Trevor Thornton was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah, and is one of seven children. He graduated from Box Elder High School where he excelled in athletics and was a two-year letterman in football and baseball.

Trevor Thornton

As a lover of all things sports, Trevor is an avid college football fan. During football season, you’ll find him spending most of his Saturdays on the couch with his kids watching football from sunrise to sundown—with a break or two in between. His favorite sports teams include West Ridge Academy, BYU, MLB: LA Angels, NBA: Utah Jazz, NFL: Carolina Panthers. Trevor is a true outdoorsman and loves to hunt and fish. He says, “I spend most weekends or evenings hunting or fishing—it’s my release from everyday life.” 

Trevor is married to the love of his life, and together they have two beautiful children. He has lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Trevor’s current position is the Aventa Coordinator, where he tracks all of the boys and girls independent study courses and makes sure they are passing every class. He also trains and helps the teachers and staff with Aventa online education. Before coming to West Ridge Academy, Trevor worked at another residential treatment center as well as Box Elder School district. He coached both varsity football and baseball for Box Elder High School. Some have asked why he would leave a 4A high school to come to a 1A residential treatment center? Trevor says, “For the kids. Nothing makes my day better than knowing I’ve made a difference in these kids’ lives.” While coaching at Box Elder, Trevor worked as a full-time mentor to many youths. It is there that he gained a passion for this specialized field, and knew it was the direction he wanted to go. His first year at West Ridge Academy, he was the head baseball coach and assisted in boys basketball and track & field.