Tammy began working in her first Adolescent Residential Treatment Center in 1989, while working her way through college. She worked in nearly all departments, learning all aspects of Residential care. Eventually, she was promoted to Admissions Director, a position she held for five years. In 1996, Tammy moved to Arizona, where she was an integral team member in founding and opening a successful Therapeutic Boarding School (her first ownership endeavor). Then in 1998, she realized her own dream by founding a nationally recognized Girls Therapeutic Boarding School in Lake Montezuma, Arizona, Sedona Sky Academy, which is still very successful today. Tammy received her Associate of Science degree from Dixie College and proceeded to complete undergraduate work at Southern Utah University and Brigham Young University in Business Administration and Marketing. Tammy was raised on a small farm in Southern Utah. Her father was a school teacher and coach; her mother was a dance teacher. She believes they taught her a love for family, the value of hard work, commitment and an appreciation of the arts. Tammy also served as a member of the school board for the local private school her Daughters attended. She felt her children needed her undivided attention and consequently, she took a break from working for a couple of years to be a full time mom to her two beautiful daughters. Having returned back home where she was raised, and being surrounded by a large and supportive family, she is excited to resume her life’s work. Nothing motivates Tammy more than being a part of young people turning their lives around and helping families reunite and heal.
Darren’s career in behavioral health began in 1998 when he accepted a position as Admissions Director and part owner of a successful nationally recognized therapeutic boarding school. Darren was raised on a small farm in Southern Utah, and graduated from the local high school as a leading athlete in Football, Wrestling, Baseball and Track.
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.