Treating Addictions Through Gospel Centered Solutions

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Each person on our team demonstrates professionalism and experience when approaching addiction. Our entire staff contributes to an atmosphere and environment of safety and respect. For the addicted, their families and those struggling with psychological and emotional challenges, Renaissance Ranch Outpatient staff is here to support you through the bad times while you work toward the good times. Our outpatient drug rehab has a unique approach that integrates clinically driven methods with Gospel principles, offering an enhanced recovery experience through the 12 step based treatment approach customized to the needs of each client.


Our Team Members

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Dave Callister

LCSW, Executive Clinical Director

Tyson Dixon

CEO

Bryan Hedin

Executive Director Bluffdale Men’s Program

Mark Kastleman

BCC, BCPC, Program Director

 

Alema Harrington

CSUDC, Director of Marketing and Media Relations

Ashleigh Miller

LCSW, Outpatient Clinical Director

Jameson Hedin

SUDC

Hollie Abbott

Recovery Coach

 

Danell Ranquist

Executive Director, Sandy Women

Jimmy Jagard

Executive Director of Sandy Program

Drew Redd

Executive Director Orem Program

Claudeen Cox

Recovery Coach Farmington

 

Ben Andrews

Recovery Coach, Orem Men

Adakai Talker

Recovery Coach

Matt Piper

Executive Director, Farmington

 

Dave Callister

LCSW, Executive Clinical Director

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Dave graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. In addition to his formal education, he has been in recovery from substance dependence since 1999. During his own struggle with addiction, Dave found light and purpose through the 12-step program and has been passionate about sharing the message of hope and healing ever since. He has worked with youth, adults, and families suffering from addiction and mental illness at multiple programs including LifeLine For Youth, Lakeview Hospital, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), and Renaissance Ranch Residential and Outpatient Programs. Aside from his work, Dave loves the outdoors, playing golf, spending time with family, and listening to music and playing the guitar.


Tyson Dixon

CEO

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Tyson also has firsthand experience in recovering from the disease of addiction. He has years of service involvement with local recovery programs and has also completed the Licensed Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Utah Valley University and is continuing education at the Argosy University pursuing a Masters in counseling. Tyson is passionately motivated to help others as he was helped to overcome the deadly disease of addiction.


Bryan Hedin

Executive Director Bluffdale Men’s Program

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Bryan has over 5 years working in the recovery field in admissions, marketing, case management, and community outreach. As a Recovery Coach, Bryan works with men on a daily basis offering experience, strength, and hope that comes from the twelve steps. His main focus is to share the same love, and light that recovery provides to him each day. He is passionate about helping men and women achieve emotional, gospel, and physical sobriety, and supporting the recovering addict in finding their light and true selves again.


Mark Kastleman

BCC, BCPC, Program Director

Mark is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor with a specialty in addiction recovery and behavior change. As an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer, Mark has worked with leading neuroscientists and psychologists in developing education and recovery programs used worldwide for pornography and sexual addiction. As an addiction recovery mentor, Mark has helped struggling individuals in over 80 countries.

Mark’s book The Drug of the New Millennium—The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use has been published in four languages and is widely cited and utilized by therapists, counselors, and clergy.

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, California, the pornography production capital of the world, Mark was exposed to porn at a young age and instantly hooked. For more than 30 years he struggled before finally sticking to the path of lasting recovery. Mark feels a special love and connection for those who struggle under the crippling burden of pornography and sexual addiction, and a passion for doing all he can to assist them on their recovery journeys.


Alema Harrington

CSUDC, Director of Marketing and Media Relations

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Alema Harrington says that he is a broadcaster by profession and works in addiction recovery because it’s his passion. Alema graduated from BYU where he was a member of the 1984 National Championship team and as a broadcaster, he has covered the biggest events in Utah Sports including the NBA finals with the Jazz, The final four with the Utes and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Harrington is active in the community and has worked as a volunteer at the youth corrections facilities in Utah teaching classes on addiction recovery. A recovering addict himself, Harrington earned his Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) degree from Utah Valley University in 2013. He is currently writing a book about his journey in recovery. He hopes to inspire purpose for those who have crossed similar paths in life.


Ashleigh Miller

LCSW, Outpatient Clinical Director

Ashleigh earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. She is passionate about understanding and treating mental health issues and addiction. She knows the power of vulnerability in the recovery community and is committed to offering healing and hope to individuals and their families.


Jameson Hedin

SUDC

I am a recovery coach with Renaissance Ranch. I had a spiritual awakening while attending Renaissance Ranch myself in 2009 after a long battle with drugs and alcohol. I have found joy and fulfillment in seeing other men change through the practice and application of the 12-steps. I have worked with those in early recovery in a professional and non-professional manner since 2010. I have a significant amount of empathy for people who are in the early, intimidating stages of recovery and that is why I decided to work at Renaissance Ranch. I take pride in what we do and enjoy seeing the light come on in the eyes of men who are fighting for their lives like I had to do early on, and just like I continue to do.


Hollie Abbott

Recovery Coach

My name is Hollie Abbott, and I am a Recovery Coach with Renaissance Ranch. I have been in recovery myself for 6 years. I have the privilege of working with other recovering addicts and helping them improve the quality of their lives by working the 12 steps, and I have never had a more fulfilling job. My job at the Ranch has been an answer to my prayers. I love watching women put their lives back together with the help of a loving higher power. I love watching these women learn to love themselves. “I can only keep what I have by giving it away.”


Danell Ranquist

Executive Director, Sandy Women

After a 10 year run on meth, I was lost and slowly dying from this cunning, baffling disease of addiction. The adversary had me right where he wanted me. I was in a severe meth psychosis for years, completely disconnected from reality, suicidal, mentally, physically and spiritually broken. I was running away from everything that meant anything to me, searching for something to fill the hole in my soul and restore me to sanity! I was empty, no sparkle, lifeless and hopeless. I felt the chains of addiction smothering me, with all of its darkness. In 2013 my life spiraled more out of control, drastically. I lost another job, sexually assaulted, felt so alone and the shame I was carrying- It was heavy and I didn’t know how to let anybody in to help me.
The insanity of this disease, I still can’t even fathom the insanity I was in complete torture. When I finally hit ROCK BOTTOM, I was beaten. It was time, God’s timing was precise, he intervened, he carried me where I needed to go… which was my 1st ARP 12 step meeting. That is when I had a glimpse of hope, I felt safe, safer then I had felt in over a decade. I felt relieved, that I didn’t have to continue living the way I was living. I felt warm inside, a feeling I hadn’t felt for years, but so comfortably familiar. I felt the spirit. After that, I wanted more of the spirit and this inspiration! I wanted to continue fighting for my life so I showed up every day, however many meetings a day I had too. I had 5 relapses that 1st month (weekends were the hardest) but I kept going, I kept showing up. Something started to change INSIDE of me. I did 90 meetings in 90 days! After 60 days I started treatment at RENAISSANCE RANCH OUTPATIENT, this is where I was able to work on the trauma I had been through, learn tools forlong-termm sobriety and education on the disease of addiction that I was eager to start learning. This was a miracle, my recovery is a miracle! I am a Miracle! “If God brings me to It, he will bring me through it.”
God has restored my life more than I ever could have dreamed. I have my glow back, that sparkle in my eyes that I missed. I have the opportunity to give to others what I have been given.
I am now married with 2 boys. Something in my addiction I never thought I would ever have or even deserved. I do deserve happiness, we all do and YOU do too.
Today I have a connection with my Higher Power that fills that hole I had and it overflows with joy, gratitude, and guidance. I pray, work the steps, go to meetings and work with a sponsor, something I commit to doing the rest of my life because I know if I put God and the 12 steps first in my life everything that I put second will be first class.


Jimmy Jagard

Executive Director of Sandy Program

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Jimmy found his start in recovery at Renaissance Ranch. He has dedicated his life to helping those who were willing to help themselves. He has a beautiful, loving wife and an energetic 2-year-old daughter. Jimmy’s unique experience allows him to connect with those who are still suffering and offer them hope.


Drew Redd

Executive Director of Orem Program

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Drew experienced a rebirth of life when introduced to the Renaissance Ranch. After experiencing years of hopelessness and despair he was given the tools to learn to love others, himself and to trust in his Creator. He now works as a Recovery Coach and shares a message of love, light, and hope through living a gospel program of action.


Claudeen Cox

Recovery Coach Farmington

My name is Claudean, and I first became familiar with Renaissance Ranch when I enrolled in their program to get help with prescription drug addiction. When I entered their program, I was consumed with guilt and shame because of my addiction. I felt completely unworthy of God’s help and love. I was convinced I would never be able to get well and live a productive life. From the very first day, I was at the Ranch, I began to get well. The staff taught me that I was not beyond help and that God loved me no matter what. I began to understand that addiction is a disease and not a reflection of who I am as a person. I began to see myself and my life from a totally different perspective. I began to have hope for a brighter future. I now work as a recovery coach in our Farmington branch, and I am happier and healthier than I have been in a very long time. My goal as a Recovery Coach is to help bring hope and healing to those who choose to join us in their own personal quest to conquer alcoholism and addiction. I am living proof that it is absolutely possible to live a happy, joyous and free life after drug and alcohol addiction. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me the strength to get to where I am today.


Ben Andrews

Recovery Coach, Orem Men

My name is Ben A, and I am a recovery coach for Renaissance Ranch Outpatient. After battling alcoholism and drug addiction for years, my sanity and sobriety were restored in 2013 with the help of a spiritual program. For the first time in my life, I am able to say I honestly love myself, and believe I am “worth it”; that is what sobriety has done for me. I hope to carry that message of hope to those who are searching for a better way to live.


Adakai Talker

Recovery Coach

My name is Adakai, and I am of Native American descent. I work in the outpatient part of Renaissance Ranch as a recovery coach. My passion is helping those who are struggling with substance abuse. It is my purpose and meaning in this life to inspire and to be a guide unto all whom I come in contact with and to help those who feel hopeless realize that there is hope no matter how far down the scale you may have gone. I want to show how that life experience will benefit both yourself and others one day. I am a big believer in what we do here at Renaissance Ranch.


Matt Piper

Executive Director, Farmington

Matt Piper serves as the Executive Director of Renaissance Ranch Outpatient in Farmington, Utah. Matt has combined his knowledge of recovery and social work into his role as Executive Director to provide a culture of empathy, compassion, and connection with the goal to meet the fundamental needs of each individual client. Matt strives to influence a change of heart with each client through our core values of connection, love, sacrifice, integrity, enthusiasm, and faith. Prior to his work at Renaissance Ranch, Matt worked in various positions within the social work field, starting as a Job Coach Trainer for the LDS Church Welfare Department and subsequently as a case manager for Easter Seals. Matt, his wife Holly, and their four children are active in the recovery community. Matt and Holly facilitate weekly family group meetings, with an emphasis on education and the importance of working their own recovery. Matt has a passion for looking at the entire family system when helping a client recover from alcoholism, chemical dependency and process addictions. Drawing from his years of experience working with families, Matt believes that for the best chance of success, each family member must participate and feel supported in the healing process.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Weber State University.