This is a  staff list for Trails Carolina Wilderness Program in Hendersonville/Lake Toxaway, NC

(a.k.a. The Academy at Trails Carolina)

(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 Trails Carolina.  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 Trails Carolina, you have the right to take action.


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




Additional Information
Graham Shannonhouse Exec. Director and Founder  
Nick Pearl Field Director  
Lindsey Young Medical Coordinator  
Steve O'Neil Ecology Specialist  
Jason McKeown Clinical Director  
Shalene Pierce Primary Therapist  
Leigh Uhlenkott Primary Therapist  
Ashley Brown Primary Therapist  
Todd Green Primary Therapist  
Derry O'Kane Primary Therapist  
Carla Shorts Primary Therapist  
Jim Johnston Primary Therapist  
Jeremy Whitworth Program Director  
Brian Hannon Director of Student Life  
Brian Johnson Director of Education  
Anne Westall Equine Specialist  
Josh Garcia Family Program Manager  
Betty Ervin Parent Liaison  
Beth Venable Referral Relations  
Alisa Meints Admissions  
Andrew Moskovitz Admissions  
Candace Bynum Admissions  

Teen missing from North Carolina wilderness therapy camp found dead after breaking hip in stream: autopsy The body of 17-year-old Alec Lansing was found in a creek inside the Nantahala National Forest Saturday. Lansing was last seen alive by a Trails Carolina counselor on Nov. 10. BY Nina Golgowski NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:28 PM A A A Facebook 3 Twitter Reddit Email Comments 3 Share Print Share this URL Alec Lansing, who had been missing from a southwest North Carolina wilderness therapy camp since Nov. 10, was found dead inside the Nantahala National Forest Saturday. A two-week search for a 17-year-old boy who wandered away from a North Carolina wilderness therapy camp has ended with the recovery of the boy's body, according to local reports. Alec Lansing's body was located in a creek inside the Nantahala National Forest Saturday after breaking his hip in a possible fall from a tree and dying of hypothermia, WYFF reported citing an autopsy's results. Because of his grave injury, authorities don't believe he was able to move. The teen, from Atlanta, had been a camper at Trails Carolina when he was reportedly last seen walking away from a counselor on Nov. 10. trailscarolina.comThe 17-year-old had reportedly been a student at Trails Carolina in Lake Toxaway, N.C. before he wandered away. The camp describes itself as offering long-term help for troubled youth. The camp describes itself as offering long-term help for "troubled youth experiencing school failure or families looking for crisis intervention," according to its website. It's not clear how long Lansing was a student at the camp. A request for comment was not immediately returned by the camp or the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.  Source:
 *(Trails Carolina, 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: December 3rd, 2014

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