Pacific Quest Welcomes Todd Ransdell as the Young Adult Program Director

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Pacific Quest wilderness therapy program is pleased to welcome Todd Ransdell as the new Young Adult Program Director at Reeds Bay.

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Todd’s warmth, passion and ability to carefully navigate challenging situations with patience and sensitivity will serve Pacific Quest families well. We are delighted to welcome Todd to our team!

Pacific Quest, an outdoor therapy program in Hawaii, is pleased to welcome Todd Ransdell as the Young Adult Program Director at the historical Reeds Bay in Hilo. In his new role, Todd is responsible for supervision of the young adult program, personnel management, and assistance with outreach coordination. Other responsibilities will include co-development and quality assurance of supervisory roles, ensuring follow through of behavioral treatment plans as well as collaborating with both clinical and wellness departments. Todd’s expertise will be invaluable in overseeing program policies and procedures, curriculum implementation, and providing performance evaluations for the supervisor team.

Todd’s background in outdoor therapy began in 2003 where he worked for SUWS of the Carolinas, a nationally respected wilderness therapy program for adolescents. After four years, Todd played a key role in opening a young adult program – Four Circles Recovery Center – where he served as Field Director for six years. After hearing about Pacific Quest, he became interested in joining the team and is now happy to be serving as Program Director of the Young Adult program in Reeds Bay. Todd brings many years of experience working with the young adult population and intends to help facilitate a meaningful, safe program.

In his spare time, Todd enjoys hiking, swimming in the ocean, organic gardening, and reading among many other activities. His favorite activity is spending time with his wife and sons.

Pacific Quest wilderness therapy program has established an exceptional team of highly-respected professionals to assist families in need. Mike McKinney, co-founder, adds, "Todd’s warmth, passion and ability to carefully navigate challenging situations with patience and sensitivity will serve Pacific Quest families well. We are delighted to welcome Todd to our team!”

About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.

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