Leadership Team

Lee W. Caldwell - Executive Director/CEO

M.S. – Psychology – Utah State University
B.S. – Accounting – Brigham Young University
Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
Licensed School Counselor

Lee has been behind the vision, energy and success of Turnabout/Stillwater Academy for 25 years. Lee has been working with adolescents and their families for 30 years and his ability to get the best out of the students, staff, and families he works with is unparalleled. When he is not at work he can usually be found supporting his own 7 kids in their passions. Three of his children excel in musical theater and the other four are rodeo cowgirls and cowboys. He is an avid horse trainer, team roper and bull dogging hazer. Lee and his wife Jamie just celebrated their 30th anniversary. They love spending time together and with their 6 grandchildren on the farm.

R. Scott Jones – Program Director/Therapist

MSC/MHC – University of Phoenix
B.S. – Psychology – University of Utah

Scott has been working with adolescents and their families for over fourteen years. His expertise includes designing and developing and implementing customized training programs. Scott has facilitated numerous corporate and educational training programs for clients such as BMW, Kodak, Lanier Worldwide and several high school and university groups. He was the creator and Director of Project IMPACT, a community-based drug and alcohol treatment program for adjudicated youth in Georgia. Scott has a passion for working with adolescents and their families and loves to be involved in the miracles that happen at Stillwater Academy every day. When not at work, Scott is an avid cyclist and occasional runner and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and three children.

Tanya Radomski-Turek – Clinical Director/Therapist

M.A. – Marriage and Family Therapy – Chapman University
B.A. – Psychology - University of California Irvine

Tanya has been involved with Turnabout/Stillwater Academy for 12 years. She loves the challenge of working with the students and their families each day. Tanya and her husband are real adventures at heart and love exploring rivers throughout the U.S. and Canada on their boat. She is also an avid swimmer and loves to hike, read and paint.

Charlie Christensen – Program Manager/Therapist

C.M.H.C.A. – University of Phoenix
B.S. – Psychology – Utah Valley University

Charlie has been involved with helping teenagers and their families for over 10 years in the community, church service and educational organizations. While working as a Foreign Service representative in Canada, Charlie found his passion for assisting others change. Charlie has a wealth of experience in working with adolescents specifically with attachment, trauma, addiction and oppositional behavior.

Charlie feels the experience at Turnabout is unmatchable. He feels this treatment program avoids individual isolation throughout the therapy process offering necessary family involvement that provides a much higher success rate. In addition Charlie loves the horse ranch as an exciting teaching tool offering therapy to youth because of the mirroring effect between adolescent and animal, accelerating the treatment progress. Charlie enjoys sports and the outdoors with his family. After courting his sweetheart Heather for 5 years they were married and are currently the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.

Brandon Drown – Director of Academics
Director of Special Education

Growing up I never wanted to become a teacher, a learner or a leader. But after a few well placed nudges from a friend and mentor, a summer volunteering with students with disabilities, and I was hooked. As an educator I firmly believe that we are all teachers and learners simultaneously and that everyone can participate in this process. I love that teaching is not a static art; it is an ever-changing process. It is because it is not static, because I have to constantly learn that I will always be an educator.

A graduate of the University of Utah, I hold a Bachelors of Science in education with an endorsement in Special Education and a Masters of Education with an endorsement in administration.

My academic and career interests center on my belief and experience that every child can succeed in school. However, significant economic, social, emotional, behavioral, and systemic barriers make success more difficult for many students, and are not adequately addressed in the present public school environment. Throughout my career, I have promoted an inclusion model, where students with disabilities are given the opportunity to be educated with their peers. Academically I would like to continue exploring ways to promote and support every student. I believe this can be accomplished by being a facilitator, mentor and leader in both the community, and school environment.

I have worked as a Special Educator, instructor, and teacher in various positions for close to fifteen years. I have worked in both Murray and Jordan School Districts. I worked as an elementary para-educator for both districts and as a full-time teacher at Riverview Jr. High, in Murray. In April of 2010, I took on an additional part-time teaching role at Stillwater Academy. Working at Stillwater has allowed me to expand my understanding of behavior, therapy and has given me the opportunity to serve as a principal and leader.

Randy Oster – Director of Psychological Services

Dr. Randall Oster has done psychological testing for Stillwater Academy for over 19 years. An expert like Dr. Oster is perfect for the extensive psychological testing we require upon admissions for all of our students.

He comes with over 30 years of providing services to youths and their families with a specialization in psychological assessments. His experience includes employment with the local Community Mental Health Center. He also served as Director of Psychological Services at a private psychiatric hospital as well as providing adolescent psychological evaluations for the Juvenile Court and Juvenile Justice Services.

Randall Oster's education was attained as follows:

  • BA in psychological and mathematics, Linfield College
  • MS in psychology, University of Utah
  • PhD in psychology, University of Utah

Dr. Oster is happily married with three adult sons. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fun vacations, and jogging to keep up fitness and aid in my mental health.

Dr. Oster says this about working at Stillwater Academy: "Each client presents an intriguing life story which aids in my understanding of not only the client and their family but life as well. My coworkers at Stillwater are constantly stimulating and encouraging me to further explore and develop my insights into people. Working at Stillwater makes a difference."

Dr. Laura Croft Maw – DNP, APRN-C, FNP-BC
Medications Practitioner

DNP – University of Utah

Dr. Laura Maw is an extremely talented Medications specialist. She got her Nurse practitioner doctorate at the University of Utah, One of the most respected medical universities in the country. She runs her own practice and we are very pleased that she is a great asset to our Stillwater Team. She specializes in mental health medications, nutrition, and whole health. She is a perfect fit for the students at Stillwater. She says this about working at Stillwater Academy: "Working at Stillwater allows me to use my education and life experiences with my own children with challenges to help other youth and their family."

She is married with 6 children. 3 of her children were adopted and have various special needs. She loves music, especially singing and playing the piano. She has sung in various choirs over the years. She also loves skiing, riding bike and travelling with her husband.

Bergen Russon – Recreation Therapist and Co-Ranch Director

Bergen attended the University of Utah and obtained her degree, national certification and state license as a Recreational Therapist. Bergen has experience working with a wide range of physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral diagnoses. She spent her childhood outdoors competing on horses, running cross country, hiking, and traveling around the globe. The impact recreation made on her life drove her to pursue a career in Recreational Therapy. "My focus is utilizing recreational and experiential settings to help teens build meaningful life connections, heighten personal confidence in abilities, strengthen independent skills, and help improve overall quality of life."

Bergen has over 13 years' experience training, competing, and working with horses. She holds additional certifications within the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and Parelli Natural Horsemanship.

When not at work, Bergen is a competitive barrel racer, loves riding on back of her husband's motorcycle and hiking Utah's beautiful peaks.

Office Administration Team

Clinical Team

Academic Team

Housing Team

Natalia Davis - Housing Assistant

Natalia Davis has been involved with Stillwater Academy since 2011. She was introduced to the program when a family member participated in the program and had healing and great success. Natalia comes with various types of job experience but they all involved working with people. She says, "People are my thing." She and her husband Nate were part of our housing staff for over 5 years. She says that one of her favorite things about housing was witnessing the transformation of the kids. She loves to see them develop new tools, and most importantly learn how to use them. She has wonderful memories of cooking with the Stillwater students. Some other activities she enjoys are back packing and spending time with her husband and her two beautiful little girls. She was born and raised in Argentina but met her husband Nathan here in the states. She enjoys her most recent roll of being the Housing Director. She loves working for Stillwater because she believes in the program. She says she has learned so much and is still growing as a person.

Tatiana & Justin Truong

Tatiana and Justin Truong have known each other since high school and married since 2013. Justin is a mechanical engineer and enjoys a vast array of hobbies. Some of his hobbies are his aquarium, falconry, playing video games, and hockey. Tatiana enjoys dancing, working out and learning about nutrition and health. They have a toddler named Calvin who loves Lion King and eating anything crunchy. We love housing to help support the students with a safe and welcoming home to help them through the difficulties of the program.

Jerry & Janie Brown

Janie Brown loves youth and believes there is no such thing as a "bad" kid. She grew up on a farm in Tempe, Arizona and has worked most of her life with teens through camps, high adventure hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, sailing, church youth organizations and outdoor survival programs. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Outdoor Education and Elementary Education. Jerry Brown grew up in Connecticut and after a 2 year mission to Italy, attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in Electrical Engineering. Jerry worked many years with teens in Boy Scouts and also helped establish a summer weekend sailing club. He loves big game fishing, scuba diving, skiing, boating and sailing through the islands. Janie loves being with her kids/grandkids, hiking, being outdoors, learning, jigsaw puzzles, reading and being with Jerry. Janie and Jerry have been married for nearly 40 years; have 8 children (2 sets of twins) and 20 grandkids.

Janie loves housing students at Stillwater. It is "the best thing since homemade sliced bread and keeps me young and on my toes!" Janie loves learning from the array of personalities, talents, enthusiasm, knowledge and fun characteristics of the students. Jerry has also enjoyed having students in their home – especially the experiences of walks, going to the park, building snowmen, seeing the lights in Salt Lake City, teaching them how to make homemade pasta, water fights and especially chocolate chip cookies on the weekends. They both feel it an honor to have opportunity to make a difference with Stillwater students.

Jerry is retired and cares for his 93 year old father in their home and Janie works at an Assisted Living facility in Sandy, Utah as a Life Enrichment Manager – working with memory care residents – providing activities and experiences to enhance their lives.

Linda & Mike Tomkinson

We are Nathan and Sherri Tait. We have been housing since September 2014. We have 5 children--3 adults and 2 in high school (Simon, 12th grade, and Andrew, 10th grade).

Our lifestyle and hobbies revolve around our children's sports, church and school, and enjoying outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, hunting).

We enjoy having your children in our home, and are inspired by their hard work and efforts in overcoming life's challenges.

Melayne & Scott Taylor

Scott and Melayne Taylor have been married 15 years. Scott is originally from California and Melayne is from Idaho. They have been blessed with 5 beautiful children. They love spending time as a family. Some of their favorite things to do are camping, hiking, traveling. They also enjoy just spending time at home together watching movies & playing games.

Scott has many talents and hobbies. He majored in Electronic Engineering and graduated from BYU-Idaho. He currently works for IM Flash, working on the robotics side of things there. Scott is a Eagle Scout. He also spent a number of years in Lima, Peru, where he loved learning the language, serving and working with the people there. He loves working with his hands and creating new things.

Melayne enjoys being a wife, mother and teacher. She is a graphic designer and does vinyl lettering. Some of her favorite things to do include: taking pictures, creating things on the computer, reading, and organizing. She loves serving the people at church, working with the youth and helping those around her.

They are excited to be a part of the Stillwater Housing Team.

Brent and Melody Thompson

Brent and Melody Thompson have been housing since November 2017. They have a wonderful family of 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Their oldest daughter Brittney and her husband Spencer own a successful Etsy business and currently building their dream home. Chelsea is studying music and theater in Portland Oregon. Their son Tanner is currently serving a mission in the Philippines for the next 2 yrs. Colton and Lizzy are still at home and really enjoy playing board games and watching movies with Stillwater students on the weekends. Brent and Melody have been married 27 years and have lived in Louisiana, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and now Utah. They love the outdoors and the beautiful Northwest. Their passion is serving others because they understand that is where true happiness is found. They serve teenagers in their local congregation as teachers and mentors. Melody is actively involved in humanitarian and community service projects. Brent is a Sales Operations Manager at a software start-up, and is always looking for the next Humanitarian project. With their combined personal childhood experiences of torn families, adoption, etc., they "broke the negative cycle" together with the gospel in their lives and have a strong desire to give back. They love housing and mentoring Stillwater students and want each of them to understand and feel just how incredibly special they are in the eyes of a loving Heavenly Father.

Lisa and Larry Workman

I have a wonderful husband, Larry, and I'm a mom of 3 adult children and a Nona to 2 grand daughters that I get the privilege of babysitting weekly. I'm super creative, I see beauty in so many things everyday around me. Nature is my thing and so out door activities draw me, like hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing. I enjoy oil painting, yoga, water aerobics, healthy cooking and coffee with friends.

Besides helping with the incredible students at Stillwater, I also teach art to elementary students and I'm an actor doing commercials both local and national , print work and talk shows along with a very few movie roles along the way.

The very most important thing in my life is my relationship with God who loves me unconditionally and is my strength and reason for living!

Chris and Annie Baum

Chris and Annie Baum live in Lehi, Utah -just a few miles away from the TA Ranch! Chris has known Lee Caldwell most of his life and would 'muck stalls' for extra cash at the Ranch during his early teens. Annie began working with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers in 2004 and spent 5 years as a caseworker for teens in foster care, before coming to the Turn About team as a Primary Counselor in 2016.

We have three beautiful and talented children- they are our greatest work! Like most parents, we make sacrifices to best meet their needs; When Annie had the chance to stay home and spend more time with our kids, it was a great blessing to our family life. We chose to continue working with TurnAbout as a Housing Parent, to remain involved in modeling family relationships. Our young children enjoy the TA youth, and have built understanding of their own involvement in the treatment process. (Our 5-year old mostly loves to be 'a little brother' and tease those he loves most... just like most "brothers"!) Being able to influence change has touched every member of our family, no matter how young or old. We love building and strengthening relationships with our host kids and their families.

Chris and Annie are shameless Dr. Pepper and Diet Coke fans. On hard days, we sit around the table and talk over a bowl of Tillamook chocolate-peanut butter ice-cream! We have two Cocker-Spanial dogs, Lady and Maui, and one fluffy cat named Sariah (or if you're younger than 10 yrs old she's best known as 'kitty'). BBQ/ smokers are very much an interest of ours and we are always excited about trying out a new recipe- everything to traditional grilled meats and vegatables, to sides and desserts. We are team NO BBQ Sauce type of people! We enjoy playing board and card games on the weekends with our hosts and spending time together. When we are not on the housing schedule, we are usually working on a project in our home or Camping! We love to hook-up the camp trailer and GO! Utah has some of the best mountains to explore! On sunny days, we believe in being outdoors, at a park or a splash pad. Some of our life goals include participating in annual humanitarian trips with our children when they are older, owning rental properties and being debt free.

Matthew and Sarah Brown

Matthew and I have been married for 5 years. We were married in the Draper Temple and have since had 3 beautiful daughters in 3 years. We love the outdoors, reading, playing games, and spending time together as a family. Matthew is a Welder and an amazing Handyman around the house, figuring things out on a whim. He enjoys DIY projects and playing Magic. I am a software product manager at Cricut and love creating new things. I was a gymnast for 13 years, and my passion has carried into everything fitness. We enjoy life and try to look at the positive through all life's trials.

Kathy Jewkes

Kathy Jewkes was born and raised in Oregon. Married Scott Jewkes in 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple, bringing her to the great Salt Lake Valley.

Employed by L'Oreal USA from 1981 to 2012. Traveled the United States achieving many awards and goals with L'Oreal. Has one daughter and 3 beautiful grandchildren.

In 2001 husband Scott Jewkes was diagnosed with ALS and lost his battle in 2006. As a Widow Kathy prides herself as a fix it yourself person and will Google anything from cars to house hold appliances that need repaired. Is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints and has served in many callings in her Wards.

Kathy has lived in Draper Utah for 19 Years.

Adam and Marlena Millis

Adam and Marlena Millis met at BYU-Idaho while they were both attending. They were friends for 6 months before they realized they were studying the same major. They have been married for 6 years and have 3 adorable fur babies. Marlena grew up in Idaho and Adam grew up in New Hampshire. After graduating from BYU-Idaho they moved to Utah and are both working in Landscaping.

They enjoy having adventures with one another as well as with family. They enjoy camping, hiking and travelling. They both love being outdoors.

Since Marlena and Adam haven't been able to have children of their own, they have loved housing and getting to know the kids at Stillwater and having them be part of their family. They love being a part of the Stillwater Housing Team.

Karen and Joey Duckworth

Karen and Joey were both born and raised in Utah. Joey attended school at Kearns High School and after graduating served a two year mission for his church in Spain. Karen attended school at Cyprus High school and then went on to get an Associates Degree in Science from SLCC. They met in the LDS singles ward. Joey was the handsome "older" man in a suit on the front row and Karen was the weird one with big glasses. But they found they had lots in common like their love of music and sports. After that first kiss they were hooked and fell in love fast. They met in June, engaged in July and married in August. When you know you know. They have now been married going on 8 years and are living happily ever after in Saratoga Springs. They have three wonderful kids with one more expected in September 2019.

Joey just started going to school at WGU to better himself and works hard to support his family. Joey has worked for his company going on 16 years and is very dedicated. For fun he loves to play basketball and softball. He won the 3 point shooter challenge in High school and has turned that love of basketball into starting a new business as well. For down time he loves watching BYU or the JAZZ and eating cartons of Ice cream.

Karen loves being a stay at home mom. She is excited for the opportunity to be that for more children. For fun Karen likes to play the piano and is hopeful to start teaching students piano soon. Karen also works out her creativity with a camera, as a side business she does photography. For down time she loves a bubble bath and a good book.

Together they've played coed softball, racquetball, basketball and are both really competitive. They both sing in the church choir and love to perform. They love to host dinner and game nights with friends or simply go to the movies with the kids. Whatever it is they are doing they just want to be doing it together!

Kent and Jana Gunderson

Kent and Jana are happy to open their empty nest to TA friends! They have raised 5 children and love that 19 little people call them grandma and poppy. Kent and Jana are both active real estate agents and dabble in personal business ventures as well. Kent loves to golf, play racquetball, and is a Utah Jazz fan. Jana loves to work out; bake for family, friends, and her catering business; and snuggle grandchildren.

Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Staff Bios