Our Team


Emily BuckleyEmily Buckley, publisher and editor-in-chief

First and foremost, Emily is a mother to five little girls. As a parent, Emily understands what families and parents need and want to know. As an experienced writer, journalist and communicator, she knows how to tell stories, find resources and disseminate them in a useful way. Emily was raised in the Idaho Falls area, and is committed to doing her part to keeping it a great place to raise a family.

Emily studied at Brigham Young University-Idaho and earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Marketing at Utah State University. Emily has worked in marketing and communications both as a full-time employee and as a consultant for organizations including Intermountain Healthcare, Sarasota Orchestra, Broward Healthcare and Clare Controls, and as a contributing writer for newspapers and magazines across the country.

Emily’s favorite things include the smell of fresh bread, Birkenstock sandals, newborn babies, pumpkin steamers and hand-written notes. To know more about her you should understand that she had a custom 12-foot-long, five-foot-wide dining table built to ensure she would always have room at her table for more friends and family, and tries to live by her grandmother’s words, “If there is room in your heart there is room in your home.”

When she isn’t busy running Southeast Idaho Family Magazine and Cache Valley Family Magazine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, watching Netflix, checking out unique local digs, jogging or hiking, planning a party or decorating her home.

Emily is inspired by her love of family, authenticity and people who leave others better than they found them.


Bryan Buckley Bryan Buckley, chief operating officer

Bryan is the business leader of Cache Valley Family Magazine. He co-founded the organization with his wife, Emily, to help make the community a better place to live and to help her achieve her dream of owning her own magazine.

In addition to his work with the magazine, Bryan works full-time as a franchise business consultant for firms in the home services sector. He helps companies grow their top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability by strategically focusing on opportunities in processes and procedures, products they service or sell and people they employ. Bryan has helped struggling companies come back to the competitive playing field and successful companies reach higher profitability and success.

Bryan enjoys working as a team with his wife in his capacity at Cache Valley Family Magazine and getting to know the local businesses in our community. When he isn’t working, Bryan enjoys road biking, mountain biking, playing with his kids and “tinkering” around the house and yard.


Schae Richards Schae Richards, community editor

Schae is a writer who is passionate about journalism and storytelling. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Within the last few years, her work has been published in several publications including Cache Valley Family Magazine, Citizens for Decency, Southeast Idaho Family Magazine and The Jefferson Star. When she’s not writing or working on her next deadline, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and catching up on her favorite TV shows.


Rachel CottrellRachel Cottrell, graphic designer

Rachel is a native of St. Louis, Missouri living in Cache Valley while her husband finishes school at Utah State university. Rachel loves trying out local restaurants, driving through Logan Canyon and Star Wars trivia. She is the co-owner of The Bloom Design Company.

 


Tara BoneTara Bone, contributing writer

Tara is a true-blooded Aggie whose love for Cache Valley and its people runs deep. The roots of Aggie tradition started with her great-great-grandfather Sorensen who made the bricks for Old Main and continue with her husband and three boys who bleed blue. When not cheering on the Aggies, the Bone family cheers on each other at sporting events and chases their two goats and 16 hens (and counting).

After graduating from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and corporate communications, Tara worked as the Marketing Director for Cache Valley Hospital. Other professional highlights include work with Oklahoma State University and Flash Marketing. Today, Tara loves to tell the stories of the people and organizations that make Cache Valley a special place to live.


Jenny Mathews Jenny Mathews, contributing writer

Jenny lives in North Logan with her husband and four children. She has worked as an ophthalmic medical assistant, innkeeper/event planner, florist and writer. While she has lived in a total of five states, she was born in Cache Valley and has spent a total of 16 wonderful years of her life here. For her, Cache Valley is home and family is everything. The chance to write for a magazine that emphasizes those two things is a dream come true for her.

 


Sarah RomeroSarah Romero, recipe contributor 

Sarah graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism. She loves to write, blog, cook healthy foods and explore new places. Her and her husband, Patrick, work together as freelance videographers between their travels around the world. Sarah is working on a food blog so she can share her food creations with others, check it out at kiwiandcarrot.com.