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.

 

 

Jake Haltom

Jake Haltom

Transition Program Manager

Connection and Growth, these are the greatest aspects of my job. I get the opportunity to rub shoulders with people whose whole purpose is to better themselves and the people around them. Both our students and our staff are driven to be more. Lives are changed when we connect with each other and work towards growth. In a way, as I connect and grow with these amazing boys and wonderful staff, they will go out and connect and grow with their friends and families. Ultimately, I love my job because I get to participate, however small, in the connection and growth of the human family.”

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Credentials

Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration

6 years Combined Experience working with Youth in recreational and residential programming.

AEGIS Systems Instructor specializing in crisis intervention

Philosophy

Jake is a strong believer in the Relationship Model we practice at Gateway, this model encourages finding the balance between building a supportive relationship and holding firm boundaries. Jake strives to make healthy connections with the students by learning about their interests and getting involved in their programing. Jake believes that people do not really care how much you know until they know how much you care. Jake’s approach is smooth and understanding as well as clear and firm. Jake loves to help students understand that we all need to slow down and listen to others as well as ourselves, to check our beliefs, and move forward with a clear understanding of our goals and expectations. 

Professional

Jake completed his undergraduate studies in 2016 and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the Goddard School of Business and Economics at Weber State University. Shortly after obtaining his degree he found Gateway as well as his passion for working with youth in a therapeutic environment. He is eager to pursue his next educational degree by studying psychology. Jake has moved his way up through various residential and academic positions at Gateway, his last position being the Administrative Teaching Assistant.


Personal

Jake is family man. Whenever not at work, he is with his wife and two daughters. Usually they can be found spending time outside especially when water is involved. Jake is also a bit of a Jack-of-All-Trades. He loves to learn from and engage with people. Some of his hobbies include: Soccer, Cooking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Roller Blading, Spikeball, Food Critiquing, Drawing, Pickleball, Gaming, and really anything he is invited to do.