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Steps Recovery Centers has a great staff that is eager to help you on your path to recovery. Many of them have conquered addictions themselves and understand your journey. Our qualified specialists will provide you with medical treatment and tools for lifestyle changes to restore your health and well-being.


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Welcome, and thank you for considering Step Recovery Centers! For your convenience, we have created a list of items to bring, as well as items not to bring, if clarifications is needed or should you have any questions, please call.

Paul Walkenhorst


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Paul began battling addiction during his days of playing college football. Due to multiple injuries he was given prescription painkillers to deal with the pain. He began his journey into recovery on his sobriety date, which is May 11th 2012.

Paul graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science. He and his wife started a foundation in 2016 called Hope of Recovery. The mission of the foundation is to provide housing and treatment for those that cannot afford it. Paul started with Steps Recovery Center in 2014, providing housing and outpatient treatment. That led into management and now ownership.

Paul and his wife Angela have 5 children. He enjoys spending time with his family and anything outdoors. Paul’s personal motto is “ There is always hope.”

Tyler Hansen


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After struggling with heroin and opiate addiction for a decade and spending time in and out of jail including the Utah State Prison for 2 1/2 years, Tyler has been sober 11 years. He is an owner of several businesses including Steps Recovery Centers the largest private recovery center in the state of Utah.

He is a member of the Utah County Sherrifs Office, as well as donating his time at the Gunnison prison bringing in speakers to encourage and uplift those incarcerated there.

Tyler has worked at Steps Recovery Centers for 10 years and started on the admissions team years ago. He has presented at the Fall Substance Abuse Conference and told his story across the country and on several podcasts here locally. He works with several local organizations including Adult Parole and Probation and the Utah Department of Corrections to reduce recidivism to jails and prisons and increase awareness around the opiate crisis. On December 21st of this last year was granted a full pardon from the governors people on the board of pardons and has come full circle and is no longer a felon.

Tyler has 5 kids and a wonderful wife, and spends his spare time with them. They enjoy lots of sports and surfing at Lake Powell and living in Utah close to the mountains.

Micah Niles

General Manager

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Robert Mendenhall

Medical Director

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Dr. Robert Mendenhall DO, is a board certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine provider. He graduated from Touro University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 and Psychiatry residency through the University of Nevada School of Medicine – Las Vegas in 2017. He finished board certification for addiction medicine in 2020. Dr. Mendenhall really loves working with people who struggle with mental health and addiction, and watching them improve their lives. When not working he spends time with his wife and 6 children and enjoys sports and the outdoors.

Blake Rapier

Assistant Medical Director

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Julie Jackson

Director of

Outpatient Operations

Desmond Lomax

Clinical Consultant