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.

Dave Snarr – Ranch Director

Dave joined the Stillwater Academy team over 18 years ago. He met Lee through a mutual friend and when he found out about the great work that Lee was doing at Stillwater he had to be part of it. He started out training some horses at the farm. Then he became a primary counselor. Dave has a natural talent with helping student's work through their problems. But Dave couldn't be kept in doors and he soon became our ranch director. He is certified in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship method and the students use these concepts to learn to reach deep within and find healing. Dave is also a certified instructor for the Mandt Behavior Management program. He helps our staff maintain the required certification.

Dave is one of those guys who can fix anything. His employment experience includes farming,and various kinds of construction. And he's trained horses and worked with youth as a volunteer all of his life. His skills are well used at the farm.

He grew up in Murray, Utah and is one of 8 kids. He and his wife Dennese are what we call the heart of Stillwater. They both work for us and house for us. Their mission in life is literally helping troubled youth. They are the parents of 6 kids and 28 grandkids. When Dave is not at Stillwater he can be found on a horse or hunting in the mountains with one of his boys.

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.

Keisha & Race Sawyer

I started housing at the young age of six. Yes, you read that right, six years old. My dad was a family therapist for a State program at the time. I got to meet a lot of great people. My favorite was RuthAnne. She had an original Nintendo and would let me and my brother play it. She was the coolest. It was my normal to have "strangers" live with us growing up.

I worked in a number of treatment centers and programs in the Salt Lake area when I was in school and getting my LSAC (Licensed Substance Abuse Councilor). A couple of years after I got married to Keshia, my beautiful wife of 11 years, we started working as house parents at a "Girls Home" providing full time care for 7 students. It was a step down program from a residential treatment. It was a great experience, and we learned a lot, but what we really wanted to do was work with kids to get them back to their own families. That's why we switched over to Stillwater; the goal seems to be more focused on healing the family than "fixing" the kid.

We have three kids: Faith, Ran, and Rider. They keep us busy with many activities including dance, football, and wrestling. Keshia is really all things fitness. She is a personal trainer, an Ironman , and a Boston qualifier runner. I stay busy with combat sports like Boxing and MMA. We love to take the girls into the beautiful mountains for hikes on the weekends and some of our best memories are board games after dinner.

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.

Lisa & Cliff Witham

We house because we love teenagers. We have been hosting exchange students from around the world for years and currently host two (one from Germany and one from South Korea). We love our Stillwater kids that we house and treat each of them as our own. Each holds a special place in our heart and we love to encourage and watch them grow in their program. To see them smile when they have accomplished moving to the next level or achieving something that they were scared of, is amazing.

We also have dogs that love the attention that they receive from all of the kids and that bring so much joy to our lives.

In our free time, we love to take our exchange students to visit National Parks and we love to drag race Volkswagens at different tracks around the United States.

Cliff's day job is a Superintendent for an international elevator company. Lisa has a degree in Healthcare Administration and is a former accountant for an elevator company but she now dedicates her full attention to her exchange students, Stillwater kids and animals.

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.

Marques and Katie Nielson

Marques and Katie have an adorable daughter name Maple and two dogs that are very popular among the kids at Stillwater Academy. Marques graduated from the University of Utah and works in finance. Katie teaches 5th grade. The Nielson's love being outdoors and spending time with family. They enjoy housing and providing a safe place for the kids to feel at home.

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.

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.

Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Staff Bios