This is a  staff list for Wilderness Quest in Monticello, 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 Wilderness Quest.  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 Wilderness Quest, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Wilderness Quest, 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.


This program is closed.




Additional Information
Jennifer Whipple Executive Director  
April Hardesty Clinical Director  
Mick J. Fuller Therapist  
Derrick Cook Therapist  
Tyler Palmer Counselor  
Philip Fried Field Director  
Keith Hooker Psychiatrist  
Tiffany Turner Counselor Name provided by survivor via e-mail on 11/28/21.
*(Wilderness Quest, 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.)
This program is accredited by the Joint Commission.  The Joint Commission has been in repeat trouble with authorities for failing to enforce patient safety standards and for failing to protect patient's rights.
This program does not provide program details (student/parent handbooks) nor enrollment materials online or to the general public for review.
UPDATE: On February 27th, 2020, HEAL volunteers seeking to contact Wilderness Quest found their site had been sold and redirects to a completely different company now and their phone had been disconnected.  As a result, we believe this program to be closed.  If you have evidence it has re-opened in Monticello, UT, please e-mail  Thank you.


 Last Updated: November 28th, 2021

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