Experienced, Skilled, and Trusted..
Then in 1998 she realized her own dream by founding a nationally recognized Girls Therapeutic Boarding School in Lake Montezuma, Arizona. She is also the founder of a Ashcreek Ranch Academy in in Southern Utah – a successful Residential Treatment Center for boys.
Tammy has served as a member of the school board for the local private school her girls attended. Nothing motivates Tammy more than being a part of young people turning their lives around and helping families reunite and heal.
Doctoral Studies- University of Utah
Board Member – National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
Chief Clinical/Operations Officer for Ashcreek Ranch and Sedona Sky Academy
Fotu is a talented clinician who brings a great spirit of collaboration, innovation and Clinical Sophistication to both academies. Fotu has extensive experience in providing therapy to adolescents, families and couples as well as training staff and developing effective programming. Before joining Ashcreek and Sedona, Fotu has worked in positions included but not limited as an Executive Director, Clinical Director, Clinical supervisor, Clinical consultant, adjunct professor and board member for various non-profits.
Fotu’s clinical expertise, education and unique cultural background has allowed him to develop programs designed to quickly identify systemic dis-functions within all systems, identify strengths and creatively implement solutions that are specific to each system. He expertly weaves differing modalities together with creativity and fun, which allow our students, families and staff to re-establish healthier relationships across systems.
He began his professional career in 1989 as an X-Ray Technician for the U.S. Army Reserve, was called to active duty and served in the Gulf War, stationed in Germany. After the war, he spent two years in the Philippines as a missionary for his church, and returned home to receive training in sales and marketing working in the wireless and computer technology fields.
Darren loves to spend his free time coaching his son in football, basketball and wrestling. He also coaches wrestling and football at the local middle and high schools. He has also spent numerous years serving as a scoutmaster and a leader over young men in his church. Darren is completing his communications degree at Dixie State University. Darren and his beautiful wife, Angie, are the proud parents of six wonderful children. Darren is a warm and caring person, who loves being instrumental in making a difference in the lives of youth.
Garth was a facilitator for LifeSTAR groups, and has received extensive training in working with pornography and other sexual addictions. Garth specializes in working with adolescents and their families in addressing chemical dependency, Oppositional defiant attitudes and behaviors, depression, and other family systems issues. He has a wide range of clinical experience, from providing individual, group, and family therapy to teaching life skills and other educational information pertinent to maintaining sustained recovery.
Garth was also the recipient of the Special Recognition Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award for his primary care with those who are engaged in the struggle with clinical depression. Garth received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social work from Brigham Young University, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). Garth spent the early years of his life living in various places and countries around the world, which happens when your father is a General in the Air Force. Garth and his wife are the proud parents of three children and many grandchildren with more on the way.
After starting a family of his own and leaving the group home, Scott and his family moved to Southern Utah. Scott has been involved in the Therapeutic community in Southern Utah for the past twenty plus years in a variety of settings. He has worked as a therapist in Youth Services in a public mental health center, has done private practice, and has been the Clinical Director in several Residential Treatment centers.
In his work with adolescents, Scott has specialized in Disruptive Behavior Disorders as well as Addictive Disorders Scott is currently licensed with the State of Utah as a Certified Mental Health Counselor, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors riding his mountain bike.
Shane has worked with youth as a football and wrestling coach and also a Boy Scout Leader. He loves developing and mentoring young men and helping them each reach their full capacity. He loves giving back to the youth of today. Shane spent two years learning the culture and providing service in the Dominican Republic and he is fluent in Spanish.
Shane loves the outdoors and spending time with family making memories. He loves to spend time with his family in all capacities from the beach to the mountains. He and his wife are the parents of 5 great kids and his newest title is Grandpa.
As the Principal here at Ashcreek Academy, Boyd fosters a welcoming learning environment, where students can build confidence in their educational skills and achieve the best outcomes. He encourages his teachers and staff to develop a strong rapport with students and their families to encourage a lifelong commitment to learning.
Boyd received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education degrees from Southern Utah University, where he also received his Administrative License in Education and Human Development. Boyd and his wife are the proud parents of six children.
Individual & Team Sports Coach – cross country running, track & field
Sean is originally from Fairbanks, AK but has been in Southern NV/UT for 30+ years and considers this part of the country his home. Sean has a true warmth and sense of humor that allow him to connect with people in a very genuine way.
Sean graduated in 1995 with a Bachelors Degree from Southern Utah University with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduating, Sean worked in Las Vegas Nevada as an Insurance Agent and Real Estate Broker.
Sean and his wife Sharyn have 4 children (3 girls, 1 boy). They love to go to all of their children’s activities, which seems to be a full time job. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, movies, hiking, and getting together with friends and family.