The Admissions Team is here to answer the most in-depth questions. As the front line of the professional team, New Vision Wilderness Admissions Counselors aid in the important decision of pinpointing the right fit for the teen. A parent should seek guidance by the knowledgeable Admissions Team while this challenging decision is being made.
John McMillon, MS, is the Admissions Director at First Light Wilderness Therapy in Clayton, Georgia. His primary focus is developing relationships within the therapeutic community and ensuring that referral partners understand which individuals are clinically appropriate for our program.
McMillon graduated from Georgia Southwestern College and received a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University. He came to First Light as a respected mental health professional and administrator. He is dedicated to being a strong contributing member of the team and to assisting families and young people as they strive to grow and heal.
As a mental health professional, McMillon enjoys being part of a strong clinical team that is dedicated to individual and generational healing. In his spare time, McMillon likes to teach college and spend time with his wife and his adult children.
For over a decade, Patrick has helped adolescents and their families find solutions in times of crisis. He began his career in wilderness therapy with the acclimation of new students into their respective wilderness programs and has since then expanded in to Admissions Director, Program Director and Executive Director roles. In addition to Wilderness Therapy, Patrick has also worked in Admissions for a therapeutic boarding school and was a founding member at two treatment programs for at-risk teens. Patrick is a proud graduate of Ohio University. He is an accomplished upright and electric bass player as well . In his off-time you will often find him in the outdoors with his wife hiking, kayaking and skiing with their dog, Tennessee. When not playing outside, Patrick enjoys playing music, cooking and painting.
Daryn started her work with therapeutic programs in 2006 after six years in the United States Navy and a year of independent humanitarian work in Zimbabwe. Since then, Daryn co-founded and co-ran a learning differences day school, was the team leader in a wilderness program, was the program director for a young adult transition program, and, most recently, the Admissions Director at a Discovery Ranch for Girls.
Daryn’s knowledge of wilderness therapy and experience in other therapeutic environments allows her to connect quickly with parents and provide a sense of calmness to the process.
Daryn graduated from Seattle University, a social justice institution, with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. She is committed to creating an environment for our clients and families where people of all backgrounds and identities feel respected, honored, and safe. Daryn is currently working on her master’s degree in business at Southern Utah University. She spends her free time with her husband, two young sons, and their two dogs rock climbing, skiing, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, cycling, reading, and traveling.
"We are thrilled to have Daryn join our team at New Vision Wilderness in Oregon. She brings a wealth of experience, energy, and passion that will help connect families to our program." - Andrew Scott, Executive Director
Rebecca Doyle, LCSW
Rebecca is a licensed clinical social worker based out of Chicago, IL. She holds a bachelor’s in Human Development & Family Studies from The University of Illinois, a master’s in Social Work from The University of Chicago, and has earned a certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center in Boston, MA. Throughout her career Rebecca has served in various roles as a medical social worker, pediatric therapist, administrator, and leader. Rebecca has a heart for innovation, creative program development, trauma education, and supporting human healing and wellness in any way she can. In her free time she loves taking in music, theatre, and dance performances of all kinds in her beloved city of Chicago. Her most favorite place in nature is anywhere with sunshine, sand, and water. During warmer months you can find her spending time on the various beaches of Lake Michigan dreaming big, relishing in friendships, and enjoying special moments with her young son.
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