Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Shane Johnson Employee Spotlight!

Shane Johnson is our Observation and Assessment Supervisor here at Diamond Ranch Academy. He is one of the first people parents and students interact with when a student enters DRA. He is in charge of parent communication and intake staff. His six years of experience at DRA is essential for his job. His blue/red personality gives him the confidence, and commitment to follow through with tough situations and assignments. His blue definitely helps him appreciate the change he sees in the students from when they enter O&A to when they leave.

His favorite thing about working at Diamond Ranch Academy is seeing the program actually work. DRA’s motto “Healing families on youth at a time” is really working. DRA’s goal is to change the world, one family at a time. Shane feels that DRA offers the proper tools necessary to actually accomplish this goal.

Shane is a father of 5 children and has tried to use the standards and tools he has learned at Diamond Ranch in his own family. He says that family is where it’s at. His best time is spent with his kids outdoors doing all sorts of fun activities. He enjoys working on motorcycles, snowboarding, fishing, camping and target shooting. He is a local boy, and has lived most of his life in the Southern Utah area and loves being here. He spent some time living in California as well. Shane is a hard worker and greatly appreciated for his experience and compassion he shows the staff and students at Diamond Ranch Academy.

We are pleased to have Shane as part of the Diamond Ranch team. Shane and I go way back to the good ol’ days of Hurricane where we attended High School together. Shane is dependable and puts his whole heart into helping the youth he works with. The students come to appreciate Shane’s empathy and understanding as he guides them through one of the most challenging components of the program.