SAFV's Staff and Board of Directors
SAFV has a staff of three and a Board of Directors of six. We also have multiple volunteers that allow our organization to staff a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Robin moved to Jackson Wyoming in 1983 after receiving her a degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Washington University. In 1993 she and her young family moved to Bondurant. In 2001 She started her career as the Executive Director with the SAFV Task Force. For close to 19 years Robin has dedicated her life to ending violence in Sublette County. In 2007 she received the “Outstanding Advocacy and Community Work in Ending Sexual Violence” award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In February 2016, Robin was awarded the Peace Award for “Leadership in Advocacy” from the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Stalking. When not at SAFV she enjoys time with her family and on horseback in the beautiful county she calls home.
“The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything.” - Albert Einstein
Direct Service Coordinator, Victim Advocate I
Mandy was born and raised in Big Piney. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work. She never thought she'd be living in Sublette County but has now been working at SAFV for over 11 years. In 2018 Mandy was nominated and received the Peace Award for “ Outstanding Advocate” from the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Stalking. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her amazing family and fabulous friends.
"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." - Howard Zinn
Volunteer & Violence Prevention Coordinator, Victim Advocate II
Tessa grew up in the North. She graduated with honors from both the University of Montana with a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature and from Montana State University with a Master's in Education. She joins the SAFV team after teaching English/ Language Arts in the public-school setting for five years. She is a published author. Her most recent informational-text series is titled "Animal Tech: Technology Inspired by Animals" and is geared towards readers in upper-elementary and middle school. Tessa is also a traveler, quilter, rockhounder, and avid reader.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Board of Directors
Shane has been in law enforcement for over 20 years and a resident of Sublette County since 2005. His work with different advocate agencies has shown him the value they add to the communities he has lived and worked in. When Shane was given the opportunity to join the board for SAFV and add whatever help he could, he jumped at the chance.
Kay has live in Sublette County since 1959. She retired from Sublette County after over twenty years in the Sheriff's Department and Treasurer's Office. She has been with SAFV for a number of years first as a volunteer Advocate in 1999, then on the board.
Pat moved to Pinedale 15 years ago. She is married, has two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys being in the mountains, boating the lakes, and camping in the beautiful surroundings of Pinedale. Pat enjoys serving our community any way she can. She brings years of banking knowledge to SAFV and also served as Town Clerk of Pinedale. So many people in our small community have made a positive impact in her life that they have inspired her to serve on the SAFV Board.
Sarah moved to Pinedale in January of 1993 from Connecticut, where she was born and raised. She came here to take her first job in social work and is still working in the field. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and cross-country skiing. "I care deeply about the issues addressed by the SAFV Task Force and am grateful to be on the board."