About Us

Action Recovery Group TeamThe Action Recovery Group addiction treatment team has more than 100 years of combined experience working in the alcohol and drug addiction field. We have a highly qualified and experienced professional staff that provides the most appropriate level of care and counseling tailored to the needs of each individual. We are committed to providing our clients with quality care in a confidential, respectful and loving manner. In addition to our professional qualifications, every one of us at Action has either been through our own successful addiction recovery, and/or has helped a loved one through the process. We know what you’re going through because we’ve been there.

 

 

 


Michele Myers, ACSW, LCSW, SAP, Clinical SupervisorMichelle Myers Action Recovery Group
Michele has over 25 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families in Utah. She has extensive experience with the issues involved in substance abuse, dual diagnosis, addiction, treatment and recovery.

 


Rick Visser, ASUDC, Partner, Clinical Director

Rick has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Having successfully navigated his own recovery, Rick has true empathy and a special connection with those who struggle with addiction. Rick has helped thousands of individuals in Northern Utah achieve sobriety and long-term recovery.

 


Cathy Perry, RN, Partner, Resident NurseCathy Perry, RN Action Recovery Group

Cathy has bachelor’s degrees in psychology, social work and nursing. She has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. As a registered nurse, Cathy specializes in the areas of psychiatric care and substance abuse.

 


Kasi Rasley, Administrative Assistant to Rick VisserKasi Rasley, Administrative Assistant to Rick Visser

Kasi began working as a Recovery Support Specialist in 2006, and has been actively involved in many aspects of the drug and alcohol addiction recovery community. Kasi is a Certified Prime for Life Instructor.

 


Dustin Jasmer, NP, Medical SupportCathy Perry, RN Action Recovery Group

Dustin is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with expertise in Intensive Care and Substance Abuse medicine. Dustin also specializes in Outpatient Medical Detox for alcohol and benzo addictions.

 


Natalie Gallegos Action Recovery GroupMichael Grant, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Grant is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a Hospitalist, and has extensive experience in Outpatient Medical Detox for opiate addiction. Dr. Grant also specializes in the short-term use of Suboxone and other prescription medications for managing withdrawals and the detox process.

 


Mark Kastleman, Partner, Executive DirectorMark Kastleman, Hannah Cross, SSW, Intake Coordinator & Case Manager

Mark is an internationally recognized author and trainer specializing in addiction recovery and behavior change. Mark has worked with leading brain scientists and psychologists in developing and delivering recovery education and training programs used in over 80 countries worldwide.

 



Robert Matotek, MSW, LCSW, CounselorRobert Matotek, MSW, LCSW, Counselor

Bob has a wealth of experience as a counselor and educator in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Bob also specializes in Stress Reduction, Deep Relaxation and Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT).

 


Hannah Cross, MSW, CounselorHannah Cross, MSW, Counselor

Hannah has a bachelor’s in social work from Weber State University and a master’s degree in social work from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has worked extensively in the addiction recovery field as well as nutritional healing and sports nutrition. Hannah is a Certified Vimana Yoga Instructor, and a Certified Prime for Life Instructor.

 


Christine Fresh, Administrative DirectorChristine Fresh, Director of Operations

Christine has over a decade of experience in organizational administration and leadership, including work with young adults and family groups. Having experienced the intense challenges of addiction with close family members, Christine has a deep understanding and passion for the world of recovery.


Tavia Haro, MSW, Intake Coordinator & Case ManagerHannah Cross, MSW, Counselor

Tavia has a bachelor’s in social work from Weber State University and a master’s degree in social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. As a dedicated professional, Tavia is passionate about helping struggling individuals overcome addiction. She has worked closely with the loved ones of addicts in programs like Al-anon. Tavia has also traveled her own personal path of successful long-term recovery.

 


Jim Morgan, Certified Peer Support SpecialistJim Morgan, CPSS, Certified Peer Support Specialist

Before starting down his own successful recovery path, Jim struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for more than 40 years. He has enjoyed complete sobriety and active recovery for nearly a decade. As a volunteer, Jim has taken 12-Step recovery principles into hospitals, institutions and correctional facilities. He has served on the Board of Directors for Valley Camp, and is a Co-Founder and Board member for Keystone Recovery Center, a sober-living facility in Ogden.