Lani Taholo, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has her PhD in Social Work. She has been in the field of Social Work for 36 years. She has worked with families in both Salt Lake County and Utah County. She worked for the State of Utah Division of Child and Family Services for 20 years. She is the Co-founder, Co-owner, and the Clinical Director of Child and Family Empowerment Services, an outpatient mental health clinic which has provided services for diverse populations in the community for over 15 years. CFES has a wonderful staff and is located in Salt Lake City.
Lani has served as a Trainer of the Family Group Conference model from New Zealand for the American Humane Association in different areas of the United States such as Key West, Florida and Washington D.C. She has been a Program Developer for Pacific Islander youth under Juvenile Justice custody and wrote and facilitated a 4-year Federal Grant serving Pacific Islander Girls at risk for criminal offenses.
She completed her PhD dissertation defense named Kaimana, this past Fall of 2018 at the School of Social Work at the University of Utah and will be walking on May 3rd this year for graduation. She has lived in Peru and Tonga and has spent time in Ecuador and Hong Kong. She understands Tongan and speaks and writes Spanish fluently. Her passions are her family, and serving families of diverse backgrounds that have suffered trauma. She hopes one day to take her Kaimana Dissertation program to a worldwide platform to help decrease suffering related to violence and self-harm especially among her own people, the Pacific Islanders. She and her husband have 4 children and 12 grandchildren; the joy of their lives.
Captain Stanley Ulualofaiga Snow grew up in Carson, California and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a degree in Justice Administration in 1983. In 1995, he earned a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a double major in Aerospace Operations and Aviation Management. Captain Snow is currently Assistant Chief Pilot for United Airlines San Francisco Flight Office - home base for 2100 pilots and staff. He has been a pilot for United Airlines for over 25 years with over 10,000 hours of flying experience and is currently qualified as a B-767 and B-757 Captain. He previously flew the B-737, B-747, B-777, DC-10 and A-319/320 aircraft. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Utah Valley University where he has been teaching online courses with the Aviation Science Department for the past 10 years. Colonel Snow served in the U.S. Air Force as an A-10 pilot and as an instructor in the AT-38B while on active duty. He has the distinction of being the first of only four Samoans to earn U.S. Air Force pilot wings. After leaving active duty, he served in the Hawaii Air National Guard flying a wide variety of missions around the world in the F-15, C-130 and KC-135 aircraft before retiring after 30 years of military service as Director of Operations, Headquarters Hawaii Air National Guard. Stan and his wife Lani raised their four children in Hawaii and now live in Cedar Hills, Utah. He is a member of the LDS Church and served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. area. His hobbies include enjoying time with family, playing music, and engaging in exercise/outdoor activities.