Dan Karren has owned and operated small businesses in the Uintah Basin since 1978…
He strongly believes in supporting and serving his local community. He has been a proud sponsor and supporter of local schools and charities for over 40 years.
He has been active in the Chamber of Commerce for 42 years. He is a charter member of the Roosevelt Rotary Club and has served in many capacities, including president.
Dan played a key role in opening the Thompsen House of Hope. He helped with the licensing, permitting, and remodeling so that the Thompsen School would qualify to serve as a men’s recovery home. Dan is a member of the Roosevelt Interfaith Council and credits them and many other volunteers for the birth and success of the Thompsen House of Hope.
Polly Karren moved to Roosevelt in 1980 and spent the next 30 years owning and operating several small businesses…
Polly has always had a great desire to serve her community and has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, UBIC, and the Roosevelt Rotary Club. She is a very active member of her church and has had various church callings over the years. Polly and her husband, Dan, have 8 amazing children and 24 beautiful grandchildren whom they adore spending time with.
Polly’s favorite job over the years was serving as Volunteer Coordinator at UBMC where she loved the interaction with patients at The Villa, hospice, and home health. These patients and volunteers became like family and she loved every minute she could spend with them.
Dan and Polly played a key role in opening the Thompsen House of Hope. They, along with other members of the Roosevelt Interfaith Council, saw the devastating effects that drugs and alcohol were having on their community and felt inspired to try to help. Being involved with these men and The Home has been a truly beautiful and life changing experience for Dan and Polly, as well as for the men who come here. They feel an unconditional love for these men and a sincere desire to help them live life free of addiction and to become the men they want to be.
Dee moved to the Uintah Basin with his wife Brenda and four children in 1993 and has been blessed with the opportunity to be in such a great community…
Dee has 25 years experience working in the transportation industry and has worked in the oil and gas industry as well.
In 2000 he became Pastor of Roosevelt Christian Assembly church and quickly realized that you don’t just pastor a church, but a community. He has served as a Hospice Chaplain from 2013 until 2020.
In 2017 work began on transforming the Thompsen school into a recovery home for men, and along with other members of the community, Dee has participated in helping that become a reality and continues to volunteer there as well.
Working with the people in our community has been one of his greatest joys and working with the Interfaith Council has been a great experience as well.
Bobby Richardson is a professional nurse with 35+ years of clinical and administrative experience in diverse healthcare settings…
He holds a Master’s degree in nursing from Weber State University. Bobby currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for Uintah Basin Healthcare in Roosevelt, Utah.
Bobby has served as Adult Sunday School teacher at his local church for the past 20 years and brings a love of God’s word to the Recovery home.
Bobby, and his wife of 40 years, Jolyn Mecham Richardson, live in Roosevelt. They are currently the parents of 4 shaggy dogs of varying size. Their greatest joys include spoiling their 16 nieces and nephews as well as their children. Bobby and Jolyn love to enjoy the beautiful outdoor opportunities inherent to the Uintah Basin.
Tiffany Duncan is a stay-at-home mom and has been for 15 years. During that time, she has served several callings through her church and served on various community boards…
She and her husband were also foster parents for a few years and adopted 4 children through foster care. Addiction is close to her heart and she loves serving on this board because “you get to see recovery first-hand”. She has been married to her husband Larry for 16 years. Larry works as a Service Manager for a few local tractor dealerships. They along with their 8 children reside in Roosevelt where they enjoy many activities including horseback riding, camping, fishing, etc. Tiffany urges anyone who may be interested in our program on any level to please contact us and understand that we try our best to make any situation work to meet your recovery needs.
My name is John Hatch I’m 36 years old. For 20 of those years I continuously battled the disease of addiction and lost. I finally found the light and got clean and stayed clean on April 29th, 2015…
One of the biggest tools in my recovery has been service, and in doing service work for others often, I have learned that one of my biggest purposes in life is to help people. Helping others find their way out of the darkness became one of my major goals in life. We started the Be the light Recovery Foundation in 2018 and I joined the board of the Thompsen House of Hope in 2019. The Thompsen home is the only facility of its kind for 120 miles in any direction, and the work that is done there helps reignite the flame in men’s souls. Watching these miracles of recovery, growth, and reintegration is a blessing and an honor. I look forward to witnessing many more miracles happen in these men’s lives.