Wendy Penrod

Admissions Director

Wendy was born in Seattle Washington and lived in seven different states growing up. She has four sisters and nine nieces and nephews. Wendy went to school at Southern Utah University and earned a bachelor's of fine arts in classical acting. While at SUU, Wendy met and fell head over heels in love withTJ Penrod and the two just celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary. Wendy has been working with youth for over thirteen years. She has worked in both the private and public sector. She most recently worked at the Juvenile Justice Services in various areas including: Early Intervention, Detention, Secure Care, and School Based Outreach. Wendy was also the Field Training Coordinator for all JJS staff in Cedar City. Wendy trained staff in all areas of their jobs and was an Integrated Crisis Response trainer and suicide prevention trainer for over five years. Wendy is trained in DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Procedural Justice, CPR/First Aid, and Trauma Informed Care. Wendy believes with her whole heart that a comprehensive, compassionate approach with families is the most effective way to help youth become their best selves.

Wendy can be reached at wendy@moonridgeacademy.com