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.
Alyson's on and off again love affair with the mountain west ended by moving to Teton Valley from Pennsylvania with her husband Andy in 2014. Alyson began serving FSN as a volunteer hotline advocate in 2016 and transitioned to a staff advocate in January 2019. Since moving to the Valley Alyson & her husband designed and built their own house and adopted a furry, four-legged companion. When they're not working on house projects, they enjoy romping around the Tetons, road-tripping to the coast, and being surrounded by great friends and good food. One of Alyson's favorite quotes is from Brene Brown, "When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending". She is honored to do her part helping those who've experienced domestic violence write brave new endings.
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.
Prevention Educator and Youth Advocate
Sara started at FSN as a hotline advocate in the summer of 2019, and then transitioned to staff in the spring of 2021 as the Prevention Educator and Youth Advocate. Sara is originally from Connecticut, and then spent four years in Vermont where she developed a love for all things outdoors. This passion inspired her to pursue a life amongst bigger mountains on the western side of the Tetons. Since moving to Teton Valley in 2017, she has spent much of her time mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. Sara feels grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with and serve the youth of this community to raise awareness on and prevent the occurrence of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.