus at marcus.miller@projectsilencenomore.org

 

Tristan Coaldrake

Tristan Coaldrake is a graduate of the Johnston High School class of 2015. With double majors in Finance and Bussiness Management as well a minor in Psychology, Tristan has no idea what he plans to do after school but knows he wants to change lives somehow, someway. Some of Tristans' interests include anything to do with soccer, running, racquetball, reading, and hanging out with his friends and family. Tristan has gone through mental health struggles himself, which has led him to turn to a therapist and his friends for help. Tristan is very open to discussing what he experienced with his own mental health and is always looking to talk to others about their experiences. Tristan hopes for a day where no person feels as though they are different or alone in this world because they are dealing with a mental illness. Tristan is dedicated to the cause of normalizing the conversation and is ready to work with alumni, current students, parents, community leaders, teachers, and administrators to help end the stigma on mental health and get the conversation started at Johnston. 

Email Tristan at tristan.coaldrake@projectsilencenomore.org

 

Kelsey Caffrey

Kelsey Caffrey is a Johnston High School alum from the graduating class of 2015. She is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Child Psychology, with hopes of pursuing a career working with children in the health/medical field in the future. Project Silence No More is important to her because she has seen the damaging effects firsthand, of people trying to hold everything together, pretending everything is okay when it's not. Kelsey believes this organization could be the platform for individuals to speak out about mental illness and make it more normalized to talk about in day-to-day conversation, ultimately preventing more students from taking their own lives.