This is a  staff list for Silverado Boys Ranch in Panguitch, UT

(Reportedly Closed and Reportedly Filed Bankruptcy in August, 2011)

(aka Silverado 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 Silverado Boys Ranch.  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 Silverado Boys Ranch, you have the right to take action. 

 

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

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Kreg D. Gillman Founder/Exec. Dir. Gillman is/was also the CEO of Provo Canyon School (in 2004).
(Dr.) Robert H. Crist Medical Director Robert H. Crist has been with Silverado for over 20 years.  He is also the founder of the notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School in Provo, UT.  He is also involved with Logan River Academy. 
Nick Pakidko Academic Director Formerly with Provo Canyon School. 
Eric C. Fawson Clinical Director "Behavioral scientist" educated at BYU.  Fawson worked at Provo Canyon School for 6 years.  Fawson no longer works for Silverado Boys Ranch.  He now works for WinGate Wilderness Therapy.
Denise A. Weston Marketing/Admissions  
Sean Coles Residential Director  
Randy Hatton Admissions  
Heather Moulton Exec. Asst.  
Jeremy Williams Therapist  
Guy Finicum Therapist  
Branon Johnson Therapist Prior to joining the team at SBR, Branon worked as a field therapist at Aspen Achievement Academy.
Annette W. Davis Asst. Principal  
Stacy Whitmore (male) Teacher  
Peter J. Moulton Teacher  
Brett Haderlie Teacher  
Jarod Halloway Teacher  
Dennis Budge Teacher  
Deborah Coles Academic Asst.  
Lee Ann Fielding Staff  
Charlie Allen Residential Supervisor  
John Julander Residential Supervisor  
Lance Sawyer Residential Supervisor  
Len Fielding Night Supervisor  
Lisa Spence Coordinator  
Linda Chatterley Counselor  
Ray Lewis "coach"  
Chad McComb "coach"  
Greg Fisher "coach"  
Devon Gill "coach"  
Josh Kellum "coach"  
Stan Kindred "coach"  
Justin McComb "coach"  
Shane Smith "coach"  
Lee Mullenaux "coach"  
Eric Glosson "coach" Glosson sexually abused children in the program.  See articles below.  We would hope he is no longer employed by Silverado.
Name: Glosson, Eric Allen
Booking #: 15345 / Inmate #: 482998
DOB: 11/15/1982 12:00:00 AM SEX: MALE POB: denver,co
Arrest Date/Time: 6/19/2011 11:30:00 AM Arresting Officer: perkins, danny Agency: Garfield County Sheriff's Office
Offenses
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: Misc Ordinance Desc: Misc ordinance Level: Bail: 5000.00
CodeNo: Misc Ordinance Desc: Misc ordinance Level: Bail: 5000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: Misc Ordinance Desc: Misc ordinance Level: Bail: 5000.00
CodeNo: Misc Ordinance Desc: Misc ordinance Level: Bail: 5000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
CodeNo: 76-5-404 Desc: Forcible sexual abuse Level: Felony 1 Bail: 10000.00
Kairon Porter "coach"  
Karl Roundy "coach"  
Doug Jenson "coach"  
Lynn Smith "coach"  
Carl Miller "coach"  
Justin Thurman "coach"  
Tiffani Hascall "coach"  
Colin Adamson "coach"  
Colleen Kindred "coach"  
Sally Kellum "coach"  
Mike Roundy "coach"  
Rion Boyd "coach"  
Brad Porter "coach"  
Megan Baty "coach"  
Janell Young Nurse  
Tim Marshall Nurse  
Andrew Wilson Dietician  
Uriel Zubia Dietician  
Ryan Williams Psychiatrist  
Melissa Veater Medical Coordinator  
Gary Burkett Kitchen Mgr.  
Billy Calloway Operations  
Josh Miller Therapist Reportedly worked for Silverado from December, 2010 through June, 2011.  Miller formerly worked for Cedar Ridge Academy.
Aaron Shaw Therapist  
Anthony Mestas Staff (former)
Name: Mestas, Anthony D
Booking #: 15373 / Inmate #: 626079
DOB: 8/26/1974 12:00:00 AM SEX: MALE POB: ogden,ut
Arrest Date/Time: 7/22/2011 10:30:00 AM Arresting Officer: perkins, danny Agency: Garfield County Sheriff's Office
Offenses
CodeNo: 58-37a-5 Desc: Possesion of Paraphernalia Level: Misdemeanor 1 Bail: not shown
CodeNo: 58-37-1 Desc: possession of meth Level: Felony 3 Bail: not shown
CodeNo: 58-37-8.1 Desc: Distribution or Mfg controlled substance Level: Felony 3 Bail: not shown

Source: http://www.gcutsheriff.com/inmate_booking.html

Scott Heaton Therapist Reported via e-mail from survivor on June 22nd, 2012.
Randy Soderquist Therapist Soderquist reportedly left Silverado in 2008 and currently works for Re-creation Retreat.
     
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the Silverado Academy/Silverado Boys' Ranch enrollment materials.
HEAL has received two e-mail reports regarding alleged abuse and violations at this program.  Both of these reports were received in 2007.
HEAL reviewed the staff information available online through Silverado Academy's website and found that they do not appear to list the majority of their staff at this time.  Because of this, we are unable to update.  If you know of a staff who no longer works at this facility or who should be added, please let us know.
Utah Youth Counselor Charged With Sex Abuse--June 23rd, 2011 (Source: kjct8.com)
A counselor at a southern Utah residential center for troubled teens has been charged with eight counts of forcible sex abuse for alleged assaults on a female resident.

Court records show 28-year-old Eric Allen Glosson, of Tucson, Ariz., is scheduled for an initial appearance in 6th district court in Panguitch on Thursday.

Along with the eight second-degree felonies, Glosson is charged with one count each of having sex with a youth receiving state services and dealing in materials harmful to minors. It wasn't immediately clear whether Glosson had an attorney.

Garfield County Spokeswoman Becky Bronson told KTVX of Salt Lake City that Glosson worked at the Silverado Academy, which is owned by former Utah U.S. Senate candidate Tim Bridgewater.

The facility reported allegations of abuse to authorities on Sunday.

For complete story, click here

Families sue Utah school over alleged sex abuse by counselor--June 24th, 2011  (source: sltrib.com)

Three families have filed a federal lawsuit against a Panguitch-based boarding school for troubled teens, claiming the institution failed to supervise a counselor charged with sexually abusing several students.

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Eric Allen Glosson, 28, in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County between April 20 and June 18.

He is also charged with one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services and one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor.

Now, families from Nevada, Georgia and Michigan say Silverado Academy should have done more to keep tabs on Glosson’s interactions with students. Their complaint alleges the school failed to protect their children from Glosson, who had been previously fired over concerns he was "too close to the teenagers in the program."

For complete story, click here.

External Link: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=16090706
External Link:  http://www.fox13now.com/kstu-utah-sex-abouse-utah-youth-counselor-charged-with-sex-abuse-20110623,0,2022102.story
External Link: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/70aa77cb62e449c8ac78087b98223e82/UT--Counselor-Charged/
External Link: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375971/New-sex-charges-filed-against-Utah-youth-counselor.html

"Court records show Eric Allen Glosson now faces four counts of first-degree felony sodomy along with six other lesser felonies, including forcible sexual abuse, custodial relations with a youth receiving state services and dealing in materials harmful to minors."

External Link: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=16293841
Silverado Academy is reportedly closed.  HEAL received an e-mail from a local in Utah stating that Silverado Academy is closed and has filed bankruptcy as of August, 2011.  We have not been able to verify that it is closed through online sources.  The program website is still operational.  However, the phone number listed on the website is disconnected and no longer in service.  We have reason to believe this program is closed/closing.  Please contact us or send us any information that will assist us in verifying that this program is closed and that the information received is accurate.  Thank you.
Ex-counselor who is accused of sexually abusing teens now faces child porn charges
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Courtesy image Eric Allen Glosson has been charged in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County.

A former counselor at a Panguitch-based boarding school for troubled teens who is charged with sexually abusing several students is now accused in U.S. District Court of producing and possessing child pornography.

A two-count indictment handed down to 29-year-old Eric Allen Glosson by a federal grand jury earlier this month alleges he kept sexual images of children on his computer from March to June and coerced a minor into making pornography. Court documents do not disclose if any of the victims were students at the Silverado Academy where Glosson was employed.

Glosson made his first appearance in federal court on the porn charges Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Robert Braithwaite. He is next scheduled to appear in a St. George courtroom on Dec. 12.

The federal charges follow state charges filed against Glosson, and a civil lawsuit filed in federal court by families of children who Glosson allegedly abused.

Prosecutors in June charged Glosson in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County between April 20 and June 18.

He is also charged with one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services and one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor.

Following state charges against Glosson, three families from Nevada, Georgia and Michigan filed a federal lawsuit, alleging Silverado Academy should have done more to keep tabs on Glosson’s interactions with students. Their complaint alleges the school failed to protect their children from Glosson, who had been previously fired over concerns he was “too close to the teenagers in the program.”

In late 2010, Glosson was rehired as a coach and athletic coordinator and allowed to supervise 13 to 18 year olds, according to the complaint. He then sexually abused numerous teens in locations including their living quarters, the complaint states.

Glosson discouraged students from reporting the abuse by threatening to not recommend the students for an advanced program, the complaint states. He used “bribery, physical force, intimidation and deceit” to cover up his relationships with the students, the complaint states.

The plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit, who are not being identified by The Salt Lake Tribune to protect the identity of the alleged victims, are seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

In a statement released in June following Glosson’s arrest, Silverado Academy officials said one student reported the alleged conduct during a Father’s Day call to his parents.

“We reported these events to the appropriate state authorities on the same day,” academy officials said in a statement. “We are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation.”

Glosson had called authorities on his own in May, telling law enforcement that a youth in Arizona was contacting him via Facebook and “threatening to publicize alleged sexual abuse that Glosson had perpetrated,” according to the complaint. Law enforcement came to Silverado Academy to investigate, but the school allowed him to continue working with youth after no immediate arrest took place, the complaint states.

The school offered to provide counseling services to teenagers affected by Glosson’s behavior, according to the complaint.

Glosson is next scheduled to appear in state court on Dec. 8 before Judge Wallace Lee.

If convicted on federal charges, Glosson faces a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for the production of pornography charge and up to 10 years in prison for possession of pornography.

mrogers@sltrib.com

Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52971116-78/glosson-court-federal-charges.html.csp

Article: Youth Counselor Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography (thespectrum.com Dec. 15th, 2011)
Eric Allen Glosson, arrested for sex abuse. Courtesy Image
Former teen counselor sentenced for making child porn
 
First Published May 15 2012 04:08 pm • Last Updated May 15 2012 11:34 pm

A former counselor at a Panguitch facility for troubled teens has been sentenced to federal prison for making child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart on Tuesday sentenced Eric Allen Glosson, 29, to 15 years in prison followed by supervised release. As part of his sentence, Glosson will have to register as a sex offender, pay more than $11,000 in restitution and forfeit electronics, including phones and computers.

Glosson, who worked at the Silverado Academy in Panguitch, pleaded guilty in December to coercing a 16-year-old boy to engage in sexually explicit conduct while Glosson recorded it with a video camera.

Glosson also faces charges in state court, where he is scheduled to next appear in March.

In 6th District Court, Glosson faces eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse and one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services and one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor.

According to court documents, the alleged offenses occurred between April 20 and June 18. Court documents do not disclose if any of the victims were students at the Silverado Academy.

afalk@sltrib.com

Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54119592-78/glosson-court-degree-felony.html.csp

 

Former Utah teen ranch counselor sentenced for sexually abusing boys

 

First Published Nov 08 2012 03:39 pm • Last Updated Nov 09 2012 07:31 am

A former counselor at a Panguitch ranch for troubled teens has been sentenced to spend at least five years in prison.

Eric Glosson, 29, pleaded guilty in 6th District Court Thursday to two charges of forcible sodomy. As part of a plea deal, two counts of forcible sodomy, four counts of forcible sexual abuse and two counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor were dismissed.

Judge Wallace Lee ordered the man to the two five-years-to-life sentences concurrently, to be served after he finishes serving a 15-year term in federal prison for production of child pornography, which also occurred at the boys ranch.

Glosson worked at Silverado Academy, a 200-acre ranch that advertises itself as a clinical boarding school for teens.

Prosecutors say the sexual abuse took place between April 20 and June 18, 2011.

Glosson was sentenced in May in the federal case, after pleading guilty to making child pornography. He admitted in U.S. District Court to coercing a 16-year-old boy into sexually explicit conduct while Glosson recorded it with a video camera.

"There were those that said I should have gone with the federal charges only," Garfield County Attorney Barry Huntington said in a news release Thursday. "But that would have meant Glosson would be out in 15 years, and I wanted to make certain that would never happen."

Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55238386-78/glosson-ranch-counts-federal.html.csp

Utah Youth Counselor Charged With Sex Abuse--June 23rd, 2011 (Source: kjct8.com) SALT LAKE CITY -- A counselor at a southern Utah residential center for troubled teens has been charged with eight counts of forcible sex abuse for alleged assaults on a female resident.   Court records show 28-year-old Eric Allen Glosson, of Tucson, Ariz., is scheduled for an initial appearance in 6th district court in Panguitch on Thursday.   Along with the eight second-degree felonies, Glosson is charged with one count each of having sex with a youth receiving state services and dealing in materials harmful to minors. It wasn't immediately clear whether Glosson had an attorney.   Garfield County Spokeswoman Becky Bronson told KTVX of Salt Lake City that Glosson worked at the Silverado Academy, which is owned by former Utah U.S. Senate candidate Tim Bridgewater.   The facility reported allegations of abuse to authorities on Sunday. For complete story, click here.
Families sue Utah school over alleged sex abuse by counselor--June 24th, 2011  (source: sltrib.com) By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune First published Jun 23 2011 01:16PM Updated Jun 24, 2011 12:05AM Three families have filed a federal lawsuit against a Panguitch-based boarding school for troubled teens, claiming the institution failed to supervise a counselor charged with sexually abusing several students. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Eric Allen Glosson, 28, in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County between April 20 and June 18. He is also charged with one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services and one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor. Now, families from Nevada, Georgia and Michigan say Silverado Academy should have done more to keep tabs on Glosson’s interactions with students. Their complaint alleges the school failed to protect their children from Glosson, who had been previously fired over concerns he was "too close to the teenagers in the program." For complete story, click here.  For more on this story, click here.  
Ex-counselor who is accused of sexually abusing teens now faces child porn charges By Melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published: November 22, 2011 12:36PM Updated: November 22, 2011 11:36PM Courtesy image Eric Allen Glosson has been charged in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County. A former counselor at a Panguitch-based boarding school for troubled teens who is charged with sexually abusing several students is now accused in U.S. District Court of producing and possessing child pornography. A two-count indictment handed down to 29-year-old Eric Allen Glosson by a federal grand jury earlier this month alleges he kept sexual images of children on his computer from March to June and coerced a minor into making pornography. Court documents do not disclose if any of the victims were students at the Silverado Academy where Glosson was employed. Glosson made his first appearance in federal court on the porn charges Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Robert Braithwaite. He is next scheduled to appear in a St. George courtroom on Dec. 12. The federal charges follow state charges filed against Glosson, and a civil lawsuit filed in federal court by families of children who Glosson allegedly abused. Prosecutors in June charged Glosson in 6th District Court with eight counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual relations with youth at Silverado Academy in Garfield County between April 20 and June 18. He is also charged with one count of second-degree felony custodial sexual relations with a youth receiving state services and one count of third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor. Following state charges against Glosson, three families from Nevada, Georgia and Michigan filed a federal lawsuit, alleging Silverado Academy should have done more to keep tabs on Glosson’s interactions with students. Their complaint alleges the school failed to protect their children from Glosson, who had been previously fired over concerns he was “too close to the teenagers in the program.” In late 2010, Glosson was rehired as a coach and athletic coordinator and allowed to supervise 13 to 18 year olds, according to the complaint. He then sexually abused numerous teens in locations including their living quarters, the complaint states. Glosson discouraged students from reporting the abuse by threatening to not recommend the students for an advanced program, the complaint states. He used “bribery, physical force, intimidation and deceit” to cover up his relationships with the students, the complaint states. The plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit, who are not being identified by The Salt Lake Tribune to protect the identity of the alleged victims, are seeking at least $75,000 in damages. In a statement released in June following Glosson’s arrest, Silverado Academy officials said one student reported the alleged conduct during a Father’s Day call to his parents. “We reported these events to the appropriate state authorities on the same day,” academy officials said in a statement. “We are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation.” Glosson had called authorities on his own in May, telling law enforcement that a youth in Arizona was contacting him via Facebook and “threatening to publicize alleged sexual abuse that Glosson had perpetrated,” according to the complaint. Law enforcement came to Silverado Academy to investigate, but the school allowed him to continue working with youth after no immediate arrest took place, the complaint states. The school offered to provide counseling services to teenagers affected by Glosson’s behavior, according to the complaint. Glosson is next scheduled to appear in state court on Dec. 8 before Judge Wallace Lee. If convicted on federal charges, Glosson faces a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for the production of pornography charge and up to 10 years in prison for possession of pornography. mrogers@sltrib.com Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52971116-78/glosson-court-federal-charges.html.csp

 *(Silverado Boys 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: March 24th, 2014

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