Shannon and Hiro Kimoto of Cumming Georgia (forty miles north of Atlanta) are a welcome new group of independents. Shannon was IG Communicator in the late nineties when I held the IG post. She was an RTC Internal Affairs Organizing Officer before that after serving in CMO International and Gold for 13 years in a number of capacities.
Hiro was the Estates Manager CMO International from approximately 1984 till 1997.
They served a combined 42 years in the Sea Org.
Both were casualties of Miscavige’s final slide into madness at the turn of the millennium. Hiro was blacklisted by being assigned a “never ending condition” and Shannon for failing to pledge unthinking loyalty to Miscavige (both methods of attempted depersonalization were common in the practice of reverse Scientology at the Int base).
Hiro was banished to CLO EUS after the RPF where despite his lack of org board authority he lead the real Scientology heroes of 9/11. If you haven’t already seen it, Shannon’s write-up of his crew’s 911 actions is covered at:
Despite Shannon and Hiro being physically separated for 5 years, Shannon managed to get herself transferred from PAC to CLO EUS to be with Hiro. A short while later, Shannon’s father became very ill and they made a decision to standardly route out of the SO to take care of him as her mother could not do it alone. However, in the world of Miscavology they were not “allowed” this option. Their only “option” was to be declared.
Having landed in Cumming GA with no money (no severance), no job referral or any help from the Church, they started their own home improvement and remodeling company which has been growing steadily now for 5 years.
Both Hiro and Shannon realize there are many others who after years of complete dedication have been left with nothing to start anew and they offer their support to any Independent Scientologists in their area.
“Please contact us and lets work together on a new and very bright future!”