Our Team


Mark Richards - Owner and CEO


Mark and his brother started Wasatch Recovery in 2011. He is very passionate about helping people in addiction. Mark brings experiance from a variety of other fields. His primary focus was in commercial and residential real estate.  Mark is an active Owner and is committed to being involved in each person's treatment. When not working Mark can be found on a golf course or at the lake with his family.


Jeff Richards - Owner


Whitney Williams - Director of Finance


Corey Markisich - Executive Director


Corey graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's of Finance Degree, and further completed graduate work in Substance Abuse Counseling. Corey then went on and completed a Masters in Business Administration. Corey's heart is in helping others heal from the disease of addiction. Corey brings experience in everything from running groups and counseling to organizing and operating programs. Corey is married and has two chdren. Corey loves to golf, trail run and be outsdie.


Kirk Laplante - Operations Director


Kirk oversees the daily operations at Wasatch Recovery. He manages the staff and leads by example. Kirk helped start the Wasatch Recovery Foundation Friday Night Sober Softball League. Kirk takes great pride in showing up to work everyday with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and contagious energy. Kirk started shortly after Wasatch Recovery opened and has grown with the company. Kirk is an active person and enjoys time with his family.


Wendy McCarter - Clinical Director


Wendy has been with Wasatch Recovery since 2015 and worked in the recovery industry since 2009. Wendy graduated with honors from the University of Utah and received a masters in professional Counseling from Westminster College. Wendy is passionate about her work and grateful to be a part of individuals taking the reins back in their lives. She is well trained and experienced working with trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She is known for her ability to strike a balance between being strong, direct, and honest while still being compassionate, patient and supportive. Outside of work, Wendy enjoys time with family and her dogs and exploring the magnificent mountains of Utah.


Ryan Decker - Marketing Director


Ryan is a native to Utah and enjoys golfing, hunting and anything in the outdoors but more then anything he enjoys time in the mountains with family and friends. After Ryan's own battle with addiction he reached out for help and found that at wasatch recovery. Ryan has a passion for helping others and loves to help in anyway he can to help them regain happiness and lifelong recovery.


Erica Ross - Outpatient Clinical Director


Nadya Wayment - Medical Director


Dr. Wayment is a board-certified family medicine and addiction medicine physician with 10+ years of experience.  She practices with a passion in delivering patient advocacy, anticipatory guidance, and providing the highest quality personalized medical care.  Her career has been focused on developing strong relationships with her patients, their families and the entire healthcare team.  Dr. Wayment completed her family medicine medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona in 2008. Dr. Wayment also holds board certifications by the A.B.I.M in family medicine, and she is a member of the American Society of Addiction medicine.


Tina Holman - Experiential Director


Tina Holman has been with Wasatch for 9 1/2 years. Tina oversees all exerpaiatil acitivies at Wasatch Recovery. Her passion is helping people who have become disconnected to themselves and others both mentally and physically.  She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 12 years. She has years of experience teaching corporate and studio yoga but prefers teaching inpatient treatment recovery yoga. Tina is happily married and the mother of 3 children. She loves life and lives it to the fullest.


Todd Sylvester - Life Coach


Todd Sylvester currently serves as a Belief System Counselor & Personal-Development coach. Todd refers to Wasatch Recovery Treatment Center as best University on the Planet. Todd spent his youth addicted to drugs and alcohol. Through his own recovery and newfound awareness, Todd learned that more powerful than any addiction was the power of the human spirit. Over the past 31 years, Todd has discovered and taught universal principles that have empowered thousands to conquer addiction, crush compulsive behaviors and change their limiting belief systems.  Todd has been married to his sweetheart for 28 years.  They have four children and live a happy, busy life together.


Shawn Mansell - Therapist


Shawn has over seven years of experience as a therpasist, including five being focused on substance abuse. Shawn was born and raised in California, but is proud call the breathtaking mountains and vast deserts of Utah home. He has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Mass Communication (Journalism), both from the University of Utah. Having tipped his toe in writing and journalism, Shawn has always been driven by a passion to hear the stories of others, particularly the unheard and unrepresented. He believes strongly in the healing power of controlling your own narrative. When not at work, Shawn can be found perusing non-fiction books and documentaries for inspiring stories and intriguing trivia. He also loves animals and has a cat with an Irish name that no one seems to pronounce correctly.


Lisa Gaffney Gonzalez - Therapist


David Nelson - Physician


Jason Mijarez - Therapist


Ashley Alfieri - Therapist

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