Meet Our Clinical & Student Life Team

Dr. Alan S. Unis, M.D. – Psychiatrist

Alan S. UnisDr. Unis is our licensed independent physician who has focused his practice on utilizing opportunities to study the early stages of mental illness in children and to minimize the impact of such illnesses upon their lives. His expansive knowledge stems from his professional background and the experience he has acquired. He fulfilled a Mead Johnson Fellowship with the American College of Neuro-Psychopharmacology and earned the prestigious Thomas H. Holmes Scholarship, which he used at the University of Washington to enhance his knowledge of research and psychiatry practices. Dr. Unis is a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. His work has been recognized by his nomination as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Unis earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. He fulfilled a fellowship program in Neuropharmacology at the University of Utah Health Care, and a residency and fellowship in general, child and adolescent psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he became accredited as a diplomat in child and adolescent psychiatry and as a diplomat in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

Lynn Marshall, Psy.D. – Clinical Director

Lynn MarshallLynn uses her extensive experience from working within child and adolescent development to bring optimism, passion, humor, as well as kindness every day at Boulder Creek Academy. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-harm, childhood trauma, psychological assessments and differential diagnosis. She has specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), parent-child psychotherapy and suicide assessment. In addition to her specialties and training Lynn also holds degrees in Clinical Psychology from undergrad all the way to the doctorate level. She appreciates the challenge of understanding each student’s unique life story and finding the key components that can support them in building a life they want to live. When not at work you can find Lynn playing with her son and daughter. Together with her husband they strive to be outside; they take their kids hiking, climbing, camping and skiing, just to name a few of their biggest passions. She also loves the comfort in reading and learning about new things. Often times with relaxation bring on a warm cup of chia tea or decaf coffee with LOTS of creamer and nothing but dark chocolate or Milky Way’s, can you say guilty pleasure….
A quote she lives by: “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

 

Kim Carey, LCSW – Senior Therapist

Kim CareyKim has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and Seeking Safety. She has worked as a therapist at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center and in both public and state run adolescent treatment centers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Social Work and her master’s of Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Family time is the most important and rewarding for Kim and in her free-time can be found spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Northern Idaho, cooking, doing crafts and reading books with her son.

 

Jared Sartell, LCSW – Senior Therapist

Jared SartellJared’s approach with students is relationship-based. He builds on this connection to help students come to understand their own value and develop healthy skills and positive passions. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adoption/attachment, and sexual offending behavior. Jared has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding schools, juvenile probation and parole, and individual and family counseling with a private agency. Jared holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. He is licensed in the State of Idaho in Social Work and is a trained Search and Rescuer. When not working with our students, Jared can be found playing with his wife and two daughters in the outdoors. Favorite activities include fly fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and archery.

Jeanne Racer, LMSW – Clinical Therapist

Jeanne RacerJeanne is energetic as well as patient and has years of experience working with adolescents in therapeutic residential settings. She specializes in helping children and families to achieve safety and stability in the reunification process as well as with families that have dual diagnosis within the family unit. She began her career working with teenagers at a wilderness therapy program. In addition she has worked in therapeutic group home settings as well as therapeutic boarding schools. Most recently she worked with children and families at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Jeanne received her master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Lewis Clark State College. She is a licensed Master Social Worker. Relevant trainings include: Truth Based Relational Intervention, Family Centered Service Planning, Motivational Interviewing, Family Group Decision Making, Cultural Humility, Substance Addiction and Treatment, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Jeanne possesses an Eagala certification for Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.

 

Rebecca Cloud – Clinical Therapist

Rebecca CloudI was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. I have a Paralegal Degree and a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, both earned at University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have been working with adolescents and their families since 2004, most of which took place in a residential facility run by Division of Juvenile Justice. I have also worked in a non-profit clinical setting. I have been trained in Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing, both of which I use daily, and have used the 7 Challenges framework for working with adolescent substance abuse. I believe relationships with the kids and families are key to forward movement, and that a strength based approach is best. I have raised five teenagers myself, and now have healthy adults who, when I am not working, are my partners in hiking, paddle boarding, and just generally enjoying the outdoors of Idaho!”

 

Jeff Miller – Dean of Students

Jeff’s unmatched organization, warmth and unshakable calm assist him in directing students to their appropriate places throughout each day. Hope, purpose, meaningfulness, and strength that young people start to experience when they find their hook is what inspires Jeff in his daily work and he has been shaping the lives of teens for over 18 years. Jeff has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University. He is certified in CPR, first aid and motivational interviewing. When he’s not working, he can be found mountain biking, hiking and enjoying water activities with his wife and three sons.

 

Jeremy Huisentruit – Team Manager

Jeremy HuisentruitJeremy has worked with adolescents for more than 10 years. He values the opportunity to witness our students as they begin to respond in a positive way to the structure clear boundaries we create for them at Boulder Creek Academy. Jeremy graduated from the University of Montana and also holds a wilderness first responder certification. When not working, you can find Jeremy fly fishing, hiking, camping, and playing racquetball. In the winter he enjoys cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

 

Jackson Luce –  Team Manager

Jackson LuceJackson carries himself with an open and honest demeanor which allows for students to trust and develop meaning relationships with him. His cumulative of a decade working with teenagers in facilities allows him look through a lens which is full of experience, and by saying “on the job training” would be an understatement for depth of tools in his back pocket. In addition, Jackson has a plethora of experience with horses in both the ranch setting and the therapeutic areas which is a trait that allows him to be familiar with Boulder Creek’s equine family. Outside of his Boulder Creek family he is often found hunting and camping with his personal family. If you were to ask Jackson about his favorite morning beverage and his guilty pleasure, they would be one in the same which consists of alternating sips between Coffee and Pepsi – all day long.
A quote he lives by, “Life is a garden, Dig it!”

 

Tammy Davis –  Team Manager

Tammy DavisTammy has been on the Boulder Creek team for over six years, and her daily inspiration steams from seeing students and their families who make a drastic change and growth for the better while they are here. She pulls this energy due her pervious experiences of managing facilities for adults and children who experience developmental disabilities for a collective of nineteen years. In addition to her daily working life Tammy has also sent 23 years, and continues to volunteer as a chaperone for an organization that provides dream vacations to amazing destinations around the world for all ages with disabilities. These collective experiences allow Tammy to feel passion for changing lives for the better. As well as, helping others look outside their comfort zone and to learn to be as independent as they possibly can. In her spare time you can find Tammy enjoying a good cup of coffee with her children in “The Great Outdoors”; typically they are found hunting, fishing, hiking, metal detecting, antiquing and searching for collectibles. If you have something unique, either tangible or personality, Tammy wants to hear all about it! A quote she lives by: “The best way to success in life is to act on the advice we give to others.”