Get to Know Our Team
Lee W. Caldwell - Executive Director/CEO
M.S. – Psychology – Utah State University
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
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
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
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
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.
Natalia Davis - Housing Director
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.
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:
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
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.
Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Staff Bios