Grow, Improve and Evolve

We Provide the Following Family Services:

  • Parent Coaching

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Parent Consultation & Support

  • Therapeutic Consultant

  • Comprehensive Student Assessments and Placement Recommendations

We Work with the Following Treatment Programs:

  • Therapeutic Boarding Schools

  • Wilderness Therapy Programs

  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

  • Residential Treatment Centers

  • Mental Health Communities

  • Young Adult Transition Programs

  • Stabilization and Assessment Centers

Meet The Team

Brandi M. Elliott

Brandi has 25 years’ experience working with at-risk adolescents and young adults, their families and the programs who serve them.  Working within the therapeutic program arena, Brandi has succeeded in various positions, including Executive Director, Case Manager, Risk Manager, and Director of Admissions and Business Development. As a consultant and coach, Brandi has supported wilderness, young adult, therapeutic boarding and chemical dependency programs, educational consultants and insurance underwriters with risk management, admissions and marketing, training, parent education, program development, regulatory compliance and leadership coaching.   Brandi’s wide experience and powerful insight allow her to address issues from an objective yet understanding perspective.

Brandi’s compassionate yet direct nature and extensive program experience make her a sought-after Therapeutic Consultant and Parent Coach where she works privately with individuals and families in need of supportive coaching, placement consultation, crisis intervention and Case Management.

Brandi has been a sought-after speaker at local, regional and national conferences, developed and facilitated hundreds of personal growth workshops, experiential activities, parent support groups and other dynamic events.

She serves in an advisory capacity for both a non-profit foundation dedicated to serving families in crisis and an award-winning advertising agency. Through her many civic affiliations, Brandi has developed and delivered drop out programs, support groups and served on scholarship boards, accreditation, and marketing committees.

In her free time, Brandi enjoys camping, tennis, and skiing with her husband and young nephews. During her travels, you can usually find her immersed in someone’s biography or memoir, indulging in her philosophy of “everyone has a story to tell.”

Member, former Board Member, former Youth & Vocational Director

Mountain Sunrise Rotary
Jan 1992 – Present

25+ year Rotarian. As a general member and former board member, I have supported and spearheaded multiple projects mostly related to Youth and Vocational issues including Scholarship Chair, Foster Children’s Holiday Party, Senior student mock interviews, Choices Train the Trainer and facilitator, Job Shadowing and mentoring programs, Interact Club Liaison. I am a proud Paul Harris Fellow.

Volunteer Liaison

Friends of Families with Children in Crisis Foundation
2005 – Present

Liaison with families and programs on behalf of Foundation Trustees.

Volunteer Liaison, Founder

Charm Kutch Educational Fund

Charm Kutch Educational Fund under the umbrella of Mountain Sunrise Rotary was created to support the Students of the Month at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School as a way to honor the memory of my mother-in-law who was a lifetime educator.

Additional Volunteer and Civic Involvement

1994 – Present

  • Rim of the World Education Foundation
  • WASC accreditation committee – Rim of the World High School
  • Community Scholarship Foundation
  • Career Day Presenter
  • Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce – member, former Marketing Committee member
  • Women’s Workshop/Retreat, creator/facilitator – Saint Martha’s Church
  • Lake Arrowhead Country Club – House and Tennis Committee member

Bob Kutch

Robert Kutch M.ED has a long and successful teaching career in both public and private educational settings. With a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Geography from Cal State San Bernardino and a teaching credential at The University of Redlands, Bob spent his first year teaching Social Studies. He moved to special education starting in 1994 at a non-public school and never looked back. Robert has spent the last 20 years teaching students with special needs in the areas of Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Traumatic Brian Injuries, Emotional Disturbances, Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairments, Other Health Impairments, Attention Issues, Psychiatric and Mental Health Disorders.

Robert has taught and led adolescent and young adult students in outdoor education settings and in traditional classroom settings. He earned his Masters of Arts Degree as an Educational Specialist from Azusa Pacific University. Due to his even temperament, authoritative yet nurturing classroom management style and differentiated instruction, he is often tasked with the toughest and most complicated cases and situations. Students find support and success in Robert’s classroom.

He has served as Master Teacher and Department Chairperson at Rim of the World High School for 14 years. As Department Chairperson, he teaches and trains new teachers and administrators in the IEP and 504 Special Education processes. Robert is a trained Behavioral Intervention Case Manager (BICM), and qualified to perform multiple academic testing assessments and protocols. Robert was also a Volleyball Coach at the Junior Varsity, Varsity and Club levels for many years often reaching regional titles and CIF successes.

Robert brings decades of hands-on experience with students, parents and professionals to help each student find their highest potential.”

Degrees and Certifications
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential Social Studies, 1993
  • Educational Specialist Teaching Credential – Mild/Moderate, 1998
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Educational Specialist, 2014
  • Behavior Intervention Case Management Specialist, 1999
Field Experience
  • 22-Years Teaching Experience in Special Education – Mild/Moderate
  • 14-Years Department Chair, Special Education Rim of the World High School
  • 14-Years Master Teacher, Rim of the World Unified School District
  • Public and Private School Wilderness Outdoor Education Teacher
  • Trainer and Coach for Staff Development and Implementation of IEP’s & 504 Plans
  • Manifestation IEP Specialist
  • Trained in Testing Protocols
  • Private School Specialist

Brandi is an expert in the therapeutic and educational programming industry. Her ability to lead and mentor colleagues is always 100%.

Program Professional