Melissa Achurra

Melissa Achurra

Chief Marketing Officer

As the leader of Wasatch Crest’s Growth Team which includes marketing, business development, and admissions, Melissa is a champion of Wasatch Crest’s whole-hearted and human-centric treatment approach. She brings over fifteen years of marketing and communications experience to Wasatch Crest, seven of which she spent dedicated to the behavioral health care space.

Melissa is an experienced marketing strategist with a keen ability to cultivate high-performing, collaborative, effective teams that are equipped to successfully navigate challenging marketplace landscapes. Her professional experience spans brand strategy, B2B and B2C marketing campaigns, digital strategy, web development, public relations, social media, thought leadership, marketing operations, and client experience management.

Melissa endeavors to connect individuals to recovery at Wasatch Crest and is rewarded when clients find the courage to take their first steps to a new life of freedom. When she’s not working, you can find her traveling the world (she has a horrible case of wanderlust), gallivanting through Disneyland, or lounging by her pool with her labrador Lola.

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Jessica Keddington

Interim Admissions Director
Jessica works closely with clients and their families to make the admissions process as seamless as possible. In long term recovery herself, Jessica was drawn to the field because she wanted to help individuals struggling with substance abuse like she was helped. With over ten years of experience working in the substance abuse treatment space, Jessica is passionate about providing a voice to people suffering from addiction and helping them onto a new path. Jessica is from Southern California. She’s a certified yoga teacher, loves gardening, and is studying to be a nurse.
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Josh Barker

Business Development Representative

By developing strong relationships with health care professionals and the community, Josh aims to be a resource for individuals struggling with addiction. Josh entered the recovery field after beating his own 16-year struggle with addiction and has worked on recovery outreach teams for over six years. He is passionate about giving others the same gift of recovery that he was given.

In his free time, Josh works with the nonprofit Let it Flow to help source clean water in Ethiopia, Haiti, Fiji, India, and the Philippines. Josh is a huge Star Wars fan and earned his Eagle Scout badge when he was 16 years old. Josh is married to the love of his life and has two beautiful children, who he considers his greatest accomplishments.

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Jessi Witkop

Business Development Representative

Before coming to the Wasatch Crest team, Jessi worked in medical front offices for over ten years. Drawn to the opportunity to help clients overcome substance abuse issues and create fulfilling, healthy lifestyles, Jessi entered the recovery outreach space. At Wasatch Crest, she works to connect potential clients with treatment by developing relationships with providers.

Jessi holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in family studies. She spends her free time playing on the water, fishing, riding her motocross bike, and playing with her dogs, Dexter and Hendrix. Having moved from Colorado to Utah in 2019, she remains a loyal Broncos fan.

Marty deLannoy

Business Development Representative

As part of his business development role, Marty establishes and maintains relationships with therapists, healthcare providers, and other addiction treatment professionals. Marty has worked in sales for 25 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Marty is inspired by listening to people’s stories about why they chose to work in the addiction treatment space, and he thrives working alongside the kind and hardworking team at Wasatch Crest.

Marty was led to the addiction treatment field after surviving his own struggle with substance abuse and achieving long-term recovery. As part of his recovery journey, Marty wanted to give back to the community which has supported him during his seven years (and counting) of sobriety.

Marty loves to golf, ski, and cook. He played football and rugby in college and currently coaches a high school rugby team. Marty is the father to three children and a dog named Charlie. With his wife, Marty facilitates 12-step meetings for their church.

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Becky Wheelock

Alumni Coordinator

Becky facilitates our Wasatch Warriors alumni organization. She works closely with Wasatch Crest alumni, staying in touch with them, hosting alumni events, and planning alumni meetings. Becky has worked in the recovery field for over three years. She is proud to be part of a team that is invested in changing people's lives. She feels fortunate to be able to celebrate our Wasatch Warriors and watch them enjoy their lives again.

Becky and her husband are both in long term recovery and have five children together. They live in Heber Valley, Utah, and have an animal farm in their backyard. In true Wasatch Crest spirit, Becky enjoys sharing her own story of recovery to help inspire others to overcome addiction and enjoy the bliss of long-term recovery.

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