Residential Team

Gateway staff are committed to excellence by sustaining a culture of endless possibilities, through a dynamic, unified, playful, committed and accountable team of people who are personally invested in the success of your son.

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Residential Manager

"The best part of my job is the opportunity to build a healthy relationship with each student, as well as being part of our students' process of healing and growth into more healthy and happy young men."

 

 

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Credentials

  • Experience in Residential Treatment since 2014
  • Educational experience in Behavioral Science 
  • Worked with youth in Foster Care Foundation
  • 8 years combined experience in Customer Service and Management

Philosophy
Nicole takes a calm, empathetic approach while still being able to provide structure, set limits, and boundaries to help the students be successful in their day to day lives. Her driven attitude in work ethics, experience, and love for this field allows her to intentionally work with both employees and students by empowering them to develop skills in their own way.

Professional
Nicole is currently working towards finishing her degree in Psychology at Utah Valley University. Since employed at Gateway Academy, Nicole has brought her empathetic approach, organizational, and communication skills to the complex world of treatment. 

Personal
In her free time, Nicole loves spending time with family, especially playing games, and baking with her daughters. She loves to travel and experience new things. Some of her hobbies are photography, arts and crafts, and aesthetics. She is passionate about serving others and helping implement a healthy dynamic between people. 

 

Jennifer Loveland

Jennifer Loveland

Residential Manager

“The most fulfilling part of my job is being part of the growth in staff and students’ lives achieved through experiential learning. I love experiencing with students those moments that they realize their own ability to affect their sphere for good and choose to act.”

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Credentials
Associate of Arts in English 
Experienced classroom teaching assistant in both public and private schools since 2009
Specialized in working with youth on the  Autism Spectrum through ABA training
AEGIS systems instructor specializing in crisis intervention
Spanish/English Bilingual 

Philosophy
Jennifer believes that hard work, passion, and compassion are key contributors to successful relationships and success in life. Jennifer takes a supportive approach to mentoring and encourages students to explore their personal goals and the impact they want to have on the world around them. Through empathy and patience in each step, Jennifer aims to challenge students to access and utilize their talents and skills to grow and achieve.

Professional
Jennifer received an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in English from Snow College in 2005. She has worked in a variety of fields and has 9 years of experience working with youth and children of all ages in both the public and private sectors. Jennifer has training as a Behavior Technician working with children on the Autism Spectrum and is working toward a degree in Special Education. Jennifer has held multiple positions in the residential and academic settings while at Gateway and was the Administrative Teaching Assistant prior to her role as the Alpine Residential Manager.

Personal
Jennifer spends much of her free time with her family. She also enjoys tasting and cooking new foods, speaking Spanish and learning other languages, playing volleyball, and reading.

 

 

Spencer Cowdrey

Spencer Cowdrey

Residential Manager

"The best part of my job is seeing kids overcome their most challenging obstacles. Working with youth and being a part of their journey has brought so much joy to my life. This work has inspired me to grow as a person and pursue further career opportunities in Management. There is no greater calling than serving our youth, in my opinion. When our students leave Gateway, I hope they will see the importance of their time at Gateway and continue to utilize and value everything they have learned to better themselves. I believe that Gateway's solid and unified teams provide an environment that helps to reinforce these personal gains."

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CREDENTIALS

  • Experience in Therapeutic Residential Treatment & Psychiatric Treatment since 2018.
  • Certified Aegis Instructor for Crisis Management and Deescalation.
  • Certified Personal Life Coach.
  • Experienced in business management and entrepreneurship. 

PHILOSOPHY

Spencer has a keen understanding of trauma and how it can affect one's day-to-day life. Spencer believes that finding ways to respond to emotions instead of reacting to them is the answer to accessing and living a healthy life. Spencer has been able to help assist people with overcoming their fears and becoming the best versions of themselves. Spencer personally strives for opportunities to learn and grow and influence others to do the same, hoping to bring deep meaning to one's personal development. 

PROFESSIONAL

Spencer has worked in Residential Treatment since 2018, providing support and solutions to both coworkers and clients wherever he has worked. Spencer owns and operates a company that helps others physically and mentally improve their lifestyle and personal habits. Much of Spencer's time revolves around being of service to others. Spencer worked as a Residential Supervisor for Gateway's Transition Program and helped Gateway students transition from Gateway to their next step in life. Spencer is a certified instructor in Crisis-de-escalation and trains Gateway staff with the skills they need to be effective in their communication and relational approach.

PERSONAL

Spencer enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He spends most of his free time in the gym, working hard to meet his personal goals. Spencer likes to find new hobbies, frequently try new things, meet new people, and go to new places. He puts a lot of his time and energy into helping others, whether in a restaurant or on a plane; Spencer values service and hard work to the highest degree. His personal development is something he takes pride in, being a self-proclaimed success story, having been through a similar treatment path as an adolescent. Spencer can relate to the students and understands what it's like to be in their shoes.