MEET THE TEAM

Trace Jahner

FOUNDER
CCC-SLP

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Hey it's Trace. I graduated with a master's in Speech Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University. 

 

My Professional interests are social skill groups, pragmatic language, professional development, and improving the overall quality of life with the clients I serve.

 

My servicing areas for evaluations and ongoing therapy include Surprise, Goodyear, Peoria as well as Telehealth speech services.

Carly Jahner

FOUNDER
 

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Hi, I'm Carly! I graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelors in Communication Disorders and a Masters certificate in Special Education. I am working to complete my Thesis in ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). 

 

My professional interests include working with all types of disabilities. I have a soft spot in my heart to help children improve their wellbeing. I love being able to collaborate with our therapists, and develop relationships with the families we serve. 

SPEECH THERAPY

Jenny Mendez

CCC-SLP

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Hi, my name is Jenny. I have two master's degrees; one in Education and one in Speech Language Pathology.

 

My professional interests include oral motor development and reading skills.

 

I provide therapy services in Peoria, Glendale, and North Phoenix as well as Telehealth. I also provide speech evaluations throughout the Valley.  

Elysa De La Torre

SLP-A

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Hi, my name is Elysa!

I studied at University of Arizona (BA Psychology) then graduated in 2014 with my Speech Pathology (SLPA) degree.

 

I have been in the field since 2018. My professional interests are in Autism, sensory processing disorders, childhood development, Bilingual speech education, stuttering, and special needs.

 

In my free time I enjoy academics, horticulture, dogs, and hiking. I service in the Tucson area.

Chris Ramirez

SLP-A

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Hi, I'm Christopher. I graduated from Estrella Community College.

 

My professional interests include AAC and Early childhood intervention.

I service in Buckeye, Avondale, Youngtown, and Goodear. I also provide therapy services via Telehealth. 

Anelisse Guler

SLP-A

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Hi, my name is Anelisse. I graduated from Montclair State University.

 

I am a bilingual SLP-A who services the East Valley AZ. My professional interests include Spanish speech therapy as well as sign language.

 

My service areas include: San Tan Valley, Gilbert and Telehealth speech services. 

Sheri Jahner

CCC-SLP

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Hi there I'm Sheri. I graduated with my master's in Speech Language Pathology from University of Central Missouri Warrensburg.

 

My professional interests include AAC, motor speech disorders, and have a passion for working with preschool aged clients.

 

My servicing areas include Surprise, El Mirage, Waddell, and Telehealth speech services. 

Elizabeth DiCola

CCC-SLP

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Hi, I am Elizabeth! 

I graduated from ASU with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders. 

I have been an SLP for about 4 years in the school and home setting for a couple of years before going back to graduate school. 

In my free time I enjoy hiking with my family and friends.

Naytrice Carlton

SLP-A

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Hi, I am Naytrice. I graduated from University of Akron.

 

My professional interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and oral motor speech disorders.

 

My servicing areas include Buckeye, Tolleson, Avondale, Goodyear, Laveen and Telehealth speech services. 

Evelyn Mendez

SLP-A

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Hi, I'm Evelyn. I graduated from Arizona State University.

 

I have passion for autism and childhood prevention and hope to become a long-term bilingual SLP.

 

My servicing areas are in the East Valley area including Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas.

Paige Davison

CCC-SLP

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Hi, I'm Paige! I graduated with my master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hampton University.

My professional interests include speech sound disorders, caregiver education and training.

I conduct evaluations in the East Valley as well as via Telehealth.

Alma Stutz

SLP-A

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Hi, I'm Alma! I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders and Defecation.

My professional interests inculde articulation therapy aphasia and dysarthria therapy. Outside of work I have a photography business and enjoy being a mom and wife!

 

I will be servicing in the Tucson and Sahuarita area!

Rebecca Yinger

SLP-A

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Hi I'm Rebecca! I graduated from Northern Arizona University.

 

My professional interests include augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC).

In my free time I enjoy camping, reading, and watching movies.

I am servicing in the Peoria and Glendale area. 

Robert Bowes

SLP-A

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Hi my name is Robert! I studied speech at NAU after getting my Bachelors at ASU.

My professional interests were started by my son being diagnosed with autism 17 years ago. I attended many conferences before studying speech therapy and am now trying to branch out further with my continuing ed. I also enjoy reading and art. 

I am currently serving in the Surprise area!

Alexis Ahumada

SLP-A

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Hello I’m Alexis! I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. 

My professional interests include Aphasia and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

I also enjoy long walks outside and I love to dance! 

My service areas include Tucson and Telehealth Speech Services.

Michelle Kokalis

SLP-A

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Hi, I am Michelle! 

I service in the Phoenix area!

Veronica Leon

SLP-A

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Ashleigh Burgess

CCC-SLP

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Hi, I'm Ashleigh!

I studied Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I received my Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.

 

I have been in the field for about 7 years, I have served all age groups but enjoy working with preschool age children the most.

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and 3 boys!

Hi, I am Veronica! 

 

I graduated from Arizona State University with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Special Education, Grand Canyon University with a Master's in Special Education, Northern Arizona University with my Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant certification and I am currently attending Emerson College pursuing a Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

In my free time I enjoy camping with my family, taking trips to Disneyland, and working on DIY projects. 

My servicing areas include: Queen Creek and Telehealth speech therapy services. 

Carson Anway

SLP-A

Hi, my name is Carson!

 

I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

My professional interests are to help children with communication disorders so that they can communicate their needs and interests. 

In my personal time, I collect vinyl records and enjoy reading books. 

I will be servicing the central and eastern Tucson area. 

Eileena Gao

SLP-A

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Hi, my name is Eileena!

 

I graduated from University of Redlands, California. I have been in the field for 3 years. My interests are AAC and Gestalt Language Processing!

In my free time I enjoy playing video games and fishkeeping.

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Louise Koziol

CCC-SLP

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Hi, I'm Louise! 

I service in the Phoenix area.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Tricia Thorman

OTR/L

Kim Ochoa

OTR/L

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Hi, I'm Tricia!

I received my bachelor's from the University of Pittsburgh and my Masters of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

I have a special interest in working with children who have fine motor, visual motor, and developmental delays, as well as issues with sensory integration.

 

I enjoy being outside to ride my bike, hike, run and to enjoy stand up paddle boarding. I also enjoy photography and traveling.

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Hello I'm Kim! 

I earned my Master's from Boston University and have worked as an OT for about 15 years. I spend most of my days working with elementary aged students in schools. I'm also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and have a particular affinity for children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with sensory integration challenges and behavior issues. 

I recently relocated from the Los Angeles area and and enjoy long walks on the many local trails, and golfing with my husband. 

I service in the west valley area.

Khushboo Gajjar

OTR/L

Sam Rasanani

OTD, OTR/L

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Hello I am Khushboo! 

 

I graduated with my occupational therapist degree (MS, OTR/L) from Midwestern University in 2016.

I have been in the field for 3 years with the majority of it working in the pediatric field.I am trained in Torticollis and Plagiocephaly as well.

In my free time I like to travel, watch movies, and spend time with family.

 

I am providing evaluations across the valley!

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Hello I am Sam!

I graduated from Northern Arizona University. I am passionate about supporting meaningful occupations that help children reach their fullest poential and make a positive impact!

In my free time I like to travel, go swimming and spend time with my family. 

I will be servicing in Phoenix, Surprise, Tolleson, Peoria, Glendale and Laveen.

Morgan Gonzales

COTA

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Hello I am Morgan!

I received my Bachelors from Eastern Mexico University as well as my Bachelors in Psychology and currently working on receiving my Masters in Occupational Therapy. 

In my free time I enjoy rodeoing, playing golf with my husband and spending time with my two dogs. 

I service around the valley!

Erin Eschweiler

OTR/L

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Hi I’m Erin! I graduated from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI with my Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.

 

My professional interests include parent collaboration and education, sensory and self-regulation, daily living skills and play skills.

 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 cats. I love to travel and go hiking whenever I can!

 

I am doing evaluations and treatment sessions in the East Valley and providing services via Telehealth. 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Lisa Bries

PT

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Hi I'm Lisa! I graduated from Arizona School of Health Sciences but I am originally from Nebraska.

I have been practicing PT for 24 years and enjoy working with children. I enjoy running, biking, and exploring.

I provide physical therapy evaluations to clients all over the valley, from Tolleson to Apache Junction to Mesa to Cave Creek!

Eric Moore

PT-A

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Hi I'm Eric! I graduated with my Bachelors in Exercise Science from Western Washington University and completed my Physical Therapist Assistant program from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington.

 

I have 4 years of outpatient physical therapy and starting into my 5th year in pediatric home health. I enjoy powerlifting, cooking, trying new coffee shops and restaurants, reading and watching movies.

 

I provide services all over the valley!

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