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Leah is a graduate of Sterling College, where her passion for outdoor education and wilderness therapy truly began. She has spent the last fourteen years working in outdoor programming, and started her career at Aspen Achievement Academy in Southern Utah. Leah worked at AAA for five years in varying capacities including Senior Field Instructor and Admissions Counselor prior to being promoted to the position of Admissions Director. In the fall of 2002, Leah accepted the position of Admissions Director at SUWS of the Carolinas, in Western North Carolina where she worked until joining the Second Nature Admissions team in the spring of 2004. At Second Nature, Leah has truly found her home in the industry. She is passionate about working for a company that is exhaustively committed to helping students and families achieve success and well-being. Leah believes strongly in the individualized clinical model at Second Nature, and is thrilled to be surrounded and supported by a team that shares her enthusiasm for serving families with a strong focus on customer service and professionalism. In the spring of 2008, she was promoted to the role of Admissions Director. This progression has allowed her to continue her work with families while also providing support and development opportunities to her team and each of our program locations at an even higher level. While she has lived in many beautiful regions of the country, Leah grew up in Western Massachusetts and still remains a New Englander at heart both in sporting arenas and driving practices. During her free time, Leah enjoys spending time with her friends and dog Fremont. In addition, she loves watching most sports, eating most foods, playing mediocre golf, wakeboarding, snowboarding and racing triathlons.More
Brad began his studies at Brigham Young University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Family Science. Next, he attended Loma Linda University where he received an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. He returned to B.Y.U. and completed his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brad's clinical experience includes working with sexually abused children, domestically violent offenders, adults/adolescents with substance abuse and children suffering with grief and loss. Research and clinical interests include treatment with sexual abuse victims, family trauma and associated processes, chemical dependence, personality disorders, sexual perpetrators, and developmental psychology. Brad works with a variety of populations that often include students with dual diagnoses and gifted intelligence. In the public sector, Brad worked with young victims of physical and sexual abuse at Loma Linda University Hospital, domestic violence victims and perpetrators at Riverside Family Service Agency, and sexual perpetrators at Center for Family Development. In private practice, Brad has also worked with individuals and families with eating disorders and other addictions. Brad worked as a field therapist and Clinical Director with Aspen Achievement Academy and Aspen Ranch. Born and raised in Orange County, California, the middle of three boys, Brad was raised by his mother. He grew up surfing, listening to Bob Dylan, and causing his mom a great deal of grief. Brad is married and has four children. He enjoys golf, wakeboarding, and is a passionate triathlete. He is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Angels and can be easily engaged in a debate on any sports-related topic.More