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
M.Ed., LPC-I  

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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Shawn joined Resolution Ranch in 2011. He originally joined the ranch as direct care staff before moving to the Equine Director position and now as a full time therapist. Shawn has the unique opportunity to work toward his master's degree while working at Resolution Ranch. 


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Chris Langley


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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Dana heads the Equine Therapy at Resolution Ranch. She is certified in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).

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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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Taylor joined the Resolution Ranch Academy staff in 2016. Originally from Belton, Texas she attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Taylor obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013 and continued on to receive her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


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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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Dr. Laurie English
Director of Education

Dr. Laurie English graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.  Dr. English completed her graduate work at Sam Houston State University where she earned her Masters in Education Administration and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Dr. English has spent 25 years teaching math and supervising math teachers in various districts across Texas.  She has also taught education courses and supervised student teachers at Sam Houston State University.  She is a published author and has worked as a professional photographer for over 30 years.


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Office Manager

Lisa earned a BA degree from the University of Oklahoma in Education, with a focus on Psychology, and is state certified to teach regular Education as well as Special Education. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in public schools, specializing in behaviorally challenged youth. Lisa also has special certifications in Autism, Mild to Moderate Disabilities and Social Studies. She has exceeded 500 hours of professional development dealing with a variety of behavior management techniques and methodologies for behaviorally challenged youth.

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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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