The Rocky Mountain Aquatics team

Dr. Lee Burnham, Director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Human Development and Rocky Mountain Aquatics has worked with families, schools and troubled teens for over 20 years. He is a licensed psychologist, a high school counselor, and is well known for his work with and success with teens who have needed help in getting their life on track.

Dr. Burnham has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and is currently a lead faculty member at the Utah Campus of the University of Phoenix in Mental Health Counseling as well as the University of Phoenix Online Doctor of Management and Business Administration programs.

He has served as Education and Family Life Commissioner in the PTA at both the state and local levels and has also been involved in community programs to provide meaningful programs to keep youth busy and engaged in positive activities. One of his major goals is to prevent problems rather than wait around for them to occur.

He has been an active scuba instructor since 1976. His original scuba certification was with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). His Advanced Open Water and first Instructor certification was with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Shortly after becoming a PADI Instructor he was asked several times to work with PADI to train other instructors working with Commander Jim Williams out of San Diego California. It was during this period of time that he was introduced to one of the original founders of PADI, Ed Brawley, who had formed his own organization called the Professional Diving Instructors College (PDIC). Lee was certified by Ed Brawley as a PDIC Instructor Trainer with the certification number he still holds today IT71. He believes that it is important to manage each scuba experience so that it is tailored to the specific needs, abilities and experiences of each individual student.


Jordan Gardner:   Jordan has just recently completed his Instructor Certification.   He has a wide range of scuba experiences starting at a young age on Scuba trips with his father. Jordan is comfortable in and knows the ocean environment. He has also toured much of the country on his bicycle and sometimes is a CrossFit “fanatic”. 


Trevor Thompson:   Trevor has an extensive experience in the aquatics environment as a swimmer and a lifeguard.  He spent a year working on Catalina Island where he taught snorkeling, sailing and coached the swim teach as well as acted as a life guard.  He is a great teacher and plans to start a Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy soon.   He is just inches away from becoming a certified scuba instructor. 


Andrew Lyon:   Andrew just recently graduated from the University of Utah and is working in the financial sector.   We are glad to capture some of his free time to work with our instruction program as he advances toward becoming a certified Instructor. 



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Rocky Mountain Center for Human Development
A major goal of the Rocky Mountain Center for Human Development is to provide individuals, communities and organizations with the information that will help them to create positive environments to foster continual learning and personal growth.

 

 

The Parenting Toolkit
The essential guide for effective parenting.

 

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