Meet Our Staff

Erin Swilling

Executive Director


Erin Swilling was born and raised in San Diego, California and came to Wyoming to attend The University of Wyoming.  She has lived in Cheyenne for the last 14 years, with brief stops in Laramie (4 years) and Wheatland (5 years).  Erin has enjoyed working in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Programs for the last 20 years as a home visitor for Parents as Teachers, a Director of Even Start Family Literacy and a Center Coordinator for a Head Start Program.


For the last five years Erin has enjoyed her time as the Director of The Open School, a non-profit preschool in Laramie, WY.  When not at work she is busy running her three children to swimming, track, cross county, speech and debate and softball events! Enjoying a newly discovered hobby of photography as well as camping and hiking with her family.


Crystal Girolami

Program Manager, Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming


Crystal was born and raised in south Florida. After graduating from high school, she attended Florida State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.   She then attended Faulkner University Jones School of Law  and obtained a Juris Doctor Degree. After passing the Florida Bar Exam, Crystal practiced for several years as a civil litigation and criminal defense attorney. Crystal recently married her husband Mike, a pilot in the United States Air Force, and is now stationed at F.E. Warren in Cheyenne.

Karen Loken

Program Supervisor, Parents as Teachers


Karen Loken is the Parents as Teachers Program Supervisor. She has a B.A. in Secondary Education from Eastern Washington University and brings over 25 years of experience in the education field working with both children and adults.

Prior to WYCRP, Karen had the opportunity to empower families as the Program Director for Wyoming Family Literacy. In addition, she is passionately involved with family, church and community activities. Karen is married to husband Bill and together they have three children.


Josie Brittain

Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers


Josie Brittain is the Parent Educator for Laramie County. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wyoming in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a focus on Professional Child Development. She has lived with her family in Cheyenne for the past three years.

Charli Dziedzic

Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers


Charli has been the Albany County Parent Educator since 2014. She loves play (especially with playdough) and particularly enjoys helping families play together. Charli spends her free time roaming the hiking, biking and kayaking spots around Laramie with her husband and their dog.

Cami Trekell

Parent Educator, Parents as Teachers


Cami Trekell is a Parent Educator, going on her third year, in the Sweetwater County area of Wyoming. She's earned a bachelors degree at the University of Wyoming for Elementary Education specializing in diversity and sign language.


Born and raised in Rock Springs, moved to Laramie to finish college then to Jackson to teach before ultimately moving back to Rock Springs to be close to family. Working as a title one paraprofessional, taught Kindergarten to then making an adventure to earn Early Childhood certificate to teach at a Preschool Center. Her hobbies are to spend quality family time, going outdoors in all seasons and exploring, traveling, and making memories that will last a lifetime!

Jennifer Woods



Jennifer Woods is the Financial Coordinator for Wyoming Citizen Review Panel. She has been with WCRP since the inception of the Parents As Teachers program in Wyoming in 2013. She has enjoyed watching the program grow and the impact it has on families throughout Wyoming.

Cindy Heaney

Parents as Teachers Project Specialist