Krystal Thorgaard

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Areas of Specialty

  • Test Specialty 1


P: 616-499-2218


I have lived in 4 different states: Texas, California, Minnesota, and Michigan.

I started college at the age of 16 and started graduate school at 19.

I've been studying martial arts for 18 years.

"What is love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement? Or vice versa." B.F. Skinner, Walden Two


I love working at Developmental Enhancement, and I love working with our kids! It makes my day to see their smiles and to see the great things they achieve. I am grateful for the kind, supportive environment created by my coworkers. I believe that the principles of applied behavior analysis give us the tools to help kids learn new skills and to help families reach their goals.

I live a pretty quiet life. My hobbies include crafting, reading, and board games. I really enjoy cuddling up with my two cats and reading a good book under a warm blanket! I also love to craft, especially crochet and embroidery. I am a big crossword puzzle fan, too!


California State University, LA, B.A. in Psychology


University of Southern California, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy


Florida Institute of Technology, BCBA Graduate Certificate



After getting my masters, I worked as a social worker at a children’s residential facility. In 2012, I began working as a behavioral therapist for the Minnesota Autism Center. In 2014, I moved to Grand Rapids and began working for Developmental Enhancement as a behavior technician. In September of 2016, i became a BCBA and transitioned to working full time in our Holland office.