Administrative Team

Jack Hinman,PsyD.

Executive Director

Jack Hinman comes to Moonridge Academy with many years of experience working in various residential treatment programs. He has years of clinical experience and has helped to grow and develop some exemplary girl's programs in Southern Utah.  Jack is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.  Jack is married and has two children.  Read More

Jack can be reached at jack@moonridgeacademy.com

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Jack Hinman,PsyD.

Jack Hinman,PsyD.

Executive Director

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Clinical Director

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT, LCMHC comes to Moonridge Academy with variety of experiences working in both residential and wilderness settings.   Most recently Lacey was a lead clinician and trainer at New Visions Wilderness in Wisconsin.    Read more...

You can contact Lacey at lacey@moonridgeacademy.com

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Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Clinical Director

Kaysha Sorensen

Admissions Director

Kaysha graduated from Southern Utah University, where she studied Psychology and Family Studies.  Before working at Moonridge Academy, she worked in drug prevention specifically with the teenage population for Washington County Youth Coalition. Read more...

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Kaysha Sorensen

Kaysha Sorensen

Admissions Director

Susan Mackert, M.Ed,

Academic Director

Susan has over 25 years of experience in education and leadership. She began her career as a junior-high teacher and then moved into the college arena where she taught business courses and managed the business and CIS program at Mohave Community College. Read more...

You can email Susan at susan@moonridgeacademy.com

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Susan Mackert, M.Ed,

Susan Mackert, M.Ed,

Academic Director

Jewly Krause

Residential Director

Jewly has over 15 years experience in Business and Relationship Management.  As a Director of Operations - she was responsible for recruiting, training, and overall process improvement. Read more...

You can email Jewly at jewly@moonridgeacademy.com

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Jewly Krause

Jewly Krause

Residential Director

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

Ruth is a CMHC and has worked in residential treatment for over ten years. She is a trained equine therapist and loves using equine therapy in innovative ways. She is excellent at cultivating relationships with her girls and inviting them to change, and knows how to do the little things that cumulatively make such a difference in the course of treatment. Read more...

You can email Ruth at ruth@moonridgeacademy.com

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Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

Anndi Conder

Equine Director

Anndi Conder comes to Moonridge Academy with many years of Equine experience.  Anndi has received training as an Equine Assisted Counselor.  Anndi basically grew up on a horse learning to ride at a very young age. Read More...

You can reach Anndi at equine@moonridgeacademy.com

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Anndi Conder

Anndi Conder

Equine Director

Karen Marchant

Office Manager

Karen attended Southern Utah University and earned a degree in Physical Education and Business Education.  She used those skills coaching all of her children's sports teams as they were growing up.  She coached a high school tennis team for 10 years.  Karen has worked in the accounting field off and on the past 10 years and started working for Kolob Canyon RTC in 2012.  She enjoys playing tennis, racquetball and pickleball.  She loves to travel and spend time with her family.  Karen can be reached at office@moonridgeacademy.com.

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Karen Marchant

Karen Marchant

Office Manager

Clinical Team

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Clinical Director

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT, LCMHC comes to Moonridge Academy with variety of experiences working in both residential and wilderness settings.   Most recently Lacey was a lead clinician and trainer at New Visions Wilderness in Wisconsin.    Read more...

You can contact Lacey at lacey@moonridgeacademy.com

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Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Lacey Heinzelman, LMFT

Clinical Director

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

Ruth is a CMHC and has worked in residential treatment for over ten years. Ruth knows how important adventure therapy is to the healing process.  She is a trained equine therapist and loves using equine therapy in innovative ways.  Read more...

You can email Ruth at ruth@moonridgeacademy.com

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Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Ruth Morrow, LCMHC

Adventure Therapy Director

Cam Rowley, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Cam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.  Prior to joining Moonridge Academy as a therapist, Cam worked for four years as a mental health and drug/alcohol counselor in Wisconsin.  Read More...

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Cam Rowley, LCSW

Cam Rowley, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Annette Pelletier, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Annette Pelletier, LCSW, CTRT comes to Moonridge Academy with a great deal of experience.  Annette is skilled at treating a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, family relational issues, eating disorders, attachment disorders, substance abuse disorders, and emerging personality disorders.  Read More...

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Annette Pelletier, LCSW

Annette Pelletier, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Jack Hinman, PsyD.

Executive Director

Jack Hinman comes to Moonridge Academy with many years of experience working in various residential treatment programs. He has years of clinical experience and has helped to grow and develop some exemplary girl's programs in Southern Utah.  Read More

Jack can be reached at jack@moonridgeacademy.com

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Jack Hinman, PsyD.

Jack Hinman, PsyD.

Executive Director

Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Williams is board certified in both psychiatry and pediatrics and has also completed training in child psychiatry as well as child abuse and neglect. He completed his adult and adolescent psychiatric as well as pediatric training at Tufts University in Boston MA, where he served for two years as the Chief Resident. Read more...

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Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Dr. Ryan Williams, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Academic Team

Susan Mackert, M.Ed.

Academic Director

Susan has over 25 years of experience in education and leadership. She began her career as a junior-high teacher and then moved into the college arena where she taught business courses and managed the business and CIS program at Mohave Community College. Read more...

You can email Susan at susan@moonridgeacademy.com

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Susan Mackert, M.Ed.

Susan Mackert, M.Ed.

Academic Director

TJ Penrod

Social Studies Teacher

TJ has been with Moonridge for over 10 years and loves it! Prior to becoming the Social Studies teacher TJ worked as the Assistant Program Director at Moonridge Academy.   Read More...

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TJ Penrod

TJ Penrod

Social Studies Teacher

Nancy Ward

Math Teacher

Nancy Ward obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Southern Utah University.  Nancy spent 4 years in college working with the Federal RTO Program at Southern Utah University, functioning as the mathematics tutor and often teaching for Student Support Services and Upward Bound. Read More...

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Nancy Ward

Nancy Ward

Math Teacher

Ryan "Rev" McLean

English Teacher

Ryan "Rev" McLean is currently the English and Drama teacher at Moonride Academy.  Rev has been teaching for the past 3 years at Moonridge and for 7 years elsewhere. Read More...

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Ryan "Rev" McLean

Ryan "Rev" McLean

English Teacher

Rebecca "Paul" Macias

Science Teacher

Paul comes to the Cedar City area from the greater Spokane area in Washington State.  She completed her BA at Gonzoga University and her Master's Degree at Whitworth University. Read more... 

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Rebecca "Paul" Macias

Rebecca "Paul" Macias

Science Teacher

Taylor Hall

Drama Coach

TJ has been with Moonridge for over 10 years and loves it! Prior to becoming the Social Studies teacher TJ worked as the Assistant Program Director at Moonridge Academy.   Read More...

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Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall

Drama Coach

Residential Team

Jewly Krause

Residential Director

Jewly has over 15 years experience in Business and Relationship Management.  As a Director of Operations - she was responsible for recruiting, training, and overall process improvement. Read more...

You can email Jewly at jewly@moonridgeacademy.com

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Jewly Krause

Jewly Krause

Residential Director

Eddie Calmity

Asst. Residential Director

Eddie has been working at Moonridge Academy for many years as a mentor, team leader and now as the Assistant Program Director.  Eddie brings a quiet calmness to the staff and to the students.  When Eddie is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.  

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Eddie Calmity

Eddie Calmity

Asst. Residential Director

Gwen Chartom

Medical Coordinator

Gwen has worked at Moonridge Academy for the past 5 years as a youth supervisor.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University (SUU).  She has served as chair/co-chair of the Iron County Domestic Violence Coalition for the past 4 years.  She enjoys being with a program that fosters growth, healing and discovery for younger teenaged adolescents.  Gwen loves spending time with her family and anything outdoors! Gwen can be reached at medicaloffice@moonridgeacademy.com.

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Gwen Chartom

Gwen Chartom

Medical Coordinator