Meet Our Team

Our team of experts are passionate about helping your family build a healthier and happier future for your child.

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.

Cami Davis

Director of Operations

Born and raised in Utah, Cami has been in the mental health field for over 18 years. She has worked with youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and substance abuse. The past 8 years have been with the criminal justice system and school based services.

Cami completed her AS in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. and continued to complete her BS in Sociology at Weber State University. 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 husband and children outdoors as often as possible. She enjoys doing crafts, wood working, fishing, hiking, and camping. Her favorite place to be is at their family cabin in Wyoming.

Makenzie Koehn

Director of Marketing, Primary Therapist

Prior to joining the team at Seven Stars, Makenzie served as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at a residential treatment center in Birmingham, Alabama. She has also held therapist positions in hospital and residential treatment settings, working with children and adolescents struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and an undergraduate degree in Family Studies from Mississippi State University. Makenzie is extremely passionate about helping teens grow and thrive.

In her free time, Makenzie is an avid golfer and loves to explore the great outdoors. She has an adorable French bulldog named Oliver who she plans on getting licensed as a therapy animal.

Sara Hair

Team Director

As the Team Director 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.

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.

Alexander Kelly

Rec Lead

I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. From young age the outdoors has played a vital role in my sense of well being. It’s where I go to play, to contemplate, to explore, and to push myself. I believe that the outdoors is a great place to explore, both our physical environment and our emotional or mental state. There is space there, literally and metaphorically. Through my own journey, wilderness and the outdoors have helped me connect with myself and fine tune the way I conduct myself in the world. I want to be able to show others, particularly adolescents, the healing power of nature. I believe that EVERYONE can benefit from physical activity in the wilderness!!! In my free time you might be able to find me fly fishing, hiking, rock climbing, snowshoeing or skiing.

Sean Southard

Rec Lead

Sean graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A in Psychology in 2015. Previously worked with Adults and Children with Autism for the last 4 years in both a residential and therapeutic programs in Georgia. Recently moved to Utah in search of more opportunities and the great outdoors. In my free time, I like to rock climb, hike, snowboard, and try any new outdoor hobbies. I’m always trying to inspire the best of individuals and to venture out of their comfort zones and try new things.

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.