Willa spent many summer and winter holidays in Missoula visiting her Grandparents. She was born in California, ultimately doing her formative years in New Jersey. She attended the University of Montana where she studied Forestry. Willa and her family, husband Rich and daughters Arnica and Athena, moved to Hamilton in 2009 when Willa took over the Edward Jones Office. They have enjoyed the Bitterroot Valley and all it has to offer. Willa especially likes walking or riding her bike anywhere in town. She was moved to join the board at Emma’s House because of their ability to provide a safe outlet for children whose lives have come across unfortunate circumstances. Children become adults and are our future. We must take care of our future.
Jessica Murphy has been on the BOD since January of 2016. Jessica is a wife to Steve, Mother to Madison and Austin, and a manager for Bitterroot Disposal. In her spare time she enjoys giving back to her community by fundraising and volunteering for Emma’s House. #istandforkids.
Growing up, we spent our summers here in the Bitterroot, and after getting out of college, I decided this was where I wanted to settle down. I am so honored to serve on the Board of Emma’s House in order to be able to give back to this community that I have come to love. It has meant so much to me to play a small role in this organization that does so much to protect and serve children.
Christina attended Hamilton High School and as a student she started volunteering for local organizations helping children along with her father. Upon graduating from the University of Montana she returned to Hamilton. She works at Ravalli Head Start with preschoolers and their families. Christina has continued her passion for volunteerism and is the President of the Bitterroot Valley Kiwanis Club and volunteers for a variety of other organizations. She became involved with Emma’s house due to a concern for children, wanting them to have a safe place and caring group of people to help them feel secure and cared for during difficult times.
Jeremy is a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors in Missoula MT. He moved to Wells Fargo in January 2017 after 13 years with Edward Jones. He served the Bitterroot Valley in Hamilton for 11 of those 13 years and miss the people of the valley immensely. He has the two greatest children in the world, Jacob and Emily who occupy most of his free time. Other than spending time with them, he enjoys golf and riding his Harley. He looks forward to helping Emma’s House transition through some big changes coming up for us over the next few years.
Angela is originally from Moscow, Idaho, and moved to Hamilton in 2004 with her husband, Cory. She was hired as a Deputy Ravalli County Attorney in 2008 and currently prosecutes all felony violent crime, adult sexual assault and felony DUI cases. In her free time Angela chases around her two daughters, Abigail and Austyn. She and Cory enjoy fitness, the outdoors and taking part in the community events Ravalli County has to offer. Angela became involved with Emma’s House after she saw first-hand, through her work at the County Attorney’s Office, the critical impact Emma’s House has on local kids and families
Alexis grew up on the Hi-Line in Chinook, MT. She has been married to Scott Holland since 2007 with two children, Lucy and Knox. Lexi attended the University of Montana in Missoula for both Undergraduate and Graduate studies and has been a School Counselor at Corvallis School District since 2006. She and her family love to spend summers outdoors in the Bitterroot Valley or at her parent’s cabin at Flathead Lake. Having worked with children in various roles for most of her adult life, Lexi values the importance and relevance of the services provided through Emma’s House. She joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
Kelly is originally from Denver, Colorado and moved to Hamilton in January 2017 with her husband, Michael and her son, Parker. She has been working for Cintas First Aid and Safety for 5 years and is the manager that oversees the Sales Representatives in the states of Montana and Idaho. Her and her family are very excited to be a part of the Bitterroot community and enjoy spending their time getting to know the area through a lot of outdoor activities.