Marc Turner

Program Director

Marc has worked in the substance abuse treatment space for over ten years. Drawing on his experience overcoming his own struggle with substance abuse, Marc thrives working in the trenches with clients as he helps them fight for freedom from addiction.

He is rewarded when he witnesses clients discover their true selves. Marc’s grateful to work in the foothills of the breathtaking Wasatch Range with a team that truly cares about every client.

Marc has an amazing wife and three awesome kids. In his free time, he cheers on his kids at sports games and dance recitals. He’s also an avid pickleball player.

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Jade Sexton

Director of Billing

Jade has worked exclusively in the substance abuse treatment field, specializing in medical billing for eight years. Jade does everything in her power to make recovery financially possible for clients and their families so that they can focus on what’s really important—overcoming addiction.

When she’s not helping clients bypass barriers to treatment, Jade loves to hike, garden, and explore Utah with her family. She is also active in the recovery community, where she uses her experience, strength, and hope to help other women recover from addiction. She feels fortunate to be surrounded by the awe-inspiring mountains every day at Wasatch Crest, which has enhanced her spiritual life tenfold.

Ron MacDonald

Director of Facilities

Ron is the Director of Facilities at Wasatch Crest, attending to the campus’ seven acres of buildings and grounds. He has worked as the Director of Engineering at Hotel Park City, Managing Engineer at Montage Deer Valley, and Manager of HOA Maintenance at Cooper's Property Management. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Some of Ron’s favorite engineering feats include welding the amusement ride that sits atop the Stratosphere in Las Vegas and building a swinging porch chairlift chair that sold for 15,000 dollars at a charity auction. Not to be overshadowed by his engineering accomplishments, Ron makes a mouthwatering Sweet Crushed Red Pepper Barbeque Sauce.

For Ron, the opportunity to connect with clients is integral to the enjoyment he has for his work. Ron is known and loved by Wasatch Crest clients for his inspirational quotes, anecdotal stories, and genuine concern for their well-being.

Ron’s many interests and hobbies include photography, welding, cooking, baking, writing, helping others, and boating. Ron is Canadian American and has a puppycat called KittyCat or IggyBiggee, depending on the day.

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Tyson Allred

Recovery Residence Program Director

Tyson helms Wasatch Crest's Uinta transitional living program, where he helps clients create a life worth staying sober for. A certified peer support specialist, Tyson leads therapeutic groups and works with clients to develop practical life skills. Tyson draws on his recovery experience as a Wasatch Crest alum and empowers clients to believe that their recovery is possible. Tyson fills his free time outside in the Wasatch Range—trail running, bow hunting, dirt biking, fishing, and camping. He also tries to compete in at least one Spartan Race every year.

Mirza Miljkovic

Head Chef

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.

Leasa Cameron

Accountant & Human Resources

Leasa handles all things human resources and accounting at Wasatch Crest. After owning a business and raising four children, Leasa decided to attend college where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Leasa enjoys being part of Wasatch Crest’s caring team and loves watching clients progress on their recovery journeys.

Leasa has built a house, worked as a Mountain Host in Park City, and loves to ski, golf, and sew. She has four children, two grandchildren, and a labrador named Max.

Brady Warner

Lead Recovery Advocate

As a recovery advocate, Brady works directly with clients, ensuring they have a friendly and safe environment that’s ideal for a successful recovery.

After 25 years of substance abuse, Brady was able to free himself from addiction and has been sober for almost five years. Hoping to help others find the joy and happiness that he discovered, Brady began working in the substance abuse treatment field. Drawing on his experience, Brady relates well to clients who are just beginning their recovery journeys. He is inspired when he sees the light come back into clients’ lives, a sight he considers beautiful.

Brady continues to implement his recovery principles by striving to be rigorously honest and doing the next morally right thing every day. He loves fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his son, stepdaughter, and girlfriend.

Kelly Bettis

Lead Recovery Advocate

Kelly is a recovery advocate who gets her kicks watching clients succeed. In recovery herself, she works joyfully with clients, assisting with therapeutic groups, and 12-step meetings. She lives in the woods of northwest Utah, and loves dogs, sports, doing yoga, and meditating.

Soheila Shafiee

Lead Recovery Advocate

As a lead Recovery Advocate at Wasatch Crest, Soheila facilitates therapeutic groups, supports clients with their recovery programs, and maintains clients’ daily schedules. Soheila has worked in substance abuse recovery for over three years, starting as a support staff member and later managing a residential treatment facility.

Soheila battled addiction for fifteen years and celebrates four years in recovery this year. Sobriety saved her life and she’s passionate about guiding people to change their own lives by entering recovery. Soheila's favorite aspects of her role are connecting with clients, working with the passionate team at Wasatch Crest, and being surrounded by the majestic Wasatch mountains.

Soheila is married with two dog babies, a Papillon and Toy Aussie. When Soheila is craving some wind therapy and spiritual connection, she hops on her motorcycle where she’s able to let go of the day's stress and re-center. Soheila is an avid rockhound-er and hopes to travel to Brazil to see the country’s many gems and rocks. She loves all birds, but ducks are her absolute favorite!

Randy Rieker

Recovery Advocate

Randy is a recovery advocate at Wasatch Crest, who enjoys making clients laugh. Randy has been sober for twenty years. He is inspired by helping clients work towards sobriety and find peace in their recovery. On his days off, he loves to golf, go on vacation with his wife, and camp with his family.

Austin Reid

Recovery Advocate

As a Recovery Advocate at Wasatch Crest, Austin supports clients with their daily needs, while encouraging them to show up for themselves and do the little and big things that will support their recovery. Because so many people helped Austin along his own recovery journey, he felt like it was his turn to do the same for others, so he joined the recovery forces at Wasatch Crest.

Austin has worked primarily in customer service and hospitality roles. As a result of his service-oriented roles, Austin is adept at listening to people’s problems with an unbiased ear and finding a solution that works for all parties. Austin enjoys having serious conversations with clients about their recovery and watching them get excited about their futures. One of Austin’s favorite parts about working as a recovery advocate is having fun and laughing with the clients while they learn how to enjoy their lives in sobriety.

Austin is a professional military-style exhibition rifle driller. When he’s not practicing drill with his rifle, he likes to longboard, ride his moped, and write poetry. His favorite place is the Oregon Coast.

Gena Givens

Recovery Advocate

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.

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Gary Lott

Recovery Advocate

Gary helps clients with all things recovery, making sure their needs are met and they feel supported. Once clients have completed their treatment stay, he also helps prepare them for their transition to a life in recovery.

Gary is a proud Wasatch Crest graduate. He is grateful for the opportunity to help clients who are in a dark place, like he once was, and provide them with guidance by drawing on his own recovery experience. He feels a sense of purpose when he is able to hear clients’ stories and share his own recovery story with them. Gary is inspired by seeing clients begin to love themselves, realize that they are worthy of being happy, and begin to change their lives for the better.

Gary loves playing sports, running, and working out. His favorite place to be is outside, hiking a grueling trail. Gary’s not only active, but he’s smart too. One of his biggest claims to fame is taking third place in his seventh-grade spelling bee. Gary loves listening and reading books. He’s a big Twilight fan, and he once owned two sugar gliders that he named Edward and Bella. His favorite sports teams are the Steelers, Astros, and Jazz. He’s also a proud father.

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Adriel Hanson

Recovery Advocate

Adriel works primarily with Wasatch Crest’s transitional living clients. Drawing on his training as a Peer Support Specialist and his lived experience as a person in recovery, Adriel helps clients bridge the gap between treatment and long-term recovery. While encouraging clients to broaden their perspectives on their recovery and personal well-being, he guides them in developing aftercare plans and postgraduate support systems.

After overcoming his own struggle with substance abuse, Adriel knew that he didn’t want his experience to be in vain. He began working in the recovery community so that he could provide strength and hope to others who were struggling.

Adriel is inspired by the opportunity to guide clients from the darkness of substance abuse into the light of recovery. He believes that Wasatch Crest provides key aspects that are vital to long-term recovery, and he feels grateful to be part of a team that truly cares about helping clients live their best life.

Adriel had over a decade of executive management, professional training, and supervisory experience. He is trained in SMART Recovery, motivational interviewing, and suicide prevention. He is also a Peer Recovery Coach with Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA). Adriel’s long-term goal is to open an adolescent treatment center so that he can improve access to care for adolescents and help repair the juvenile justice system.

Adriel is a loving (and busy) father to three young boys. He’s an active member of the recovery community and enjoys working on cars and spending time with his family. He was born in Puerto Rico.

Rosa Barriage

Housekeeper

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.

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