This is a  staff list for SUWS in Shoshone,  Idaho

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

(This program closed end of Summer, 2013.  However, it's sister program SUWS of NC is still open (2016).)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at SUWS.  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 SUWS, you have the right to take action. 


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




Additional Information
Kathy Rex Executive Director Rex has been with SUWS since 1994.
Cheryl Bishop Office Assistant Began working at SUWS in 2000.
Odessa Magnelli Office Assistant Began working at SUWS in 2005.
Chris McRoberts Consultant Dr. McRoberts was hired as Director of Psychological Testing and Research in September 2001, and is facilitating research studies... (From their own website--experimentation)   McRoberts no longer appears to work for this program.
Thomas Pryor Consultant He has helped to shape the laws and regulations used to govern Idaho Outdoor Programs by working with state agencies to decide what medical procedures and protocols should be formulated to ensure student’s safety in a rural setting.  Dr. Pryor’s guiding hand helped SUWS become the first licensed wilderness program in Idaho in 2003.  He continues a close relationship with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. (Is Idaho as corrupt as Utah?  Very well may be.)
Cindy Scott Accounting Scott has worked for SUWS since 2001.
Ilene Thompson Office Manager She has been a part of SUWS almost since its inception, joining the program with her husband in 1984 as one of its first wilderness instructors.
Morri Hall Admissions Hall has been with SUWS since 2002.
Dan Kemp Admissions  
Rachel Hoskovec Logistics (Cooking/Cleaning) Hoskovec no longer appears to work for this program.
Pat Lockwood Logistics Lockwood has been with SUWS since 1993.  SUWS is an Aspen Education Group program.
Michael Schwartz Program Supervisor He has worked at various unnamed "treatment" programs since 1999.  He has worked at SUWS since 2007.  Schwartz no longer appears to work for this program.
Cliff Stockton Program Director Stockton has worked at SUWS since 1998.
Paul Wolters Field Director  
Christopher Edwards Clinical Director  
Megan Silva Field Supervisor  
Kelly Weld Field Supervisor  
Mark Sweet Logistics Sweet no longer appears to work for this program.
Amy Bailey Field Supervisor Amy has worked at another unnamed "drug rehab" in Idaho.   Bailey no longer appears to work for this program.
Daniel Edgerton Clinical Supervisor Edgerton has experience at another unnamed residential "treatment" program.*  Edgerton no longer appears to work for this program.
Mark Ellis Field Supervisor Ellis earned his degrees in Utah and he formerly was a director at an unnamed off-shore program for teens.  He also worked for other unnamed facilities.*
Jerrie Dee Harvey Field Supervisor Jerrie Dee believes that “challenging situations bring to the surface elements of people that nothing else will; it strips them of pretense. People’s lives can be changed when they are in this tender and vulnerable state.”  (From the SUWS website on July 17th, 2009)  [And, the first step for brainwashing is to exhaust and tear down a person into a nervous breakdown to create a vulnerable state for re-programming.  Thanks for the admission!]  Harvey no longer appears to work for this program.
Danielle McClary Field Supervisor There is no other information on this staff.*  McClary no longer appears to work for this program.
Claire Neeser Field Supervisor She started with SUWS in 2003 and has worked at a variety of "treatment" programs for the past 9 years.  Neeser no longer appears to work for this program.
Stephanie Miller Staff Reported by survivor via e-mail on October 20th, 2016  Miller current works at St Luke's:
Kathy Rex Director Rex now owns and operates Blue Fire Wilderness in Idaho.
*(SUWS, 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.)
SUWS is an Aspen Education Group program.  Thomas J. Croke, Educational Consultant, has denounced Aspen Education Group for putting profits over the safety and care of children in Aspen programs.
HEAL has reviewed multiple Aspen Education Group contracts that appear to be illusory, unconscionable, void/voidable, and arguably illegal.  We are in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for SUWS.  In the meantime, please see the reviews for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Aspen Achievement Academy, Aspen Ranch, Aspen Institute of Behavioral Assessment, and New Leaf Academy.  It is our suggestion that families avoid doing business with Aspen Education Group and/or their individual programs.
Death: Rocco D. Magliozzi (July 28th, 2006)
E-mail Exchange between HEAL and Brian Church of Aspiro (formerly with SUWS) in November, 2009.


 Last Updated: November 2nd, 2016

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