I am a Colorado native that was born and raised on the Colorado front range (Greeley/Fort Collins area). I have been living and working in the Roaring Fork and Eagle (Vail) valleys since 2012, when I founded Speech Outreach LLC. I spent 2 years working with the Roaring Fork School District with children in the preschool to high school age ranges, during which time I also worked with Mountain Valley Developmental Services to provide Early Intervention (birth to 3 years) speech/language therapy services to children and their families. In addition to providing private therapy services through Speech Outreach LLC, I continue to provide Early Intervention services through Mountain Valley Developmental Services, in addition to working with adult and pediatric patients at Aspen Valley Hospital to support speech, language and/or cognitive skills.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado, where I stayed and graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as licensure to work as a speech-language pathologist in the state of Colorado from the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
I am exceptionally passionate about providing outstanding care to people of all ages and I believe that everyone should be given the tools and support necessary to be successful communicators. I have worked with a wide variety of people with a wide variety of needs. Pediatric specialties include autism, augmentative/alternative communication, articulation (speech sound production - saying sounds correctly), phonological processes (sound system), cleft lip/palate, feeding, deaf/hard of hearing, stuttering, auditory processing and expressive/receptive language among others. Adult specialties include cognitive/memory impairments, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, voice disorders and apraxia, among others.
In addition to providing therapy services, I have also been involved in several research projects and I've been commissioned by Pearson Publishing to write an Instructor's Manual to accompany an entry-level textbook: Born to Talk: An Introduction to Speech and Language Development, 6th Edition. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our dog (Quinn), cat (Arthur), tortoise (Hot Pocket) and hedgehog (Clark Griswald). We love hiking, camping, traveling, snowboarding, riding our bikes, exploring and sitting by the river. I also love getting crafty whenever my schedule allows!
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Audiology & Speech-Language Science
- Ages 0-3
- Ages 4-8
- Ages 9-17
- Ages 18+
- Alternative Augmentative Communication
- Auditory & Hearing
- Cleft Palate
- English Language Learners
- Feeding & Swallowing
- Learning Disabilities