Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Director of ABA Services
I am quite the introvert.
I am a huge baseball fan.
I began my undergrad with every intention of becoming a lawyer, until my first psychology course.
“When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it” –BF Skinner
I love behavior analysis and love seeing the impact we have on families every day. This career allows me to see value and gratitude for all the “small” steps, and I get to see firsthand how those “small things” add up to great things.
I met my husband when I was fourteen, at band camp! We have four beautiful daughters and two adorable dogs. I am the most relaxed when I am in nature, and love to camp and fish. My husband and I are self proclaimed “foodies” and love to try new restaurants and dishes.
Central Michigan University, BA in Psychology
West Michigan University, Masters in Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D in Applied Behavior Analysis
Upon graduation from WMU, I spent some time working with the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Ottawa County. Due to a desire to be back in the realm of Autism treatment, I began working in a residential facility with individuals with developmental disabilities who exhibited severe behavioral and emotional difficulties. A strong desire to move in to early intervention, resulted in my leaving and opening a private practice focused on providing behavior analytic interventions to children and adolescents on the Spectrum. When insurance reform looked like it was going to pass in Michigan, I merged my private practice with DEBH and have been here since. Aside from my role as Director of ABA at DE, I also sit on two state boards related to early intervention.