Clinical Team

Rich McDonald, MS, CMHC

Executive Director

At the forefront of Wasatch Crest since its founding, Rich has created a culture of quality and compassionate care that empowers clients to rewrite their stories and develop meaningful lives. Rich brings over 25 years of leadership experience and ten years working in the recovery community.

Leading with respect, accountability, and acceptance, Rich embodies Wasatch Crest’s human-centric treatment approach. He’s passionate about incorporating nature into recovery and is dedicated to helping clients build lives worth staying sober for.

Rich is an avid trail runner, and has successfully competed in many marathons, ultra marathons, and 100-mile trail races.

“Recovery is a miracle; why not have a front-row seat to watch it happen.”

Jordan Gardner, CSW

Clinical Director

As Wasatch Crest's clinical director, Jordan leads clinical operations as well as conducts individual and group therapy sessions for clients who are beginning their recovery journeys. He’s driven by the opportunity to help individuals envision better lives for themselves and empower them with the necessary tools to create those lives.

Jordan earned his master’s degree in clinical social work from Utah Valley University. He’s an avid horse rider and has been competing in horse shows across the country since childhood. He recently welcomed a new horse named Harris and a new puppy named Darla to his family.

Dr. Derry Brinley, DO

Medical Director

Dr. Brinley earned his undergraduate degree from Weber State University and medical degree from Kansas City University's School of Medicine and Bioscience.

Following his graduation, Dr. Brinley completed residencies in family practice and general psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is board-eligible in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Jerry Graves, NP-C

Medical Provider

Jerry graduated as a registered nurse from Utah Valley University. He also earned an advanced degree as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Utah.

Throughout his medical career, Jerry has served as an active-duty Navy hospital corpsman, treated clients with chronic mental health disorders, and worked in the emergency room as an RN.

Katie York

Medical Technician

Katie manages medications for both the men’s and women’s residential treatment clients.

By reliably administering their medications, she works to develop trusting relationships with clients as they navigate the unfamiliar experience of recovery. She loves coming to work every day, surrounded by staff that truly cares about helping others.

In recovery herself, Katie strives to show clients that sobriety is achievable and that they can create better lives for themselves. She enjoys sharing her experiences with clients, helping motivate their healing, and inspiring them with hope for their futures.

Katie’s hobbies include going to the gym with her husband, watching movies, playing Hacky Sack, and shopping. She also enjoys participating in sports and watching her children engage in athletics. She’s a proud mother to a thirteen-year-old boy who is an amazing athlete and a twelve-year-old daughter who loves to sing. She’s also a proud wife to a hard-working husband. Katie is extremely terrified of spiders.

A quote by Albert Einstein inspired Katie’s early recovery and continues to resonate with her. It reads, "You cannot solve a problem at the same level of thinking you were at when you created it.”

Sharon Jensen, LCSW

Primary Therapist

As a primary therapist at Wasatch Crest, Sharon works with clients individually, and when it’s beneficial, she meets with their family members as well.

Sharon’s clinical approach is founded in positive psychology, or the scientific study of what makes life most worth living. She enjoys empowering clients with the belief in their ability to have meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Sharon earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah, and she has been a fully-licensed clinical social worker since 1987. Throughout her career, Sharon has worked with individuals struggling with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions in various clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential at both nonprofit and private entities. Sharon also has extensive experience working with veterans, having spent six years working for Veterans Affairs.

Sharon has lived in Park City for many decades, and she feels at home in Heber Valley where she’s worked for 14 years. Sharon has five teenage grandchildren. She enjoys reading a good book, being outdoors (especially on bluebird winter days), dining out, spending time with her loved ones, and relaxing alongside her two cats, Max and Sugar.

Lisa D’Agostino, MSW, CSW, 200 RYT

Clinical Therapist

As a clinical therapist, Lisa facilitates individual and group therapy at Wasatch Crest. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the Catholic University of America.

Lisa has interned as a middle and high school drug and alcohol prevention and intervention counselor in Croton, NY. She has also worked as a clinical therapist at Family Services of Westchester in Yonkers, NY. Lisa has completed mediation training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City and Utah Dispute Resolution. She has also practiced pro-bono mediation for individuals in small claims court.

Lisa has been sober for over 27 years and draws on her long-term sobriety to guide individuals in early recovery. She enjoys helping clients gain insight and discover new perspectives on their lives.

In addition to a clinical therapist, Lisa is a yoga and ski instructor. In true Wasatch Crest spirit, Lisa loves outdoor adventure. She enjoys road and mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and camping. She’s also an alpine and cross country skier. An avid runner, Lisa ran the New York City Marathon twice, once as a Achilles International guide for her brother who has MS. Her longest race was 50 kilometers in the Tillamook Forest outside of Portland, OR. Lisa grew up in Manhattan.

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