Our Team

Meet Our Team of Behavior Analysts and Therapists

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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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Chief Operating Officer

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.

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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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Tracy Holcombe, Ph.D.
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Administrative Assistant

Tracy is from Zion, IL. She earned her BS in biology and environmental studies from Augustana College in 1998, her MS in forestry from Colorado State University in 2008, and her Ph.D. in ecology from Colorado State University in 2010. She enjoys knitting, reading, being outdoors, community, and family.

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Sophie Vail, MA, BCBA

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.

Jessica Cooper, MS, BCBA

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, MA, BCBA

Stephanie Bendush, MA, BCBA
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Training Director

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."

Liz Budwit, MA, RBT

Liz Budwit, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

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 a BCBA since 2020. 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.

Benjamin Lowder, MA, BCBA

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.

Katie Roberts, MS, BCBA

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.

Kyle Bacon, BS, RBT

Kyle Bacon, MA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Kyle earned his BS in human development and family studies from Colorado State University in 2012 and his MA in school psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver, in 2021. He is pursuing his 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.

Anthony Baldassari, BA, RBT

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. He has been an RBT since 2017. 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. 

Berkeley Brown, BS, RBT

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.

Brittany Dimond, MA, RBT

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.

Ryan Horneman, BS, RBT

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 and has been an RBT since 2020. She has worked with both elderly clients and youth. Ryan enjoys krav maga, yoga, and skiing.

Abigail Kern, BA, RBT

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 and has been an RBT since 2020. 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.

Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT

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. Michael has been an RBT since 2017. 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, BA, RBT

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, MSE, RBT

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. She has been an RBT since 2020. 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, BA, RBT

Ashley Setzer, BA, BCBA
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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 a BCBA since 2021. Ashley has worked with children ages 2-16 with autism spectrum disorder. Her professional and research interests include desensitization training.

Rebecca Titcomb, BA, RBT

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.

Kindall Bethke, ABA Colorado therapist

Kindall Bethke, BS
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Therapist

Kindall is from Belgrade, MT. She earned her BS in human services and social science from Black Hills State University in 2020. Kindall has worked with youth 10-18 years old with mental health and behavioral concerns. Her professional interests include pursuing her MSW and working with clients who struggle with mental illness. Kindall enjoys hiking, camping, and walking her dog.

Makayla Bogema, ABA Colorado therapist

Makayla Bogema, BS
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Therapist

Makayla is from Watertown, MN. She earned her BS in social work from Winona State University in 2020. Makayla has worked with young adults ages 15-25 with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. She has also worked with elderly disabled individuals as a caregiver. Makayla's professional interests include social justice and adverse childhood experiences. She enjoys traveling, thrift shopping, and spending time with her family.

Michelle Buhl, BA, RBT

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.

Mariam Habashi, ABA Colorado therapist

Mariam Habashi, BA
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Therapist

Mariam is from Las Vegas, NV. She earned her BA in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2017 and her BA in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2019. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Regis University. Mariam has worked with nonverbal children and individuals with ODD, ADD, ADHD, and ASD diagnoses. Her professional and research interests include forensic psychology and ASD. Mariam enjoys hiking, social gatherings, and adventures with her dogs.

Mikaela Kibel

Mikaela Kibel, RBT
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Therapist

Mikaela is from Aurora, CO. She earned her high-school diploma in 2016 and has been an RBT since 2020. 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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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, BA, RBT

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. She has been an RBT since 2020. 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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Estefany Perez, RBT
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Therapist

Estefany is from Aurora, CO. She is pursuing her BA in speech-language-hearing sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver and has been an RBT since 2021.

Katie Roberts, ABA Colorado therapist

Katie Roberts, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Katie is from Dallas, TX. She earned her BA in psychology from St. Edward's University in 2013 and is pursuing her MS in clinical mental health counseling from Capella University. Katie has been an RBT since 2018. She has worked with individuals with autism, traumatic brain injuries, seizure disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Her interests include psychology, science, art, music, and movies.

Xavier Tamez, ABA Colorado therapist

Xavier Tamez, BA
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Therapist

Xavier is from Greeley, CO. He earned his BA in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2019. Xavier has worked with children in kindergarten through fifth grade in behavioral health programs. He enjoys camping, hiking, photography, art, and gardening.

Cole Tomkins, ABA Colorado therapist

Cole Tomkins, BA, RBT
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Therapist

Cole's hometown is Brighton, U.K. He earned his BA in psychology, with minors in math and Mandarin Chinese, from University of Puget Sound in 2018. He has been an RBT since 2021. Cole has worked with young adults (18-30) with autism, learning difficulties, and challenging behavior in care homes in the U.K. Cole loves statistics! He also enjoys being outdoors and making music.

Roaring Fork Valley Division

Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA

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.

Sam White, M.Ed., BCBA

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.

Kristi Strickland, LCSW, BCBA

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, MSW, RBT

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 and has been an RBT since 2017. She has worked with a wide range of individuals both in and out of ABA settings.

Marie Dohm, BS, RBT

Marie Dohm, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Marie earned her bachelor's in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2016 and has been an RBT since 2018. 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, MA, RBT

Karen Murphy, MA, BCBA
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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. She has been a BCBA since 2021. 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.

Karina Baker, RBT

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, RBT

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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Carrie Bascom
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Therapist

Carrie is from Rifle, CO. She earned her high-school diploma in 2017. Carrie has QMAP, CPR, and first aid certifications. She has worked with adults ages 18 and older, including people with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. Carrie enjoys hiking, camping, spending time outdoors, and family time.

Emily Heuer, BA

Emily Heuer, BA, RBT
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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. She has been an RBT since 2021. Emily enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time with her family.

Boris Kulwiec, RBT

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.

Alexis Lessley, ABA Colorado therpist

Alexis Lessley
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Therapist

Alexis is from Townsend, MT. She has worked with children ages 0-8, and her professional interests include mental health disorders. Alexis enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Shana Miller, ABA Colorado therapist

Shana Miller
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Therapist

Shana is from Carbondale, CO. She is interested in pursuing a degree in ABA and is passionate about working with children. Shana enjoys cooking, reading, painting, being outdoors, and volunteering in the area.

Karley Ortloff, ABA Colorado therapist

Karley Ortloff, BS, RBT
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Therapist

Karley is from Waconia, MN. She earned her BS in psychology, with a minor in human development and family science, from North Dakota State University in 2018. She has been an RBT since 2020. Karley has worked with individuals with autism through equine therapy, and she has experience with middle-school students with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional and research interests include children on the autism spectrum, neurodevelopmental disorders, and abnormal psychology. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with friends.

Hannah Poole, BA, RBT

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 has been an RBT since 2020. Hannah enjoys travel, painting, movies, concerts, and the outdoors. 

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Casey Reeman, BA
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Therapist

Casey is from Bethlehem, PA. She earned her BA in psychology from Kutztown University in 2017 and is pursuing her MA in psychology from the University of Arizona. Casey has worked with adults, with focuses on autism, mental health, and substance abuse. Her professional interests include completing her doctorate. Casey enjoys yoga, choreography, reading, and hiking.

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Sierra Taylor
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Therapist

Sierra is from Vernal, UT. She earned her high-school diploma in 2018. Sierra has worked with individuals of all ages with special needs and has provided care for senior citizens. She enjoys doing makeup, gardening, playing video games, and shopping.

Irving Terrazas, ABA Colorado therapist

Irving Terrazas
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Therapist

Irving is from Gypsum, CO. He earned his high-school diploma and has been working with individuals with special needs since 2019. Irving has worked with students from kindergarten through third grade with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Irving loves music and enjoys playing video games.