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Our multidisciplinary team is the reason behind all the great progress we get to see every day here at ETS!  Through collaboration and ongoing communication, each child served has access to the expertise and background of a rock star team of therapists!


Laura Fowls, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director, Buisiness Owner

Laura founded Eastside Therapy Services in 2014 after noticing a need for naturalistic, highly supportive and individualized services. The goal was to offer exceptional services to children and their families, with a business model that put client progress at the center.  Eastside Therapy Services is now in its seventh year of operation!  

As both a BCBA and Child Development Specialist, our program was developed with a unique and holistic approach to services. Laura received her Bachelors degree from Gonzaga University in 2008 with a focus on Psychology, Child Development, and Education.  While completing her graduate work at the University of Washington Laura trained at the Haring Center's Experimental Education Unit focusing on direct early intervention for toddlers recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, inclusion practices and family centered services.  While working within the research project "Toddler DATA Project" and the Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program, Laura learned the foundations of quality and family centered therapy services and the benefits of a multidisciplinary and intensive team approach.  Laura completed a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education as well as the  Applied Behavior Analysis Masters program.  Laura then moved to a remote area and worked with a local tribe to apply for and receive a grant for a community supported and lead early intervention program based on a combination of direct services and parent education.  Laura developed the program through the first year and worked with the Native American community to leave a sustainable and effective intervention program. Once the program was successfully being run within the community, Laura and her husband decided to move closer to family. At that point, she entered what turned into nearly a decade of service in neurodevelopmental centers focusing on providing early intervention services, developmental evaluations, serving as an autism specialist, and leading parent education groups. Laura continued in this role with neurodevelopmental centers while 

initiating and eventually expanding Eastside Therapy Services.

As Clinical Director at ETS you can now find Laura executing the most recent evidence-based methods, serving clients directly, supporting the team at ETS and continuing to  create dynamic, holistic and mindful pediatric therapy services.  When not serving the ETS community, you can find Laura spending time with her family, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful area we live in.


Valori Neiger, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Director of Program Development and Training

Valori joined Eastside Therapy Services after spending seven years at Seattle Children's Autism Center. Valori brings a wealth of knowledge around best practices and interdisciplinary approaches to skill building, and has worked in a variety of direct outpatient intervention programs. 


While at Seattle Children's, Valori provided services within the Biobehavioral Program providing functional analysis and treatment for children with severe challenging behavior. She also worked in the Pediatric Feeding Program (PFP) at Seattle Children’s. In the PFP, Valori worked with children and families experiencing severe feeding challenges such as total food refusal, liquid dependency and/or highly selective eating. Across both Seattle Children’s Programs, Valori worked as the lead in intensive outpatient programs that implement individualized treatments with interdisciplinary goals, co-treatments, and extensive parent education and coaching. Valori has also assisted in designing and delivering parent education classes at Seattle Children's. 

Valori began work as a professional behavior analyst in 2008 after graduating with an M.S. from the University of North Texas. There, she conducted thesis research in Organizational Behavior Management.  Valori spent the early part of her career as a classroom teacher to children in an inclusive school setting at the Academy for Precision Learning.  Valori then went on to serve as the Operations Manager at an in-home and community service provider, focusing on developing and implementing skill-building programs for school-aged children before beginning her years at Seattle Children's. 

In her current role here at ETS, Valori focuses on furthering the mission of ETS by developing and advancing the quality of our client services as well as the training, support and development programs designed for our amazing team.  Valori also has continued to provide comprehensive ABA services in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team here at ETS, and will soon be offering feeding therapy with our team to patients experiencing feeding challenges.


Adriana Luna, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Adriana joined our team in 2019 just as she entered the PhD program at the University of Washington, where she is working to become a Doctorate level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Adriana completed her initial training in ABA at the Child Mind Institute in California. During her graduate studies, Adriana trained at the University of Washington Autism Center, and then upon completion of her graduate program, moved onto working within a local company providing ABA services. Adriana comes to Eastside Therapy Services with a diverse range of experiences and expertise in the field of ABA and her continued progress in her PhD program continues to add to our team’s knowledge and skill set.


Outside of work and school hours you can find Adriana enjoying the many outdoor activities our area has to offer including rock climbing, biking and hiking!

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JaNay Castaneda, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Behavior Therapist Manager

JaNay joined Eastside Therapy Services after close to five years of working in both clinical, school and home settings providing ABA services to children from early childhood to adolescence. Her diverse experience has greatly added to our own clinical knowledge.  JaNay completed her undergraduate studies locally at the University of Washington and then completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State University. After her years of providing ABA in multiple settings, JaNay continues to enjoy serving children and their families in the school, home and community settings. 


When she is not working JaNay enjoys time with her family, friends, and traveling.

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Julie Ellender, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Julie joined the ETS team in 2020. She came to the Pacific Northwest in search of mountains and cooler weather which she has since found that we have plenty of! Julie trained under both a play based and traditional clinical model with over six years of experience as an ABA provider before joining our ETS team.  After years of working in clinical settings Julie decided to pursue a more naturalistic treatment route and has enjoyed working with children in the home and school settings.  Julie has a natural sense of how to make sessions fun and effective, and has experience working with a wide age range of children.

Away from work, Julie stays busy getting to know the PNW and discovering her new home!


Jozie Crisafulli, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Jozie joined Eastside Therapy Services after learning about the field of ABA and knowing this is exactly where she wanted to develop professionally. Throughout her years as a service provider, Jozie has worked with children with disabilities in a variety of settings and roles and has always loved being a direct support for children and families. Jozie became a BCBA after close to three years spent providing one-on-one and group therapy to clients. While in her graduate program Jozie trained under a variety of therapy models and approaches with a focus on working with pediatric patients in naturalistic settings through play based interventions. Along with being a BCBA, Jozie also holds a Bachelors degree in Speech and Language Sciences.

Away from her work you can find Jozie traveling and exploring with her friends and family. Jozie has a French Bulldog named Nash who makes the ultimate side kick! 

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Kyla Campos, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kyla joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2022. She initially became interested in ABA through volunteering with inclusive social skills groups and summer camps as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Kyla went on to complete her master's degree at the University of Washington and became a BCBA in November 2017. She has a broad range of experiences providing ABA services in clinics, homes, and community settings for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Kyla is enthusiastic about providing fun, naturalistic, and highly-engaging therapy services to all individuals she works with. 


Outside of work, Kyla enjoys reading books and spending time with her two cats. 

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Chih-Ying (Katie) Lin, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Katie joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2022. She is originally from Taiwan and came to the United States about 10 years ago. Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Katie became BCBA in 2020. She is dedicated to working with families to help them understand their child’s abilities and teach them how to apply the principles of ABA in their daily life.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling around the world to explore the culture and the food.

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Yana Opanasevych, LABA

Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst

Yana joined Eastside Therapy services in 2021. She had initially pursued a career in elementary education, but after working in the field, she was troubled by the how many children she encountered that were not getting the behavioral support they needed to thrive. This inspired her to pursue a Masters in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Southern Maine. She graduated in 2020 and has been committed to learning and growing in the field since. Yana is passionate about naturalistic, play-based ABA therapy. 


Outside of work, Yana enjoys spending time with her spouse and two children and spending time in nature.

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Carolyn Karinen, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Carolyn joined Eastside Therapy Services shortly after her family re-located to the Seattle area. Carolyn is a well experienced speech language pathologist who has a diverse background with nearly ten years of experience. She has worked with children ages zero to fifteen specializing in school age children diagnosed with autism, emotional disturbances as well as significant behavioral challenges. 


When not working as a speech therapist Carolyn is enjoying time with her family and exploring her new home of the Pacific Northwest.


Olivia Martin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Manager

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Ana Magallanes, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Olivia joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2021, after years as a Speech Therapist in the school setting. She has experience working primarily with pediatric populations, spending much of her clinical experience in classroom or one-on-one settings. She also has years of experience working with children with autism, and loves helping all children learn to effectively communicate with others in a variety of settings. Olivia took a special interest in working on a multidisciplinary team and joined ETS searching for a position that filled that interest area! Olivia works in homes, schools and community settings finding creative ways to make therapy fun and loves getting to see her clients build skills in their natural environments.


When not working as a speech therapist Olivia is spending time with her family and friends and enjoying the outdoors!

Ana joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2022, after working as a Speech Therapist in the elementary school setting. She became interested in speech therapy through studying linguistics and ethnic studies, while always having a love for working with children. Ana previously worked as a CBT with children on the autism spectrum and later earned her master's degree in communicative sciences and disorders. She highly values the collaboration of an interdisciplinary team and is passionate about providing meaningful and engaging services to her clients. Ana is eager to support her clients' various communication systems to strengthen their relationships, foster their independence, and better their confidence. 

Outside of work, you can find her reading historical fiction novels, running, hiking, or cuddling with her dog, Benny.


Diane Knoll ​

Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, SMHP Certified Therapist

Diane Knoll is an experienced and fantastic Occupational Therapist. She is passionate about her work as an Occupational Therapist, with over 15 years of experience working in both school settings and pediatric therapy clinics, delivering quality care to clients ages three through adulthood. 


She enjoys working with clients who have self-regulation challenges, sensory processing differences, fine motor delays, and dysgraphia. She specializes in using creative approaches to encourage engagement and increased independence with clients. She is also the Founder and Director of Vibrant Palette, a non-profit visual arts day program for adults with disabilities in the city of Seattle.

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Brittany Cole

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA

Brittany joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2023. She is originally from California but has been living in the PNW and enjoying its beauty since 2016. Brittany received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College and has had several different jobs in the medical field including certified nursing assistant (CNA) and physical therapy aide before deciding to pursue Occupational Therapy. Her love of people and helping them reach their full potential is what drives her and what led her to become a COTA. She has a special love for children and the curiousity and joy that they bring to the world around them.

When she's not working, you can find Brittany enjoying the company of her husband and two cats Snowbell and Cozmo at home. She also enjoys gardening, sewing, making stained glass creations, singing, and playing boardgames.

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Julia Wing

Occupational Therapist, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Manager

 Julia joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2021 to return to a more multidisciplinary practice setting and has worked in homes, schools, and outpatient pediatric settings. Julia received dual degrees in Biology and Psychology from University of Washington before receiving her MS in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and beginning her career in Philadelphia. Julia has experience in sensory processing, dysgraphia, ASD, ADHD and feeding therapy, among others.


In her free time, you can find Julia kickboxing, baking, or enjoying the great outdoors.


Lauren Boyer, RD
Registered Dietician

Lauren joined the Eastside Therapy Services team in 2021. She has 8 years of experience working as a Registered Dietician primarily working in the clinical pediatric setting. She has worked at UC Davis Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital with children of all ages and diagnoses, most recently with the Heart Center at Seattle Children's Hospital. After many years in the clinical setting, she decided to expand her practice to a more naturalistic and personalized setting. Lauren understands just how important nutrition is to the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of children and will work closely with clients, families, and the rest of the team to find the right solution for each client. 


In her free time, Lauren can most likely be found in the garden, experimenting in the kitchen, hiking, and hanging out with her husband and rottweiler, Bo. Lauren is very passionate about food and eating and this has been the foundation to her practice as a dietitian.


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Nicole Pemsel, CBT 

Nicole came to join us at Eastside Therapy Services after nearly a decade of working with and supporting children with disabilities. Nicole has worked in many elementary schools as a support person for children with a variety of needs. Nicole also provides disability education and awareness lessons to elementary aged children in their classrooms and is a passionate advocate for the inclusion of all children in their schools and community.


Nicole and her family love to enjoy the many adventures of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  You can often find them all camping, boating or playing outside rain or shine!


Guilia Ricciardi, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Giulia joined Eastside Therapy Services shortly after deciding to make a career change. Giuilia felt a pull to have more direct work with patients after she found herself nearly completing school to become a Naturopathic Doctor.  Giulia has become an incredibly skilled Behavior Therapist who has worked with a wide range of ages and settings. Giulia most enjoys being able to support children through their challenging moments and finds creative ways to make therapy fun and engaging.

Away from her work you can find Giulia traveling to new places or enjoying home renovation projects.  

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Madison Mariani, CBT

Madison joined ETS as a Certified Behavior Therapist after completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Washington.  Madison brings with her an ability to connect with her clients in a fun and natural way, and has a way of making therapy fun and relationship-based.  Madison has a background in youth programs prior to working at ETS and her experience and creativity shows in her work.


When not working with children and families, Madison stays busy with home renovations and also operates a small business along with her fiance, roasting their own coffee beans and providing coffee for local events in the Seattle area.


Hannah Michaels, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist, Intake Coordinator, Center Coordinator, Social Media Manager

Hannah joined the ETS team as a Certified Behavior Therapist in early 2020. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA in May of 2021. Hannah became interested in providing ABA therapy to children as a way to help children to reach their own full potential through learning and relationships, after quite a few years of working with children of all ages in camps, service opportunities and as a child care provider. She has also had the opportunity to expand her reach in the company by taking on the role of Intake/Center Coordinator.


When not at work, Hannah enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with her friends, and family, and traveling! Hannah is always excited to make new memories and try new things. She also loves a good dad joke!


Ashton Sells, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Ashton joined our team here at ETS as an experienced provider of ABA services! Ashton graduated from Lafayette in Louisiana, and came out to the Pacific Northwest in hopes of cooler weather and mountains. Ashton stumbled across the field of ABA as he was preparing to apply for medical school, and has decided to stay awhile as he greatly enjoys supporting his clients to reach their goals.  

Ashton enjoys traveling and getting to know the area! 

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Kylene Pualani Tam-Hoy Ruark, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Kylene joined ETS because of her deep love for children, especially preschool-aged children. She went to BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho and received her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Professional Preschool Education in 2003. She is currently a college student and taking classes in Family and Marriage Studies. Her goal is to earn her Bachelor’s Degree by 2023. 


She has taught Preschool for many years as a teacher, worked at an Elementary School as an Assistant Aide and worked in Childcare Centers with children ages 6 weeks-12 year olds. She also helped in her daughter and son's co-op preschool.


In her free time, she goes on adventures to new places with her family. She loves thrifting, and going to Reggae or Hawaiian concerts!

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Taylor Roscoe, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Taylor joined the ETS family in 2021 after completing her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies from the University of Washington. She found her love for the field when working at an early childhood center during her time in college. Taylor loves providing one-on-one services with children based on their specific needs. Taylor is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Special Education and is taking the steps to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. 


In her free time, Taylor enjoys the great PNW by snowboarding, rock climbing and hiking. 

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Richard Perez, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Richard joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2023 after driving cross-country from his hometown, Brooklyn, NY. He discovered his passion for pediatric therapy while working as a Developmental Autism Specialist in Florida for a Developmental Therapy company that incorporated play therapy as a treatment approach.  Alongside starting his career in ABA, Richard works as a Floortime Player in Shoreline and shadows various Occupational Therapists as he aspires to get his Masters in OT in the state of Washington. Richard is a firm believer that having fun through play is the best way for kiddos to learn and develop. He believes children are unique individuals with lots of potential for growth, and mistakes through learning are natural and beneficial.


In his free time, Richard enjoys going on adventures with his dog, Nacho, reading fantasy and science fiction books, making crochet items for his loved ones, and discovering the joys of living in Seattle. 

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Emily Whelan, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist
Music Director

Emily is an experienced educator who comes to us after two decades of applying music and theater techniques to teach a wide variety of cognitive and social skills to children and adults throughout the world. She has lived abroad for much of her career, including long periods of time working in Australia and Asia, but is now thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest home. Since the birth of her three children, she has become increasingly passionate about designing developmental opportunities for younger learners. 

Emily brings a creative and fun approach to our practice, along with a strong understanding of Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques and principles. Emily directs all the music and art in our center based therapy programs, giving our team and clients magical music activities!


Chandler Emerson,  CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Chandler joined the ETS team as a Certified Behavior Therapist this year. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling at Seattle University. Chandler is passionate about pursuing a career in the mental health field. She is dedicated to working with people of all different ages and people of all different walks of life. 

In her free time, Chandler loves to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys exploring Washington and experiencing everything this beautiful state has to offer.

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Erin Bell, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Art Director

Erin comes to ETS after realizing her true passion was to do something where she was able to give to others and make a difference in their lives. She comes from a background in the fitness industry and co-owning a small business with her husband. Erin's true passions are in the work she has done with children and young adults. For 10 years, she was a volunteer in her children's elementary school and also sat on the PTA Board as the Membership Chair for one year. She also assisted and coached Issaquah Youth Cheer where she worked with children from 3rd-8th grade. 


Erin is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certified and has a vested interest in the mental health field. She also works on breathwork and empathy building in children with a goal of improving their quality of life in all life situations including school, work, and everyday interactions with peers. 


Erin is married to her best friend, Greg, has 2 children and in her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, read, wine taste and go exploring!

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Max Simpkins, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Max joined the ETS family ready to jump into a job where he could help young minds improve and grow. He has years of experience working with children of all ages through his emergency service background working as an EMT. He has also spent time working with children of many different backgrounds while working abroad at a children's international summer camp located in Croatia. He is excited to see where he can go with ABA services and support the progress and growth of his clients.

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Grace Stephens, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Grace joined team ETS in 2020 after multiple years as a Behavioral Therapist in a school setting. Grace was searching for a setting with high levels of collaboration and support and she has been a wonderful addition to the team at ETS. Grace has experience with school-aged children and has a wonderful ability to target skills in a clear and natural way. Grace has experience in working in both home and school settings and is an experienced and thoughtful ABA provider.

Grace hopes to attend graduate school in the near future as a BCBA!

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Okeine Hermit, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Okeine joined ETS with a purpose, which he says stems from an immense need and demand for passionate and client-focused advocates. He grew up in Jamaica, and felt with the current state of the world, he wants to be equipped and able to help those in his community as well as others! He is currently pursuing a BAS in Applied Behavioral Science.

In his free time, Okeine likes to explore Seattle and spend time with friends and coworkers!


Grania Buckley, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist, Animal Therapist Lead

Grania is an experienced teacher who came to the field of ABA after knowing she wanted to find a way to individualize therapeutic practices for young children. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in German and Music, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of Nottingham in England. Grania has experience working with children of a wide variety of ages including high schoolers and babies and spent several years teaching music to young children before coming to the field of ABA. Originally from London, Grania now loves living near the trails and mountains with her husband and two children.

Grania is pursuing her Master's degree in Special Education and is taking the steps to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Grania is currently developing the animal therapy program at ETS and loves seeing the joy that the animals bring to the children and staff. 
Outside of work Grania loves spending time on the trails, listening to music and reading.


Braden Moore, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Braden joined the ETS family after learning about the field of pediatric ABA services from another provider working on the team at ETS.  Braden knew that this was exactly the kind of position he was hoping for and has been on board ever since! Braden has worked with a variety of young children in volunteer and direct support roles. As a BT, Braden enjoys getting to know the unique strengths of his clients, and using those strengths to support progress and growth. 


Tessia Hansen, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Tessia joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2022. She has always had a passion for working with kids and nurtured that passion through babysitting and coaching youth cheerleading programs. After pursing a degree in elementary education, she realized she preferred a more personal, direct teaching approach. When she discovered the field of ABA it was a perfect fit! She takes pride in providing fun, creative methods of therapy and building meaningful relationships with families along the way.

Outside of work Tessia enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with family and lounging at home with her cats.

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Cassandra Canales, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Cassandra has joined ETS team as an experienced ABA provider. After completing her Bachelors at the University of Washington, Cassandra wanted to continue her work as a Behavior Therapist and provide high quality services that best support her clients. Cassandra has experienced in working with children from all ages and backgrounds. She enjoys being able make therapy engaging and enjoyable! She is currently in school at UW and working towards becoming a BCBA.


Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new restaurants!

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Samantha Iverson, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Samantha joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2021 after over 13 years of experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in a learning center environment. She joined the field of ABA with a passion for understanding each child's unique interests and needs in order to individualize learning. She is also dedicated to continued personal growth and believes there is much to learn from every child she has the privilege of working with. She holds a B.S. and B.A. degree with a triple major in Neurobiology, Biochemistry, and Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree toward become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 


In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading, caring for her sweet pup, and spending time with her family and many nieces and nephew!

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Elyse Tomasello, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Elyse joined Eastside Therapy Services in 2023. She received her Bachelor's degree in New York State in Education, Special Education and Art Education and was lucky to work in different school settings and home settings as a BT in New York, California and now Washington. Elyse takes pride in coming up with creative and fun ways to keep the children engaged while learning and reaching their goals while also building a meaningful relationship with everyone that is a part of the process. Her favorite part of this job is seeing the children grow, learn and evolve.


In her free time, you will most likely find Elyse in the outdoors with her dog or flying around the country traveling. Elyse also enjoys cooking and painting.


Ramey Chalmers, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Ramey joined the ETS family in early March 2023. She enjoys being around all different kinds of children as well as helping them expand their learning. She is a bubbly, outgoing person who likes making friends anywhere she goes.

With her free time, Ramey watches racing, goes camping, and loves spending time with her daughter and fiancé! 😊

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Wendy Andersen, CBT

Certified Behavior Therapist

Wendy joined the ETS team with a strong desire to work with young children and help them realize their full potential. Being a mother herself, she wanted to give back to youth in need of skill building programs. She joined our team after receiving her certification in Behavioral Therapy, and brought with her 7 years of volunteering in pre-school and elementary school programs. Additionally, she sits on the board for Snoqualmie Ridge Tiger Sharks youth swim team. Wendy’s journey in life has brought her the challenges of caring for loved ones with both Alzheimer’s disease and blindness, and she had the privilege of working as an assistant with down syndrome teens in special education classrooms.  Helping those in need has always been Wendy’s passion, and she feels right at home in her career in ABA therapy.


When Wendy is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, walking her dogs, reading, paddle boarding, and going to concerts.

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Ashlee Cortinas, CBT

Registered Behavior Therapist

Ashlee joined the ETS family in January 2023. She has worked with the neurodiverse population as a RBT for 4 years. She received her M.A. in Applied Behavioral Practice from Florida Institute of Technology in May 2023. In addition to her Masters, she also has an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Forensic Studies. Ashlee is currently gaining her supervision hours to become a BCBA. She plans to sit for her exam next year. Ashlee has experience working with children from the ages of 3-18, but early intervention is her passion.


In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats and going to the gym! 

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Therapy Bunny

This is Pickles! This animal loves snuggling up with his favorite people, exploring, eating carrots, and stretching as far as he can for pets!  Pickles is known to be especially lovey and cuddles up close when being held.  Pickles also enjoys his romping time and is known to do some pretty spectacular jumps when racing around!

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Therapy Bunny

This is Olive! She loves lounging, cuddles, and likes to stay close to her friend Pickles. She is as lovey as bunnies come!  Olive almost never says no to a fresh veggie, and loves indoor time when she can lounge on cozy rugs.

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Therapy Goat

This therapy animal is a social butterfly, who quite literally can’t keep away from any attention anyone may be giving. She loves any and all snacks! There is nothing better to her than getting all the scratches and pets while someone feeds her some yummy leaves and grass. Glady, as she is most often called, may be a bit of an attention and snack hog, but her heart has softened towards sharing with her sister. Gladys' especially friendly nature has made her an especially big hit around here!

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Fairy Princess
Therapy Goat

Our therapy goat, Fairy Princess, is a loving and nurturing little soul who is as gentle as they come. Her favorite things are people talking to her, back scratches, and just being surrounded by people who love her. Fairy Princess is a thoughtful and cautious individual, who like to observe and check things out before jumping in. Even with her snacks, they require lots of sniffing before she dives in. Her gentle nature makes her a great fit for therapy!


Michael Fowls

Business Manager

Michael joined Eastside Therapy Services during our initial business development.  He has been in corporate finance for a few of the larger companies in the Seattle area for over a decade.  Michael makes it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing exceptional services by exceptional staff, which requires paying staff at a significantly higher rate than the industry standard.  Michael's financial planning and business management skills keep our business sound and growing and enable us to stand out as as an exceptional provider of therapy services.

Outside of work you can find Mike as a busy dad of little ones. Mike also enjoys wood working in his spare time!

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