Meet Our Staff
Monte & Rachael Hawkins
Monte’s professional background began in public education both as a teacher and as an administrator/principal for over 10 years. While Monte enjoyed learning and serving in the public school setting, he and Rachael often dreamed of opening a school together to promote not just academics, but principle based living as well. Rachael is a certified Life Coach and has enjoyed spending many years working with youth in various different settings, but has found her niche working with teenagers. It is both Monte’s and Rachael’s goal and vision to provide girls with the opportunity to succeed academically, emotionally and physically. They are so excited to see their dream come to reality as they help each student continue to grow, succeed, and prepare for a successful life in college, the workforce, in their future homes and families, and life in general.
Brandon Robinson is the Academy Director at Life Quest. He has worked at Quest for a few years now and has filled a lot of different roles. He spent all of his professional career working with teenagers. He spent time as a special education aide, then moved on to being the behavior specialist for the local school district. This gave him an opportunity to work with students, and train staff how to work with all sorts of different students. Life Quest is home and he has loved getting to work with the students here.
Devin comes to Life Quest Girls Academy with a diverse 14 year portfolio in marketing and sales. He started his career in newspaper and tourism advertising but after earning his Associates Degree in Digital Media and his Bachelors Degree in Business Management & Marketing, he moved into digital marketing where he has created and built a digital presence for dozens of businesses and organizations. We are excited to have his experience and exptertise on our staff here at Life Quest.
Tyanna has worked at Life Quest for three and a half years. Her favorite thing about working at Life Quest is building relationships with all the students that walk through the doors. These relationships are something she will cherish forever.
She is a senior at Southern Utah University, studying Strategic Communications. She is from Beaver, Utah and was raised on a farm. She enjoys riding horses, camping, and spending time with friends and family. She loves to travel, try new food, and of course, go to the beach. She has played piano for eleven years and has played the cello for fifteen years.
Caitlyn has worked at Life Quest for almost two years. One year as a student mentor and one year as the kitchen supervisor. Her favorite thing about Life Quest is building relationships with the girls no matter how small. She loves finding little things in common with each of them and seeing them progress in all that they do.
Heather Myers was born and raised in Beaver, Utah. She married her high school sweetheart in 1985. In addition to Beaver, Heather has lived in Salt Lake City, Paradise, CA, Cedar City, Louisville, KY, and Santa Clara, UT. She is the mother to four adult children and 10 grandchildren. Heather loves being a wife, mother, granny, and nurse. She loves to read, watch baseball at all levels, cook, bake, and walk for exercise. Heather went to nursing school right after she graduated from high school. She graduated from Weber State University with her Associate Degree RN in 1988. She later went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and then her Master Degree in Nursing Education. She is experienced in medical, surgical, cardiac, home health and her love and passion, hospice nursing. She has found a new love and passion here at Life Quest. She loves Life Quest Girl’s Academy and taking an interest in the student’s over all physical and mental health.
Culinary Assistant Supervisor
Ali loves cooking and mentoring the girls in the kitchen! Cooking and baking is her ‘love language’ and she always finds an excuse to bake those comfort foods the girls love!
Ali loves all things food, trying new recipes, photographing food, and teaching the girls how to cook. She has created more than ten recipe books and published other educational materials. She is a mom of four kids, loves gardening, reading, spending time with her family and if she could have her wish she would travel the world and try every cuisine.
Kalley has worked at Life Quest for one year. My favorite thing about Life Quest is watching these girls find things they are interested in and helping to facilitate ways for them to do them. She also loves when they are proud of themselves for doing well in school.
Kalley grew up in a small town outside of Spanish Fork, Utah on her parent’s farm. A lot of Her childhood was at my Grandparent’s Dairy Farm, and that is why she has a passion for Agriculture. She was given many opportunities to try new things growing up, and her parents did nothing but support her and help make it happen. She is also the middle child of three girls. Outside of her love for agriculture, she loves photography. She enjoys Western Photography and the creative freedom that comes with it.
Hi, my name is Anna Leake. I’m originally from Phoenix. I am an Early Childhood Education major in school. Some of my hobbies include photography, singing and playing video games. My favorite part about working at Life Quest is getting to observe how the girls are growing academically and socially. Last year I was working at a high school, so it is exciting to work with students around that age again.