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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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Brittany Harris

Brittany Harris

Executive Director

Brittany Harris is the Executive Director of Cirque Lodge
She began her work experience at Cirque Lodge in operations in 1999.  In 2008 she became a department head and in 2011 moved to the oversight of several different aspects of the functional operations in the facility which gained her the title of Executive Vice-President.  In 2020 she started overseeing the revenue side of the organization being chiefly responsible for admissions and marketing as well as being intimately involved in the 80,000 square foot expansion of our Studio facility.  She was named Executive Director in March of 2022.
Brittany is the mother of six children and besides her passion for her family and her field, she is deeply involved in volunteerism for the local school system and is active in her church. Britt enjoys spending time with her husband Rob, working out, skiing, travel, and she considers herself an avid gardener!

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Gary Fisher

Executive Director Emeritus

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.

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 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.


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. 

Wendy Haddock, C.M.H.C.

Wendy Haddock, C.M.H.C.


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.


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!

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

Kelly Adams, CMHC

Primary Counselor

Kelly is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He began working at inpatient treatment programs in 2005 and started at Cirque in 2008. The modalities Kelly uses in treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and mindfulness interventions. He helps his clients address their struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, OCD, self-harm, anger, trauma, life-transition, and family strain. He utilizes a client-centered, strengths-based approach helping his clients earn their best possible life. He works with his clients collaboratively to help the clients increase personal awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptomology, and increase personal accountability. He believes that educating the family helps create the healthiest environment that will support the client in their sobriety and recovery. He helps educate the client and families about codependency and how to break free from these behaviors. He earned the 2013 Cirque Lodge Employee of the Year.

Nathan Ah Quin, C.S.W.

Nathan Ah Quin, L.C.S.W.

Program Director

Nathan has been with Cirque Lodge since 2008. He first started in the behavioral health field at the age of 19, working as a peer mentor for at risk youth. Nathan also worked 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.  Working with youth he developed a passion for helping others see how to grow to be more than they thought possible.  Cirque Lodge offers him the opportunity to engage both of these facets and is foundational to his love for and commitment to the program here.

Nathan 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.  He has extensive training in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and is also trained in EMDR.  Nathan directs facilitation of the program at Cirque Lodge, overseeing the front line and medical departments in coordination with clinical and experiential.  He also oversees the reception and housekeeping departments.  Nathan 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

Senior Director of Referral Relations

Stephanie Fierman is the Senior Director of Referral Relations for Cirque Lodge. She has worked in the behavioral health field for 20 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.

Gabriel Grimalt

Gabriel Grimalt

Director of Referral 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.

LeeAnn Nay

MA, ATR, LASUDC Primary Therapist

LeeAnn Nay is a native of Utah County. She has a Master of Arts degree in Expressive Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky and is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). LeeAnn loves incorporating expressive therapies into the work she does with individuals, families and groups here at Cirque Lodge. She often teaches the residents how to create a visual journal as another avenue to express emotions. She is also a Licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor (LASUDC). While in Kentucky, LeeAnn worked with brain injured chemically dependent clients as well as victims of violence on an outpatient basis as well as residential/shelter settings. She ran groups for chemically dependent women and victims of domestic violence at the local women’s prison and was an advocate in the courts and hospitals for victims of assault and domestic violence. She worked in an Outpatient Program called The Morton Center for 10 years.

LeeAnn speaks of her own recovery in Al Anon as a family member of alcoholic or addicted loved ones. She has a passion for sharing her own strength, experience, and hope for recovery to the family members (and residents) of Cirque Lodge. She started her own recovery in the early 1990’s and has been a therapist for 25 years. She has training in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and loves incorporating Brain Spotting Processing into the trauma work often needed to support recovery. Introducing clients to the various aspects of self-concept is also something she finds extremely helpful for reducing stress. Research shows that if we can improve our sense of self love, esteem, respect, worth, compassion, acceptance and awareness we can reduce stress which supports long term recovery.

Christian O’Donnell

National Director of Referral Relations

David Cunningham, LADACII, NCACI, ICADC, QCS

Director of Family and Clinical Relations

David Cunningham has been in the addiction treatment profession since 1990. He has served as East Tennessee President, Tennessee State President and served as the Southeastern Regional Vice President for NAADAC. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Tennessee the Henry A. Ashe Professional of the Year in East Tennessee, the State Professional of the Year Award in Tennessee, runner up for the National Professional of the Year (NAADAC), the Tim Kerin Red Ribbon Award for Community Achievement with Child and Family Services and Helping Pre-Natal Chemically Exposed Children and Adults, East Tennessee Lifetime Achievement Honoree and most recently the Tennessee State Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a current Board Member for the Tennessee Mental Health Association where he has served for several years. Cunningham says that of all of his accomplishments his personal recovery, family and friends are among his greatest assets. He gives all credit to God and all of those who came before him in the profession and recovery. David and Melissa reside in Tennessee along with their 4 children and one granddaughter.

Nathan Swapp

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Brett Harrison, LCSW

Brett is a Clinical Social Worker. Brett brings a passionate approach to his clinical work and has been working in the field for the last six years at various capacities, organizations, and levels of treatment including, the Division of Child and Family Services, the Salt Lake City Veterans Medical Center, the Office of the Medical Examiner, and acute mental health and substance abuse residential and intensive outpatient settings. His experience in the military has driven his focus on treating individuals suffering from complex trauma and substance use disorder and he utilizes a whole health, strengths-based, and trauma informed approach. Brett completed his Master of Social Work at the University of Utah and continues to expand his clinical expertise across a wide range of interventions.

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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.