The CERTS Group leadership is shifting in ways that will only
make us more effective in helping with our student’s healing journeys.
Majority Owner, Kent Tasso founded CERTS in 2002, opening Kolob Canyon Residential, and slowly adding Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy, Moonridge Academy and La Europa Academy over the next few years. We have built small, sincere, effective and loving programs with intensive therapy and top level programming provided by the best in the field! To improve the operations of the CERTS Group, Kent has promoted Tawny Thomas to the role of CERTS Chief Operating Officer.
Tawny joined CERTS in 2008 as Executive Director of Kolob Canyon and Moonridge Academy and more recently has served as CERTS Outreach and Program Development. As COO, she will continue to support the leadership of our programs and take a more primary role in ensuring we are providing the best care to our clients at each program. As Tawny takes over the day to day program oversight, Kent will still stay involved in CERTS, and particularly in manning the CERTS Foundation, our nonprofit fundraising organization that provides needed scholarships to families.
With Tawny’s stepping in as COO, there’s another exciting announcement!
Kris Archer has joined our team as the CERTS Marketing and Outreach Director. Everyone knows Kris, she has been a light and force for good in so many ways within the treatment community – and we’re so happy to have her hitting the road, educating others and sharing the good work happening at Kolob, Moonridge, La Europa, and Mountain Springs!