Kyle Dunlap, Sr VP of Operations, Epic

Born and raised in New England, Kyle Dunlap presently resides in Nevada. With experience in various fields since relocating to Las Vegas in 2010, including restaurants and hospitality management, nonprofit development, and technology startups, Kyle currently works in behavioral healthcare, where he has enjoyed focusing his career path on leadership and administration. Most recently, Kyle served for five years as the Director of Business Development at Desert Parkway Hospital.

He has joined the Epic leadership team to support their expansion in the West Coast, while overseeing Never Give Up Youth Healing Center in Amargosa, NV, Strong Minds Addiction Recovery and Never Give Up Outpatient in Las Vegas, as well as Sedona Sky Academy therapeutic boarding school in AZ. Kyle also serves as Board President of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) of Southern Nevada, where he works passionately and collaboratively with the community to advocate for reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys mountain biking, hiking with his family and dogs, coaching youth lacrosse, mentoring teenagers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, learning foreign languages, as well as international travel. He had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome and Taiwan while pursuing his undergraduate degree in International Business at the University of Rhode Island. Kyle will soon be completing his Masters in Business and Healthcare Administration with Grand Canyon University.


Jason Metzger, M.Ed. Executive Director

For 20 years, Jason has had the privilege of helping young people maximize strengths, overcome struggles and reach their true potential. He believes that with high expectations, a supportive environment and rich instruction, each individual can be successful.

 After beginning his career in education as a Teaching Fellow at the Dunn School in California, Jason has worked at three independent schools and one charter school as an English and social studies instructor. Jason has also had the opportunity to mentor students and lead staff as the Assistant Principal at Oak Creek Ranch School.

 For the past 9 years, Jason has helped hundreds of young ladies reconnect with their true selves as an Instructor and Assistant Principal at Sedona Sky Academy.

 Prior to his career as an educator, Jason graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. He worked at Park City Ski Resort as he furthered his education with a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

 Jason marks his greatest accomplishment as marrying his wife, Debbie, 12 years ago. When not at work, Jason loves to spend time with his three boys Max, Ben and Luke, enjoying life on the trails and playing fields of Sedona.

 Jason feels it is an honor and great opportunity to be entrusted with helping the young ladies at Sedona Sky, and tries to challenge each individual with a rigorous curriculum, complimented by his humor and compassion. As the poet William Butler Yeats stated, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Jason can’t think of a better life choice than to inspire the embers of these amazing minds.


Marina Vidrine, Director of Business Development

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Tamara Garden, MA, LPC, Clinical Director

Tamara received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. 

Tamara brings a narrative approach to the counseling process, which allows an understanding of the uniqueness of everyone. Tamara is considered a trauma specialist with specialized training in EMDR from the EMDR institute and Theraplay training from the Theraplay Institute, which allows her to provide effective therapeutic treatment of trauma. 

She also has specialized education in child development, ADHD in children and adults, disruptive behavior disorders, substance abuse and bullying. She has many years of experience dealing with anxiety, and depression disorders. 

As a mother of four, Tamara is passionate about helping adolescents develop sound boundaries and a positive sense of self. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys hiking, traveling, playing the piano, painting, and spending time with her family.


Sharon Laney, MS, Leadership Team

As a 30 year veteran in the therapeutic industry, Sharon has held an active role in the development of programs at Sedona Sky Academy. Over the last four years on the leadership team, Sharon has used her robust experience to guide the entire leadership team in building Sedona Sky into the high quality program it is today.

Before Sedona Sky Academy, she served in a leadership capacity at Three Springs for twenty four years; Lake-house Academy for four years and Interchange Programs for four years. Although Sharon lives in Georgia, she is a proud Alabaman and avid Crimson Tide fan.

She enjoys staying active with outdoor activities including volleyball, football, tennis and traveling. But most of all, she treasures her time spent with her time with her family. Be sure to tell Roll Tide when you see her!

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