We are proud to hold a Behavioral Health Certification of Excellence accreditation
We are proud to hold a Behavioral Health Certification of Excellence accreditation
Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) specializing in early childhood development (0 to 8) and developmentally appropriate, evidence-based practices. As an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist and BCBA, Jessica brings a thorough understanding of the 5 critical developmental domains of early childhood, how they play a role in a child and family’s everyday routines, and the impact they have on 3 global outcomes: the ability to have positive social relationships, the ability to acquire knowledge and skills, and the ability to engage in appropriate behaviors to get needs met.
Jessica capitalizes on both professional and personal experience when working with young children and their families. Prior to making the choice to create her own company, Jessica gained over 8 years of experience working with young children in a variety of capacities, including as a BCBA, a Developmental Interventionist in an Early Intervention Program, and as a teacher at a Montessori preschool. In addition to Jessica’s professional experience, she served as a parent advocate in the education system for 14 years on behalf of her 4 sons, 1 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other comorbidities and 1 with ADHD. In her free time, Jessica loves to spend time with her family, including her 4 dogs, playing outdoors, watching sports, and reading.
After graduating from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in theater and a minor in psychology, Nathan Phillips shifted focus and began his career in the banking industry as a mortgage salesperson, prior to serving a sales development consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah for Wells Fargo. In 2011, Nathan advanced to the position of Wells Fargo Branch Manager for the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado, prior to expanding his skill set as Vectra bank’s mortgage manager for the western slope of Colorado. Over the years, Nathan capitalized on opportunities to hone his skills as a team leader and expand his experience in strategic development, data analysis, and the management of day- to-day operations in a business. Nathan joined the Grand Valley Behavior Services and Consulting team in January 2021 and is thrilled to bring his talent to a field dedicated to significantly and positively impacting the lives of those it serves.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Kassidy discovered her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) working as a behavior technician for a behavior organization. With an unparalleled work ethic, Kassidy takes great pride in creating child focused, play-based therapeutic environments that enhance growth and development within a child’s life. Kassidy joined the Grand Valley Behavior team with a Bachelors degree in psychology (emphasis in counseling). Kassidy went on to receive a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Kassidy was born and raised in Fruita, Colorado. In her free time, Kassidy enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and spending time with her husband and her dog Bear.
Elisa has lived in the valley for over 20 years, originally moving here to complete her degree in Environmental Science and to be closer to family. The valley offers so many outlets for the things she enjoys; hiking, camping and being outdoors with her dogs and son.
Elisa worked in the Environmental field remediating gasoline contamination in the soil and groundwater after graduating college. She also has experience as a personal assistant, working in real estate, and as a sales executive. Elisa took a break from her career to stay at home for several years with her now 9-year-old son. When she returned to the workforce, she decided to foster her love for working with children and worked one-on-one with kids as a substitute Paraprofessional for children with special needs, and then in a permanent position as the Health Assistant at her son’s school.
Elisa is very excited to be working for an entity that can personalize each client’s experience to meet their needs and feels seeing the growth and development of each child is priceless.
Kailey is a dynamic, fun, and dedicated registered behavior technician on the Grand Valley Behavior team. Kailey takes pride in her upbringing as a military brat, where she accessed a variety of experiences, in a multitude of places as a child. Prior to joining the Grand Valley Behavior team, Kailey worked as a registered behavior technician for a behavior clinic and as a developmental interventionist aide in an early intervention program. Kailey also has multiple early childhood courses under her belt.
Kailey's passion for working with children with special needs initially took root when she was in middle school, working as an aide in a special education classroom. Kailey’s first role as an aide was in 7th grade and she continued to support classmates with special needs in this capacity every year thereafter until high school graduation. Kailey’s passion grew deeper after having 2 children of her own with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her free time, Kailey loves spending time with family and friends and her dog Willow.
Ryan is a calm, patient, and lighthearted registered behavior technician, who brings a sweet tranquility to our Grand Valley Behavior team. Ryan joins the Grand Valley Behavior with experience working in early intervention as a registered behavior technician for a behavior clinic and with young children as a paraprofessional at the Summit school. Ryan was born in Missoula Montana and has a degree in Natural Resource Conservation.
Ryan loves spending time outdoors climbing, hiking, and exploring and, in his free time, Ryan can be found spending time with his girlfriend Annie, exploring new areas of Colorado.
Ruby is one of our bilingual registered behavior technicians and is able to provide quality ABA services in both Spanish and English. Ruby was born in Grand Junction, then spent the first 6 years of her life in Mexico. Ruby’s inquisitive mind, kind heart, and playfulness, along with the joy she experiences working with young children, make her a great fit with our Grand Valley Behavior team. Prior to starting with Grand Valley Behavior, Ruby worked as a service coordinator for an early intervention program and received her degree in psychology.
Ruby enjoys spending her free time with her dog Charlie and her large family.
Corynn is a hard-working, energetic, kind, and generous RBT who is currently studying Psychology at Colorado Mesa University. Corynn enjoys learning, exploring, and trying new things, and is proud to have found a work setting that allows her to stay in touch with her inner child and engage in symbiotic learning relationships. Corynn has a passion and appreciation for how an understanding of behavior and what it is communicating can do to support growth in everyone. Outside of working at Grand Valley Behavior and going to school, Corynn enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Skylar is a registered behavior technician who graduated from the University of Wyoming with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Skylar's quiet confidence and contagious sense of humor is a wonderful addition to our GVB team. After graduating with her degree, Skylar gained experience using her psychology degree to work closely with families and their children.
In addition to the pleasure she takes in watching children grow and gain confidence in themselves, Skylar enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time outside..
Casandra is a proud Colorado Mesa Maverick, majoring in exercise science, and in pursuit of becoming an occupational therapist. Casandra was raised in Rifle Colorado and is another bilingual team member, able to provide services in both English and Spanish. When she is not buried in books, she is buried in the outdoors! Casandra enjoys fishing, hiking, and exploring new places and has a passion for traveling to different states with friends and family and spending time in Michoacán, Mexico during the winter months.
Tyler is a passionate educator, writer, researcher, healthcare provider and amateur theologian who brings a unique perspective to the GVB team and ABA work. He grew up in Fruita, Colorado and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Boulder where he studied Neuroscience, Spanish and Public Health. After graduating, he served as a two-time Fulbright grantee and English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in the states of Tabasco and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Between his two Fulbright grant years, he worked in hospice and palliative care in Denver and also published qualitative research on end-of-life spirituality. Tyler is theatrical, intellectual, and widely recognized as giving the all-time best piggyback rides at the GVB center.
Twila joined GVBSC with a background in early childhood and early elementary, also the areas she finds the greatest joy. Twila brings a unique experience to our team as a proud individual with Asperger’s Syndrome, now classified as autism spectrum disorder, which she finds gives her the compassion, energy and patience to work with any child and family. Twila has many years of experience teaching in the US and abroad. In addition to teaching in China, she brings ten years of experience as a Montessorri teacher.
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