Stephanie Skinner, PhD

University of Northern Carolina, Greensboro


I was born in Utah and lived there until I was six. Then, I moved to Alaska, where I lived until I was 18. As a kid, I wanted to be part of the FBI because I liked the idea of catching bad guys! I became interested in healthcare after someone I know was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Since that moment, I’ve been interested in implementing early intervention programs to prevent people from suffering from symptoms before a diagnosis. I was attracted to Mountain Park because I wanted to work in a community center in Arizona.

I come from a big family. I have eight siblings to be exact, and I call them all my best friends. I’ve been married for six years, and I have a 5-month old puppy named Wyatt.

Most people might not know that my dad was an adventurer. He climbed Denali-Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America.

During my free time, I enjoy caving, hanging out with family, and self-care activities like massages. I am an optimistic person, and I always like to see the best in people.