Christy L. – MS, OTR/L – Owner/Occupational Therapist
Originally from Reno, NV and Graduated from the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). Go Wolfpack!!!! Moved to AZ and received my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002 from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Also, the mom of two active boys Jayden and Evan that keep me very busy when I’m at home!
What is your favorite vacation? Houseboating in Lake Powell with family and friends!
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? I love watching both my boys play soccer!
Favorite Movie or TV Series? Dirty Dancing and Grey’s Anatomy
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? 2 Labs (one crazy chocolate and one sweet yellow) and a Bearded Dragon named Spike
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Go camping and boating
What would you need in your castaway kit? Coffee and Chocolate
Chris L. – MS, ME – Operations Director/Owner
Originally from Reno, NV and Graduated from the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) with my Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Worked in the Semiconductor field for 20 years before deciding to join my wife in this venture. I have two very active boys in sports and other activities.
What is your favorite vacation? Houseboating in Lake Powell and Rocky Point Mexico!
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? Love, love, love Football. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday….
Favorite Movie or TV Series? No Question, Top Gun! Such a 80’s Fan.
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? 2 Labs, 1 Chocloate which is my Baby and our Yellow, which keeps us grounded.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Cycling and Riding Dirt Bikes.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Bread and Red Licorice!
Shylah C. – MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
Originally from Alaska. Shylah received a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in 2002 and a Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in 2004.
What is your favorite vacation? Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? I love watching my daughters play basketball and soccer
Favorite Movie or TV Series? Downtown Abbey
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? One dog named Kai- a sweet poodle mix rescue pup
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Watch live musical theatre performances, take family rides on the Rzr, spend lazy summer days at Lake Pleasant, and camp/hike around the Mogollon Rim.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Hershey’s extra creamy milk chocolate with toffee and almonds 🙂
Amy L. – COTA/L – Occupational Therapist Assistant
I am an Arizona native and I have had a love for teaching and helping others since I was a little girl. Through out my career, I have taken on many roles- from paraprofessional, teacher assistant, habilitation/respite provider and art teacher working with children with special needs, to spending time working with clients with brain injuries and mental illnesses. Throughout these experiences I have learned that helping kids grow and reach their full potential is exactly what I want to do. I graduated with an Associates of Applied Science for Occupational Therapy in 2014. I am working towards one day achieving a Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy so I can continue to help those around me as much as possible. I am a huge animal lover and strong advocate for animal rescue!
What is your favorite vacation? Literally anywhere! I love exploring new places and experiencing new cultures.
Favorite Movie or TV Series? Alice In Wonderland has been a favorite since I was little, along with every other Disney movie! My all time favorite T.V. shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Bones,and Parks and Recreation.
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? I have owned/rescued many different animals over the years including tortoises, lizards, fish, and most importantly DOGS! I have 3 dogs of my own; Wiggle, Sam and Piper. They are pretty much my children since I don’t have any yet. Feel free to ask me about them! I love sharing stories and pictures 🙂
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love art! If I’m not working you can usually find me drawing, painting, crocheting, or trying out some new medium to explore.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Can I bring my dogs?
Isabel R. – MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
I am originally from Alexandria Virginia and have been in the valley since 2016. Both of my parents (and all of my family) are from Caracas, Venezuela which is why Spanish is my first language. I got my Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University in 2014 and my Master’s Degree from Howard University in 2016.
My favorite vacation spot? San Diego, Coronado Beach
My favorite game of sport to watch and play? I am a HUGE sports fan. I played soccer for 13 years, have also done field hockey, swimming, and lacrosse. I played lacrosse for 3 years in college. I am also a major sports fan. I love my hockey-Washington Capitals, baseball-Washington Nationals, football-Baltimore Ravens. You can always catch me either playing a sport or watching my teams.
Favorite Movie or TV Series? It always changes, any documentaries on Netflix. But I will forever stick to watching my sports no matter what season.
Pets? I have a dog back home, in Virginia, with my family named Daisy; she is a beautiful Beagle. Hopefully in the future I will look to having another puppy here in Arizona.
What to do when I am not working? I will most likely be either working out or going out to a fun sports outing. I am continuously exploring Arizona and love finding yummy restaurants to add to my list.
My castaway kit? Kit Kats and some lavender tea
Amy H. – DPT, PT – Physical Therapist
I was born and raised in North Phoenix and then ventured out to the midwest where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at DePauw University in 2013. I quickly returned to Arizona (not a fan of the midwest weather) where I attended and recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. I have a huge passion for working with kids because as the oldest of 4 kids in my family and the oldest cousin, I’ve spent my whole life with kids! Their innocence and creativeness inspire me to be my best and do whatever I can to help improve their quality of life!
What is your favorite vacation? Anything that involves a road trip and an amusement park.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? I played softball all the way through college so I enjoy watching both softball and baseball games! Football is a close second though. Go Patriots!
Favorite Movie or TV Series? Remember the Titans is my all-time favorite movie (plus a great soundtrack!).
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? I used to have up to 14 pets ranging from a snake, to rabbits, to desert tortoises, to bearded dragons, and of course dogs. But currently I have 2 lazy pugs on a rug and a ball-loving chihuahua.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love to go hiking and try new restaurants. I also love to have relaxing days at home watching movie marathons.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Coffee and some sort of puzzle (ex. Rubix Cube, crossword or sudoku puzzle).
Daniela B. – COTA/L – Occupational Therapist Assistant
Originally from Romania but came to the states at a very young age. Also lived in Seattle, Chicago, and Houston while growing up. I was attending school for nursing but had a change of heart while volunteering at my son’s school. Working with kids with various disabilities and Autism opened my eyes and heart to the world of occupational therapy. I quickly changed career paths and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science for Occupational Therapy in 2017. The most magical moment of this profession is when a child realizes they’ve reached a milestone or accomplished a goal. I know it’s huge and my heart grows happy…but when they realize it for themselves…now that is pure JOY : )
What is your favorite vacation? Anywhere with a beach! Would also love to visit Europe someday!
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? Any team my boys play on (mostly soccer). Hockey is also exciting.
Favorite Movie or TV Series? I love love Beauty and the Beast.
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? I have two desert tortoises (Stone and the other doesn’t have a name as my oldest doesn’t name his pets ha ha). We also have some fish. We are hoping to own a Pomsky in the near future (if you don’t know what those are please look them up and prepare to fall in LOVE with their faces)!
What do you like to do when you’re not working? My family loves to go on Staycations whenever we get the chance. It feels like you are on vacation but with a very short drive.
What would you need in your castaway kit? A good book and coffee. Can I also fit a tub in there? Love my nightly bubble baths to wind down before bed.
Dana S. – MS, CF-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
What is your favorite vacation? Hawaii, San Diego, or Lake Michigan. Anywhere there is a sunny beach!
Danielle K. – OTD, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where I graduated from the University of San Diego. I moved out to Phoenix in 2015 to attend Northern Arizona University and recently graduated with my Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. I have two younger sisters and I’ve always had a passion for working with children!
My favorite vacation spot? My favorite place to be is laying in the sand listening to the waves, so any beach is my ideal vacation spot!
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? Dance and gymnastics! I grew up competitively dancing, so I love watching shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and seeing how styles have changed. Second to that, I enjoy watching pretty much all sports.
Favorite Movie or TV Series? Sweet Home Alabama
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? I have an adorable little Yorkie, named Romeo, who lives with my parents back in San Diego. I’m hoping to get a dog of my own any day now!
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love traveling and exploring the outdoors with my family and friends. I also love baking (and eating) sweets – S’more cookies are my specialty!
What would you need in your castaway kit? Hershey’s Kisses and a cozy blanket, I hate being cold!
Craig K. – PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant
Born near Chicago, raised in Wyoming and Colorado. I worked for newspapers in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona before changing careers to become a PTA. I have worked with children for more than five years. My wife and I are the parents of two sons: Peter will be a junior at NAU and Samuel will be a high school senior with plans to join his brother at NAU; both plan to study computer science.
What is your favorite vacation? Any place new with great scenery or sights.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? To play: basketball. To watch: I graduated from the University of Colorado and a fan of the Buffaloes football and basketball teams. I’m also a big fan of the Denver Broncos and the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Favorite Movies? So many – It’s a Wonderful Life, To Catch a Thief, The Martian, Leap Year, Bridge of Spies, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Do you have pets? Tell us about them: A Schnauzer named Scooter whose favorite person is the last one to rub his belly.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I research family genealogy. I’ve found some amazing ancestors and their stories.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Duct tape
Anna H. – Authorization Specialist
I’m originally from Kansas City but have lived in the valley since 2003. I have worked with children for five years now working in licensed facilities as well as working with personal families. I will receive my associates in arts by the end of 2016 from paradise valley community college and then will continue onto my bachelors studying health and wellness. I have one older brother who lives in Tempe. I am outgoing, bubbly, and love to help people!
What is your favorite vacation? Favorite vacation would have to be California, or anywhere with a beach! 😊
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? I don’t watch much but do support my chiefs and royals since I’m from Kansas City!
Favorite Movie or TV Series? I love shows on Netflix and any comedies really. I’m a huge movie buff so hard to pick just one.
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? I don’t have any pets right now but my boyfriend and I plan to adopt a puppy sometime very soon 🙂
What do you like to do when you’re not working? When I’m not working I love spending time with friends and family, and going on spontaneous weekend trips!
What would you need in your castaway kit? Starbucks and Reese’s peanut butter cups
Candice P. – Group Director/Marketing
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Lyndsey R. – Patient Care Coordinator
What is your favorite vacation? Camping in Julian enjoying the trees and hiking trails
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play? Football is the most interesting to watch but volleyball is my favorite sport to play.
Favorite Movie or TV Series? I can’t pick my favorite movie but my two top choices are action and horror films. Favorite series is Greys anatomy
Do you have pets? Tell us about them? Unfortunately, my landlord won’t allow me to have pets but if I could I would have multiple!
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Going on walks, playing with my kiddos and of course Netflix.
What would you need in your castaway kit? Coffee and a fire starter (I don’t got time to start fires on my own)