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ATC Staff


Brian Virgin is the Program Director of At The Crossroads. As a founder and co-owner of At The Crossroads, Brian has been with the program since its inception in 2005. While working at an adolescent residential treatment center, he and Michael Alger noticed the dearth of supporting programs for the young adult population. Together, they created At The Crossroads to fill that need and help bridge the gap for families.

Mike Hench, LMFT, MBA

Clinical Director

Mike received a BS degree in Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University, an MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky and an MBA degree from Arizona State University. Mike is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Utah. Since 2002 Mike has dedicated his entire career to working with at risk adolescents and young adults with dual diagnosis related issues.

Misti Mecham

Director of Operations

Misti grew up in Morgan, Utah on the family farm and graduated from Morgan High School, she earned her Bachelor degree from Brigham Young University in Human Biology. She recently resigned as the Foundation Director of Building Utah Youth a non-profit that designs and promotes teen leadership/personal growth training. She enjoyed working with teens and watching them find their inner strength and potential.

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Shannon Virgin

Admissions Director

Shannon was born and raised in Charlotte NC. She met her husband in St George Utah while attending Dixie State University in 2001. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to attend esthetics school and go on to own and operate a clothing boutique for many years here in St George. She has a love for getting to know people and embraces any opportunity to put her creative abilities to the test.


Mark attended Western Illinois University, graduating in 2004 with a BS in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration. As a requirement for his degree he completed a 12-week internship in Utah at a Wilderness Therapy Program as a Field Instructor.

Jennie Pool has worked in the industry with adolescents and young adults for over fourteen years. She graduated from Utah State University with her B.A. in Psychology, and is currently finishing up her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Ryan A. Forbes graduated from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in Psychology and Business Administration. He completed his current education level in 2008 with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Forbes has worked in public mental health for the past 19 years.


Krysti grew up in California, she moved to Utah to pursue a degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. During her junior year she transferred to Washington State University where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Science.

Dallas Garner


Dallas received a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Utah, and is currently halfway through getting his master's in social work. Dallas has worked in mental health services for over four years, working at residential treatment centers, and with young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Will Liebert


Will Liebert has extensive experience in working with youth and young adults struggling to launch into healthy independence. Prior to joining the ATC team Will has worked in state diversion program, residential treatment and wilderness therapy settings.

Jason Ayotte

Graduate Colleague

Jason Ayotte completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Dixie State University. He has been with the ATC team for 6 years now. In 2017 Jason helped launch our Graduate/Outpatient Program and really enjoys his new role helping our alumni as they launch into the community and try to apply their new found skills outside of ATC.

Donny Collins


Donny has been working with behavioral health facilities since 2011, and has been with ATC since 2012. He enjoys helping young adults learn to take on the responsibilities of life.

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David Foster


David is a husband and father of 3 boys. Before starting his family, David graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Speech Communication and Family Studies. While at Utah, David was a member of the men¹s basketball team and pursued a career in the sport. After numerous injuries with the NBA D-League, David stepped away from basketball and was introduced to ATC August 2017. David is passionate when it comes to service and believes the best way to build character is through assisting those in need.

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Laura was born and raised in Virginia. She has been working at ATC since 2015 and prides herself on graduating the program herself in 2012. As an ATC alumni she loves making a positive impact working with young adults on their road to independence.


Jake Robert, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jake is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who graduated from the University of Utah. Prior to having his private practice, he worked in the behavioral medicine unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center, and for a short while at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake.

Valerie Memmott

Registered Nurse

Valerie is a registered nurse working as the medical coordinator at ATC. She attended school at Utah State University and Dixie State University, where she graduated with her nursing degree.

Office Manager

Tina Smith

Office Manager

Tina was born and raised in Beaver, Utah. As the oldest of five children, Tina gained a true respect for hard work and service towards others. She has been working with ATC since 2009, after she, her husband Eric, and their daughter moved to St. George.