Proven success in academic achievement, behavior
modification, and educational progression
Our Goal: To eliminate barriers to pediatric therapy services access without impacting the quality of service.
From my earliest memories, I have always known that I wanted my profession to align with my passion for helping others. There were days when I was certain I was going to be a nurse and others when I was mentally decorating my office as a nutritionist. That all changed when I began speech therapy at the age of eleven to improve my articulation. I looked forward to my weekly speech therapy sessions of one-on-one attention and lots of fun. As my skills increased, my confidence and respect for the field increased. My heart was set!
While I was in graduate school, my sweet nephew was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of two. Life was altered significantly for our family, as my brother could not complete everyday tasks like grocery shopping, visiting our parents, and having guests due to my nephew’s behaviors and sensitivities. Early and intensive speech therapy, occupational therapy, and ABA autism therapy services have allowed both my nephew and our family to embrace his differences and have unlocked his potential. Nowadays, you can find him riding on his skateboard, playing the piano, reading a book, typing, and bringing tremendous joy, laughter, and love to our family and to everyone who knows him. He’s our superstar!
I found my passion for the speech therapy field and helping others at just five years old, due to my sister’s speech delay. Since then, my passion and commitment has continued to grow, especially in my role as clinical director at TheraPeds. As someone who has witnessed the benefits of Early Intervention, I understand that development simply cannot wait. I truly believe that every child deserves an adult in their life who cares about them—and that’s what motivates me to provide and train others to provide the most high-quality, individualized care to young children in their natural learning environment. I currently reside in Kent, Ohio with my husband, Russell, and our dog, Tina. I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family. You can catch me almost every morning walking Tina on the Kent State campus. If you see me, be sure to say hello!
I am a friendly and lovable miniature Goldendoodle currently in training to provide therapeutic support to children. In my free time, I love belly rubs, playing retrieve, long walks, playing with other pups, earning treats, the snow, and RUNNING!