Jack Hinman, PsyD

Executive Director

Jack Hinman comes to Moonridge Academy with many years of experience working in various residential treatment programs. He has years of clinical experience and has helped to grow and develop some exemplary girl's programs in Southern Utah.  Jack is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.  Jack is married and has two children.

Jack can be reached by email at jack@kolobcanyonrtc.com

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Jack Hinman, PsyD

Jack Hinman, PsyD

Executive Director

Craig Rodabough, LMFT

Clinical Director

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, skiing and spending time with his family.  

Craig can be reached at craig@kolobcanyonrtc.com.  

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Craig Rodabough, LMFT

Craig Rodabough, LMFT

Clinical Director

Kaysha Sorensen

Admissions Director

Kaysha graduated from Southern Utah University, where she studied Psychology and Family Studies.  Before working for Kolob, she worked in drug prevention.  She specifically worked with the teenage population as an advisor for Washington County Youth Coalition.  Kaysha has experienced guest speaking in high schools and presenting at local, state, and national conferences.  She has also worked with with city governments, county commissions, state representatives and senators in preventing teen substance abuse.  

Kaysha lives with her awesome husband and their five busy kids.  As a family they enjoy camping and the outdoors, trips the NYC, rock concerts, every sport possible, and taco Wednesday nights.  Kaysha also loves Harley rides, comedy, and fan-girling over Brene Brown. You can reach Kaysha at kaysha@kolobcanyonrtc.com or by calling 801-318-7278.

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Kaysha Sorensen

Kaysha Sorensen

Admissions Director

Maren Hirschi, LCSW

Primary Therapist

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, LCSW

Maren Hirschi, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

Ruth is a LCMHC 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 the students 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, LCMHC

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

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

Susan Mackert, M.S.

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, M.S.

Susan Mackert, M.S.

Academic Director

TJ Penrod

Social Studies and Drama Teacher

TJ has been mentoring youth for over 15 years in residential programs and in the community teaching drama.  TJ recently joined the academic team as a Social Studies instructor.  Prior to being our Social Studies intructor, TJ was teaching our Drama class which he continues to do.   In addition to teaching at Kolob,  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

Social Studies and Drama 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

Ryan "Rev" McLean

English and Drama Teacher

Ryan "Rev" McLean is our new English Instructor at Kolob.  He will continue to also team teach our drama class.  Prior to coming to Kolob full time, Rev acted as a long-term substitute teacher.  Rev is originlly from Salt Lake City, UT.  He has worked at Kolob's sister school Moonridge Academy for 4 years as a youth mentor, life coach, shift leader and teacher.  He currently resides in Enoch with his greyhound dog Deacon, who hates that Rev is always working, but also realizes that someone has to be able to pay for his food. Rev doesn't see Deacon actively tyring to get a job so he has not room to complain.  

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Ryan "Rev" McLean

Ryan "Rev" McLean

English and Drama Teacher

Janna Christ

Science Teacher

Originally from Las Vegas, Janna has come to make Southern Utah her home after 15 years in California.  Janna received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  After college she practiced in the the field of civil and structural engineering where she earned her Profession Engineering License as a Civil Engineer.  Janna found that she had a passion for teaching young people a love for math and science.  She has tutored in math and science for many years and is excited to bring her love of the field to the kids at Kolob.  Janna, her husband, and their little girl love hiking, biking and their little homestead heaven in Cedar City.  

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Janna Christ

Janna Christ

Science Teacher

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

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

Jana Huntsman

Nurse, RN

Jana comes to Kolob with a wealth of medical expertise.  She has worked as a nurse for over 30 years.  Jana worked for many years in intensive care and was a member of the life-flight team.  Jana has been a charge nurse as well.  Jana enjoys working with the girls at Kolob.  When not working Jana loves being a grandmother!  

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Jana Huntsman

Jana Huntsman

Nurse, RN

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