George Gerchow, Founder
If we can save one family from feeling the pain of the unnecessary loss of a beautiful life due to opioid poisoning, our foundation has made a difference. No parent should feel the loss of a child. This foundation is a legacy to our beautiful Xavier.
Madison Gerchow, Co-Founder
Like everyone, I've periodically been exposed to opioids throughout my life. But, I never could have imagined the true impact of the onslaught of pharmaceuticals until I lost my baby brother to them. In his honor, we will save lives.
Laura Penney, Chief Financial Officer
Fentanyl poisoning and the Opioid Crisis isn't discriminatory to any race, geographic location or socioeconomic status. No one is above the effects of what it can do to a family, we know first hand after losing our Xavier. Raising awareness through XFoundation not only has the ability to save lives but we have the capability to enrich our community by giving back to athletic and music programs.
Arin Seidlitz, Chief Information Officer
Deaths due to Fentanyl are sweeping through the nation and most seem desensitized to yet 'another' crisis. I watched as the rippled through an entire community all the way into my home. It ignited my passion for healthcare as I saw an opportunity to educate, spread awareness and start the conversations that bring attention to this epidemic. People deserve an accurate picture of what they are taking and the risks involved.
Terry Trudgian, Activity Director
As someone who frequents live music shows, I have met all sorts of people and made all kinds of friends. Today, it is not possible to go to concerts and avoid exposure to music-enhancing drugs. The scariest threat, in my opinion, to this community is fentanyl poisoning. Seeing people endure the effects of not knowing what is in the substances they are taking is why I decided to get involved with the XFoundation.
Dr. Brittany Speck, Psychology Consultant
The fentanyl epidemic demands urgent attention as it silently claims lives, transcending socio-economic boundaries and necessitating collective efforts for awareness, prevention, and support. With XFoundation, we strive to educate communities about the dangers of this lethal substance, advocating for preventive measures and fostering dialogue around mental health to ensure brighter, safer futures for individuals facing similar risks.
Aaron Vestal, El Paso County Ambassador
We are not here to fear monger or scare anyone; our goal is to initiate difficult conversations within our communities regarding the dangers of opioids and provide the knowledge and tools for individuals to keep themselves and those around them safe. We may be just a drop in the ocean, but who knows how far the ripples will reach.
Montana Gottman, D11 Liaison
As a passionate public school educator, I am dedicated to ensuring the well-being of our youth. My commitment lies in tackling the fentanyl epidemic through education, as I envision a future where all young people can lead long and happy lives. I am excited to make a contribution to the mission of raising awareness on fentanyl poisoning and ensuring the safety of the youth in our communities.
Robert Keiser, General Counsel