This is a  staff list for Logan River Academy in Logan, UT

(a.k.a. Tavasi 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 Logan River Academy.  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 Logan River Academy, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Logan River Academy, 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 don’t place your loved one in Logan River Academy  and rescue them if they are there now.

 

HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Larry Carter Executive Director/Owner Larry Carter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

Larry Carter, Executive Director of Logan River Academy...“I worked as a hospital administrator for 23 years, including 13 years at Charter, which I found very fascinating,” he explained. “While working in Charter’s psychiatric hospitals, I started a hospital in Utah, but the driving force for me getting into this business occurred when Charter bought Provo Canyon School. After Charter purchased Provo Canyon, I then worked as Regional Director of Charter and Administrator of the new hospital.” (Larry Carter) Larry said he has worked in a couple large companies over the years, both locally and in a corporate position as a vice-president, and that his partners have similar backgrounds from all over the country.  For over 20 years, Larry has been enamored with the mental health field because it is so different. “It isn’t a hard science, but it’s not cut and dry; it is very different to deal with the human mind which makes the field is so varied and vast.”  However, during my 13 years at Provo Canyon School...”  After leaving Provo Canyon for the last time, Larry worked with Aspen Education Group as senior vice-president of their in-patient services. He oversaw all of Aspen’s residential services for just over a year before deciding to start Logan River Academy.
Lori Connin Finance Director/Owner Connin holds no professional licenses in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
(Dr.) Robert H. Crist Medical Director/Owner Co-founder of notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School (and its off-shoots, Somerset, etc.)...  Crist is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1970 in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mark Petersen Director of Residential Svcs/Owner Petersen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jeff Smith Operations Director/Owner
With over twenty-six years of residential treatment experience, Jeff has worked in almost every aspect of the organization from counselor to administrator. He has a Master’s degree from Brigham Young University, and serves on the Utah Department of Human Services Licensing Board.  Corruption, anyone?  HEAL requires Smith's full name in order to verify whether or not he holds any professional licenses in Utah.
Lindy (aka Linda)Smith Admissions Linda Smith reportedly no longer works for this program.  HEAL requires Smith's full name in order to verify whether or not she holds any professional licenses in Utah.
Beth Kiester Admissions Kiester is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Matt Erickson Clinical Director Has worked in the industry since 1999.  Matthew Paul Erickson (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2002.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mont (Monte) Criddle Residential Director Mont worked for Southwest Center Behavioral Health in Cedar City, Utah. Mont worked as a member of the youth services team at Southwest Center for seven years.  Monte N Criddle, Jr. is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Utah and has been since 2001.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Katie Behm No Title Behm has been with the program since just months after it opened.  Kaye Behm (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker in Utah and has been since 2003.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Austin Wood Therapist Wood is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been since 2004.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Margaret Oak Admissions Director Margaret chairs the Cache Valley Literacy Coalition   Oak is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Utah and has been since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Maureen Olsen Coordinator Olsen has been with Logan River since 2005.  Olsen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Krys Oyler Therapist Oyler spent his internships at the Family Support and Treatment Center.  Oyler is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in Utah since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sean Maynard Therapist Joseph Sean Maynard (may be a different person) is solely licensed as a clinical mental health counselor and has only been licensed since 2012.  (This means he worked as an unqualified/unlicensed therapist at Logan River for years.)  Earned counseling degree through online/correspondence course. (University of Phoenix)
Janaka VanderKooi Therapist Attended Weber State University.  Her experience includes working for an adolescent residential treatment and education center (ARTEC) operated by Valley Mental Health in Salt Lake City;  Three Rivers Behavioral Institute in their female adolescent residential unit; and Palmetto Health Baptist Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.   She has been at Logan River since 2007.  Three Rivers Behavioral Institute in Montana is closed.  Vanderkooi no longer appears to work for this program.   VanderKooi is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Cameron Armstrong Therapist Formerly spent 4 years working for the confirmedly abusive Heritage Schools. Cameron has worked as a therapist at ScenicView Academy, a residential Center for Adults with Learning disabilities and at the Utah State Hospital's forensic unit. Cameron decided to join the Logan River Academy team in 2007. Armstrong reportedly no longer works for this program.  Armstrong now works for Telos Academy/RTC in UtahArmstrong is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2009 in Utah.  (This means Cameron worked for at least 2 years as a "therapist" at Logan River without being properly licensed.)
David Allred Therapist HEAL requires Allred's middle name in order to verify whether or not Allred holds any professional licenses. 
Shannon Kegerries Therapist Kegerries is licensed solely as a clinical mental health counselor in Utah and has only been licensed since 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mike Bodrero (aka Bodero) Therapist/Activities Director Bodrero/Bodero is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Bryn Bingham Therapist Bingham no longer appears to work for this program.  Bingham is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kirk Farmer Academic Director HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Lanee Adamson Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Bill Chandler Teacher Chandler no longer appears to work for this program.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Elliott Rich Academic Coordinator Rich no longer appears to work for this program.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Cyndi Johnson Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Jessica Hills Teacher Hills has been with Logan River since 2006.  Hills no longer appears to work for this program.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Eric Alder Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Julie Williams Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
MaryAnn Irvine Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Clint Firth Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Carly Palacios Teacher HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Ryan Williams Staff HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Shaunda Wenger Staff HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Brooke Lambert Teacher Lambert no longer appears to work for this program.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Ben Watkins Teacher Formerly worked at an unnamed wilderness program in Eastern Idaho.*  Watkins no longer appears to work for this program.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Andrew Kraning No Title Kraning no longer appears to work for this program.  Kraning is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ron Wood Residential Has over 25 years in the program industry.*   Wood has worked for Logan River Academy since it was founded in 2000.  Wood is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chris Baum Residential Baum is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Joe Lindsey Residential Lindsey has worked for Logan River since 2006.  Lindsey reportedly no longer works for this program.  Lindsey is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sau Lee Residential Lee is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ken Bott Nurse Graduate of Weber State University.*  Bott reportedly no longer works for Logan River Academy.  Bott is a licensed registered nurse and has been since 1999 in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Alyson Egan Nurse Egan has worked at Logan since 2007.  Egan reportedly no longer works for Logan River Academy.  Egan is not currently (March, 2013) a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Darby Golden Staff Tavasi School.  Golden is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Liz Severe Nurse Logan River Academy.  Elizabeth Ann Severe (may be a different person) is a licensed registered nurse and has been since 2011 in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sarah Hazzelton Therapist Hazzelton is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Garret Wood Dorm 5 Staff Also son of Ron Wood.  Wood is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Brandon Wood Development Staff Also son of Ron Wood.  Wood is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Nicholas Green Development Staff Green is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mike Martinez Dorm 3 Staff HEAL requires Martinez' full name in order to perform license verification.
Mike Warde Dorm 5 Staff Warde is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Michael Dahle Supervisor Dahle is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tom Manning Manager Manning is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Justin Koeven Tavasi Staff Tavasi School  Koeven is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Derrick Trujillo Dorm 9 Staff Logan River Academy.  Trujillo is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
John Pinkston III Dorm 8 Staff Pinkston is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mark Nielson Dorm 8 Staff Nielson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Greg Carter Staff Larry Carter's son.  Carter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Justin Smith Staff HEAL requires Smith's full name in order to verify licensure.
Andrea Manning Staff And, wife to Tom Manning (Manager)  Manning is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Deon Atwood Kitchen Staff HEAL chose not to do a license verification on Atwood because duties would not require professional licensure.
Lance Atwood Maintenance HEAL chose not to do a license verification on Atwood because duties would not require professional licensure.
Jason Eric Stanger Teacher Reportedly worked for this program in 2001.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Marilyn Liddle Teacher Reportedly worked for this program in 2001.  HEAL is contacting the Utah Department of Education to verify whether or not this person is a licensed educator.
Joseph "Tui" Pan Residential Staff Reportedly worked for this program in 2001 and was very punitive towards children in the program.  Pan is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chad Carter Residential Staff Son of Larry Carter.  Reportedly worked for this program in 2001.  Carter is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Aaron Enddicott Residential Staff Reportedly worked for this program in 2001 and now lives in suburb of Las Vegas.  Enddicott is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Chris Brockman Residential Staff Reportedly worked for this program in 2001 and no longer works in residential treatment.  Brockman is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Survivor--Ryan Harband (Close Provo Canyon School petition signature #284)
Survivor--Catherine Tonns (Close Provo Canyon School petition signature #784)
Survivor--Magnus R. Miklos (Close Provo Canyon School petition signature #845)
HEAL has received over 20 e-mail reports regarding alleged abuse and violations at Logan River Academy.
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for Logan River Academy.
See the Logan River Academy Police Call Log: Click Here.
 
Learn more at www.healreport.tv
 

 *(Logan River Academy, 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: March 28th, 2015

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