Rory K. McLaughlin is the founder and CEO of Northwoods Ranch & Retreat. He started Northwoods Ranch & Retreat after working as a counselor at a larger life skills facility while pursuing his education. He identified early on that students who achieved the greatest success were those who received the most personalized attention in conjunction with evidence based therapeutic techniques. Rory recognized that along with a low student to staff ratio, providing a spectrum of learning tools would optimize each students growth potential. Rory founded Northwoods Ranch & Retreat to provide a safe, family oriented environment where students could be closely supported and counseled by educated professionals while learning to overcome personal challenges through daily living and outdoor activities. As a former U.S. Marine and police officer, Rory had also been drawn to the obstacles faced by young men furthering his personal desire to help in improving their quality of life. Rory has a B.S. in Psychology, a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Social Work.