RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER FOR TROUBLED TEENAGE BOYS

About us

Live. Learn. Lead.

Our motto reflects our commitment to each and every student. We understand adolescence can be difficult and often painful. At Sundance Canyon we help our students identify their strengths and develop purpose in their lives as they look to the future with a strong foundation and leadership structure to guide them.

People are the Difference

From the owners to direct care staff, SCA is committed to excellence and positive outcomes for both students and their families. This commitment is made possible because SCA is operated and directed by its founders: Simon Timms, Boyd Hooper, Nate Stoddard and Gerald Hooper. Collectively, the owners have served youth in need for more than 100 years.

Experience and Quality

The staff at SCA is highly trained, dedicated, experienced and fully licensed or certified. Additionally, SCA offers Board Certified, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as other medical professionals to meet the needs of our students.

Parent Partners

The entire treatment team meets and reviews each youth’s progress every week in order to tailor treatment plans to each youth’s individual needs and abilities. Since parents are required to be members of our treatment team we communicate with them through weekly conference calls and our Parent Learning Center to measure student’s progress and reach treatment goals.

Our Advisory Team

Our Administrative Team

Dr. Kody Crowell M.D.
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Boyd Hooper, M.Ed. Admissions Director / CEO
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  • 20+ years marketing and business consultant
  • Owner of residential and therapeutic programs & schools
  • Developed curriculum for students with special needs
  • Admissions Director
  • KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
Simon Timms, CMHC. Clinical Director / President
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  • Owner & operator Odyssey Youth Transport 2000-2007
  • 20+yrs Work in behavioral health programs, schools and consulting
  • Staff Coordinator
  • Wilderness Director
  • Manager and Program Director
Nate Stoddard Marketing Director / VP
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  • Marketing and consulting for over 500 private businesses
  • Curriculum development for Internet Based businesses
  • Developed online service options for Behavioral Health Services
  • Major contributor/developer of web-based subscriptions and fund raising for developmentally disabled children
Sheri Hooper Financial Director
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  • 20 years working with adolescents
  • Credentialed SCA with over 5 major health care providers
  • Created financial aid, scholarships and resources for families exceeding 1 million annually
  • Developed training protocols for staff and student development and mentoring
Darin Hansen, LCSW Primary Therapist
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  • Specializes in working with youth facing mood disorders, behavioral issues, and trauma
  • Experience working as a youth coach – Residential Boy's Unit
  • Worked as primary therapist for Addiction Recovery Center
  • Believes in an experiential approach, combining interests and activity with therapy.
Nick Burt, AMFT Primary Therapist
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  • Believes in a systems approach to helping youth and families.
  • Worked with at risk youth in urban Cleveland and Akron.
  • Primary therapist for residential treatment centers and residential treatment
  • Emphasizes strength-based interventions and Rational-Emotive techniques
Frank Brunt, A.A.S. Program Manager
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  • Experienced working with adjudicated, clinical, and struggling youth
  • Extensive knowledge of REBT principles and processing
  • Facilitator in psycho-educational groups and WHYTRY groups
  • Lead positions at the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Former member of the NBA D-league Utah Flames
Allen Saena, A.A.S. Culinary / Food Service Director
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  • Executive chef and instructor
  • Youth Corrections Counselor
  • Facilitator in psycho-educational groups and WHYTRY groups
  • Extensive knowledge in REBT principles and processing
  • Enjoys sports, coaching, cooking and family
Bruce Roden Operations Director
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Neil Wardle, BS AfterCare Director
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  • Personal coaching & life skills development
  • Director of programs for substance abuse treating youth and adults
  • Author and developer of Power to Quit™ curriculum
  • 20+ yr business owner and consultant
  • Tri-athlete, coach and trainer
Bryan McGill Academic Coordinator
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Our Administrative Team

Dr. Paul Rosser M.D.
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Boyd Hooper, M.Ed. Admissions Director / CEO
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  • 20+ years marketing and business consultant
  • Owner of residential and therapeutic programs & schools
  • Developed curriculum for students with special needs
  • Admissions Director
  • KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
Simon Timms, CMHC. Clinical Director / President
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  • 20yrs+ consulting and operations for behavioral health programs, and schools
  • Created therapeutic concepts and integrations with the WhyTry program
  • Emphasizes strength-based interventions and Rational-Emotive techniques
  • Wilderness and Outdoor Education Director
  • 6th Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate
Nate Stoddard Marketing Director / VP
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  • Marketing and consulting for 500+ private businesses
  • Developed online service options for Behavioral Health Services
  • Major contributor/developer of web-based subscription platforms
  • Advocate and fund raising for developmentally disabled children
  • KCBS certified BBQ Judge
Sheri Hooper Financial Director
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  • 20 years working with adolescents
  • Credentialed SCA with over 5 major health care providers
  • Created financial resources and scholarships for families exceeding 1 million annually
  • Developed training protocols for staff and student development and mentoring
  • Designed an accredited Culinary Arts Program for credit and certification
Allen Saena, A.A.S. Culinary / Food Service Director
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  • Executive chef and instructor
  • Youth Corrections Counselor
  • Facilitator in psycho-educational groups and WHYTRY groups
  • Extensive knowledge in REBT principles and processing
  • Enjoys sports, coaching, cooking and family
Darin Hansen, LCSW Primary Therapist
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  • Believes in a systems approach to helping youth and families.
  • Utilizes the power of experiential learning and recreation therapy
  • Primary therapist for residential and family based treatment programs
  • Emphasizes strength-based interventions and Rational-Emotive techniques.
  • Professional Outdoorsman
Frank Brunt, A.A.S. Program Manager
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  • Experienced working with adjudicated, clinical, and struggling youth
  • Extensive knowledge of REBT principles and processing
  • Facilitator in psycho-educational groups and WHYTRY groups
  • Lead positions at the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Former member of the NBA D-league Utah Flames
Bruce Roden Operations Director
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  • Instructor/administrator for training and development
  • Developed training program protocols for therapeutic/residential treatment programs
  • Utilizes direct instruction and virtual classroom technologies
  • 15yr officer with Utah State Law Enforcement/SWAT team member
  • Former collegiate baseball player, Brigham Young University
Neil Wardle, BS AfterCare Director
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  • Personal coaching & life skills development
  • Director of programs for substance abuse treating youth and adults
  • Author and developer of Power to Quit™ curriculum
  • 20+ yr business owner and consultant
  • Tri-athlete, coach and trainer