This is a  staff list for High Top Ranch in Richfield (or Koosharem), UT

(a.k.a. Sorenson's Ranch, Sorenson's Ranch School, High Top Ranch School)


(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 High Top Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at High Top Ranch, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by High Top Ranch, please contact 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 High Top Ranch and rescue them if they are there now.




Additional Information
Chad Sorenson Founder Sorenson is also the founder of confirmedly abusive Sorenson's Ranch School in UT.  Sorenson reportedly no longer works directly with this program.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
(Dr.) Ell B. Sorenson Owner/Director Sorenson reportedly no longer works as director at this facility but continues to take kids off site for work projects.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Nancy Brindley Teacher Brindley reportedly no longer works for this program.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Michael Congdon Teacher  
Connie Douglas Teacher Douglas reportedly no longer works for this program (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Tad Draper Counselor  
Cassie Sorenson Tutor  
Justin Sorenson Business Mgmt. Currently co-owns the boys ranch with Todd Sorenson.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Kari Allen Sorenson Computer Tech. Sorenson reportedly no longer works for this program.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
La June Sorenson Librarian  
Lucinda Sorenson Tutor Sorenson reportedly no longer works for this program.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Milton Chad Sorenson Teacher Sorenson reportedly no longer works for this program.  (survivor e-mail April 8th, 2015)
Todd Sorenson Tutor  
Wendy Sorenson Instructor  
OTHER OTHER In 1958 a group of young men started the first private boys' summer camp in Utah at Koosharem, Utah. Koos Kamp, as it was later called, became the window through which Sorensonsí Ranch School and High Top Ranch School became realities. Sorensonsí Ranch School emerged as a residential school and behavioral treatment center in 1986. High Top Ranch School was started in 1998.  Today the school is totally owned by members of the Sorenson family who have lived in the valley since the l800s. 
High Top Ranch uses the same Positive Control Systems' methods as Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.
High Top Ranch is a Sorenson's program.  HEAL has received over 60 complaints by e-mail and telephone regarding abuse at Sorenson's programs.  We have posted the complaints we have permission to post on our website, click here for more information.

 *(High Top 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.)

 Last Updated: April 8th, 2015

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