Our Staff

Beth Hoover has experience in the world of education from elementary school through college. She has her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming. Beth has been a librarian, a special education para-educator at an elementary school, and taught rhetoric and composition courses for Western Wyoming Community College, Black Hills State University in South Dakota, and the University of Wyoming. She believes that educators can change students’ lives for the better, and she can’t wait to see what teachers will accomplish with Power Up, Speak Out!

Beth Hoover

Program Manager

Travis Burdick has been an educator in both traditional and nontraditional settings. He has worked as an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor, surfing instructor, Boys & Girls Club program director, college wilderness program director, English instructor, and guitar teacher. He has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Montana. A founding member of the Power Up, Speak Out! team, Travis now often finds himself in classrooms where he works with students and teachers to create a world where we can all be ourselves, treat others well, say no, and have fun.

Travis Burdick

Lead Educator

Kelly Heaton has always had a passion for nonprofit work, since her early organizing days in college to teaching people about the wonders and restorative nature of the outdoors, to this work of helping people escape violence and teaching youth about healthy relationships. Kelly firmly believes that teaching youth about what they deserve in a relationship will help them navigate the social world and help stop the cycle of generational violence. She does this work to change the social norms surrounding this violence and to create a better world for not only her son, but youth everywhere.

Kelly Heaton

Executive Director