Mike Otufangavalu

Head of Outreach
Lakeview • Mountain View

Mike plays a pivotal role in fostering strong connections with referring professionals and other key contacts. His blend of professionalism and genuine compassion, coupled with his amiable personality, endears him to both colleagues and clients alike.

Mike’s 21 years of experience in residential care includes 11 years of direct care and 10 years in administrative and leadership roles. He began his career as an Associate Family Teacher for Alpine Academy’s parent company, Utah Youth Village. He has been a Certified Behavioral Specialist in the Utah Youth Village’s Families First program and was a live-in Family Teacher at Alpine Academy for three years along with his wife, Monique. Mike has been certified through the Teaching-Family Association five times and has worked as an instruction for Non-violent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. Mike’s extensive knowledge and experience makes him a great supervisor, trainer, and support person for our Family-Teachers.

Mike gives generously of his time to help others outside of Alpine Academy as well. He spends time volunteering at homeless shelters, women and family support centers, food banks, and in with the youth of his church. He also has many hobbies, and enjoys staying active.


21 years of experience in residential care.

11 years of direct care

10 years in administrative/leadership roles.

5 years TFA certified, 3 of which were as a family teacher.

8 years as an instructor for Non-violent Crisis Intervention through CPI.