Brandon McDonald has been with us since June of 2019 as the director of operations for Desert Solace. Born in Idaho but raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Brandon went on a religious mission to southern France. After his mission, he attended the University of Utah, during which he met his wife, Kiley, while on
Julie Forbes has always had a love of helping people and working with horses. When the two passions are combined it can be magical! Over the years she has been active in many disciplines within the horse world. When she was introduced to Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy (EAL/EAP), she realized the power this modality had in
Courtney is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in treating pornography, sexual addiction, and the co-occurring disorders of anxiety and depression associated with addictive behavior. The shame, guilt, and secrecy of childhood wounds can drive individuals to seek relief from a painful past by engaging in illusive present behaviors that at some point stop
Lynne Clark-Brunson LMFT has been with Desert Solace since they opened in 2011. After completing her BA degree at Adams State College and Brigham Young University with a major in music and art, Lynne Clark-Brunson taught music at American Fork High School in Utah. She also taught art and photography at Dixie State College. She
Jerri Jorgensen, along with her husband Mark, is the co-founder of Desert Solace residential treatment center. As the wife of someone who battled pornography addiction for many years, she understands and relates to the unique struggles of family members caught in the chaos created by a loved one dealing with porn, sex, and related addictions.
Mark Jorgensen founded Desert Solace in 2011 with a vision of creating a place where those suffering from the affects of pornography addiction and other sexually related addictions could seek recovery in an environment of compassion, empathy, and hope. Mark was born in Logan Utah and grew up on a farm in Cache Valley. Following