Whitney Saxon, Founder

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Whitney is a 20-something life coach specializing in helping girls & women become more confident in who they are and where they're going in life.

She loves spending time with her husband and son, eating ice cream and being outside. She's a passionate coffee drinker. 

Whitney is originally from Indiana and currently resides in Charlottesville, VA. She received her bachelor's in Journalism and English from Indiana University. 

Get to know her a little bit better by reading her blog or following her on Instagram.


Paige Thompson, Executive Director

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Paige is the proud mom to two little girls and is expecting a baby boy this November. She’s married to Nick, and they live in a small town in South Dakota.

She earned her bachelor’s in Government and International Affairs with a minor in Religion and her Masters in Social Work. She’s licensed as a Private Practice Mental Health Therapist and works part time providing individual and group counseling.

Paige loves being with her family, enjoys a hot cup of coffee, being outside, cooking and reading.

She’s thrilled to join The Letter Project where the mission is fully dedicated to lifting others up. There’s no greater joy in life than the connection we feel when we support someone else.


Sally Birckhead, Director of Fundraising

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Sally is a thirty-something trade association meeting and events planner living in the Washington, DC area. She is a foodie and loves to be in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes. She is also a voracious reader and loves nothing more than cozying up with strong coffee and a new book. Warm weather and sunshine are her love languages.

Sally is originally from Charlottesville, VA, and received her bachelor's in Communications and Public Relations from George Mason University. She is thrilled to be joining The Letter Project team and is passionate about ensuring girls and women are able to recognize their worth.


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Alexis Stephens, Writer Care Intern

Alexis is a Graphic Design student at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. She was an intern in the Disney College Program and is excited to serve TLP providing support in graphic design and community relations.

Alexis loves her family, her labrador-husky, Peeta, traveling to new places, and spending time with a certain mouse in front of the castle at Magic Kingdom. She is an avid Kool-aid drinker, a strong enneagram type 2 who is passionate about serving others, and helps to keep the magic alive in the hearts of everyone she meets. 

She loves that The Letter Project gives women all over the world the chance to find encouragement, strength, and love just by giving it to others.


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Ellie Deeming, Social Media Intern

Ellie is 27-years old and lives in London, England. She loves cups of tea, writing, yoga, hiking and reading a good book. She is also obsessed with dogs and hopes one day to get her own rescue dog!

Through her own healing journey, Ellie understands the importance in learning to love ourselves and to embrace every part of ourselves, just the way we are. Ellie is passionate about supporting this incredible mission at The Letter Project and encouraging women and girls around the world to love themselves and to recognize that they are enough and that they matter.