Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Todd Graves

Todd Graves is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been working in adolescent residential treatment programs since 2005. He has worked with Diamond Ranch Academy since June of 2011. Todd enjoys working with adolescents because of their energy and ability to give back.

Todd was born and raised in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. He still calls it home, but these days prefers only to visit. Getting used to the sun and wide open skies in Utah has done that to him. Missing the trees in Washington has led to one of his favorite hobbies which include purchasing, maiming, and subsequently killing bonsai trees. Keeping them alive is a skill he simply has not yet learned.

Todd’s colors are blue and white, or white and blue, its tough for him to decide. Being blue helps him to connect with the people around him, especially the students. It makes him better able to empathize with their experiences. His white motivates him to want to challenge students and parents in a way that is peaceful and comfortable. At times this is not always possible which is difficult.

Todd is married and has four boys who keep him and his wife busy. When not at work he likes to do fix-it jobs around the house and to do woodworking projects.