THE WINGATE MEDICAL TEAM
Dale Christensen - M.D.
Dr. Christensen has been practicing emergency medicine for over 15 years and is currently a staff physician at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, UT. He joined our team in 2012 when one of his partners and mentors, Dr. Keith Hooker, a pioneer, long-time consultant, and promoter of wilderness therapy programs asked him to assume his role due to terminal illness. He is grateful for that opportunity.
In addition to WinGate, Dr. Christensen is a consultant/medical director to four other wilderness programs in Utah. His experience in emergency medicine qualifies him with a broad base of medical knowledge necessary to oversee the safety and health of WinGate students and staff. He lives in Springville, UT with his wife, Gaylene, and they have 4 children. His interests include fitness and weight loss consulting, snowboarding, Lake Powell, and general aviation.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
A.S. degree, Dixie State University
B.S.N. degree, Southern Utah University
M.S.N. degree, APRN Psychiatric, BC, University of Utah
Licensed APRN, State of Utah
Private Practice of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry (St. George, Utah) LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT. Charge RN Psychiatric, Adult and Child Psychiatric; Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, UT.
Aaron H. Cluff, DC, MC, ACMHC
Aaron has been working with adolescents and young adults for 17 years. He began his career, in Utah, working with substance dependence in a residential setting. He later relocated to California and continued working with troubled youth and their families as a therapist in a county SED (severely emotionally disturbed) program.
In 2009 Aaron first joined the Wingate team where he able to combine two of his passions: his love of nature and his desire to help others. He believes in the basic goodness of people and that everybody can make healthy changes. Establishing positive relationships with students and helping them increase their awareness are key elements to the success that he has enjoyed with students.
Aaron loves spending time in the outdoors and appreciates that healing effects that nature offers. He lives with his wife and family in Northern Arizona.