Will Beyer

Author Bio


was born and grew up in Paducah, Kentucky, and earned a track and cross-country scholarship to David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was an accomplished distance runner, and later taught and coached track and field. After college, he married Mary Beth O’Dell (Dianne O’Dell’s youngest sister), and they moved to Jackson, Tennessee. They have two sons, Chase and Chance. Will worked with Jackson Christian School as a teacher, coach, and in administration.

Upon completion of graduate school at the University of Memphis, Will began working with Jackson-Madison County Schools and developed their Crisis Intervention Program. He is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner-Health Service Provider, and also a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider.

Will opened Beyer Psychology Group and has provided psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for multiple residential and acute care facilities, as well as for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. He authored the book, Born To Be Wild, ADHD, Alcoholism, and Addiction, a clinical sourcebook about ADHD and addictive illness. 

He is a frequent trainer and speaker on mental health topics for school districts and also for law enforcement. He is actively involved with his church and community, was awarded “Child Advocate of the Year” by West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, and Chaired the Walton Harrison Counsel for Children with Learning and Behavior Problems. 

Will is an avid musician and regularly performs with his band in the West Tennessee community. 


The Girl in the Iron Lung: The Dianne O’Dell Story
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