2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient - Kristi Wells ('01)
Mrs. Kristi Wells graduated from Charlotte Christian in 2001. Her path led her to college at Texas Christian University where she met her husband, JD Wells. The couple now has three children and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.
Professionally, she is an experienced business owner with a demonstrated proficiency of leading operations, growing revenues in multiple industries, building successful teams and leading innovative growth strategies for sales organizations including Advocare International, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Gannett and Tribune Media.
In 2017, Mrs. Wells started Safe House Project, a national leading organization in the fight against trafficking. Safe House Project operates two arms: Anti-Trafficking Business Consultancy and Safe House Development/Survivor Impact.
On the consultancy side, Safe House Project provides services to industry-leading companies to elevate their human trafficking platforms through policies, procedures and trainings in order to mitigate risk. Additionally, Safe House Project develops marketing fundraising promotions with corporate partners to showcase corporate social responsibility.
When asked about CCS’s impact on her life, Mrs. Wells shared, “CCS forever changed my life. I arrived there in 8th grade and for the next five years, it was ingrained in me that God had a purpose for my life and that I was created to be a servant leader. This came to life when I was a junior at CCS and went on a mission trip to Costa Rica where I saw child sex trafficking for the first time. Upon returning and having my heart set on fire, I remember being told that I ‘could do something about it.’ I never let those words leave me. Nearly 20 years later, I am the CEO of a national anti-trafficking organization where we providing rescue, freedom and hope to America's child sex trafficking victims. While at CCS I was given the audacious belief that I could impact the world. Today, by the grace and power of God, I am.”