Johnathon West

Education

Bachelors of Social Work – Utah State University
Masters of Social Work – University of Central Florida

Experience

Case Manager/Therapist – Northstar Treatment Center
Culinary Assistant – Diamond Ranch Academy

Interests

My family holds the most interest and attention for me.  I have a wonderful wife, a 3 1/2-year-old son, and a beautiful 2 1/2-year-old daughter who are my world.  I truly enjoy helping others smile, be it from a good joke, doing or saying something kind, or just being a listening ear.  When I have a moment to myself, I do enjoy anything that has an intriguing story: novels, movies, shows, video games, etc.  I have quite the nerdy side so if anyone brings up anything Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Dungeons and Dragons, we’ll be fast friends.

Comments on DRA

The experiences I had at Diamond Ranch Academy were the motivation that I needed to continue my education in Social Work.  Being able to start out in the kitchen and work with the students and develop relationships with them was so rewarding, it pushed me to see what more I could do as a therapist.  DRA gives everyone the opportunity and capacity to learn and grow and strive to become their best selves, both students AND staff alike.  I am excited and honored to be a part of an organization and environment that serves that purpose.