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.
Greg is a gregarious and fun-loving individual, with a passion and enthusiasm for working with youth and families. This passion was cultivated throughout his active and team sports-oriented childhood. Greg loves playing all sports and especially soccer and lacrosse.
Greg has enjoyed working in residential treatment, wilderness therapy, and inpatient as well as outpatient mental health settings. Greg finds that creating a patient environment during trauma work allows students and families to find their value within the family setting. Greg has focused his attention on trauma support to those he serves through a trauma-informed relationship-based clinical model. Greg has extensively trained in Relationship-Based Trauma-Informed Care, is certified in Brainspotting, and strives to be an advocate for trauma survivors. With his dedication to vulnerability and courage, Greg empowers students and families to step into trauma, attachment, and addiction, through a relational approach, providing an environment in which difficult life experiences can be addressed and explored with safety, empathy, and compassion.
With a focus on the Theraplay clinical model at Ashcreek, Greg is able to individualize treatment to young men and their families, providing specific and intentional support within domains of Structure, Nurturing, Challenge, and Engagement, providing opportunities for students to explore self-identity and self-worth. Through his work with people living with trauma, attachment, substance abuse and addiction, and other mental health difficulties, Greg enjoys creating opportunities to encourage growth and development within those he serves. He also coaches and mentors change within the family unit.
Greg received his Master’s degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University and holds current state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is a Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CASUDC) through the Department of Occupational and Professional Licensure in Utah in addition to the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board (NCSWCLB), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB).
Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Greg enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with his family, running, hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, camping and anything that involves moving! He is an exceptional coach, father, and mentor.
Fotu did his Doctoral Studies at the University of Utah. He received his Master’s of Social Work Degree from Brigham Young University of Utah. He is a Board Member and Clinical Certifier for the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). Fotu overseas all the clinical and operations services for Ashcreek Academy and Sedona Sky Academies
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 including, 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
Ryan graduated from Cal State University, Northridge with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He is licensed as a Certified Social Worker. Ryan enjoys working with teens and has many years working with them in residential and private practice. He enjoys working with teens, couples, and families to help them process experiences and emotions to promote learning and healing that will strengthen all their relationships. He has experience in working with depression, anxiety, attachment, disruptive behavior, ADHD, autistic spectrum, and personality disorders. Ryan believes in supporting the individuals needs, then supporting them through proven psychological tools. His therapeutic areas of training are in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Ryan has four daughters and one son and has recently become a grandfather, and is honored to call Southern Utah home. Ryan enjoys the outdoors, sports (playing and watching his kids), and hanging out with his children. Ryan has also coached sports in high school, club, and college.
Jake received his Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree from the University of Utah. He is also licensed in the State of Nevada where he serves the under privileged population in Southern Nevada. Jake worked at the behavioral health unit at the IHC Hospital in St. George Utah and the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah.
Jake has worked in multiple levels of behavioral health treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, wilderness and a number of residential programs. He has grown to love treating the adolescent and young adult population and customizes every treatment plan to their situation.
Jake’s theory on medication management is to use the least amount of medication possible to stabilize the individual. This in turn allows the patient to develop appropriate coping skills and to not always have to rely on medication to solve the problem at hand.
While he’s not treating patients, Jake spends his time outdoors, either hiking, mountain biking, or boating. He especially enjoys spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren.