About Us

Welcome to shopbritrose.com, where shopping is fun and helps others at the same time! Shopbritrose.com is a part of the Brit Rose Foundation, and was started to shine a light on suicide prevention, mental illness, and bullying prevention. We are a non-profit organization, and your purchases will help support several organizations including; The Grand Halliburton Foundation, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Purchases will also help fund education programs for schools, parents, children and young adults.

Did you know 1 in 5 young people in the U.S. suffers from a diagnosable, treatable mental illness? Yet, nearly two-thirds of them get little to no treatment or help. No other disease claims more lives than mental illness, and we want to help change that!

Tori Serpa
Owner and Buyer

I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1984 with a double major in marketing and communication. After graduating, I worked as a Southwest Airlines flight attendant for twenty years. I am married to Roy, my college sweetheart. We have two children, Blake, age 24, and Brittney Rose, who is now our angel in Heaven.
It has always been a dream of mine to own a boutique of some sort. I, however, was never certain if it would be an actual brick and mortar store, an online business, or a home based business. My true passions are volunteering for non-profits in my community, and now I am now able to marry my dream of owning a boutique and running a non-profit organization!


Roy Serpa
Finance

Roy is the CEO of Lakeview Health, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. He is also a board member of Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO

 

Riette Gouws
Warehouse Goddess

As a mom the mental health of children is very near and dear to Riette’s heart. She feels privileged to be able to spread awareness of Brit Rose’s cause and raising funds for it in such a fun and accessible way. Riette is originally from South Africa, and now lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She worked in corporate for almost 20 years, and is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher. She holds B. Sc (Applied math/computer science) and MBA degrees. Her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, traveling, painting, hiking, reading, and a newly discovered favorite: playing pickleball.

Tracy Damm
Operations - Dallas

Tracy has a special connection with the Brit Rose foundation. When the opportunity arose to support this meaningful cause she responded immediately. Tracy is married and is the mom of four children, but the one she can’t stop talking about is her four year old grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing with a good book. Tracy helps run the Dallas location of Brit Rose.

Gabrielle Conley
Social Media Manager

Gabrielle is very excited to join Brit Rose in their mission to shine a light on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. A Jacksonville Beach native, Gabrielle now resides in San Diego where she enjoys exploring the Southern California coastline and spending time with her recently adopted dog, Luna. Gabrielle loves expressing her creativity and helping organizations grow their social media presence.

Erin Stewart

Erin currently lives in Neptune Beach with her husband of 23 years, Bryan. They are new empty nesters as their children, Savannah and Rex both attend college in Alabama.
For Erin, the purpose behind Brit Rose is extremely personal. She is very passionate about raising awareness and educating others on mental illness to help reduce the stigma that often causes so many people to suffer alone, not seek help, and too often leads to suicide.
She is a former elementary school teacher and stay at home mom who has loved serving others through women’s ministry & mentoring others in their walk with the Lord. She loves spending time with her family, her dogs and being at the beach. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, crocheting, swimming, decorating, creating, and laughing as much as possible.