Tawny Davis-Thomas

Executive Director, LCSW

Originally from Seattle, WA, Tawny completed her Bachelors degree at Brigham Young University and her Master's degree at University of Utah in Social Work. She has worked as a therapist, a Program Director and a Residential Director for different treatment programs, and thoroughly enjoys the process of watching families and teens heal and grow.  Tawny has been the Executive Director of Kolob Canyon RTC since 2008.  To reach Tawny, please call 435-890-9180 or email her at tawny@kolobcanyonrtc.com 

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Tawny Davis-Thomas

Tawny Davis-Thomas

Executive Director, LCSW

Anamarie Rodabough

Admission Director

After spending 23 years in the nonprofit world as a guardian serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Anamarie is excited to join the team at Kolob Canyon RTC as the Admissions Director.   The best part of working at Kolob Canyon RTC is spending time with the girls as they participate in recreation and adventure activities.  She also loves assisting families as they go through the admissions process.  Anamarie is a graduate of Brigham Young University.   In her free time Anamarie loves to spend time with her husband Craig.  They like to explore beautiful southern Utah--hiking, kayaking, camping.  Anamarie is also interested in yoga and meditation practices.   To reach Anamarie please call her at 435-383-3530 or email her at anamarie@kolobcanyonrtc.com.

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Anamarie Rodabough

Anamarie Rodabough

Admission Director

Craig Rodabough

Clinical Director, LMFT

Craig Rodabough has a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah. Craig has worked with adolescents and their families for over 25 years. He is adopted and has worked with many adopted clients. Craig has held positions as Chief Clnical Officer, Admissions Director and Therapist.  Craig has served on the Board of Directors for both NATSAP and the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  On the personal side, Craig has been married to the same woman for over 30 years, has 3 children and 1 grandson.  He enjoys hiking in the red rock of Utah, reading and spending time with his family.

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Craig Rodabough

Craig Rodabough

Clinical Director, LMFT

Maren Hirschi

Therapist, LCSW

Maren earned her Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. She has diverse clinical experience in both presenting problems and settings. She has worked with both adults and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse problems, behavioral problems, and trauma stemming from a variety of sources. She has specific clinical training and experience in DBT and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She has worked in residential settings, hospitals and community mental health.  In her down time, Maren enjoys gardening, running, anything outdoors that does not involve heights, creating things and visiting new places with her 4 children ages 5-16.

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Maren Hirschi

Maren Hirschi

Therapist, LCSW

Ruth Morrow

Recreation Director, CMHC

Ruth is a CMHC and has worked in residential treatment for over ten years. She is a trained equine therapist and loves using equine therapy in innovative ways. She is excellent at cultivating relationships with her girls and inviting them to change, and knows how to do the little things that cumulatively make such a difference in the course of treatment. Ruth is a major adventurer--always camping, hiking, biking or otherwise enjoying the outdoors.  Ruth lives in Cedar City with her husband Eric.  

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Ruth Morrow

Ruth Morrow

Recreation Director, CMHC

Tiffany Niebaur

Program Director

Tiffany has been with Kolob Canyon since 2005, and manages the residential portion of our program. Tiffany has worked with adolescents in treatment for over eighteen years, with teenage girls being her absolute favorite.  She loves Kolob because because every day is a new adventure for her!  It is passion to help our students creat a life worth living.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, as well as traveling, shopping and interior design. 

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Tiffany Niebaur

Tiffany Niebaur

Program Director

Maria Fowler

Assistant Program Director

My name is Maria Fowler.  I am the recently appointed Assistant Program Director.  I was born in New Zealand.  I have a degree is Social Work and Counseling.   My husband and 2 children and I moved to the United States 12 years ago.  We first settled in Anaheim, CA and then relocated to Las Vegas.  I worked for the state of Nevada as a therapist for DCFS.  Six years ago we moved to Cedar City for a quieter life.  I have worked at Kolob Canyon RTC for the past 5 years.  When not working I referee high school and college basketball.  I recently have been involved in coaching women's rugby at SUU.  I love spending time with my 2 children, working out, visiting family/friends and watching TV.  

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Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler

Assistant Program Director

Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Williams is board certified in both psychiatry and pediatrics and has also completed training in child psychiatry as well as child abuse and neglect. He completed his adult and adolescent psychiatric as well as pediatric training at Tufts University in Boston MA, where he served for two years as the chief resident. Here he learned from prominent members of the field of psychiatry.  Dr. Williams believes that it is the knowledge of the individual patient and not the diagnosis that should direct care and interventions.  Futhermore, medication in most adolescent patients carries and adjunctive role to therapy in treatment and while helpful, it has definitive limits.  You will find Dr. Williams to be a caring and thoughtful physician who recognizes your investment in your daugther as he coordinates with the treatment team in her care.  

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Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Rebecca Adam

Program Nurse, RN

Rebecca has coordinated all medical, nursing and psychiatric care for the girls at Kolob Canyon RTC for over 3 years.  She graduatee from Dixie State University School of Nursing with the highest of honors.  She and her husband of 20 years live the rural are of Paragonah, UT with their dogs, cat, chickens, horses and all the wild critters that wander through.

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Rebecca Adam

Rebecca Adam

Program Nurse, RN

Susan Mackert

Academic Director

Susan has over 25 years of experience in education and leadership. She began her career as a junior-high teacher and then moved into the college arena where she taught business courses and managed the business and CIS program at Mohave Community College. In 2001 Susan transitioned into administration where she learned to juggle the dual roles of academic director and campus dean. Susan moved to Cedar City three years ago and has fallen in love with the mountain trails and views in the area.  She loves the outdoors and loves working with young students.

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Susan Mackert

Susan Mackert

Academic Director

Carter Miller

Social Sciences Teacher

Carter attended Southern Utah University earning a Bachelor's Degree with a dual major in SPED Mild/Moderate and PE with a coaching emphasis.  He has over 11 years of teaching experience at the secondary level. He also has 15 years of coaching experience at the college, high school and Little League levels.  Carter has been married to his best buddy, Tammi for over 17 years.  Together they have 3 sons.  He enjoys what he calls the 5 Fs:  Faith, Family, Football, Fun and Food.  Carter is in recovery where he is grateful to have found a new level of peace and happiness that he didn't think was possible.  He loves sharing his story of hope to youth groups and adult audiences.  

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Carter Miller

Carter Miller

Social Sciences Teacher

Susan Nielson

English Teacher

Life is an adventure with pathways, bends and twists in the road that lead to unexpected delights and opportunities.  I'm thrilled to find myself teaching English to the girls here, pleased with the chance to help them acheive authentic levels of excellence.  I am from a large traditonal family where basic values were taught around the dinner table.  I am the mother of two fine boys, Spencer and Christopher.  I graduated (Cum Laude) from Utah Valley University. Prior to coming to Kolob Canyon RTC,  I taught English, Reading, Drama and Journalism to grades 8-12 on the Navajo Indian Reservation for 3 years.  I then taught in Kanab, UT at another private residential treatment center.  

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Susan Nielson

Susan Nielson

English Teacher

Steve Curry

Science and Health Teacher

My name is Steve Curry, and my degree is in Chemical Engineering. I worked as an engineer for many years, which I enjoyed, but I have also enjoyed switching to teaching. My wife, Laura, and I have been married for 23 years and have four children together--3 girls and a boy who are all currently teenagers. I have a love of science and hope to pass that interest along to the girls I work with.  I hope to make what can be a difficult course of study, fun and interesting.  

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Steve Curry

Steve Curry

Science and Health Teacher

Nancy Ward

Math Teacher

My name is Nancy Ward. I recently obtained by Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Southern Utah University.  I have spent my last 4 years in college working with the Federal TRIO Program at Southern Utah University, functioning as the mathematics tutor and often teaching for Student Support Services and Upward Bound.  These are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing post-secondary education.  My background in tutoring students with a variety of disabilities has taught me patience and effective teaching methods.  I will teach your child in a calm and understanding manner.  

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Nancy Ward

Nancy Ward

Math Teacher

TJ Penrod

Drama and Improv Instructor

TJ has been working with youth for over 15 years in programs and in the community, either mentoring for the Utah State Extension Office or teaching theatre and improv techniques to high schools students around Utah and the western United States.  TJ is an adjunct theatre professor at Southern Utah University.  When he is not working with the girls at Kolob, he can be found at the OTC Comedy Improv Training Center teaching and performing.

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TJ Penrod

TJ Penrod

Drama and Improv Instructor

Gina Dodge

Art Teacher

Originally from Henderson, NV Gina Dodge has been living in southern Utah for the past 4 years attending Southern Utah State University.  She recently graduated with a B.F. A. in Studio Arts.  Gina has enjoyed sharing her passion and knowlege of visual arts with the girls at Kolob Canyon RTC and loves seeing their creative spirits grow.  Gina enjoys funny people, friendly dogs and creating art.

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Gina Dodge

Gina Dodge

Art Teacher

Anndi Conder

Equine Director

Anndi is the Equine Director at Kolob Canyon RTC.  She loves her job!  Anndi has been working with adolescents in treatment for over 4 years.  She has been teaching horseback riding for over 8 years.  Anndi grew up in St. George, UT and later moved to a small town named Beaver, UT.  After graduating from high school, Anndi attended Snow College where she received an Associated of Science degree.  Anndi later served a 1 1/2 year misson for her church in Los Angeles, CA.  This is where she met her husband.  She later graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish.  

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Anndi Conder

Anndi Conder

Equine Director

Karen Marchant

Office Manager

Karen attended Southern Utah University and earned a degree in Physical Education and Business Education.  She used those skills coaching all of her children's sports teams as they were growing up.  She also coach a high school tennis team for 10 years.  Karen has worked in the accounting field off/on for the past 10 years.  She started working at Kolob Canyon RTC in 2012.  She enjoyes playing tennis, racquetball and pickleball.  Karen loves to travel and spend time with her family.  

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Karen Marchant

Karen Marchant

Office Manager

Ryan "Rev" McLean

Drama and Improv Instructor

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Ryan "Rev" McLean

Ryan "Rev" McLean

Drama and Improv Instructor