Leadership Team

Lee W. Caldwell - Program 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.

Tanya Radomski-Turek – Clinical Director/Therapist

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

Tanya immigrated to the US from British Columbia and may be the most well-traveled of all our staff here at Stillwater. She has visited India, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland just to name a few. As well as many of the states here in the US. She was raised in southern California where she attended college and graduate school; earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of California Irvine, and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. We were thrilled to have her join our team when she moved to Utah in 1996.

Tanya loves to be near water and seeks it out wherever she goes. She met her husband doing what she loves, exploring the Colorado river in southern Utah. Together they are raising two handsome boys, along with many pets, they all share a love for animals.

As the Clinical Director Tanya is responsible for the overall clinical direction and program, and ongoing clinical trainings for employees. She ensures that all clients and families receive quality care, and Stillwater complies with federal, state, and local laws.

She has excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities and is well versed, knowledgeable, and skilled at handling emotionally fragile clients. She also provides direct client care by facilitating specialty therapy groups with the students on a weekly basis. Tanya works in collaboration with the Executive director on ongoing program development and overall clinical supervision of employees. She brings Stillwater a depth of experience and an empathetic approach to each employee and client she interacts with.

Tanya loves learning about the families of our students and creating a safe non-judgmental space for them to come together, heal, and build healthy connections. There she develops a closeness with them, laughing and even crying with these families as they work through their painful circumstances. She has a passion for the family unit and helping each family learn what that might look like for them. She says "families come in so many combinations, there are no two alike. Every family has a story to tell, I love learning their history and family dynamics". Her goal is for every student and family to leave her office with a renewed hope and confidence.

Julie Frix – Director of Academics

Julie grew up as the oldest of 5 kids in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Sandy, Utah. Playing in the creek and running through the trees with the family dogs were just some of her childhood memories. As she grew it became apparent that she had extraordinary talent as a track runner. She went to the University of Utah, where she lettered in track and earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature. She met her husband on a picnic in the canyons one summer evening, and he stole her heart immediately! They have been married since 1985. Whew!

Together they had 3 lovely and spunky kiddos, and Julie spent most of their growing up years as a stay-at-home mom. What started as volunteering to offer emergency medical assistance in their small town, turned into a 4 year stint as an EMT/firefighter. Later she went back to school and got her teaching certification as well as an endorsement for teaching ELL students. She currently teaches language arts full time in a public school, where she works with students who are below grade-level or in the special-ed program. She has had many leadership responsibilities, including department chair, 7th grade team lead, RTI manager, and she was awarded teacher of the year for the 2018-2019 school year. She has outstanding growth scores in her students. She credits her success to believing in students that others write off- loving students that many others find to be unlovable. She believes that students who struggle outside of school with poverty, abuse, mental illness, or other issues generally struggle with the self-motivation to learn or cooperate in a school setting. Julie feels that the responsibility of teachers is more than presenting curriculum. It is the teacher's responsibility to understand the whole student, not just the child sitting at the desk for an hour on weekdays. Seeking to understand the student and where they are coming from will help us create a safe place for learning. When the teacher connects with the student and sees their strengths, then the student will love the teacher and look forward to coming to class. Julie taught this philosophy for years in the public schools as she mentored other teachers.

Lee the owner of Stillwater said this, "Julie and her husband have been friends of ours for over 30 years. I loved talking to her about her experiences in the classroom under challenging circumstances and her philosophy of making the classroom dynamic and fun. When we needed a new principal, I knew I had to get Julie involved in some way. I wanted to create that same culture at Stillwater Academy."

Julie's absolute favorite thing is spending time with her husband. They enjoy cooking together, movies, gardening, going to water parks, and flying to fun places in one of the planes from his flight school. She also enjoys reading, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with her 8 grandybabies, who are the cutest ones in the world!

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.

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.

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 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.

Karen and Joey Duckworth

Karen and Joey were both born and raised in Utah. Joey attended school at Kearns High School and 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 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!

Alek & Stacy Elder

Alek & Stacy have been married almost 10 years and have 3 wonderful children. They met over a love of soccer and have passed that love on to their children. You will often find their family watching, playing or coaching soccer. They enjoy family activities like hiking, taking road trips, and going to visit national parks and sites.

Alek graduated from Utah Valley University in IT/Network Administration & Security. He works for a tech company, DigiCert, as an Account Manager and he enjoys what he does. In his spare time he loves to golf, watch/play sports, and lovingly gaze at his Mini Cooper.

Stacy enjoys being a stay at home mom, as well as her church calling with the young women in her ward. She has a great love of dogs and loves to snuggle with her 7 year old Yorkie named Minnie. She enjoys making crafts and may have an obsession with gnomes.

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.

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.

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!




Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Staff Bios