Meet the Team

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.

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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.
All Members
Administrative Operations Team
Admissions Team
Clinical Team
Executive Team
Experiential Team
Medical Team
Referral Relations Team
Resident Services Team
Brittany Harris
Brittany Harris
Executive Director
Brittany began working at Cirque Lodge in 1999 and by 2008 was working as a member of the management team, overseeing different aspects of the functional operations side of our facilities. Over the next 12 years she continued in this capacity, working...
Nic Losee
Nic Losee
Operations Director
Nic began working at Cirque Lodge in 2002 as an executive assistant. During his tenure Nic has worked with nearly every department in the organization. He currently manages the day to day functional aspects of our operation, providing administrative...
Beverly Roesch, LCSW
Beverly Roesch, LCSW
Clinical Director & Therapist
Bev 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 Utah and completed her graduate work at the University of Utah earning her Master of Social Work. Bev has worked...
Aaron Olson, CMHC, SUDC
Aaron Olson, CMHC, SUDC
Clinical Coordinator & Therapist
Aaron has been with Cirque Lodge since 2009 and has more than 25 years of experience working in the behavioral health field, including time working with the juvenile justice system, inpatient psychiatry, and community mental health. He has specialized...
Nathan Ah Quin, LCSW
Nathan Ah Quin, LCSW
Administrative Director & Therapist
Nathan began working at Cirque Lodge in the summer of 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Nathan earned his bachelor’s in behavioral science & psychology with a minor in geology, graduating Cum Laude and went on to...
Jake Kenison
Jake Kenison
Experiential Director & Therapist
Jake was born in Idaho, grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and lived in New York City for about five years. He began working in the field when he came to Cirque Lodge in 2015 working as a front line staff. He quickly advanced in the department before...
Rich Losee, SUDC
Rich Losee, SUDC
IT Director & Counselor
Rich began working with Cirque Lodge in 2001 and is one of the longest term members of the organization. He has worked in a variety of departments here, with an especially long tenure as a member of the experiential team where he focused on self-esteem...
Starla Losee
Starla Losee
Executive Assistant
Starla has been working at Cirque Lodge for more than 20 years, first starting here in the summer of 2000 and initially held the role of program coordinator at the lodge. She is currently the Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO, and she has a...
Gary Fisher
Gary Fisher
Emeritus Director
Gary has been involved in the behavioral health field for more than 30 years, having been a board member for the Utah Council for Crime Prevention, the Recovery Management Alliance, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, a past...
J. Ryan Watkins, MD
J. Ryan Watkins, MD
Medical Director
Dr. Watkins is the attending physician and medical director here at Cirque Lodge and has been with us since 2017. In this role, he oversees the care of our residents, from the moment they admit, through their transition to continuing care. He leads the...
Adrianne Kelly
Adrianne Kelly
Nurse Practitioner
Originally from Mississippi, Adrianne is a board certified nurse practitioner and came to Cirque Lodge in 2018. She began her nursing career over 20 years ago and initially focused on labor and delivery and emergency medicine. She also worked in her...
Doug Grover, MD
Doug Grover, MD
Psychiatrist
Dr. Grover, MD is a board certified psychiatrist with particular interests in treating depressive, anxiety, bipolar, and psychotic disorders. He works in a variety of settings currently including acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, adolescent...
Alexander Gerber, PA
Alexander Gerber, PA
Physician Assistant
Alex has been a licensed Physician Assistant since 2021, having previously worked as an EMT and Firefighter. Originally from Pleasant Grove, Utah, he has lived here in Utah most of his adult life, moving for a brief time to pursue his graduate studies.....
Elisabeth Erickson, RN
Elisabeth Erickson, RN
Nursing Coordinator
Liz first started working here at Cirque Lodge in 2015 and stayed here through 2017. In that brief two year stretch she quickly became a vital part of the medical team and assumed the position of Nursing Coordinator. She took a two year hiatus from...
Hailey Graham
Hailey Graham
Medical Coordinator & Medical Records Custodian
Hailey began working at Cirque Lodge in 2014. This was her first introduction to the field, and she was drawn to the work as she has family who have had their own struggles with addiction. Hailey first began in the front line department here at Cirque...
Francine Miller, CMHC
Francine Miller, CMHC
Therapist
Francine has over 25 years of experience in family systems and codependency recovery. Francine brings this experience, as well as her broad knowledge concerning one’s connection to true self, issues of abuse, family dysfunction, neglect, and trauma to...
Kelly Adams, CMHC
Kelly Adams, CMHC
Clinical Coordinator & Therapist
Kelly has worked in behavioral health for nearly 20 years and began working at Cirque Lodge in 2008. He is clinical coordinator for the studio clinicians and maintains a therapeutic case load as well. Kelly comfortably adjusts his therapeutic approach...
Candice Packer, LCSW
Candice Packer, LCSW
Therapist
Candice was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado until the age of 12 when her family moved to Lindon, Utah. She is a kind and compassionate individual whose desire to help is demonstrated through her genuine concern and dedication to her clients. She ...
Darran Zenger, LCSW
Darran Zenger, LCSW
Therapist
Darran is a member of the Cirque Lodge clinical team, coming on board in 2022. He most enjoys seeing residents recognize within themselves the strength, resilience, and potential that others see within them. He has expressed many times that helping resi...
Jill Devereaux, CSW
Jill Devereaux, CSW
Therapist
Jill is originally from Los Angeles, California but has lived in Utah most of her adult life. She comes to Cirque Lodge with almost ten years of behavioral health experience. In 2017, she left Utah for New England to complete her graduate studies,...
Heather Klein-Gladney, ACMHC
Heather Klein-Gladney, ACMHC
Therapist
Heather has worked in the behavioral health field since 2016 and joined Cirque Lodge in the fall of 2022. She currently lives in Vineyard, Utah but has lived all over the western united states and has also lived in Germany. As a member of the clinical...
Michael Julian, SUDC
Michael Julian, SUDC
Counselor
Mikey is a counselor in the men’s program at the studio and has been a part of the Cirque Lodge family since 2008. Mikey first came to Cirque as a member of the front line team and rose to become a long time leader in the department, helping to guide and...
B. Marty Martin, SUDC
B. Marty Martin, SUDC
Counselor
Marty is originally from Orlando, FL, born to a military family. He spent most of his life moving between Utah and California, most recently living in San Diego before retuning to Taylorsville, UT in 2019. He began working in the recovery field in 2011,...
Randal Head
Randal Head
Experiential Coordinator
Randy is our mainstay in the experiential department, having been with Cirque Lodge since 2003. He coordinates and manages the experiential program for the studio, and brings his love of climbing, hiking, gardening, and photography to bear within the...
Aimee O’Brien
Aimee O’Brien
Experiential Staff
Aimee is a member of our experiential team and primarily works with the residents and the horses. She helps promote self-awareness and mindfulness through energy awareness, body language, and breath while doing work with the horses. She loves to...
Janice Homan
Janice Homan
Experiential Staff – Horse Specialist
Janice is a specialist within the experiential department, managing the horse work we offer here, and overseeing the stables. Originally from Owen, Wisconsin she currently lives in Salem, Utah having moved here in 1970 for college. She brings more than ...
Tammy Rodeback
Tammy Rodeback
Experiential Staff – Artist in Residence
Tammy has been with Cirque Lodge since 2014. She facilitates the experiential art program here and loves experiencing the joy and happiness the residents discover when challenging themselves artistically, grasping new concepts, and tapping into their own...
Mathew Hewlett
Mathew Hewlett
Experiential Staff – Pilot
Hewy is originally from Oahu, Hawaii and was raised on the island of Kauai. His family moved to American Fork, Utah when he was in high school, after which he went on to live in Arizona for 12 years where he began his piloting career. He currently lives...
Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson
Continuing Care Coordinator
Jennifer has worked in the field of recovery for nearly 20 years and joined the Cirque Lodge family in 2008. For the first 13 years of her tenure Jennifer worked with the front line, eventually becoming the most senior lead at the studio location,...
Brianna Mason
Brianna Mason
Alumni Services Director
Bri is originally from Northern California and made the move to Utah in 2016 when the opportunity to work at Cirque Lodge become a possibility. She first began to work in the substance use disorder field in 2013, having developed the desire to give back...
Meghan Funderburk
Meghan Funderburk
Director of the Cirque Lodge Foundation
Meghan is the Foundation Director here at Cirque Lodge. In this role she oversees ongoing events, activities, and outreach services for the philanthropic arm of the organization which supports treatment opportunities for those in need. She has worked in...
Elizabeth Kelter
Elizabeth Kelter
Associate Foundation Director
Libby first began working at Cirque Lodge in 2013, joining the team after having completed her own treatment here. Libby first started as a receptionist and moved on to join the front line team, working directly with the residents as a mentor and program...
Cora Packham
Cora Packham
Program Coordinator
Cora is originally from Twin Falls, Idaho but relocated to Lehi, Utah in 2022 in order to join the Cirque Lodge team. This move saw her transition from the physical medicine field into behavioral health. Cora made this move given her love for the health...
Kimberly Iverson
Kimberly Iverson
Program Coordinator
Kim began working at Cirque in the summer of 2016. She is a member of the front line team and rose through the leadership ranks to become program coordinator for the studio. In this role, Kim oversees the front line staff and shift leads, working with...
Julie Wendel, SUDC
Julie Wendel, SUDC
Resident Services Coordinator & Counselor
Julie has been with Cirque Lodge since 2004 and as one of the longest tenured members of the team, has worked in a variety of positions through the years. She has mostly dedicated her time to new resident program orientation, assessment, and treatment...
Courtney McShay Carroll
Courtney McShay Carroll
Admissions Director
Courtney leads the admission department at Cirque Lodge. She considers the opportunity to work with residents and helping families in finding hope and healing a true gift. Originally from Indiana, Courtney graduated from Ball State University where she ...
Christa Hess
Christa Hess
Admissions Staff
Christa began working at Cirque Lodge in 2021. Originally from Manti, Utah and currently living in Orem, she is new to the field of substance use treatment after having had a long career as a stylist. She is a member of the admissions team and has also ...
Natalia Carroll
Natalia Carroll
Admissions Staff
Natalia is originally from Sammamish, Washington and moved to Utah in the summer of 2018. She has worked at Cirque Lodge since August 2020 and is currently a member of the admissions department wherein she assists potential new residents and their...
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor
Admissions Staff
Sean began working at Cirque Lodge in 2022 and is a member of our admissions team. Sean quickly became a strong and valued member of the department given his high level of willingness and genuine caring attitude. Sean loves being a part of helping...
Stephanie Fierman
Stephanie Fierman
Senior Director of Referral Relations
Stephanie has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 20 years and is currently the senior director for our outreach department, managing the day to day of our referral, family, and public relations activities. She began her career after she ...
Daryl Bullock
Daryl Bullock
Senior VP of Referral Relations, National
Daryl has been working in the field of substance use treatment since 1988 and got his start by working as a clinical assistant at Pine Grove Recovery Center. After his first year in the field, Daryl attended his first physician’s health conference where ...
Keith Fierman
Keith Fierman
Director of Family Support & Referral Relations Specialist, National
Keith came to Cirque Lodge after years in the field as one of the country’s leading interventionists. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Intervention Specialists and the Board of Directors for the Association of Alcohol and Drug...
Gabriel Grimalt
Gabriel Grimalt
Referral Relations Specialist, Northeast
Gabe began working with Cirque Lodge in 2019. Prior to joining the team, he worked as VP Director of Outreach for Ascendant Detox in New York. He also held the position of Senior Treatment Placement Specialist with Acadia Healthcare. In these roles,...
David Cunningham, LADACII, NCACII, CADC, QCS
David Cunningham, LADACII, NCACII, CADC, QCS
Family & Referral Relations Specialist, Southeast
David has worked in the substance use treatment field since 1990. He has served in NAADAC as an area and state President in Tennessee and has also served as Southeast Regional Vice President. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the H...
Tyson Stark
Tyson Stark
Referral Relations Specialist, California
Tyson Stark is proudly in long term recovery. Tyson began what would become his life’s work in the addiction field in 2012 in Nashville, TN. He has held a variety of different positions from front line to administrative working his way through the ranks ...
Jay Gould
Jay Gould
Referral Relations Specialist, Intermountain West
Jay has worked with Cirque Lodge since the fall of 2011. During most of that time, he worked in the front line department as program coordinator for the lodge. Jay has recently shifted to the outreach department, focusing on the Intermountain West. We ...
Emma Olson
Emma Olson
Referral Relations Coordinator
Emma has been a part of the Cirque Lodge team since the summer of 2019. She was drawn to Cirque Lodge after recognizing the generational impact of addiction in her own life, and after realizing her desire to be part of the solution. Throughout her tenure...
Leslee Cook, SUDC, SHRM-CP
Leslee Cook, SUDC, SHRM-CP
Human Resource & Finance Director
Leslee is the Financial & Human Resource Director here at Cirque Lodge. In this capacity she directly oversees all the accounting and HR processes for the organization, including payroll and insurance billing, new staff on boarding, annual performance...
Hillary Marlin
Hillary Marlin
Human Resource & Finance Coordinator
Hillary began at Cirque Lodge in July of 2016 working directly with the residents as a front line staff. In October 2018 she transitioned to work in the HR & Finance Departments here. In this role, Hillary helps to take care of the Cirque employees by...
I was hesitant to come to rehab. This past 30 days has turned my life around 100%. I could not have done it without Cirque Lodge, the staff, and fellow residents.
Detox saved my body. Cirque Lodge gave me back my life. Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have been to the mountain and I have a dream.” I came to Cirque Lodge with nothing but my life, but I am leaving with dreams.
Cirque Lodge is truly well rounded with an excellent rehabilitation program and atmosphere. Having been to another first class facility, I can confidently say that Cirque Lodge has it all.
I have felt really welcome here and the staff has been very understanding. The location of this place is beautiful. This has to be one of the best treatment facilities available, if not the best.
My treatment at Cirque out measured anything I could have ever imagined. The balance of lectures, experiential therapy, and workshops worked very well for me.
My experience at Cirque Lodge was magical. I never thought in thirty days that my whole life would turn around. Instead of pushing life away, I now embrace it. Thank you Cirque Lodge.
I was extremely nervous upon arriving at Cirque Lodge. Everyone made me feel welcome. I would recommend Cirque to anyone who wants to recover from their addictions.
Cirque Lodge was a gift from God. I went to other treatment centers and I felt pushed against a wall. This place saved my life.
My experience at Cirque Lodge has helped change my whole outlook on life. It helped me get in touch with parts of my spirit that I did not know existed.
I will never forget the experience I had at Cirque Lodge. My life has been forever changed. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life. It’s the greatest gift I will ever receive.
My experience at Cirque Lodge was excellent. I believe that I have the tools to stay sober. I know that Cirque Lodge has provided me with an excellent start to sobriety and a happy life.
Cirque Lodge gave me a new lease on life. The experience allowed me to pull my soul out of the dark abyss that was my drug addiction. I am deeply grateful to everyone who played a role in my recovery.
In a faraway place, nestled into the side of an awesome mountain, lies a beautiful retreat for healing, a spiritual sanctuary. It is our home, safe from the outside world, protecting, nurturing and teaching us to find ourselves, if we are willing. We enter diseased, vulnerable and wounded, hanging onto life. With love, laughter, compassion and understanding we are helped by inspirational counselors and expert staff to face the beast, stare into our inner selves and feel our true emotions. We are taught the 12 Steps and given the tools for renewal, shown the way to find our freedom, guided in the art of giving and provided with the precious strength for survival. We are prepared to live again with the support of the Fellowship of every friend of Bill. We are allowed to believe and love again; ourselves and all those around us. The Cirque softly, indelibly marks our soul and sets us free to be.
Because of Cirque Lodge I am alive, thriving and happy for the first time in many years. Cirque Lodge not only saved my life, but reinvented my family structure as well.
I really believe that Cirque Lodge is the best facility for treatment. I am very hopeful for my future and I have already been recommending Cirque Lodge to others in need.
Once I contacted Cirque Lodge, you made me feel that I was coming to the right place. The mountains made me feel at home. Cirque Lodge has given me a chance to heal.
My experience at Cirque Lodge was much more than I expected it to be. I came here broken and confused; I am leaving here, back in touch with my Higher Power.
Cirque Lodge saved my life and gave me reason to hope for a brighter future. Beautiful, spiritual, surroundings and excellent staff, and all the tools I need for long term sobriety were found here.
This is my second treatment facility and hopefully my last. Cirque Lodge is an exceptional facility. I would highly recommend Cirque Lodge to anyone in need of help getting their life in balance.
I found my time in the mountains of Sundance at Cirque Lodge incredibly powerful and transformative to my life. I leave with a lifelong commitment to self-awareness, spiritual growth, and recovery.
This has become a very special place in my heart. I have made many friends and hope to continue the road of recovery after I leave here.

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About Cirque Lodge
Cirque Lodge is a recovery retreat providing cognitive and experiential therapies, in the pristine natural beauty of Utah’s Rocky Mountains.

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3114 E Ida's Rd, Sundance, UT 84604
The Studio
777 N Palisade Dr, Orem, UT 84097
800.582.0709
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