Garrett Allred

I was born in Utah and have lived in quite a few places throughout my years. I played football for eight years and was given the opportunity to coach as an Offensive Coordinator for four years. This inspired my passion for mentoring youth and brought me to St. George and to Diamond Ranch Academy. I worked in Programming for a year and a half and have now started to work in the medical department. In my spare time, I love playing sports, traveling, watching movies, playing games, and producing videos.

Noelia Hernandez

I was born in Southern California. When I was 10 years old my family decided to move to St George. I enjoy hiking and swimming. I also have a variety of pets. I attended Dixie High School, and currently, I’m taking my generals at Utah Tech University to pursue nursing. I was a CNA for about 4 years taking care of the elderly. I am excited about this amazing opportunity to work at Diamond Ranch Academy.

Adam Cheney


Masters of Social Work, University of Utah
Bachelors of Social Work, University of Utah
Associates of Science, Dixie State University

Work Experience

Adam spent the last 6 years as a Medical Social Worker spending time working with Trauma, grief, and loss. Prior to that, he spent 2 years working in Behavioral Health with St. George Regional Hospital both with their inpatient and Emergency Crisis Units. He teaches for the Utah State Courts in their Behavioral education system for teens and adolescents and assists with the Social work instruction at DSU. He has also worked as a private therapist specializing in behavioral and emotional difficulties in teens and adolescents.


Adam was born in Northern Utah and raised with 6 siblings spending a lot of time with family and friends hiking, camping, and playing sports. He moved to Southern Utah in 2004 with his wife and now three children. He has spent most of his career working with teens and adolescents and the difficulties and strain that strained or damaged relationships can have in family life. He enjoys working with his hands and spending time with his family hiking, camping, biking, and doing almost any outdoor activity.

Comments on DRA

Diamond Ranch Academy is a program that teaches youth the skills necessary to be successful in all areas of their lives. I am impressed with the unique and insightful way Diamond Ranch approaches the issues our students are dealing with. I have had experience with youth facilities, and in my opinion, the approach that Diamond Ranch brings is uniquely effective and has an approach that has proven highly effective with the students and their families. They have great respect for the students here and truly care about them. The process takes time, but the relationships that are strengthened and remade are worth the wait.

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