This is a  staff list for Trinity Teen Solutions in Powell, WY

(a/k/a Trinity Teen Youth Solutions)

(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 Teen Trinity Solutions.  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 Teen Trinity Solutions, you have the right to take action. 

 

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

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Jerry Woodward Director Woodward is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Woodward is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Angie Woodward Director Woodward is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Woodward is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Justin D. McColl Clinical Director McColl is a licensed professional counselor in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification
McColl is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Bernadette Schmitt Counselor Bernadette P. Schmitt (may be a different person) is a licensed professional counselor in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Schmitt is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Erin Elston Field Supervisor Elston is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Elston is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Marie Shelli Field Advisor Shelli is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Shelli is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Amanda Byers Field Advisor Byers is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Byers is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Kristin Tichenor Field Advisor Tichenor is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Tichenor is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Samantha Huebsch Field Advisor Huebsch is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Huebsch is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Aleshia Renkemeyer Field Advisor Renkemeyer is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Renkemeyer is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Christa Lopiccolo Staff Lopiccolo is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Reported by survivor to have worked for this program from 2002-2005. 
Hope Gillis Staff Gillis is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Reported by survivor to have worked for this program from 2003-2005.  Reportedly earned degree in Theology from Steubenville University.
Louise Ferguson (Eckhardt) Staff Ferguson is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Reported by survivor to have worked for this program for a couple of years.  Reportedly lacked any qualifications or degree and is a cousin of Angie Woodward (program director).
Bridget George Staff George is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Reported by survivor to have worked for this program for a couple of years.  Reportedly lacked any qualifications or degree and is a niece of Angie Woodward (program director).
Joseph Hyland Therapist Jospeh M. Hyland (may be a different person) is licensed SOLEY AS A licensed professional counselor in Wyoming and is not a licensed therapist.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Has reportedly worked for this program since 2005.  Survivor reported via e-mail that girls were forced to go to him to speak about their issues even when uncomfortable discussing issues with a male therapist.
Rebecca Sloan Therapist Rebecca E. Sloan (may be a different person) is a licensed Certified Addictions Practioner and holds only a provisional professional counseling license (not fully licensed).  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification
Danielle Scheuer Supervisor Scheuer is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification
Janet Carroll Life Coach Carroll is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Carroll is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Elizabeth Godin Life Coach   George is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification Godin is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Erica Prestwich Marketing HEAL does not perform background licensing searches on office, accounting, nor maintenance staff.
Amanda Estabook Life Coach   Estabook is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification Estabook is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Alicia Dow Life Coach  Dow is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Dow is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Laurie Krehbiel Life Coach  Krehbiel is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Krehbiel is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Sydney Dunavin Life Coach  Dunavin is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Dunavin is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Jillian Zeitler Life Coach  Zeitler is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Zeitler is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Therese Sanderson Life Coach  Sanderson is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification  Sanderson is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
Kyle Woodward Asst. Director Woodward is not a licensed mental health professional in Wyoming.  Source: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/license-verification   Woodward is not a licensed educator in Wyoming.  Source: E-mail from Professional Teaching Standards Board, State of Wyoming.
*(Trinity Teen Solutions, 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.)
Trinity Teen Solutions is reportedly owned and operated by the daughter of the owners of Mount Carmel Youth Ranch.
Preliminary Findings:

This program costs $6,750 per month. (Source:  http://www.trinityteensolutions.com/admissions.asp, 06/16/11)  If a child were enrolled for one year, the total cost would be $81,000.  That is over $20,000 of the cost of one year at Harvard University with room and board.  "Harvard University will increase tuition next school year by 3.8 percent, the school announced yesterday, bringing the annual cost of a Harvard education, including room and board, to $50,724." (Source: boston.com, March 19th, 2010)  Trinity Teen Solutions sister program, Mount Carmel Youth Ranch does not provide accredited and transferable education credits.  Why would you pay $81,000 for unprofessional, "faith-based treatment" that will not provide legitimate education and credit?

HEAL has received preliminary reports from attorneys and survivors/families who have been harmed by Trinity Teen Solutions.  We are working with these individuals and will share more information as it becomes available.

In addition, Trinity Teen Solutions recommends parents use "escorts" or hired kidnappers to transport a child to the program.  This practice is reportedly illegal and prosecutable.  Unfortunately, most children are not aware of this fact.  And, if they become aware of it after the fact, they find out that they would have to prosecute their parents as well for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.  Since children love their parents and don't wish to hurt their families by pursuing justice, they choose to remain silent.  Using your child's loyalty to the family as a weapon against the child is unconscionable.  And, Trinity Teen Solutions' suggestion that kidnappers be used to transport a child to their program shows their lack of respect and consideration for the welfare of the child and for the laws of the United States.

Trinity Teen Solutions does not provide it's enrollment materials and program details online.  We will share more information as it becomes available.

Girls are trying to raise awareness of the treatment at Trinity and have started this website, with their testimonies. The link is http://maggiehiggs7.wix.com/trinityteensurvivors
Quotes from a Trinity Staffers Blog:

“Yesterday I made it to the ranch; turns out it’s not that hard to find when you take the right roads. The girls were still on their 6-day hiking trip so they weren’t around, which is good because I wanted to learn my way around without them judging me. They’re very curious, manipulative, rude little things and I don’t want them knowing I’m as clueless I as I am. That being said, it is literally my job to love them. Luckily my brothers have taught me how to love annoying people.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/14/  

“I got off my shift today at 7am (which is 9am Maryland time) and I have the whole weekend off. Actually I sort of have all next week off, but not really, because I work nights next week. So I’ll be going in at 10pm and leaving at 7am and sleeping sometime when it’s light out, which will be quite an adjustment. While keeping watch over the girls as they sleep, I’ll also be reading through their assignments and waking them up if there’s anything they neglected to do that day. It’ll be another way I’ll be able to learn about the girls and get comfortable in my position before I have to spend all day with them answering their millions of questions and keeping track of every single thing they do and how often they do it. So that’ll be fun.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/surive-one-week-check/

“Part of my job is reading the letters that the girls assigned to me (I have two) get from their families and making sure there is nothing in there that the girl shouldn’t be seeing. If there is, I have to email the parents and have them revise the letter before it can be given to the girl. Once the girls write back, I have to read those letters and make sure the girl isn’t saying anything she shouldn’t. Lies and manipulation are, obviously, not allowed.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/scary-movies-holy-cowgirls-and-a-lack-of-bacon/

“Over all it was an easy day. I did have a little trouble with a girl who wouldn’t do as I told her to because she insisted she knows better than me. I don’t like those type of arguments because often times the girls Do know better than me, when it comes to rules I haven’t learned yet or which computers have which programs. But they still need to do as I say, so I make them.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/scary-movies-holy-cowgirls-and-a-lack-of-bacon/  

“Monday I was technically not on the schedule to work, but it was a staffing Monday which means all 10 of us have to come in (usually there are only three on duty) for hours and hours of meetings. We meet with the therapists and discuss each girl individually to determine how she’s doing and what we could be doing for her. Also we eat a lot during these meetings, because little foods like fruit and vegetable platters and chips and cookies are provided, so it’s a very unhealthy morning. Then we meet with all the girls for more hours of talking. This part is actually pretty cool. And it goes from before dinner to after dinner so there is food provided here too, which I appreciate. It’s called Holy Cowgirl and the girls really look forward to it. All of us and all the girls sit in cook cabin and one by one each girl is assessed by her peers and by us. First one girl reads a list of things she’s done wrong that she is sorry for. Then each girl tells her one thing she did well since last Holy Cowgirl and one thing she did wrong, usually it’s “I noticed you were kind to the other girls, but you complained about your chores a lot” or something like that. After all the girls have said something, each staff gets to say something. Sometimes we say nice and encouraging things, but if a girl has been driving us crazy and being a real jerk lately this is a time when we can come out and say that and be brutally honest about it. And then we give her the new challenges, chores, and assignments that we came up with in the earlier meeting with the therapists. This went from 3 something to 8pm this time, but it’s gone to almost 11 before. I try to make what I say as concise as possible because with a meeting that long, big speeches make me want to smack people.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/scary-movies-holy-cowgirls-and-a-lack-of-bacon/

“I have discovered that I like sitting in coffee shops and reading or writing or minding my own business in some way. Except I’m constantly watching other people and eavesdropping when I can. Which I suppose is not a nice thing to do, but I feel like I’m justified. Here’s why: While I work, I basically hear “Excuse me, Janet” followed by a (usually unnecessary and dumb) question all day long. All. Day. Long. The girls live is such a small little world that hardly ever changes and is so structured and laced with rules that it makes them feel the need to express every single thought they have, usually in question form. I don’t really mind it, I try to care about all of their problems, but it’s just so loud. And the interactions are so different from what you get in the real world, because people in the real world aren’t this needy and vulnerable. So when I’m off work, it’s nice to see people and have normal human interactions. Plus coffee that I don’t have to make is one of life’s simple pleasures.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/coffee-cars-and-coworkers/

“In July, shortly after my parents came for what was probably their favorite vacation ever, I went on a five day camping trip up in the Bighorn Mountains. The pack was heavy but the adventure was worth it. We were there to fix fence on the 80,000 acre ranch that was housing us, but we were also there to just enjoy nature in general. Unfortunately there were no major wild life sightings, but the peace and beauty and incredible expanse of land were enough to keep our visual appetites satisfied. One strange situation that I hadn’t experienced until that week – being surrounded by wild fires. There were three fires going on while we were in the mountains, and we could see the haze and at some points even the dark smoke around us. Initially I thought we should be concerned and hoped we wouldn’t have to cut the trip short, but our mountain contact person did not think the fires were an issue, so I decided not to worry about them until I was told I had to. I never had to and the trip went on without any fire danger; aside from the expected dangers of having crazy girls tend your fire and cook your meals.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/im-still-alive/

“Last week on opening day, October 1st, I had the pleasure of announcing to my ranch mates that we were on higher than usual bear alert. There had been a three legged grizzly sow seen roaming the area, known to be responsible for about a dozen dead cows in Clark. Her two babies had just been caught in an attempt to lure her into getting caught herself, and so now there was an angry three legged grizzly sow roaming the area. Cows and people are an easy target for a gimpy grizzly that isn’t fast enough to catch its normal prey anymore. It was fun to be able to spread this news, because it got everyone worked up into a nervous frenzy. Especially since I followed it with, “Okay, let’s go out and do morning chores!”” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/animals-galore/  

“When I do eventually get back to Wyoming, I’ll be coming back to a new house. We are moving to a mansion down the road here in Clark. It may not actually be a “mansion”, but ever since we learned they were building a new house for the staff to live in we have been having a lot of fun talking about all the luxurious amenities and mansion-like qualities of our imagined new home. Now we’ve seen it and walked through it, and it is mind blowing. It is huge! Nine bedrooms, 4 baths, a pretty stone fireplace, a glorious mud room (for some reason the mud room is one of our favorite parts), and a great mountain view. To top things off, I’ll be moving in to the master bedroom! I’ve never had a walk-in closet before and now I’ll have one that I can live in! I’m considering actually doing that, and just filling the main bedroom part with mattresses and pillows and having it be a general fun area. I even have two sinks in my bathroom! I’m thinking of turning one into a fish bowl.” https://orangejanet88.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/snicks-and-binos-binos-and-snicks/

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY: Victims and Survivors of Trinity Teen Solutions, Mount Carmel Youth Ranch, Triangle Cross Ranch, and Bear Tooth Mountain Ascent Need to Report Any Misconduct (i.e. negligence, unethical and unprofessional conduct, abuse, etc.) Committed By: Matthew Schneider (license #: CAP), Penny Gifford (license #: LAT-264 and LAT-320), Justin D. McColl (license #: LPC-957), Bernadette Schmitt (license #: LPC-1314), Joseph Hyland (license #: LPC-950), and Rebecca Sloan (license #s: CAP-132, PPC-829) or any other licensed professional in Wyoming by filing complaints at: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/complaints

 

 Last Updated: June 26th, 2015

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