Karey Shane, CA, recently founded the humanitarian service organization, HumanitEOS, with the intent to provide employment and service opportunities for victims of human trafficking, as well as to mobilize aromatherapists at the national level to volunteer in any way they can, no matter how small.
In March of 2015, former CIA Special Agent Tim Ballard, called her to ask if she would partner with his non-profit organization, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) in post-rescue healing for young girls and boys rescued from sex trafficking and exploitation.
Her time with them was brief, but formative. Ed Smart of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation told her he and O.U.R. had delivered her first Rescue Packets to a safe house for children orphaned by the earthquake in Nepal. She asked him what was being done for victims of sex trafficking in Salt Lake City. A new drop in center was soon to open. She has been volunteering there as the aromaptherapist since doors opened in December 2015. Women learn about it by word of mouth, and they come to replenish hygiene kits and clothing that have either been used, stolen, or confiscated by their johns (pimps).
She received her B.A. from the University of Utah in Creative Writing. She read the biography of Harriet Tubman as a child, who remains her hero to this day. She wrote and published the 2010 underground novel on child slavery, Secret Speakers, which earned a starred review from the School Library Journal.
Karey is currently studying under Mark Webb to earn her International Clinical Aromatherapy diploma. In 2015, she attended Robert Tisserand’s course in London on the Chemistry and Pharmacology of Essential Oils. She studied the Five Element Theory for Harmonizing the Spirit with TCM under Gabriel Mojay, and has been instructed in the M Technique under the direction of Dr. Jane Buckle.