We understand the importance of assembling a team that you can trust with the care of your student. The professionals at Alpine Academy bring a host of experience and expertise to all aspects of the program.
Team members are chosen not only for their credentials, but for their commitment to our mission and an unconditional regard for our students’ welfare. Alpine Academy team members come with dynamic talents, resiliency, and the ability to act as healthy role models to our students. Our team’s goal is for you to feel connected and supported throughout your teen’s treatment stay.
Christian Egan is the Director of Alpine Academy. Egan has been with Alpine Academy for a number of years, serving as the Admissions Director before taking on the role of Director. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from...
Christian Egan is the Director of Alpine Academy. Egan has been with Alpine Academy for a number of years, serving as the Admissions Director before taking on the role of Director. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, and his Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix in Mental Health Counseling. Egan strives to be optimistic in every situation that he is put in. He believes that if we look for the good, choose to be optimistic, and appreciate what we have, we can find happiness, even when things are tough. In his free time, Egan enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, and spending time with his wife and three sons. Egan truly enjoys working with the youth at Alpine Academy, and believes in the work that the team does everyday. He has seen it change hundreds of lives in the years he has worked at Alpine Academy and believes that the efficacy of what they do attracts exceptional, mission-driven people who genuinely care and are committed to the work. He loves working with such people and watching young lives transform because of their influence.
Angie Alvey is the Academic Director at Alpine Academy. She has been with the Academy since 2006 and is passionate about her work. Alvey has a wide range of educational achievements including a BA in English, MS in Psychology, and a MEd in Educational Leadership...
Angie Alvey is the Academic Director at Alpine Academy. She has been with the Academy since 2006 and is passionate about her work. Alvey has a wide range of educational achievements including a BA in English, MS in Psychology, and a MEd in Educational Leadership. Her achievements don’t stop with degrees, she is also certified in special education, guidance counseling, English, and PE. Her mission at Alpine Academy is to help the students feel prepared, important, energized, and rewarded. Alvey grew up on a ranch in a small rural community, and believes that her experience working there and at the public school in her community have tremendously prepared her for her position as Academic Director at the Academy. Her time at the ranch taught her to focus on the things that you can control and work hard at them. She lives by this philosophy to this day and uses it to achieve her mission of helping students feel accomplished at the academy every single day.
Jason graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a degree in Spanish and Business Management. He and his wife, Crystal, began working for Alpine Academy...
Jason graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a degree in Spanish and Business Management. He and his wife, Crystal, began working for Alpine Academy in June 2007. From the summer of ’07 until the summer of ’09 they were Family Teachers in the Gene Smith Home. After leaving his Family Teacher position, Jason was happy to have the opportunity to continue working at Alpine as a Residential Supervisor, a role he served in from ’09 until ’15. In July of 2015 Jason took over marketing full-time for Alpine Academy. Jason loves to travel around the country and talk to people about Alpine Academy. During that time, Jason was able to work with many referring professionals and school districts. In the Fall of 2018 Jason joined the Admissions Team, using his knowledge of the Teaching-Family Model and his relationships with referring professionals to help guide families through the tough decisions of choosing a residential placement for their child. In the Spring of 2020 Jason moved to the Academic Team to assist in running the school. He is very happy to work more closely with the students again and use the skills he has gained to help bridge the gaps between the academic, residential, and clinical departments.
Jason was born in Mesa, Arizona; he has also lived in Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico during his growing up years with his family. Jason comes from a large family of six children, of which he is the third. Jason’s hobbies are varied; he loves all sports and outdoor activities, finds time to enjoy reading, and thanks Crystal, is gaining a great love for the fine arts. He is the proud father of four children; 2 boys and 2 girls.
Jason has always enjoyed working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings; from daycare and after-school programs to teaching ESL and coaching various sporting activities. He has served in many capacities at Alpine Academy and feels privileged to have worked with and learned from so many others. He firmly believes that “what we do in life echoes in Eternity,” and that hard work and kindness can improve individual lives and society as a whole.
Dustin Dowdle is the Clinical Director at Alpine Academy. Equipped with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Dowdle has...
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Dustin Dowdle is the Clinical Director at Alpine Academy. Equipped with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Dowdle has grown in his position since he joined the Alpine Academy Family in 2013. He began as a Therapist, and then moved on to be Assistant Clinical Director, and now, Clinical Director. Prior to Alpine Academy, Dowdle worked in a number of environments as a Therapist and Counselor, including working for his own practice for a time, Lifespring Counseling. In his free time, Dowdle enjoys volunteering with youth in his community and playing board games with his wife and five children. He also enjoys designing his own board and card games, which sparked his family’s love for games. Dowdle feels very grateful to work with a team of people who put their hearts into their work, and is honored to meet the youth that attend Alpine Academy and witness their growth everyday.
Lynnette and her husband were family teachers (live-in “house parents” that are trained and certified in the evidence-based Teaching-Family Model) at the...
Lynnette and her husband were among the first group of Family Teachers at Alpine Academy nearly 20 years ago. Because of her deep understanding of the Teaching-Family Model and her passion to help children, Lynnette has found herself in several supervisory and administrative positions, mainly in the residential sphere. She currently serves as Alpine Academy’s Director of Quality Assurance and is focused on ensuring that best practices, principles, and standards are understood and implemented through the entire process of treatment, from training to evaluations, in order to maintain the high quality of services Alpine is so well equipped to provide.
Lynnette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History and holds a minor in Family Sciences. She is four times certified in the Teaching-Family Model and currently serves on the Teaching-Family Association’s Accreditation and Ethics committee.
Lynnette has been actively involved as a volunteer in leadership positions throughout her life in public schools and with little league sports programs. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves being outside walking, gardening, hiking, on the lake, and running.
Jill Mclntyre is the Business Development Director at Alpine Academy. She has worked at Alpine Academy for eight years in a variety of positions, including...
Jill Mclntyre is the Business Development Director at Alpine Academy. She has worked at Alpine Academy for eight years in a variety of positions, including Teacher, Admissions Director, and now Business Development Director. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Organizational Communication/Marketing from The University of Utah. Prior to Alpine Academy, Mclntyre accumulated over 20 years of sales, marketing, and management experience with two major global communication firms. Her entrepreneurial spirit also led her to starting and running three of her own businesses and a non-profit organization until she found that her true passion lies in the work that is done at Alpine Academy. In her free time, McIntyre enjoys spending time with family, especially with her grandchildren. McIntyre is extremely moved by each and every single one of the students at Alpine Academy. She looks forward to the graduation speeches given by the students and their families, and gets emotional every time she witnesses the self-confidence that students build for themselves as they master new skills. McIntyre has truly found her passion here at Alpine Academy.
Royal Robins is the Admissions Coordinator for Alpine Academy. Equipped with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, Robins has worked in a variety of roles...
Royal Robins is the Admissions Coordinator for Alpine Academy. Equipped with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, Robins has worked in a variety of roles at Alpine Academy since 2012, including Family Teacher, Residential Supervisor, Admissions Coordinator, and now, Admissions Director. Robins has worked in the treatment field for many years, having worked at another center for five years prior to his experience at Alpine Academy. In his free time, Robins enjoys backcountry snowmobiling, and spending time with his wife and five children. According to Robins, the most important part about being the Admissions Director at Alpine Academy is helping to give students the tools that they need to pursue the life adventures that they choose. He is inspired everyday by the student’s ability to grow and overcome challenges at Alpine Academy, and plans to work to help them do so by speaking with honesty, thinking with sincerity, and acting with integrity.
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