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Seasoned Professionals – Our Administrative Team

Experienced, Skilled, Trusted

Meet Our Administrative Team

Tammy Behrmann – Executive Director

Tammy Behrmann - Ashcreek residential treatment center staff

Tammy’s professional career began in 1989 working at a Residential Treatment Center for girls where she found a passion for helping teens make changes that last a lifetime. In 1996 she moved to Arizona where she was an integral team member in founding and opening her first successful Therapeutic Boarding School.  She did her undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University and received an Associate Degree from Dixie College.

In 1998 Tammy realized her own dream by founding a nationally recognized Girls Therapeutic Boarding School in Lake Montezuma, Arizona. She is also one of the founding members of Sedona Sky Academy and Ashcreek Academy.

Tammy has served as a member of the school board for the local private school her girls attended.  She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters.  Nothing motivates Tammy more than being a part of young people turning their lives around and helping families reunite and heal.

Dave Archer MA, LMFT – Clinical Director

Dave Archer - Ashcreek residential treatment center staff
Dave graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Communications, and later continued his education at Argosy University, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dave has worked as a Clinical Director and Primary Therapist in both residential and outpatient settings, and was a live-in family teacher. With a decade of experience in the mental health treatment field, Dave has been certified in multiple treatment modalities, such as Brainspotting and the Teaching Family Model, and has been able to help countless numbers of individuals and families work through difficult and traumatic experiences. He has an exceptional ability to compassionately and expertly support and guide individuals through the challenges of life, and has also served as a mentor to others in the field.
In his free time, he enjoys golf, soccer, baseball, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with his wife Kris, three daughters, and two dogs.

Janette Thompson, BS, MS- Academic Director

Janette Thompson - Ashcreek residential treatment center staff

Janette obtained her bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in psychology from Utah Valley University and continued to earn her master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Phoenix. Janette has almost two decades in experience from working in residential and educational settings as a direct-care staff, live-in group home manager, residential supervisor, program director, teacher, and a school counselor.

Janette has also served on and chaired different boards and committees focused on ensuring quality care for adolescents who are placed outside their homes. She loves spending her spare time outdoors with her friends and family. Being passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures, Janette has spent time in over thirty-five different countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Africa for recreation and service opportunities.

Kris Archer- Director of Admissions/ Outreach

Kris Archer - Ashcreek residential treatment center staff

Kris has worked in the industry over the past decade in a couple different capacities. She started as a live-in parent at a treatment center for adolescent females, alongside her husband- Dave. She loved working in mental health and quickly found that she really enjoyed helping families heal. After working in the home for 4 years, she then moved on to working in admissions and doing outreach with professionals.

Kris has been doing admissions and business development for the past several years and has really enjoyed helping families feel comfortable and accepted, allowing them to do the work that is needed. Kris was raised with four brothers, two older and two younger– and despite all that, still loves working with young men!

Kris was awarded two Gold Presidential Service Awards for her work helping high school students find their passions, through the Americorps Program. She also produced and developed a Diversity Education curriculum and presented it in elementary schools across Utah for two years. Kris was a founding member and Vice President of the Southern Program Collaborative that includes all programs in the South Eastern region of NATSAP. Kris serves on the Evolving Women board as well, and enjoys spreading the message of empowering women.

Kris enjoys photography, the outdoors (water of any kind), traveling and seeing new things; but most of all being with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs.

Josh Blade – Residential Director

Josh Blade - Residential Director

Josh Blade joined Ashcreek Academy in July of 2020. Prior to Ashcreek, he was the program director at our sister school in Sedona. His primary focus is to create an environment that encourages students to develop their courage, strength, and community through a balance of structure and fun!

Josh utilizes principles of Theraplay and PACE to help connect with and encourage students to try something new and build their resiliency. Josh loves spending time with the students on and off campus, going on weekend outings, and planning action summits. In his spare time, Josh enjoys golfing, tennis, pickleball, reading, visiting the local national parks, and spending time with family and friends.

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