This blog is dedicated to "The Children Left Behind." We will not rest until the safety of our children and those that are entrusted with their mental health care are held accountable for abusing the children's God given rights, those rights upheld by our constitution, and those that have been complicit in obfuscating the truth!

Friday, November 29, 2013



Brian Vaifanua 
HURRICANE, UTAH - How does the likes of Brian Vaifanua become the basketball coach and athletic director of Hurricane High School? Apparently, he is not the "Lone Ranger." If reports ring true and Mr. Vaifanua was indeed fired, how long did the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools take to render such a decision? Were they not apprised of Mr. Vaifanua's background?  Questions need to be answered by whomever hired Mr. Vaifanua, their vetting process for hiring, and whether Mr. Vaifanua disclosed his past.

Mr. Jody Rich is the current Principal... "Mr. Rich... what is your professional take? Nepotism? Ineptitude? Negligence?"

Is this the Mr. Jody Rich that heralds from Diamond Ranch Academy?

By the end of August 2013, congratulations were extended to the new coach of Hurricane High School, Mr. Todd Langston. On November 5, 2013, the Deseret News reported twenty-two teams for the 2013-2014 basketball season will have new coaches.

What one will not find in the Deseret News, is an answer as to, "Why was Mr. Vaifanuua  fired? Or, was he allowed to resign?"  It is doubtful whether this would be reported on FOX 13 NEWS KSTU as family is employed at FOX. Not to mention having friends with the last name of Lichfield... Ring any bells?

A survivor of Paradise Cove reported on Reddit TroubledTeens that Mr. Rich confirmed Mr. Vaifanua had indeed been fired (via a telephone call to him on November 27, 2013-- near three months later).
He wrote, "I got a phone call today from Jody rich the principal of hurricane high school confirming that basketball coach Brian vaifanua the sick bastard that ran paradise cove a teen torture camp in Western Samoa that hog tied and beat at least a thousand of us "troubled teens" has official confirmied he has been fired thanks to the work of me and the other guys that were imprisoned there."
Another question:  With all these connections, how did the Board of Education pull this off?  In Southern Utah, no less.

It appears Mr. Vaifanua's 'connections' to the horrific Troubled Teen Industry are quite numerous, including extended family, friends, and colleagues (Duane Lee, brother-in-law and former Director of Paradise Cove).

Mr. Vaifanua, heralds as the former owner and director of the noted abusive Paradise Cove facility in Western Samoa (under the former WWASPS that was headquartered in St. George, Utah).  Paradise Cove was closed by the Samoan government for credible allegations of child abuse - no thanks to the US who just issued a warning to US parents. Question? Why were there no indictments of Mr. Vaifanua and the lot of them? The DOJ states it was Samoa and they had no jurisdiction.  However, these children were US citizens, abused under Mr. Vaifanua's (a US citizen of Samoan heritage) care, according to reports. Instead, Mr. Vaifanua was free to do a stint as the Director of Midwest Academy in Iowa.


It appears Mr. Vaifanua was not alone in seeking employment with children after the closing of a teen facility such as Paradise Cove... He has plenty of company, which borders on absurdity.

Dace Goulding, co-owner of the former abusive Darrington Academy, was also listed as an owner of Casa by the Sea in Mexico, which was shut down for child abuse allegations. In addition, Goulding was involved with High Impact in Mexico, which was shut down for child abuse allegations. Darrington Academy was shuttered amidst child abuse allegations. It appears Mr. Goulding gets around, as it is reported that he, too, worked at Paradise Cove (Mr.Vaifanua/Mr. Goulding connection). According to school records, Mr. Goulding is now in the employ of Desert Hills Middle School as a Social Studies teacher and coach.

Another character was Richard Darrington, co-owner of the former Darrington Academy in Georgia, along with Mr. Goulding. Mr. Darrington was arrested in 2009 for aggravated battery, invasion of privacy, and first degree cruelty to children.

Mr. Darrington (holding only a substitute teaching license in Nevada), sought employment at Whittell High School and was hired as the Dean of Students. Until, Whittell H.S. found existing battery charges and a "9 count indictment" against Mr. Darrington (and three colleagues) that was awaiting him in Georgia. Nevada revoked his substitute teaching license.

Update: October 2013 charges brought in the indictment of Mr. Darrington in Georgia were dropped... "nolle prosequi"... why?

In 2011, Mr. Darrington's three colleagues entered into a negotiated guilty plea relating to charges of first degree cruelty to children and invasion of privacy.

Obviously, being part of the "9 count indictment" was not enough to keep him in Georgia.

Why not start an association for alleged abusers?  There appear to be several possible applicants.

Perhaps, Mr. Viafanua will end up at Diamond Ranch Academy.

More important questions... Where are they now? Why are they not forbidden to be around children?

Why are they not in jail, along with the entire WWASPS predators and creators, like the Lichfield family?

It is simple: Money, power, politics, corruption, and a majority of those in the governing body in Washington that could care less about the quality of life and rights of our children--unless... it is their offspring.

Note:  Jilliestake reached out to the below entities for this article to no avail on November 27, 2013.  Jilliestake welcomes their comments.

The School Board of Washington County could not be reached for comment and/or confirmation. There was no answer.

Hurricane High School could not be reached for comment and/or confirmation. A recorded message:  "Due to the apparently high volume of calls..."



Reddit Troubled Teens:
Note: Quote left in tact with grammatical errors for authenticity.

Desert News:

Hurricane High School:
"Congratulations to Todd Langston the new head coach of the Hurricane Tiger boys basketball team."

WWASPS - World Wide Association of Specialty Schools:

Utah Washington County School District:

Hurricane High School, Hurricane, Utah:

Mr.  Jody Rich: Named Principal of Hurricane High School the summer of 2012:

Diamond Ranch Academy: Re  A Jody Rich Consultant/Counselor - update:

Mr. Dace Goulding:

Blog error edited... apologies. "Ms." Rich was corrected to "Mr." Rich.
Article updated.

Friday, November 1, 2013




HURRICANE, UTAH - 11-01-2013
Recently, there have been several inquiries and testaments from parents regarding placement of their children in various facilities across the U.S.  Diamond Ranch Academy (DRA) is one such facility, as there have been numerous Internet postings alleging a recent death of a child at DRA.
The State of Utah's DHS Licensing Division has confirmed that approximately six weeks ago, there was another child's death at Diamond Ranch Academy.  This time, a young boy (name withheld out of respect for the young man and his family), perished after completing a suicide attempt.
Since prior postings have alluded to or described his suicide attempt, it has been confirmed by a Utah State Official that his precious life ended in a shower, hanging from a belt attached to a shower rod.
According to the State, the police and DHS investigations are near closure.  DHS recommended
corrective action at DRA, which has taken place.  One corrective act  was installing collapsible shower rods and shower heads, so that they remain innocuous.
Excuse:  "The staff gets complacent." Another word for negligent.
A State source conveyed, "the child that completed  his suicide attempt was taken off suicide watch by the tending Psychiatrist/Psychologist two days before."  Negligence?
Question:  Why was a suicidal child at DRA to begin with?  Why was he not transferred to a Mental Health facility?
DHS stated that their county receives "on average,  one call a year relating to a child's suicide."
Since the investigation is near finalized,  whether charges shall be filed remain to be determined. 
Another quote from a State Official, who was very professional and kind, yet seemingly naive, "DRA is one of the better ones. I believe they can make a difference with these children."
Jilliestake response:  
DRA surely did "make a difference." 
"We are different - by design" -  as in shower rods and shower heads?  
DRA appears in dire need of a fresh marketing campaign to bounce back from apparent, egregious negligence. One imagines, DRA  and its adjunct mental health care providers,  pray the death of this young man is kept "under wraps."
But, hey, they can always count on Dr. Drew Pinsky (aka Dr. Drew) for a stellar recommendation.
Quoted  from the DRA website, "As seen On Dr. Phil's Life Changers"

"I don't make this recommendation casually;
this is from years of experience in dealing
with people with behavioral problems.."


It is more than evident, that the laws in Utah and across the country regarding Teen Residential Treatment Facilities, Wilderness Programs, and the like,  must change to protect our young.

There is no accountability.

Educational Consultants that send children and youths to these facilites, still do not fathom that they are mandated reporters.

This is not the first child's life that was lost or destroyed, nor will it be the last, if there is no accountability or humanity.


As advocates for children, DRA is not recommended for placement.







In all fairness to  Dr. Drew Pinsky, Josh Shipp also arranged for a teenager to attend DRA on his former show, "Teen Trouble."

According to Diamond Ranch Academy's website, they are a licensed youth "residential treatment center."


Rob and Sherri Dias
Utah administrative code for Licensed treatment facilities.
 Definition of a licensed residential treatment center in Utah.


Hurricane, Utah Police Department