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Our Staff

Our staff of administrators, therapists, counselors and academic professionals have years of experience working with troubled teens. Their backgrounds range from social work, teen counseling, and child care administration to behavioral modification therapy, family therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Constant communication and collaboration amongst staff members allow us to contribute our unique perspective and expertise to your son’s stay at Resolution Ranch.

 
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SCOTT MCGARRAHAN Founder

Former NFL player Scott McGarrahan founded Resolution Ranch Academy in March of 2004 with the goal of opening a treatment facility with the goal of helping teenage boys with mental health issues grow and address their problems in a positive, nurturing environment.

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NEAL STAAB LCCA

Administrator

Neal Staab is a licensed child-care administrator with 25+ years of experience in youth residential treatment. He is a certified instructor and member of The International Association of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructors. Neal’s ongoing work at residential care facilities in mental health dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, is invaluable.

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Chris Langley MA, LMFT-S, LCCA

Program Director/Clinical Director

Chris is in charge of the treatment team and intake assessment coordination for all residents. Prior to coming to Resolution Ranch, Chris worked as a therapist and case manager at a group home for boys with depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder and many other behavioral issues.

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Therapy

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Earnest Smith, LPC-I

Ernest joined Resolution Ranch Academy in 2018. He currently is facilitating the DBT therapy in residential. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group Sessions, which assists in development of skills such emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal. Ernest choice of modalities is Dialectical Behavior and Solution Focused Therapy. Ernest has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Read full bio

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Alicia Eggleston, MA, LMFT

Alicia joined Resolution Ranch Academy in April of 2020. She attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where she received her Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Alicia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tarleton State University. Alicia has extensive experience working with the best therapeutic boarding schools with a focus on depressions in a residential setting. With the long-term goal of opening a camp for at-risk youth, she is looking forward to the opportunity to grow with Resolution Ranch Academy.

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Taylor Conable, MA, LMFT

Taylor heads the Equine Therapy at Resolution Ranch Academy. Taylor joined the Resolution Ranch team in July 2020. She received her M.A. in Family Therapy from the University of Houston Clear Lake and B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M. Taylor has experience working in boarding schools for troubled youth, as a CPS visitation monitor, behavior technician for children with Autism, and as a volunteer coordinator and hotline worker for a domestic violence shelter.

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David Stubbs

David is the Director of Facility Operations at Resolution Ranch Academy. David joined the Resolution Ranch team in July 2011. His equine and ranch background as well as his practical experience working with residential mental health facilities in Texas has made David a valuable asset. David also is in charge of organizing and facilitating youth group, recovery groups and Church service.

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If you always do what you’ve always done you will get what you always got

-unknown

Roy Jett

Roy has been working with families in recovery for over twenty years. He is an ordained pastor, a certified Christian counselor, and a former state leader of Celebrate Recovery. In addition to admissions, Roy leads the substance abuse program for troubled youth at Resolution Ranch Academy. He is the proud father of two adult daughters.

Roy began his career at Resolution Ranch Academy in 2008. He left in 2013 to become a full-time minister and rejoined the Ranch team in 2019 as the Director of Admissions/NA Coordinator. Roy enjoys the outdoors including sports, fishing, and hunting.

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Academics

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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eric Benson Director of Education

Eric Benson was the Director of Education from June 2008 to May 2014. Eric returned to serve as the current Director of Education in August of 2019 after spending five years designing and developing corporate training and eLearning courses and curricula. He has a passion for working at mental health facilities for teens. Eric received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Multidisciplinary Science in 2007 and a Master of Science in Global eLearning from Texas A&M Commerce in 2013.

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“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow”

John Dewey

Benjamin Holman Teacher

Benjamin began working at Resolution Ranch Academy in August 2021 . He has 7 years of experience working as a youth minister and also works concurrently at Milam County Cowboy Church as their youth minister. Before coming to the Ranch, Benjamin has worked as a substitute teacher and has experience working with the BGCT and other religious organizations, as well as serving as part of R.A.I.N.N.’s Speaker’s Bureau. Benjamin graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a BA in Humanities and plans to pursue a Master’s of Divinity and Counseling at Truett Theological Seminary in the near future. Read Full Bio

 

Administration

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Madison Kropp Case Manager

Madison joined Resolution Ranch Academy in November 2021, she worked in the education department before transitioning to Case Manager. She continues to work towards a BA in Recreational Therapy at South University. Madison is passionate about fitness and previously lead group and individual training sessions while managing a gym. She is a proud Mom to her son Jett, who she loves spending most of her free time with. Read full bio

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Haley Logan

Office Manager

Haley joined the Resolution Ranch Family in February 2021. She graduated from Portland Community College in 2020, with a degree in General Studies with a focus in Early Childhood Education. She went on to work in youth mental health treatment centers. Prior to coming to the ranch, Haley was a teacher in Early Childhood facilities after serving in The United States Air Force as a Security Forces Patrolman. Read full bio

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Mike Carrizales DSP Director

Mike joined the Resolution Ranch Academy Family in December 2011 a DSP. Mike has worked as a Direct Support Professional , Supervisor, and now the Director of DSP’s. Mike has used his passion for helping kids while coaching soccer for teenagers in after school programs designed to help them stay out of trouble and teach them about proper nutritional diets for the US Soccer organization. Mike started working in residential treatment centers in San Marcos in 2009 as a Mental health technician. Mike worked at a children shelter in Austin as well as volunteers at animals shelters in his free time. Read full bio

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Gary Williams DSP Supervisor

Gary joined Resolution Ranch Academy in May of 2015 as a DSP. realized that he had a passion for working at residential treatment facilities for teens. Gary was a volunteer at the Clements Boys & Girls Club in Killeen Texas where most of the kids were from single family homes. Gary was able to be that positive role model thru coaching football and basketball. He then continued with his passion at Manor Middle School where he worked in a Content Mastery classroom tutoring kid throughout the day. He then moved on to Incentives Residential Treatment Center in Katy Texas where he worked in the residential program for youth. Gary also worked at mental health facilities for teens at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center and Integris Mental Health. Read full bio

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Carla Moraw Executive Assistant

Carla has been with Resolution Ranch Academy, a residential program for youth since 2005. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Corrections and received her master’s in Counseling Psychology at Tarleton State University in 2005. Carla has a passion for working at mental health facilities for teens.

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