A little educational background-
- Bachelors in Science- Human Development and Family Science- Ohio State University
- Masters in Early Education- Ohio State University
- Post Graduate work in Applied Behavior Analysis- Ball State University
- Pursuing PhD in Psychology- Capella University
After earning my Masters degree, I started my career working with children who displayed developmental delays and I served as a Developmental Therapist working in early intervention. I did in home services and this is where I realized that I belong in a field where I work with children.
From here, I narrowed my scope and found a job working with individuals with Autism. This agency (located in Indiana) motivated me to continue my education to obtain the additional course work to become eligible to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I served as a BCBA and oversaw therapists and a case load of children for both in home and center based clients.
In 2013, my husband got an opportunity to be relocated to Huntington Beach, California so I took a leap of faith, packed up my house, said good-bye to my job that I loved and headed West… Did I mention this was all with a one year old little girl?
During the whirlwind of a relocation, I somehow stumbled across a job posting for a faculty position at an online University for a Behavior Analysts teaching graduate level courses and applied for the position. The stars aligned, they offered me the job and I started the position right away. Not only do I enjoy the field of ABA, I LOVE teaching others about it so it was a perfect fit…. The best part; I get to do it all from home while taking care of my babies. It is the PERFECT job for me!
So… How did I end up here? I have always had a passion for parent training and disseminating the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. I have found that with having my own children, I use the science of ABA on a daily basis so why not try to share my own tips and tricks with all of you? Parenting is hard enough as it is so if I can share just a little bit of information that could make the ‘day to day’ parenting go a little smoother for others, I am happy to do so .
***It is important to note that I am not providing consultation services but providing suggestions based on my previous experiences and expertise in the field. It is up to the parents to implement any suggestion or tips that is provided on this site!***