Through the use of individualized treatment plans, and a strong positive peer environment, your teen can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, sound eating habits and virtually save their lives. We strive to instill a positive way about thinking about one’s own body.
A New Day Academy has been my dream for about 15 years. As a practicing nurse for 20 years I have witnessed the full devastation that eating disorders have on our young women and I have also had first- hand experience with this disease.
Born and raised in Thompson Falls I have been blessed with the full beauty and healing aspects that only Montana can provide. At the young age of 14, I fell prey to an eating disorder; I was able to get help and become healthy again. Knowing how this disease first hand can control and ruin a young life I am a strong believer that with the right approach, including healthy boundaries and positive reinforcement, I can share my wealth of knowledge with our young women who are facing the same challenges and help them become whole again.
I received my RN degree from Northern Idaho in 1999 and followed that path specializing in mental health and dementia for most of my career. I was also able to work in the nurse’s station at the behavioral modification school where I found my true passion and compassion for the students, hence where the dream of A New Day Academy took off.
A New Day Academy provides a safe and fulfilling environment for all our young women who will eventually go on to lead fulfilling lives and become productive members of their community.
As a Montana native I have been blessed by so many aspects that only Montana small communities can provide. I have worked in various businesses throughout the community mostly including office management and respite care. I am a proud mom of 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren ranging from 1.5 and 6.5 years of age. When the opportunity to partner with Kim to open A New Day Academy apprised, I jumped! I am very excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community and our society by helping young women fulfill their dreams and reach their potential.
A New Day Academy to me is an opportunity for all who attend to have a new start, fresh with new outcomes and outlooks on life. I am blessed to be involved from the beginning stages of A New Day Academy, knowing that we will make a wonderful place that provides an invaluable experience for all our young women who attend.