Meet Our Administrative Team
Tammy Behrmann – Owner /Founder
Tammy’s career began in 1989 when she began helping teens make changes that last a lifetime. In 1996 she moved to Arizona where she was integral team member in founding and opening her first successful Therapeutic Boarding School.
Then in 1998 she realized her own dream by founding a nationally recognized Girls Therapeutic Boarding School in Lake Montezuma, Arizona. She is also the founder of a Ashcreek Ranch Academy in in Southern Utah – a successful Residential Treatment Center for boys.
Tammy has served as a member of the school board for the local private school her girls attended. Nothing motivates Tammy more than being a part of young people turning their lives around and helping families reunite and heal.
Dr. Rosenberg (Janet) – Executive Director
Dr. Janet Rosenberg is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed substance counselor. She is dual licensed in the state of Arizona and an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners approved clinical supervisor. Janet’s recent positions include Chief Clinical Officer, Adult Clinical Supervisor, and Behavioral Health Professional.
Janet earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. While at CSUF, Janet participated in research with child twin studies and completed an internship with local juvenile probation. Janet obtained her Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Her thesis research focused on the effects of domestic violence on children; in utero to adolescence. Janet earned her doctorate, with distinction, in Psychology from Capella University. Janet’s education focused on theory, research, conceptualization, psychoanalytic and developmental psychology, and treatment. Janet’s published dissertation is titled Early Childhood Sexual Abuse and Self-destructive behaviors: Observations of Mental Health Professionals.
Janet started her career in Las Vegas working with adolescents and families with substance use, criminal behaviors, victims of crime, victims of sexual assault, and mental health disorders. She focused on restoring critical family relationships, and worked closely with probation, parole, family courts, psychiatry, school teams, community supports, local police, and local treatment facilities.
Janet also has mentoring and teaching experience. In 2010 she was a faculty member at the University of Phoenix facilitating in both the clinical professional counselor and marriage and family master programs. She taught undergraduate psychology classes. She served as the Area Chair for the clinical professional counselor program developing and implementing a high standard of curriculum and projects. Janet facilitated in supervising practicum students in the community center at UOP.
Janet is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow, certified in Wellbriety, Native American Training Institute, a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and a member of the Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution.
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Rodney Adams, MS Clinical Psychology – Operations Director
Rodney has experience in substance abuse treatment, mental health residential programs, and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities. He moved back to the Verde Valley area from Anchorage, Alaska. In Alaska he worked for a private substance abuse agency, providing treatment in both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. Rodney earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology through Northern Arizona University and his master’s degree in counseling psychology through Alaska Pacific University.
He uses an eclectic approach to therapy, understanding that each individual is unique. His main emphasis is on helping teenage girls understand their self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, which often lead to behaviors with undesirable consequences.
With his Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, Rod is trained to provide therapy sessions to our young girls.
Paul Ravenscraft – Admissions Director
Paul is a seasoned Admissions Director with 15 years of experience connecting families with the perfect therapeutic program. He has served in some of the nation’s leading therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers across the country including those in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Utah and Arizona.
He specializes in a team based, collaborative approach to finding the perfect fit and therapist for our clients.
Paul is a graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. When Paul is not working with families to ensure a seamless transition for their daughter you can find him at home in Tempe, AZ with wife Shelly and beloved dogs Winston and Wendi.
Jason Metzger, MA – Academic Director
For 20 years, I have had the privilege of helping young people maximize strengths, overcome struggles and reach their true potential. It is my belief that with high expectations, a supportive environment and rich instruction, each individual can be successful.
After beginning my career in education as a Teaching Fellow at the Dunn School in California, I have worked at three independent schools and one charter school as an English and Social Studies Instructor. I have also had the opportunity to mentor students and lead staff as the Assistant Principal at Oak Creek Ranch School.
For the past 9 years, I have helped hundreds of young ladies reconnect with their true selves as an Instructor and Assistant Principal here at Sedona Sky Academy.
Prior to my career as an educator, I graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, I worked (I use that term lightly) at Park City Ski Resort and I furthered my education with a Maters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. But my greatest accomplishment was marrying my wife, Debbie, 12 years ago. When not at work, I love to spend time with my three boys Max, Ben and Luke enjoying life on the trails and playing fields of Sedona.
It is an honor and great opportunity to be entrusted with helping these young ladies, and I try to challenge each individual with a rigorous curriculum, humorous approach and a compassionate soul. As the poet William Butler Yeats stated, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” I can’t think of a better life choice than to inspire the embers of these amazing minds.
Tarra Hopkins – Residential Manager
My husband and I moved to the Verde Valley in 1990 from Vallejo, California. We have lived here for 25 yrs.
I Started in the caregiver industry in 1998 as an in homecare provider. In 2004 I went to work for a local law enforcement agency as an Animal Control Officer “Camp Verde Marshals Office”.
I came to Sedona Sky in 2013. Working with the girls has been very rewarding for me, I can’t see myself being anywhere else.