Live. Learn. Lead. Our motto reflects our commitment to each and every resident. We understand adolescence can be difficult and often painful. At Sundance Canyon we help our residents 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 residents 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 residents.
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 Family Bridge to measure residents progress and reach treatment goals.
Star Hall, LCSW
Gerald Hooper, Ph.D.
Gwaine Wells, Ph.D
-Worked with numerous behavioral health programs, schools and educational consultants
-Managing and Program Director
-Primary therapist for therapeutic boarding schools and residential Treatment facilities
-Created and produced the musical component for the Why Try Organization
-Emphasizes strength-based interventions and Rational-Emotive techniques
-Believes in a systems approach to helping youth and families.
-Owner of residential and therapeutic programs & schools
-Developed curriculum for students with special needs
-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
-20 years working with adolescents
-Created an accredited Culinary Arts Program for cooperative education
-Developed training protocols for staff and student development and mentoring
Education Director, Max Bertola, M.S.
-20+ years of educational experience including teaching and administration
-Masters of Science Degree in Technical Writing & Professional Communications
-University professor teaching English Composition
-Recipient of the UVU Teacher of the Year Award in English
-Developed literacy program for the Utah Department of Corrections
-Awarded the Utah Governor’s Medal of Commendation.
-Created and developed i-Instructor, a virtual classroom technology