Get to Know Our Team

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.

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:

  • 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

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.

Kris & Randy Satchwell

Kaitlyn & Phill Lollar

Phil and Kait Lollar have been married for four years and have been housing for two and a half years. Phil works in Advertising in Salt Lake and loves his job. Kaitlyn has a degree in Public Health and is set to finish Nursing school in April 2017.

Phil and Kait have a 16-month-old son, Jackson. He is a very curious, social, and busy boy and he loves the teenagers and they love him! The Lollars also have a dog, Max. Max is an 100-lb golden doodle who is very sweet. The kids love him and call him their "therapy dog".

The Lollars have been housing since September of 2014 and really enjoy having the kids in their home. They love developing relationships with the kids, supporting them, and learning from them. They enjoy playing games, going on walks, watching wheel of fortune, and going to the theater with the kids.

Andrea & Steve Messer

Andrea and Steve have been married 26 years and have four children. They are originally from Florida.

They love to go camping and their favorite vacation spot is Disneyland. Andrea loves to cook and that is one of the favorite activities of the students that stay at her house. She is also an avid reader and is a great example to the Stillwater students in this aspect. She enjoys being out in nature and working in her yard. Steve and Andrea say that they love working as housing staff for Stillwater because they love helping the teens as they are working through their program. They feel that their lives are enhanced as they learn so much from the students as they work through their challenges. And their final reason for housing is that they love spending time with the students because they are just a lot of fun.

Dennesse & Dave Snarr

Dave and Dennese Snarr have been involved with Stillwater Academy for over 18 years. Dennese has worked in the office and Dave has worked as a Primary Counselor and as our Ranch Director. They bought a big old farm house adjacent to the farm and enjoy riding horses and teaching their housing clusters the basic life skills of farm living.

Dave loves to cook big chuck wagon meals, ride horses and hunt in the mountains. Dennese is all about service. Under her direction the student's take meals to the sick and the needy and make quilts for those in need. Many Sunday afternoons there house is filled with their large family of 6 kids and 24 grand kids.

The Stillwater students enjoy taking care of Dave's chicken's and pigs. The favorite activity is a fun bon fire at the fire pit in their back yard.

Erin & Darik Peterson

The Petersons are an energetic and creative couple who are excited to invite the Stillwater students into their home for the love and support that they need. Darik is a DOD contractor but for the last 10 years he worked on counter intelligence for the military. Erin is a Master Esthetician specializing in natural skin care. They are excited for the arrival of their first child, a baby boy.

The Petersons love all outdoor activities. They especially enjoy spending time in the mountains hiking and camping.

Their favorite Stillwater Student memory: They took the students with them to a family event over the Holiday. They played the silly game "Speak Out". You put mouth pieces in then try to convey an idea to your team. It was hilarious. Everyone laughed until they cried.

Heather & Phillip Goold

Allow us to introduce ourselves. Our names are Phil and Heather Goold. We have been housing for Stillwater Academy since 2009, when our own son was in the program.

Both of us are in medical sales.

We have 4 sons ranging in ages from 28-13. Our oldest son is a pilot for the Air Force, second son is a commercial film maker, third son does construction for a home flipper, and our youngest is still at home in 8th grade. Our Siberian Husky, Patches, is a favorite of the Turn About students who come to our home.

One of the things that Phil and I love to do together is to compete in marathons and triathlons. It gives a date every day as we workout together.

We are active in our church and community. Phil is currently a Scout Master for our son's troop. Heather teaches a youth Sunday school class. We also host a Thanksgiving day 5K that benefits the Utah Food Bank—so come join us and a few thousand participants if you can.

We enjoy housing because it feels nice to be a part of each student's progress. We visited a few programs before enrolling our own son at Stillwater. We felt that Stillwater housing program was a significant therapeutic difference compared to the dorm setting of other facilities.

Amanda & Ernesto Montanares

The Montanares have been involved with Stillwater academy for over 8 years. It all started when one of Amanda's family members participated in the program. They felt it was a great experience to see him learn and grow. After this experience they decided they would like to be a part of it.

Amanda was born and raised in Utah and Ernesto is from Chile and raised in Norway. Amanda has always worked in the restaurant business and Ernesto has worked in sales and as an instructor. They have three daughters. They love to work as housing staff because they enjoy seeing the positive benefits of the Stillwater Program work in the lives of the students.

When asked about their best memories with the still water students they said:
"BYU football games, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs up the canyon, playing soccer and family game nights every Sunday is always so fun when we have the clients in our home. We have seen the growth in lots of them and it is so incredible and rewarding. We have built some great relationships and friendships."

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 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

Christina & Nicholas Baum

Sherri & Nathan Tait

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.

Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Staff Bios