Administrative Strengths

In a world of immediate returns, short term planning and fleeting loyalty, RedCliff Ascent wilderness therapy was founded on the principles of healthy relationships, personal character and professional competence. Brothers Scott and Steve Petersen and their partners, Dane Kay, Jim Salisbury, and Steve Nadauld created this company back in 1993. This management group has been together since that time and they still provide “hands on” leadership to RedCliff’s day to day activities.

Since its humble beginnings, RedCliff has positively impacted the lives of well over 10,000 teens and their families from across the USA and around the world. Parents and allied health professionals alike do not need to worry about any program instability. As stewards of a personal and professional cause that includes fostering healthy families, we have proven we have the stability to last.

Many have suggested the strength of our program lies not only in our years of experience but in the character, integrity, and longevity of the people who lead it. RedCliff recruits and then promotes most of its leadership from within the organization. This method of promotion allows us superb organizational stability, operational safety, and programmatic continuity.

Parents are relieved to learn that the on-site administrative team at RedCliff has many years of experience within the teen treatment industry as well as our organization. They are one of the more veteran wilderness therapy management teams in the country. They provide experience, stability, and leadership.

RedCliff  belongs to the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). RedCliff is also a Founding Member of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council (OBHC) and RedCliff has been accredited through The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) . These wilderness therapy industry relations afford us the opportunity of peer review and objective research opportunities.

With proven therapeutic and operational systems in place, RedCliff regularly devotes energy and resources to programmatic refinement. These improvements enable us to decrease a teen’s length of stay and ease the financial burden on families, while still providing an effective therapeutic experience.

With this in mind, please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 801-921-8488 for additional information about how RedCliff Ascent can help your family.