Our Professional Team

At Spirit Mountain Recovery, we understand that the path to recovery is a multifaceted journey, not a fixed endpoint. Therefore, our compassionate team provides a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals facing dual diagnosis and addiction challenges. Led by our team of dedicated professionals, you can begin your journey toward lasting sobriety and mental wellness.

Chris Farni, BA, MBA, CVA

Co-Founder, President & General Manager​

Michael Scott Roundy, MD, Psychiatrist

Medical Director

Todd Soutor, MS, PhD, Psychologist

Clinical Director

Brenda Engeler, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT

Senior Therapist

Jamie Ramboz, MSW, CSW

Therapist

Andrea Snyder, BA, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Mathew Farni, CPSS

Co-Founder, Spiritual Director

Seth Hodges, BS

Director of Operations

Brett Geliche, BS, CPSS

Program Director

Ryan Egger, CPSS

Case Manager

Adam Johnson, PSS

Senior Shift Leader

Jack Hogan, CPSS

Shift Leader

Matt Janke, CPSS

Case Manager, Shift Leader

DJ Loebbaka, PSS

Shift Leader

Lindsey Terry, YACEP, 200-ERYT, 500-RYT

Yoga Instructor
& Mindfulness Director

Cade Rizzuto

Executive Chef
& Nutritionist

Sidney Hodges, BS

Compliance Officer &
Human Resources Director

Ray Barlow

Community & Client Outreach Director

Darshonna Liberman Farni

National Outreach Director

Chip, CSA

Peer Support

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Chris Farni, MA, MBA, CVA - President & General Manager

Chris Farni, BA, MBA, CVA

CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & General Manager​

Chris brings a business operations and financial management skills background to Spirit Mountain Recovery. As an entrepreneur he has over 40 years of experience in business management. He has personal experience and knowledge in all aspects of substance abuse through a life lived in and around addiction since the age of 10 years old.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dallas.Chris started his career as a Certified Professional Accountant and then served as a Financial Officer for a variety of developmental companies after serving five years in the US Army as a Captain in the Finance Corp.

Chris has also taught college as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of Maryland, European Extension Division.

M. Scott Roundy, MD, Psychiatrist

Michael Scott Roundy, MD, Psychiatrist

Medical Director

With 27 years of experience in psychiatry and addiction medicine, Dr. Roundy is uniquely qualified to treat clients medically and psychiatrically. Upon graduating from Weber State University, Dr. Roundy went on to get his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences, Felix Edward Hebert School of Medicine, in 1992. After graduation and being commissioned as an Officer in the US Navy, he then completed his Internship and Residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. Following his Residency Dr. Roundy served a tour in Kuwait. Dr. Roundy is certified by both the American Boards of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. As Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Medical Director, it is Dr. Roundy’s role to assess, diagnose and treat not only substance abuse and addiction, but also any other co-occurring mental health disorders deemed appropriate. Conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar and other mood disorders.

Todd Soutor, BA, MA, PhD, Psychologist

Todd Soutor, MS, PhD, Psychologist

Clinical Director

Dr. Soutor earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at Dartmouth College followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology degree also from Dartmouth and Utah State University. While in private practice, Dr. Soutor has performed a variety of assignments in psychological testing, psychological assessment, and therapeutic counseling. Dr. Soutor serves 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.

Brenda Engeler, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT

Senior Therapist

Brenda earned her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from California State University, Fresno. She has over 18 years of experience in working with individuals and families struggling with addiction which includes individual, group and family therapy. She also has experience as a crisis worker helping adults and children suffering with dual-diagnosis disorders through an acute hospitalization setting.

Brenda is licensed by the State of Utah as a Clinical Social Worker and is trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Brenda also believes that mindfulness-based stress reduction through the practice of yoga can help relieve suffering and incorporates this into her practice. Brenda has completed a 200-hour Yoga Life Teacher Training program with Allison Berlin. Her training was based in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as instruction in meditation.

Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Brenda and her husband moved to Utah a few years ago in order to enjoy all the many outdoor recreational opportunities this beautiful state provides. Brenda enjoys pickleball, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, camping, snow skiing, snowshoeing, baking and is normally reading 2-3 books at any given time. She is also a huge fan of international travel and loves learning about other cultures.

Jamie Ramboz, MSW, CSW

Jamie Ramboz, MSW, CSW

Therapist

Jamie is a dedicated and compassionate therapist who has dedicated his professional life to serving clients struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Jamie received his master’s degree in social work from Boise State University in 2005. He then began his career serving as a case manager working with dual-diagnosis clients where he was exposed to a variety of unique challenges faced by those struggling with substance use and mental health issues.

Jamie’s unique role at Spirit Mountain Recovery, is not only to provide individual and group clinical therapy, but to continue to guide and advise each client throughout their day as they work their recovery program. Jamie’s greatly extended “hands on” hours of continued counseling with clients each day greatly assists them putting into practice the life-tools they have learned which are so necessary for sustained sobriety.

On a personal note, when Jamie has time in his busy schedule, he loves to play chess. As a passionate chess enthusiast, he not only indulges in friendly matches with colleagues but has also actively participated in numerous competitive chess tournaments.

Andrea Snyder, MS, LCSW

Andrea Snyder, BA, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Andrea began her career as a nurse, before moving into the field of social work. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Weber State University and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of South Florida, with a focus on trauma therapy. She has spent the past 6 years of her life in the social work field, beginning as a Case Manager with Weber Human Services/Homeless Veteran’s Fellowship and moving into a therapist position with McKay-Dee Hospital.

Andrea has experience working with individuals and families in multiple areas of mental health, including homeless veterans, community mental health, and individual therapy for adults, children, and families. She takes pride in watching her patients/clients grow and improve their mental health situations. Her goal is to let clients know that in someone’s darkest moments, she can provide support and hope to them.

In addition to Spirit Mountain, Andrea currently works in a crisis setting at McKay-Dee Hospital, providing assistance to both adults and children. Andrea uses her trauma training to help clients identify how their past could be affecting their current mental health state. Andrea primarily uses CBT, strength perspective, mindfulness, and motivational interviews to help her clients, with other techniques as needed for the particular client.

Andrea likes to watch her clients grow and learn to see in themselves that they have the strength to overcome their current situation.

Mathew Farni, CPSS

CO-Founder, Spiritual Director

Matt is the heart of Spirit Mountain Recovery. After many years of struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, he finally accepted that his own self-consumed way of living life was not working. After receiving the help he needed, Matt worked diligently, one day at a time to stay sober and to be of service. Matt credits the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous as having saved his life.

Sober now for over 10 years, Matt lives out his passion to help others find the necessary tools needed to sustain their own sobriety. This passion of being useful each day to others drove Matt to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist where he is able to use his natural and learned gifts as a gentle, wise, enlightened, supportive leader, and confidant. Matt is the Co-Founder of Spirit Mountain Recovery and is grateful each day for his sobriety and the opportunity to serve others.

Seth Hodges, BS

Seth Hodges, BS

Director of Operations​

Seth is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He is also a proud alumnus of Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Residential Treatment Program. Living proof that someone can overcome severe substance abuse and addiction if they can simply learn to let go of their own self-will, take direction, and diligently work a daily recovery plan that sustains their sobriety.

As the Director of Operations, Seth is well-positioned to coordinate the delivery of Spirit Mountain’s unique professional recovery programs and resources to every client. He knows what is effective for clients in their recovery because he has been one of them.

Seth grew up in Yuma, Arizona. He is married to his high school sweetheart Sidney, and they have had two beautiful children together. Seth places a priority on staying connected to his immediate and extended family in Yuma. He feels that family, formal or informal, plays an important role in helping someone sustain their sobriety.

Brett Gleiche, BA, CPSS

Brett Geliche, BS, CPSS

Program Director

Brett earned a Bachelor in Science Degree in Finance from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. His personal experience with recovery is based on having recovered from his own substance addictions and other mental health issues at Spirit Mountain Recovery. His passion now is to devote his time and energy to helping others with their recoveries as a member of Spirit Mountain’s professional staff. Brett believes that self-acceptance, physical well-being, self-compassion, and a healthy connection to others and his higher power are the keys to his sustained recovery. Brett was a member of the Towson University Ice Hockey Team and loves to work out in the gym, hike and camp in the mountains.

Ryan Egger, CPSS

Ryan Egger, CPSS

Case Manager

Ryan was born and raised in Ignacio, Colorado. After a hard battle with his addiction, he was able to let go and let God intervene on his behalf. Ryan has a unique blend of personal characteristic that he brings to the service of others based on his personal path to recovery. Sober now for nearly 3 years he is currently studying Social Work at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He is an athlete at heart and loves to play basketball in his free time. Ryan is a devoted husband and father to his beautiful daughter.

His goal: “I am passionate about helping those whom others have written off or cast away.”

Adam Johnson, Senior Shift Leader

Adam Johnson, PSS

Senior Shift Leader

Adam’s struggle with addiction started when he was 13 years old. Like many addicts he started with a drink and by his 20’s he was hooked on drugs. He was on a one-way trip to the bottom before his family intervened and sent him to Spirit Mountain Recovery. He learned a lot about recovery and gained many tools but in the end, he did not stay sober.

Adam can see now that he was given the tools, but it was his job to pick them up and use them. He can identify that his relapse started after separating himself from the sober community that was holding him accountable. He checked himself back into Sprit Mountain but this time he was desperate and willing. Today, he is sober and free. He loves his family and has authentic connections today. He has 3 beautiful children.

He loves being outside where he connects with his higher power and playing sober softball with healthy friends. Adam’s sobriety date is November 8, 2017.

“I love working at Spirit Mountain because I get to help men that were like me go from broken and unhappy, to a new, beautiful way of living.” -Adam Johnson

Jack Hogan, Shift Leader

Jack Hogan, CPSS

Shift Leader

Jack has a unique in-depth knowledge of how Spirit Mountain Recovery Treatment Program works because he is a former long-term client who did the hard work required to change his life completely for the better. Jack currently serves as a Peer Support Specialist in a variety of operational roles at Spirit Mountain. His specific personal experience in dealing with his own trauma and all aspects of what it means to suffer from substance abuse makes him an excellent resource for clients who are struggling similarly.

Jack’s passion for helping others overcome substance abuse and addiction drives his work every day.

Currently pursuing a degree in sociology at Weber State University, Jack has dedicated himself to a greater understanding the complexities of human behavior and society. In his free time, Jack enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, hiking, and snowboarding. His true passion, however, lies in playing music and expressing himself through song.

Matt Janke, CPSS

Matt Janke, CPSS

Case manager, Shift Leader

Matt grew up in Weston, Wisconsin. Like many young Wisconsin boys, Matt dreamed of playing college hockey and even skating professionally in the NHL. But, as life would have it, Matt’s own personal struggle with substance abuse paired with some mental health issues got the better of him. In 2021, after years of battling substance abuse, Matt enrolled himself into Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Residential Treatment Program in Eden, Utah.

After 90 days of primary residential care and his sobriety on solid ground, Matt enthusiastically transitioned himself into a full-time peer support specialist position at Spirit Mountain where he has been progressing professionally in the roles in which he serves. Blessed with the gift of desperation, Matt found that recovery was possible through a willingness to lean into the uncomfortable, follow the direction of others, and do the emotional work required for sustained sobriety.

Now over two years sober, Matt’s newfound passion for working with others in recovery at Spirit Mountain is chiefly motivated by his own successful recovery from substance abuse and believing that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a happy, healthy, and free lifestyle. It is Matt’s belief that acceptance, honesty, commitment, physical well-being, and vulnerability practiced “one day at a time” are the keys to his sustained recovery.

Mathew did play hockey at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. He now loves to devote his personal time not only ice skating, but any form of exercise, snowboarding, golf, and hiking in the mountains of Utah when he can.

DJ Loebakka, PSS

DJ Loebbaka, PSS

Shift Leader

DJ’s road to recovery has been full of trials and tribulations. Having had his first drink at the tender age of 10, his progression to substance addiction escalated quickly to daily narcotic use by the age of 15. DJ’s first attempt at treatment occurred in 2008 at the age of 19. He found that experience to be ineffective which propelled him into two more disappointing treatment center experiences before finally discovering the tools of sustained sobriety as a long-term residential client at Spirit Mountain Recovery in Eden, Utah.

DJ has worked as a certified ultrasonic inspector in the aerospace industry for 10 years prior to coming to Spirit Mountain. But now, as an integral member of the Spirit Mountain Recovery Peer Staff, he has truly found his life’s purpose as he passionately works each day to help others who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. DJ is active in the local recovery community, regularly attends AA meetings and events. He enjoys snowboarding, playing basketball, fishing, and camping with friends in recovery.

DJ prides himself on the hard work he did in recovery that enabled him to repair the damage done to his family and friends in his past active addiction. He also frequently tells others that “the greatest joy he gets working at Spirit Mountain is when alumni return to attend Spirit Mountain events and share their story of continued recovery with current clients.”

Lindsey Terry, YACEP, 200-ERYT, 500-RYT

Lindsey Terry, YACEP, 200-ERYT, 500-RYT

Yoga Instructor​ & Mindfulness Director

Lindsey first began training for her YACEP, 200-ERYT, 500-RYT, and Trauma Yoga Certifications in 2014. Growing up in the mountains above Salt Lake City, Utah, and spending her childhood out in nature helped Lindsey experience a deeper peace and connection to herself that was transformational.

For over twenty years now she has devoted herself to working with individuals and communities through recovery-based yoga classes, teaching compassion and to be appreciative for what life brings each day.

Yoga has played the principal role in helping Lindsey find the inner peace, beauty, surrender and strength that is the essence of who she is and for others. Perhaps the greatest gift that yoga brings to recovery is the rediscovery of a person’s authentic self and the ability to share that with others.

Cade Rizzuto, Chef

Cade Rizzuto

Executive Chef & Nutritionist

Cade began his career as a chef at the young age of 14. He grew to fall in love with the process of cooking food, creating new recipes, and having people gather together around a fresh meal. Cade, a local to the area, has been working in the mental health and treatment field since 2017. With this experience, he has become a certified nutritionist, with the core goal of building the bridge between nutritional education and the enjoyment of delicious meals. Cade’s cooking is inspired by cuisines around the world, but his main focus is on Mediterranean-style meals.

As a local, Cade takes full advantage of what the Utah mountains have in store. When not cooking, he spends his free time snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and playing golf.

Sidney Hodges

Sidney Hodges, BS

Compliance Officer & Human Resources Director

Sidney graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development with continued specialization in education at Grand Canyon University. Prior to becoming a part of the Spirit Mountain team, Sidney taught elementary school for 5 years in Yuma, Arizona, as both a special education teacher as well as in general education. 

In addition to being an educator, Sidney also has a background in personal training and nutrition. She was certified through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Sidney enjoys educating people about their nutritional needs and creating nutritional programs for individuals to help them live a healthier lifestyle. 

Sidney and her husband Seth, who serves as Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Director of Operations, are raising two young daughters. She is proud of the person Seth has become in his sobriety and as a father. It was his dedication to his sobriety that motivated her to become a part of Spirit Mountain’s management team to help adult men who recover from substance use addiction.

Ray Barlow

Ray Barlow

Community & Client Outreach Director

Ray Barlow, National and Client Outreach Director. Ray’s passion for this work comes from his personal life-changing experience with recovery and a strong belief in the power of mentoring. He has personally experienced both the heartache of addiction and the joy of recovery. Through his own remarkable journey, he has gained the experience, insight, and passion to help others discover purpose in their lives. For Ray, this work is much more than a job; it is a life calling. Ray has over 20 years of experience working with families and individuals and has helped countless people overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their sustained sobriety.

After earning a degree in Wildlife Biology, Ray was drawn toward the idea of helping others experience the healing power of the Outdoors. He began his career working as an Adventure Therapy Field Guide for one of the first adult, Outdoor Adventure Addiction Treatment Programs. Since that time, he has had the opportunity to work in many aspects of the industry including Logistics Coordinator, Aftercare Coordinator, Residential Treatment Director, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Admissions and Outreach Director, and Business Development Director, and Family Services Specialist. Ray is also the Co-Founder of one of the premier Adventure Wilderness Addiction Treatment Programs in the country.

Ray’s diverse experience within the industry has given Ray the unique ability to bring together Treatment Programs and families to help guide them through the successful process of Change. Over his career, Ray has received many certifications including Wilderness First Responder, Risk Management, Motivational Interviewing, 12 Step Recovery, Gorski Relapse Prevention Model, Stages of Change Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Systemic Family Intervention, Clinical First Responder, and ARISE Interventions.

Ray and his wife Trena have four children. They love to spend time together in the wilderness, fly-fishing, skiing, camping, hiking, and exploring wild things and wild places.

Darshonna Liberman Farni​

Darshonna Liberman Farni

National Outreach Director

Shon was raised by her father, John, a recovered addict/alcoholic, who has worked in the treatment industry for over 20 years. Even being so, Shon continued to struggle with addiction on and off through her teens and twenties. Having been able to sustain her sobriety for as long as 4 years she inevitably relapsed which then led to a journey through 9 inpatient and outpatient programs all over the United States trying to stay sober.

Shon is thankful to each program for their wisdom and support on her journey in sustained sobriety for giving her the tools to choose life. As a result, Shon relates well to the addicts who have been in and out of multiple treatment center programs. She understands the mindset of the addicts who think that their abstinence from drugs for however long and that they are not addicts anymore, or can control their drug use, is such a delusional myth. Shon’s compassion for these types of addicts and their loved ones was born from hard learned personal experience.

Solidly sober for over 6 years now, Shon recognizes that being of service is one of the most important parts of her being able to sustain her sobriety. In addition to serving as Spirit Mountain Recovery’s National Accounts Director, Shon sponsors women in their recoveries and is the co-host of The Recover Rx podcast. She is also an artist. Her paintings have been featured in art shows, as well as on the cover of The Recover Rx Book published in 2020.

Chip

Chip, CSA

Peer Support

Also known as “Dr. Chip” He takes great care in the well-being of each client. Chip’s unconditional love is felt by every client that walks in the door. Not a dog person? That is ok too. He will give you all the space you need. Chip is a Certified Support Animal that loves to go on walks and give hugs. The benefit of having an in-house support animal has been clinically proven to help with the over-all mood of clients. CSA’s provide support through companionship and help ease anxiety, depression, and certain phobias.

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