This is a  staff list for Hope Ranch in Whitefish, Montana

This program is closed.

(a.k.a. Star Meadows Academy)

(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 Hope 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 Hope Ranch, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Hope 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 Hope Ranch and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Linda Carpenter Executive Director Also on the board of the fraudulent accreditation agency, NATSAP.  Formerly with National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) and KidStar Interactive Media.
Jim Carpenter Admissions  
Brad Love Chef/Cook  
Scott Bagwell Maintenance  
Jeffrey Scogans Clinical Director He worked as a director of another Montana based residential program.  It is unnamed.*
Victoria Creighton Psychologist Creighton has worked for other unnamed residential facilities/programs.*
Angela Jez Psychologist  
Gabriel Morrow Pastor  
Roger Brewer Principal  
Sara Caron Teacher  
Lya Hardwicke Teacher Has "taught" at other unnamed "therapeutic boarding schools"(cults).
Anita Malone Teacher  
Alan Styles Teacher  
Cris Hunt Case Manager Kalispell Regional Medical Center/Pathways Treatment Center.
Stacy & Jill Caron Residential Supervisor Unclear what the relation is between the two.
Karina McPhail Residential Supervisor  
Carol Pitts Residential Supervisor  
Valenda Sanders Residential Supervisor  
Sherilynne Isaac Residential Supervisor  
Cheryl Anderson Staff  
Sid Anderson Staff  
Jodi Hunt Staff  
Katie (Last?) Staff  
Bonnie (Last?) Staff  
Ed Shiels Staff  
John Weaver Staff  
Dinese (Last?) Cook Reportedly Cheryl Anderson's sister.
Kristi Anderson Staff  
Amber (Last?) Staff  
Dianna Keane MS LPC/Clinical Director  
Pam Penrod Program Director  
Ellie R. Wilfling Teacher  
NO NAMES NO TITLES There is no further information regarding staff at this time.*
*(Hope 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 believes this program is closed because both websites are down and the phone number is disconnected.


 Last Updated: September 23rd, 2022

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