This is a  staff list for Homeward Bound in "Bay Area", CA

This is not a residential facility.

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Homeward Bound.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Homeward Bound, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Homeward Bound, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.



Homeward Bound is not a residential program.  However, it "assists" parents in creating the program environment in their own home.  This is a serious concern given that the methods used by Thayne at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (a wilderness program in Utah) are the same used by Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.  HEAL recommends you do not use this service.




Additional Information
Tim Thayne Founder/CEO Thayne got his start in Northern Utah.  He has founded many cults both for "employee training" seminars and the "troubled teen" racket.  Formerly with Outback Expeditions aka Walkabout. 
Bryan Zitzman Program Director Zitzman also got his start in Utah at BYU (the institution that started the cult-like teen "rehab" industry). 
Kevin Randall Clinical Director Randall also got his start in Utah.
Kelly Olson Transition Specialist Olson also worked with Anasazi Foundation.  She also studied at BYU.
Michelle Lindsay Transition Specialist Lindsay also studied at BYU.
Rebekah Tayebi Family Specialist She formerly worked at residential programs for girls--no program identified/listed in the bio.  This is likely because the program is known to be abusive and they are embarrassed of the association.
Jason Carroll Research Director Research in this field typically is a euphemism for experimentation on youth.  This is a concern.
Roxanne Platt Thayne Marketing Director  
Dawnie Williams Executive Assistant Williams also got her start in Utah.
Outback Expeditions/Outback Therapeutic Expeditions uses the same Positive Control Systems' methods of Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.


 Last Updated: October 9th, 2010

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