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Sean Morris, LMFT, SAP, CEAP

Executive Director | Strategic Partnerships

In his position at Wasatch Crest, Sean dedicates his efforts to nurturing collaborative partnerships with insurance providers, labor unions, and other business and community associations.

Driven by the desire to create synergistic professional relationships and help others positively change their lives, Sean focuses on empowering organizations to support their personnel in overcoming obstacles so individuals can be creative, dynamic, and effective in their professional roles and personal lives.

In addition to being a licensed clinician for over twenty years, Sean holds credentials as a substance abuse professional (SAP) and certified employee assistance professional (CEAP). He earned his master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

An active participant in the community, Sean serves as a board and committee member on several state associations, including the Utah Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program, the Utah State Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) board, and the Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP).

Sean is a married father of four children. Outside of his professional endeavors, Sean enjoys running, road cycling, mountain biking, playing racquetball, skiing, and being outdoors. He currently coaches for one of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) mountain bike teams. In the past, he’s worked as a firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), and ski patroller.

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Matt Borget

Marketing Director

Having worked in the substance abuse treatment space since 2015, Matt has extensive experience in community outreach, admissions, and marketing for addiction recovery centers.

At Wasatch Crest, Matt oversees the marketing department which includes business development, admissions, and alumni programming. Matt enjoys working with the team at Wasatch Crest, as well as supporting clients and their families through the treatment process. Matt is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan. His favorite hobbies are traveling and camping with his wife, and they visit Hawaii as often as possible.

Ed Manion

Director of Admissions

As Wasatch Crest's director of admissions, Ed oversees the admissions team, while guiding individuals and their families through the intake process, answering questions, and arranging care. Having completed Wasatch Crest’s residential, outpatient, and transitional living programs as a client, Ed offers an insightful perspective to those seeking substance abuse treatment.

With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and experience as a Wasatch Crest recovery advocate, Ed enjoys helping clients creatively solve problems and overcome obstacles. Understanding first-hand the adversity that those in early recovery often face, he’s able to offer clients well-founded support and strategies for navigating the beginnings of their sobriety journeys.

Outgoing by nature, Ed welcomes the chance to connect with clients, their families, and the center’s staff members daily. He also appreciates the ability to work with the majestic Wasatch Range and idyllic Heber Valley as his backdrop. 

Originally from New York, Ed has made Utah home, attracted to the state's renowned rock climbing, world-class snowboarding, and endless alpine adventure opportunities.

Samantha Romriell

Admissions Coordinator

Having held roles at substance use disorder treatment and detox centers, Samantha enjoys working with people struggling with substance use.

In her position as an admissions coordinator at Wasatch Crest, she appreciates helping individuals get connected with the care they need. As a person in recovery, Samantha is passionate about being a part of others' paths to healing from addiction and living meaningfully without drugs or alcohol. A go-getter with a laid-back personality, she is dedicated to bettering herself. Samantha is a proud mother of two, loves animals, and enjoys painting.

Sage Chiniquy

Admissions Coordinator

In her role, Sage is the initial contact for individuals seeking substance use disorder treatment. Providing support and guidance along the way, she helps ease clients’ transition into treatment

As someone in recovery, Sage has personally experienced the fears and challenges that accompany the process of changing one’s life for the better. She believes that the pain and suffering of addiction can be transformed into something purposeful, such as resilience, gratitude, and self-awareness. Passionate about providing hope to those seeking treatment, Sage tries to set a positive tone for the rest of clients’ healing journeys.

She is actively involved in several recovery and community initiatives including serving as a co-chapter lead of Young People in Recovery (YPR), managing a sober living residence, participating in twelve-step groups, and volunteering her time to help others.

A “certified” adrenaline seeker, Sage is a licensed paragliding pilot, a pastime that has taken her around the world, including to Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, and Austria. She’s also a creative spirit and enjoys writing poetry and dancing. In her downtime, Sage likes watching movies and spending time with her fluffy black cat Lucy.

Connor Walker

Business Development Representative

As a business development representative at Wasatch Crest, Connor’s role entails connecting with businesses, organizations, and other individuals and being a resource for their members, employees, and loved ones who may be struggling with alcohol or substance abuse.

Connor earned his undergraduate degree in technology management from Utah Valley University (UVU) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Western Governors University (WGU). Before beginning his position at Wasatch Crest, he spent several years working on marketplace operations within the technology industry.

Connor chose to pursue a career in the addiction treatment space after being inspired by the recovery stories of his brother-in-law and others he’s met in the community. In his outreach, he enjoys meeting new people and learning about their experiences. Connor considers it an honor each time he’s able to play a small part in a person’s journey to recovery.

Connor is married and has one young daughter and two cats. He’s a sucker for Seattle, sweet treats, and good documentaries.

Madi Banks

Wasatch Warriors Alumni Coordinator

Madi facilitates the Wasatch Warriors alumni program. She works closely with Wasatch Crest alumni, staying in touch with them, hosting events, and planning meetings. She enjoys celebrating alumni as they make connections in recovery, reach sobriety milestones, and learn to enjoy their lives again.

Prior to becoming Wasatch Crest's alumni coordinator, Madi was a lead recovery advocate at Wasatch Crest. To her, Wasatch Crest feels like one big family, and she’s grateful for the community that Wasatch Crest has created.

Madi is currently pursuing licensure as a substance use disorder treatment counselor (SUDTC) and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work.

She has two little birds, her favorite place that she’s traveled to is Mexico City, and she sings her words more often than she speaks them.

Kayla Carr

Marketing Coordinator

As the marketing coordinator at Wasatch Crest, Kayla draws on her background in content marketing, copywriting, and media relations to help tell Wasatch Crest’s brand story through a variety of digital and traditional mediums.

She’s inspired by the courageous recovery journeys of Wasatch Crest’s clients, alumni, and team members, and she’s passionate about furthering the idea that recovery is truly possible. In her free time, Kayla loves to ski, mountain bike, and learn new things.

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