This is a  staff list for Cross Creek in La Verkin, UT

(a.k.a. Premier Education Seminars, World Wide Association of Specialty Programs (and Schools), WWASP, WWASPS, Family Support Network, Resource Realizations)

(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 Cross Creek.  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 Cross Creek, you have the right to take action.


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




Additional Information
Ben L.Ashcraft Therapist Formerly worked for the Utah Government in the Family Preservation Department.  He also worked at an unnamed residential program for teens in UT.*  He has been with Cross Creek since 2001.
Jeffrey J. Ford Therapist Formerly worked at an unnamed "boys ranch".  One survivor reported the following on September 29th, 2009:

"Jeffery J. Ford was fired from Cross Creek and he now or used to work at Lifestar, for helping people with "unwanted sexual behaviors" such as masturbation and looking at pornography.  He had "The Gay Agenda" in his book cabinet, and he accused me of not being homosexual and using it to gain acceptance.  I believe he believed gay people were not really gay, and it was a sort of disorder.  He told us he was in some sort of military training for two years, and he was in the Boy Scouts.  He has two children, about toddler age, I believe, and is married.  He also told us condoms were unreliable for preventing STDs, hum..."

Garth Lasater Therapist Received the Eli Lilly (big pharmaceutical company) "Welcome Back Award" for clinical depression medication research.  Formerly worked for the Utah Division of Family Services.
Thane Palmer Therapist Has been with Cross Creek for over 10 years (as of August, 2009).
Jeanine Farnsworth Consultant  
L. Karr Farnsworth Administrator Farnsworth got his start at notoriously abusive Provo Canyon School.
Jeff Voorhees Therapist The following was reported by a survivor to HEAL on September 29th, 2009:

"Let's see, Jeff Voorhees was fired because he clashed with Ron (the director) and he wasn't really doing much to "motivate" the group.  He didn't do programmy stuff in the groups or phone calls and allowed kids to gain levels easily.  This is so I've heard."

Thane Palmer Therapist  
Kenneth Seeley Therapist  
Ron June Therapist  
Craig Sorensen Staff  
Alice Bagley Transitional  
Cindy Jensen Nurse  
Brian Parker Therapist  
Ron June Therapist Reportedly now works for Warrior Spirit in Toole, UT.
Sondra (no last name) Therapist Reportedly deceased.
Brian Hansen Therapist (Craig Hansen's brother)
Jean Jepson Family Representative  
Sherry Wagner Family Representative  
Carolyn Callahan Family Representative  
Jean Ebert Family Representative  
Kara (no last name) Family Representative Kara reportedly was formerly an educational consultant/shill for the industry.
Frank (no last name) Family Representative Frank is reportedly a program parent/cult inductee.
Steve (no last name) Staff Reportedly now working as a DJ
Kathy Christiansen Staff  
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no additional information on staff at this location at this time.*

Academy at Ivy Ridge (Academy at Ivy Ridge) in New York

Spring Creek Lodge in Montana

Camas Ranch (for 18 year olds+ young men) in Montana

Carolina Springs Academy in South Carolina

Cross Creek Programs in Utah  Also see: (temporarily off-line--auto-fwd to article) for video testimony from a family defrauded by Cross Creek/WWASPS.

Horizon Academy in Nevada

Darrington Academy (reportedly closed) in Georgia

Eagle Point Christian Academy in Mississippi

Tranquility Bay in Jamaica (reportedly closed)

High Impact in Mexico (reportedly closed)

Casa by the Sea (reportedly closed)

*(Cross Creek Programs, 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.)
Cross Creek Programs are named defendants in the class action lawsuit against WWASPS for fraud and abuse.  See the lawsuit, click here.
Cross Creek is no longer keeping their entire staff list online and therefore HEAL is unable to verify whether all of the above staff are still with the program.  We have updated the list to include all known staff (current and/or former) who have worked at this program.
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials, parent handbook, and other program materials for this program.


 Last Updated: November 22nd, 2021

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