John Buckner grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado but calls almost anywhere in the inter-mountain west home. John has worked in the helping profession for over a decade. He has worked as a Mentor at a residential treatment facility, a Service Coordinator at a geriatrics community center, a Coach at a crisis center, a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist for the state of Idaho, a Milieu Director at an inpatient facility, and as a therapist at a residential treatment center and in private practice. His life mission is to bring health, peace, and strength to others by helping people know themselves, choose themselves and be themselves.
He received his Associates degree at Snow College and his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University (SUU). While at SUU, he was honored by his professors with the Applied Psychology award which he was given for his research and volunteer service at a local crisis center. He went on to get his Master’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) in Marriage and Family Therapy.
At ULM he was elected by his fellow classmates to be president of Delta Kappa honor society, and also won several awards for his research. In his free time John loves spending time with his wife and four kids; and playing in the great outdoors where he reminisces of his days as an Eagle Scout. He loves to workout, but more particularly delights in the challenge and personal growth aspects that CrossFit provides. Furthermore, John enjoys running 5K races, reading great books, and having intellectual conversations.