Spirit Mountain Recovery features seasoned treatment staff. You will get daily access to your own personal Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Therapist, Licenced Social Worker, Nurse, Dietician, Personal Trainer, Peer Support Specialist, and a bunch of life long relationships. We have everything you need to guide you through your transformation!

Meet Our Professional Team...


Matthew Gardiner, MD, Psychiatrist

Medical Director

B.A., Weber State University;  Doctor of Medicine, University of Utah;  Internship and Residency – Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona;  Certified Psychiatrist, Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Gardiner spent his career in private practice and hospital settings. He’s performed Detoxification, Dual Diagnosis, and Psychological Testing procedures.  Specializes in treating amphetamine and psycho-stimulant dependence, all types of drug and alcohol abuse to include marijuana addiction and a variety of drug-induced mental disorders.  Dr. Gardiner also treats co-occurring mental health disorders such as ADD/ADHD in adults, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorders.

Todd Soutor, Ph.D, Psychologist

Clinical Director

B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College;  Ph.D., Psychology, Utah State University, and Dartmouth College.

Dr. Soutor, while in private practice has performed a variety of assignments in psychological testing, psychological assessment, and counseling.  Dr. Soutor has served as the Director of Intensive Services for Davis Behavioral Health Care to include oversight of the Residential Crisis Response Unit and Jail Based Mental Health Services.  Dr. Soutor is a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Certified Trainer-Examiner and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the State of Utah.

Clint Thurgood, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

B.A., Social Work, Weber State University; MSW, University of Utah

Clint’s background is with dual-diagnosis as well as individual and family consulting. His experience comes from working with clients in acute hospitalization settings being treated for substance abuse and mental disorders.

Matthew Farni, CPSS

Spiritual Director & Lead Peer Support Specialist

Lincoln College of Technology, Colorado. Studies in Automotive & Truck Technologies. State of Utah, Certified Peer Support Specialist

Having experienced a lifetime of lessons learned the hard way from struggling badly with alcohol and drug addiction, Matt let go and turned himself over to a power greater than himself for guidance and direction. Through this process, he has now been sober for nearly 4 years now. Working diligently each day to live a life of humility, gratitude, and spirituality, Matt has a keen desire to help others in finding the tools necessary for their sustained recovery.

Christine Martinez, RN

Nursing Director

B.S.N., Nursing, Weber State University

Christine’s 27 years of total nursing experience first started in GI Lab, Surgery and Radiological Services. The most recent 13 years of which has focused on the treatment of dual diagnosed mental health issues and all types of substance use abuse in a major hospital based psychiatric unit setting.  The proud parent of 3 children and 5 grandchildren, Christine has lived in the Ogden, Utah, area all her life.  She enjoys cooking, reading and interior design during her times off.

Chris Farni, BA, MBA

President, General Manager 

B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota;  M.B.A., University of Dallas;  CPA/CVA, State of Minnesota; US Army, Captain, Finance Corp and Adjunct Professor of Accounting, University of Maryland, European Extension Division.

Chris brings a business operations and financial management skills background. A entrepreneur by heart, he has over 40 years of experience. He has experience and knowledge in all aspects of substance use disorder.