Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Gordon Day
    Dr. Gordon Day
    Executive Clinical Director, Founder
  • Cami Davis
    Cami Davis
    Program Director/Admissions Coordinator
  • Keri Douglas
    Keri Douglas
    Team Lead
  • Sara Hair
    Sara Hair
    Academic Lead
  • Courtney Allred
    Courtney Allred
    Team Director
  • Rachelle Steed, CSW
    Rachelle Steed, CSW
    Primary Therapist
  • Chad Sanders
    Chad Sanders
  • Dr. L. Kristen Shadow
    Dr. L. Kristen Shadow
    Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Joshua J. Cluff, PsyD
    Dr. Joshua J. Cluff, PsyD
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Justin Manco
    Justin Manco
    Primary Therapist
Dr. Gordon Day
Executive Clinical Director, Founder

 

Seven Stars is owned and operated by founder, Dr. Gordon Day, whose presence is felt in every aspect of Seven Stars.

Since 2003, Dr. Gordon Day has passionately helped young people with a wide range of family, emotional, social, neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems. Gordon’s mission has been to help people find their strengths and their own passion for living a full and rewarding life.  He is particularly sensitive to the pressures, frustrations and disappointments that adolescents face that can sometimes cause them and their loved ones to want to withdraw and throw their hands up in despair.

Dr. Day knows that you really have to understand where a student is coming from and understand their patterns of strengths and needs. When we truly know an individual and their struggles, only then can we truly help.

Dr. Day has pioneered the use of outdoor therapy activities and outdoor living as a dynamic and effective therapeutic tool for learning, confidence building and skill building. His programs provide effective, supportive and encouraging environments that help students find their strengths and power.

outdoor therapy

Dr. Gordon Day

Cami Davis
Program Director/Admissions Coordinator
Born and raised in Utah, Cami has been in the mental health field for over 17 years. She has worked with youth and adults with severe and persistant mental illnesses and substance abuse. The past 8 years have been with the criminal justice system and school based services.
Cami completed her BS in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. She is passionate about positively impacting lives and building a safe community where individuals can be successful, supported, and empowered.
When not at work, Cami can be found spending time with her 4 children. She enjoys doing crafts, wood working, fishing, hiking, and camping. Her favorite place to be is at their family cabin in Wyoming.
Keri Douglas
Team Lead

Keri’s experience of helping children with autism led her to her interest in residential treatment, where she quickly found her passion. Since joining the Seven Stars team, she has found countless opportunities to help young people find success, which has only deepened that passion. Keri is dedicated to the safety and well being of every resident. She approaches every situation with endless patience and understanding. In her free time, Keri enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children.

Sara Hair
Academic Lead
As the Academic Lead at Seven Stars, Sara Hair works closely with the students to help build the pathway to success in the classroom. Sara teaches the students study skills, works with them individually on classwork, Art Projects, Health and Fitness, and social skill. Sara works with the students to engage them in community service projects and various educational field trips.
Sara has devoted her adulthood to helping others and especially enjoys working with youth.  Sara is very creative and artistic.  In her spare time, Sara can be found spending time with her family around a fire, camping, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
Courtney Allred
Team Director
Courtney has been in the residential treatment field for 3 years and quickly made a name for herself as a top tier employee with lots of growth and potential in the field. Courtney is passionate and determined with her work, and strives to assist everyone she works with. She is currently working on her degree from Weber State University with plans on continuing onto her Masters degree.
Courtney is the proud mother of two boys who keep her busy when she’s not at work playing sports and being outdoors. She enjoys going into the mountains and hiking with her husband, kids and two dogs as well as exploring the many National Parks throughout the west coast.
Rachelle Steed, CSW
Primary Therapist

As a Primary Therapist at Seven Stars, Rachelle Steed works closely with students and their families to create individualized treatment plans for each student. Rachelle received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and has experience working with young people as a social worker and substance abuse therapist.

Rachelle is passionate about providing positive guidance to teens and giving them the help they need to become successful.

In her spare time, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her three children and travelling the globe.

 

Chad Sanders

Chad has been working with this student population for a number of years.  He enjoys the recreational model at Seven Stars and how it is applied to real life experiences for the students.  He states, “I believe that Seven Stars has great balance between therapy, academics, and recreation and is why I really enjoy my time working in the program.”  When Chad is not practicing his trade at Seven Stars, he is spending time in the outdoors with his wife and three young children.

Dr. L. Kristen Shadow
Psychiatrist
Dr. Joshua J. Cluff, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I received my Bachelors degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis on Trauma Studies and Multicultural Counseling. I subsequently obtained my Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. I have worked with a wide range of populations, including adolescent victims of sexual/emotional abuse, elementary-aged inner-city youth, at-risk adolescents and their families, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth and adults, adult perpetrators with developmental disorders, adults in a community mental health setting, and university-aged students, faculty, and their families.

Passionate about crisis intervention I worked for nineteen months as both a phone-based crisis counselor and a clinical member of the Berkeley Mobile-Crisis Team, providing field-based and on-site crisis intervention, response, assessment, de-escalation and mediation for the city of Berkeley, California. I then completed a pre-doctoral internship with the American Psychological Association accredited Counseling and Psychological Services at Oregon State University, providing psychotherapeutic and outreach services to students, faculty, and their dependents. I also worked in a private community counseling center working with adults, adolescents, and families.

I returned to wilderness therapy in 2007, working with adolescent and young adult clients before committing to a full-time assessment practice, providing psychological evaluation and consultation for clients in both wilderness and residential programs. While continuing my assessment practice, I served as the clinical director of a therapeutic boarding school treating adolescent boys with Asperger Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and other neurological impairments impacting executive functioning, emotional regulation, and social/interpersonal functioning.

Throughout my clinical career, I have had the opportunity to design and lead parenting seminars, couples intensives, and workshops supporting adolescents and young adults struggling with life transitions. I also conduct comprehensive psychological assessments locally and nationally.

To my work as a psychologist, I bring a wide variety of unique life experiences and consider myself a partner to my clients seeking to navigate and find balance and peace in life’s journey. I live in Salt Lake City with my wife of 21 years and our two children.

Justin Manco
Primary Therapist

Justin is a Primary Therapist with years of experience in residential programs.  As a previous manager of an acute neurodevelopmental program, Justin understands that treatment on all levels should be tailored to the individual for optimal outcomes.  Using Positive Psychology, and an endless amount of compassion, Justin utilizes the individual’s strengths as a source for overcoming their weaknesses.