Our Staff

Directors

Dr. Norm Thibault, LMFT

Norm's profile

Thane Palmer, MS, LMFT

Thane's profile

Our Clinical Staff

Katie Soli MS, LMFT | Clinical Director

Katie Soli, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Katie has worked with adolescents in treatment for over 15 years. Katie has experience with experiential treatment and is passionate about working with youth and their families.

Katie attended BYU-Hawaii where she received her undergraduate psychology degree. After this she attended Chaminade University where she received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Immediately after graduation Katie re-located to Southern Utah with the purpose of working in adolescent treatment. Katie learned to love the changes seen in families and youth while working as a staff in wilderness therapy, since then she has worked in various treatment settings with a focus on residential treatment.

Katie specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma treatment. Katie is certified in EMDR and uses various modalities as needed including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Transactional analysis, Cogitative Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, DBT, systems, behavioral, and solution focused.

Katie has 4 children of her own and enjoys the outdoor opportunities in the area with her children. Katie has a personal connection to adoption as she has 2 adopted children of her own, as well as other adopted extended family members. When Katie is not with your kids or her own kids you can find her exploring, traveling, or planning for her next adventure.

Jake Roberts Advanced Practice (Psychiatry) Registered Nurse

Jake Roberts is Three Points Center's psychiatric nurse practitioner. He graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Southern Utah with his family. Prior to having a private practice in St. George, he worked in the Behavioral Medicine Unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center and at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Jake specializes in psychiatric disorders ranging from anxiety to bipolar; and he works with adults, teens and children.

Dr. Mayer Jeppson Psychological Assessment Specialist

Mayer completed a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Utah and a master of science in education in mental health counseling from the University of Miami, FL. He went on to complete his Ph.D. through the Brigham Young University Clinical Psychology program in August of 2008.

Mayer focused his clinical experience on at-risk adolescents and adults (addiction and forensic populations). He has conducted psychological assessments and individual and group therapy in hospitals, adolescent programs, and the corrections departments in Florida and Utah. Mayer has conducted psychological assessments in the Southern Utah area since 2008.

Mayer loves the outdoors and in his spare time he enjoys activities with his wife and children. In addition to his passion for family, he enjoys hiking through and photographing the slot canyons of Southern Utah (called canyoneering), playing, coaching, and watching rugby union football, playing racquetball, snowboarding, and traveling.

Paul Jackman MS, ALMFT

Paul Jackman earned his BFA in Photography from Utah State University in 2002 and later pursued a BS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Masters of Divinity from Amridge University in Montgomery, AL. Paul Joined the Army Reserve in 2011, and soon after commissioned as an officer in the Chemical Corp. His aspirations of becoming a military chaplain have motivated his work with a diverse population, in an effort to understand individual perspectives and meet people’s needs with a very humanistic approach. He also utilizes this approach in therapy, noting that the greatest changes can be made when individuals feel accepted for who they are and what they can become. Paul has spent the entirety of his clinical career working with youth and helping them overcome the addictions, depressions, and anxieties that are common to this time of life. He enjoys helping people ‘hunt the good stuff’ in life and celebrating with them as they overcome their challenges. Paul and his wife, Taramie enjoy being the parents to five cute and energetic munchkins. He suggest that life is a constant adventure; and while always changing, is always good.

Aubree Sullivan

Aubree grew up in Anchorage Alaska were her love for the outdoors and animals was inspired. When Aubree wasn’t out fishing, camping, or four wheeling, she was serving the homeless population downtown at Bean’s Café, where her interest in serving others was initiated. She also went on several mission’s trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, taking food and clothing as well as helping the locals and missions team build foundations for houses and churches. These trips solidified the importance of serving others, and breathed life into her Social Work career.

Aubree attended Dixie State, graduating with her Associates of Science, she then attended University of Nevada Reno, completing a Bachelors in Social work in 2007. For the next 4 years she worked with the Department of Child and Family Services, advocating for foster children, as well as Southwest Behavioral Center, working in adult drug and alcohol addiction treatment. In 2010 she continued her schooling at UNR and completed a Master’s degree in Social Work.

After receiving her Master’s degree, she has worked in trauma specific residential treatment for women, and most recently joined TPC, where she offers clinical treatment part-time, as well as facilitates the Equine Therapy through Stable Environment with Mike Keenan. Aubree’s love for animals has been lifelong. She has recognized the healing power of the animal-human bond, and has been recently certified in the EAGALA model to further this work. She is passionate about helping others find healing and wholeness, especially through the animal connection, and is thrilled to be faciltiating Equine Therapy for our youth and their families.

Rod Mayes Equine Therapist

Rod Mayes obtained a BS degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and a MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University. Rod is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah and has been working with families, adults and adolescent for over 25 years. From 1997 to 2004 Rod was also the Executive Director of a residential psychiatric facility for young children in Iowa. Over the years Rod has worked with adolescents and their families in a variety of settings, (i.e. medical centers, residential facilities and outpatient programs). Rod’s work has involved clients struggling with depression, suicide, anxiety, sexual abuse and addiction, attachment and parent/child relationships. Rod believes in the value of the individual and their ability to rise above their struggles. He also believes the family system is the key to a healthy and productive future for the youth who receive care within our facility. Rod and his wife live in Washington, UT and are the parents of five children with three grand children…the true bonus to raising teenagers.

Jessica Stone Therapist

Growing up Jessica Stone could be found active in her community, mostly dancing. One of the profound things she learned was how dance was something that provided a healing element, unfounded in any other area of her life. With this in mind, Jessica set out to impact the world with dance.

Jessica attended the University of Northern Colorado where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Human Services, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and received a minor in Earth Sciences. Jessica then studied at Antioch University New England where she earned a Masters of Arts in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling.

Jessica’s education allowed her to explore how dance and movement could support individuals and their families in internships with Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. These internships allowed Jessica meld Dance/Movement Therapy with traditional psychotherapy. Jessica is Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) with the American Dance Therapy Association and licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Utah. When Jessica is not working, you can find her hanging out with her black lab Stanley or out hiking one of the many trials in southern Utah.


⇧ Back to top

Medical Staff

Amber Davis RN | Registered Nurse

Amber Davis is an RN, ADN and has practiced nursing for over 11 years. She earned her nursing degree from Dixie State University. She also has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Studies with emphasis in Psychology she earned from the University of Utah. She has worked in various areas in Nursing including Medical Surgical, Respiratory, Obstetrics and Behavioral Medicine. Additionally she is certified in ACLS and CPR.

Dr. Larry Cain

Dr. Larry Cain is a family doctor in St. George, Utah. Board certified in family medicine, he also practices at the Intermountain River Road Family Practice. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 at University Of Utah School Of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT. His internship and residency took place at Idaho State University.

Dr. Cain has professional memberships with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Utah Medical Association. He has served as Medical Staff President at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Dr. Cain also speaks English and Spanish.

Jennica Andersen Medical Assistant

Jennica earned her Medical Assistant certification in 2013. She recently earned her Associate’s Degree from Southern Utah University and is currently attending the nursing program at SUU to become a RN. She has worked in Pediatrics for many years and loves what she has learned from her experiences. Jennica is also fluent in Spanish.


⇧ Back to top

Administrative Staff

Dr. LuAnne Forrest Administrative Academic Director

Dr. LuAnne Forrest has spent the past twenty years in educational administration. LuAnne has a doctoral degree from UNLV and a Masters Degree from Utah State University. Her research on school improvement in the secondary education environment has been used in administration preparation programs throughout the nation and her doctoral research won the Distinguished Dissertation award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Dr. Forrest’s district­level administration has included Director of Curriculum and Professional Development and Director of Student Services. As Coordinator of Special Programs she oversaw a host of district­level programs and services including Alternate Language Services, Youth in Custody, Gifted and Talented Education, Indian Education, Health Services, Section 504, and Emergency Services. Before her years in educational administration, Dr. Forrest was a classroom teacher.

Mark Wooten Facilities Director

Mark is our Facilities Director. He grew up in Southern California as a typical beach bum, surfer. After High School, Mark attended Grossmont Junior College in San Diego and then transferred to Chico State University in Northern California. Mark put himself through school with an athletic scholarship as well as working with an irrigation company installing farm irrigation equipment.

Mark graduated from Chico State with a B/A degree in Finance nd World Economics as well as a minor in Physical Education. Mark has been married for 29 years and he and his wife Ginnie have 2 grown sons, both serving in the military.

Janet Robinson Human Resources Specialist, Office Receptionist

Janet brings a zest for life and a love of learning to TPC and strives for excellence in all she does. Hailing from S. Oregon, she has lived all along the West Coast from S. California to Seattle and is thrilled to enjoy the rural lifestyle of S. Utah. Janet earned her BA from Western Oregon State where she double-majored in English, French and History. She is a voracious reader and loves the outdoors.

Annette Oliaie Director of Family Services, Licensing & Quality Assurance Officer

With over thirty years' experience in the Residential Treatment arena, Annette interfaces with state and local entities ensuring compliance and quality for TPC. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist for mental health, adult addicts and adolescents. Annette has both owned and operated her own residential group home for 6 years in So Cal and feels she was born to work in this field. A California native, she enjoys the beach, surfs and love all things water-related. She is well-traveled and speaks Farsi, Urdu, German and is adept at American Sign Language. Annette is the proud mother of two children and has 6 grandchildren.


⇧ Back to top

Group Living Staff

Craig “Butch” Butcher Lead Shift Supervisor

Craig Butcher “Butch” attended Ashford University where he received his BA in Management and Business Administration. Butch has served TPC for over 2 years as a supervisor building strong relationships by incorporating the TPC philosophy. It was during this time his passion and eagerness to make a difference developed. He is currently enrolled at North Central University where he is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Originally from Liverpool, England and having travelled to places throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, he has a great understanding for different cultures. Butch is most happy when he is spending time with his family, coaching soccer and travelling.

Brittani Furnival Shift Leader

Brittani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University. She is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, where she plans to continue to work with adolescents.Britttani understands the importance of trust, reliability and hard work, and strives to incorporate them in all aspects of her life. She is ambitious and determined. Her determination has helped her grow with the TPC family as she has gone from line staff to leadership. She helps inspire the students to be open to change, and build healthy relaionships through the TPC philosphy. She is passionate about the outdoors, and is always seeking adventure. Her son is her greatest love and she is most happy exploring the world with her family.


⇧ Back to top

Academic Staff

Lindsey V Smith-Mills Academic Director

Lindsey received her Associates degree in secondary education at the College of Southern Nevada. She went on to complete her degree program by receiving her Bachelors from Western Governors University in Special Education through an Alternative Route to Licensure offered through the Clark County School District. She is currently Certified in Utah with an endorsement in mild to moderate disabilities . Her previous teaching experience includes five years in the public school setting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently she resides as the academic director for Three Points Center, a position she has held since May of 2015. Lindsey has a loving husband and three beautiful children, and a genuine love of learning.

Craig Mills Teaching Assistant

Craig received his associates degree in general studies from the College of Southern Nevada in 2006. He is currently enrolled at Western Governors University, and is pursuing his bachelors in Arts and Science with an emphasis on Biology. Craig started at Three Points Center as a staff/mentor in May of 2015. He held this position until February 2016. He came back to TPC in October of 2016 as a teaching assistant.

Kathy Vontrapp

Kathy VonTrapp graduated with her BA degree in English Education from Brigham Young University in December of 1993. In lieu of student teaching, she was offered a full-time teaching/internship position with Springville Middle School, teaching 7th grade English and Study Skills. In 1994, after the birth of her first child, she spent the next 11 years as a military spouse (Army) and lived in many different places. During this time, she worked as a substitute teacher for Elementary, Secondary and Department of Defense Schools. As a mother of 3 beautiful children herself, she has always been a hands-on parent and was very involved with scouting and many church youth programs. She recently returned from living in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar) with her family for 5 years (September 2011-2016). It was a fascinating and educational experience as she got to know people from all around the world. While there, she tutored English for a Qatari family (Arabic speaking) and loved getting to know more about their customs, traditions and culture. Living overseas was a life changing opportunity that positively impacted all areas of her life. Kathy loves to travel, loves spending time with her family and friends, and loves helping the youth reach their academic potential.

Richard Cranston

Hi! My name is Richard. I am very grateful to be a team member here at Three Points Center. My academic eduction includes receiving a B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University in the area of Animal Science and a Master's Degree at San Diego State University in the area of Special Education. I spent 5 years as an Agriculture Teacher at Calexico High School teaching classes in beginning welding, animal science, landscaping, and bricklaying, and 21 years as a Special Education Teacher in California. My wife and I recently returned home from serving an 18 month service mission for the L.D.S. Church in the Philippines and upon graduation from high school I also completed a 2 1/2 year mission in Sweden. After returning home from Sweden I joined the Army during the Vietnam conflict and served for 2 years at Ft. Carson, Colorado in the 1st of the 10th Calvary, Infantry (Mechanized) Division as a weapons specialist/tank driver. My wife and I have 6 children, 10 grandchildren, recently retired from California, and moved to Hurricane, Utah in late February of this year. I am exceedingly cute, as discussed thoroughly by staff members and students alike, and look forward to becoming a fully integrated team member at Three Points Center.

Ray Brazier

Before he graduated from High School Ray Brazier already knew that he would want to be a high school teacher and coach. Now, after having recently started his seventeenth year in the classroom, He says that he made the right decision in terms of a career. Ray not only enjoys teaching because he likes the subjects of English and P.E., but also enjoys being around teenagers. In his words, “Teaching is rejuvenating.” After graduating from Brigham Young University, with a B.A. in English Teaching, Ray returned to Oklahoma, from where he originates. There, he taught and coached high school for four years. Although he liked the culture and schools, Ray moved with his children to northern Utah, where he resumed his career in education. Since relocating to Utah, Ray has taught in three school districts and has experienced all types of students and backgrounds. His favorite English subject to teach is William Shakespeare’s plays. In addition to teaching, Ray coaches. He has been a head coach at three different schools and an Athletic Director. Such experiences outside of the classroom has fortified his belief regarding education, in that, it not only happens in the classroom. Ray Brazier has four children—three boys and one girl. Although he may deny it, all those who know better can attest that his daughter, the youngest of his children, is in charge. Aside from enjoying reading and writing, Ray has fun playing basketball with his boys, telling his daughter stories and watching movies with his kids.

Lily Alo

Lily Alo was born in Apia, Western Samoa and from a family of 8. Lily moved to American Samoa at the age of 7 and raised throughout her whole life. Also, she’s a former conductor and musician of her village church youth and choir. She graduated from American Samoa Community College and earned AA in Liberal Arts, transferred to Missouri State University and earned BA in Music and Minor in Math. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in Math from Chaminade University of Honolulu. She moved to St. George, UT and has been living there for 10 years. She also attended Dixie State University and Utah State University for her teaching certification courses and currently hold Utah State and Hawaii State Licenses in Secondary Education in Math. Lily has 15 years of teaching experience in Math and Choir from Middle School through High School at public and private schools. She has been a Music Director for Shepherds of the Hills United Methodist Church for 5 years and an active member of the St. George Interfaith Choir. Lily is married with 3 beautiful children, 2 girls and 1 boy. She’s now hired as a Math and Music teacher at Three Point Center.

Alison Norman

Alison Norman graduated with her BA in English Literature in 2008 from UNLV. Studying heavily in European literature and history. After graduation, time was spent working in Clark County School District as a guest teacher as well as through the ARL program. She has also worked in the ecommerce industry with several online internet based companies. This included setting up the backend of website pages, social media for several large companies, writing professionally for shopping sites, and as an analyst tracking online marketing trends for companies as large as Ford and Target. This led to opportunities in the classroom to utilize blended learning tech such as Canvas LMS and Edgunity. In 2015 she finished her Masters in Secondary Education and recently worked at Pine View High School. Alison loves her Star Valley Wyoming roots and travels there often with her six kids, Shih Tzu, and husband all in tow!


⇧ Back to top