Title: Family Counselor (Retired)
Company: Balance Thru the 4 Winds of the Lakota
Location: Winfield, Illinois, United States
Quentin Hayse Young has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family counseling.
Highly regarded for his incredulous work ethic, Mr. Young has with success in his career because of his innate drive to always continue moving forward. “I was not afraid of putting in the work,” he says, reflecting on professional experience, which spanned work as a corrections officer, educator, author and mentor. Mr. Young is known to have always been working in more than one role, as it was his goal to excel and impact others in the biggest way that he could. Now retired, he concluded his career as a family counselor for Balance Thru the 4 Winds of the Lakota in Winfield, IL, where he helped families facing all sorts of difficulties in their lives. Previously, he came to prominence in roles including instructor of native American Indian studies at the College of DuPage, senior design engineer for R.R. Brink, co-owner and executive vice president of design for ADTEC, and director of research and development for Southern Steel.
Mr. Young established himself professionally after serving in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Paratroops in 1962 and achieving a degree in mechanical design from Central Design College in 1968. He reflects on his early roles, which he believes laid the groundwork for the work he was able to complete in his profession. He started out as a machine operator for Plastics Fabrication in Wichita, KS. Desiring to gain more experience in design, he moved on to a role as a metal fabricator for Beach Aircraft, then joined the aircraft design department for Fairchild in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Young has always been someone who interacts well with others and as such took on the opportunity to work as a corrections officer thereafter; where he remained and succeeded for 23 years.
In his retirement, Mr. Young pursues passion projects that he has a strong interest for, which include his writing. In 2015, he published a nonfiction book entitled “Mystic Visions: Black Elk’s Great Vision Clarified,” followed by a second edition in 2017. As he looks to the future, he plans to continue writing and seeking out new opportunities to mentor.
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