Emily Deeter

Admissions Coordinator

Emily was born and raised in Ogden.  Along with her siblings, she inherited her father’s love of the outdoors and grew up visiting Utah’s amazing state and National parks, skiing and snowboarding at its incredible resorts, and hiking and mountain biking its extensive trail system.  She attended high school at Weber High at the base of Ben Lomond and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in history, from Weber State University.

Over the years Emily’s love of the outdoors and outdoor sports has continued to grow, and is second only her to love for her family, including her beloved dog, whom she enjoys spending time with as often as she can.  She also enjoys furthering her education by reading books and watching documentaries, watching movies, traveling, and enjoying a good conversation over hot beverages with good friends.

Contact Emily at edeeter@waypoint academy.com or  801.690.7000 ext 701, or 801-686-5088.


Denise Westman

Director of Business Development

Denise is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and has spent time living on both coasts. She studied laboratory technology at Biscayne Paramedical Institute/Barry University in Florida followed by completing a nursing program at Grossmont College in California. Denise began her career providing direct patient care in hospital settings working primarily with adolescents and young adults. She transitioned into a marketing role and shortly thereafter was recruited to Utah.

She worked as a regional director at one of the largest healthcare providers in the country and shifted her focus to business development and working with a variety of referral sources. Denise was a co-founder of a therapeutic boarding school and has held senior leadership positions in admissions, marketing, and program development for psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and wilderness therapy programs.

Denise is highly regarded for her integrity, her relational approach, and for her professionalism. Her commitment to provide outstanding customer service at every juncture is a top priority. Denise brings an unmatched breadth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to Waypoint Academy, with a personal appreciation for the needs of those in crisis.

Denise is a homebody at heart but loves to travel, enjoys gardening, golfing, mediation, and most of all, time with her husband and rescue lab, Bella. Denise and her husband remain active advocates for the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC) at UCSD following the loss of their two sons.

Contact Denise at dwestman@waypointacademy.com or 808-345-7315.