Uinta Academy Staff

Our specialized team is dedicated to providing students with an exceptional residential experience that not only supports their academic development but also encourages and facilitates personal growth. Our innovative approach provides a safe environment for our students to heal while learning the essential skills needed for them as they journey through life.


Daryn Reiner, Executive Director

Daryn Reiner

Executive Director

With a strong background in mental health and humanitarian work, Daryn brings a wealth of experience to her role....

Lanae Kimber

Lanae Kimber, CMHC

Admissions and Outreach Director

Lanae received a bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication...

Bridget Rhoten

Bridget Rhoten LCSW

Clinical Director

Bridget earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Consumer, and Human Development with a minor in Sociology...


Gabbie Mathews BS

Academic Director

Gabbie Mathews earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education with a Minor in Animal Science from Utah State University.

Administrative Team

Erin Unsworth

Erin Unsworth

Administrative Assistant

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Liz Torres

Business Manager

Clinical Team


Sally Stocker, LCSW


Sally has been with Uinta Academy since 2021. She initially graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English...


Hannah Paxton, CSW


Hannah graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and minors of Sociology and Art. During this time...

Mckell Stephens

McKell Stephens, LCSW


McKell earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Brigham Young University Hawaii with a minor in Psychology in 2014. She then went..


Emma Hoisington

Clinical Intern


Pamela Huckaby, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Pamela Huckaby, LCSW, recently joined our clinical team as a primary therapist at Uinta Academy.

Residential Team

Samantha Powell

Samantha Powell

Program Director

Medical Team


Ned Atwood MD


Dr. Ned Atwood is a native of Cache Valley Utah, and is a graduate of Utah State University.  He obtained his medical degree at Albany ...


Kayla Vee Stock RN

Registered Nurse

Kayla attended Weber State University where she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse. Prior to receiving her license as a Registered...

Sami Hicks Peterson

Sami Hicks Peterson CNA

Nursing Assistant

Sami Hicks Peterson has worked at Uinta Academy since March 2022 where she began as a Family Teacher...

Education Team

Allison Neuffer

Allison Neuffer BS

Social Studies Teacher

Allison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education from Brigham Young University- Idaho, with a minor in Teaching English


Mark Jenson BS

Certified English Teacher

Mark graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a minor in Social Studies.  He began


Jason Bagley MS

Certified Mathematics Teacher

Jason received a Master of Science in Mathematics from Utah State University. As an undergraduate, his main emphasis was on education

"Teens and young adults who come to Uinta are pleasantly surprised that they live in a home in a residential neighborhood, that the mountains are right outside their door, and that they get to do all the normal things that teenagers like to do."

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