Our Staff

Garret Bolthouse

Garret Bolthouse


Garret Bolthouse has fostered the growth and development of The Envoy Group since 2007, bringing his training and experience in ministry leadership, writing, business, software development, and web development. Garret holds a degree in Philosophy and Business from the University of Arizona. He and his wife Emily (a Master’s level licensed teacher) are greatly involved as youth leaders and lay ministers in their church family, and actively support a thriving community of young 20-something Christians from throughout the Tucson area.

Tamara Bolthouse

Tamara Bolthouse

Therapeutic Boarding School Placement Specialist

Tamara Bolthouse is a writer, trainer, and resource consultant to parents of struggling teens and pre-teens. Having visited over 100 campuses since 2006, her knowledge of the therapeutic boarding school, residential treatment center, and wilderness therapy world is unparalleled in the industry. Tamara helped conceive the idea for The Envoy Group’s professional network of more than 80 residential and therapeutic boarding schools, called the Refer & Share Network, and helped to make it grow into a powerful resource for families at no cost and absolutely zero obligation. Tamara is an ordained chaplain, a certified grief recovery specialist, she retains a degree in Business and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University, and has as over a decade of Biblical Studies and Leadership Development experience gained while teaching and training leaders through the ministries of Bible Study Fellowship and Ministry Resources Institute.

Hope Hilbish

Hope Councill

Therapeutic Placement Assistant & Coordinator

Prior to her work with The Envoy Group, Hope was an Admissions Coordinator at Heartlight Ministries, in Hallsville, TX. Growing up in Columbia, SC, Hope quickly found her love for the outdoors. Hope graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministries & Bible with an Outdoor Leadership minor from Columbia International University. Hope lives in North Carolina with her husband Ryan. Hope and Ryan were married in April, 2012.

Testimonials & Comments from Families We have Served

  • "[My son] is making GREAT strides in learning how to work, be responsible, be respectful, and have a desire to do the right thing… I wanted to tell you what a positive experience our family has had."

  • "Let me just take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being willing to help... Anyone that understands at all is just such a blessing. Thank you."

  • "The spirit behind the work they do is so right on. I appreciate your services!"

  • "Thanks again for your immediate out reach. I loved the information you provided in the email and have had several organizations reach out to me."

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