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Sandy & Scott trainers
Peak Experience Training Facilitators
 Dr. Scott and Dr. Sandy
Peak Experience Training provides powerful, effective and exciting training programs.  We offer innovative, hands-on training for direct care staff and therapists that is guaranteed to enhance performance and professionalism in the workplace.  Our staff of trainers have over 100 years of combined clinical experience.


Faculty Dr Scott Bandoroff Psychologist

Dr. Scott Bandoroff

Scott Bandoroff, Ph.D. is a Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the use of adventure therapy for the treatment of teens and families. In addition to his clinical work in his private practice in Ashland, Oregon, he has served as an internship training director, clinical supervisor, consultant and trainer.

Faculty Leader Dr Sandy Newes Psychologist

Dr. Sandy Newes

Sandy Newes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Asheville, NC. She has over 25 years of clinical experience, and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, relationship struggles, substance abuse, and ADHD. She is a former Chair of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) and spent a number of years heavily involved with AEE, as well as NATSAP and the Outdoor Behavioral Health Council.

Faculty Member Kathleen B Azab Ms Therapist

Kathleen B. Azab, MS, MSW

Kathleen is a therapist with over twenty years experience using movement and somatic experience to work with children, adolescents and adults. Kathleen began her professional career working inpatient psychiatric for children while completing her first Masters degree in Dance Movement Therapy, from California State University, East Bay. Kathleen completed a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University in 2013. Her clinical work combines a deep understanding of attachment theory, neurobiology, developmental theory and trauma informed practice within a social justice framework.

Katie Asmus, MA, LPC

Katie is a Body-Centered Psychotherapist and Educator. With 25 years experience working in the wilderness, and 20 years as a clinician working with a variety of populations, Katie has spent a great deal of her career bridging the two in the field of Wilderness Therapy. After realizing the prevalence of trauma in our society, Katie focused her graduate studies and thesis work on body-centered modalities for working with trauma in the wilderness, bringing this work to the fields of Adventure Education and Wilderness Therapy. She has presented nationally for over 15 years on this topic, and has published a journal article entitled, “Emotional Risk Management: Identifying and Working with Emotional Trauma in the Wilderness Setting through Body Centered Interventions”. Katie was also part of the creation and facilitation of the first Clinical First Responder Course offered at Naropa University in 2004.