Matt Erickson, LCSW, Clinical Director
Matt has many years of clinical experience working with adolescents in a residential setting. Matt has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in social work. He has been working at LRA since 2002 and became the clinical director in 2006. He continues to work with a small caseload of students. Matt runs a weekly sand tray group. He specializes in working with students with social skills deficits, NLD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, video game and internet addiction, low motivation, identity issues, and depression. Matt loves spending time with his wife and 3 young boys. He also enjoys nature, mountain biking, sports, and seafood.
Mont Criddle, LMFT, Residential Director
Mont earned a B.A. degree in Family and Human Development and an M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University. He has worked with adolescents and families for the past12 years. Mont has been at LRA since 2006 and became the Residential Director in 2008. Most of his time is spent overseeing our Residential Department; however, he also maintains a small caseload. He specializes in working with students with oppositional defiance issues as well as with families with complex family dynamics. Mont also runs a weekly therapy group with our Tavasi students. Most of Mont’s free time is spent with his wife and their four children. He enjoys all types of athletics (both watching and participating), working in the yard, and spending time outdoors.
Krys Oyler, LCSW
Krys earned an undergraduate degree in Family and Human Development with a minor in Sociology. He spent 3 years working at LRA as a residential staff and supervisor before going to graduate school. Due to his passion for working with adolescents, he determined to earn a Masters Degree in social work. After finishing his MSW, Krys returned to LRA as a therapist in 2005. Krys runs our weekly Adoption group.He specializes in adopted teens, attachment issues, gender identity issues, and autism spectrum disorders diagnoses. Krys is happily married and has 3 daughters. He enjoys golf, eating, talking loudly, and at least 3 Diet Cokes per day.
Sean Maynard, CMHC
Sean has been working at Logan River Academy for over six years. Sean was instrumental in creating and starting up our transition program, Tavasi. He then managed the Tavasi program for several years. It was during this time that he discovered a love and passion for working with teenagers and returned to school to become a therapist. He completed all of his internship hours under the tutelage of Matt Erickson and was then hired on as a therapist. He enjoys working with students on the autism spectrum, students who are oppositional and defiant, students with substance abuse issues, and students with anxiety. In his free time he enjoys sports, following the Dodgers, surfing, and spending time with his family.
Mike Bodrero, Adventure Learning Coordinator
Mike earned a B.S. degree at Utah State University in Recreation Resource Management. Volunteering with the Utah Conservation Corps, working with the Bureau of Land Management and the Utah State Parks and Recreation Department strengthened his lifelong pursuit for outdoor recreation knowledge. He has also furthered his outdoor education by completing courses with the National Outdoor Leadership School, Snowbasin Snow Safety Team and USU’s Outdoor Recreation Center. Mike enjoys all things outdoors,especially backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking, canoeing, backpacking and spending time with his wife and son. Mike’s goal is to share his knowledge with the students of Logan River Academy while instilling in them an appreciation for the outdoors.
Sarah has worked in the child and adolescent mental health field since 1998, more recently earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of New England with an emphasis in adolescence and school-based social work. Sarah’s clinical work has focused on children and adolescents in residential and day treatment settings. She specializes in students with personality disorders, self destructive behaviors including self injury, mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety. Sarah is highly skilled and enjoys working with students who have autism spectrum disorders. Sarah’s professional background includes in depth experience with Dialectic Behavior Therapy skills training and coaching; she incorporates a DBT-informed approach into her work with students and their families. Sarah and her husband recently relocated to Logan from New England. She has a passion for local food and cooking, is a board member of the Cache Valley Farmers and Gardeners Market, and involved in the Cache Valley Slow Foods chapter. In her free time, Sarah enjoys telemark skiing, cycling, hiking, canoeing, ultimate frisbee, knitting, and cooking; she looks forward to conquering her nemesis, high elevation baking.
Alex Baird, LMFT
Alex has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked with a variety of people who experienced a variety of difficulties, in private, public and residential settings. This variety of experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and entire families. Alex has experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, OCD, anger, substance abuse, relational problems, low self-esteem, and mood disorders. Alex is very focused on relationships; she believes that people are greatly affected by all the relationships in their lives and that individuals need strong, healthy relationships to get better and be happy. Alex enjoys traveling, taking pictures, exercising (Zumba is her favorite), reading, cooking, learning new things each day, and relaxing on the weekend with her husband and four children.
Travis Christensen, CMHC
Travis has been working with adolescents for as long as he can remember, but really for the past 15 years and since 2005 as a clinician. Travis has his B.A in Sociology and his Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has experience in a variety of clinical settings, including residential programs, out-patient substance abuse clinics, therapeutic boarding schools, and out-patient private practice. He specializes in working with individuals with oppositional defiance, family issues, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, grief and loss, emotional disorders, and personality disorders. He strongly believes in what Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better.” This is one of his founding principles of treatment. When others become more aware, and then have the proper motivation, they then start the journey of becoming better in all aspects of their lives. Travis enjoys his time on the golf course chasing his sanity, as well as watching and participating in a variety of activities. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 small children.
Kayla grew up in Soda Springs, Idaho, which is where she developed a liking for country air, home-grown vegetables, and zero traffic. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a degree in print journalism and business, she moved to Logan to marry her high school sweetheart. From there Kayla decided to take a break from the world of media and joined the team at Logan River Academy as the academic and clinical assistant.
She devotes her free time to creative pursuits like journal writing, learning Photoshop, breadmaking, photography, home styling, and calligraphy. She and her new husband collect secondhand board games, quilts, and dystopian novels.