Clinical Team

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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.

Kim Maidment

Utilization Management Director

As Wasatch Crest’s Utilization Management Director, Kim works with insurance companies to obtain authorizations for clients’ treatment services. 

Kim has a master’s degree in counseling and human development from the University of Iowa, and she has worked in utilization review since 1994. Within the field, she’s been involved with all levels and ages of psychiatric care. 

At Wasatch Crest, Kim participates in clients’ biopsychosocial assessments, in addition to facilitating a weekly psychoeducational therapy group for clients. The clients particularly appreciate Kim because she frequently brings them cookies from the local bakery. 

An Iowa native, Kim moved to Utah in 1992, where she has lived longer than she ever lived in Iowa. Kim is married and has three children. She loves cats and considers her own as her fourth child. Kim enjoys gardening, crafts, and making things with her hands. 

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.

Kaydawn Mecham, SUDC

Primary Counselor

Jake Hill, CSUDC

Primary Therapist

As a primary therapist at Wasatch Crest, Jake carries out therapy groups, individual counseling sessions, and psychoeducational workshops with clients.

As a person in recovery, Jake was drawn to the substance abuse treatment profession early in his sobriety. He’s inspired by those who are just beginning to heal from substance abuse — their stories, their new hope, and the way they come to wholeheartedly embrace recovery.

With a bachelor's degree in social work from Utah Valley University, Jake is also a certified substance use disorder counselor (CSUDC). Currently continuing his education, Jake is enrolled in a Master of Social Work program at the University of Kentucky, anticipating graduating in May 2023.

He is married to his wife Michele who is a full-time nurse. He enjoys running, gardening, and reading science fiction novels.

Family, football, and food are some of his other favorite things. Jake spends every Sunday with his family, having dinner together and watching football with them when it’s in season. When all three come together, he’s in his happy place.

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