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Beartooth Men’s Counseling Staff

The Dedicated Team at Beartooth Men’s Counseling

At Beartooth Men’s Counseling, our certified staff shares a singular mission: empowering every young man to overcome mental health challenges and achieve his utmost potential. A team of exceptionally skilled individuals spearheads our counseling services and transitional life skills program. Whether a young man is under our counseling or behavioral therapy care, our staff is wholeheartedly committed to guiding each individual toward positive transformation. Through fostering positive behavior, instilling a strong work ethic, and shaping character through ‘Real Life Therapy’ and enriching activities, we are dedicated to helping each young man navigate a journey of personal growth and fulfillment.

Owner/Director – Thomas George

Thomas George director of Beartooth Men's Rehab

Tom George, Executive Director

  • Master of Arts Degree in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physiology
  • Certified Marriage Mentor
  • Certified Love and Logic Facilitator on raising kids responsibly
  • Family Life & Christian Moral/Virtue Formation Educator For Over 25 years
  • Served the Catholic Church in a Missionary Society as a lay missionary member for over twenty years.
  • Tom has also served as Director of Formation for families, preparing them for service in foreign missions.
  • Tom has directed a family life apostolate outreach for the Catholic community.
  • Served at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as a strength coach for the Olympic athletes.
  • Assistant coach at the University of Wyoming in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field.
  • Coached in boxing, judo, twenty-six-mile marathon, and lugar.
  • Tom also taught school at St. Joseph School in Beeville, Texas.

Tom is often a featured speaker at youth seminars and retreats. Speaking to young people from a Christian faith base, he talks about character formation, healthy relationships, substance abuse, and abstinence. Tom imparts moral truths in a way teens can easily understand and relate to. His gift to our struggling young adult men’s program is his example as a husband and father and a man of God. In this way, he can give the young men in our program a powerful example of Christian manhood. Through honest hard ranch work, Tom leads the young men to establish a work ethic that has helped many troubled men discover their true potential. The struggling men on the ranch look up to Tom and view him as a role model of a man of integrity who truly lives his faith in God.

Co-Director – Susan George

Susan George with Beartooth Men's Rehab

Co-Director, Susan George

  • Certified Christian Counselor
  • Certified Christian Life Coach
  • Certified In Equine Assisted  Therapy & Equine Assisted Learning
  • PSSP Certified Love and Logic Parenting Instructor
  • Certified Marriage Mentor
  • Family Life & Christian Moral/Virtue Formation Educator For Over 25 years
  • Natural Horsemanship Trainer
  • Home Schooling Mother of Twelve Children

Susan’s parents raised her and five siblings on this very ranch, so she knows what it means to work hard on a ranch! She grew up with a love and a natural gift for working with horses and imparted her insight into the horse’s mind to the young men. Susan is certified in Equine Assisted Therapy and learning by the founder of EAP & EAL, Greg Kersten.

Like her husband, Tom George, Susan is dedicated to living and teaching her Christian-Catholic faith in everything she does. She is a trained Family Life, Abstinence, Breakthrough Parenting, Relationship, and Communication Skills instructor. Susan is gifted at imparting a deeper understanding and respect for the gift of personal dignity to each of the young men who come to Beartooth Men’s Counseling. Susan teaches the Virtue Formation class weekly to all young men attending Beartooth Men’s Counseling. Her maternal and compassionate care for each of the young men in Beartooth Men’s Counseling comforts many of their mothers.

Previously Tom and Susan worked for over eight years as lay formation educators for a religious community. Tom and Susan were responsible for training the laity to prepare them to go out on the mission. They were also responsible for forming families and the family life apostolate outreach for the religious community. Tom and Susan are also Certified Marriage Mentors, Breakthrough Parenting Instructors, and Love and Logic Parenting Certified Trainers.

Ranch Manager & Vocational Educator – Mark Schneider

mark schneider with Beartooth Men's Rehab

Mark Schneider, Ranch Manager/Vocation Educator

Experienced mountain cowboy, farmer, and business owner/operator.

Mark is truly the vocational “rock” of Beartooth Men’s Counseling. His experience comes both from the classroom and from the field. Born and raised on the ranch, it is in his blood. From early morning feeding to late nights on a tractor, Mark knows how to work. He has to work, as the ranch’s success is on his shoulders, and he humbly carries the load. He quietly and patiently teaches the young men who come to Beartooth Men’s Counseling how to work; they see through him that work will make them happy. They learn the value of a job completed and find that it is only done when done right.

After the ranch-type work is completed, Mark might be found coaching the young men in boxing, which he has been doing since the age of eight. He is the proud father of two and devotes himself to his family. Mark’s vocational knowledge reaches beyond the ranch, and he can teach the young men many more trades. Having owned and operated a successful drywall business, Mark understands construction and the inner workings of a business. Through him, the young men have this knowledge and experience available to them as they make their career choices.

Dustin Brinks – Therapist/Life Coach

Dustin Brinks with Beartooth Men's Rehab

Dustin Brinks, Therapist/Life Coach

  • Bachelor of Science – Psychology – Black Hills State University 2009
  • Master of Science – Counseling & Human Resources – SDSU 2012
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor Wyoming
  • Coaching Experience – Motivational Interviewing with Goal Setting as an Emphasis
  • Love and Logic Facilitator
  • Years of experience with youth, troubled teens, and young adults.

Dustin has worked with countless individuals who have been indoctrinated into the mental health model, relying heavily on standardized methods and pharmaceuticals. Dustin says, “Finding that even our professional methodologies in Post-Modern psychology and counseling somewhat conflict with previous theories and assumptions which rely heavily on diagnoses and/or medication. I have experienced firsthand the body and mind’s ability to learn and form new neural connections, influencing or changing our chemical neurotransmission. The mind and body’s ability to change has made me believe in and pursue motivational, experiential, and postmodern behavior change theories.”

“Since I am trained to recognize and classify mental health disorders, this environment ensures each participant can receive, interpret, and be influenced by our current methodologies for growth and change. If, however, a participant needs a higher level of care, mental health counseling, psychological testing, or possibly psychiatric assistance, I am trained to recognize and source out such needs. Our approach at Beartooth Men’s Counseling is similar to Life-Coaching concepts. Our approach works predominantly on goal setting and assisting clients in overcoming the possible experiential obstacles/opportunities between self and reaching personal goals. Predominantly we focus on the “here and now” while assisting clients in forming their own personal goal-setting techniques, schedules, or time and tasks while finding their inner potential and path for success.”

Michael George – Equine Specialist

Michael George with Beartooth Men's Rehab

Michael George, Equine Specialist

Michael grew up on the George/ Schneider family ranch. I guess you could say ranching is in his blood! Michael has completed his Master Certification in Horse Training under Kenny McNabb, a nationally recognized horse trainer. Michael is a great horsemanship instructor to the young men at Beartooth Men’s Counseling. He is gifted at training horses and shares his love of horses and ranch work with all the young men. Michael’s Catholic faith is integral to everything he does as he leads other young men into a deeper spiritual life and a great work ethic. Michael makes every day in the saddle a powerful learning experience for the young men, translating into the life skills and true grit they will need to succeed in any endeavor they undertake after completing the Beartooth program.

Danny Canny – Director of the Carpentry Trades

Danny Canny with Beartooth Men's Rehab

Danny Canny, Director of the Carpentry Trades

Danny is a 3rd generation carpenter who grew up in his family’s construction company. He brings his passion for the trades and real-world experience to the guys to empower them and help them build lifelong skills. This can help set them up not only for work in the trades down the road but also to be good homeowners and feel confident in their own projects throughout life. Danny is excited to be able to blend his pursuits of carpentry and ministry here at Beartooth, where he can walk with these men as they come to know God and themselves more fully. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Catholic Distance University.



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