Gordon Birch

Executive Director & Founding Partner

With over 25 years of experience working in the therapeutic industry, Gordon’s expertise includes co-developing and leading operations of 5 clinically driven programs, becoming one of the nation’s largest experiential education adventure therapy programs...

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Brad Matheson, MBA

Director of Marketing & Founding Partner

Since 2000, Brad Matheson has helped hundreds of families navigate the difficult road of choosing the right therapeutic program for their child. Says Brad, "When a parent is exploring treatment, nothing is more important than compassion, clarity, and honesty...”

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Mary Lou Wise, LCSW

Clinical Director

Mary Lou has been working with young adults and adolescents for 30 years. She grew up on the shores of Bear Lake in southeastern Idaho, where she was at home in nature. She has skills in treating addiction issues such as substance abuse...

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Aaron Cluff, CMHC

Assistant Clinical Director

Aaron started working with adolescents and young adults 21 years ago. Initially, he worked in residential treatment helping people with comorbid mental health and substance issues and later with troubled youth and their families in a county SED (severely emotionally disturbed) program...

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Haydn Jessup, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Haydn Jessup, LCSW has been working with teens for the last 5 years in a variety of settings including a school district, crisis shelter, emergency room, therapeutic boarding school, and psychiatric facility.  Haydn has always had a passion for working with teens, and gets to further that passion at Monuments.

As a clinician, Haydn lovingly pushes his clients to achieve what they truly want to achieve, even though they may initially lack the confidence or skills to do so.  His approach is based in helping others see their emotions as part of their experience, and not something that should dictate their behaviors or be avoided.  He likes to get out with his clients and teach, as well as learn, through experience...

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Susan Lawlor, LMFT

Primary  Therapist

Sue has been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 12 years and has been licensed to practice in four states.  Having experienced a variety of cultures, she has worked with clients from many different countries and walks of life and truly enjoys learning about her clients and their unique perspectives...

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Andrew Larsen, LCSW

Primary  Therapist

Andrew earned a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work. His passion for helping teens with mental health needs is evident in his varied professional experience. Prior to joining the Monuments team, Andrew worked for a residential treatment program as a youth therapist and Weber School District as a Mental Health Specialist.  He was also a member of the Stabilization and Mobile Response Team for youth mental health crisis.

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Dr. James Palmer

Psychiatrist

Dr. Palmer grew up in small town Utah but has had wonderful opportunities to complete schooling all over the country from undergrad at the University of Utah, medical school at Des Moines University with classwork in Des Moines and clinical training in Cleveland, OH, general psychiatry residency with Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Phoenix, AZ, and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship with Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA....

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Christin Jesson, RN

Nurse

Christin began her career as a nurse in 2014, initially focusing on geriatric behavioral and mental health. After spending time over the winter volunteering with the boys at Monuments Treatment Center, teaching Dutch Oven cooking classes, she was so impressed by the students and team mentality at Monuments she changed her career focus to adolescents...

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Kristi Gilbert

Academic Director

Kristi comes to Monuments with a unique blend of experience in corporate, public, and private education.  

Kristi Gilbert spent 25 years in the high-tech industry as a professional writer, trainer, and instructional designer.  She also ran her own company that provided instructional design services, content development, and content delivery systems for corporate education, training and certification programs...

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Michael Dawson

Progressive Education Director

Michael started his work with youth as a member of a mobile crisis response team. During that time he discovered his love for working with youth and their families while helping them heal. He became very eager and excited to lead and teach DBT courses for his community and continues to do so...

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Justin Swensen

Program Director

Justin’s passion for the outdoors was ignited at an early age.  Growing up in Utah, the Wasatch and High Uintah mountains provided a perfect setting for him to hone his backcountry wilderness skills. 

After a four year enlistment in the military Justin began his mental health career in wilderness therapy program.  There he was able to share his love and passion for outdoor adventure with both the staff and students.  Justin has now been working with young adults and adolescents for 18 years in both wilderness and residential settings.... 

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Matt Reed

Logistics Director

Matt has been working in a treatment center setting for over five years, three of which he has spent running and managing various types of different programs. As a graduate of Southern Utah University, Matt earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology...

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Parowan, UT 84761

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