Tres Tanner – Les Miserables: Why We Love It and What We Can Learn From It
Education & Training:
• B.S. (Child Development/Family Relations) (leadership scholarship) –1972
• M.A. (Marriage, Family & Child Counseling) (clinical internship) –1973
• Ph.D. (Family Relations) (university fellow) –1975
• Post-Doctoral Internships (child counseling, self-esteem-building) –1978-1980
A unique personal background that enhances my ‘walk the talk’ credibility.
“The totality of my overall experience–including my non-professional life–contributes significantly
to the ‘Life Seasoning’ I bring to bear in preparing programs & working with clients.”
Family Background: Tres grew up in South Pasadena, California, the fourth of thirteen children in a remarkable family. He feels extremely blessed to have been exposed to wonderful role models
both from his parents and siblings. For example, nine of the thirteen Tanner siblings were High
School Student Body Officers; the others were Cheerleader, Varsity Soccer Team Captain, and two
Valedictorians. All thirteen put themselves through college, attending such universities as Stanford,
Harvard, BYU, Cal (Berkeley), and UCLA. All are successful in their own family lives & chosen
life endeavors, but most important are, “good human beings who are enjoyable to be around.” They maintain close, mutually supportive relationships with one another.
Personal Life: Tres and his wife Susan have many children–ranging from late 20s to late-40s—
and grandchildren. (His three oldest daughters have all attended college on scholarship.)
He was a Rotarian for more than a dozen years and has also served actively in his church, & volunteered as an active parent in his children’s schools, (e.g., Elementary School Site Council, Middle School Drug Prevention Committee, and High School Advisory Board). Some of Life’s Pleasures which Tres enjoys include: Music of all kinds…the Arts…College Football… Designing Environments…Thought-Provoking Films…Creative Endeavors…the Joy of Learning & Discovery …and Connecting with all sorts of People–most especially with his ‘Beloved Soulmate’, Susan!
Learning from Tough Times: Tres has experienced many challenges. He considers that much of his most important knowledge & wisdom have come from the mistakes he has made throughout life.