Emily began at Family Safety Network in April 2015. After living in 10 homes in 10 years in 4 states, Emily is grateful to have settled in Teton Valley with her best friend and husband, Karlin, in 2012 and two children. When not fly fishing with her family or attempting (unsuccessfully) to keep up with her kids at Targhee, Emily most enjoys trying new recipes and opening up her home to old and new friends alike! She feels privileged to work alongside of others to provide a safe place for those suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault – with an eye on the goal of eliminating violence and abuse altogether.
Monica joined the Family Safety Network staff in July 2015. Monica came to the Jackson area from Mexico as a child, then moved to the Idaho side where she graduated from Teton High School. Now married with two children, Monica is excited to be able to serve her community at FSN. Monica sees her work as an opportunity to provide services for those who need it, but have not been able to easily access it due to language barriers.
Prevention Educator and Youth Advocate
Sophie joined Family Safety Network in the Spring of 2022. Originally from Northern Wisconsin, Sophie made her way to Teton Valley in 2017 for the promise of big mountains and bigger adventures. She quickly found many reasons to stay in the area, the most convincing of which was the wonderful community that makes this place so special. If she's not working on a sewing project or spending time with friends Sophie is most likely out skiing, hiking or camping with her adventure pup Rhubarb. Sophie is honored and excited to contribute to FSN's mission with an emphasis on educating and empowering the young people of this community on important topics like healthy relationships, teen dating violence and stalking.
Cheiska (chess-ka) joined Family Safety Network in November 2017. Originally from Oregon, she discovered Teton Valley through her husband, Jake. The two met through their combined interest in the outdoors and photography. Drawn to the wildlife and vast nature, Cheiska knew the valley was where she wanted to call home. After the two relocated several times for work, the mountains called them back in September of 2017. They welcomed their beautiful daughter, Kaidence, in early February 2018 and have been teaching her all about jumping in muddy puddles, hiking, fishing, animals, guitar and skiing! Cheiska became aware of violence at a very young age; against her schizophrenic mother, and herself. She feels lucky to have joined an organization working to eliminate violence and help those whose voices might otherwise be dismissed.
Vice President & Treasurer