Our staff of administrators, therapists, counselors and academic professionals have years of experience working with troubled teens. Their backgrounds range from social work, teen counseling, and child care administration to behavioral modification therapy, family therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Constant communication and collaboration amongst staff members allow us to contribute our unique perspective and expertise to your son’s stay at Resolution Ranch.


Former NFL player Scott McGarrahan founded Resolution Ranch in March of 2004 with the goal of helping teen boys grow and address their problems in a positive, nurturing environment.

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Neal Staab is a licensed child-care administrator with thirteen years of experience in residential care. He is a certified instructor and member of The International Association of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructors.

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Kara Kleising

Program Director                                             

Kara joined the Resolution Ranch team in May 2017.  She received her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

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Chris Langley, MA, LMFT-S, LCCA 

Chris is in charge of the treatment team and intake assessment coordination for all residents. Prior to coming to Resolution Ranch, Chris worked as a therapist and case manager at a group home for boys with severe emotional and behavioral issues.

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David Stubbs

David heads the Equine Therapy at Resolution Ranch.  David joined the Resolution Ranch team in July 2011. His equine and ranch background as well as his practical experience has made David a valuable asset. David also is in charge of organizing and facilitating youth group, recovery groups and Church service.

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Brandon joined the Resolution Ranch Academy staff in 2016. Originally from Waxahachie, Texas, he moved to Belton in 2009 where he attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Brandon obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013 and continued on to receive his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Corey Dyson, MA, LPC-Intern

Corey joined the Resolution Ranch team in October 2018.  Corey received his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and also holds a Master in Ministry from Clarks Summit University.  Corey has worked as a youth pastor, chaplain, and behavioral therapist (RBT) prior to working at Resolution Ranch.  Corey is originally from Indiana.

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Blake joined the Resolution Ranch team in January 2015.  He received his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2010 and prior to coming to the Ranch worked with adolescents in multiple settings

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“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow”

-John Dewey

Eric Benson
Director of Education

Eric Benson was the Director of Education from June 2008 to May 2014. Eric returned to serve as the current Director of Education in August of 2019 after spending five years designing and developing corporate training and eLearning courses and curricula


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Alyson Gentry


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Executive Assistant

Carla has been with Resolution Ranch since 2005. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Corrections and received her master's in Counseling Psychology at Tarleton State University in 2005.

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Case Manager

Anna graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2007.  Upon graduating, she worked for an HIV/AIDS clinic as an HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Specialist for adolescents throughout the state of Alabama.   In 2009, Anna moved to Tennessee to work as an In-Home Family Counselor and Clinical Supervisor for Youth Villages, while obtaining her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University.  To fulfill the internship requirement for her Master’s program, Anna provided individual, family, and group counseling at her county’s Mental Health Center. 

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