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Elizabeth McGhee, L.C.S.W

Elizabeth McGhee, L.C.S.W

Elizabeth has worked extensively in the field of residential treatment for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. Currently she is the Director of Admissions and Business Development for Sandhill Center in New Mexico. Her first experience with residential treatment was working directly with adjudicated girls in 1985. After receiving her MSW from Boston

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Linda Zimmerman, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Linda Zimmerman, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Linda Zimmerman  is the Executive Director and founder of Sandhill Center.  With over 30 years of experience in working with children and families, Ms. Zimmerman has been responsible for creating several therapeutic programs to address attachment issues and childhood trauma. Linda is regarded by some as a pioneer within the state of New Mexico not

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Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.

Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.

I obtained my Bachelor degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in Psychology graduating with honors. I continued on at UNLV for my Masters and Doctoral degrees. While doing this my mind was drawn to the significance of the brain and cognitive processes, leading to studying neuropsychology for my Doctoral degree. During my

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Becky Simpson

Becky Simpson

Becky studied music education at the University of Arizona with the goal to teach high school music. She has spent her entire professional career working with adolescents, but in a different capacity than she originally envisioned. Becky started working with children in Arizona as a youth care worker at Desert Willow Ranch. She was a

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R. Jeffrey Simpson MS, LCSW

R. Jeffrey Simpson MS, LCSW

Jeff received his B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. Jeff has a Masters degree in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova University in Florida. He also holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Equine

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Kathy Rex

Kathy Rex

Growing up in a large family, I spent most of my younger years in the outdoors and engaging in a variety of activities, from camping and hiking, team sports and annual family reunions at a mountain lake in northern Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Therapy, and shortly thereafter

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Reid Treadaway

Reid Treadaway

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, thenin 1996 I started working as a front-line staff at Rocky Mountain Academy and the Ascent wilderness program.  Within 2 years I became an Admissions Counselor for the Ascent program.  In 2000, as the Director of Admissions, I helped start the admissions office for a

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Scott Hess

Scott Hess

Scott Hess began his career as a marriage and family therapist in 1996, working with juvenile sex offenders in locked facilities. That experience helped Scott discover and develop his profound gift for getting to the heart of core issues with even the most calloused, oppositional clients. Scott attributes his success with resistant clients to his

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Shayne Gallager

Shayne Gallager

With over twenty-six years as either a Field Staff, Trainer, Program Developer, Field Director, Program Director, and currently as WinGate’s Executive Director, Shayne is on a decidedly short list as one of the most experienced leaders in the history of the outdoor behavioral health industry. Having been fundamentally involved in the the development and...

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Sheri Gallagher

Sheri Gallagher

Sheri has a Masters degree in Recreation Administration from Brigham Young University. Throughout her college tenure, she was chosen to lead many and varied recreational programs and trips with a variety of age groups, and in a variety of venues. Sheri has taught courses from canoeing to rappelling, and from beach and desert survival, to

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Cat Jennings

Cat Jennings

Cat brings more than thirty years of experience making an impact in the lives of adolescents. Cat has developed multiple programs helping children, teens, and young adults in a variety of settings and with a diverse range of diagnoses. She has dedicated her career to behavioral health and is honored to be part of the

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Graham Shannonhouse

Graham Shannonhouse

Graham Shannonhouse has more than 20 years of experience in the wilderness field. With an intimate working knowledge of the roots of wilderness therapy, Graham brought her wisdom and insights into the development of the country’s first wilderness experience to intentionally integrate family work into the student’s core treatment plan.  And with more than 16 years...

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