Director of Residential Program Operations
Becky works closely with clients during their residential stay, ensuring that treatment meets their needs and encouraging their recovery from addiction. She enjoys witnessing clients’ progress as they gain new perspectives throughout treatment.
Becky has worked in the recovery field for over six years, having served as both Wasatch Crest's alumni coordinator and Uinta women's transitional living program manager. She is proud to be part of a team that is invested in changing people's lives.
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.
Director of Human Resources and Finance
Mirza brightens the treatment experience at Wasatch Crest with his worldly cuisine and gregarious nature. Mirza learned to cook over twenty years ago in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he is originally from.
He's spent the last twenty years in Utah, where he spends his free time fishing, hiking, and hunting. Mirza keeps a rotating menu at Wasatch Crest, so clients rarely eat the same dish twice. His signature paella is renowned among Wasatch Crest staff, clients, and alumni. Mirza enjoys being surrounded by the mountain landscape and working with the caring and friendly team at Wasatch Crest.
Operations Lead – Wasatch Men’s Residential Treatment Program
As an operations lead, David works to ensure the center is running smoothly. He helps manage the recovery advocate team and supports clients throughout their stays.
David attended the Wasatch Crest program as a client and takes pride in being part of the program that saved him from substance use disorder. During his treatment experience, he discovered a love for the healing process and plans to work in the space for the duration of his career. In his role, he feels he is able to carry out his dream of giving back.
David personally understands what a successful early recovery journey entails, and he draws on his own experience to show clients that changing one’s life for the better is absolutely possible.
The son of an FBI agent, David grew up in embassies all over the world, spending his childhood and teenage years in South America and Asia. A music lover, he attends shows often and even DJs on the side. He has three dogs and a wonderful wife.
Michelle plans and leads recreational outings for clients. Through her programming, she strives to connect clients with learning opportunities, new adventures, and self-reflective experiences. She enjoys supporting clients as they participate in unfamiliar activities, provide positive feedback to each other, and develop friendships in sobriety. With each outing, she hopes to share with clients the freedom, peace, and healing that the outdoors can offer.
Michelle chose to pursue a role in substance use disorder treatment after working as a certified pharmacy technician and struggling with her own non-drug or alcohol-related addiction. From these experiences, she realized first-hand the influence drugs can exert over individuals’ lives, as well as how destructive addiction can be.
Michelle enjoys helping individuals who are struggling. She wants those facing substance use disorder to know that there are compassionate specialists and sober communities who can guide them to healing, that their recovery is worth fighting for, and that they deserve full, purposeful, and happy lives.
Currently attending Utah Valley University, Michelle is working towards her associate’s degree and certified substance use disorder counselor (SUDC) credential. She intends to continue her education and eventually earn licensure as a recreational therapist.
Michelle has run the Utah Valley Half Marathon and the Heber Valley Half-Marathon. She's currently training to run a full marathon. In her free time, she likes to paddle board, ski, run, hike, zip-line, and participate in many other thrill-seeking activities, such as paragliding and jumping out of planes.
Lead Recovery Advocate
As the lead recovery advocate at Wasatch Crest, Abigail oversees the support staff and facilitates art groups for the clients. She enjoys working alongside the team at Wasatch Crest to help clients heal from addiction.
Abigail is currently obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She plans to continue her education in graduate school, earn a doctorate in psychology, and eventually become a therapist. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and embroidering.
Gena works with clients on the night shift, helping with client medications, resident rounds, and tidying up. Gena loves being a part of so many people’s journey to sobriety.
Even though individuals come to Wasatch Crest to find positive influences and healing, Gena believes that the clients provide their own inspirational impacts on the staff through their courage and strength.
Gena’s kind spirit extends to animals of all kinds, which she enjoys adopting and providing a home to. She is also a mother.
Rosa has worked at Wasatch Crest for over seven years. Overseeing the maintenance of Wasatch Crest’s residences, she creates a warm, welcoming, and clean environment for clients to heal.
Rosa has several years of experience working in residential, commercial, and hospitality settings, including maintaining high-end homes in Park City. Rosa loves laughing with clients and helping them practice their Spanish. She often brings her little dog named Gordo to work, who soaks up all the attention from the Wasatch Crest clients and staff.