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Meet The Board


Emerald LaFortune

Board President

Born and raised in Idaho, Emerald is a Project Manager for the Recreation Law Group, outdoor writer, and former flyfishing and whitewater guide. She lives in Salmon with her partner Casey and their cowdog, Hank. Emerald supports SVS because she believes healthy, working landscapes are key to thriving rural communities.


Cori Allen

Board Treasurer

Born and raised just over the hill in the Bitterroot Valley, Cori eventually found her way to Boise, Idaho where she met her sweetheart, who had grown up in Salmon. In 2006, they made an impulsive decision to leave city life behind for a slower pace and decided to move back to Salmon, jumping feet first into the community.  Whether you run into her volunteering on various boards, youth sports, or civic groups, Cori and her husband, Ryan believe very strongly that Salmon is an amazing place to live and raise a family. 


Willow Griffith

Board Secretary

Willow was raised in Utah along the Wasatch Front, and upon graduation moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where she both began a career as a boatman and became a college student. Her science background eventually evolved into the medical field, and she is now a nurse practitioner. Willow has a passion for the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment. She first chanced upon and fell in love with the Salmon River in 1996, and migrated to Salmon Valley as a permanent resident. Willow and her husband, Joel moved here with their two sons to live life immersed in nature, adventure and to take advantages of the opportunities for self-sustainability. 

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Kate Stoddard

Board Vice President

Kate Stoddard grew up in Boise, Idaho with rural roots. Her grandfather was born and raised in Leadore and her grandmother in Challis. Kate moved to Salmon in 2014, feeling a magnetic pull to its central location near the heart of Idaho's wilderness lands. Being a river guide on the Middle Fork and Main Salmon rivers since 2007 instilled a strong sense of stewardship and duty regarding wild and natural landscapes. Kate is a guide liason for the Redside Foundation and has a masters in the science of nutrition, which led her to start her social impact business Orchestra Provisions. Kate is a mother to Wren Wilson, and this is the part of her identity that means the most to her. When spare time comes, he runs straight to the hills to be outside in any way possible, often backcountry skiing, kayaking, mountain biking...or simply walking in the woods. 


Sophie Townley

Sophie Townley is a student at Salmon Middle School where she is an excellent student and plays on the school’s volleyball and basketball teams. She is the first youth board member for SVS and hopes to generate interest from other youth in the mission and activities of SVS. Sophie loves to read, care for her alpacas, raft, swim, hike, and spend time outside with her family. She is passionate about feminism and equality and thinks people should practice more kindness.


Liz Townley

Liz Townley lives in Carmen, Idaho with her family and an assortment of farm animals. She started her career in non-profit work focused on river advocacy and then moved over to a career in federal land management serving in roles primarily in rivers, wilderness management, and outdoor recreation. Liz currently works remotely for the National Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers program for the U.S. Forest Service. She is a champion for sustainable and equitable access, as well as transparency and communication in planning so that all Americans have a say over how their public lands and waters are managed.


Kristin Greiner

Kristin grew up in the Pacific Northwest spending most of her time outdoors with her family.  Her love for the outdoors and conservation only grew after she left home and became a river guide and camp cook. Guiding around the world, she kept finding herself back  in  Salmon playing on the river or skiing at LT. In 2016, she decided this was the place she wanted to put her roots down.  Now Kristin and her husband have a beautiful daughter who they can't wait to share all that the public lands and Lemhi County have to offer. 

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