Our Team

Allen A Hughes, Life Defense Coach, CEO

Allen Hughes is the international authority on Life Defense. Warrior Way’s program of life defense comes from direct correlation of conflict/ emotional disturbance, and life success, including academic performance using principles of self defense.

Professor Hughes holds multiple master designations, and has studied self-defense concepts for the majority of his life. Starting in 1985, and participating in events, demonstrations and trainings throughout the America and Asia, he has had the opportunity of training with top police organizations, participated in world championships, and world class masters, including his personal teacher President Ahn, Hyun Hwan, heavy weight kick boxing champion of Asia, President of the World Jun Tong Musul Federation, and Wonjin Hapkido Grand Master and Dean.

Over the past 32 years he has learned that true concepts of self-defense are not what most would think. In fact, the concepts of self-defense are universal in application and effect all relational interactions. His study and focus has led him to work with top professionals in establishing a highly-integrated program that is today Warrior Way.

Moroni Alvarez, LMFT, Clinical Director

 “Moroni knew he wanted to become a psychotherapist when he was 12, growing up in the Polynesian island of Tahiti.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University.

He has 17 years of clinical experience, primarily helping teenagers and their families in a variety of treatment settings, including different levels of residential.

His non-assuming, insightful, creative, and compassionate approach allows him to relate even with the most challenging teenagers, and help them make positive changes.

Along with practicing therapy, Moroni is involved in his community by presenting on topics such as marital relations, family relations, general mental health, avoiding burn out for educators, and suicide prevention.

He earned a black belt in Shaolin Kempo, and a 2nd degree black belt in Wonjin Hapkido.”

Cary Stockwell, Police Trainer, Logistics

Cary Stockwell is a retired Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Utah. As Director of the Officer Awareness Institute he has taught classes for the past 19 years to Police, fire and emergency response personal, as well as medical teams about First Responder’s and the Mentally Ill.

Mr. Stockwell has extensive experience with transporting troubled youth to and from wilderness programs, as well as working with incarcerated youth in religious programs. He has worked in programs such as Safety Intervention training, investigations and dignitary protection through law enforcement activities at the Utah State Hospital and Utah Valley University.

Mr. Stockwell has enjoyed performing in benefit concerts to raise funds for different organizations and to help raise awareness for mental illness.

One of Cary’s endearing achievements is his family of seven children. He and his wife are also current foster parents in Utah, and has adopted a special needs daughter who has anoxic brain injury, cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic.

He is an active member of his church.

Anthony Hughes, PH.D., MFT, CST, Advisory Board

Dr. Hughes is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT approved supervisor in the state of Utah with a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. Dr. Hughes is an adjunct faculty teaching courses for graduate students at BYU and Argosy University. He has worked for many counseling centers in the Utah and Salt Lake county area, including LDS Family Services. Dr. Hughes now receives referrals from professors, medical doctors, and other therapists. He has presented at state and national conferences, taught  at BYU, supervised other therapists, authored articles being published in peer reviewed journals, taught CEU courses, guest lectured at many different universities. Dr. Hughes is a member of both local (Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; UAMFT) and national (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; AAMFT) professional associations. Dr. Hughes has received certification for participating in a Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) training in Boulder Colorado.

Marcia Pearson, Certified Parent Coach, Advisory Board

Marcia Pearson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities in 1978. One of the practicums during her education was at Timpview High School in classes for at-risk teenagers. It was during this time that she developed an interest in helping youth.

Marcia was the Academic Director of an emotional growth boarding school in North Idaho for at-risk teenage boys from 1996-2002. Upon leaving that position in 2002, she then founded and operated an emotional growth boarding school, Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, where she was the Executive Director until its closing in 2009.  In order to continue helping families, Marcia enrolled in The Parent Coaching Institute affiliated with Seattle Pacific University. This certification required year-long Master’s level courses which ended with certification as a Parent Coach. Marcia now spends her time helping parents as a parent coach.

In addition, Marcia has served on the Northwest Council for Accreditation in Idaho representing Special Purpose schools since 1997.  She has been advising and working with all secondary education in the state of Idaho for the last 20 years in matters of continuous improvement and accreditation.  The council is a member of Advanc-Ed, a national body for educational excellence and accreditation.