Before founding Beyond Barriers, Jeff Schoep, extremism expert, was National Leader of the largest neo-Nazi organization in the USA, the National Socialist Movement… until the day he encountered two adult survivors of racist attacks. Those encounters changed Jeff’s life. He left the NSM as a result.
Jeff now uses his past experience and insights to help combat and prevent violent extremism. In addition to founding Beyond Barriers, he is an international extremism disengagement consultant, public speaker and peace advocate. While working to promote peace building, Jeff helps to educate communities and policy makers on the threat of extremism and how to effectively counter and prevent violent extremism.