Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program – meet our therapists.

Your child’s autism treatment team is led by our lead therapists who supervise your team, guide the development of your child’s treatment program and meet with you personally several times a year. Meet the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program lead therapists by exploring the links below.

Dr. Steven Klein
Stacie Ferg
Dr. Suzanne M. Arroyo
Katie Saint
Jacob Hermes
Senior Therapists

Dr. Steven Klein

Founder, President, and CEO

Doctorate in Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Washington State University
Master of Science: Clinical Psychology, University of Idaho
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Biology, State University of New York – Binghamton

Diplomate: Behavioral Medicine, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy
Founding Fellow: American Academy of Doctors in Psychology
Member: American Psychological Association, Association for the Advancement of Psychology, Midwest Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association, Fox Valley Psychological Association

Dr. Klein has over 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology. He has been active in teaching, research and consulting to the medical community and is the recipient of numerous academic honors. He was also the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Psychology from the Wisconsin Psychological Association Clinical Division.

After working for several years as a Clinical Psychologist in Northeast Wisconsin, Dr. Klein founded the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 1998. Carefully selected therapists, rigorous training and high standards have allowed the Fox Valley team to help over 700 children since that time.

The program is not a large autism treatment program, which is by design. “A smaller program means a greater ability to serve our clients and their families. Personal attention and responsiveness has always set us apart in our area and always will,” says Dr. Klein.

Stacie Ferg

Program Director

Masters of Science: Psychology with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, Kaplan University-Milwaukee
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Silver Lake College-Manitowoc
Licensed: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Stacie has been working with Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program almost since its inception. She began as a line therapist in 1999, as was promoted to Senior Therapist in 2003. She took on her role as Program Director in 2013 and became lead therapist in 2016.

As Program Director, Stacie is in charge of many of the day to day operations within the company which ensure that all families receive the highest quality of service. Her goal is to make sure each child we serve has a program designed specifically to meet his or her needs.

Stacie is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Wisconsin. She regularly attends seminars and workshops to continue her education. Stacie volunteers a great deal of time for the annual Walk4Autism and has been on the committee since it began in 2006.

In her free time, Stacie enjoys spending time with her husband, twin sons and daughter. She faithfully cheers on the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Stacie devotes much time to learning all she can to improve the lives of the children we serve.

Stacie had become an indispensable asset to our program. Dr. Klein described her as an incredibly hard worker who is efficient, helpful, caring, and a great resource for families and staff.

Dr. Suzanne M. Arroyo

Clinical Director

Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Science: Psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science: Human Services, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Dr. Arroyo has worked at Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program since its inception in 1998. She was a senior therapist from 1998-2009 when she left to complete her clinical doctoral internship in Pennsylvania, at Children’s Behavioral Health Services. She returned to Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program as a lead therapist in 2010. As a lead therapist, Dr. Arroyo is responsible for overseeing senior and line therapists. She is also responsible for home visits, as well as developing and monitoring treatment programs for the children.

Dr. Arroyo also managed the first community based residential program specifically designed for adults with autism from 1996-1998. She received a Program Manager of the Year award in 1996 for Outstanding Advocacy for Adults with Developmental Disabilities while working at this residential center.

Dr. Arroyo has completed her dissertation on Video Self Modeling to increase play skills in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Arroyo graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2011.

Dr. Arroyo has been a member of the prestigious PSI CHI National Psychology Honor Society from 2005 to the present. She is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Wisconsin. She regularly attends conferences and workshops to continue her education and has completed training in Verbal Behavior Therapy techniques, Asperger’s treatment, Conscious Discipline techniques and others.

Dr. Arroyo lives in Green Bay with her husband, cheers for the Packers, and continues to devote most of her time researching evidence-based treatments for children with autism.

Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program Founder, Dr. Klein, says, “Sue is the most creative person I know. She is the one that the seniors go to when they are stuck or need help with a child’s challenging behaviors. Dr. Eiden and I are happy that she is so willing to share her knowledge with our team. I’ve been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, and I learn something new every time I talk with Sue. She is awesome!”

Katie Saint

Director of Training

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Masters of Arts: Counseling with a Community Counseling emphasis, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI
Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Florida Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Northwestern College-St. Paul, MN
Licensed, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Licensed Professional Counselor

Katie has been working with Autism and other disabilities since 2003. Katie recognizes each child is an individual  and needs an individualized plan. Katie is a published author of a children’s book on grandparent divorce. As a lead therapist, she is responsible for overseeing senior and line therapists. She is also responsible for home visits, as well as developing and monitoring treatment programs for our clients.

Katie’s dual certification in mental health and behavior analysis helps her to understand more of what each client faces to better treat their needs. Katie enjoys working with challenging cases and finding solutions that work for both the child and the parents.

Katie enjoys distance running, kayaking, and biking with her husband and two sons. She continues to pursue education on behavior change procedures related to autism and mental health issues.

Katie is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysts and the Wisconsin Counseling Association.

Jacob Hermes

Lead Therapist

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Master of Arts: Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State University
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, UW-Oshkosh
Licensed: Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Jacob began been working with individuals on the autism spectrum as a line therapist in 2001. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology. He was promoted to senior therapist in 2010. Jacob graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis. He became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015 and was promoted to Lead Therapist. As a lead therapist, he is responsible for overseeing senior and line therapists. He is also responsible for home visits, as well as developing and monitoring treatment programs for our clients.

Jake has worked with many families, helping children of many different ability levels. On a recent evaluation form, one of his families wrote, “he has skills that are unmatched, is extremely professional and dependable, and has a natural talent for working with children with special needs.”

Jake volunteers for The Miracle League of Fox Valley and is a huge Brewers fan. He lives in De Pere with his wife and they are expecting their first child in September. He loves to travel, play music, watch sports and most of all spend time with his family.

Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program Senior Therapist team

Senior therapists train and supervise the line therapists who come into your home to work with your child. The senior therapist has at least 2,000 hours of experience working with autistic children and is closely involved with each child and his or her family. Over the years, we’ve found that if you love your senior therapist, you’ll have a great experience with our program. With the caliber of people we have on our staff, we are confident that you will develop a great relationship with your senior therapist, and see him or her as an expert you can trust and rely on. Read about our senior therapy team, below.

Andrew Adams

Andrew graduated from UW-Green Bay with a bachelors degree in Psychology and minor in Human Development. During college Andrew began working as a line therapist and quickly realized he was meant to work with children. Andrew dedicated himself to making his passion his profession and became a senior therapist in 2015. Andrew has been described by families and co-workers as creative, energetic, easy to bond with, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing the best treatment for each child. Outside of work Andrew is a musician and amateur woodworker. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and aspires to one day earn a pilot’s license.

Mandy Arnstad

Mandy became a line therapist for Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 1999 and was promoted to senior therapist in 2001 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a B.S. in Human Development and Psychology. Mandy has worked with many children through our program, with all different age ranges and functioning levels. It’s impossible to summarize Mandy’s many great qualities in this small space, so a few adjectives will have to suffice: warm, caring, responsible, dependable, and hard-working. Dr. Klein describes Mandy as the most likable person he has ever met.

Emily Barkow

Emily graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a minor in Psychology.  She began as a line therapist in 2005 and became a senior therapist in 2011. After working with children with autism, she knew she wanted to continue working in this field.  Emily has always had a passion to work with children and make a difference in their lives. She currently lives in Kaukauna with her husband and dog.  Emily loves running, watching the Packers, hiking, quilting, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. Before becoming a senior therapist, Emily worked as a line therapist for almost eight thousand hours, making one of the most experienced professionals to step into the senior role in the history of our program.

Cassie Bauer

Cassie graduated from UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009. She has been working with children on the spectrum since that time and joined the team at Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 2013. She has worked with many children of varying ages and abilities and absolutely loves what she does. One family Cassie has worked with has said, “She is very easy to work with, has a calming demeanor, a sense of humor, and at the same time is very professional. Whenever there is an IEP, doctor appointment, or meeting, we rely on Cassie’s insight and knowledge”.

Brad Brezinski

Brad has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in Psychology. When he applied for the senior therapist job, we didn’t interview anyone else. No one even came close. Brad was born to be a senior therapist. He’s been with us since 2010, and has worked with several many families. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, soccer, softball, and running. He also enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

Emily Derenne

Emily graduated from UW-Green Bay with a B .S. in Psychology and Human Development . She began as a line therapist in 2009 and was promoted to a senior position in 201 2. She has always loved kids and enjoys working with all different ages and ability levels. Emily is described as outgoing, energetic, helpful, understanding, friendly, and fun . When she is not working, Emily enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Her main goal in life is to help all children reach their highest potential and become the best they can be!

Stefanie Doszak

Stefanie holds a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling from University of Wisconsin – Stout and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development, with a minor in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She joined our program as a line therapist in 2001 and was promoted to senior therapist in 2004. She is known for consistently going above and beyond what her families expect, and they credit her for the enormous gains their children have made. Her knowledge of vocational skills and transition helps her identify important skills that can be worked on as a child ages that will help them to be better prepared to work and live as independently as possible in the future. Stefanie lives in Kaukauna with her husband, son Rylan, and their Chinese Shar Pei, Lola. She enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, going for walks, watching the Packers, and spending time with family and friends

Ashley Ashmann

Ashley graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. She has been with us since 2010 and was promoted to a senior position in 2012. Ashley has worked successfully with toddlers and teenagers and every age in between. People who have worked with Ashley have described her as flexible, creative, professional, enthusiastic, resourceful, dependable, and hard-working, and one mom said “we can’t express in words how we feel about Ashley…she does an amazing job”. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys reading, camping, cheering for the Packers, and dance, especially jazz and hip-hop.

Bonnie Gremore

Bonnie graduated from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She began her career with Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program as a line therapist in 2004, and became a Senior Therapist in 2009. She has been promoted to be a trainer, supervisor, and mentor to new senior therapists faster than any other staff member in the history of our program. Bonnie has worked with many kids and has experience with a wide range of children on the autism spectrum. She enjoys working with children and their families, and absolutely loves going to work every day. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her family and friends and cheering on the Packers.

Heidi Jo Hanson

Heidi Jo graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2010 and is a certified teacher. She’s worked with our program since 2008 and was promoted to a senior position  in 2011. Heidi Jo has worked with many children in our program and countless children throughout her time in school. Heidi Jo brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to her work. She is never hesitant to set high goals for her clients. When it comes to setting goals to work on, the word “incapable” is not in her vocabulary. Heidi Jo comes from a large family and one of her brothers has a significant disability. He has influenced her in so many ways and inspired her to choose this profession. Heidi Jo is married and enjoys spending time with her family, snowmobiling and photography. She also likes reading, baking,and arts and crafts with her son.

Heidi Haroldson

Heidi is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She joined our team in 2012 and became a Behavioral Treatment Therapist in 2016.  Families describe her as being reliable, energetic and creative.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys scuba diving, participating in triathlons, facilitating a special needs soccer program, and taking on DIY projects.  Her main career objective is to provide clients with the tools they need to overcome obstacles and allow them to find their full potential.

Dana Hunter

Dana earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in 2001, with a dual major in Psychology and Sociology, and with a human services emphasis. She has worked as a senior therapist with the program since 2001 after working as a line therapist for two years. Dana has worked with dozens of children between the ages of two and sixteen, all with a wide range of needs. She also has experience providing respite for children as well as adults with disabilities. Families often comment on Dana’s warm and compassionate personality, her dependability and the extraordinary level of patience she has when working with special needs children. Dana enjoys furthering her education through independent research in the areas of brain development, anxiety and coping, skills as well as the latest behavior intervention strategies in the field of Autism. She enjoys life with her husband and two young daughters and their interests include reading together, singing and dancing, movie nights, and neighborhood walks.

Jessica Marchetti

Jessica received her Bachelors Degree from UW-Green Bay, and she has been working with children since 2006.  She did her internship through Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program and found that this is the type of work that she was meant to do.  She has worked with children ages 3 thru teenagers, with a wide variety of ability levels, and feels that each child has touched her life in a meaningful and positive way.  Jessica rose through the ranks to become a senior therapist in record time due to her creativity and enthusiasm as well as the kindness and dedication she shows to each and every one of her families.  In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, running, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Dani Dehne

Dani has a B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She’s worked with autistic children since 1997 as a line therapist and has been a senior therapist since 1999. Dani has training and experience with various approaches in autism treatment and enjoys incorporating numerous techniques into an individualized plan for each client. She has worked with many children and their families over the years. Dani has received more “word-of-mouth” referrals than any other senior therapist – the best compliment any professional can get! She loves her career and in her free time, enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as painting abstract paintings full of texture and color.

Carie Lohman

Carie began as a Line Therapist in 1997 and became a Senior Therapist in 2000 after receiving her Bachelors’ degrees in Human Development and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Carie has returned to Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program after taking five years off to be a stay at home mother to her three children. She returns with the knowledge and understanding of not only a mother but a mother of a child who has received speech therapy through the Birth to Three Program. Carie enjoys many activities with her family and enjoys being open to new experiences. She also volunteers her time at her children’s school and as a Girl Scout Leader. Families who have worked with Carie have described her as dedicated, creative, responsible, easy-going, and calmly hard-working.

Ashley Lyons

Ashley started working with the program as a line therapist in 2010 and was promoted to senior therapist in the beginning of 2013 after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Ashley also completed minors in neuroscience, criminal justice, and business administration. While attending UWO she was an active member of the Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, and was part of the board while attending college. She encouraged the Oshkosh chapter to get involved with the annual Walk4Autism in Fox Valley and they are now yearly participants. Ashley continued attending school following her UWO graduation and received her Master’s of Science in Psychology with an applied behavior analysis (ABA) emphasis in September of 2014. Ashley is enthusiastic about her job and loves working with kids. One of Ashley’s moms said “Ashley is a dedicated and caring person who is enthusiastic about her work and never gives up.

Nicole Meyers

Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She enjoys working with children with all levels of functioning, abilities, and ages.  She believes in the importance of treating each child as an individual and in maximizing their independence.  Some of the many positive comments we have received about Nicole include “our kids really respond well to her style of therapy”, “her ability to be flexible is  unique and makes every session successful”, and “Nicole always comes to our house positive and pleasant, and takes on whatever the day brings with a smile!”.  Nicole spends her leisure time running, playing volleyball, and interacting with her family.

Wayne Neubecker

Wayne started with us in 2001 and worked full time as a line therapist while earning his B.S. from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Wayne became a senior therapist in 2005 and has since overseen and managed the treatment of several children. Wayne is always working to continue his education and grow as a therapist, through seminars, conferences and specific classes. On a recent evaluation, one of Wayne’s moms wrote, “Wayne has exceeded my expectations as a senior therapist. He has been a blessing to our family.”

Ceara Brockman

Ceara has a B.A. in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and has worked in our program since 2007. She was promoted to senior therapist in 2010. Ceara has been described as well organized, caring, responsible, and a tremendous advocate for children and their families. She says that she absolutely loves her job and can’t imagine doing anything else. Ceara is also thinking about going back to school to study research on autism.

Jackie Baumgart

Jackie received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh/Green Bay Collaborative program with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2012.  Jackie started working with the program as a line therapist in 2008, and was promoted to a senior position in 2012.  In a recent evaluation, a parent of one of Jackie’s clients described her as “a bright, engaging therapist” who has “excellent communication skills, a great work ethic, and much devotion to her families”.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time in her garden, weekends at the cottage, and doing projects around her house such as landscaping and decorating.

Sharon Rytilahti

Sharon received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She joined us as a line therapist in 2001 and began her career as a senior therapist in 2005. Sharon’s families describe her as flexible, creative, outgoing, helpful, energetic, and truly committed to each and every one of the kids she works with. Sharon spends her free time playing with her amazing daughter, walking her dog, camping, playing volleyball, reading and spending time with family and friends. She also participates in awareness walks for autism, breast cancer and diabetes, as all of which are important issues in her life.

Anna Schulz

Anna earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 2006 and while employed as a line therapist during her last year in college she found her niche working with children with Autism and continued to develop a passion for working in the autism community. Anna has been with us since 2005 and was promoted to senior therapist in 2009. Her families describe her as patient, helpful, flexible, knowledgeable, concerned, dedicated and hard working. Anna is married and has a son and a daughter. She has many interests including art, music, sewing, running and animals.

Alyssa Chapman

Alyssa began working for the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 2010 while she was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Shortly after working with the program she discovered her passion for helping children with special needs and she began working towards becoming a senior therapist. Alyssa graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Science degrees in Psychology and Human Development. She began working as a senior therapist in 2013. Alyssa has been described as flexible, creative, hard-working, dependable and compassionate. Her best quality is her  attitude that ever child has the ability to learn and that the key to successful treatment is finding the unique way a child learns best. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family & playing volleyball.

Rachel Avery

Rachael graduated from Ripon College with a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology.  She started working for us in 2009 and was promoted to a senior position in 2012.  Before taking on the senior position, she worked at a boarding school for kids with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Rachael is known for coming up with new, creative, innovative ideas and for the passion she has for her work.  Families have described her as patient, dependable, trustworthy, dedicated, and resourceful.  Outside of work, Rachael enjoys zumba, running, and hanging out with her three guinea pigs and her dog, Charlie.

Carlos Torres

Carlos became a line therapist for Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 2010 and was promoted to senior therapist in 2012 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Special Education. Carlos is a licensed teacher. Carlos took the senior position over a teaching job because he feels that one on one therapy has a big impact on children and wanted to be part of a great team. He has worked with many children through our program as well as the Easter Seals Respite Camp, with all different age ranges and functioning levels. At UW-Oshkosh, Carlos played football for three years playing center. In Carlos’ free time he enjoys watching and playing sports, visiting family in Milwaukee, lifting weights and occasionally helping coaching football. Families have described Carlos as a creative, helpful, compassionate, respectable, and friendly.

Ashleigh Heintz

Ashleigh graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She became a line therapistin 2010 and was promoted to senior therapist in 2014. Ashleigh always knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity, but her experiences as a line therapist were awe-inspiring and she was hooked. Her passion has become helping each child she works with to reach his or her potential. It is a resounding theme from her families that Ashleigh has a compassionate nature and a true drive to help each child. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, photography, and spending time with her daughter.

Katie Spriggs

Katie graduated from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She began working with Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program as a line therapist in 2012, and began her career as a senior therapist in 2014. While Katie’s degree is in Speech and Language Pathology, she decided to continue her education specializing in all areas of Special Education, particularly autism. Katie has had several years of experience in multiple settings working primarily with children 2 to 14 years of age. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at her family’s cabin on Lake Noquebay, watching and playing sports, and cooking.

Kristie Blauert

Kristie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from St. Norbert College in 2011. She began working as a line therapist shortly after graduation and was promoted to a senior therapist position in 2014. Families have described her as prompt, organized, and passionate about each child. Outside of work Kristie enjoys golfing, soccer, running, and cheering on the Packers and Brewers. Most importantly she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Cindi Gondeck

Cindi is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism. Cindi has been with our program since 2009 and was promoted to be a senior therapist in 2014. She looks forward to helping each child and his or her family learn ways to be successful. She believes every day is a learning opportunity that will make a positive impact. Many of Cindi’s families report that she is caring and treats each family as if they were her only family. In her spare time Cindi enjoys training for triathlons, listening to jazz music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda Lessor

Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Communications. She began working as a line therapist in 2010 and was promoted to senior therapist because of her devotion to the children in the program. She has always aspired to have a career working with children and helping them grow as individuals. Amanda has worked with clinets of all ages and levels of functioning. She is a caring, energetic, and easy going person. In sessions she is able to find a fun and creative way to do activities while meeting the child’s goals. Outside of work Amanda enjoys going up north, fishing and hunting, taking hikes with her husband and dog, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Eric Petersen

Eric earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. He started working full time for Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program in 2013, and in just two years was promoted to the position of Senior Therapist.  Eric has worked with a wide range of children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. He enjoys being part of his clients’ journies and helping them fulfill their potential. In his free time Eric enjoys spending time outdoors as well as cooking and baking.

Kayla Hansford

Kayla graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She began as a line therapist in November of 2009 and has learned something new every day since. She has always known she wanted to work with children and after her first few months as a line therapist she knew she wanted to continue working with children with autism and continue to learn from them for many more years. In her spare time she likes doing outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends and volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Nicole Gast

Nicole graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a degree in Human Biology. Nicole joined our team in 2010 in search of a rewarding career. Soon after she was hired she not only found a rewarding career, but also her passion for helping children with special needs. Nicole advanced to her current role of senior therapist in 2016, driven by her ambition and eagerness to develop her professional skill set. Families have described her as flexible, dependable, creative and a great asset to their child’s therapy team. Nicole is compassionate for helping others as portrayed by her engaging interaction with clients, and her ability to tailor therapy to each specific client. Outside of work Nicole enjoys running, crafting, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

The kind of care that makes a difference.