All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
Summit Achievement is proud to announce that there has been a change in ownership. Nichol Ernst and Anson McNulty, two longstanding employees with over 30 years of combined experience working at Summit, have taken on an ownership stake in Summit Achievement. Together with Dr. Will White (co-founder), Nichol Ernst and Anson McNulty are the sole owners of Summit Achievement and the three will serve as the Board of Directors. They are committed to the value of having a small, independently owned and operated program with all owners active in programming and available on site. Summit is proud of this transition and feels honored that the company will remain in the hands of key employees moving forward.
Anson McNulty, BA has been working at Summit Achievement since 2001, he started as a field guide and has spent the last 17 years of his life helping Summit continue to thrive. He has been Logistics Coordinator, Field Director, Program Director and currently serves as the Operations Director.
Nichol Ernst, LCSW has been working at Summit Achievement since 2003 and started as a field guide as well. After years at Summit, Nichol went back to school in 2006 and received his MSW. He returned to Summit in 2008 where he served as a primary therapist. Currently he is the Executive and Clinical Director and a primary therapist.
Dr. Will White, LCSW, LADC is a co-founder of Summit Achievement and has been working here since 1996. He spent many years as a primary therapist and Clinical Director, as well as the CEO. Moving forward, he will focus more on his roles as Director of Outreach and Business Development.
Summit Achievement is proud of its legacy that began with the founders in 1996 as the original hybrid wilderness therapy program. The new ownership team is grateful to Chris Mays, the late Adam Tsapis (and his family), Candide Kane and Andrew Richardson for their support of this transition.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principals. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.