Our Team

Our team is dedicated to helping your family find the right placement for your child. We have years of experience in this industry and have the knowledge to help you find a place that fits your needs.

  • Brooke Judkins
    Brooke Judkins
    Educational Consultant
  • Shawn Farrell
    Shawn Farrell
    Educational Consultant, Partner
  • Martha Moses
    Martha Moses
    Educational Consultant, Partner
Brooke Judkins
Educational Consultant

With over 14 years of experience as a therapist, Brooke Judkins provides comprehensive clinical support for students and families. In the therapeutic process her approach integrates attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, developmental theory, and structural and experiential family therapy. Brooke’s experience in a variety of therapeutic settings—outpatient, wilderness, and residential—allows her to meet parents and families at their current level of functioning, and help them move forward on a path towards greater health and satisfaction. She believes that with the proper supports, individuals and families have the capacity to become more resilient and balanced.

Brooke is devoted to helping clients improve their personal well-being and intimate relationships, especially in the role of being a parent. Her education in Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) and a Ph.D. in Child & Family Studies, both from the University of Tennessee, created the foundation from which her clinical expertise has continued to grow.    

Brooke’s work focuses on supporting parents from conception through launching young adult children. She offers counseling for parents struggling with high-needs children from the ages of 10 through young adulthood (including transitions home from a wilderness or residential program).  

Shawn Farrell
Educational Consultant, Partner

Shawn Farrell joined Martha Moses in 2018. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education, Shawn brings 22 years of therapeutic wilderness programming experience. For 10 years, Shawn served as the Executive Director of a wilderness therapy program in Western North Carolina. As CEO he cultivated the mentorship and development of 140 staff team members, helping many to accomplish their dreams of graduate school, school development, and professional growth. Shawn’s experience as an educator, program director, and CEO is rooted in his passion for leading students and families on a journey toward self-awareness, growth, and educational achievement.

Through his varied roles as a high school English teacher, coach, tutor, mentor and guide Shawn thrives on facilitation and engaging directly with students and families. He guides exceptional parenting workshops, teaches family communication skills, and leads by open dialogue. Shawn’s hands-on approach helps students and their families succeed through a process of self-discovery and exploration. He encourages students to ask questions, to think deeply, and to celebrate their own unique journey. By truly listening to families and facilitating a dialogue, Shawn helps open the door to long-lasting social, academic, and family success, as well as a healthy sense of self for every student.

 

Throughout his career, Shawn has remained devoted to the unique needs of every family. His ability to connect and establish a dialogue with students and families is truly special. Shawn offers a holistic approach to educational counseling specializing in wilderness programs, the power of resilience, development of empathy in adolescents, and the role of technology in the lives of middle school students.   

Martha Moses
Educational Consultant, Partner

Martha Moses (Certified Educational Planner) has guided thousands of students and families over the course of her decades-long career in education. Since 1966, she has served in various roles as a teacher, counselor, school director, college lecturer, and curriculum coordinator. Over the past 30 years, Martha has worked as a private counselor, providing comprehensive educational planning tailored to the unique circumstances of each student.

Martha received her bachelor’s degree in humanities from Emory University in Atlanta and her master’s degree in English and education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also completed post-master’s degree work in guidance and counseling.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) where she served on the national board as vice-president for conferences and as the special needs liaison to the Ethics committee, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and many local community and civic organizations.

Martha is uniquely dedicated to every student and family who seeks her guidance. Over many decades, multi-generations of families have returned to Martha because of the transformative impact that her commitment has had on their lives. Martha will work tirelessly on behalf of your family, helping every student to clarify their dreams and realize their potential.  

Martha’s breadth of services spans the college search and application process, local and boarding school placement, evaluations and tests, and the placement of children with special needs. Alongside Shawn Farrell and Brooke Judkins (Ph.D., LPC), Martha supports a diversity of educational counseling needs at the elementary, secondary, college, and graduate school level.