Who We Are

James Huntington - Founder & Executive Director
James personally knows of the heartache and sorrow that is caused by childhood sexual abuse.  As the founder of Run for Innocence, he is committed to creating a society that will one day be free of sexual abuse, where children are no longer at risk of such intolerable acts.

James is very passionate about ending childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and also providing support for those individuals that have been affected by CSA. 

James also loves to run. He has run in several marathons in the past few years.  In 2011, James decided to combine his love for running and his desire to end CSA and organized Run for Innocence.  His mission was to increase awareness of the damaging effects of CSA and to raise funds to assist victims of CSA through participating in various races and athletic events.

James has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese from Brigham Young University, and is currently pursuing his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  He served a two-year volunteer mission for his church in Japan from 2004-2005.  James is originally from Elk Grove, CA and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.  He is married and has three sons.

Stephen Sandberg - Board Member

Stephen has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and a minor in management from Brigham Young University.  He recently graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona with his JD. Stephen is originally from Salt Lake City, UT.

Megan Huntington - Board Member
Megan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.  Her degree's emphasis in fitness and wellness allowed her to work as a personal fitness trainer.  Megan is married to James Huntington.  She is now a stay-at-home mom with two little boys.  Megan is originally from Camano Island, WA and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Emily DeFreese - Board Member
Emily graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Public Health in 2013.  She currently working as a dental assistant. Emily is from Camano Island, WA and resides in Provo, UT.

Stefanie Nebeker - Board Member
Stefanie is currently studying Social Work at Utah Valley University. Her desire is to be able to use her education in helping trauma victims regain a sense of independence and self-worth. She loves being a mom to her six children. Stefanie is originally from Lindon, UT and currently resides in American Fork, UT.

Dehn Craig - Media Director
Dehn received a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, a BA in Japanese, an MS in Engineering, and an MBA  from Brigham Young University. His true passion is for film making. Dehn is originally from Lake Tahoe, NV and is married to Catherine. They have four children.

Alex Nelson - Southwest Regional Director
Alex graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a BA in Communications in 2013.  He loves spending time with friends and family.  He is married to Karina.  Alex is originally from Elk Grove, CA and currently resides in Arizona.