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Frisco Feeding & Speech Therapy (“FF&ST”) respects your privacy and wants to provide you with information about our privacy practices in this Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”). This Privacy Statement applies to information collected on the websites located at friscofeedingslp.com (the “Website”), any mobile applications associated with the Website (the “Mobile Applications”), as well as any services and features available on or through the Website or the Mobile Applications, such as sub-sites, blogs, user communities, social networks, or other online or wireless offerings that post a link to this Privacy Statement, whether accessed via computer, mobile device, or other technology or any associated content, material, or functionality contained on the Website or the Mobile Applications (collectively, the “Services” and, together with the Website and the Mobile Applications, the “System”). FF&ST is referred to in this Privacy Statement as “we,” “us,” “our,” or other similar pronouns.

Notice: This Privacy Statement applies only to the Website. FF&ST provides certain other websites and services through third-party vendors, and these websites and services are subject to the privacy policies of the third-party vendors. For the avoidance of doubt, the FF&ST-branded websites listed below are provided by third-party vendors and are subject to the third-party vendors’ privacy practices and policies, which have been posted to such websites. FF&ST hereby disclaims all responsibility and liability for, and makes no representations or warranties with respect to, the privacy and data collection practices of such websites. Any use you make of such websites (or the services offered thereon) are subject to the privacy policies posted on such websites.

This Privacy Statement includes, without limitation, the following information:

  • What personal data is collected from you through the website;
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom such information may be shared;
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
  • What security obligations are in place; and
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms of Use Agreement (the “Terms of Use”). We encourage you to become familiar with the terms and conditions of both this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use. By accessing and using the System, or any part thereof, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Statement and are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

For purposes of applicable data protection laws, FF&ST is the controller of the personal data you provide to us.  Our business office address is listed below.

Contact Information

We appreciate your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement, the System, and our privacy practices generally and welcome your e-mail messages to [email protected].  If you correspond with us through the System or via e-mail, the Collected Information may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. 

If you feel that FF&ST is not abiding by this Privacy Statement, you should first contact the FF&ST Action Center at 469-297-6340.  We also offer you the option to write to us at:

FF&ST Principal Office

11330 Legacy Drive,

Suite 306

Frisco, Texas 75033

Information Collection

As described in detail below, FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, may collect certain personal data from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the System (“User Information”) as well as other data from or about you (together with the User Information, the “Collected Information”) in a variety of ways. Collected Information includes, without limitation, a first and last name; a home, business, or other physical address; geographic location; a business or nonprofit entity name and address; a phone number; an e-mail address; date of birth; gender; race/ethnicity; employment status; employer name; employer information; FF&ST or NSSLHA account number, username, and password; credit card number and other credit card information; education status and information; research area; areas of expertise; clinical service information; as well as additional personally identifiable information about you that we may collect from time to time. We use the Collected Information to provide the Services described below; to open, maintain, and close user accounts; for marketing purposes; for publication and distribution of information; to provide continuing education services; and to more efficiently and effectively respond to user queries.

Registration

To access areas of the System designated as “protected areas,” you must register with FF&ST. If you wish to use the “protected areas” of the System, you will be required initially to enter certain Collected Information (e.g., current FF&ST account number, first name, last name, mailing address, e-mail address, username, and password) to gain access.

Business Forms

FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, requests information from users via online forms for specific business purposes. For example, online forms will be used to obtain sign-ups for volunteer activities, rate programs, gather peer reviews, and contact specific departments. Information requested may include contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, phone number, account number). Business form information may be used by FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, for a variety of business purposes.

Information Use

In addition to the uses mentioned or described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement or in the Terms of Use, we, our affiliates, and designated third parties may use the Collected Information to analyze and improve the content, features, Services, Website, and Applications that we make available on the System, as well to conduct certain targeted marketing activities specific to users. We may send you information that you request from us, promotional materials regarding FF&ST’s services, and any other communication for any other legitimate and lawful business purposes. Additionally, we may retain and use certain Collected Information to facilitate and otherwise address certain inquiries, requests, subscriptions, or business transactions and relationship with FF&ST, or any of our affiliates, or respond to your questions or requests for information about or from FF&ST or any of our affiliates or trusted business partners. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use information about you or your system for purposes such as verifying whether your system meets the minimum requirements needed to use the System and our various Services. Additionally, we may transfer your Collected Information to our affiliates or trusted business partners for the purpose of advertising certain services provided by such affiliates or trusted business partners. We may also use Collected Information as necessary to ensure compliance with any FF&ST policies and any applicable laws. FF&ST may also exchange Collected Information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and collection activities. 

FF&ST may use various analytics tools and technologies regarding how users interact with the various portions of the System that require storage of web-session data. These tools and technologies are used to assist System users by using cookies and scripts (as described in the “Cookies” section below) to collect and store information—such as how users interact with the System, errors users encounter when using the System, device identifiers, how often users visit certain portions or components of the System, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to using the System. Stored web-session data used by such analytics services or tools are used in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Additionally, we may offer message boards, voice communication features, and other interactive or social-type features on the System. Please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information. Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of the System, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any User Information—or any personally identifiable information of others to which you may have access—in such public forums. The information you post or disclose can be collected and used by people you don’t know to identify you or others. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.

Cookies

Please see our  for full details on how we use cookies on our website. 

Log Files

Each view of a page on the System is logged. Information such as the user’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, time of day, and duration of activity on the website is recorded. This information may be used by FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, to analyze trends, administer the System, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

If illegal activity is detected on the System, FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, may—but have no obligation to—attempt to connect an IP address to User Information. Except as otherwise required by law or regulation, FF&ST has no obligation to monitor the System, or any portion thereof, for any illegal or improper activity.

Links

For your convenience, the System may contain links to other Internet sites not under FF&ST’s control. Please be aware that FF&ST is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. In addition, should you happen to initiate a transaction on a website that our System links to, even if you reached that site through the System, the information that you submit to complete that transaction becomes subject to the privacy practices of the operator of that linked website. You should read that website’s privacy statement or privacy policy to understand how personal data that is collected about you is used and protected by such third party. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave the System and to read the privacy statement of each website that collects personal data. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected on the System.

Sharing

In addition to the uses mentioned or described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement or in the Terms of Use, FF&ST may share Collected Information in a variety of ways:

  • FF&ST may share your User Information with authorized service providers, affiliates, or partners to provide certain administrative, marketing, or technology services—such as survey administration, database management, transaction processing, event management, ad targeting, and bulk mailing, or any other Services. The authorized service providers, affiliates, and partners we work with are not allowed to use the information outside of the function of providing the Services designated by FF&ST.
  • FF&ST may share your User Information with our authorized service providers, affiliates, or partners to the extent necessary for purposes of communicating with you or fulfilling your requests for any content, materials, and opportunities.
  • FF&ST sells lists of names and mailing addresses to selected third parties. FF&ST does not sell lists of e-mail addresses or phone numbers to third parties. FF&ST may send e-mail messages on behalf of selected third parties (e.g., corporate partners and allied organizations).
  • FF&ST and our authorized service providers, affiliates, or partners may also produce reports on the System’s traffic or usage patterns and share these reports with us and others; FF&ST will share aggregate statistics and other non-personally identifiable information with the media, government agencies, advertisers, and other third parties. These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify your name or other personally identifiable information. FF&ST also may release aggregated, anonymized Collected Information in connection with joint marketing efforts and strategic alliances.
  • FF&ST may disclose your User Information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement agency or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law.
  • FF&ST may disclose your User Information when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company, our employees, our website users or others; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
  • If FF&ST changes its corporate or organizational structure, files for bankruptcy, liquidates its assets, merges/combines with another entity, or undergoes a corporate reorganization, your information is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred assets; you consent to such transfer by using the website.

Retention Period

We retain User Information that we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with the Services you requested or to comply with an applicable legal requirement). 

Security

When you submit information via the website, FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST, takes certain precautions to protect your user information both online and offline. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information transmitted or supplied by users to the System will be totally secure. You agree to immediately notify us of any breach of the security of the System, this Privacy Statement, or the Terms of Use of which you become aware.

If you have any questions about the current state of security with respect to information collected at the Website or stored offline, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] .

Submissions to the System and Social Media Websites

Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to the System—as well as to any of our pages contained on a social media platform or website—by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (each a “Submission”) is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of the System or a social media platform and are therefore not responsible for any Submissions contained on the System or any social media platform or website. Furthermore, by visiting any of our pages that are contained on any social media platform or website, you are representing and warranting to us that you have reviewed the applicable Privacy Statement and terms of use of such website or social media platform and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein. 

Children

The System (including the Website, Mobile Applications, and Services included therein) is intended for a general audience and is not intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the System. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes, or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age. 

Correcting and Updating Personal Data

If a user’s personal data changes or if a user no longer desires our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct or update personal data provided to us by that user. This can usually be done by contacting our Principal Center at 469-297-6340.

Choice and Opt-out

Only those individuals who have created an account on the Website or a Mobile Application or have otherwise evinced an interest in or consent to receiving communications from FF&ST (including, for clarity, those individuals or organizations that have found FF&ST through FF&ST’s marketing pages or microsites) will receive e-mail or other communications from FF&ST. We consider—and all FF&ST account holders or other users of the System hereby acknowledge and agree—that providing contact information (such as an e-mail address) as part of creating an FF&ST account (or otherwise through the System) constitutes an individual’s consent to receive messages or other communications from FF&ST. However, if you no longer wish to receive our e-mail newsletters or promotional e-mails, you may opt out of receiving a specific communication from FF&ST by using the E-mail Preference Center in the My Account section of the website, or you may follow the unsubscribe instructions in any e-mail message you receive. If you would prefer that FF&ST not share your information with third-party organizations, please email the Action Center at [email protected]. Please allow a reasonable period of time for us to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. Please note that there are certain communications that will still be sent to users by FF&ST, or third parties designated by FF&ST. These communications include, without limitation, account updates, certification maintenance reminders, and invoice and membership renewal notices. Please note that even if you opt out as described above, FF&ST will retain your Collected Information for analytical purposes and other internal purposes, including an ability to reconnect you with such Collected Information if you later opt in to any of the data sharing, use, or communications set forth above.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Statement, we will post changes to our Privacy Statement on FF&ST’s homepage so that our users are always informed of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. The most recent version of the Privacy Statement is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Privacy Statement. All such updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, posting a revised version of this Privacy Statement or other notice on the Website and the Mobile Applications. You should view this Privacy Statement often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the System signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Statement. We expressly reserve the right to make any changes to this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice to you. The version of this Privacy Statement posted here on each respective date you visit the System shall be the Privacy Statement applicable to your access and use of the System on that date. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this Privacy Statement shall be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copies of the version of this Privacy Statement in force on each respective date you visit the System. This Privacy Statement is not intended to—and does not—create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party other than FF&ST. 

This Privacy Statement was last updated on November 1, 2022.

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Lensie Walker

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I grew up on a dairy farm—if we ran out of milk and couldn’t get to the grocery store, my dad would scoop fresh milk straight from the milk tank in the dairy barn. The best kind of milk!

What are your hobbies?
Reading, swimming, watching TV/movies, baking, playing piano, going for walks

What is your favorite children’s book?
There’s A Monster at the End of this Book – starring loveable, furry old Grover

Do You Have Any Pets?
Nope

What do you like to do for fun?
Play with my kids, teach them to play board games—then defeat them at board games, spend time with family and friends

Who is your hero and why?
I’ve always wanted to be like Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. He’s a fictional character, but he’s such a great protagonist. You can’t help but love Atticus Finch. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

What is the best thing about your job?
I love working with children and their parents. I love being able to walk alongside parents as we watch their child make gains in communication.

Theresa Duff

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am one of 7 children and love being a part of a big family.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy working out, playing in an adult soccer league, and reading/podcasting.

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Nancy Drew series

Do You Have Any Pets?
I do not have any pets.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy exploring new areas and restaurants and trying new hobbies.

Who is your hero and why?
My mom and dad are my heroes because they selflessly raised 7 kids while overcoming many different challenges. They continue to support me in everything I do and inspire me to always work hard and love others well.

What is the best thing about your job?
Seeing parents and their child overcome an obstacle they did not think was possible.

Ciera Gianni

MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I traveled to Zambia, Africa on a speech therapy mission trip to educate the community about children with communication impairments and disabilities.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
I love the beach but I also love visiting other countries. I don’t like traveling to the same country more than once.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg

Do You Have Any Pets?
Lyla, basset hound

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy hanging out with my family, traveling, reading, going to the movies and running.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero because she taught me that you can accomplish your dreams at any age. She received her doctoral degree in education at the age of 56. She inspires me every day that it is never too late to continue to pursue my dreams.

What is the best thing about your job?
Educating parents and providing them the skills to help make their child succeed in the home environment. I love receiving updates of new skills their child has learned at home.

Tamika Magloire

MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
My older brother has a cognitive-communication disorder.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere warm

What is your favorite children’s book?
“There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”

Do You Have Any Pets?
Blue Heeler Mix. Her name is Storm 🙂

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy being active, playing volleyball, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with friends.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my younger sister. She has overcome so much adversity and continues to strive to be a better individual and overall humanitarian.

What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy working with such a diverse population and having the flexibility to be as creative as I’d like. I love collaborating with this amazing, outgoing, and energetic team, which matches my personality.

Leah Estep

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I conquered my fear of heights when I was 19 years old by bungee jumping from a 170 ft bridge over a river in Canada.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
The Beach

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a boxer/lab mix named Nora

What do you like to do for fun?
Spend as much time with my family as possible–they make everything fun!

Who is your hero and why?
My mother–not only is she incredibly nurturing and loving, but she is also one of the hardest workers I know. She holds herself and those around her to high standards and she exudes excellence in all that she does. She is open-minded, compassionate, and adventurous.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love the fact that I am able to develop long-term unique relationships with each of my patients and their families. It is an incredible privilege to be able to watch so many kiddos develop and grow up over time. I feel lucky and thankful every single day for my job.

Brittany Larson

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I went skydiving for my 18th birthday and bungee jumping in Australia off a 165 foot bridge.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere that has a beach!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have a mini poodle who is 14 years old named Maxie.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to spend time with my family and friends, watch movies and travel.

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have been supportive in anything that I have wanted to accomplish and have been the cheerleaders along the way.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love becoming an extended part of each family that I get to work with. Each patient and family I get to work with holds a special place in my heart and sharing the excitement about their child’s accomplishments brightens my day!

Keri Bartel

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I took a semester off and lived in Spain for three months in the middle graduate school.

What is your favorite place to vacation?
Costa Rica

What is your favorite children’s book?
Amelia Bedelia

Do you have any pets?
Nope, just my plants.

What do you like to do for fun?
Something active or adventurous with my husband and spending time with friends.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my dad. He lost part of his hand in an accident as a young adult but that has never stopped him from working hard. Growing up I remember noticing that he never made excuses for something being difficult and always modeled working hard when it wasn’t easy.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love when parents get excited about their child’s accomplishments. When they tell me about using new words with a friend or eating a new food for the first time it makes my day!

Maggie Olson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I have a twin brother! We are fraternal twins.

What are your hobbies?
I love to exercise and try new recipes or restaurants- I am a big foodie!

What is your favorite children’s book?
Junie B. Jones series

Do You Have Any Pets?
In graduate school, my 4 roommates and I fostered a newborn puppy while living together. We loved him so much that my roommate adopted him. Although we don’t live together anymore, all 5 of us are still considered his “moms”. His name is Goose and he is in training to be a therapy dog!

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and especially finding a new farmers market on the weekend!

Who is your hero and why?
My parents! They have taught me the importance of family, tradition, and time together. I appreciate them more than anything, especially since moving farther away from my hometown.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the connections I get to make with each kid. Every day is so rewarding!

Nicole Tsao

MS, CCC-SLP, CAIP

What is one unique fact about you?
I used to participate in a lion and dragon dance team

Do you have a favorite children’s book?
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets but dream of adding 2 dachshunds to my family one day.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to garden, cook/bake, draw, play video games, and hang out with my family

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents and grandparents who selflessly work so hard to provide for their families.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love getting to collaborate with a great team of SLPs and building relationships with tons of great families. One of my favorite things is seeing children make progress on their goals and become more confident about being themselves.

Mary Calhoun

What is one unique fact about you?
My daughter and I love doing charity work.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Cabo San Lucas

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Do You Have Any Pets?
Ginger -dog

What do you like to do for fun?
Read, Yoga, travel, and watching the kiddos play sports

Who is your hero and why?
My dad who has shown me to always have a positive outlook on everything In life and growing up he was very driven to work hard for the family.

What is the best thing about your job?
I have to stay organized and that is one of my best qualities.

Lindsey Mendoza

MOT, OTR/L

What is one unique fact about you?
I was able to have the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon! It was such a fun experience with so many beautiful views!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere! I just love traveling in general!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Runaway Bunny”

Do You Have Any Pets?
Yes two dogs. An Australian Shepard mix named Luna and a Boarder Collie mix named Sadie.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and finding fun new places to explore.
Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have set such a great example for me to live by and have supported me in everything I have wanted to do.
What is the best thing about your job?
I enjoy working with children and their families and making a difference in their lives. Being able to watch their growth over time and sharing both the parent and child’s excitement brings me so much joy.

Breanna Lawton

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
When I was born, it was discovered that my 5th chromosome is upside down! My parents did genetic testing and it turns out my dad’s chromosome is also upside down. We still don’t know what it means!

What are your hobbies?
I like yoga, reading, and baking new recipes.

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Rainbow Fish was always my favorite book to read when I was younger.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have 2 cats named Murphy and Felix – but I love all animals :)

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my family and closest friends, and travel as much as possible.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my mom because she is the most resilient person I know and has always supported me to work hard and be successful.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best part of my job is being able to provide support and guidance for so many wonderful children and their families. It’s such a rewarding experience every day.

Jordan Rudd

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I played college basketball for four years in undergrad and one year of graduate school.

What are your hobbies?
In my free time I enjoy reading, especially thriller/mystery novels. I also love to exercise and be active by going to the gym, going for a walk, playing tennis or playing pickleball with friends.

What is your favorite children’s book?
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets, but would love to have as many dogs as possible!

What do you like to do for fun?
I have so much fun participating in outdoor activities with my friends and family. Exploring new places to eat is also something I always look forward to doing.

Who is your hero and why?
My parents are both too incredible to choose just one of them as my hero. My parents are the reason I am the person I am today and have always been my biggest supporters in all aspects of my life. They inspire me in different ways to live my life as a brave, determined and most importantly kind person. They are my favorite people in the world.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is being able to impact children’s lives in a positive way while developing valuable and lasting relationships. Not only do I get to help create a fun and enriching environment for children, I also get to work alongside amazing clinicians and people everyday!

Kassie Silva

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I’ve run a half marathon!

What are your hobbies?
Hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family

What is your favorite children’s book?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have 2 cats!

What do you like to do for fun?
I love trying new restaurants and coffee shops, going on walks, or doing anything active.

Who is your hero and why?
My mom is my hero! She inspires me to work hard and never give up.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love getting to know my patients and their families. It is such a great experience to be a part of their lives and help everyone succeed.

Katie Von Bargen

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a Spanish major in college, and I spent 4 months studying abroad in Spain during my junior year. Bilingualism has become a huge passion of mine!

What are your hobbies?
I love to read, work out, and spend quality time with families and friends. I also love to travel; I have been to 15 countries!

What is your favorite children’s book?
“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets right now, but I grew up with cats and am a total cat person! I definitely think there is a cat adoption (or two) in my future.

What do you like to do for fun?
I’ve lived in the DFW area for 2 years, and I enjoy exploring all the wonderful activities, restaurants, and nature that it has to offer. I also love Broadway shows; I am so glad to live in a city where we get fabulous touring productions!

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my parents. They have worked so hard to give me everything I could have ever wanted or needed. Even now, they drop everything if their phone rings in Georgia with a call from me all the way in Texas. Their love and support for me and their willingness to be honest about the joys and trials of parenthood inspire me to be a better speech therapist.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best part about my job is the relationships I build with my patients and families. There is no greater joy than walking alongside children and families and watching them grow and succeed!

Marissa White

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I can say the alphabet backwards

What are your hobbies?
I love cooking, reading outside, and playing with my dog

What is your favorite children’s book?
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall–the book combines rich language, practical scenarios, and a great message about facing your fears!

Do You Have Any Pets?
Yes! I have a 5-year old beagle named Cooper, and he is even more energetic than when he was a puppy.

What do you like to do for fun?
Reading, spending time with my family, and playing board games

Who is your hero and why?
My mom–she taught me everything I know! Especially the importance of hard work, honesty, and commitment. I will always thank her for being a great example!

What is the best thing about your job?
Getting to build relationships with families!

Ariel Hutson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a gymnast for 10 years!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Hawaii

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann

Do You Have Any Pets?
Jester, miniature pinscher
Whiskey, standard poodle

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, traveling, painting and spending time outdoors.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero because she’s always inspired me to work hard in order to achieve my career goal of helping others.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is identifying a child’s unique strengths in order to help them reach their goals. I love to hear success stories from parents!

Loryn Hudson

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I’ve been to 42 out of 50 states!

What are your hobbies?
I love doing renovation products. Whether it’s updating a thrifted piece or breaking out a hammer to build something new, I’m always working on something.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Wish” by Matthew Cordell.

Do You Have Any Pets?
My family has a pug named Lilibet Ladypug (but we just call her Lily).

What do you like to do for fun?
I love being creative, and will spend hours trying a new recipe. I like to play guitar, bake, and paint! Outside the house, I enjoy exploring everything Dallas has to offer.

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my job is being able to create relationships with families. I feel so honored to be trusted with my clients and so lucky to be a part of your family’s journey!

Matti Ortiz

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
My favorite animals are pygmy goats.

What are your hobbies?
Making art projects, cooking, and hiking

What is your favorite children’s book?
A Mother For Choco

What do you like to do for fun?
I love going on walks with friends and family.

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my dad! He always did everything in his power to make those around him feel loved and cared for.

What is the best thing about your job?
Getting to learn from each of my clients and watching them discover new things.

 

Molly Selz

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am a very musical person. I have played piano since the age of seven and have loved music ever since.

What are your hobbies?
I love going on runs/walks and doing anything outdoors. I have found some really great spots around Dallas.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“The Way I Feel” by Janan Cain. This book has great illustrations and helps define feelings in child friendly terms.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have an orange tabby cat named Mac, who is named after Mac and Cheese. My family has a golden doodle named Cubby. 

What do you like to do for fun?
Going on a walk while catching up with a friend would have to be my favorite activity. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and exercising. 

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my brother. I have looked up to him my whole life and he has been a great example for me. His support is a large part of why I am who I am today!

What is the best thing about your job?
The highlight of my job is collaborating with dedicated clinicians and being able to support children and their families. I have always enjoyed working with kids and feel so lucky to do what I love. 

Mary Curry

MS, CF-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I was a competitive Irish dancer for 12 years!

What are your hobbies?
Visiting the national parks, hiking, cooking, gardening, and exploring new places!

Do You Have Any Pets?
I don’t have any pets, but would love to one day!

What do you like to do for fun?
Spend time with family and friends, try out new coffee shops, and spend time outside.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is forming meaningful relationships with my clients and their families!

 

Kiersten Dunn

MS, CCC-SLP

What is one unique fact about you?
I am obsessed with miniature objects. I have a small collection of miniature items at my apartment. 

What are your hobbies?
Yoga,  reading, and playing Super Mario Brothers

What is your favorite children’s book?
“Love you forever” Robert Munsch 

Do You Have Any Pets?
No, but plan on getting as many as possible very soon

What do you like to do for fun?
Attend events at my yoga studio, go to concerts, and have girls nights with my best friends

Who is your hero and why?
Both of my sisters are my heroes. They each have their own strengths that I admire deeply and each push me to be the best version of myself. They work in entirely different fields than I do which provides me with different perspectives. 

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite thing about being a speech therapist is building relationships with families and working with parents and caregivers to meet goals that fit their families’ needs.

Ashley Evans

MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I don’t like queso…and in Texas that’s practically a crime!

What are your hobbies?
I love arts and crafts, crocheting, reading, cooking, and watching The Bachelor.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon

Do You Have Any Pets?
I had to say goodbye to my family dog, Bear, but I hope to adopt another furry friend in the future!

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to go for long drives and belt out my favorite songs!

Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my little sister, Hallie, because she inspires me to be better everyday. She is smart, graceful, driven, and successful at anything she puts her mind to. I aspire to be as hard-working and goal-oriented as she is.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is getting to teach children through play! I love that I get to be silly at work!

Allison Nelson

MS, CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP

What is one unique fact about you?
I have traveled to 48 states on road trips with my family.

What are your hobbies?
I love crocheting and running.

What is your favorite children’s book?
Wemberly Worried.

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have two energetic dogs, a German Shepherd and Heeler mix and an Australian Shepherd and Heeler mix.

What do you like to do for fun?
I spend time with my family and friends mostly playing board games. I’m also often at the bottom of a puppy with my two dogs.

Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero. She has always shown me how to reach out to others with compassion and an open heart. She has always encouraged me to look at the bigger picture of any given situation.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love being able to bring power to parents that allows them to have hope for their child’s future. Each small step a child takes towards independence brings me so much joy.

Allyson Stobaugh

BS, SLP-A

What is one unique fact about you?
I was hit by a hockey puck during a live game at the Allen Americans! Luckily it was just on the leg and all was good! A little bruise doesn’t hurt! 

What are your hobbies?
While not working, I enjoy long walks with my dog Sutter and trying different coffee shops in the area! I also love painting and writing calligraphy for events as well. 

What is your favorite children’s book?
My favorite children’s book is Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess.  

Do You Have Any Pets?
I have a mini Australian Shepherd named Sutter! He is an absolute blast to have as a pet and couldn’t have asked for a better companion. 

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy being outside finding new hiking trails in the area. In the summer, you can find me on the lake and spending time with friends and family. 

Who is your hero and why?
My heroes are my Mom and Sister. They both have been there for me through thick and thin. I feel incredibly lucky to have them both in my life!

What is the best thing about your job?
My favorite part is getting to connect with families and being that person to help their child reach success. It’s such a rewarding experience to watch their growth and see their child learn new skills!

Jeanine Roddy

MA, CCC-SLP

I believe every child has endless potential and is not defined by their area of need.   Fostering individual change is possible when a therapist is passionate about their calling and given the resources to implement their expertise.  In this way we will positively change the course of life for the children and families we service.

What is one unique fact about you?
I have spent most of my life competing. As a young adult, I earned a scholarship to swim at the University of Kansas and competed at the U.S. Open and National Championships. Upon graduation, I began endurance running and competing in triathlons. Racing at the U.S. Triathlon Championships with my father was one of my fondest memories.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Nothing beats the beauty or culture of France. Fabulous food, beautifully manicured parks, incredible beaches, and towering Alps.

What is your favorite children’s book?
“What Do You Do with an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada

Do You Have Any Pets?
I’m a crazy cat lady!

What do you like to do for fun?
On the weekends, you may find me cheering on my son at the baseball fields or applauding for my daughter at the theater. Perhaps if I am lucky, we may be boarding an airplane on our way to a new adventure.

What is the best thing about your job?
Each child presents their own unique strengths and challenges. My favorite part of being a speech pathologist is figuring out how to unlock each child’s potential by utilizing their strengths to alleviate their weakness. Humans have an inherent drive to eat and communicate with one another; being able to foster’s a child ability to enjoy mealtime with family or express their thoughts and feelings is a true joy.