Monday, February 15, 2010

Caleb Steele

Caleb Steele is a therapist here at Diamond Ranch Academy. He has been at the ranch for almost two years. You can tell it is Caleb coming up that good old dirt road in a distinguishable 1972 orange GMC Jimmy. On the outside it looks like a piece of junk, but in Caleb’s eyes it is as nice as a Rolls Royce.

Caleb loves living in a small town such as Hurricane. He is used to the slower pace and small town feel. He grew up on Middleton Idaho. He didn’t take much time in outside of school to pursue hobbies, from the time he was a freshman in high school until his senior year he worked as a butcher at the local marked called Starmerc. From high school he went on to serve an LDS mission to Melbourne Australia, and served in Tasmania as well. While he was in Australia, a beautiful girl named Stephanie and her family moved next door to Caleb’s family. Caleb went on his first date with his new next door neighbor and eventually married her. They now have 2 ½ kids, one boy and one girl, and expecting another girl in 5 months.

Caleb attended Brigham Young University/Idaho where he received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He pursued his master’s degree at the University of Utah in Social Work. His first job out of school is here at Diamond Ranch Academy. Caleb loves it here. He loves his fellow employees, and enjoys working with the students. Caleb eventually would like to complete a PhD and teach at a college. He is a white/blue personality. He loves to play basketball and work out at the gym. Caleb is an excellent therapist and fits well into the Diamond Ranch Academy family.

Caleb’s supervisor made the following comments:

Caleb is an exceptional therapist and employee and provides much needed comic relief to the Clinical Department. Caleb is a dedicated therapist and is well liked by his students and co-workers. Caleb’s easy going personality and friendly nature allow him to connect with people easily and form trusting relationships. Caleb is a real asset to the clinical team.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stuart Squires

Stuart Squires is one of our great therapists at Diamond Ranch Academy. He has been with us for 4 years. He took a brief sabbatical to live near his family in American Fork, but realized his true place was with Diamond Ranch Academy in Southern, Utah. Stuart has a Master’s in Social Work from Brigham Young University, he mentioned Nike has tried to endorse him for years but he was not ready to sign with them, he is waiting to hear back from Coca-Cola.

Some of his areas of expertise are working with traumatized children, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Stuart really enjoys working with the youth in the program. He enjoys learning about their lives and getting to know them. He also enjoys working with the clinical team. There is always a good laugh or two when the team gets together. Stuart has a lot of yellow and white in his personality color scheme. He enjoys having a lot of fun but also try’s to keep it under control.

Stuart has published a few articles with some of his college professors in noted journals. He received a few awards in High School. The most noted were the prom king and an all-state athlete.

Stuart was born in Denver, Colorado. He has lived a majority of my life in American Fork, Utah, and comes from a family 10. He has 6 sisters and 3 brothers. Stuart has been married for almost 10 years now and has 5 children. They just recently had their 5th child, a little girl.

Stuart enjoys all sports, especially football and basketball. His favorite thing to do around this time is to go blackpowder hunting for deer. He also enjoys fishing and camping with his 4 boys.

Stuart’s supervisor made the following comments:

Stuart is a wonderful therapist and connects easily with his students. He has a great sense of humor and keeps things lively in the clinical department. We are lucky to have Stuart with us.