Robbie Bills: Executive Director. partner   Robbie has an undergraduate degree in Business and is currently studying masters level Social Work at The University of Utah. He holds on to aspects of, and interests from, his previous career and still follows the stock market closely while actively investing. When he’s not working, in class, or with his wife and newborn daughter, Robbie can be found in the streets of Salt Lake in one of his many classic cars.

Robbie Bills: Executive Director. partner

Robbie has an undergraduate degree in Business and is currently studying masters level Social Work at The University of Utah. He holds on to aspects of, and interests from, his previous career and still follows the stock market closely while actively investing. When he’s not working, in class, or with his wife and newborn daughter, Robbie can be found in the streets of Salt Lake in one of his many classic cars.

Katie Marton: Program Director. Partner   Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently studying at the University of Utah in the Masters of Social Work program. Katie has been with Balance House since 2014 and is the Program Director for the Women’s Program. Katie is a person in long-term recovery and when not working, enjoys being active and spending time with those close to her, including her 3 dogs.

Katie Marton: Program Director. Partner

Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently studying at the University of Utah in the Masters of Social Work program. Katie has been with Balance House since 2014 and is the Program Director for the Women’s Program. Katie is a person in long-term recovery and when not working, enjoys being active and spending time with those close to her, including her 3 dogs.

Tony PAdjen: program director. partner   Tony grew up about a ten-minute drive from where our men’s program is currently sited. He enjoyed studying Criminal Justice as part of his undergraduate degree and is now on his way to finishing in Social Work. He chose to live in the quiet hills of Midway, UT so he could spend his free time doing what he likes most –being with family in nature, fly and ice fishing, and taking his beloved Labrador, Doc, on long walks through the open fields by his home.

Tony PAdjen: program director. partner

Tony grew up about a ten-minute drive from where our men’s program is currently sited. He enjoyed studying Criminal Justice as part of his undergraduate degree and is now on his way to finishing in Social Work. He chose to live in the quiet hills of Midway, UT so he could spend his free time doing what he likes most –being with family in nature, fly and ice fishing, and taking his beloved Labrador, Doc, on long walks through the open fields by his home.


micah woodworth: managing director. partner   Micah is a Utah native who received an undergraduate degree in Business, with an emphasis on Strategy, from The University of Utah and receiveD his Masters in Business Administration in 2018 from Brigham Young University. He enjoys playing soccer, connecting with his wife and two children, and being exposed to new ideas, cultures, people, food, and customs by traveling the globe. He is passionate about finding unique ways to help eliminate global poverty and increase the quality of life for people of many nations by volunteering for, and consulting with, NGOs in Mali, Guatemala, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

micah woodworth: managing director. partner

Micah is a Utah native who received an undergraduate degree in Business, with an emphasis on Strategy, from The University of Utah and receiveD his Masters in Business Administration in 2018 from Brigham Young University. He enjoys playing soccer, connecting with his wife and two children, and being exposed to new ideas, cultures, people, food, and customs by traveling the globe. He is passionate about finding unique ways to help eliminate global poverty and increase the quality of life for people of many nations by volunteering for, and consulting with, NGOs in Mali, Guatemala, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

catie cartisano: msw, Lcsw, lsudc. Partner   Catie received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in social work at the University of Utah. She has more than eight years of experience working with some of the most difficult populations, including combat veterans, inmates at the Utah State prison, and chronically homeless individuals. She is EMDR certified, has intimate knowledge of personality disorders, and specializes in substance abuse. Catie worked as a part-time clinician for two years at the Bloc Outpatient and is now the Clinical Director. She believes strongly in using evidence-based practices and trauma informed care and has integrated her trauma training into our program as well as her knowledge of codependency, family systems, and the 12 Steps.

catie cartisano: msw, Lcsw, lsudc. Partner

Catie received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in social work at the University of Utah. She has more than eight years of experience working with some of the most difficult populations, including combat veterans, inmates at the Utah State prison, and chronically homeless individuals. She is EMDR certified, has intimate knowledge of personality disorders, and specializes in substance abuse. Catie worked as a part-time clinician for two years at the Bloc Outpatient and is now the Clinical Director. She believes strongly in using evidence-based practices and trauma informed care and has integrated her trauma training into our program as well as her knowledge of codependency, family systems, and the 12 Steps.

Mark Oerther: Chief Development Officer. Partner   With over 19 years of experience in the industries of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery, Mark is a veteran of healthcare program development and marketing. His roles have included admissions, business development, direct care and supervision in therapeutic settings, as well as therapeutic program management. Mark has also helped start and operate  five highly regarded treatment programs around the country.  Mark’s greatest accomplishment is getting sober. There was a time when addiction controlled his life. With much support from his family and others in recovery, he was able to break the cycle of addiction at the age of 21. It has now become his mission to give this gift of recovery to others. He believes there is hope for every young adult, that they—and their families—may find a new life. To quote his favorite line from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It works, it really does.”  Mark is married to Jackie and has a son, David. He has two dogs, Dakota, and Duke. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also attempts to play golf (poorly).

Mark Oerther: Chief Development Officer. Partner

With over 19 years of experience in the industries of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery, Mark is a veteran of healthcare program development and marketing. His roles have included admissions, business development, direct care and supervision in therapeutic settings, as well as therapeutic program management. Mark has also helped start and operate five highly regarded treatment programs around the country.

Mark’s greatest accomplishment is getting sober. There was a time when addiction controlled his life. With much support from his family and others in recovery, he was able to break the cycle of addiction at the age of 21. It has now become his mission to give this gift of recovery to others. He believes there is hope for every young adult, that they—and their families—may find a new life. To quote his favorite line from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It works, it really does.”

Mark is married to Jackie and has a son, David. He has two dogs, Dakota, and Duke. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also attempts to play golf (poorly).