Our Team

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Maura Wamsley, MA, BCBA
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Founder/CEO

Maura earned her BA in English from Lake Erie College and her MA in educational psychology from Kent State University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2010.

Maura has worked with individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders since her undergraduate years. She has also worked with individuals with dual diagnoses and severe behaviors. Maura's research interests include verbal behavior skill acquisition in early learners, OBM, and assessment and diagnostics of autism spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Please contact Maura with questions about billing. 

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Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA
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Practice Director

Meredith earned her BS in elementary education from Towson University in 2006 and her MS in behavior analysis from Simmons University in 2012. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2012. Meredith has worked with individuals with autism ages 18 months to 16 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge in practice management and clinical oversight to the company.

Meredith is adjunct faculty at Simmons University, for its online behavior analysis program, as an intensive practicum supervisor. She is also a faculty reader on the admissions team. Meredith loves working with behavior analysis graduate students. Her professional interests include OBM and family education.

In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, and dog. She enjoys listening to ABA podcasts.

Please contact Meredith about funding, schedules, and general questions.

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Rachel Meech, MS, BCBA
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Senior Clinical Director

Rachel earned her BS in communication sciences and disorders from Florida State University and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Sage Colleges. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2017. 

Rachel has experience working with children of all ages. Her research interests include diagnostic assessments and implementation of effective parent training. 

Please contact Rachel with questions about your child’s therapy and goals.

Olivia Thomas, ABA Colorado administrative assistant

Olivia Thomas, BA
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Administrative Assistant

Olivia earned her BA in criminology from the University of Denver in 2019. She has worked with individuals with learning disabilities, the Deaf community, retirement homes, student alliances, and diverse, multicultural organizations. Her research interests include racism in early 1900s America and social justice, and she enjoys music.

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Sophie Vail, MA, BCBA
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Regional Clinical Director: North Denver

Sophie earned her BA in psychology from Indiana University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State. She has been a BCBA since 2017. Sophie has experience working with individuals with various neurodevelopmental disorders, ages 2 through adulthood. Her research interests include Social Thinking and early intervention. In her free time, Sophie and her husband enjoy the full range of city life: restaurants, theater, and the arts. 

Please contact Sophie with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Jessica Cooper, MS, BCBA
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Regional Clinical Director: South Denver

Jessica earned her BS in communication disorders and BA in communication studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2013, and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Simmons College in 2016. She has been a BCBA since 2016. Jessica has worked with clients of all ages with autism, emotional behavioral disorders, and global neurodevelopmental delays. Her research and professional interests include verbal behavior, language development, play skills, and matrix training.

Stephanie Bendush, ABA Colorado consultant

Stephanie Bendush, MA, BCBA
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Consultant and Regional Clinical Trainer

Stephanie is from Berkeley Heights, NJ. She earned her BS in neuroscience from Lafayette College in 2015 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell University in 2018. She has been a BCBA since 2018. Stephanie has worked with individuals ages 3-24. Her master's thesis is titled "The Effects of 'Both' and 'Neither': Alternative Response Options on Equivalence Class Formation."

Benjamin Lowder, ABA Colorado consultant

Benjamin Lowder, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

Benjamin is from Jackson, MI. He earned his BS in early childhood development and learning from Central Michigan University in 2016 and his MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2018. He has been a BCBA since 2019. Benjamin has worked with individuals ages 18 months-15 years. His professional interests include multidisciplinary training, natural environment teaching, and automatically maintained behavior. Benjamin enjoys sports, hiking, skiing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

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Katie Roberts, MS, BCBA
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Consultant

Katie earned her BA in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2017 and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University in 2019. She has been a BCBA since 2019. Katie has worked with young children through teenagers, with ASD, BPD, ODD, and Down Syndrome. Her research and professional interests include stereotypy and verbal behaviors.

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Kyle Bacon, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Kyle earned his BS in human development and family studies from Colorado State University in 2012. He is pursuing his MA and Psy.D. in school psychology, along with his BCBA. He has been an RBT since 2018. Kyle has served clients ages 2-19, with the majority of his experience in working with children with emotional and behavioral disabilities in affective needs centers that provide educational services for K-12. His professional interests include implementing functional analyses in a variety of settings, and he  seeks to learn more about Relational Frame Theory.

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Anthony Baldassari, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Anthony earned his BA in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing his MA in professional behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Anthony has worked with individuals of all ages with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders. His research interests include the use of ABA with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with co-morbid mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders diagnoses. 

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Berkeley Brown, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Berkeley earned her BS in family and child sciences from Florida State University in 2015 and is pursuing her MA in special education and applied behavior analysis from the University of West Florida. She has been an RBT since 2018. Berkeley has worked with individuals ages 2-23. Her research and professional interests include trauma-informed ABA, and the comorbidity of behaviors and psychiatric disorders.

Liz Budwit, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Liz Budwit, MA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Liz earned her BA in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2011 and MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2020. She has been an RBT since 2018. Liz has worked with individuals ages 3-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research and professional interests include learners with AAC devices, services for transition-aged youth, and social skills training groups.

Brittany Dimond, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Brittany Dimond, MA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Brittany is from Warrenville, IL. She earned her BA in criminal justice from Western Michigan University in 2012 and her MA in applied behavior analysis, with an emphasis on autism, from Ball State University in 2020. Brittany has been an RBT since 2018. She has worked with children 18 months-14 years with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders, individuals with severe challenging behavior, and those who require early intervention. Her research and professional interests include assessment and treatment of severe behavior, precision teaching, and verbal behavior. She enjoys snowboarding, yoga, and music.

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Ryan Horneman, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Originally from Media, PA, Ryan earned her BS in psychology from High Point University in 2017. She has worked with both elderly clients and youth. Ryan enjoys krav maga, yoga, and skiing.

Abigail Kern, ABA Colorado therapist

Abigail Kern, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Abigail is from Littleton, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2017. She is pursuing her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. Abigail's professional interests include traumatic brain injuries and long-term effects of early intervention. She has worked with children ages 3-18 with ASD, ADHD, and processing disorders; she has also worked with adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and behavioral concerns.

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Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Michael moved to Denver from Green Bay, WI. He studied psychology at St. Norbert College and proceeded to work for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project from 2015-2017, an ABA program specialized to serve young individuals with autism spectrum disorder. With a love for the mountains, the move to Denver was a natural fit. Michael is currently pursuing his BCaBA certification. In his free time, Michael enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and skiing, but also has a passion for video games when he can’t be outside.

Courtney Russell, ABA Colorado

Courtney Russell, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Courtney, originally from Sugar Land, TX, earned both her BA in neuroscience and her BA in psychology from University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Psy.D. in school psychology and BCBA-D with University of Colorado, Denver. She has been an RBT since 2017. Courtney has worked with individuals ages 2-21 with varying neurodevelopmental disorders and psychopathologies. Her research and professional interests include attenuation of physically aggressive behaviors, psychometric properties of ASD assessment tools, and early childhood mental-health intervention.

Melissa Schuh, ABA Colorado CIT

Melissa Schuh, MSE, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Melissa is originally from Hartford, WI. She earned her BA in psychology from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2018 and her MS in special education from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 2019. Melissa has a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis and is a transition specialist and an autism specialist. Her professional and research interests include multidisciplinary practices, transition services, and school consultation/training. Melissa has worked with those in early childhood as well as with adult and vocational transitions.

Ashley Setzer, ABA Colorado

Ashley Setzer, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Ashley is originally from Norwood, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Adams State University in 2015. She is currently working on her master's degree in behavior analysis from Simmons University. She has been an RBT since 2018. Ashley has worked with children ages 2-16 with autism spectrum disorder. Her professional and research interests include desensitization training.

Rebecca Titcomb

Rebecca Titcomb, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Originally from Henniker, NH, Rebecca earned her BA in neuroscience from Bates College in 2017. She has been an RBT since 2018. She has worked with a wide range of individuals, from preschoolers through geriatrics. Her professional and research interests include the neurological underpinnings of mental health, abnormal psychology, and holistic medicine.

Michelle Buhl, ABA Colorado therapist

Michelle Buhl, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Michelle is from Lake Arrowhead, CA. She earned her BA in human development and has been an RBT since 2018.  Michelle has worked with children ages 3-14 and adults. Her professional and research interests include intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders and multiple diagnoses, and she enjoys traveling.

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Mikaela Kibel
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Therapist

Mikaela is from Aurora, CO. She earned her high-school diploma in 2016 and is pursuing her RBT certification. Mikaela has worked with children ages 5-10 with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research and professional interests include pet influence on individuals with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders. She enjoys art and studying ancient religions, languages, and cultures.

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Ellie Molotsky, BS, ABAT
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Therapist

Originally from Cherry Hill, NJ, Ellie earned her BS in psychology and sociology from North Dakota State University. She has been an ABAT since 2019.

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Kara Nolle-Percy, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Kara's hometown is Alton, IL. She earned her BA in counseling and student ministry from Piedmont International University in 2012 and is pursuing her MS in clinical mental health counseling through Grand Canyon University. Kara has been an RBT since 2019. She has worked primarily with students in pre-kindergarten through high school, in school, church, nonprofit, and ABA settings. Her professional and research interests include co-morbid behavioral and mental health disorders, trauma-informed disorders, and holistic care services. Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, hiking, camping, traveling, and reading.

Mattea Pedersen, ABA Colorado therapist

Mattea Pedersen, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Mattea's hometown is Glenwood Springs, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Colorado Mesa University in 2019. Mattea has worked with individuals ages 12-70 with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional interests include human growth and development as well as abnormal psychology.

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Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA
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Regional Clinical Director

Michelle earned her BA in psychology, with a minor in neuroscience, from the University of Connecticut in 2006, and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2015. She has worked with individuals of all ages, managed adult residential care and behavioral needs, and supervised a wide range of staff. Michelle's research and professional interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and organizational behavior management.

Please contact Michelle with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Sam White, M.Ed., BCBA
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Regional Clinical Director

Sam earned her BS in psychology from SUNY Oneonta and her M.Ed. in applied behavior analysis from Endicott College. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2016. 

Sam has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of diagnoses in clinic, residential, and home settings. Her research interests include PECS, synthesized functional analyses, and the Early Start Denver Model. 

Please contact Sam with questions about your child's therapy and goals. 

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Autum Harman, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Consultant and Regional Clinical Trainer

Autum earned her BA in psychology from Mesa State University in 2004, her MA in special education (emphasis on autism) from University of Hawai'i, Manoa, in 2009, and her Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She is a licensed K-5 teacher. Autum's research interests include verbal behavior, stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, and differential outcome effect.

Ashley De La Mater, ABA Colorado consultant

Ashley De La Mater, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

Ashley is from Costa Mesa, CA. She earned her BA in psychology from University of Hawai'i, Manoa, in 2013 and her MA in applied behavior analysis, with an emphasis in autism, from Ball State University in 2016. Ashley has worked with individuals ages 17 months through 58 years in multiple environments, including group homes and adult day services. Her professional interests include parent training and mentorship.

Kristi Strickland, ABA Colorado consultant

Kristi Strickland, LCSW, BCBA
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Consultant

Kristi is from Duluth, MN. She earned her BS in psychology and business administration from Valparaiso University in 2004, and her MSW from Indiana University in 2008. She has been a BCBA since 2014. Kristi has worked with individuals from toddlers through seniors, with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illnesses; she specializes in autism spectrum disorder. Her research and professional interests include changing rule-governed behavior by changing the rules, as well as biological markers of ASD.

Karlie Colia, ABA Colorado

Karlie Colia, MSW, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Karlie is a Glenwood Springs native. She earned her master's in social work from the University of Denver in 2015. She has worked with a wide range of individuals both in and out of ABA settings.

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Marie Dohm, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Marie earned her bachelor's in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2016. She started her career working in day programs with adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. 

Karen Murphy, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Karen Murphy, MA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Karen earned her BS in special education and early education from Radford University and her MA in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. Karen has worked with students from preschool through eighth grade and in group homes with adults with special needs. She has experience working in many roles in the school district and is currently pursuing her BCBA certification.

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Malorie Sanchez, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

A Colorado native, Malorie earned her BS in psychology from Colorado State University in 2010. She is currently working on her MA in psychology from American Military University. Malorie has more than 15 years of experience in child care and has worked with military children since 2014. Malorie's research and professional interests include human thought patterns and how children with ASD view the world.

Becky Viboolsittiseri, ABA Colorado therapist

Becky Viboolsittiseri, M.Ed., RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Originally from Aurora, CO, Becky earned her BA in history from Ashford University in 2016 and her M.Ed. from Colorado Christian University in 2019, focusing on special education. She has been an RBT since 2019. Becky has worked with at-risk youth in schools and individuals with autism (ages 2-15), cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities. Her research and professional interests include possible causes of and links between trauma and autism. She also enjoys reading, hiking, and camping with her family.

Karina Baker, ABA Colorado therapist

Karina Baker, RBT
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Therapist

Karina is from Lima, Peru. She earned her high-school diploma in 2001 and has been an RBT since 2020. Karina has worked as an early childhood educator and with many populations, including Hispanic and Latino communities.

Rocio Bautista, ABA Colorado therapist

Rocio Bautista, RBT
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Therapist

Rocio's hometown is Eagle, CO. She earned her GED through Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, in 2007 and has been an RBT since 2020. Rocio has taught preschool to children ages 3-5.

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Patsy Clare, BS, RBT
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Therapist

Originally from New Lenox, IL, Patsy earned her BS in public health from Indiana University in 2018. She has been an RBT since 2018. Patsy has worked with children with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; she has also worked with individuals ages 3-21 in ABA settings since 2017. Patsy is passionate about outdoor recreation for children with disabilities and works to provide inclusive, intentional environments for all kids. 

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Cally Erickson
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Therapist

Cally's hometown is Carbondale, CO. She is currently pursuing her BS in biology through Wilkes University. Cally has worked with children ages 1-14 and adults. Her research and professional interests include gene therapy. Cally enjoys hockey and being outdoors.

Helen Hebert, ABA Colorado therapist

Helen Hebert, BA
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Therapist

Helen is from Lafayette, LA. She earned her BA in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in 2013. Helen worked as an ELL teacher to students of all ages and nationalities in Prague, Czech Republic; she also taught second grade in Louisiana. Helen's research interests include family and social dynamics, neurodevelopmental disorders, and behavioral concerns. Helen enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, music, and teaching children.

Emily Heuer, ABA Colorado therapist

Emily Heuer, BA
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Therapist

Emily is from Gypsum, CO. She earned her BA in studio art from Concordia University in 2008 and is pursuing her MA in school counseling from Adams State University. Emily enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time with her family.

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Boris Kulwiec, RBT
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Therapist

Originally from Rifle, CO, Boris earned his high-school diploma and is an RBT. Boris has worked with children ages 3-10, and his research interests include school, home, and community behavior. Boris loves the outdoors and deep, inspiring conversations with his peers.

Ellie Moser, ABA Colorado therapist

Ellie Moser, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Ellie is from Glenwood Springs, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2020 and is pursuing her MS in applied behavior analysis from Northeastern University. She has been an RBT since 2020. Ellie has worked with children ages 2-8 and adults. Her professional and research interests include speech and language development and neurodevelopmental disorders. She enjoys embroidery, hiking, and traveling.

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Karley Ortloff, BS
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Therapist

Karley is from Waconia, MN. She earned her BS in psychology from North Dakota State University in 2018. Karley has worked with autistic children and adults through equine therapy. She has experience working in a middle school with children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Karley's professional and research interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and abnormal psychology. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Hannah Poole, ABA Colorado therapist

Hannah Poole, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Originally from West Monroe, LA, Hannah earned her BA in psychology from Louisiana Tech University in 2019. She enjoys travel, painting, movies, concerts, and the outdoors.