Meet the Team

Turn-About Ranch employees are guided by the following principles: Youth and Family, Growth, Teamwork, and Service.

Our residential treatment program has been providing help for troubled teens and their families for more than 20 years. We have Master’s level and Bachelor’s level counselors along with non-professional staff who are screened and have a desire to work with troubled boys and girls.

 

michelle headshot 2 PDW 12

Michelle Lindsay, M.S., LPC — Executive Director

Michelle Lindsay is the clinical director for Turn-About Ranch. She completed her graduate degree in Social Work at Brigham Young University. After 5 years and 3 children she returned to school and received her master’s degree from Utah State University. She is passionate about working with teens and families and has experience in both the wilderness and residential treatment setting. She has also worked as a transition specialist helping families to succeed in bringing their teen’s home from treatment.

Michelle has been married to her supportive husband for 20 years and they love spending time together with their 3 children water-skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping and riding horses; preferably rounding up cattle out in the middle of a blue skied desert. She also enjoys reading, looking for Indian artifacts, sports, and feeding the neighborhood teenagers!

 

 

Myron Carter — Barn Program Director

Myron adds so much to the Turn-About program. There is no one better at working with adolescents in this industry than Myron. He forms relationships with the kids that work therapeutically. He knows how to get adolescents to look at their lives and want to be better. Myron also runs the horsemanship program that makes Turn-About so successful.

Myron is a true cowboy and a true horseman. No one works harder and gets work done better than he does. Myron has been with Turn-About since our beginning and the program and students benefit from his experience in the industry.

 

 

Admissions Director

Shane Young — Admissions Director

Shane began working at Turn-About Ranch in 2009 while completing his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  His unique opportunity of working as night and line staff contributed to his investment and success as one of Turn-About’s therapists.  After a brief absence, Shane accepted his current position as Admissions Director in 2014. Shane’s passion for counseling and talent for helping others have been a great fit for his role in the Admissions process.  Families quickly realize Shane truly cares about their happiness and success.  He helps parents assess and navigate the overwhelming events and decisions required to help their children succeed.  Shane’s compassion for the conflicting emotions of parents is verified by his dedicated effort to help each and every family who reaches out to Turn-About Ranch.

Shane earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Family Science from Brigham Young University in 1999.  He worked full-time in construction to pay for college and the expenses of raising a family.  He decided to stay in construction and built a successful career as a General Contractor.  Three children and a loving wife were very supportive with his decision to return to school for his master’s degree in 2009.  The nearest school, University of Phoenix, was 3 hours away and Shane had just begun a large log home for a local family, but his family agreed.  “We’ve never looked back!  It has been hard, but worth it and I couldn’t have done it without my family’s support along with the tremendous opportunities I’ve had with Turn-About Ranch.”

 

 

Operations Director

Suzanne Catlett — Operations Director

I began working at Turn-About Ranch in April 2015.

Obtaining a Business Management Entrepreneurship degree inspired me to open a restaurant locally, which people have been enjoying since 2012.  Managing people and work isn’t easy, but very rewarding when the team comes together for a great outcome.

Prior to joining Turn-About Ranch, I assisted citizens in Utah with the new healthcare processes and options that are available.  I enjoyed educating people with accurate and unbiased information.  As part of that role, I worked with a rural, medical clinic in updating compliance to current HIPPA standards.

I’m driven to work and ideas that help an organization be successful in all areas.  As the Operations/HR Director, I make sure the Turn-About Ranch program is at the forefront of regulatory compliance, educational and clinical training.  Supporting the exceptional staff is the most rewarding part of my position.

When I get free time, I prefer to spend it with my family- we enjoy playing basketball, golf, hiking, kayaking and snowboarding.  My favorite excursion was kayaking 80 miles down the Escalante River.  I like learning and trying new things.

 

 

Abby Dominy at Turn-About Ranch, academic director, alternative education program

Abby Dominy, PhD. — Academic Director

Before starting at Turn-About Ranch in August 2016, Abby was a Visiting Professor at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT where she taught Biology, Ecology and Genetics. Abby completed her doctoral degree in Environmental Science in June 2015 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Her dissertation provided a mathematical model of underwater visual ability in the tetrachromatic diamondback terrapin, a unique estuarine turtle.   In order to complete this work, Abby incorporated adult and teenage volunteers into the research experience through the EarthWatch Institute expedition program.  Typically leading 6 groups of volunteers during a field season, she would teach the science behind the research and train the participants on proper data collection.  She has also done field work in Africa and Central America. As an undergraduate, she participated in the SEA Semester program, which includes hands-on crewing on a traditional sailing vessel and training in oceanographic techniques. While onboard, she completed a project on the distribution of Myctophid fish species in the Caribbean Sea.

As you can see, Abby will bring interesting life experiences to the classroom and help bring learning to life.  As Academic Director, Abby will work with schools, parents, and students to help ensure the best possible outcomes for each student when it’s time to transition back home.  Along with managing Turn-About Ranch’s Academic program, she will be teaching Math and directing the Science experience by bringing the outside in and incorporating aspects of the surrounding area.

On a more personal note, Abby is a voracious reader (especially science fiction), enjoys spending hours in her sewing room and tending to her vegetable garden. She enjoys taking hikes, kayaking, boating, and catching turtles. Abby is also well trained by her cat and guinea pig.