This is a  staff list for Oxbow Academy in Mount Pleasant/Wales, UT

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


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Oxbow Academy, 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 do not place your loved one in this program and remove them if they are there now.




Additional Information
Shawn Brooks Executive Director  
Erin Nester Admissions  
Richard Lee Academic Director  
Bill Pollock Residential Director  
Julia Herbert Office Mgr.  
Steve Schultz Director of Business Svcs.  
Richard Hess Nurse  
Todd Spaulding Clinical Director  
Gregg Lott Therapist  
Tiffany Winder Therapist  
Amy Brown Residential  
Tony North Residential  
Colby Jorgenson Residential  
Nathan Mitchell Residential  
Ruthann Wilson Residential  
Kathy Harward Residential  
Joe Davis Residential  
Ken Hansen Teacher  
Dax Higgins Teacher  
Stephen Page Teacher  
Devon Jensen Teacher  
Brian North "Experiential"  
*(Oxbow 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.)
Oxbow Academy is part of the RedCliff Ascent family of programs which include confirmedly abusive Discovery Academy and Discovery Ranch.  These programs use the same Positive Control Systems' methods as Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.
This program does not provide program details or enrollment materials online or available to the general public.
Utah treatment center staffer charged with allowing ‘choking game’ "SALT LAKE CITY — A man described in court documents as a staff member at a residential treatment center for troubled teens is facing criminal charges for allegedly allowing residents to play the choking game. Tuakimoana Pulotu “Moe” Leota, 20, of Ephraim, was charged Tuesday in 6th District Court with two counts of child abuse, a third-degree felony. On Nov. 22 Sanpete County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault at Oxbow Academy East near Mount Pleasant. A 16-year-old boy “had been choked to the point of unconsciousness” and “was barely able to speak, (was) shaking and had hemorrhaging in his eyes” when deputies arrived, according to charging documents."    source:


 Last Updated: November 27th, 2019

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