Meet Our Staff

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Sorenson's Ranch School is a fully-staffed residential program developed to serve adolescents and their families with consistent therapeutic interventions. The straightforward approach is a longer-term-cost-effective program that can provide a firm set of parameters with a caring group of staff. Sorenson's Ranch students stay from 9-16 months, according to each student's needs.

The therapeutic staff includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, and clinicians with expertise in reactive attachment disorder, grief, antisocial tendencies, family dynamics, substance abuse, and sexual abuse issues. Working with these professionals are over 40 trained childcare specialists.

The education department consists of a school counselor, a certified special education teacher who serves students with mild to moderate disabilities, and educators certified with emphasis in both core and elective classes.

The medical department has a nurse and EMTs, who work closely together to coordinate services for all students' needs.

As a working cattle ranch, we also have expert horsemen, who are in charge of the Horsemanship and 4-H programs.

Administrative Staff

Shane Sorenson
Owner/Director
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Jill Sorenson
Facilities Administrator
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Layne Bagley
Admissions Director
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Carrol Sorenson
Media Specialist
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Rick Brunson
Equine Program Director
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Therapy Department

Jody Brand
Clinical Director, Therapist
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Sisi Taufatofua
Mental Health Intern, Group Facilitator
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Bruce Jenkins
Therapist
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Education Department

Ron Cazier
Principal
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Ross Franks
Teacher
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Steve Nielsen
Teacher
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Sam Lindgren
Art Instructor
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James V. Bagley
Teacher
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Bradley Shaw
Teacher
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Tina Somers
Teacher, Special Education
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Octavia Horton
Intake Coordinator/Student Accountability Supervisor
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Tom Adams
Teacher
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Medical Department

Jeff Hatch
Med. Dept. Supervisor
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Lisa Jensen
EMT/Nursing Dept. Assistant
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Sorensons Ranch School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.