Tonya Rivera – Medical Assistant

I have three amazing kids and two very supportive dogs and a cat!  I love learning about the medical field and watching it advance in helping our quality of life. I have always worked in the medical field starting as a CNA, PTA, OTA, Dental Assistant, Surgical Technician, and now a rTMS tech here at Ascend Counseling and Wellness.

Kaylee Butcher

Hi I am the front desk manager for Ascend Hurricane & Wellness. 

I am currently living in Hurricane Utah. I chose to live here because of the year round outdoor activities. I love being active and here in Southern Utah I am able to do lots of exciting things with my friends and family. I love to hike, go to the lake, and I love my dog & my two cats. 

I love to learn new things & I never want to be bored. I always have projects to do that give me purpose. I do woodworking in my spare time. I build bedroom sets, cutting boards, shelves and just about anything that you can build out of wood. Currently I am helping Ascend counseling & Wellness organize an office and I am remodeling my apartment. 

When you come to the Hurricane office I will be your first contact welcoming you to our office! Come say hi anytime I would love to meet you.

Wendy Paxman – Operations Manager

Wendy was born and raised in Highland Utah.  She moved to St. George when she was 16 and loves the community here.   Wendy’s favorite thing to do outside of work is spend time with her family especially on family vacations.  She recently became a grandma and looks for any opportunity to snuggle her grandson. Wendy has been working with Ascend since 2006.  She loves associating with therapists and clients.  She believes all things can be solved with good communication and kindness.

Chris Eschler, CFO Human Resource Manager

Chris Eschler is an athlete, a mom, a grandmother, a wife, and manages the financial health of Ascend Counseling & Wellness. Chris lives to travel with her husband and enjoys time with her kids and grandchild. She is attending BYU Family Studies and hopes to assist her husband in defending families and helping people with their most intimate relationships.

Chris has worked with her husband in various business ventures for the past 33 years. Family owned and operated businesses have been part of her life for most of her life. She loves creating opportunities for her family.

Trever Thompson, Chief Field Operations Manager

Trever was born and raised in Ferron, Utah where he graduated from Emery High School while enjoying athletics, hunting and fishing.  He pursued his dream of Baseball at the College of Eastern Utah where he earned his Associates of Science before transferring to study Communications and Education at Dixie State University.  Trever spent 12 years working with at-risk youth and providing counsel to the parents while they went through the treatment process.

It was at Dixie State that Trever met his wife Morgan and together they have had three amazing children and settled in St. George since 2009. Together, they enjoy watching their kids grow through athletics and spending time together outdoors, traveling and working out.

“The most important things to me are relationships and adventure, especially when I’m able to make amazing memories with the people who mean the most to me.”

Becky Gentry

I’ve been married to my husband for 44 years.  We have 5 wonderful children and 10 awesome grandchildren.  We moved back to Utah 3 years ago to be closer to family.  When I’m not working at Ascend, I’m at home baking or enjoying nature.

Alena Moss

Crystal Soderquist