Hillsboro Clinic Locations
Phone: (503) 927-1179
Email: [email protected]
Hillsboro 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.S., BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Amy earned her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2010. After graduating, she began working as a behavior technician and found a passion for supporting individuals in developing language, social and self-advocacy skills. In 2015 she moved to Oregon and her love for the science of behavior prompted her to earn her Masters of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Over the years, Amy has gained experience across a variety of settings and clients. She prefers working in early intervention and supporting clients and their families in building foundational skills that support communication using verbal behavior, social skills and promoting community access. In addition to supporting clients, Amy enjoys supporting staff skill development and providing mentorship. In her spare time, Amy loves exploring the outdoors, all things true crime, and perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Sarah has always been motivated to help people. Throughout high school and college Sarah coached gymnastics at local gyms as well as for the Special Olympics. In 2018, Sarah graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Upon graduating, Sarah began to learn more about ABA at The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research in Kalamazoo, MI. In March of 2020, Sarah packed up and moved across country to Portland where she plans to pursue a Masters in ABA. Sarah is excited to continue her journey with the Lindegard Team!
In her free time Sarah enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, traveling, and spending time with friends.
From the beginning Jewels has always known that she had a passion for helping people and enjoyed working with kids. Jewels earned her BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of San Diego. She discovered the wonderful world of ABA ABA while interning at an Autism therapy clinic in college. After graduating college, she jumped in head-first and became an RBT, working for an early intervention autism clinic in the California Bay area. Jewels decided to make the move up to Oregon to start working at another children’s’ Autism clinic and begin earning her Master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University. She has previously worked with children ages 2-9, both in-clinic and in-home. In May of 2022, Jewels graduated from Ball State University earning her Masters’ in Applied Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Autism. Jewels plans to sit for her BCBA exam in Spring of 2023, continuing to work with families and young children.
In her free time Jewels enjoys traveling, exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog Lucy and partner, staying active with friends and spending quality time with family.
Jeany has always been interested in human behavior and loves being around kids. She discovered her passion when she was studying at the University of the Philippines, where she majored in Family Life and Child Development. In 2013, she moved to U.S. and continued her studies at the University of Washington where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies. She began working as an Assistant Teacher at Touchstone Preschool in Oregon and in 2019 she became a Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist for another ABA Therapy clinic. Jeany is planning to expand her studies in either Applied Behavior Analysis or Occupational Therapy.
In her spare time, she likes to work out, bake pastries, make candles, and spend time with her sister and friends.
After finding herself constantly fascinated by human behavior especially in child development, Jenny obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta with a major in psychology. She began her academic journey researching and applying evidence-based interventions for children with developmental disabilities within the classroom environment. Jenny has honed her skills working in a variety of inclusive and special education classrooms for 2 years, discovering her passion in supporting children’s functional learning, life skills and communication needs. Jenny joined the team at Lindegard in 2020 and is pursuing a masters in Applied Behavior Analysis.
In her spare time Jenny loves art, training and hiking with her Australian Shepard, Finley, and continuously exploring the pacific northwest in all its natural beauty.
For as long as she can remember, Kumulani has always been fascinated by human behavior. Her love for working with children came from growing up in a large family and always being surrounded by the younger generation. In 2020, She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies along with a minor in Sociology as well as a certificate in Educational Studies, from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. she has had the opportunity to work with elementary, middle, and high school students in the Special Education department at local public schools in Hawaii. After graduating, Kumu moved to Oregon with plans to continue her education in Applied Behavior Analysis. Prior to working for Lindegard Therapy, Kumu gained previous experience providing home-based ABA throughout the Portland metro area.
In her spare time, Kumu loves watching new movies, spending time with loved ones and being as close to the ocean as possible!
Erica recently completed a second bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sciences Disorders. Her aspiration is to become a speech language pathologist. She enjoys using and refining her learned skills, at Lindegard Therapy since 2021.
Erica was a professional opera singer for 10 years, touring in the US and working overseas. Erica holds a master’s degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance. Erica enjoys using her musical and performance background when working with children. Erica also enjoys learning foreign languages – she is fluent in Italian and studies German and French.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, time with her two dogs, puzzles, and watching Golden Girls reruns.
Leanne began working as a Behavior Therapist in 2012, serving children and adolescents with autism between ages 2 and 18. She has worked across a variety of environments including preschools, homes, and in-clinic. Leanne brings energy to her sessions and is not afraid to get creative in quirky ways to connect with children and make learning fun. She loves to make kids laugh but is very serious about providing quality services in which clients gain communication, social, and functional daily living skills. She believes listening and understanding are most important when working with kids with ASD, and she is proud to be part of a compassionate team that sees each client as an individual with unique needs and learning styles. Leanne earned a B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is originally from and is now very enthusiastic about living in the Pacific Northwest and plans to further her education here.
Outside of the ABA field, she is passionate about rescue dogs (she has two German Shepherds), the environment, animal welfare, and social justice issues. She loves being married to her best friend, adventures, memoirs, TED talks, and people with a great sense of humor. People she admires include: Brene Brown, Michelle Obama, and Dr. Megan Miller. Her weaknesses are technology and coconut milk matcha lattes!
Raymond obtained his Bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon where he majored in psychology with an emphasis in child development and a minor in computer science. Prior to joining Lindegard Therapy he worked as a Behavior Technician in homes for a company in Portland, Oregon where he discovered his interest and passion in working with children with ASD.
Raymond was recently accepted into the ABA Masters program at SE Missouri State University.
In his off time, Raymond enjoys working out, traveling, and trying out new foods.
Kerri was born and raised in Oregon, where she grew up playing competitive soccer. She went on to play Division 1 at Middle Tennessee State University and in 2018 Kerri completed her B.S. in Liberal Studies, majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and minoring in Psychology. She furthered her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she studied Early Childhood Education and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Upon returning to Oregon, she completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Communication
Sciences and Disorders from Pacific University and began shadowing SLP’s who worked with individuals impacted by disabilities.
Throughout her experience as a student-athlete, Kerri has developed a deep-rooted sense of commitment and dedication to her studies. Kerri is thrilled to begin to apply this same level of dedication to her job as an ABA Therapist with Lindegard.
In her free time you can catch her marathon training, on a soccer field, or with a book in her hand.
Nick is an Oregon transplant from Indianapolis, IN. After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics Technology and working 2 years in a related field, Nick quickly discovered his passion was elsewhere. Nick began his journey in working with children as a Family Case Manager at the Department of Child Services in Indiana. Nick realized that although his work was making a positive impact in children’s lives, he wanted to work more directly in teaching children skills. Nick swiftly fell in love with the science of ABA, and has been working in the field since 2017. Nick has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of clients ranging in age and diagnosis.
In his free time, Nick enjoys gardening, the outdoors, digital illustration, reading and gaming.
Joseph Reames grew up in Dallas, TX. His passion for the development of young minds started by teaching sports skills classes to toddlers while in high school. After obtaining his BA in sociology with a minor in ABA from the University of Kansas in 2015, Joseph moved back to Dallas and began teaching in classrooms as a lead, for children ages 2-6. In 2020, Joseph began working in the field of ABA. After gaining a year of experience providing ABA Therapy in both clinic and home settings, Joseph decided to pack up and move to Oregon in 2021.
Joseph feels honored to be working with and advocating for those within the ASD community. When Joseph isn’t working, he loves to go hiking, take beach trips and enjoy all the wonderful activities the pacific northwest has to offer.
In their free time, AJ is an artist – They enjoy painting, illustration, and animation. AJ also loves cooking, gardening, and spending time with their three cats!
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