our history


Bud Harper, our founder, decided to open Maple Mountain Recovery after he was involved as the co-creator of Village Heathcare Center, a facility created for the long-to-life care of patients suffering from catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries Most patients were in a coma and tube fed, requiring constant care. After working through the construction phase, Mr. Harper worked in nearly all aspects of the business including duties as CFO, patient-family relations and assisting with the patients, as well. The facility has been a major success in this niche market. In the seven years of its operation the facility has remained full and there has not been a single vacancy for a period of more than two weeks. Following that facility he moved to Utah and saw a need for those people who suffer from the disease of addiction to get help. He then opened Maple Mountain Recovery on February 25, 2014.


Our therapists aren’t only experts in treating addiction, they are also skilled mental health practitioners. We understand using alcohol and drugs is a maladaptive coping skill. Our facility provides addiction recovery programs, as well as treatment for underlying issues such as mental health problems, trauma, personality disorders, and environmental issues. Most clients have a dual diagnosis, which means they are not only healing from addiction, but also mental health problems such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD and so on. You can count on our treatment professionals to treat you with respect, care, and understanding while you are in treatment. Our number one priority is safety, and when clients feel safe in our facility, they can start healing from their trauma.

our staff


Cliff Simpson

Clinical Director

Cliff Simpson received Bachelors of Science degrees from Southern Utah University in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  While working as the program director at a residential treatment center for girls, he realized that he wanted to do therapy and returned to school to get a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.  His varied life and work experiences have presented him with opportunities from swinging a hammer for 25+ years to working in residential and hospital settings.   Addiction treatment is personal for him as he was raised in a home where addiction was prevalent and he now works on his ongoing recovery from alcohol.  He is invested in the idea that addiction has an underlying cause and this cause is frequently trauma.  He uses various modalities as it applies to treatment including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodrama, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy.  In his spare time, Cliff spends as much time as he can with his family, especially his four granddaughters.


Jory Hatfield


Jory graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later a degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Psychology degree from Cal Southern University. Along with his schooling Jory is also in recovery from substance dependence and to him this work is personal. With this life experience comes a great deal of passion for helping those struggling with addiction issues. He has a wide range of experience that includes working in residential settings, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient substance abuse centers and a wilderness therapy program. His history of clients range from ages 12-80 and in this experience he has seen a wide range of disorders that are at the heart of and often fuel the addiction. In his spare time he spends time with family, competes in triathlons, rock climbs and is an outdoor enthuses.



Director of Marketing and Client Relations

A recent, and significant professional member of our team is Mechelle Boman. After years of battling her own addictions, Mechelle has developed a personal passion for recovery. She believes in the old-fashioned art of “Just loving people”. Mechelle instinctively knows how to help people achieve their goals and live a life of sobriety. “Taking care of people” is what she does best and this gift of hers has vaulted her into her current position. Aside from learning about addiction from what she calls the “school of hard knocks.” She is married to Darin and the mother of two beautiful children, Paizley and Bridger, plays all kinds of sports, loves camping, and enjoys riding her motorcycle.



Director of Case Management

Tina Campbell has been with MMR since it’s opening in February, 2014. She has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University and then completed the Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor certification program in 2008. She is a licensed substance use disorder counselor, and has been in recovery since 2005. Tina is the Client Care Coordinator at Maple Mountain. She meets with clients each week for case management to ensure their needs are being met and they are making progress in their individualized programs, including discharge planning. She also teaches several of the psycho-educational workshops including: Spirituality Class, Relapse Prevention Planning, Life Skills and a Seeking Safety Workshop.




Dr. Terry L. Sellers believes he is a lucky man. He spends his days surrounded by people he loves working in a profession which creates passion and energy for him. Through his experience, education, and life lessons he is now able to work in the addiction field as a board certified addiction medicine physician. To Dr. Sellers, this means he is able to give back to others the hope and freedom that was given to him over ten years ago when he was struggling with his own opiate addiction.
Dr. Sellers grew up in Clearwater, Florida. He received his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Sellers practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Provo, UT for 12 years, delivering over 6,000 babies. Years of migraine headaches sparked his addiction to pain medications. He spent many years suffering with a desire to stop using opiates and the inability to do so. He ultimately decided to get help using substance abuse treatment and gave up his lifestyle of being a solo obstetrician. He now has 10 years of recovery from drug addiction and is rigorously active in the recovery community. Living a recovery lifestyle for the past decade has created a new perspective on life and what is important to him.
Ultimately, Dr. Sellers is now passionate about being of service to the suffering addict in any capacity he is able to provide. He has a relentless desire to offer to others hope and the permission to change course and direction from the devastating use of drugs and alcohol. Dr. Sellers is married with three adult children and four grandchildren. He enjoys golf, sushi, traveling, and humanitarian endeavors.



Program Manager

I grew up in the Salt Lake City area where I worked in the medical field for 10 years. I am currently working on becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor. I have been in recovery from heroin and alcohol for 3 years and now live in Springville with my wife and 2 beautiful little girls. As the Program Manager for Maple Mountain Recovery, my duties include doing the intake and discharge paperwork for new clients. I also assist in their admission process. I hire and train techs to be able to work effectively with the clients and create the daily schedules for both the techs and the clients. I work at Maple Mountain because I love the approach of the clinical director, the clinical team and the owner. I have worked at other facilities but have never experienced the positive surroundings and care that Maple Mountain creates and gives to it’s clients.