Tanya primarily worked with the elderly and mentally ill adults until she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Utah Valley University. It was then she decided to explore working with the youth population.
Tanya began this journey at Utah Youth Village, Alpine Academy’s parent company. She started as an Associate Family Teacher. In this position, she had the privilege working with different genders and youth age groups. After being an Associate for a couple years, Tanya and her husband worked as Family Teachers and lived full time in the latency age girl’s home. She enjoyed her years working in direct care with the children and their families. She is a true believer in the Teaching Family Model.
Tanya became a Residential Supervisor while at Utah Youth Village and officially joined the Alpine family in 2019. She loves working in this community! Outside of work, Tanya enjoys spending time with her big family. She can be found perusing at our local farmer’s markets, crafting, eating sushi with friends, and shopping for things she doesn’t need at Target.