We are a creative collective 

determined to turn the

tide of youth suicide.

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About Liv

Liv was a passionate friend, animal lover, gifted vocalist, comedian, and a proud member of the LGBTQ community. In high school she sang in multiple choirs, performed in the musicals, and was on the cheer team. Her voice was distinct, and her stage presence was captivating. She was spirited, stubborn, uproarious, and bursting at the seams with love.  

Her kindness knew no bounds – except when it came to herself. Liv struggled most of her life with a non-verbal learning disorder, anxiety, and depression. Liv’s compassion and kindness for others were two of her finest characteristics, but she found it hard to show that same compassion and kindness to herself.  Few people knew that she struggled because the Liv they knew seemed so happy. Liv often found it hard to reach out when she was struggling, and on January 8th, 2019, our beloved 19-year-old Liv took her own life. 

We miss our sweet Liv, and hope that in sharing her story and developing creative tools and programs in her name, we can help unlock the fearless conversations that can save lives. Thank you for joining us on this journey, we’re so glad you’re here. 

-Tess and Honey

We are taking this conversation out of the shadows.

We are a group of artists, filmmakers, and creative humans from around the world, whose lives have been touched by youth suicide. We are collaborating with youth and mental health professionals to create thoughtful experiences and tools aimed at sparking the kind of fearless communication that can save lives. We’re constantly imagining and building new tools and resources designed to eliminate the stigma of mental health issues and reverse the soaring rate of youth suicide, and we need your help. Join us.

The Team

Honey Beuf

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Liv’s Mom

Tess Kunik

PROGRAMS AND IMPACT DIRECTOR
Liv’s Sister

Olivia Ann Kunik

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 9.10.1999 – 1.8.2019
OUR NORTH STAR

Susan Caso

LICENSED THERAPIST, MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR
Author of The Liv Project Discussion Guides and related mental health content.

The Voices of Liv

YOUTH ADVISORY AND OUTREACH BOARD

Alejandro

Bella

Camden

Chantal

Emma

Gabby

Isaiah

Julia

Josh

Kacy

Liz

Lucia

Max

Nel

Shu

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Helen “Honey” Beuf

BOARD DIRECTOR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE LIV PROJECT

 

William Campbell

BOARD SECRETARY
GRANTS DIRECTOR, THERE WITH CARE

 

Susan Capitelli

BOARD DIRECTOR
FILM PRODUCER

 

Susan Caso, MA, LPC

BOARD DIRECTOR
BOULDER FAMILY COUNSELING, PLLC

 

Robert Galluzzo

BOARD DIRECTOR
CEO AND FOUNDER OF FINCH PRODUCTIONS

 

Melissa Grumhaus

BOARD CHAIR
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, TUMALO CREEK PARTNERS

 

Alan Hicks

BOARD DIRECTOR
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER

 

W. Wilder Knight II

BOARD VICE-CHAIR
PRYOR CASHMAN LLP

 

Paula Dupre’ Pesmen

BOARD DIRECTOR
NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THERE WITH CARE
ADVISORY BOARD

Jim Moscou

STRATEGY, CO-FOUNDER/CEO THRU

 

William D. Pyle

CPA, EIDE BAILLY, LLP

 

John Davis

LCSW, FOR TEENS AND ADULTS IN BOULDER, COLORADO

 

Gary Vehrenkamp

VP, SUPPLY CHAIN REGION AMERICAS THULE, INC.

 

Bonnie McNellan

CPA

 

Gabe Nathan

EDITOR IN CHIEF, OC87 RECOVERY DIARIES

 

Sal DeVincenzo

DIRECTOR OF IT, THERE WITH CARE, BOULDER CO
OWNER, BOULDER TECH SUPPORT

 

Courtney Ergen

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

FOUNDING PARTNERS

*IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. The Liv Project is NOT a professional organization in the mental health field. The Liv Project does NOT offer psychiatric, medical or any other professional advice. We are NOT a crisis center. Our organization was founded by individuals who have lost friends and family members to suicide. Our goal is to build a community where we share information with each other that we have gathered about mental health resources and facilities and NOT to serve as a substitute for sound, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or a friend is in need of help, you should immediately seek that help and advice from qualified mental health professionals. This website is for informational purposes only. Please note that The Liv Project shall NOT be responsible for the content or services provided by any organizations, individuals or other resources referenced on our website or which you become aware of through this website, publications or other materials and information provided to you by or which you have become aware of through The Liv Project. The main goal of The Liv Project is to help people in distress get information about the professional resources that are out there so that we can together help prevent mental health crises from ending in suicide.