Our Staff

Our Founders/Owners

Dr. Norm Thibault, Founder/Owner

Norm's profile

Thane Palmer, President/Owner

Thane's profile

Our Clinical Staff

Karen Sellers Clinical Director

Karen Sellers, LCMHC, graduated with her BS in Elementary Education from Southern Utah University in 1991. While a school teacher in central Utah, she spent her summers as the Education Director at a local wilderness program in the same rural area. As her love for the outdoors and her passion to teach grew, Karen took a 'leap of faith' in 1997 and left public education to develop wilderness programs with the Brown Schools out of Texas. During one of the projects to develop the first wilderness program specifically for adjudicated youth in the state of Utah, Karen's connections with Utah Juvenile Justice Services led to a position at a residential treatment program for Youth Sex Offenders in Cedar City, Utah. There she became licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 2005. Since that time, Karen has worked in residential treatment with both male and female youth with a strong emphasis on family healing and growth as essential for longer success outside of treatment.

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.

Rod Mayes Director of Mustang Program, 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.

Reena Curl, AMFT Therapist

Reena Curl is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Reena received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and worked in the area of residential treatment with children from a variety of situations. Later Reena completed a degree in Elementary Education and received a 1-8 teaching endorsement that led to her completing her Special Education Degree and becoming a Special Educator for 13 years in the Washington County School District.

Reena returned to her background in psychology when returning to complete her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. She has received additional training in the area of Sand Tray and EMDR and continues to look for opportunities to build her therapeutic skills to continue to challenge and engage the children she works with. Reena has been with Three Points Center since 2016 and champions their vision for adopted children.

Reena is married to David Curl and they have three grown children.

Tana Frey Therapist

Tana is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist who has been working in the adolescent treatment industry since 2004 in a variety of settings including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, transitional boarding schools, intensive outpatient therapy, and private practice. Her years of experience working within the adolescent treatment allows her to bring unique experiences and knowledge to therapy. She received her Bachelors degree from Southern Utah University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Outdoor Recreation. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2013. She specializes in working with sexual addiction, problematic sexual issues/behaviors, trauma, and attachment. Tana's experiences including working with youth and their families struggling with substance use, oppositional defiance, trauma, sexual abuse and sexual dependency, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and processing dependencies. Her years working with adolescents in the wilderness as a field instructor have allowed her to learn and train under many different therapists which has enabled her to develop a strength and style of individualized therapy for all her clients. Tana utilizes an eclectic model in her therapy sessions and seeks to work with her clients in ways that make sense to them. Tana enjoys more experiential methods of treatment and will typically be found using art, music, creating, and play as a tool in her therapy sessions.

Kimberlee Carver-Wilson Therapist

Kimberlee Carver-Wilson has always taken special interest in those who become marginalized in society. She loves Three Points Center and has been involved since TPC was founded over five years ago. Kimberlee has served in all capacities in the group living department at Three Points. She began as a direct care staff, then group leader, supervisor, and then to group living director. She changed her career track to reach a lifelong goal to complete a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kimberlee is trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Brainspotting, Emotion and Solution focused therapies, attachment training, some DBT and CBT, and experiential therapy.

Kimberlee is Canadian by birth and maintains dual residency. She has worked as the Director at an assisted living center for disabled adults and also was employed at the Disability Law Center as a paralegal for several years. She was also involved in caring for youth in custody in her own home.

Kimberlee plays piano, reads, creates art crafts, completes home improvement projects, and loves soccer. Her greatest joy is being the mother to three children. You can always look to Kimberlee to find someone who is loyal, cares deeply, and will seek to brighten your day.

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.

Cami Ashby, AMFT Therapist

Cami Ashby has been working with children and teens at risk for over 30 years. She decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist in order to help families heal and create a therapeutic environment at home. Cami received her BS in Psychology from Southern Utah University and her MFT degree from the University of Phoenix in Sacramento.

Cami has worked with domestic violence perpetrators, adults and teens with trauma and addictions, as well as cognitively disabled clients with mental illnesses. She has enjoyed helping bridge the communication gap between children and their parents and was the full-time, lead suicidal screener for a middle school.

The opportunity of working with Three Points Center seemed very serendipitous with her personal and professional dreams; she wants to become a foster and adoptive mother. Cami is trained in and utilizes Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Abuse and Addiction counseling, Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment Focused Treatment, and ASSIST (Suicide prevention/intervention). She is also continuing to learn how to incorporate yoga movements for trauma release and fitness for biochemical stabilization and all around health for children during treatment.

Cami stated, "I have worked at many different agencies and found that Three Points Center has rock solid integrity to their work and goals that are missing in many mental health facilities. There is a genuine devotion at Three Points Center to long term healing for our families I have found unparalleled in my 30 years of experience." Cami has confidence that she can work to help families find fulfillment and happiness again.

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Our Medical Staff

Amber Davis RN | Registered Nurse

Amber Davis is an RN, ADN and has practiced nursing for over 19 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.

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!

Millie Anderson Admissions Coordinator

Millie has been in the adolescent treatment field for over 25 years and has found her true passion in assisting families in need. Her experience began with outdoor behavioral healthcare and has taken her from client relations and guiding families through the initial transition of becoming a "program parent" to serving as an admissions counselor and admissions director for both outdoor and residential treatment programs.

"My role is to give space for parents to feel validated in their pain as we gather the necessary information and documentation we need, and to provide a path for families for healing, growth, and change. I do what I do because I love helping people. There is a goodness in all of the young people that we serve and we need to remind them of that."

Family is at the top of Millie's list of "hobbies". You will likely find Millie with her husband trying to catch up to their daughter and two married sons, along with their four adorable grandchildren. When she is not chasing her kids, Millie loves spending time on the golf course, baking yummy treats, taking last minute road trips, and enjoying empty-nest life.

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 Assistant Program Director

Craig Butcher “Butch” attended Ashford University where he received his BA in Management and Business Administration. Butch has served Three Points Center since it opened in 2014 and has built strong relationships with students by incorporating the TPC philosophy. Butch has a huge passion for helping youth. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at North Central University. Originally from Liverpool, England and having travelled to places throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, he has a great understanding for different cultures. Butch was blessed with two adopted siblings that really made his early years fun and created many great memories. Butch has 4 amazing children and is most happy when he is spending time with his family, coaching soccer, and traveling.

Wyatt Bendall Assistant Group Living Director

After high school, Wyatt went into the MLB (Major League Baseball) draft in 2015. He was led to Three Points Center after suffering injuries which did not allow him to play baseball any longer. While working at Three Points Center, Wyatt attended DXATC to later receive his EMT-B and worked for the Bureau of Land Management . There he received all of his Wild Land Fire certifications and fought fires during the summer.

In 2018, Wyatt became the lead shift supervisor and in 2019 was promoted to the Assistant Group Living Director.

Kindal Honsvick Shift Supervisor

Kindal has been a valued member of the Three Points Center family for over 3 years. Born in California and then her family moved to Southern Utah when she was 10 years old.

Kindal enjoys the students and assisting them in building healthy relationships using the Three Points Center philosophy. She understands that students can have bad moments but still maintain the progress they have made and she delights in seeing them grow. Kindal takes the time to get to know each student and what works for them during struggles.

Kindal has two children of her own and feels what she has learned from Three Points Center aids her in their everyday life.

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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 Assistant Academic Director

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.

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.

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