The Shepherds Hill Academy Boys Residential Team is comprised of men who have a passion for serving troubled or struggling teens in crisis. On a 24/7 basis, our Boys Residential Team ensures your son’s therapeutic needs are met. In addition, each member is thoroughly trained to provide a safe environment that cultivates your teen boy’s academic, emotional, physical and spiritual development.
Each team member undergoes an intense 60 day training period that meets the Georgia state required employment process. Only upon meeting all requirements, including a thorough background and criminal history check, can an individual join the Shepherds Hill Academy team. All residential staff members are required to be trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI).
Assuring the greatest degree of care and attention in the industry, Shepherds Hill Academy uncompromisingly upholds a maximum 5 to 1 student to staff ratio. This means your child will not be out of sight of a Boys Residential Team member at any point during his stay in the Therapeutic Outdoor Program.
Boys Wilderness Program Manager
Drew holds certifications in Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard and First Aid with the American Red Cross. He was previously trained and certified in Wilderness First Responder – Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI).
Drew has a passion for serving the youth of this nation. He sees that many teens have given up hope on living according to biblical principles. Drew works alongside the teens at Shepherds Hill Academy to offer them hope in the possibility of living out those principles in a practical way.
Drew enjoys sports, swimming, and NASCAR racing. Learn more about Drew.
Boys Wilderness Program Assistant
Josh currently attends Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, GA. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology.
Josh has experience giving our young people guidance and direction by working at summer youth camps within various churches.
Josh personally knows the pain and trials of growing up without a godly, Christian father in his life. It was through church functions; such as summer camps and vacation Bible school, where he was introduced to positive, Christian, male, role models that showed him what being a godly man was all about. Josh wants to be that same type of role model for any young man that has never had any sort of positive influence in his life.
In Josh’s free time; he enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, and anything to do with the great outdoors.
Next Step Program Manager
Tyler has completed his Associates degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA. Tyler has been working with youth since 2008.
In Tyler’s own teenage years he had the guidance and mentor-ship of three very godly men. At the time, he did not appreciate the time and effort that they poured into his life to shape him into the person he is today. Now that he is grown up and can look back at it; he has seen that they sacrificed a lot of time they didn’t need to and for no real reason other than they wanted to instill good qualities in him. This, along with the fact that he has always had a desire to work with youth, has convinced him that it is his responsibility to give the coming generation the guidance that he had growing up.
Tyler has been married to his wife Lane since August 11, 2012. He enjoys spending time outdoors camping and he also enjoys working on cars.
Caleb received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Otterbein University in Westerville, OH. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR Certified. He has former experience working with a Christian based men’s recovery home.
Caleb has worked with youth since 2014 by volunteering with the youth group in his local church. At age 27, Caleb turned his life over to Christ to serve His Kingdom by helping others who are broken and in need of help. The Lord laid it on Caleb’s heart to work with this generation of young people to help impact their life in a positive way. It’s Caleb’s desire to share his own experiences to teach our youth to reach their full potential through a healthy relationship with Christ.
Caleb comes from a big family where he has three sisters and three brothers, including an identical twin brother. Interestingly, he and his identical twin are both in worship leadership positions. Part of Caleb’s immediate family is a German Shepherd named “Gracie.”
When Caleb is not helping others, he enjoys leading worship, music, spending time outdoors, and watching documentaries. Most of all, he enjoys helping others to see and experience the love of Jesus.
Cody has served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for five years. As a member of the Armed Forces he served as a cook and a small team leader. At the start of 2018, he will be attending Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, GA in the Pastoral Ministries Leadership program.
He has previous experience working with youth by serving at vacation Bible school. He also worked for five years with youth, particularly pre-teens and younger, through various major retail programs.
Cody’s strong desire to work with and help the youth of today stems from his own childhood experiences. He claims he could have benefited from a program like Shepherds Hill Academy when he was growing up. Today, he will say it is a call from God to help those who have difficulties and to guide them like God has guided him to seek a better life.
Cody is an avid reader and loves to read almost anything within his reach. He does enjoy an occasional computer game, and he works out regularly with his wife.
Frank has been working with youth since 2014. It’s Frank’s mission to serve and honor God. He wants to serve God and has followed His path to Shepherds Hill Academy to continue working with the teens of this generation.
Frank is married to his wife Nicole Moore and he has one son and one daughter; Frank Moore ll (son) and Candace (daughter).
He enjoys mixed martial arts. He also enjoys coaching and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Josiah is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nonprofit Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA.
While he was growing up, Josiah was homeschooled through his high school years. He gained interest in working with youth and nonprofit ministry by serving with Camp Maranatha. Camp Maranatha is a faith-based nonprofit ministry in Georgia that provides summer and fall retreats for youth.
Josiah has always had the heart and the desire to help young men that are in trouble. He firmly believes the hope of our nation’s future rests in his generation. His aspiration is to help troubled youth in any way he can.
Taylor attended North Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia. He also attended Lanier Technical College within the Technical College System of Georgia. While attending Lanier Technical College for two years, he studied Computer Networking, Emergency Medical Technician – EMT Plus, and became Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR Certified.
Taylor has worked with youth since 2015. He wants to use his personal relationship with Christ to better influence the youth of today. It is his desire to make an impact in their young impressionable lives. He has had many trials and experiences during his own life time which he believes he can use to help reach teens struggling with the same issues.
In his spare time, Taylor enjoys going to the gym and believes in staying fit. He plays the guitar and currently uses his talent to lead worship twice a week.