When I was a little girl I wanted to be a scientist. I wanted to do experiments and collect data and make the world a better place. I met my first children diagnosed with Autism while I was in graduate school at Tarleton State University where I was a graduate assistant with a therapeutic horsemanship program for children with disabilities. I fell in love with these two blonde brothers and changed my focus from Counseling Psychology to becoming a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. During my internship I attended a workshop by Kelle Wood Rich with Central Texas Autism Center and learned what a BCBA was. To me she was a magician and I wanted to be one, too. I continued to work as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and completed my coursework through the University of North Texas to sit for my BCBA exam in August of 2014. I began working part time with Autism Response Team in Tyler in March of 2015 while working at Athens ISD. I am so excited life has brought me back to ART Texas and look forward to starting full time. I hope my experience in public education helps bring a continuity of services to clients I am privileged to work with. I am passionate about water safety education for children with autism and other disabilities.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my husband of 18 years, Keith, my twin 11 year olds, Rylann and Evan, and my toddler, Sullivan. You can usually find us at the ball fields or the pool.
‘When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.’ – B. F. Skinner”