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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.

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.

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Gary Fisher

Executive Director

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.

Brittany Harris

Brittany Harris

Executive Vice President

Brittany Harris. is the Executive Vice President 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.

Beverly Roesch, L.C.S.W.

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. Chemical dependency and 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.

Beverly 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 Therapists and has taught at the Alcohol and Drug Certificate Program at the University Of Utah Graduate School Of Social Work for 15 years.

Dave Beck, C.P.A.

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.

Starla 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.

 

Dr. Ryan Watkins, MD

Dr. Ryan Watkins, MD

Medical Director

Ryan Watkins Ryan Watkins was born in Texas, grew up in California and Utah, and then spent portions of his professional career in both Ohio and North Carolina before moving home to Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a dual major in Economics and Biology before attending medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He pursued training in the field of Emergency Medicine before personal experiences ultimately led him to the field of Addiction Medicine and a life centered in recovery. 

Dr. Watkins maintains a scientific and clinical interest in the physiologic and pharmacologic approaches required to practice addiction medicine in a residential setting and finds a true passion in the complex intersection of medical science and behavioral emotionality of recovery. In his free time, he enjoys art, poetry, theater, film, live music,  wandering through Home Depot, and fly fishing in the Provo River.

Adrianne Kelley

Adrianne Kelly

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner

Adrianne Kelley is a board-certified nurse practitioner who was born and raised in Mississippi.  She began her nursing career over 22 years ago after earning an Associate Degree of Nursing.  She initially focused on labor and delivery and emergency medicine.  She also had the privilege of working in her grandfather and uncle’s family practice clinic with a subspeciality in addiction medicine.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama and holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an adult nurse practitioner. 

Over the past 10 years, Adrianne’s focus has been hospital-based cardiology and internal medicine, with significant experience in managing detox patients.  She is passionate about caring for those struggling with addiction.  Adrianne and her family relocated to Utah where she became part of the Cirque Lodge family.   She and her husband have 4 wonderful children, an amazing daughter-in-law and 2 precious grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and eating southern food and playing games.  She also enjoys meditation, reading, music, camping, hiking, water activities and traveling.  

 

Aaron Olson, C.M.H.C., S.U.D.C.

Aaron Olson, C.M.H.C., S.U.D.C.

Therapist

Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and holds an additional license as a substance use disorder counselor. Aaron has spent 25 years working in a variety of behavioral health settings including juvenile justice, inpatient psychiatry, community mental health, and addiction in residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient settings. Aaron utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment with a strong foundation in rational emotive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and contextual therapy.

Aaron has a strong connection interest in understanding the impact of transgenerational trauma on families and has lectured around the country on this topic. As the Lodge Program Director, Aaron oversees the overall treatment experience of residents at the lodge while carrying a caseload and supervising the clinical staff. Aaron is on the faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work Substance Abuse Counseling Program.

Francine Miller, C.M.H.C.

Francine Miller, C.M.H.C.

Primary Therapist

Francine Miller has an intrinsic positive regard for all people.  She is a published author of “Blurred Vision”, a motivational speaker in the area of family systems in regards to addiction/recovery, a yoga/meditation/mindfulness practitioner, has a multiple subject degree as an educator, and a Masters Degree as a Mental Health Counselor. As a therapist, She has received certificates in Brain Spotting, psychodrama, Gottman marriage counseling, eating disorders, and inner child work.  

Francine has done over 25 years of work in the family systems and codependent area of recovery and brings her understanding, compassion, and insight into treatment. She speaks to families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. She speaks on topics concerning one’s connection to the true self, issues of abuse, codependency, family dysfunction, neglect, alcoholism, ACOA, Trauma, and provides insight and healing through mindful-based recovery. 

Luca M. Reid, C.M.H.C.

Luca M. Reid, C.M.H.C.

Therapist

Luca has been involved in Behavioral Health and Addiction Recovery since 2011. Prior to joined the Cirque family, Luca worked with adults in recovery in residential treatment in the Salt Lake area, where he learned to treat those with addictions as well as other mental health conditions. Luca received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Utah Valley University and completed his Masters of Education in Professional Counseling at the University of Utah.

Luca teaches part time at UVU in the Behavioral Science department. Luca enjoys spending time at home with his wife and kids, and enjoys spending time playing cards and board games, watching movies, and following international soccer.

Wendy Haddock, C.M.H.C.

Wendy Haddock, C.M.H.C.

Therapist

Wendy has over 12 years of experience in substance abuse behavioral health, 10 of which were spent with adolescents in a residential behavior health facility. Wendy has a passion for empowering others in finding their true selves, mindfulness and has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skill development. She has a heart for people who struggle with emotional dysregulation and underdeveloped life skills.

Wendy recently completed her Master degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has been a part of the Cirque clinical team since early 2016. She is originally from Wisconsin and has live in Utah for nearly 20 years and loves spending time with her large and crazy family. 

Brian Tease, M.S.W., S.U.D.C.

Brian Tease, M.S.W., S.U.D.C.

Therapist

Brian Tease, MSW, SUDC, brings a straightforward and passionate approach to his work in the field of substance use disorders.  He has been a Primary Counselor at Cirque Lodge since August of 2016.  Brian is particularly adept at weaving his educational expertise as a consistent Dean’s list student in the School of Social Work at the University of Utah with his immense body of practical application with over 10,000 hours in building therapeutic alliances in community-based social service systems.   

Brian’s personal experiences and professional practices have provided him with a strong foundation for his advocacy on behalf of the homeless, incarcerated individuals, and those who struggle with chemical dependency exacerbated by underlying psychiatric issues.  His efforts have even been chronicled by our local news broadcasts and he was a finalist for the Jasper G. Chen See, Award as the national volunteer of the year in the field of addiction treatment.  He was chosen as the commencement speaker for his graduating class at the University of Utah.

Brian earned his Masters of Social Work and his Substance Use Disorder Counselor degrees from the University of Utah.  In addition to his responsibilities at Cirque Lodge, Brian serves as an instructor at the University of Utah College of Social Work and serves on the Utah State Board of Pardons.

He is married to the former Shirlynn Woodward, and he loves his golden doodle and riding motorcycles!

Holly R. Long, L.C.M.H.C.

Holly R. Long, L.C.M.H.C.

Therapist

Holly is the Men’s Clinical Lead and Therapist. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Alabama Birmingham, then went on to earn a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Harding University. She has been practicing in Utah since 2008 focusing work on family, marital, trauma, and substance use treatment. She utilizes her systemic training to support the building of a healthy and sustainable family system.

Kelly Adams, A.C.M.H.C.

Kelly Adams, A.C.M.H.C.

Therapist

Kelly has been involved in the behavioral health field for the past 11 years. Kelly has been a part of the Cirque family for the past 8 years at both the Lodge and the Studio. Prior to Cirque Lodge, Kelly worked in a youth treatment center in Provo, Utah. While there, Kelly developed a compassion for individuals struggling with behavioral issues and addiction.

Kelly earned his Bachelors in psychology from UVU and completed his Masters as a Clinical Mental Health Therapist. Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife and four children traveling, camping, and at the movies.

Nathan Ah Quin, C.S.W.

Nathan Ah Quin, C.S.W.

Program Coordinator

Nathan joined the Cirque family in June 2008. He first started in the behavioral health field at the age of 19, working as a peer mentor for at risk youth. During this time he discovered a passion for helping others learn how to grow and become more then they thought they could be. Nathan quickly transitioned into working as a Field Staff in a Therapeutic Wilderness Program and developed a deep appreciation for the healing powers of nature and a love for the Utah deserts and mountains.

After his time with this program, Nathan returned to work as a youth mentor where he stayed until his move to Cirque. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science/Psychology with a Minor in Geology, graduating Cum Laude and went on to earn his Masters of Social Work degree and is also trained in EMDR.  Nathan leads the frontline staff team at Cirque and was named the 2012 Cirque Lodge Employee of the Year.

Courtney Carroll

Courtney Carroll

Director of Admissions

Courtney 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.

Daryl Bullock

Senior V.P. of Referral Relations

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, and their children Tyler, Corey, Mary Alice, Logan and his beloved bulldog Sam.

Stephanie 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 her 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

Keith 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 Therapist 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.

Eial Fishman

Eial Fishman

Professional Relations, Pacific Region

Eial Fishman was born in Israel, raised in Vancouver and then spent 16 years in New York City prior to making Southern California his home is 1999. Eial completed the Addiction Studies and Counseling program at UCLA in 2011 and has been working in Behavioral Health and Addiction since 2010.

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 both his personal and professional life. Eial is passionate about the opportunity 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.

Gabriel Grimalt

Gabriel Grimalt

Professional Relations, Northeast Region

Prior to joining the Cirque Lodge team Gabriel worked as VP Director of Outreach for Ascendant Detox in NYC, he also held the position as Senior Treatment Placement Specialist with Acadia Healthcare. Tasked with helping individuals find treatment solutions that met their therapeutic and financial needs. In this role he was able to help countless individuals with treatment placement as well as being a valued resource to the clinical community at large in NYC. He resides in upstate NY with his wife Sinead and bulldog Bevers.

Gabriel’s passion for helping others is fueled by his own personal experiences with drugs and alcohol, aside from his current role as NE Director of Referral Relations Cirque Lodge Gabriel’s also a board member of BIGVISION. BIGVISION is a non-profit located in NYC that provides sober “fun” events for young adults in sobriety.

Chris Rueckert

Chris Rueckert

Continuing Care Coordinator

As the Continuing Care 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. 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.

 

Meghan Funderburk

Meghan Funderburk

Director of Alumni Services

Meghan Funderburk is the Director of Alumni Services at Cirque Lodge.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Peer Support Specialist.  Since 2013, she has worked in addiction services with a specific focus on Alumni Services.  Meghan is originally from Massachusetts and came west to follow the snow which ultimately lead her to find her own healing and recovery in the mountains of Utah.

Meghan travelled the world as a young adult competing at a high level of alpine ski racing and finished college as an NCAA cum laude student athlete, but if you ask her what she is most proud of, she will tell you it is her own alumni status at Cirque Lodge.  Aside from her family, her husband Ben, and their son Tripp, the great love of Meghan’s life is assisting individuals in establishing and maintaining long-term sobriety and wellness.

Contact Us

Cirque Lodge offers a combination of experiential, behavioral, and group therapies to provide a holistic and enriching treatment experience.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, please contact us today. We can help.

Facilities

Contact Us

Lodge Facility:
3114 E Ida’s Road
Sundance, UT 84604

Studio Facility:
777 N Palisade Drive,
Orem, UT 84097

Toll Free (24 Hours)
1-800-582-0709

info@cirquelodge.com

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