This is a  staff list for Mountain Homes Youth Ranch in Dinosaur, CO

(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 Mountain Homes Youth 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 Mountain Homes Youth Ranch, you have the right to take action.


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




Additional Information
Paulette Thurgood Office Technician Thurgood was educated in Utah. 
Andrew Wardle Public Relations Educated at BYU (BYU is where cult-centered coercive thought reform techniques were first implemented in the wilderness setting.)
Frances Lewis Case Manager  
Marilyn Phillips Office Manager Educated in Utah.
Marty Bingham Program Director/Owner Educated in Utah.  He claims to have worked in a "wilderness treatment program" (no name given) prior to opening up his own scam/cult/program.
W. Christopher Tolen Psychiatrist  
Derrik Tollefson Therapist Educated in Utah and worked at "unnamed" treatment centers for "troubled youth".
Jason Law Therapist Educated in Utah and worked at "unnamed" treatment centers for "troubled youth".
Todd Odell Therapist Educated in Utah.
Les Harris Therapist  
Rob Caldwell Clinical Director/Owner Educated in Utah and worked at "unnamed" wilderness programs for teens.
Jolene Wallace Teacher  
Dan Wallace Teacher Experience working at programs in Utah.
Landen Norris Field Director Educated in Utah and worked at "unnamed" residential treatment center prior to working for MHYR.
Isaac Wallace Asst. Field Director Originally from Provo, UT.
Daniel Campbell Staff  
Mountain Homes Youth Ranch uses the same Positive Control Systems' methods as Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.
HEAL has received 8 e-mails and/or phone calls from former "clients" and parents alleging abuse and other violations at this program.


 Last Updated: November 22nd, 2021

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