Our Staff

Our Residential Program Directors

Dr. Norm Thibault, Founder/Owner

Norm's profile

Thane Palmer, Program Director/Owner

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, Brainspotting, 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.

Aubree Sullivan

Aubree grew up in Anchorage, Alaska where 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 trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic, taking food and clothing as well as helping the locals 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 and graduated with her Associates of Science. She then attended the University of Nevada Reno completing a Bachelors in Social work in 2007. For the next four 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 worked in trauma specific residential treatment for women, and most recently joined Three Points Center, where she offers clinical treatment utilizing Brainspotting and other therapeutic modalities. 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 facilitating 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 adolescents 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 including 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.

Garth Lasater Assistant Program Director

Garth Lasater brings to Three Points Center over 25 years of working in two different residential treatment programs here in Southern Utah. He specializes in assisting both female and male adolescents and their families in trauma-informed treatment, anxiety, and depression, substance abuse related disorders, oppositional defiance, and family system challenges. He uses a variety of sophisticated treatment modalities; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He has extensive clinical experience providing individual, group, and family therapy, teaching dyadic life-skills and educating the family to maintain sustained recovery.

Garth received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He is the proud recipient of the Eli Lilly award for his work in clinical depression treatment and has extensive training in specialized addictions.

Prior experience includes being the Outpatient Director for the Utah Alcoholism Foundation's Central Utah Treatment Center and as an advocate for children with the Utah State Division of Family Services.

Garth has been married to his beautiful and supportive wife Amy for over 31 years, has three children and six grandchildren who are the love of their lives. When Garth is not with his wife, children or grandchildren, you can find him watching sports and eating nachos.

Clayton Spencer Therapist

Clayton Spencer received his Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies at Weber State University and Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at Auburn University. Clayton is fully licensed and has been working in the field of therapy for six years. He has been certified in Eagala Therapy and is foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. "I love working for Three Points Center because of the tremendous supports that are in place to meet significant needs of our students in a safe and meaningful way. Three Points Center provides opportunities to work and grow with our mustangs which parallel the adoptive experience," states Clayton.

Clayton specializes in working with problems of emotional dysregulation and family conflict. He also has training in couples therapy, Brainspotting, and has worked with children ages three to eighteen as well as adults of all ages. He has worked in intensive residential treatment for several years. Clayton's main approach to therapy is being direct, hopeful and committed.

Clayton has three children and has been married ten years. He enjoys the outdoors in a variety of ways, but he particularly enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with the people who lift his spirits and taking them on adventures, namely his three boys and wife Bonnie.

Brittani Furnival, MA, AMFT Therapist

Brittani Furnival has worked at Three Points Center for over three years. While at Three Points Center, Brittani has had the opportunity to be a direct care staff and supervisor before starting her internship as a Marriage and Family Therapist. During her internship, Brittani did neuro-feedback and assisted in Youth Measurement Assessments for Three Points Center. Brittani received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University. She received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Family Therapy. Brittani is currently in the North Central University Ph.D. program for Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Therapy. She is a member of the Delta Kappa International Honor Society for Marriage and Family Therapy. Brittani is also in the process of becoming certified in Brain Spotting.

Brittani understands the importance of trust, reliability, consistency, and hard work. She strives to incorporate these qualities in all aspects of her life. She believes in helping to inspire the students to be open to change and in building healthy relationships through positive peer culture.

Brittani grew up in California and moved to southern Utah where she discovered her passion for the outdoors. She finds that her greatest adventure is being a mother and her greatest joy comes from spending time exploring with her family.

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Our 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 an emphasis in Psychology which she earned from the University of Utah. She has worked in various areas in Nursing including Medical Surgical, Respiratory, Obstetrics and Behavioral Medicine. Additionally, Amber 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 is also fluent in Spanish.

David Thibault Med Tech

David Thibault, Med Tech at Three Points Center, began his career at TPC as a youth mentor and then becoming a supervisor. David has been at TPC since its inception and is now a valued member of the medical department. Through learning TPC's philosophy he found his passion for aiding and caring for those around him. David has been a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2015. David received his Registered Nursing degree from Dixie State University in December of 2018. This passion for serving has also led David to go on and lead many service trips to places such as Las Vegas, Tijuana, and Guatemala City.

David is a St. George native and loves living in this area. He is fluent in English and Spanish. David is married to his best friend Brittnee. They are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl and a rambunctious Labradoodle.

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Our Administrative Staff

Dr. LuAnne Forrest Executive 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 district ­level administration has included Director of Curriculum and Professional Development and Director of Student Services. As Coordinator of Special Programs she oversaw a host of district ­level 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.

Janet Robinson Human Resources Specialist, Office Receptionist

Janet brings a zest for life and a love of learning to Three Points Center 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.

Chelsea Lofthouse Admissions Director

Chelsea Lofthouse received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Dixie State University in 2015. She then worked at a residential treatment center for adolescents in Saint George for two years as a supervisor. Chelsea absolutely loved working with the youth at that center and decided to pursue her Master's degree in order to work more directly with this population. She is currently in graduate school and will receive her Master's degree in professional counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy in February 2020. Chelsea is also a certified youth suicide prevention specialist and has attended many trainings on youth mental health. She is passionate about helping those around her, especially the adolescent population. She believes in the Three Points Center philosophy and is dedicated to helping those in need.

While originally from Arizona, Chelsea has made southern Utah her home since 2006. In her free time, Chelsea loves dancing, baking, crafts, and spending time with her two little girls. She is also an avid runner and enjoys competing in local races.

Sheila Tart-Zelvin Marketing Director

Sheila received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She has worked in the mental health field for 25 years and has a multi-level portfolio of experience in national marketing for wilderness programs, therapeutic programs, residential treatment centers, recovery and transition programs. Sheila was also a pioneer in the industry for facilitating parent support groups across the state of Texas. She enjoys developing business systems and creating new opportunities for program growth.

Sheila began the ever growing and popular Coffee Break for networking amongst programs, professionals and colleagues in Utah and it now extends nationwide. She loves her coffee, her two grown daughters, her two little dogs Laila Bean and Harper, hiking, art, reading, and shopping in airports!

Annette Oliaie Family Services Supervisor

Annette is the liaison between families and professionals working to enroll students at Three Points Center. With over 30 years of experience in the Residential Treatment arena, Annette interfaces with state and local entities ensuring compliance and quality for Three Points Center. 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 S. California and feels she was born to work in this field. A California native, she enjoys the beach, surfs and loves 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.

Sam Lytle Facilities Director

Samuel (Sam) Lytle was raised in Southern Utah. At Three Points Center, Sam is our Facilities Director and he has spent the last 22 years in building maintenance and artisan trades developing a passion for creating and repairing.

Before coming to Three Points Center, he was a maintenance supervisor and later maintenance manager over multiple large apartment complexes. Training a multitude of competent maintenance technicians in electrical, plumbing, irrigation, air conditioning, carpentry, and locksmithing.

Sam attended Dixie Technical College for three years to obtain his certification in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). During this time, he competed in the SKILLSUSA competitions taking second place in Utah, and 17th in the nation. Sam is a state certified water distribution operator with EPA 608, NATE, OSHA, RMGA, and CPO certifications.

Sam has been married to his wife April for 15 years and they have two children. He is an avid sportsman with a love for all things outdoors.

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Our 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 Three Points Center for over two 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 traveling.

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Our Academic Staff

Dr. LuAnne Forrest Executive 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 district ­level administration has included Director of Curriculum and Professional Development and Director of Student Services. As Coordinator of Special Programs she oversaw a host of district ­level 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.

Lindsey V. Smith-Mills Student Support Specialist

Lindsey received her Associates degree in secondary education at the College of Southern Nevada. She went on to complete 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 holds the position of 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 returned to TPC in October of 2016 as a teaching assistant.

Laura Roth

Laura Roth earned her B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science and English Literature from Western Illinois University. After a short break, she went on to earn her M.Ed. in Adult Education with an emphasis in the teaching of writing from National-Louis University in Chicago. After graduation, Laura worked with adults as a Lifelong Learning and Assessment Counselor and Academic Achievement Advisor. She also taught college composition and speech classes before moving to Colorado. In Colorado, she continued to work with adults while also substituting at a rural school district. She then earned her Secondary Language Arts teaching license. After teaching eight years in the rural districts, she moved to Denver and worked with at-risk students in the Denver Public School system. Laura moved to Southern Utah four years ago and began teaching in youth treatment centers and feels she has found her niche. Laura says, "Success with learning in school is empowering to all people, but especially with at-risk teens. I strive to make their learning environment inviting, exciting, rich and intrinsically rewarding."

RonJai Zeon Staton Teaching Assistant

RonJai Staton is a teaching assistant at Three Points Center and a registered behavior technician. He attended UNM in Albuquerque, and later transferred to Dixie State University (DSU) where he obtained two associates degrees, one general and one business for operations management. He later completed his bachelors of science in Psychology and was awarded a medal and honors for Undergraduate Research.

While attending DSU, RonJai was a Senior Researcher for DSU's social science's department and was mentored by the department head, Dr. Danelle Larsen-Rife. His focus of research was on interpersonal-neuro relationships, attachment theory, and childhood development. RonJai has published research papers and poster presentations at several conferences, including Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR), Western Psychological Association conference (WPA), and World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) that was held in Prague.

RonJai loves the scenery that Southern Utah has to offer and is an ardent photographer. He has won a few photography awards and has one published photo from St. George's annual Iron Man event. If he isn't out hiking the back trails or camping at the lake, you can find him relaxing in a hammock with a good book in his hands.

Lily Alo

Lily Alo was born in Apia, Western Samoa and is from a family of 8. She’s a former conductor and musician of her village church youth and choir in American Samoa. She graduated from American Samoa Community College and earned an AA in Liberal Arts, transferred to Missouri State University and earned her BA in Music and Minor in Math. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in Math from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Lily moved to St. George, UT and has been living there for over 10 years. She also attended Dixie State University and Utah State University for her teaching certification courses and currently holds 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 currently working as a Math and Music teacher at Three Points Center.

Steve Curry

Steve got his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and worked as an engineer for many years. He switched to teaching and has enjoyed this change. After receiving his teaching license in science, he taught at a treatment center for five years and loved every minute of it. Steve enjoys doing activities with the students and tries to make learning fun. He speaks Spanish, loves mountain biking, beekeeping, and gardening. He and his wife have three daughters and one son.

James Raleigh Campbell

James Raleigh Campbell has been teaching since 2016. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in History Education from Utah Valley University. Before that he was a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (N.A.S.M.) for three years. He married Bridget Breckenridge who had four children in 2015. They added a child to make their family a total of seven now. He enjoys studying Physics and exercising.

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