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 12 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 5 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 candidate, 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) and is currently pursuing her 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.
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 our bilingual behavior technician 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.