R. Stryder Hurd

Assistant Campus Director - Sandstone campus


  • Pine View High School
  • Studied at Dixie State College
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Professional Work Experience

  • Region Manager Southern Utah and Nevada ( Marble Factory)
  • Youth Development Counselor (Diamond Ranch Academy)
  • Staff Supervisor, Stone Ridge ( Diamond Ranch Academy)
  • Re-Focus Initiative Group Leader
  • Assistant Campus Director, Sandstone ( Diamond Ranch Academy)


I have lived in St. George for most of my life, and I love it here. With the great year round weather, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, doing outdoor activities such as boating, camping, and fishing. I have always had a passion for competitive sports. I played basketball and football in high school.  I have played football at the semi-pro level. I will even play softball every once in a great while. I am an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and I am the Head Coach of the Sandstone Basketball Team. It has been an amazing opportunity coaching these youth, and I am eager to continue coaching.

Comments on DRA

Working at DRA has been a rewarding experience. I have grown as I work. By applying what I have learned at DRA in my life, my relationships have improved.   It is a lifestyle, and it truly does change lives. I have seen several students make that transition, and I feel blessed from the intrinsic rewards and satisfaction I receive when I come to work.  I am truly thankful for Diamond Ranch Academy.