Alcohol and Drug Rehab Staff
Cirque Lodge, Sundance Utah has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to making our alcohol and drug rehab center the ultimate in exclusive and private drug rehabilitation. Our staff's desire is to help our residents have the best experience of their lives. To that end we have assembled a team that has a wide range of life experiences and education to help each individual find success in recovery.
The Care of the Staff
One thing that sets apart Cirque Lodge as one of the finest in alcohol and drug treatment providers is our staff. Our residents are surrounded by a caring support from treatment professionals and also members of staff who are in successful recovery. Around-the-clock care helps to meet the many different needs and challenges that arise with drug rehab and addiction recovery.
Experience is also something that the staff provides in working with alcoholics / addicts in addiction treatment. From the administration, to the counseling staff, to those who work on the frontline with residents, a private and professional alcohol and drug rehab treatment is provided within a world-class facility.
Gary Fisher is the Executive Director at Cirque Lodge. He has been involved in the behavioral health field for the past twenty years. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Utah Council for Crime Prevention, the Board of Directors for the Recovery Management Alliance, and the Board of Directors for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Gary is the past chair for NAATP Leadership Convention. He also serves as the President of the Cirque Lodge Foundation. The Foundation provides patient aid for clients who lack resources to secure care. He has worked tirelessly in our industry to weave the threads of collegial nature between facilities, always giving of his time, energy, and experience to help those organizations and individuals in need. Most importantly he has, and continues to serve tirelessly in his local 12-step community, carrying the message of hope to the addict and alcoholic who still suffers. In 2010 he received the Promises Foundation award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Recovery.
Dave's greatest pleasure comes from his family and his passion to have adventure in his life. This sense of adventure launched him into a career with Cirque Lodge. Dave has been with Cirque Lodge from the beginning and deems it a great honor to have witnessed the vision of Cirque become a powerful reality. Prior to Cirque, Dave was involved with an organization that facilitated life changes in people. This background helped form the experiential part of the Cirque Lodge program. It has been and continues to be a great learning experience to work with the residents that come to Cirque. To stand alongside and watch people work through the disease of addiction and reclaim that part of their soul that was lost is a great blessing in Dave's life.
Beverly Roesch is originally from New York City where she studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Stony Brook. She relocated to Salt Lake City and completed her graduate work at the University Of Utah School Of Social Work. She has worked in the field of chemical dependency treatment for 25 years and chemical dependency residential treatment has been her passion for her entire professional career. She believes, when done well, there is nothing more transformative and powerful than residential treatment for both the chemically dependent and their families. She has family members who have suffered from chemical dependency that have been profoundly helped by residential treatment and are now in sustained recovery. She enjoys being a mentor for fledgling counselors and has taught at the Alcohol and Drug Certificate Program at the University Of Utah Graduate School Of Social Work for 15 years.
Daryl Bullock, Senior Vice-president of Referral Relations for Cirque Lodge is from Hattiesburg MS. Daryl has been working in the field of chemical dependency since 1988, and got his start by working as a clinical assistant at Pine Grove Recovery Center. After his first year of working at the facility Daryl attended his first physician's health conference. He knew immediately that working with professionals in the field of addiction medicine would be his calling. He has since helped scores of physicians into treatment and ultimately into recovery. Over the years his titles have changed but not his passion. Most recently before taking a senior position with Cirque Lodge, he was the Executive Director of Business Development at the world famous Betty Ford Center. Today Daryl, as a member of the staff at Cirque Lodge brings his years of experience and passion to help the suffering addict/alcoholic and their respective family members get the help they need. His experience, strength, and hope, has continued to serve as beacon to those looking to build a life full of joy and fulfillment. Daryl lives in Mississippi with his wife Lisa, their four children Tyler, Corey, Mary Alice, Logan and his beloved bulldog Sam.
Dr. Simpson was born in England, though he completed his medical training at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He graduated from there, with honors, in 1997 and went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center. In 2000 he moved to Utah to train in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Utah. He remained there as faculty before retraining in Addiction Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and joined Cirque Lodge in 2014. Dr. Simpson has a passion for recovery and for helping others find freedom from the suffering of addiction. Particular interests include acute detoxification, residential treatment and the treatment of impaired professionals.
Dr. Stiefel has been an Associate Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for 20 years. He is a Triple Board Physician (Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry) and is Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. He has long worked in the field of Dual Diagnosis and Addiction and has special interest in young adults who fail to launch and have mental health issues and addiction.
Aaron Olson is a primary Counselor at Cirque Lodge. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has made Utah his home for the past 18 years with the last 4 years practicing at Cirque Lodge. Prior to Cirque Lodge, Aaron was working in a mental health recovery program in Salt Lake City and developed a deep compassion for individuals struggling with both addictions and mental illness. Aaron has also worked in the fields of juvenile justice, serious and persistent mental illness, and various levels of addiction treatment. Personally, he enjoys travel, reading, and baseball.
Breanne Siebach is a Primary Counselor at Cirque Lodge. Breanne received her Master's in social work from the University of Utah with an emphasis in addiction treatment and a Bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. She believes that Self- discovery and connecting to the authentic- self is one of the most critical aspects of holistic healing. Along with working at Cirque Lodge she also volunteers as a Cub Scout leader in her community. She loves to run, read and utilizes music as a way to stay healthy and balanced. Originally from Oregon, Breanne loves the North West and has recently picked up the hobby of exploring Utah's geologic history.
Joseph began his studies at Dixie State College where he graduated A. BS. Next, he attended Southern Utah University where he received a B.S. Degree in Psychology. He completed his masters in counseling psychology from the University of Phoenix. Joseph's clinical experience includes working with adolescences substance abuse and children suffering with grief and loss. Research and clinical interests include treatment with family trauma and associated processes, chemical dependence, personality disorders, sexual addiction, and EEG Biofeedback. Joseph works with a variety of populations. Born and raised in Texas, and living in Wyoming and Utah in his youth he is the second of four children, Joseph was raised by his parents. He grew up with scouting activities and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; he enjoys listening to a wide range of music. Joseph has one child who he is crazy about and enjoys spending time with him. He enjoys reading science fiction books, water sports. He is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and can be easily engaged in a debate on any sports-related topic.
LeeAnn is a Provo native. After owning a stained glass business for 9 years, she returned to college and received a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Utah. She came back to Utah after receiving her master's degree at the University of Louisville in Expressive Therapy. She lived in Kentucky for 12 years. She has worked in the field of domestic violence and addictions for 17 years in both residential and outpatient settings. Her favorite things to do are making art, playing with her grandchildren and riding her Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
Alison was born and raised in Utah. She completed her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Psychology from Utah Valley University in 2008. She went on to complete a Masters of Educational Counseling in 2010 and her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 both from University of Phoenix. She is currently a licensed Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Alison has worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 3 years. Prior to working in substance abuse, Alison worked as a social worker for Child and Family Services. Alison places a strong emphasis on self-esteem in recovery, learning to appreciate and love the self, overcoming grief and loss, and emotional tolerance. She enjoys taking advantage of Utah's beautiful mountains and scenery by taking drives through the canyon, and going fishing and camping.
Scott Stapley is a primary counselor at Cirque Lodge, prior to working here he worked as a Clinical Supervisor and coordinator at GATS counseling in Adelaide Australia and as clinical supervisor and Primary Counselor at Miramar Recovery and Spencer Recovery Centers, in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach California. He started his professional career in financial services and worked for a Corporate Raider (Sam Zell) for 11 years out of Miami and Chicago and worked as the National Sales Mgr. and head of Business Development, then moved to Boston and ran the Mutual fund department for Prudential Securities, then moved to Seattle and worked as the National Sales Mgr. for a large asset manage and software company specializing in capital asset pricing models, then moved to Newport Beach where he worked for the 3rd and 7th largest money managers in the world and Sr. VP and Sr. investment specialist and oversaw all business development in the U.S. He is originally from Utah and spent 2 years in Boston and NY and a year in Seattle and the last 20 years in Newport Beach prior to moving to Australia and back to Utah.
Ashley was born and raised in Utah. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Theater (Performance) from American University in Washington D.C. in 2006. She then went on to receive her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a licensed Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Ashley has worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 5 years beginning with her work as “support staff” at House of Hope. She also completed her internship at First Step House (a residential Drug and alcohol treatment center for men). She has since worked at Highland Ridge Hospital as an admissions counselor performing initial assessments and all other admissions duties there. She places a strong emphasis on the arts (including writing), individuality, and creativity in recovery, and believes that artistic expression can be an incredibly therapeutic tool used for growth and recovery. She also wishes to continue to work with and study PTSD and believes that human response to trauma is an important factor in numerous mental health issues including addiction. She is also an avid animal lover, and believes animals to be some of the best therapeutic tools we have. Her main hobbies include anything theater or musical theater related, as well as spending time/working with her dog (she hopes to train service dogs some day!).
Keith Fierman is the Director of Family Support and Public Relations at Cirque lodge. Keith came to Cirque after years in the field as one of our country's leading interventionists. Keith currently sits on the Board of Directors for The Association of Intervention Specialists and the Board of Directors for the ADAC. Keith is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Board Registered Interventionist. Keith after referring many clients to Cirque Lodge through the years retired from being an active interventionist and has taken a position with the staff that has allowed him to use his vast experience in working with families gleaned from his years in the field. "I wanted to work for a center where every employee believes they can make a difference." Keith speaks nationally and internationally about the importance of a healthy treatment experience and the role of family support in that treatment experience and recovery.
Stephanie Fierman is the Director of Business Development for Cirque Lodge. She has worked in the behavioral health field for 10 years. Stephanie began her career in the field after she had a family member who struggled with addiction. Helping family members through their journey into recovery became a passion for her. Prior to career in the behavior health field, Stephanie taught special education and developed a preschool, was the Preschool Director for Temple Emanu-El Synagogue in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband relocated to Provo Utah where they could become a part of the Cirque Lodge family and continue to be of support for those looking to enter recovery.
Eial was born in Israel, raised in Vancouver and then spent 16 years in Manhattan prior to making Southern California his home is 1999. Eial completed the Addiction Studies and Counseling program at UCLA in 2011 and has worked in the Behavioral Health field for 5 years, most recently at Michael's House in Palm Springs, where he currently resides.
Be it the Design Rep Group he started in NYC, the theater company in Santa Barbara or his time in Real Estate Development, Eial's love of people and interest in human behavior has always fueled his professional life. As an Alumni of Cirque Lodge, Eial is excited to play a part in helping others obtain the quality, caring and supportive treatment he himself experienced at Cirque and believes that all those struggling with addiction deserve.
Courtney McShay Carroll is the Director of Admissions at Cirque Lodge. Originally from Indiana, Courtney graduated from Ball State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Upon graduation she moved to Salt Lake City and worked with adolescents struggling with addiction and other co-occurring issues. Courtney then moved to California where she became the Director of Admissions for the world renowned Betty Ford Center. Given her love for health care and desire to help others, she recently completed her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration at Regis University. She has worked in the field of chemical dependency treatment for over 15 years. Courtney and her husband, John are the proud parents of two children. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors
Brittany L. Asay is the Director of Client Relations at Cirque Lodge. She began her work experience at Cirque Lodge as a lead receptionist in 1999. She took a brief hiatus in 2004 to have 3 children and came back to Cirque in 2008 to coordinate events and work with professionals. She has a deep love for this field and hopes that her passion and hard work ethic can touch the lives of those seeking solace in a life free from addiction.
Starla Losee is the Executive Assistant at Cirque Lodge. Her responsibilities include interviewing and hiring new employees, state and health inspections, and licensing. She works closely with the Executive Team on the daily operations at Cirque Lodge. She started out thirteen years ago as the Lodge Coordinator. She loves working in this field and seeing the miracles that happen through the Twelve Step Program that changes the lives of addicts and families. She enjoys being in the sunshine and spending time with her husband and six children.
As the Aftercare Coordinator, Chris works with the clinical team to make sure every resident at Cirque Lodge has solid aftercare recommendations and a continuing care plan when they leave. As the Alumni Director, Chris helps the alumni to stay connected to Cirque Lodge through the annual alumni reunion, alumni retreats, the mentoring program, the guesting privilege, alumni dinners, weekly aftercare, private alumni Facebook group, quarterly newsletters and monthly email updates. Chris Rueckert came to Cirque Lodge in 2011. Originally from Maryland, Chris came to Utah to play lacrosse at Brigham Young University where he received his bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising in 2003. Chris is currently enrolled in the ASUDC program at the University of Utah. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany and children, Brielle and Dean. His favorite activities include lifting weights, eating clean, skiing, cycling and mountain biking.
For more information about our staff, please give us a call at 1-877-99-REHAB.