An Experienced, Compassionate Team

Out staff at Reflections Academy are 100% devoted to the health and well-being of your struggling teenage girl. With years of combined experience and knowledge, you can rest assured that your girl will be in good hands the moment she steps on campus.

Mickey Manning, M.A., M.S., LCPC

Executive Director

"I love my work, and I am quite passionate about assisting teens to deal with emotional struggles, and working with their parents to help them rebuild family relationships."

Mickey Manning is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Montana, and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Therapy.  She has over 40 years of experience working with teenagers.

Mickey has enjoyed working in the therapeutic boarding school field for over 12 years. Before becoming involved in the field, she worked as a licensed teacher for many years, with an M.A. in Educational Administration, and teacher certification in the states of California and Montana. She also retains a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in the field of autism.


Kimberly Sparks, LCPC


"Having worked with adolescents over the last 20 years, I’ve learned that life can easily become overwhelming and frustrating for so many of our youth. I’ve found a passion for working with troubled teens with the hope of healing and empowering them in creating new and healthy patterns, behaviors and boundaries in their lives. My goal is to assist in changing the self-negating thoughts and belief systems, improve dynamics within the family system and help adolescents manage success within themselves."



Kimberly Pardee

Office Manager

"I have lived in Montana all of my life. I enjoy being outside and playing sports. I did attend college in Dillon where I was given a full ride scholarship to play basketball. I also enjoy playing golf, razor ridding, and hiking. Working at Reflections is going to allow me to accomplish helping and watching some very talented girls succeed."


Karla Padden

Certified Teacher

Karla Padden is a small-town Montana girl, who is all about family, nature, God, and the good life! She and her husband, Doug, have been married for 30 years, and have raised 3 beautiful daughters. Mrs. Padden’s career life has been centered around teaching Jr. High and High School math, coaching girls’ basketball, and working on the family farm. Karla was also a staff member of the Alternative Learning Center at Thompson Falls High School, where she monitored and administrated online classes, and tutored students in a variety of subjects.


Karli Thomas

Certified Teacher (Summer)

“I grew up in Thompson Falls and made my way back after attending college at Montana State University in Bozeman. I love it here! I have been a public school teacher for four years and enjoy spending my summers working with the girls of Reflections Academy. In my free time, I spend as much time as possible on the river with my husband and our two dogs.”


Alexis Laird

House Mom

“I have always loved working with children. From providing child care, to working with developmentally disabled and now Reflections Academy. I am excited for the journey God is taking my family and I on. I am married, and between my husband and I we have 9 children. In my spare time I'm almost always with my children having movie night, kayaking, or doing some kind of activity together. I honestly believe that God has placed me here for a purpose. I am so happy that I get to help these young women become strong and independent as they go out into the world with the proper tools to succeed at anything they put their minds to.”


Kristy Beaty

Direct Care Staff

"I have worked in schools for 30 years, with 10 of the last years working with teens in a theraputic school based program. I have been married for 37 years and have 2 great children and one grandson. I am very happy to be working at Reflections and love working with teens in a compassionate and positive way. I enjoy cooking and gardening and would love to help you daughters with these skills along with other life skills." 


Joy Vold

Direct Care Staff

"I have lived in Montana for over 15 years and I love it here.  I have two beautiful children who keep me on my toes and I learn something new from them daily.  I can honestly say that one of my biggest passions in life is working with troubled teens. I have been working and helping teens for 12+ years.  I have ventured off to other things but I am always drawn back to this work.  I love what I do and I am grateful to be able to say that because some people can’t.  I love being a part of and assisting in their journey to self-discovery it is one of the most rewarding experiences."


Courtney O’Connor

Direct Care Staff

"I was raised in Thompson Falls. After completing high school, I left Montana to take my own journey through life. Only to realize I belonged here all along. Graduating a treatment program myself, I am honored and blessed to be able to mentor/coach young girls on a more personal level. It is so delightful to watch each individual grow and transform into such beautiful, strong, independent women. I believe that is the most rewarding part of this job. God has a special plan for each and everyone of us, and I feel so blessed being able to say that this is mine. "


Kim Braley

Night Staff

"I  grew up in Livingston, Montana, and graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman in 2013. After working 4 years in rural healthcare and critical access hospitals, my journey took my out of Montana and across the country.  I'm very happy to be back home and helping others grow in this beautiful place I call home. In my spare time I enjoy everything the mountains have to offer; hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, and anything outdoors."

Kristen McKalson

Parent Liaison

"Having the experience of being a program mom has given me an incredible desire to come alongside parents who are just beginning their journey. Providing support and encouragement to parents as they build awareness about themselves and their family dynamics fuels my desire to see families be restored and given a fresh start. My faith and trust in God became my anchor as I persevered through my own journey and continues to be what guides me as Parent Liaison. It is a blessing to be a part of the process of hope and healing to families as they grow through our program experiences. While I work remotely from my home in California, I travel to Montana several times a year and truly believe it is a place of great healing!"


Hawk Fratzke


"I have lived in Montana for the past 15+ years. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, and anything else outdoors. I have been working in this field for the past 4 years and enjoy helping teens grow and turn around their lives."