March 13, 2024 |

Colton Tucker

Colton Tucker is the middle child of 8 siblings. He was born and raised in Utah County, with a loving family. Colton was raised by Brooke and Bryan Clark, as well as Chad and Melissa Tucker, both were very loving families. Growing up, he loved to be on anything with wheels, skateboards, bikes, dirt bikes, and snowboarding.

During his teenage years, despite what punishments were brought to him Colton began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. What started as harmless fun, quickly turned into a slippery slope of addiction. At 16, Colton thought a change of scenery would help with these issues. He decided to move to Richfield to live with his Dad. At first, things went well, but after some time the same behaviors started to emerge. This led to more trouble. Shortly after turning 18 these behaviors landed Colton in jail for the first time. Ultimately, this was the main deciding factor in dropping out of high school during his senior year.

Colton thought moving to Colorado would help fix these issues. From 2018-2021 This leads him down a darker path. In 2021 shortly after moving back to Utah Colton made a decision that ultimately led to a DUI. On October 1st, 2021 after burning all of his bridges and using all of his resources, Colton hit rock bottom and reached out to Red Barn Academy for help.

Since being at Red Barn Colton has learned how to be a leader, and how to live a life built on the foundations of honesty, integrity, and accountability. During this time he went back to school and received his high school diploma, as well as taking a course in Supply Chain Management through Weber State University. On October 8th, 2023, Colton started his 3rd year to give back to the place that saved his life and to continue to further become the one that stands within. During this time he was asked to work for Red Barn. Currently, Colton gets to help others on their journey through recovery.

A vital part of my recovery

“I have been attending activities and many other groups at Red Barn Farms for almost 2 years. This has been a vital part of my recovery and the amazing life I now enjoy. Amazing staff that are always willing to help in any way possible. Thanks for being a part of my recovery.”

- Sue Jones

Truly does save lives and families

“Red Barn Farms and Red Barn Academy is a great example of a therapeutic community that truly does save lives and families. I have several family members who struggle with substance abuse issues, and lost my sister to a drug overdose last year. This is the first program I have seen that offers the right support people need to recover. As a community, we need to bind together to support their efforts so that they can expand and serve more men and women who deserve the opportunity to be their best self and for their families to be whole.”

- Marcie V.

One of THE Best Recovery programs

“One of THE Best Recovery programs out there! Love this place and all the amazing work they do and LIVES they SAVE!”

- Lucky H.