Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stephen Darveaux

Stephen Darveaux: Life Skills Facilitator/ NA Group Leader/ Mentor Coordinator

Stephen has worked at Diamond Ranch for 2 ½ years. He started from the entry level position quickly making his way to the job he was born to do. He has just about worked every position possible, giving him much knowledge in every area. He has literally revolutionized every position he has received. Stephen is a blue/yellow personality, which enables him to be very dedicated, empathetic, driven, and yet fun at the same time. Stephen loves his job and is beyond grateful for the skills and tools he receives. He implements just about everything he learns here into his family’s daily life. His family has grown to become a stronger unit and happier than ever due to the gifts he continues to share. Stephen is hoping to start school to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). This way he will be the best he can possibly be and have a degree to back his skills up. This is Stephen’s passion and calling in life. He has experienced first hand what it is like to be a troubled youth and wants to give back what has been given to him in recovery.

Stephen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. His family is number one to him. He has been married to his wife for 5 ½ years. They share three children Gabriel Stephen- deceased at 6 months due to SIDS but would now be 6 ½, Lykan Bryant- 2 ½, and Olive Alaire- 5 months. He and his family like anything outdoors; rock climbing, hiking, camping, long boarding, mototX, etc.

Stephen is looking forward to help improve the lives of others and is planning on staying here at “the ranch” for quite some time. He has witnessed first hand what a profound difference this program can make when the students and their families work together along side DRA to better their lives. He is excited to be a part of this wonderful journey.