The Way to Wilderness 2020

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The Way to Wilderness Auction
2020 Vision
October 9, 2020

Early reservations are OPEN for table sponsors and donors. Email us for additional information.

Keynote Speakers
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Derek Daley, SUDC

Derek is a co-founder of Legacy Outdoor Adventures and Juniper Canyon and is a seasoned professional in the field, with 18 years of experience in the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare industry. Derek was the recipient of the 2017 Utah Community Service award for his nonprofit work.

Derek presents nationally at Universities and conferences in an effort to raise awareness about the power of wilderness and to address the root causes of abuse and trauma. Derek began his career in the therapy industry facilitating personal growth experiences as a guide in the mountains and deserts of southern Utah. Over the next decade, Derek compiled over 1,000 nights in the field teaching, mentoring and supervising the facilitation of change.

“Working with individuals to create powerful and sustainable life transformations is my passion. Over the years I have witnessed the influencing power of nature many times and I want to share that power with others” -Derek
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Brett Talbot, PHD

Dr. Brett Talbot, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Videra Health, a digital health technology company focused on applications of Artificial-Intelligence and Machine Learning in telehealth (e.g. telemedicine, telemental health, telebehavioral health, telepsychiatry, etc.), virtual check-ins, and remote patient monitoring and evaluation.

Prior, Dr. Talbot was a Chief Clinical Officer, an Executive Clinical Director, and a Senior Director of Research and Quality, for residential group practices and healthcare organizations.

Brett is certified in both Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Healthcare Management. Administratively, he specializes in program development, performance improvement, quality assurance, and risk management. Clinically, he specializes in working with treatment teams and youth who are treatment-resistant and requiring specialized services (e.g. Stabilization, Testing/Assessment, substance abuse programming, Neuro/bio-feedback, etc.).

Brett's research has focused on program design for adolescent wilderness and residential treatment programs, emphasizing the effective integration of the family into treatment; and family functioning related to adolescent and young adult health risk behaviors. Brett also has experience in several settings such as Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital adolescent disordered eating, DeBakey VA Hospital, Behavioral Consultants/Methodist Hospital, and several college counseling centers.

Brett is a faculty member at Utah Valley University. Brett is fun and easy to talk to. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, camping, backpacking, fly fishing, and anything that gets him out into nature. Brett is married and has 3 children.
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