What got you interested in working as a speech therapist?
In high school I volunteered at a camp for kids with disabilities. I had the opportunity to work with a little boy who was nonverbal named Luke. He learned 6 new words in his time at camp that week and unknowingly shaped my entire future. From that moment on I knew I wanted to help others find their voice.
What do you love most about being a speech therapist?
I value building meaningful relationships with my patients and their families. To feel known and understood is something we all desire as humans. I love being able to work closely with families as we empower their children to reach their communication goals.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love spending quality time with my husband and our daughter, Sawyer. I enjoy going on weekend adventures to the mountains and experiencing new things together. I love painting and all things crafty, spending time outside and eating sushi with friends.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love watching true crime documentaries!
What is your favorite activity to encourage learning and growth with kids?
Experience new things: go to new parks, try new foods, explore new adventures. When we experience new things, it creates natural opportunities for acquisition of new speech and language skills.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I am so grateful to be a part of the FRPT team.