David Greenberg’s career spans over 35 years as a senior executive, lawyer, and chief ethics and compliance officer – but he believes that the opportunity to guide Acqua is his most important contribution to society. David also serves on the board of directors of a global NYSE company and as an advisor to CEOs and boards on how cultures of integrity drive business results. He brings all that experience to Acqua’s mission and business.
Dan Parrish was named President and Chief Operations Officer of Acqua Recovery in September 2019. He joined the team in 2018 as Director of Marketing and has made a career-long commitment to help those struggling with addiction and its underlying mental health and behavioral causes and triggers.
His mission is to ensure every individual receives the treatment and education necessary to recover and to find the resources that best suit their needs. With over 10 years of sobriety, Dan brings true empathy to those in distress and believes the path to recovery starts with each individual finding their true self. “Addiction is a disease we can only successfully treat by meeting it with compassion and honesty. If we do not find the reason why the cycle of self-medication started, how can we find the road to sobriety?” Dan is passionate about creating a program that facilitates long term success in both Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Dr. Pickrell is a physician with interests in addiction and psychiatry. He strives to identify the underlying cause of substance use. His understanding of addiction as the overlapping symptoms of biopsychosocial development is the foundation to his care model. He is committed to helping both patients and families understand that addiction is a treatable medical illness. He has been involved in the treatment of addiction for the last 17 years.
His experience with patients suffering from addiction and mental health issues is what motivated him to attend medical school. Like many people in the substance abuse field his life has been directly impacted by the illness of addiction. This has helped him develop a unique understanding that each patient is an individual and requires an individual treatment plan. He values patient autonomy and is committed to assisting patients in developing a recovery plan that they can embrace. Acqua is the perfect location for Dr. Pickrell, as he can frequently be found fishing on the nearby Provo river. His love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle has drawn him to the beautiful Wasatch Front.
Jerry Graves was born and raised in Northern California. During his high school years, he moved back and forth from California to Utah. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy and was a Hospital Corpsman for four years. When he got out of the Navy he returned to Utah where he went to school to earn a nursing degree while he worked at the Utah State Hospital for 7 years. After receiving his RN degree, he went to work in an emergency room for 10 years and was a fixed wing flight nurse for 2 years.
While working as a RN he went back to school again to earn his Family Nurse Practitioner degree. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2001 and since then has worked in a family practice office and helped provide medical coverage in a psychiatric hospital setting. He has also continued working in emergency medicine while simultaneously providing coverage in residential treatment centers. Jerry enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them understand their health conditions. He loves applying his knowledge to help identify diagnoses and help his patients reach their health potential.
Outside of work, Jerry loves to spend time with his friends and family. Jerry has been married to his wife Kobi, for twenty-five years. Together they raised two amazing daughters and are now grandparents. He also enjoys spending time outdoors such as hiking, Jeeping, and riding ATV’s.
Amberly Krop received her Nursing degree from the University of Utah where she is now an ER Charge Nurse. Her 23 year career at the University Hospital has given her extensive experience in acute detox. Over the last 6 years Amberly has been treating Recovery patients with her compassion and knowledge in the field.
Amberly loves to spend time outdoors with her family mountain biking and hiking. She loves animals as much as she does humans.
Morgan started working for Acqua back in December 2016. She has worked in several departments starting as a cook in the kitchen, moving to a psych-tech position, and now is currently our Medical liaison. Morgan has worked as a CNA/MA, and a Med-tech at a few other facilities and has a passion for helping others. Her career goal is to finish medical school and get a nursing degree so she can continue to help others.
Her favorite thing about Acqua is the family we create and care for. When Morgan isn’t working, she’s usually off doing something outdoors. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, working out, riding dirt bikes, and spending time with her friends and family.
Gloria is inspired to help people grow and reach their full potential. She has pursued this passion through over a decade of counseling and teaching in the field of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, working in university settings and in outpatient, intensive outpatient and long-term residential treatment centers, including the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
Gloria is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, holds a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Gloria and her family are transplants from New York City, and enjoys the way that living in Utah allows them to connect to each other, the community and the outdoors. She loves the energy, compassion and willingness of Acqua colleagues to change when it means better care and better outcomes for our residents. Her counseling and administrative skills are a key part of Acqua’s clinical team; her intelligence, humor and hard work are a key part of our family here.
Jess is our Director of Case Management and has been with Acqua since August of 2015. She obtained her ASUDC license in 2019 and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Social Work with Boise State University. Jess uses her personal experience in addiction and recovery to connect with others and help guide her clients on their own healing journeys, and has a strong passion for and commitment to the work she does.
She loves Utah and the outdoors and enjoys hiking, playing with her dog and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Jannell has lived in Heber since the age of 4. She always said she would leave Heber some day and yet she is so grateful she stayed. Jannell comes from a large family and has 5 siblings. She has had interest in wanting to become a therapist starting from when she was in high school. It took her some time to complete the process. She has been married for 22 years and together her and her husband have 5 daughters.
All of her daughters are grown and living their own lives which makes being an empty nester really fun for Jannell. She went back to school in 2012 and completed her bachelors in behavioral science in 2015 at Utah Valley University and then went on to complete her masters degree in August 2018 at University of Phoenix. She began working in a private practice office until she received the opportunity to come to Acqua. During her time in private practice she saw many clients who suffered with addictions and often referred them to inpatient care. She has a deep place in her heart for anyone struggling with addiction due to those clients, family members and friends that she has seen struggle over the years. Jannell has wanted to be a part of the process of helping those in need.
Jannell think the hardest part of going through the process with one of the clients is knowing and watching them be ready to leave. She feels like a mother bird who sends her little birds out of the nest to fly on their own. She wants them all to continue on their journey and have the greatest success. Jannell is so grateful to be apart of the lives of the clients here.
Becky has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah. Becky has received training in Mind-Body Bridging (trauma and mindfulness), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Becky’s career as a therapist has focused on the arena of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and is passionate about working with those in recovery. Outside of work, Becky enjoys traveling (particularly in National Parks), reading as much as possible, and playing with her daughter and dog.
Matt was born and raised in North Stonington, Connecticut. He has always been a close-knit family guy. When he is not working you can find him outside, playing sports, being a prankster and enjoying a great laugh. His favorite hobbies are playing golf, photography and travel.
Matt had his own struggles with addiction and is very proud to share his story of recovery and his passion for the mission of Acqua. He found his way to Acqua in search of treatment – he was actually our second patient!! He was very excited to join our team on his 1 year sobriety anniversary. He likes to say that he helped open the center (as a patient) and we have never been able to get rid of him! [Editor’s note: we hope we keep him forever.]
He began at Acqua by helping create a small, Alumni program, and then transitioned to Outreach and marketing, which is a natural for him because he loves to connect with people from all walks of life who are seeking help. In February 2018, Matt was promoted to Admissions Director; because he is so passionate about his work he never feels like it is a job to help guide people on the path to recovery.
Brian grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. He has always appreciated the need for family and community. Brian enjoys being active by exercising, playing all sorts of sports, and being outdoors. His favorite activities are soccer and ice fishing.
Brian had his own battle with addiction. His story led him to seek treatment in Utah in 2015. After completing treatment Brian decided to continue his care in the Utah community. It’s there where he started to find his purpose. Through different work with sober gyms, sober sports, and support groups Brian began to realize his passion for helping others.
Brian began at Acqua as the alumni director in 2017. In the spring of 2018, Brian had a strong desire to be closer to his family as well as help bring resources to the people of the Midwest. Brian transitioned to an outreach and admissions role. Brian can passionately help and relate to individuals who are struggling as he leads them in their journey of recovery.
Ashlee is a native to Midway, UT. She feels the most at home when she is in nature. Ashlee enjoys learning about and participating in a variety of healing modalities. She enjoys being creative and connecting with people through music. Her family means the world to her and she loves playing with her sweet little dog, Pabu.
Ashlee struggled with substance abuse herself and is honored to share her story of recovery. It wasn’t until she came to Acqua in 2018 as a resident that she surrendered and chose into a new way of being. The sacred land at Acqua called her home and provided her with the sanctuary she needed to heal. She is grateful for the time she spent at Acqua, as it inspired her passion to help others and step into her own gifts.
As an alumni of Acqua Recovery, Ashlee became a Recovery Coach in June of 2019. Through this role, she deepened her passion for helping and inspiring others to find their path to recovery. Ashlee is now excited to be a part of Acqua’s admissions team as an Outreach Specialist and to help people find freedom from addiction. She understands firsthand how difficult it can be to find the right treatment center for yourself or your loved one, and deeply cares about making that process as seamless as possible.
Mario Salcedo grew up in Houston, Texas. He is passionate about helping patients with mental health and substance abuse issues. Mario has a range of training and experience from working in hospitals, substance abuse, and mental health facilities for patients of all ages.
Mario has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Utah Valley University and an MBA from Westminster. Mario enjoys hiking, snowboarding, working out, and anything outdoors. Mario understands addiction firsthand and has been in recovery since 2004. He is proud to work with the dedicated team at Acqua Recovery. He has dedicated himself to helping others find sobriety and a passion for life.
Anna has been working in and contributing to the the field of addiction and mental health treatment since 2001. Being recruited by a treatment center in Malibu in 2001 to assist in start-up operations as a Program Administrator, Anna relocated from Utah to California and joined a team to assist and develop many of the programs and systems.
In 2004, she decided to further her education with a specific focus and to help support dual-diagnosis treatment and attended University of California, Los Angeles. Anna was awarded a Drug and Alcohol Counseling certificate from UCLA (CADC-l & CADC-ll) and has been trained in and co-facilitates Process Groups.
She continued for a total of ten years of successfully supporting that treatment center develop from 6 to 36 treatment beds and four locations, where her greatest role and contribution was to create, establish and oversee Continuing Care & Alumni Services, internationally, for eight years.
Anna was then recruited to assist other facilities in the licensing and expansion of their programs for the next two years. Her specialty in organizational restructuring, assisting operations and supporting clinical services then landed her a role as a Program Director for 5 years at one of the nations most recognized co-occurring treatment programs in Malibu.
After the devastating losses of the Malibu fires in 2018, Anna returned to Utah to be re-united with family and friends and to find a treatment center where she could continue to make a contribution to both company and clients.
This vast experience and working knowledge of dual-diagnosis treatment makes her the best candidate to serve as Program Director at Aqua and to help support both management and residents in their care.
As a woman in long term recovery herself for the last 19 years, Anna finds her greatest satisfaction in managing her staff and sharing her experience with residents looking to change their lives for the better.
Joel joined the Acqua team back in June of 2016, where he worked as a front line staff member for three years. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management in December of 2019, from Utah Valley University, he returned to Acqua where he now works in the administrative office as the office manager and safety officer. As a native to the Northwest, Joel has a strong love for the outdoors and athletics.
Having experience with family members and friends struggling with addiction throughout his life, Joel has developed a love and passion for helping those who fight this battle. Joel is looking forward to beginning graduate school at the University of Utah next spring and has an overall goal of achieving a Ph.D. to teach at the university level later in life. Joel is a Certified Recovery Coach and has personal ties to suicide prevention and other mental health awareness groups, donating his time when he can. Joel has a firm belief that life is meant to be enjoyed and that sober life can help everyone reach their true potential.
JoeDe has been with Acqua Recovery almost from the start. He says, "Over my time with Acqua, I've seen a lot of people come through our doors. Some have made it; others have not; a few have come back. I like to focus on the ones that are still in recovery and the struggle continued recovery brings. I understand all too well, having been living in recovery myself for the last 10 years."
To JoeDe, the single most important aspect of staying in recovery is staying connected with people. Therefore, he facilitates three aftercare meetings a week. According to JoeDe, "The ones attending the meeting regularly seem to achieve longer recovery, have fewer relapses, struggle less and have an overall better quality of life. The people attending aftercare meetings or some form of continued care that relapse seem to come back into recovery quicker when there is a relapse."
At the end of the day, he says, "I feel like I have one of the best jobs in the world because I get to see people come in beaten and broken. Life is kicking their ass, and in a few days the color starts coming back into their faces. Their attitude changes when they start seeing some hope for their life. What an amazing feeling. Even in the face of adversity with the COVID pandemic, the clients who have stayed connected to some kind of recovery community and who have built their foundation around that community were able to stay in recovery and adapt to the changing world. I am truly blessed to work in a field I'm passionate about and have found a company that shares that passion."
Camille has been at Acqua as Kitchen Manager since 2016. She sees Acqua Recovery’s program as being holistic in nature. Not only does she strive to provide a variety of made from scratch meals that fit in Acqua's Pro Recovery diet, but she also oversees Acqua's garden and teaches Life Skills/ culinary classes. Her background professionally is in teaching and in catering as well as chef for Senior Citizens community. Camille's current goal is to obtain a certificate in Integrative Nutrition Coaching.
She is a native Oregonian and brought from there a passion for sustainable foods and seasonal cooking. She has lived in the Heber Valley since 2012 and has a great love for the healing, natural environment that exists in this Wasatch mountain community. She enjoys working with and cares genuinely for the Addiction Recovery community. She believes there is a lot of hope for a better, sober life, and Acqua has a vast network of people and resources. She is a mother of 5 children and has one granddaughter. Her interests include hiking, visiting National Parks with her family, reading, baking, and she hopes to travel internationally with her husband in these upcoming years.
Shea was born and raised in Kamas, Utah. She has been in the Recreation field for a little over three years working in substance abuse and mental health programs. She has a passion and commitment to helping people find who they are truly meant to be through experiential activities.
She hopes that they will discover or reconnect with activities to help them find balance within their life. She has been in recovery since 2012 and have enjoyed connecting to others while living a new life. Activities she enjoys the most are spending time with her family, fishing, new adventures, and sharing her experiences with others. Shea has a lot of energy, and it is best spent being outdoors doing the many things that she loves.
Chef Joi Thomas is an Alumni of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After spending 8 years working in professional kitchens then starting her own personal chef business, she moved to Utah to expand her love of cooking. Joi joined Acqua Recovery in 2018 being recruited by a member of the Marketing Team for whom Joi had the pleasure of cooking. Chef Joi has seen firsthand the struggle with drugs and alcohol that plague Chefs and cooks alike. These experiences sparked her passion for incorporating nutrition into substance abuse programs and helping those struggling heal from the inside out.
Joi has since become a vital member of the Acqua team working in the kitchen to provide healthy meals and healthy conversation to clients that come to rehabilitate. The opportunity to introduce the clients as well as staff to new foods and cooking methods is fun and rewarding for Joi. No matter who Joi is cooking for, she believes everyone needs the healing ability of nutritious food.