Little Flower Advisory Board
Baz is known as “the Patron Saint for Missing Kids.” He is a former CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Paramilitary Case Officer, recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal, former counter-terrorism officer in the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of The Citadel.
In 1993 Baz founded the Association for the Recovery of Children [ARC], an organization comprised of former and active intelligence, military, and law enforcement personnel dedicated to the recovery of missing and exploited American children, in foreign and domestic locations. In 2019, on the invitation of the White House and DOJ, Baz introduced ARC’s legislative initiative involving severe penalties for those who sexually exploit any child under the age of 18 in the U.S.
Baz is well-known globally for his expertise and extraordinary skillset. Author of Terrorism Survival Handbook, he has been called on by CNN and MSNBC as an advisor and spokesperson on the war on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a film and television writer, producer, and actor. Bazzel Baz co-starred as the commander of Raymond Reddington’s paramilitary group on NBC’s “The Blacklist” for four seasons.
As a Life Coach, Baz travels nationally and internationally to provide breakthroughs to awesome performance with an uncanny ability to bring simple solutions to complicated scenarios. He is a well-sought-after motivational speaker and “life guarantor” for people entering high-threat environments.
Jaco Booyens is a native of South Africa and an American citizen. Jaco is a diversified entrepreneur in several entities and industries. He is a bold leader that promotes morality and Christianity in the United States and abroad.
As the oldest brother of a sex trafficking survivor his sister Ilonka, in 2001 Jaco turned abolitionist. Jaco produces and directs feature films, documentaries and television shows that transforms culture for the better by bringing to light God’s character. He produced and directed the feature film “8 DAYS,” which his wife, award-nominated writer Philipa Booyens wrote, inspired by actual events of sex trafficking within the United States.
Jaco is a world-renowned speaker and expert in combatting sex trafficking. He launched red carpet events to screen the film and bring awareness and donations to local anti-trafficking organizations within the USA and fifty-six other countries including South Africa. Children have been rescued, brothels shut down and Jaco has become a trusted voice in the anti-trafficking community worldwide with over 20 years of experience bringing awareness, influencing policy, and fighting this crime.
He actively fights against child sex trafficking and the sexualization of children in the USA, giving aid and linking with agencies such as the TSA, FBI, Police Departments, CIA, ICE and Homeland Security SRT, foreign agencies, and over 170 NGOs in 56 countries around the world. Jaco serves on several anti-trafficking boards, was a former Fellow of the Falkirk Center at Liberty University, and actively engages in the support of organizations in this battle.
He appears weekly on local, national and international television and radio shows including The Blaze – News And Why It Matters, FOX’s Mark Levin (Life Liberty & Levin), Fox Business Lou Dobbs, Fox National and regional, OAN, CBS, Steve Harvey, Real America’s Voice, TruTV and other shows, news articles, podcasts and live streams, Op Ed’s and more.
Jaco is actively involved in legislation reform, frequently supporting Senate and Congress with solutions to transform problematic areas relating to sex trafficking and the education of children.
Some of Jaco’s featured projects in the works are the feature film “8Days” (fighting sex trafficking), the documentary “SEX Nation” – in production, the TV drama series “PIECES” – in post-production and the race reconciliation feature film “We Are Brothers,” and the TV drama, “The Atonement of Carmen Lizardo” – in pre-production.
Jaco’s love for God and belief that every human being is created for a divine purpose drives him and his family to bring hope and purpose to all people.
Liz Crokin is an award-winning author, an independent investigative journalist and a documentary film producer best known for her relentless work exposing sex trafficking.
Liz executive produced Slave Princess released in the fall of 2021. The documentary film covered Britney Spears’s illicit conservatorship and the systematic corruption surrounding it involving media, Hollywood and the government. In spring of 2020, Liz appeared in the viral documentary Out Of Shadows that has been viewed by over 100 million people globally and translated into over two-dozen languages.
In 2016, Liz broke several exclusive viral stories for the New York Observer on the presidential election and corruption in media and big tech. Her stories received millions of impressions and some were featured on the front-page of the Drudge Report. Liz published a political-romantic thriller, Malice, which received an award at the Hollywood Book Festival in 2015.
Liz has worked for various major media companies over the course of two decades. She started as a wire reporter covering hard news at the City News bureau at the Chicago Tribune. She ran a weekly gossip column in the RedEye Edition of the Chicago Tribune for seven years. She also had a regular column in the Chicago Sun-Times: Splash & Townhall.
She’s worked as a senior reporter for Us Weekly and also as an editor for both In Touch Weekly and Star magazines. Her work has also been featured at Daily Caller, Elite Daily, and Marie Claire. In her early years, she interned for the State Department’s White House correspondent in the White House and trained with Bill O’Reilly during a summer internship at Fox News. Liz graduated from the University of Iowa in 2001 with a degree in journalism and political science.
Alicia Kutzer is a managing partner of Kutzer Law Firm, LLC. She focuses her practice on corporate and transactional law, nonprofit governance, administrative law, and health law, with significant experience in constitutional law, criminal defense, complex civil litigation, contract disputes, and trusts and estates. She has represented clients in all stages of litigation and appeal. She routinely advises nonprofit and private sector clients on regulatory, transactional, dispute resolution, and complex governance matters.
Her extensive legal experience spans over a decade and includes presiding as an Administrative Law Judge for Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services and serving on the Luzerne County Board of Arbitrators. Additionally, Attorney Kutzer served as an Appeals and Post-Adjudication Officer and lead attorney on a diverse range of Medicare matters for the federal government, including issues regarding fraud, due process, and program integrity.
She was commissioned to author several accredited course books focusing on Medicare and healthcare provider regulatory compliance matters for one of the largest healthcare educational organizations in the U.S. In addition, Attorney Kutzer has delivered week-long credentialed seminars to physicians, attorneys, administrative law judges, and healthcare administrators across the country.
Attorney Kutzer is the primary contributing writer for America’s Future books, Exploring America’s Founding Documents and Understanding the Separation of Powers Principles. In addition, she has written extensively on a wide range of legal topics including agency law, constitutional law, parental rights, administrative law, and healthcare regulations.
She is admitted to practice law throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She received her LL.M. in Corporate Law and Finance from Widener University School of Law in Delaware as well as her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Lares has over 31 years of human services experience at the local, state, and national levels managing and starting non-profit and public advocacy initiatives. He began his career in 1990 working with Big Brother Big Sisters where he worked with children that were being exploited by their parents for drugs. This was the beginning of his advocacy in child welfare and prevention of child abuse for 14 years. In 2004, Lares became aware of the crime of human trafficking by then U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, KS. In 2005, Lares was instrumental in facilitating one of the first human trafficking seminars in Central, FL. where over 100+ individuals and stakeholders attended.
In 2007, Lares co-founded the Orlando Rescue and Restore Coalition to network key stakeholders in the Greater Orlando region and began a partnership with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. In 2009, Lares initiated a newly formed non-profit called, Florida Abolitionist, Inc., an anti-human trafficking organization that networks, facilitates, and creates preventative and restorative solutions to end modern-day human slavery. Lares has been instrumental in creating a 24-hour Human Trafficking Hotline in Central FL and for advocating Orange County Government to fund a first-of-its-kind adult female human trafficking crisis/short-term 24-hour faculty in the state of Florida.
On January 11, 2009, Lares led the first Human Trafficking Awareness march in downtown Orlando and celebrated the 14th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day in January 2022. In 2013, the Orlando Rescue & Restore Coalition was renamed and incorporated in the state of Florida as the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Inc. whose mission is to combat all aspects of human trafficking in the Greater Orlando area through collaboration and partnerships with key stakeholders. Lares has been instrumental in developing and bringing together various task forces, coalitions, and working groups in Central FL to fight human trafficking through communication, collaboration, and care coordination.
Recently, Lares initiated a curriculum on human trafficking at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality along with college faculty and has launched an education and training program at the college for the hospitality industry. Lares has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a minor in World Missions, and has worked on graduate studies in the MSW program at the University of Central Florida.
Lares is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy, was nominated as a finalist for the Orlando Sentinel, ‘Central Floridian of the Year Award,’ was chosen for the Orange County Bar Association 2015 ‘Liberty Bell’ award, shared a chapter with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the ‘Doing good GREAT‘ book, received a certification of appreciation in 2016 by former State Attorney Jeff Ashton State of Florida, Ninth Judicial Circuit for being an advocate for funding earmarked for human trafficking. In July of 2017, Lares was invited for a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on human trafficking in Washington D.C. and is the most referenced contributor in the Valencia College and University of Central Florida published textbook, “Human Trafficking A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach.”
Lares was named, ‘Advocate of the Year’ 2017 Change Everything Awards and appointed to the Advisory board of the University of Central Florida’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. In 2019, Lares co-founded the Task Force on Computational Law for Combating Modern Slavery, an initiative of the MIT Computational Law Report. Recently, in 2020, Lares co-founded the Tri-County Alliance On Human Trafficking and was honored by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody as the ‘Community Advocate of the Year’ for the state of Florida.
Lara Logan is an award-winning investigative journalist. She is known internationally for her fearless and candid reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world in her role at “60 Minutes” and for her investigative series “Lara Logan Has No Agenda.” Lara has covered some of the most controversial topics of our time such as media bias, Mexican drug cartels, trafficking, and the dangers of Big Tech.
With decades of honest reporting and speaking up for the truth regardless of the politics, Lara is a powerful voice for freedom and liberty around the world. Her trusted reporting has helped the public understand the political and human conflicts that exist in America and around the globe. Her skilled approach to investigative journalism has earned her a prominent place among the world’s best foreign correspondents. She is the recipient of almost every journalistic and reporting award in the profession including the highly prestigious duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the Overseas Press Club, the Emmys, and the RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award, to name a few.
Presently, she is planning the launch of her new show and establishing the “Press Club of America” as a home for independent journalism that carries on the principles and standards of the past, while creating a solid foundation for the media moving forward.
1988-1992: USMC, SGT, Military Working Dog Handler
HMX-1, —Presidential Helicopter Squadron
F.A.S.T. Co.— Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team
1994-Current: Building Industry Entrepreneur
2018: Founded The Hollow Forever Free
2021: Founded The Hollow 2A
William J. Olson is an attorney with the law firm of William J. Olson, P.C., which has offices in Vienna and Winchester, Virginia. He has been in the private practice of law in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area for over 46 years. His practice includes constitutional, nonprofit, health, firearms, election, FOIA, and administrative, law. Mr. Olson holds a J.D. degree from the University of Richmond, and an A.B. degree in Political Science and Economics from Brown University. He also attended the summer Institute for Comparative Legal and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (filing 180 briefs and other pleadings in that Court), the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th and D.C. Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, Western District of Virginia, Maryland (inactive), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He has filed 277 amicus briefs in federal and state courts. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.
Mr. Olson was a Congressional Intern during college and White House Intern after college during the Nixon Administration, followed by positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Office of Economic Opportunity, and a Gubernatorial and a House Campaign. He served in the Office of President-Elect Reagan as head of the Transition Team for the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”). He was appointed by President Reagan as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the national LSC. He also served as a liaison member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. He served on the President’s Export Council’s Subcommittee on Export Administration focusing on export of dual use technology to the Soviet Union. He served for three years as Special Counsel (for Labor and Employee Relations) to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service. He has served as Chairman of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Republican Party, and a member of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia.
Since its founding in 1993, Mr. Olson has served as legal co-counsel of the Free Speech Coalition, defending the speech, advocacy, and associational rights of nonprofit organizations against excessive government regulation. He has served as legal co-counsel to the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund since its formation in 1995. He is General Counsel to Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund since it was founded in 1982. He was a founding director and officer of Victims Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR) since 1979. He also serves as outside legal counsel to Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundation, Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation, and America’s Future.
He is the author of legal and public policy studies published by entities such as the American Enterprise Institute, CATO Institute, Crew & Kleindorfer, Gun Owners Foundation, and articles in publications such as The Federalist Society Journal, American Thinker, Western Journal and USA Today. He has testified before Committees of the U.S. House and Senate, the Federal Election Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service on a variety of occasions. He has also been a guest on radio and television shows such as the Jim Lehrer Newshour, the Larry King Show, the Art Bell Show, CNN’s Crossfire, Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, NET’s Endangered Liberties, Conservative Roundtable, and the Glenn Beck Television Show.
Mr. Olson lives in Frederick County, Virginia with his wife Janet, who was former Executive Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference. The Olsons have two grown children and six grandchildren.
My Life History An Encounter that Changed My Life
A key event in my life occurred 27 years ago at the age of twelve, September 19, 1994. I call it “my alive day.” My mother and I were returning from a 4H meeting and our car was hit by another car directly on the driver’s side, killing my mother and me instantly. But God saved my life and brought me back.
I was trafficked through Child Protective Services at 13, was sexually assaulted and enslaved for three and a half years, and escaped to freedom at 16 and a half years old.
At the age of 25, I needed to make a decision about the burden, pain, and agony I was carrying from the loss of my mom and other life events. The only person affected was me, and I was the only person who could do something about it. People are responsible for their own hearts, and I am responsible for my heart. I had to ask myself, “Do I want to walk around as a victim or do I want to overcome?“
God taught me to answer the question, “What do you want to do with your circumstances? Are you going to allow them to define you?” It was then that I realized I could move forward to the plan God had for my life. I am happy to say, that plan included my husband of almost 17 years.
Now it is time for me to give back to America for all it has given me. I am ready to serve the great people of this state and this nation.
Mike Smith, originally from Houston, TX, started his multi-sport athletic career at an early age. He grew up being a lifelong practitioner in various martial arts, horseback riding and motocross. On a diving scholarship, Mike graduated from Auburn University. He then went on to high diving in live shows at Magic Mountain and the MGM Grand Hotel, which led to an amazing ride.
Mike soon became one of Hollywood’s hottest stunt doubles making Mel Gibson, Ethan Hawke, Christian Bale, David Duchovney, and many other leading men look damn good. He’s been James Bond, Batman, and countless other heroes – driving fast cars, riding wild horses, and braving 100ft falls.
Soon after, transitioning into the world of stunt coordinating and 2nd unit directing, Mike was asked to be a member of one of Hollywood’s most prestigious groups, Stunts Unlimited, and served on the Board for multiple terms during his membership.
Mike always had an overwhelming passion for storytelling. Blending that desire with his action direction, Mike is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after action directors.
Mike is also the creator and director of the Film “Out of Shadows”.
Since the release of the film “Out of Shadows” Mike has become an emerging voice in the fight against media censorship. Mike and his team are committed to revolutionizing, and restructuring the media for the Judeo-Christian fundamentals that this nation was founded upon.