• Maddie Fremion
    Maddie Fremion

    Maddie started in ABA as an RBT in 2016 as a random summer internship and quickly fell in love with the field, the families, and the kids. She graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with her undergraduate degree in Brain and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Human Development and Family Services. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since October 2021. Maddie has had the privilege of working in different clinics in Indiana and Texas; as well as  in-home and school settings. Maddie’s passion within the field is working with ages 6-12 presenting with high magnitude challenging behavior, collaborating with other providers (i.e., OT, PT, SLP, etc.), and building strong relationships with families and her team of RBTs. She moved from Indiana in January of 2022.  In her spare time Maddie loves to hike with friends, read, binge watch Netflix shows, do anything Halloween related, and trying out new restaurants in the area.

  • 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 Senior BCBA, Director of Operations

    Sarah completed her undergraduate at The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in Special Education in 2009. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree at University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Autism in 2011. Sarah started working in the field of ABA in 2007.  She received her BCBA certification in 2012. Sarah has been with CBLG team since 2015. Sarah has experience doing ABA in a variety of settings and has worked with clients in home, in center, and in schools, including consultation and assessment work for agencies working within the foster care system and the Department of Human Services (DHS).

    Sarah also has 4 younger siblings with special needs, 3 of which were adopted through the Colorado foster care system, which sparked her interest in working with clients with special needs and families involved with DHS.  Sarah enjoys spending time with family, as well as hiking and reading on her free time.

  • 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 Senior BCBA, BCBA Coordinator

    Sheena has been a BCBA since 2013, a RBT since 2010, working across home, center, community and school settings.  Sheena received her BS and MS of in Counseling, Allied Health Studies (2005) from College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York.  She has worked with adults in residential health care facility as well as at risk youth in a residential setting for a non profit organization in New Jersey.  Sheena moved to Colorado in 2010, and her first job as an ABA therapist, made her pursue her post graduate work in ABA towards her BCBA certification in 2013.  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, Galley Center Program

    Patrick completed his Masters in School Psychology. He is a BCBA since 2019, through course sequence at University of Colorado, Denver.  Prior to becoming a BCBA, Patrick worked as a school psychologist, did respite work, and ran a social skills program for preteens with autism.  He currently leads the Galley Center Program with CBLG.  On his free time, Patrick likes to run, hike, attend concerts, and read.

  • 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.

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

    When Ashley began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016, she quickly realized how passionate she was for this field and decided to pursue her Master’s in ABA through Arizona State University. Ashley joined CBLG in November 2018 as an RBT and completed her fieldwork hours through CBLGs graduate student intern program. In February 2020, she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has since moved into a Senior BCBA role with CBLG. Since entering the field of ABA, Ashley has worked in a clinic setting, school setting, community settings, and in-home with clients ages 2-22 years old. Her goal is to provide compassionate care using evidence-based procedures to teach a variety of skills that will promote independence and increase overall quality of life for each of her clients. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling the world and experiencing different cultures, being outdoors, live music, and painting.

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

    Megan received her Master’s degree in Special Education from Arizona State University in August 2020, and passed the BCBA exam in December of 2020. Megan also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Environmental Science. Prior to becoming a BCBA, Megan was an RBT for approximately four years and spent 5 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher before getting into ABA. She has been with CBLG for approximately 3+ years; and works as a hybrid BCBA providing services to clients across both in home and center based programs.  Outside of work, Megan is a globetrotter and always has a new destination to check off of her list. However, when she isn’t traveling, Megan spends her time with her four fur babies at home.

  • Kathy Cahill, M.A., BCBA
    Kathy Cahill, M.A., BCBA Center Coordinator, Academy Center Program
  • Brook Craig, M.Ed., BCBA
    Brook Craig, M.Ed., BCBA BCBA
  • Lisa Fox, M.Ed., BCBA
    Lisa Fox, M.Ed., BCBA Supervisor

    Lisa has an undergraduate degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration in School Age Child and Family from San Francisco State University. Masters Degree in Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Lisa is certified as a BCBA since 2017, and part of CBLG team since August 2021. Prior to working in ABA, Lisa worked in early childhood education for 15 years as a teacher and assistant director. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and loved ones as well as studying astrology and engaging in mindfulness practices.

  • Keirsten Fowler, Ed.S., BCBA
    Keirsten Fowler, Ed.S., BCBA Supervisor

    Keirsten first began her career as a School Psychologist within the public education sector.  During her time as a School Psychologist, she provided assessment and services in the areas of Special Education and Mental Health. During her pursuit of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential, Keirsten obtained her RBT credential in December of 2015, followed by her BCBA credential in May of 2017. In March of 2020, Keirsten joined CBLG as a BCBA provider. Keirsten’s favorite activities as a BCBA include developing reinforcement systems for clients and collaborating with caregivers and providers to create positive supports for clients. In her free time, Keirsten enjoys relaxing with her fiancé and dog, as well as reading.

  • Lucas Rollinger, M.Ed., QASP-S
    Lucas Rollinger, M.Ed., QASP-S Resident Supervisor, Galley Center

    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.

  • Lindsay Morris, M.Ed., BCBA
    Lindsay Morris, M.Ed., BCBA Supervisor

    Lindsay began working in behavioral services in 2018 with developmentally disabled sex offenders while studying Criminal Justice in Grand Junction, CO. After moving to Colorado Springs, CO in 2019, Lindsay started working at CBLG, immediately falling in love with ABA, resulting in the pursuit of her Master’s Degree at Arizona State University. Lindsay earned her Masters of Education in ABA, and graduated the student intern program with CBLG in August of 2021. Lindsay is certified as a BCBA since December of 2021. Lindsay’s professional passion is supporting families in working together to make meaningful changes in their lives. In her free time, Lindsay loves to draw, hike and swim with her three dogs and watch scary movies with her fiancé.

  • 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
  • Raquel Patton, MA, BCBA
    Raquel Patton, MA, BCBA Supervisor

    Raquel was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017 and gained experience working as an assistant paraprofessional in the public and charter school system including Ernie Els Center for Autism. Raquel worked as a Registered Behavior Technician in-home for 3 years both in Florida and Colorado with clients from ages 2-16. Driven by her passion to work and help kids needing additional support she pursued and completed her Bachelor of General Studies in Education at Florida Atlantic University. Soon after, she obtained her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. Having been born in Cuba Raquel has the ability to cater to families whose primary language is Spanish. Raquel joined Behavior and Learning Group in 2019, While pursuing her master’s degree Raquel and her family moved to Colorado Springs chasing her love for the outdoors. In her free time, Raquel loves spending time with her dog and husband, attending concerts, traveling and coffee.

  • Chasity Lawrence, MS, BCBA
    Chasity Lawrence, MS, BCBA Supervisor

    Chasity graduated with her BA in Psychology and Criminology with a concentration in forensic psychology from Western Kentucky University. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 2017 where she started her journey in ABA. She joined CBLG in May of 2018 as an RBT and found her love of ABA through her direct work with clients. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in September of 2021 with an MS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis. She hopes to use this degree to help adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system. In the meantime, she is enjoying expanding her experience with children ages 2-18. Chasity loves spending time with her two cats and husband, playing video games, reading, and traveling. In the next couple of years, she plans to build a tiny home to start traveling the U.S. with her family and see the world.

  • Kathryn DeBlock, MA, QASP-S
    Kathryn DeBlock, MA, QASP-S QASP-S Clinical Assistant
  • Steph Medina, M.S., QASP-S
    Steph Medina, M.S., QASP-S QASP-S Clinical Assistant
  • Marny Scalard, M.A., BCBA
    Marny Scalard, M.A., BCBA Supervisor

    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.

  • Michell Sukta, MA, BCBA
    Michell Sukta, MA, BCBA Supervisor, Academy Center

    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.

  • Jon Mayer
    Jon Mayer Supervisor, Galley Center
  • Kris Beck
    Kris Beck Supervisor
  • Kate DeBlock, MA, QASP-S
    Kate DeBlock, MA, QASP-S Resident Supervisor, Academy Center

    Kate has her Masters in Special Education, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Kate has her QASP-S certification through the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA).  She has been with CBLG for 3 years.  Prior to ABA, Kate received her undergraduate degree in Psychology, worked as a research assistant for studies with traumatic brain injuries, and captioned phone calls for individuals who are hard of hearing. Kate likes to spend her free time hiking, and cooking with her partner, 2 cats, and dog.

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