MEET OUR TEAM AT SKY RANCH
Anna Bertrand is a temporarily licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. She graduated from Wayne State College in 2022 with her Master of Science in Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In 2011, she graduated from Wayne with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement. She began her career at Sky Ranch as an intern in May of 2010 and was hired as a full-time Reunification Worker a few months later. She was first promoted to a Behavioral Health Specialist in 2011, and then to the Associate Director position in 2019. “I see true growth potential for the agency as a whole and look forward to actively engaging and investing in the clients we serve, the Siouxland community, and our providers who do meaningful and profound work.” Anna's background is in behavioral health though her goals for the agency include expanding current services to better meet client needs.
Supervising Substance Use Counselor
Sierra Mohr currently holds credentialing as a Licensed Master of Social Work and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is currently working towards obtaining her Licensed Independent Social Worker. Sierra graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2021 with her Bachelor of Social Work and in 2022 with her Master of Social Work. Sierra has worked in the clinical social work field for three years serving individuals with substance use and mental health conditions. "I believe that everyone goes through the good and bad, sometimes we need additional help to be able to grow. I strive to promote a welcoming and comforting environment to be able to help the growth of individuals in our community."
Rachael Peck was hired at Sky Ranch Behavioral Services in September 2019. Rachael graduated from Wayne State College in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Service Counseling. She completed an internship with The State of Nebraska Probation. “I enjoy working for Sky Ranch because I get to see positive changes by helping others lean towards a positive direction.“ She excels with younger children and early adolescents. She has exceptional experience in motivating and guiding young females to aim for a healthier lifestyle as well as working with individuals who struggle with mental health disorders such as ADHD, ODD, anxiety, major depressive disorder, and adjustment disorders. Rachael’s expertise is in teaching life skills to youth and adolescents. They are able to achieve goals that obtain to their challenges and weaknesses which leads to a more equipped individual. Rachael’s passion is to educate children and early adolescents that the choices you make not only affect our lives and our futures, but your choices can also have an impact on others' lives as well.
Curtis was hired at Sky Ranch in 2023. He is working towards obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology. He has worked in various positions in the criminal justice and human services field, along with volunteer work, giving him six years of experience. Curtis explains, “I really enjoy and look forward to helping children and families in the community that are going through some unfortunate circumstances.” Curtis is always looking for ways to become a better version of himself and uses his life experiences and skills to help children and families achieve their goals and obtain skills that will help them in the future.
Substance Use Counselor
Kelly, who found himself living a lifestyle of recovery, has been active in helping others find a similar path. As someone who has had a passion for improving health all around, he has learned to combine new ways of self-improvement. Kelly went to college for personal training and has worked in the health field for the last five years. He eventually found himself getting more active in helping others with addiction issues. He has spent the last couple of years in various volunteer commitments. He has become a mentor and model for the youth in our community in particular. Kelly has spent the last year training as a substance use counselor. Kelly is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to create change in the generations to come.
Diversion & Behavioral Specialist
Maraya received her Associate’s Degree at Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2016. She then went on to achieve her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdepartmental Applied Human Service from the University of Iowa in 2019. She shares, “I have always been interested in helping others improve their life choices and way of life.” Maraya is bilingual and looks forward to offering families in our community behavioral health services in both Spanish and English to promote comprehensive understanding and long-lasting progressive change.
Leah Perry was hired at Sky Ranch Behavioral Services in January 2024. Leah is a 2020 graduate from Briar Cliff University. Leah comes from a background working closely with Woodbury county Health and Human Services. "I am looking forward to taking this new diversion specialist position and seeing what a difference I can make." Leah is looking forward to getting into the school system and working with not only the students but also the teachers there.
Heather was hired at Sky Ranch Behavioral Services in January 2024. She graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2017 with her Associate's Degree in General Education. Heather continued her education at Briar Cliff University to earn her Bachelor Degree in Social Work that she received in 2023. “Helping people and seeing how far they have come on their journey to a better fulfilling life, gives me hope for the future.” Heather uses her own life experiences in the criminal justice system and issues related to drugs, alcohol use, and mental health. “I enjoy helping individuals who are struggling, helping them to understand that they are not alone and that I am here to help in any way that I can.”
Victoria was hired at Sky Ranch Behavioral Services in January 2024. She first started at Western Iowa Tech Community College before looking to pursue other opportunities in the Siouxland area. Since then she has found a liking for helping people in any way she can. Victoria states, “being able to help people and making someone’s day a little bit better is a big thing for me, you’re never too sure what sort of day they’re having.” She’s looking forward to being able to gain more experience as well as learn more about the community around her.
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