Christian has served as Alpine Academy’s Director since 2018. He previously held the role of Admissions Director, starting in 2006 when he first joined the Alpine team. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family, and Human Development in 2003, and he later received a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling (2008) from University of Phoenix. He is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) in the state of Utah.
The Teaching-Family Model was immediately appealing to Christian when he was trained in it. He was hired by Alpine’s parent company in 2003 as an in-home family preservation specialist, working with adolescents and their parents, teaching and helping families apply concepts of this model in their homes. Having been raised in a home where family came first and harmony was the norm, he was interested since his teenage years in understanding and supporting those whose experiences were less ideal. Adolescents, in particular, have always had his heart and attention.
For more than 15 years at Alpine Academy, Christian has seen the impact, over and over again, of caring individuals building relationships and using proven methods to promote and inspire change in these youth. Seeing the “light turn on” inside kids who were previously resistant, but are suddenly willing to bend, change, and grow, is gratifying and worth celebrating. He is thankful and humbled to be part of a nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of putting the youth first in the work of healing and elevating lives.
Christian is a grateful husband and proud father of 3 teenage boys. Together they love watching movies, playing games, and going to concerts and on family vacations. Christian is an avid music connoisseur and playlist curator. He also loves playing board and card games, watching movies, and playing basketball.
- Bachelor’s in Marriage, Family, & Human Development, Brigham Young University
- Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix