6927 Old Seward Hwy Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Phone: 907-345-0050
Fax: 907-344-5103

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Erin Cowell, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist/Owner
Email: ecowell@allforkidsalaska.com

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Erin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has a special interest in sensory integration therapy and early intervention. Erin moved to Alaska in 2001 with her husband and three daughters. She loves doing anything and everything with her family and they have taken her on many great adventures; including camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, skiing, and all things outdoors. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and cheering on her teenagers.

Tracey Keaton, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist/Owner
Email: tkeaton@allforkidsalaska.com

Tracey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Fort Hays State University. She loves working with children and has a special interest in early intervention. Tracey originally planned to move and enjoy the adventures of Alaska for a year. Then, to her parents' dismay, she has made a wonderful life for herself here in Alaska. She has three wonderful children, two boys and a girl, that keep her on her toes. In her spare time, Tracey enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and watching her children play sports.

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Krystal Vermeire, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist-OT/PT Supervisor
Email: kvermeire@allforkidsalasks.com

Krystal received her Bachelor's degree in 2006 from Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disorders from ICDL Graduate School. She practiced in Maryland until moving to Alaska in 2010 for a new family adventure. She is married to a creative husband and has two children, Lexi and Carter. Krystal enjoys spending time with her family, riding bikes, hiking, camping, fishing, playing games, and going for evening walks with their two dogs.

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Leah Maenius, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist-SLP Supervisor
Email: lmaenius@allforkidsalaska.com

After Leah received her master's degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2008, she and her adventurous husband, Jordaun, moved to the Anchorage area to complete her clinical fellowship year and learn how to cross-country ski! She enjoys dancing, going to the movies, and taking leisurely walks with her daughter, Sadie, and her pups. In her opinion, snowy/rainy days are best spent cuddled up with hot tea and a good book. Her particular work "passion" includes providing therapy on horseback ("hippotherapy"). She looks forward to working with your kiddos!

Kirsten Berg
Business Office Supervisor
Email: kberg@allforkidsalaska.com

Kirsten was born in Ogden, Utah where she was very active and adventurous. She was always on the go playing soccer, going to gymnastics, and backpacking. Looking for a new adventure in 2004, she moved to Alaska and has loved all our amazing state has to offer, especially the outdoors. When not outdoors, she loves cooking, baking up sweet concoctions, and spending time with her husband, Jesse, their new baby boy, Grayson, and their dog, Homer.

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Carmen Sasieta
Billing Specialist
Email: csasieta@allforkidsalaska.com

Carmen has worked in billing for over 20 years and joined the All For Kids team in 2010. She is a Certified Coding & Billing Specialist. She is a mother of 4 children. Carmen is originally from Peru and loves traveling and spending time with her children.

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Marie received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She relocated from Michigan to Anchorage in September 2007 and has loved exploring Alaska and embracing all it has to offer. She enjoys snowboarding, watching movies (at Bear Tooth), celebrating birthdays, fun socks, and all things pink. Marie also loves community runs, teaching Zumba, and experimenting with healthy, fun foods.

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Kalia earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. With her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in one pocket and her sense of adventure in the other, she drove and sailed her way across land and sea from Michigan to Alaska in the spring of 2012. She spends her free time engaging in outdoor pursuits including hiking, kayaking, rock/ice climbing, and running. Reading and drinking coffee with friends are also among her interests. Working with kids has been Kalia's passion as far back as she can remember, and she is excited to continue pursuing her passion as an Occupational Therapist at All For Kids!

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Jamie was born and raised in southeastern Michigan. She earned her occupational therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University. She worked in adult rehabilitation and subacute care for 5 years before finding her love for outpatient pediatrics. She enjoys the diversity of treatment techniques and various diagnoses that come with working with this young population. Jamie, her husband, and two teenage kids moved to Alaska in 2012 and are excited about getting the most they can out of the life they have been blessed with.

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VondaKay Goodman, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist
Email: vgoodman@allforkidsalaska.com

VondaKay graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She loves working with children and specializes in articulation and language disorders, early intervention, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), and working with children with autism. VondaKay has lived in Alaska for many years and worked at All For Kids since 2008. She enjoys the mountains, hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, church, and spending time with her family. VondaKay and her husband, Mark, have three children (Kate, Max, and Sam).

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Lindsey Kennedy, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist
Email: lkennedy@allforkidsalaska.com

Lindsey moved to Anchorage from Smyrna, Tennessee in 2012, where she had lived most of her life. She received her Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was also a 4-year member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band playing percussion. She then returned to Mississippi, where she was born, to obtain her Master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lindsey enjoys reading, music, mermaids, guinea pigs, and SEC football, and has recently gotten into hiking, bow hunting, and modified cars. Lindsey loves working with children and has a special passion for stuttering and early intervention. She enjoys zooming across the state in her Subie and exploring all Alaska has to offer.

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Christine Williams, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist
Email: cwilliams@allforkidsalaska.com

Christine was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Linguistics. After college, she completed her Master of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. She returned home to Alaska after completing her education. Christine enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and pets (2 dogs and 2 cats). She loves animals, gardening, the Alaskan outdoors, and home improvement projects. Some of Christine's professional interests include early intervention, reading, autism, and alternative augmentative communication (AAC).

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Sara Montgomery, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Email: smontgomery@allforkidsalaska.com

Sara graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Abilene Christian University and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She moved to Alaska from Searcy, Arkansas in 2013. Sara is passionate about working with kids and has a special place in her heart for hippotherapy. She spends her free time snowboarding, bouldering, kayaking, walking her dog, and playing sports.

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Amy was born and raised in Connecticut. She graduated with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Amy decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy after volunteering at Camp Care Inc., in their therapy camp and therapeutic horseback riding programs. She also spent 9 summers working at a camp for children with autism and developed a passion for working with this population. She moved to Anchorage from Columbia, CT in 2013 in order to pursue her passion as a PT at All For Kids. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

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Emilee Bydlon
Billing/Administrative Assistant
Email: ebydlon@allforkidsalaska.com

Emilee was born and raised in Anchorage and loves exploring the outdoors with friends and family. She will graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage in Fall 2014 and is planning to pursue a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University. In the meantime, she loves being at All For Kids, working in the office, helping around the clinic, and observing therapy sessions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, crafts, and going on adventures with her new husband Matt.

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Jessica was born and raised in Bloomington, IN. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and graduated from the University of Indianapolis as a Master of Occupational Therapy. Jessica has enjoyed many adventures so far, including climbing mountains in Guatemala, surfing in Hawai'i, volunteering in Dominican Republic, and touring the south of Ireland. She is thrilled that her first big adventure of 2015 brought her to Alaska and to All For Kids. Jessica loves spending time outside tree climbing, swinging, kayaking, and camping. Her dog Roo enjoys going on long walks and to dog parks as often as possible. When she's brave, Jessica attempts to master Pinterest recipes and DIY projects at home, while watching IU basketball, Colts football, or Netflix documentaries.

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Erin was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Central Washington University in 2010 where she competed on the volleyball team. She returned to Spokane where she worked as an aide in a physical therapy clinic for 3 years. During that time she gained a passion for physical therapy and chose to go to Spokane Falls Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She moved to Anchorage in 2014 when her husband, Jerred got stationed at Elemdorf AFB, where she completed her clinical coursework. In her spare time, Erin and her husband enjoy camping, fishing, off roading in their Jeep, and spending time with their daughter, Evie and dog, Daisy.

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Laura was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. After graduating with her Master's from Mount Mary University, she followed her husband down to TX for a while before moving up to Anchorage. While in TX, Laura was an in-home pediatric therapist. In her spare time Laura enjoys going on hikes with her husband and two dogs, cooking, watching the Packers (she is a big cheesehead), crossfit and binge watching shows on Netflix while eating popcorn. Laura is excited for her adventure in Alaska!

Melissa Swamidass, CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist
Email: mswamidass@allforkidsalaska.com

Melissa received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Colorado, where she is from, in 2013. She spent two years working in a pediatric speech clinic near San Francisco, CA pursuing her clinical passions in fluency, early intervention, and social skill development. She recently arrived in Alaska and is excited to be part of the All For Kids family! She spends her free time outside with her husband, Jay. Together they rock climb, hike, backpack, run, and are looking forward to learning to ice climb and kayak in this beautiful place.

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Lauren Nelson, SLP-CCC
Speech Therapist
Email: lnelson@allforkidsalaska.com

Lauren received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the State University of New York in Fredonia. She always wanted to live in Alaska. Lauren and her husband moved to Sitka, Alaska in 2014 and were not disappointed - Alaska is beautiful! She practiced Speech Language Pathology in the school district there for 2 years before moving to Anchorage and joining All for Kids. She loves working with children and being part of a team. Lauren enjoys walking her Siberian Husky, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Khristina Catarineau, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Email: khristinac@allforkidsalaska.com

Khristina was born and raised in the bright lights of New York City! She received both her Bachelor and Master's degrees at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, CT in 2013. Khristina started out her career at a sensory clinic in NYC and doing sub-acute therapy at the same time. She then decided to go on a year long adventure of travel occupational therapy in the beautiful sunny state of California, where she worked in a hospital and a school setting. Khristina married her best friend in March 2015, which led her to this crazy adventure of Alaska. On the weekends she loves to read, cook, shop, watch movies, and go to brunch. She is so excited to see everything that Alaska has to offer.

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Ernestine Heanu
Billing Specialist
Email: eheanu@allforkidsalaska.com

Born in sunny San Bernardino, Ca. she moved to Anchorage, AK at the age of eight. She claims Alaska to be her second home after living here for 17 yrs. She loves to spend all of her down time with her God children, siblings, and family members. She graduated from Alaska Career College in mid May, of 2015 as a certified Medical Insurance Coder and Biller. She enjoys exploring all the outdoor summer adventures Alaska has to offer, and traveling at least once a year with her high school sweetheart, Esau. Shes excited to be apart of All For Kids and looking forward to all the endless adventures to come!

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Andrea Moultrie
Front Office Administrator
Email: amoultrie@allforkidsalaska.com

Andrea is married to her best friend Dominique. They have 4 children together and are expecting another in September. Andrea and her family love to travel. She has a passion for writing, baking and seeking adventure. She plans to go back to school to pursue her nursing degree.

"every milestone for every child matters"

Caitlyn Stauffer, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Email: cstauffer@allforkidsalaska.com

She was born and raised in Brookfield, CT. She earned she Bachelors and Doctorate degree from Husson University in Bangor, Maine while playing 4 years of lacrosse. Caitlyn loves working with children and moved to Alaska with her fiance Brandon in July 2016 to pursue she dream at All for Kids! She can't wait to start planning their October 2018 wedding! In her free time she loves traveling, reading, shopping, crafting, skiing, and playing with Sparky her Jack Russell Terrier!

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Candice Yunis, MS, CF-SLP
Speech Therapist
Email: cyunis@allforkidsalaska.com

Candice grew up in Anchorage and recently returned home after living in Portland, OR to begin her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University, and recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, also from Pacific University. Candice enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, baking, watching movies, and trying out Pinterest crafts. She is passionate about working with kids, and her professional interests include cleft lip/palate, feeding, literacy, and phonology. She is excited to join the team at All For Kids!

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Erika earned her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Occupational Therapy from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She grew up in Deer Isle, an island off the coast of Maine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her dog Tinkerbelle, going to the beach, boat rides, crafts, cooking, and softball. She is moving coast to coast to pursue her passion for occupational therapy and working with children! She is looking forward to exploring all that Alaska has to offer and joining the All For Kids team!

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