• Elizabeth Ostendorf, M.Ed., BCBA
    Elizabeth Ostendorf, M.Ed., BCBA Chief Executive Officer and Owner

    Liz began working in the field of ABA in 2009 as a behavior therapist for children with Autism. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree and completed her BCaBA later that year. After obtaining her BCaBA, she worked for an agency in Denver as part of a Family Preservation program. She worked with at risk families and with youth at risk of being placed out of the home due to challenging behavior. While working in conjunction with a Psychologist, family and child therapist, she worked with children and adolescents that had a wide range of diagnoses. Liz graduated with a Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2013. She then completed her BCBA, and joined Behavior and Learning Group. Since 2013, she has worked with children in their homes, in schools, and in community settings. Her professional passion is spending time working with children in Foster Care or in the adoption process to help smooth the transition process. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and playing soccer.

  • Sarah Reimondo, M.Ed., BCBA
    Sarah Reimondo, M.Ed., BCBA Director of Operations

    Sarah began her journey in the ABA field in January of 2007 while working as a behavior therapist providing in-home ABA therapy. During that time Sarah acquired ABA experience in school, clinical, and in-home settings. Also during that time, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado- Colorado Springs in Special Education as well as her Colorado SPED teaching license. She subsequently acquired a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Autism and ABA from the University of Massachusetts- Lowell in 2011. She completed her BCBA in April of 2012. Throughout her experience in ABA she has developed a passion for in-home ABA therapy. Sarah feels that ABA is very effective when administered in naturalistic settings that allow students to apply knowledge immediately to real life situations. She enjoys seeing the progress when able to address behavioral concerns where they typically occur. Sarah is a Colorado Springs native and plans to stay in Colorado for the rest of her life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and scrapbooking.

  • Katherine Donahoe, MS, BCBA
    Katherine Donahoe, MS, BCBA Director of Clinical Services

    Katherine started in ABA as a behavior technician at an early intervention clinic at West Virginia University, where she studied Psychology and Communication Studies. She earned a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities through Auburn University, where she worked in preschool, outpatient, and residential settings with clients from 3-21 years old. After graduating and becoming a BCBA in August 2015, she completed a year-long fellowship at the Virginia Institute of Autism. Katherine has been providing ABA services in Colorado Springs ever since, and she joined BLG in 2018. Throughout her career, she has presented collaborative research in behavior analytic and pediatric psychology fields and has enjoyed teaching paraprofessionals, students, families, and technicians how to change the world with ABA. She wants our clients to live their most independent and fulfilling lives, and she believes in prioritizing goals that improve the quality of life of clients and their loved ones. Her professional passions include reducing severe challenging behavior as well as using mentorship and ongoing teaching to nurture graduate students’ skills and excitement within the field. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys reading, coffee, live music, and her dogs.

  • Sheena G. Schultz, MS, BCBA
    Sheena G. Schultz, MS, BCBA BCBA Coordinator

    Sheena has been a BCBA working with individuals with Autism since 2013.  Prior to that, she was a RBT/therapist since 2010 working across home, center, community and school settings.  Sheena received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Counseling, Allied Health Studies (2005) from College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York.  She has worked with at risk youth in a residential setting for a non profit organization in New Jersey.  She has also worked with adults in psychiatric group home setting.  Sheena moved to Colorado in 2010, and her first job as a therapist implementing ABA therapy, made her pursue her post graduate work in ABA towards her BCBA certification.  Since then, she was a BCBA and the Clinical Director for a center-based program in Hawaii from 2013-2017, before moving back to Colorado.  Sheena has two young boys, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.

  • Patrick Gray, MA, CAS, BCBA
    Patrick Gray, MA, CAS, BCBA Center Coordinator

    Patrick has been working with children with disabilities since 2011 and was inspired to pursue a career in ABA after conducting research with a doctoral-level behavior analyst in graduate school. He earned his Master’s degree in School Psychology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2015. After his escape from New York, Patrick worked as a school psychologist in Colorado for two years, providing district-wide behavior support in a small rural town. Patrick then moved to work as a behavior analyst full-time, earning his BCBA credential in 2017. Since then, he has worked with clients of varying ages, skill sets, and diagnoses. Patrick joined Behavior and Learning Group in 2019, working across El Paso and Douglas counties. His professional passions include staff training, assessment of maladaptive behavior, and sibling/family programming. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys reading, karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Emily. He is a firm believer in the power of behaviorism to affect positive change in the world.

  • Erin Johnson, M.ED., BCBA
    Erin Johnson, M.ED., BCBA Center Coordinator

    Erin received her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2013. She began her career as an Elementary Educator teaching in General Education classrooms before transitioning to Special Education. In 2017, she went onto working in the field of ABA as a RBT in clinic, home, and community settings. Erin has experience working with youth ranging from 18 months up to 22 years of age within these settings. She began working on obtaining her BCBA just a few months after becoming a RBT and earned her BCBA certification in 2019. Erin joined Colorado Behavior Learning Group in 2020. Her passion includes utilizing ABA practices to teach youth whom are non-vocal a functional communication system to help them engage with the environment around them. In her free-time, she enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog, and painting.

  • Ashley Slankard, M.Ed., BCBA
    Ashley Slankard, M.Ed., BCBA Senior BCBA

    Ashley began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 and she soon realized how passionate she was for this job and decided to pursue her Master’s degree in ABA. Ashley joined Colorado Behavior and Learning Group in November 2018 as an RBT, graduated our student intern program, and is now a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with us. Since entering the field of ABA, Ashley has worked in a clinic setting, school setting, community settings, and in-home with clients from ages 2-21 years old. Her goal is to use evidence-based procedures to teach a wide variety of skills that promote independence and increase quality of life for each of her clients. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, hiking, listening to live music, and painting.

  • Ashley Pabon, M.Ed., BCBA
    Ashley Pabon, M.Ed., BCBA RBT Coordinator

    Ashley was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis during an independent study at North Central College in Naperville Illinois in 2013. Soon after the introduction to ABA, Ashley worked as a behavior therapist in-home until she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015. After graduation, Ashley moved to Colorado Springs, CO. She worked as a care coordination specialist for a brain injury rehabilitation center. She worked in conjunction with social workers and psychologists to serve adults with traumatic brain injuries using evidence-based interventions in behavior analysis. Ashley quickly realized her passion for applied behavior analysis and joined the Behavior and Learning group in 2017 to pursue her professional accreditation in behavior analysis. She earned her Master’s of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2018. She then completed her BCaBA in February 2019, and her BCBA in May 2019. Ashley’s professional passions include teaching functional alternative skills that reduce challenging behavior and supporting her clients to build skills towards independence. In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking with her dogs, antiquing, and music.

  • Juliana Plucinik, M.ED., BCBA
    Juliana Plucinik, M.ED., BCBA BCBA

    Julie was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis while attending undergrad at Utah State University in 2016. For two years, Julie volunteered at an early intervention preschool and conducted research with children with hearing loss and impairment. Upon graduating in 2018, Julie was offered a position at Colorado Behavior and Learning Group as a Registered Behavior Technician. In 2018, Julie enrolled in graduate courses at Montana State University – Billings and started working towards a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. In August 2020, Julie completed her Master’s degree and sat for her Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam. Over the past two years, Julie has gained experience working in-home and at CBLG’s center-based location, where she currently is employed as a supervisor. Julie thoroughly enjoys traveling, training her dog, and cooking.

  • Tyler Bernhardt, B.A., RBT
    Tyler Bernhardt, B.A., RBT RBT Trainer and PCM Instructor

    Tyler served in the Missouri Air National Guard for 6 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and has been working in clinical ABA since 2017. He specializes in clients who engage in high magnitude, challenging, behaviors both in a clinic and in-home setting. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and pretty much all other outdoor activities.

  • Lauren Milender, M.Ed., BCBA
    Lauren Milender, M.Ed., BCBA BCBA

    Lauren began working in the field of ABA as a behavior therapist providing therapy to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Lauren has worked in behavioral inpatient units, schools dedicated to services individuals with behavioral concerns and respite care. She graduated in 2016 with her master’s degree in education with an emphasis in ABA from Arizona State University. She moved to Colorado in January 2017 and provided in-home ABA services in the Colorado Springs area. Lauren joined Behavior and Learning Group in December 2018 providing in-home services and joined the BLG Center team in August 2020. Her professional passion is working with teenagers with developmental disabilities and behavioral concerns. Lauren enjoys hiking, snowboarding, spending time with her dogs and family and playing video games with friends.

  • Megan Cohen, M.A. Ed. BCBA
    Megan Cohen, M.A. Ed. BCBA BCBA

    Megan has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Arizona State University as well as a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She taught in elementary school for 5 years before moving into ABA. Megan enjoys working with teenaged clients and has a good deal of experience teaching learners with high magnitude challenging behaviors.

  • Morgan Chambers, Ed.S., BCBA
    Morgan Chambers, Ed.S., BCBA BCBA

    Morgan received her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and then went on to receive my Ed.S. degree in School Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She attended all of her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of Colorado Denver. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist working full time in a school setting as a school psychologist and BCBA, and is passionate about advocating for kids to ensure they receive necessary behavioral support to receive educational benefit. She is thrilled to be working with BLG to support kiddos in the home setting. In her free time, She love hiking with her two dogs and husband.

  • Kathy Cahill, M.A., BCBA
    Kathy Cahill, M.A., BCBA BCBA
  • Lisa Fox, M.Ed, BCBA
    Lisa Fox, M.Ed, BCBA BCBA
  • Brook Craig, M.Ed., BCBA
    Brook Craig, M.Ed., BCBA BCBA
  • Lucas Rollinger, M.Ed., QASP-S
    Lucas Rollinger, M.Ed., QASP-S QASP-S

    Graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Psychology and then began working in the field of ABA after graduating in 2016. I started my journey working with early childhood learners in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in a center setting known as Balance Autism. After multiple vacations to Colorado with my wife, we decided to move to Colorado Springs where I started as an in-home RBT for Colorado Behavior and Learning Group. I transitioned to center based services once the Academy Center opened and soon started my graduate degree at Arizona State University. Around this time I joined the student intern group at CBLG to earn hours toward sitting for the BCBA exam. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis and passed my QASP-S exam. I am now full-time QASP-S at the Galley center. I have experience working with ages 2-18 and enjoy learning how ABA can be applied in many ways to different age groups. I enjoy camping, hiking, spending time with my wife, playing video-games, and anything sports related, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes.

  • Keirsten Fowler, Ed.S., BCBA
    Keirsten Fowler, Ed.S., BCBA BCBA
  • Lindsay Morris, M.Ed., QASP-S
    Lindsay Morris, M.Ed., QASP-S QASP-S
  • Lacie Zimmerman, BCBA
    Lacie Zimmerman, BCBA BCBA
  • Ariana Baldevia, MS, BCBA
    Ariana Baldevia, MS, BCBA BCBA

    Ariana has worked with children with disabilities & developmental disorders since 2012. Upon completing her Bachelor’s in Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences (with a minor in Family & Human Development) from Arizona State University in 2012 she started working with children with developmental disorders with companies in Phoenix, AZ and then Orange County, CA. Ariana completed her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015 and earned her BCBA certification in 2016. Then in Germany, Ariana stepped into a center BCBA role developing and implementing programs. Upon birth of her son, she took some time to focus on her family and excitedly joined BLG in 2020. Her professional passions include crafting programs for early intervention and interventions associated with feeding. In her free time, Ariana enjoys spending time with her son & husband travelling and going on adventures.

  • Kristopher Beck, MS, BCBA
    Kristopher Beck, MS, BCBA BCBA
  • Gabrielle Montoya M.Ed, QASP-S
    Gabrielle Montoya M.Ed, QASP-S QASP-S Clinical Assistant
  • Chasity Lawrence, BCaBA
    Chasity Lawrence, BCaBA BCaBA
  • Marny Scalard, M.A., BCBA
    Marny Scalard, M.A., BCBA BCBA

    Marny studied Studio Arts at Adams State University in Colorado, and graduated with a B.A. in 2005. She was first introduced to the field of ABA when providing respite services for military family with special needs. She attended grad school at Ball State University, and graduated with a M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. After getting credentialed in 2018, she worked primarily with adults, overseeing a clinic-based program which focused on community participation and developing daily living skills. In 2019, she switched to in-home based therapy where she continued working with adults with disabilities ages 18-70, using the consultation model of ABA. She joined BLG in 2020 and enjoy working in-home with a variety of ages and disabilities. She is inspired by her hard-working clients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, she also love to run trails, climb, and snowboard.

  • Steph Medina, M.S., QASP-S
    Steph Medina, M.S., QASP-S QASP-S Clinical Assistant
  • Kathryn DeBlock, MA, QASP-S
    Kathryn DeBlock, MA, QASP-S QASP-S Clinical Assistant
  • Michell Sukta, MA, BCBA
    Michell Sukta, MA, BCBA

    Michell graduated from Ball State University in May of 2016 with her masters and became a BCBA shortly after. She is currently working on another master’s in Organizational Leadership. She has worked in the field of ABA for almost a decade and has worked with kids from 2 to 21 years old. She love working with kids that have AAC or other modes of speech and giving them communication. In her spare time, she love hiking and playing games.

  • Corrine Kirsch, MS, BCBA
    Corrine Kirsch, MS, BCBA Owner and Director of Creative Kids Behavioral Consulting (In Home)

    Corrine has been providing ABA services to children with Autism since 2003, when she began working as a behavior therapist in a home-based program in Milwaukee. In 2006 she completed her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and subsequently earned certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. In 2011 Corrine established Creative Kids Behavioral Consulting and began collaborating with a team of other home-based ABA providers under Behavior and Learning Group. Over the years she has worked with children of all ages, though her strength is in teaching social skills and activities of daily living to teens. She has also done research on teaching safety around strangers, reporting injuries, and pill swallowing. Corrine has been living in Colorado Springs for 10 years although she will never miss a Green Bay Packer game! She enjoys the sunshine, running, and hiking.

  • Ronni Clark, M.Ed., BCBA
    Ronni Clark, M.Ed., BCBA Owner and Director of Independence ABA Therapy LLC.

    Ronni began her journey in ABA when she participated in a practicum in which she worked one-on-one, providing intensive behavior therapy in a public preschool for children with autism. Subsequent to receiving her BS in Psychology at WMU in 2003, she accepted a position with Applied Behavior Consultants in Duarte, California where she was trained in assessment, supervision, PECS, parent-training, and clinical skills. During this time Ronni also became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (2007). After briefly teaching, she returned to ABA in 2009 at ACES in Orange County, CA. She began supervising for various ACES locations, including Colorado Springs, CO, and Tacoma, WA. After relocating to the Colorado office, Ronni remained with ACES until she became interested in working in private practice. Ronni has worked with Behavior and Learning Group since 2012. She graduated with her MEd in Special education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2015. Subsequently she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in November of 2015. Ronni currently works with Behavior and Learning Group as an independent behavior consultant and as a provider for TriCare/United, Medicaid, and Anthem Blue Cross in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Daniel C. Felde, MS, BCBA
    Daniel C. Felde, MS, BCBA Creative Kids Behavioral Consulting Contractor

    Dan began working in the field of ABA in 2009 after completing a Master’s degree in School Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Child Counseling from the University of Hartford. After obtaining a Graduate Level Certificate in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism from UMASS Lowell, he completed his BCBA in 2011. He has worked in clinic, community, school based, and residential settings throughout his career and has experience with clients ages 16 month-22 years old. Recently, he spent 6 months in India where he was a consultant for Behavior Momentum India and had the good fortune to provide parent training, case consultation, and staff training (in addition to running social groups) in that area of the world. He joined Behavior and Learning Group as a consultant in July of 2017 and currently spends the bulk of his time in the Center based setting. His professional passion is focusing on teaching and working on the most useful and functional skills at all times as well as working with complex behavioral presentations. He has been a Colorado resident since 2011 and thoroughly enjoys all the recreation, sunshine, and peace of mind that this area has to offer.

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