Eugene Clinic Staff
At Lindegard Therapy, our technicians are extremely dedicated. Our supervision to technician ratio goes above and beyond board standards and all of our technicians are RBAI certified and go through extensive training prior to working with children.
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
While working for a small therapy company in Washington, DC Julia discovered an untapped interest in working with children with Autism. Witnessing the results of robust research-based therapies like ABA motivated Julia to pursue a career in the field and in 2013 she went on to earn her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, from The George Washington University. In 2014, Julia became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with Autism, Developmental Delays, and related Speech and Language Disorders across settings – schools, homes and the community.
Applied Behavior Analysis continues to guide and inform Julia’s commitment to providing comprehensive, research-based therapy programs to children with ASD. At Lindegard Therapy, Julia focuses on helping children who have behavioral difficulties, learn to be more independent through becoming toilet trained, eating a larger variety of foods and sleeping through the night.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her 2 Labradors – Gunner & Lady Bird exploring the Pacific NW!
M.S., CCC-SLP, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
David's love of language inspired him to earn a B.A. in linguistics from SUNY, Albany in 2003. During his undergraduate studies, he became familiar with different theoretical frameworks that examine the universal structure of language. He wanted to apply this knowledge in a practical and meaningful way, so he gravitated to the field of Speech Language Pathology. In 2009 he earned an M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University East Bay and has been treating children with speech and language disorders since. In 2018, David earned an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.
David specializes in helping young children with autism who have Apraxia of Speech learn to start making sounds and use words to get their wants and needs met. David combines principles of Linguistics, Speech Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis to help address speech needs in young children with autism.
When David is not working with kids, he enjoys fly fishing, white water kayaking and hiking.
M.Ed., BCBA LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jamie’s passion for inclusive learning began early on in her life when her younger brother was diagnosed with ASD, and she witnessed him struggle to communicate his wants and needs firsthand. Jamie quickly understood the need for compassionate and individualized care that addresses functional communication and self-advocacy among children diagnosed with ASD.
Jamie’s background working in the foster care system with children and families throughout their journey to adoption continues to guide and inform her relationships with all families she serves. As a behavior technician, Jamie witnessed the effectiveness of ABA services and soon after, began her journey to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through Arizona State University, where she earned her master’s degree in special education and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2022. Jamie is always eager to support children and families by customizing evidence-based teaching strategies to fit the needs and prerogatives of the child and their family.
In her free time, Jamie likes to play piano, enjoy the outdoors with her family, and learn more about alternative teaching strategies as learning sciences evolve.
Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst
Carly has always had a deep love for working with children and helping people. In 2016, Carly earned a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in family relations at California State University, Chico. After graduating, she worked for a non-profit organization where she focused on helping children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Carly moved to Eugene at the beginning of 2020 where she began working with children with autism. It was here that Carly developed an interest in teaching children with special needs as well as supporting their families.
Carly was recently accepted into Montana State University’s ABA Mastered program and plans to sit for her BCBA exam in Fall of 2023.
When not working Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, painting, and spending time with family and friends.
Monica’s joy of teaching began at a young age. As a teenager, Monica often visited family in Japan and taught informal English classes to the neighborhood children. This experience sparked her passion for teaching. In 2015, Monica earned her bachelor’s in Psychology and Japanese. After working as an educational assistant and counselor for at-risk youth, she decided to continue her education and earned her Master’s in Teaching in 2016. For the past 5 years, Monica worked as a classroom teacher teaching 2nd grade. She is excited for this opportunity to learn more about ABA therapy and tie in her background in psychology and passion for teaching as an RBAI.
In her free time, Monica enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dogs, FaceTiming her sisters, and doing yoga.
Trinity was raised by three generations of teachers and so when she stumbled upon the field of Applied Behavior Analysis she immediately felt at home. In 2020 she completed her undergraduate degree at U of O, earning a bachelor’s in psychology and double minors in sociology and global health. Upon graduating, Trinity worked as a behavior technician for a non-profit where she discovered a passion for supporting children with speech and language development, and general functional communication. This fall, she plans to start a post-baccalaureate at U of O in Communication Disorders and Sciences to begin her journey in becoming a Speech Language Pathologist.
In her free time, Trinity enjoys snowboarding, hiking, spending time with her friends and family, and snuggling with her cat Huckleberry.
While pursuing a degree an undergraduate degree in psychology, Sierra knew she wanted to use her education to work with children, so she aligned her coursework heavily with child development. When she took a course that introduced her to Applied Behavior Analysis, she was hooked! She graduated in 2020 from The University of Oregon and became a Behavior Interventionist later that year. Sierra joined Lindegard in early 2021 and currently serves children in the Eugene area. In early 2022, Sierra was accepted into Pepperdine’s Psychology Graduate school program.
In her down time, Sierra enjoys being a plant mom, taking care of her pet fish, playing guitar, journaling and doing yoga.
Chris graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and as a professional disc golf athlete. When he wasn’t touring and competing during the summers, Chris worked at Oregon State University and the U of O teaching disc golf and ultimate frisbee. Chris discovered his passion for teaching children when he started working at the local YMCA. Through his work as a summer camp counselor, after school care program director, and educational assistant, Chris has supported children in over half the schools in the 4J school district. Chris is excited to continue supporting children and their families at Lindegard Therapy.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys working out, listening to music, and hiking with his dogs Bear and Moose.
While working as a coach for a children’s dance team in high school, Mallory found a love for working with children. Mallory is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University. After taking courses in child development and children and youth with disabilities, Mallory was excited at the opportunity to work in an ABA setting with Lindegard Therapy.
In her spare time, Mallory enjoys antiquing, traveling, and quiet nights in with her cat Mr. Man.
Julia has always known she wanted to pursue a career working with people in a field of either healthcare or education. Inspired by her background in working as a dance teacher for young kids and having family in the fields of education and psychology, working with kids has always been a good fit. Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oregon State University in 2023, where her interest in adolescent psychology and behavioral science continued to grow. Julia joined Lindegard soon after graduating and is excited to put her education and experience to good use!
During her free time, Julia enjoys rock climbing, hiking and hammocking, spending time with her friends and learning to play the ukulele.
Jada is originally from Waterloo, IA. She’s always had a passion for working with people, especially kids.
She’s worked with kids all her life, through volunteer work as a high schooler and professionally while in college. Jada has worked with every age, from infants to college students. In December of 2022, she completed her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Psychology while minoring in Sociology. While at Iowa State, she gained a greater interest in the ABA field and is excited to continue to learn here at Lindegard.
In her spare time, Jada loves playing or watching volleyball, caring for plants, journaling, serving at her church and spending time with friends!
As the daughter of two teachers, Caitlin has always recognized the significance of investing in children. She has enjoyed volunteering with young people in the public-school setting and in the Head Start program. Additionally, while working at a retirement community, she discovered a passion for serving people, which inspired her to pursue a career in human service. She has always been fascinated by human behavior and the field of psychology and she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oregon with a goal to work directly with people and focus on bettering the lives of individuals within the community. Caitlin is excited about the field of ABA and helping the children she works with to thrive!
In her free time, Caitlin can be found at the dog park with her pup, Georgia, and roller-skating all-around Eugene.
Originally from Kathmandu Nepal, Joshna fit her life in three suitcases to find her passion in inclusive education. She moved to Kirksville, MO where she developed her own major utilizing the liberal arts degree at Truman State University. With a deep interest in solving the multifaceted problem of education inclusivity and helping kids realize their highest potential, Joshna earned her bachelors of science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education. She again packed all her three suitcases and moved to Eugene, Oregon on New Year’s Eve, 2022 to work as an ABA therapist at Lindegard in January of 2023 and to continue her career – she plans to go back to school to earn a masters and become a BCBA.
In her down time, Joshna loves hiking, journaling, meditating, and cooking Nepali dishes for friends and fam.
Growing up, Claire always enjoyed working with children. While she was in high school volunteering at a Special Education school in her home country, Taiwan, she found her passion for working with children with special needs. In 2022, she earned her bachelors in psychology and a minor in education from Oregon State University. After graduating, she decided to pursue her Masters in Special Education from the University of Oregon, and she plans to graduate in 2024.
Claire is excited to use her psychology and special education background as an RBAI to help kids!
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, golfing on a sunny day, and traveling!
Ryan graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in psychology. He has experience working as a nursing assistant and is a certified CNA. He chose this field of work due to his high energy and experience with children.
Ryan enjoys playing basketball, going for long walks, and writing in his free time.
Originally from Tennessee, Lexi received her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2021 from Chico State. For as long as she can remember, Lexi has known that she always wanted to help people. Lexi has 3 years of experience working in crisis management and behavioral health services and in 2023, Lexi started working a Lindegard Therapy – she feels that working with children is a significant next step in diversifying her career experience. Lexi hopes to further her education through a graduate program and continue to work in the community. Lexi also hopes to one day start her own business!
In her free time, she loves to walk, go to the gym, read, and bike.
From a very young age, Courtney has always enjoyed helping people. In 2022 Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Notre Dame College and fell in love with the profession. During her undergrad, Courtney worked as a nurse’s aid at Riverbend Hospital,
where she discovered an interest in the neurodivergent population. Courtney was accepted into Bushnell University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in fall of 2022 where she continues her career in psychology.
In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook, watch The Office, and take “cat naps” with her cat, Kitt☺
Raquel has always enjoyed supporting others and values collaboration. ABA therapy is close to her heart, and she finds it assists her family. She moved to Eugene in the summer of 2019 to play for Bushnell University Women’s Soccer program, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies. She has worked as a direct support professional to facilitate individual’s goals and increase their independence. She is very skilled at being a “hype woman” and loves cheering on others’ accomplishments.
In her free time, she likes to hang out with her dog (Xena) and bearded dragons (Kobe and Chili), explore the PNW with her partner, weight lift and dance.
Annika always knew they loved working with kids. Along with two amazing high school psychology teachers, Annika knew they wanted to combine their love of psychology and working with children. In 2022, Annika graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in psychology Magna Cum Laude. Following graduation, they found Lindegard therapy, and became interested in the field of ABA. Annika hopes to expand their knowledge of psychology while working at Lindegard.
In their free time, Annika likes to crochet, hangout with their roommates, hammock, and play with their cat Dionysus.
Alexis always loved working with people and making an impact in other’s lives. She became a direct support professional during her freshman year of college and worked with adults, teenagers, and elementary students with autism in group homes and within the school system. Alexis graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors in Family and Human Services. Continuing to find her passion, she began working at Lindegard to help support children and families. She hopes to go back to school in the near future to further her education in ABA.
In her free time, she can be found on the biking trails, or painting her worries away ?
Lauren has always had a passion for healthcare and helping others. She has worked in a variety of settings and has worked with children with autism mostly in classrooms. Lauren graduated from Portland State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in pre-clinical health studies. She is excited to further apply her knowledge to the field of ABA at Lindegard!
Outside of work, she likes spending time with friends and family, traveling, biking and hiking with her boxer pups, Drake and Layla.
Since working as the program director for a youth summer camp throughout high school, Erin has had a passion for working with people. While in college, Erin worked with individuals with advanced dementia and teenagers aging out of the foster care system. After taking a class on children and youth with disabilities, she knew she had found the type of work she wanted to do. Erin graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. She moved to Eugene to pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after. Erin plans to continue her education in graduate school.
In her free time, Erin enjoys exercising, drawing, kayaking, and visiting her family on the Oregon Coast.
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