About Us

Mission and Vision

Wild Iris is dedicated to promoting a safer community by empowering and restoring the independence of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion, and equality.

Our services are provided at no charge and are completely confidential.

Interested in what a typical day in our office looks like? Read the true story of Alyson and Lynn here to get an idea.


Wild Iris began in 1981 with a telephone in the home of two founding mothers of what was then known as “Women’s Services”. Two calls were received that year. The next year the phone number was listed in the phone book and an answering machine was donated to be able to respond to more calls. In 1984, we were incorporated as a non-profit organization. Our first office was opened in August of that year and we began training volunteers for a 24-hotline. By 2002, we changed our name to Wild Iris and had 15 staff members and offices in both Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. Currently, Wild Iris has four offices and reaches out to all of Inyo and Mono Counties, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, and offering programs such as parenting and co-parenting classes, supervised visitation monitors, and court-appointed special advocates.

Leadership Staff

Trina Tobey- Executive Director: gro.s1506125635iri-d1506125635liw@y1506125635ebott1506125635
Susi Bains- Director of Programs: gro.s1506125635iri-d1506125635liw@s1506125635niabs1506125635
Stephanie Fritz- Fiscal Director: gro.s1506125635iri-d1506125635liw@z1506125635tirfs1506125635
Misti Clark-Holt- Programs Manager: gro.s1506125635iri-d1506125635liw@i1506125635tsim1506125635
Ginnie Bird- CASA Program Manager: gro.s1506125635iri-d1506125635liw@d1506125635ribg1506125635