Our Staff

Kelsiann Helsley graduated from the University of Montana-Western with an elementary education degree and later went on to add an endorsement in health and human performance. She has worked as a leader and educator in a variety of positions as a campus missionary, behavior specialist and as a fitness instructor. Kelsiann believes in the power of prevention in social change and is excited to bring Power Up, Speak Out! to schools across the nation to teach students the skills they need to build healthy relationships and to resolve conflict in a positive, effective manner. Kelsiann partners with Power Up, Speak Out! to help prevent violence so that we can all live in happier, healthier communities.

Kelsiann Helsley

Violence Prevention Educator and Mentor Program Manager

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

Violence Prevention Educator and Communications Coordinator

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