Troy Abplanalp Admissions Coordinator Oxbow Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Weber State University. Troy worked as a sales manager while going to college and enjoyed working with people. With that sales position, Troy was able to purchase a home and graduate college without any student debt. Troy enjoys building relationships and has found that working in admissions is a way to help people or families who have children struggling behaviorally / emotionally. He has had experience working in admission for Care Schools of Utah, Provo Rehab and Nursing and Therapia Addiction Healing Center.
Troy has worked in youth corrections and law enforcement. He has also been a family coach and youth mentor. Troy has experience working with adolescents and adults with mental health issues. One of the main mental health issues for both adults and youth is addiction.
Troy believes that people, youth in particular, can heal and make life changes. He has often seen that the Juvenile Justice system is overburdened and ineffective. Some of the issues with the Juvenile Justice System is the “warehousing” of youth VS treatment and evidence-based therapy.
That is part of why Troy enjoys working with parents. Many of the parents that Troy comes into contact with are in crisis. They are struggling with the behavior of one or more of their children. Most parents do not know what to do.
As Admissions Coordinator at Oxbow Academy, Troy is able to take a load off the parents’ shoulders. Witnessing the parents’ relief is one of the most rewarding parts of his job.
Troy prides himself on his integrity. To him, having integrity means doing things the right way whether or not someone is looking. He also values his strong work ethic, being honest, loyal, and accomplishing tasks on time or early.
- Bachelor of Arts from Weber State University
- Current First Aid and CPR Certification
- Previously held Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification
- Working out,
- Reading and
- Being with family.