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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Staff
Cirque Lodge, Sundance Utah


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. Residents of our alcohol and drug rehab facilities 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 FisherGary Fisher
Gary Fisher - Director of Operations

Gary Fisher is the Director of Operations 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 BeckDave Beck
Dave Beck, C.P.A. - Director of Experiential Therapies

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 RoeschBeverly Roesch
Beverly Roesch, L.C.S.W. - Clinical Director

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.
Dr. Betty McElroyDr. Betty McElroy
Dr. Betty McElroy, M.D., P.C. - Psychiatric Consultant

Betty McElroy serves as the Medical Director of Cirque Lodge. She had a very challenging upbringing which led her to enroll in many schools, including 9 different schools in the 3rd grade. This did not deter her from pursuing her education personally throughout her life. In high school, she had a teacher tell her that she could do anything she wanted with her life, which led her to challenge herself through college with the toughest chemistry courses. During her sophomore year of college, she was told that she should enroll in medical school (which at the time was not normal for women). She enrolled and was accepted to the University Of Texas Galveston Medical School and received her MD in 1961. She was trained in pediatrics, but changed her focus to psychiatry when she had children. She moved west 26 years ago and has filled many positions as a psychiatric professional, including acting as the Medical director of Heritage for 10 years. She is not in recovery, but has made it her commitment to help individuals address their addictions. She has served as the Medical Director of Cirque Lodge for 13 years. Residents and Staff affectionately refer to her as "Dr. Mack."
Aaron OlsonAaron Olson
Aaron Olson, C.M.H.C., S.U.D.C. - Primary Addictions Counselor

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.
Linda RueckertLinda Rueckert
Linda Rueckert, L.C.S.W. - Primary Addictions Counselor

Linda is originally from Maryland. She received her masters degree in Social Work from Boston College with an emphasis in health and mental health and then earned a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University. Prior to Cirque Lodge Linda was working in the Boston area with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness with co-occurring disorders of addiction. She developed a skill set utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help reacquaint individuals with what is really important to them. Clients then clarify these values, accept what is out of their control and commit to action which will improve their quality of life. She enjoys swimming, cycling, reading, yoga and all forms of self-care.
Joseph ElderJoseph Elder
Joseph Elder, C.M.H.C. - Primary Addictions Counselor

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.
Breanne SiebachBreanne Siebach
Breanne Siebach, L.C.S.W. - Primary Addictions Counselor / Female Program Coordinator

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.
LeeAnn NayLeeAnn Nay
LeeAnn Honeyman Nay, M.A. ATR, A.S.U.D.C.
- Primary Addictions Counselor

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.
Ed PetersonEd Peterson
Ed Peterson, C.S.W. - Primary Addictions Counselor

Ed Peterson is a Primary Counselor at Cirque Lodge. He became involved with the field of addiction treatment in 2000, when he first joined Cirque Lodge as a front line staff member. Ed received his Master of Social Work degree from The University of Utah in 2003 and is a licensed as a Certified Social Worker. Ed also received his Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University, and he spent 15 years in the private sector working in sales and marketing in the technology, transportation, and vacation industries prior to moving into the field of addiction counseling and treatment. Ed also attended Harvard University for his undergraduate education. Ed has special interest in the experience of men in midlife crisis who fall into addiction. He integrates mindfulness meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, process work, and Jungian archetypal techniques in his work with addiction clients. He has worked with a variety of practice settings and client types including: individuals, couples, major psychiatric disorders, and personality disorders. Ed also sat on the board of directors at NAMI Utah for three years.
Alison MartinAlison Martin
Alison Martin, ACMHC - Primary Addictions Counselor

Alison was born and raised in Utah. She completed her Bachelors 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.
Ashley AndrewsAshley Andrews
Ashley Andrews, A.C.M.H.C. - Primary Addictions Counselor

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!).
Scott StapleyScott Stapley
Scott Stapley, S.U.D.C., CADC I, CADC II, LAADAC, CHH, CNLD
- Primary Addictions Counselor

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, the 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.
Mishele WalkerMishele Walker
Mishele Walker, C.M.H.C. - Primary Addictions Counselor

Mishele is originally from Idaho. She attended University of Utah where she received her bachelor's degree in psychology. She worked as a trainer for an airline until 9/11 when she returned to school for her master's of counseling degree from University of Phoenix. She worked as a counselor in a wilderness treatment program in central Utah for 3 years then opened a private practice in Salt Lake City. Along with addictions she treats couples, trauma and mood disorders. She is a mother of 5 and grandmother of 4. Her hobbies are reading and writing. She is also an image consultant for professional women.
Keith FiermanKeith Fierman
Keith Fierman - Director of Family Support and Public Relations

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 FiermanStephanie Fierman
Stephanie Fierman - Director of Business Development

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.
Tommy O'DaileyTommy O'Dailey
Tommy O'Dailey - Director of Admissions

Tommy O'Dailey is the Director of Admissions at Cirque Lodge. Tommy came to Cirque Lodge as a client in January 2002 and progressed from volunteer work to the position of Director of Admissions in January 2003. Tommy's passions include building and riding his old school chopper, restoring his classic Chevy pickup truck, and spending free time growing heirloom tomatoes. Tommy is married to his wife from Bali who he met while on vacation in 2006, they share a passion for traveling the globe, beekeeping and growing chilies for homemade salsa.

Brittany AsayBrittany Asay
Brittany Asay - Director of Professional Relations

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 LoseeStarla Losee
Starla Losee - Executive Assistant, CEO

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.

Chris RueckertChris Rueckert
Chris Rueckert - Alumni Coordinator / Continuing Care Coordinator

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.

Kathleen FooteKathleen Foote
Kathleen Foote - Financial Administrator

Kathleen Foote works as the Financial Administrator and does some HR also. She has worked in the payables and payroll for the last 20 years. She has worked at Cirque Lodge since 2007 and loves the people here. She works with new hires and getting all their information and paperwork to be employed here. She loves the accounting side of her job and all it entails.

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