This is a  staff list for Eagle Valley Youth Ranch in Tropic, UT

(This program is closed.  We are investigating a lead suggesting it is still operating.  Lead received July 11th, 2014.)

(a.k.a. Eagle Valley Ranch, Eagle Valley Youth Ranch, Inc.)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Eagle Valley Youth Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Eagle Valley Youth Ranch, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Eagle Valley Youth Ranch, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in Eagle Valley Youth Ranch and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Tad Draper Clinical Director Formerly with High Top Ranch School.  High Top Ranch School, Sorenson's Ranch School and Eagle Valley are all operated by the Sorenson family.  Sorenson's programs are confirmedly abusiveDraper is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Greg Sorenson Therapist/Owner Also operates his own farm.  Sorenson is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html   (A man named Greg Milton Sorenson used to be a licensed social worker, but is not licensed and has not been licensed since 2012.)
Chad Bates Program Director Formerly worked at another unnamed wilderness/ranch program.*  Bates is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Earl Slack Academic Director Formerly with the Utah National Guard.  Slack is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
David Nibley Program Coordinator BYU (Brigham Young University) graduate.  Nibley is also a "mentor" for Discovery Ranch (founded by Eugene Thorne who also founded notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School)  Nibley is also involved with some very questionable organizations.  One is called *HOPE* and is part of a Zig Ziglar scam/cult.  Another is the Positive Thinkers cult.  Nibley is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tricia LeFevre Admissions/Owner LeFevre is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jennifer Bates Office Mgr Chad Bates' wife.   Bates' daughter and son-in-law also reportedly worked for this program.  Bates is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Reed & Mary LeFevre President/Owner/Activities Coordinator Also cattle ranchers. Reed and Mary LeFevre are not licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professionals in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Travis & Cheryl LeFevre VP/Owner/Accounting Travis and Cheryl LeFevre are not licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professionals in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Cheryl Waite Staff Waite is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Connie Adams Staff HEAL requires Adams' full name (including middle) and/or license type and number to verify whether Adams holds any professional licenses in Utah.
Allen Sorenson Staff Sorenson is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Malorie Adams Staff Adams is not a licensed mental health, medical, nor social work professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kanisha (? last ?) Staff HEAL requires full names in order to perform any background research.
Janie (? last ?) Staff HEAL requires full names in order to perform any background research.
Jackie (? last ?) Staff HEAL requires full names in order to perform any background research.
*(Eagle Valley Youth Ranch, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
HEAL Received E-mail Tip that Eagle Valley Youth Ranch may still be operating and using it's "students" as slave labor.  Tip reads in part: "I noticed that they program is said to be shutdown now, as itís listed under Bryce Pioneer Village. During the time I was there girls who showed "good behaviorĒ like myself weíre lucky enough to clean the toilets and hotel rooms at Bryce Pioneer Village for tourists. To me, it seems like itís a front for the program." We will investigate this lead as soon as possible.  Please contact us with any information showing that Eagle Valley Youth Ranch is still open or re-opened.  E-mail info@heal-online.org with any information.  Thank you!
UPDATE: Eagle Valley Youth Ranch's listed phone number is (435)679-8336.   That number has been disconnected.  The reporting survivor in the above tip description stated that Bryce Pioneer Village was where higher level inmates were put to work as slave labor.  Bryce Pioneer Village and Eagle Valley Youth Ranch operate(d) at the exact same location of 80 S. Main, Tropic, UT.  The number for Bryce Pioneer Village is (435) 679-8546.  HEAL representatives called Bryce Pioneer Village at the number provided and asked if it was also the number for Eagle Valley Youth Ranch.  The man who answered said it was not.  Based on the information we have, we believe Eagle Valley Youth Ranch to be closed and that the owners of Bryce Pioneer Village are no longer operating a treatment center at this location. Travis LeFevre is listed as the owner and registered agent of Bryce Pioneer Village.  He is/was also the owner of Eagle Valley Youth Ranch.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/bes/details.html?entity=9457182-0142#   At this time, HEAL is satisfied that Eagle Valley Youth Ranch is closed.  Bryce Pioneer Village claims to be a hotel and recreational campsite only at this time.

 

 Last Updated: August 12th, 2015

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