View the amazing team members at Building Blocks Pediatric Therapy
My name is Kara and I have worked in Healthcare for over 10+ years and I have 7 years of Office Manager experience. At Building Blocks I am committed to helping oversee all daily operations which allows the clinical staff to focus on our top priority, which is to assure that our families receive the highest levels of quality care. Of all the office settings I’ve worked in, the Pediatric setting will always be my favorite. Watching these kids grow and reach their full potential is such a beautiful thing to witness everyday. I’ve been married for 3 years to my husband, Ryan. And I recently became a mother to the most handsome little human named Levi! In my free time I try to embrace what Michigan has to offer by boating in the summer, and snowboarding or snowmobiling in the winter.
Emily is a Registered Behavior Technician at Building Blocks Pediatric Therapy. She graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Psychology and minors in Studio Art and Spanish. She loves working with kids, and her patience and calm demeanor help her adapt to a variety of situations. She loves that Building Blocks allows her to help kids see the best in themselves and reach their full potential.
Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs, and being creative through photography and hand-lettering.
Hi, my name is Kayla! I’m from Grand Haven MI and received my RBT certification in the beginning of 2021, and have been a behavior tech since November 2020. I received my associates degree from Muskegon Community College in 2019 where I studied psychology and child development. I also plan on returning to Grand Valley State University to continue those studies in the future. I have interest in completing continuing education in the areas of autism and child development. I have been working with children from more than a decade wether it be, daycare, respite care and babysitting. My favorite thing about working with children is that I can make learning fun for them. I love it when they are able to grasp a concept that they used to struggle with. I also enjoy seeing how much progress they have made. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, being outdoors and playing with my kitten Ellie.
Hello! My name is Olivia and I have been working for Building Blocks since March of 2020. I have been in the Field of ABA for 3 years now, but I actually went to school for Occupational Therapy. I graduated from Macomb Community College’s OTA program in May of 2019 with a special interest of working in pediatrics. I have always loved watching how little minds can grow and develop in the environments they are placed in. I come from a pretty large family and it is continually growing! Within the past 2 years, there have been 4 weddings, one of them including mine! I just recently got married this past October 2020. I love spending my free time outdoors- anything from hiking to skiing to biking. My bucket list is to travel to all 50 states one day with my husband. I love working for building blocks and it has been wonderful to meet and work with so many outstanding team members and kiddos!
My name is Alayna! I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University where I studied psychology and communication sciences and disorders. I Graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have interests in completing continuing education in the areas of autism, apraxia, and early intervention. I am certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan. My favorite thing about working with kids is making them laugh and showing them how fun learning can be. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, and reading a good thriller book.
Hello! My name is Abi and I have worked at Building Blocks since June, 2021. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University where I studied Communication Sciences and Psychology. I also played Division I softball at Eastern Michigan, Go Eagles! I graduated from Bowling Green State University with my Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to joining the team and Building Blocks, I have had experience with adults in the acute care setting, as well as pediatrics in various educational settings. My favorite part about working as a SLP is the opportunity families and children give me to be their teammate. I love building relationships and creating a safe space for children to learn and grow, all while working alongside their parents and other professionals. A few of my favorite things include, spending quality time with family and friends, coffee, days at the sandbar, cooking/baking, and traveling. I am licensed by the State of Michigan and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
My name is Alexandria! I recently received my degree in Business Administration at Baker College in 2020. I have been working with special needs children for the past 5 years and loving every moment of it. In my future, I have dreams of some day opening my own business that will continue on my love of helping children with special needs/ ASD. I love seeing the joy that children have when making accomplishments throughout their care. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my daughters, going on walks, and baking.
Hi! I’m Alicia Ennis. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I graduated from Ball State University with my Masters Degree in 2016. I have been in the field of behavior analysis since 2014. What I enjoy most about working with children is being able to play all day long! Children have such a unique perspective on life, and I think it is something which we can all learn from.
I have been married to my husband, Donovon, since 2016. We have two wild boys, Easton and Liam, who are 3 and 1.5 years of age. We enjoy camping in the summer, spending time with our families, and enjoy being in the outdoors! Health & Fitness are a priority in my life and when I have some spare time, I love crafting!