Keri Jensen


Papatoetoe High School, Auckland New Zealand, 1990
Certified Nurses Aid, Intermountain Healthcare System, 2001

Work Experience

Youth Development Counselor – Diamond Ranch Academy
Night Watch – Diamond Ranch Academy
Restaurant/Bakery Management – Kiwi Bakery and Deli
Sales Associate – Gymboree Inc.
Certified Nursed Assistant – Intermountain Healthcare Hospitals
Nanny – Salt Lake City, Utah


I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, but spent most of my years growing up on the North Island of New Zealand, both on the East Coast and the city of Auckland. My Moari culture is centered around family and I grew up spending most of my time on the beach with family and friends. My family and I moved to Corona, California when I was 18 years old. At 21 I was lucky to spend 2 years of service in Australia where I met my husband. He and I have been married 20 years and have 3 amazing daughters and 1 amazing son. My husband and I have had great experiences living in the Mid-west and East Coast of the United States before settling back in Southern Utah. We love it here and all of the outdoor activities it offers. You would catch our family most of the time enjoying hikes and other activities in the beautiful wilderness we live around.

Comments on DRA

I followed my husband (therapist) to work at DRA. It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience working with adolescents. As a mother I feel I was able to bring some of my personal knowledge, while also learning from the amazing people at DRA. DRA is a family in more ways than one. We all care and have a genuine interest in helping the kids here progress in living a healthy life. You can feel the dedication and desire from all the employees here at DRA.

We can also help you in your search for other troubled youth homes, residential treatment for teens, therapeutic ranches for teens, therapeutic boarding schools for troubled youth, or military schools. Diamond Ranch Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers, offering teen counseling for teens with adoption issues (reactive attachment disorders), or self-harm (self-mutilation), or cutting, or eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, anorexia nervosa). Other behavioral issues and disorders we deal with include: defiance, depression, post traumatic stress, abuse, and general anxiety. If you have an out of control teenager, please consideer the teen counseling and teen counselors for troubled teens here at DRA. If you are searching for residential treatment centers for teens, troubled teen schools, or troubled teen therapeutic boarding schools, you have found one. The non-religious therapeutic residential school for troubled teens serves at-risk teens from California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Minnesota, Utah, Washington State, Idaho, and from throughout America and Internationally.

Keri Jensen