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Nancy Dobson

Clinical Director

Where did you graduate from:

College of St. Scholastica- Duluth

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelors of Physical Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

Co-Founder of Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. in 1991

What I like best about my job:

I love the variety that each day brings, and feel so blessed to have a career that I love. The very best part is my time with the kids here – helping them master a new skill and seeing them smile.

Family / Pets:

My husband, 5 children, 8 step children and 14 grandchildren.

Hobbies / Interest:

Riding bike, kayaking, camping, snow shoeing, watching football, and of course spending time with my grandchildren.

Kim Devine-Johnson

PT

Where did you graduate from:

Gustavus Adolphus College and University of Minnesota

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees with advanced training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2002

What I like best about my job:

I love a family focused, child centered approach to therapy.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have 3 children.  Our oldest son is in college and our twins (daughter & son) are high schoolers!  Our dog and cat add to our active household.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy the arts; and I’m an advocate for peace and justice work, while focusing efforts toward sustainable living.

Kristin Lehne

PT

Where did you graduate from:

Augsburg College and Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences- Rochester

What degree did you achieve:

Master of Physical Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc.since:

1996

What you like best about your job:

Seeing kids achieve major milestones and how happy they and their parents are with the accomplishments.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have three sons.

Hobbies / Interests:

I love playing tennis! I also love being outside with my three boys and husband playing ball, biking, or going to the park.

Wendy White

PT, DPT

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University-Mankato, Des Moines University

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelors-Exercise Science, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2009

What I like best about my job:

Helping a child achieve a new skill that was challenging for them through play!  Great co-workers and a wonderful facility also make work enjoyable!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have 2 sons and 1 daughter.  We also have 4 cats and 1 dog.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, biking, camping, fishing, boating, golfing and playing sports.

Betsy Schultz

PTA

Where did you graduate from:

Winona State University and Oakton Community College

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelors in biology and AAS in physical therapist assistant

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

I have been an on-call therapist since 2002

What you like best about your job:

Seeing kids make gains in function and working with the other therapists in a team approach.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have three children and one grandchild. We have one dog.

Hobbies / Interests:

Gardening and canning.

Heather Johnson

PT

Where did you graduate from:

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

What degree did you achieve:

Doctor of Physical Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2016

What you like best about your job:

Fun and welcoming co-workers, an energetic environment, and the great kids who bring joy and happiness to the clinic! I love seeing the kids get excited about what they can do and becoming proud of what they accomplish!

Family / Pets:

I have one younger “bigger” brother who works in Minneapolis.

Hobbies / Interests:

I really enjoy participating in running and “mud run” events, spending time at the lake, reading, creating digital video projects, and spending time with family and friends!

 

Mary VanRavenhorst

Department Director

Where did you graduate from:

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Campus

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Science

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

1997

What you like best about your job:

I love the opportunity to help parents learn about and enjoy their children.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have two sons and a daughter. We have one dog and one cat.

Hobbies / Interests:

Crafting and spending time with my family.

Amanda Senal

MOTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

St. Catherine University

What degree did you achieve:

Masters in Occupational Therapy with a minor in psychology

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2011

What you like best about your job:

I have always been happy to say I look forward to coming to work every day, and truly love what I do. But what I enjoy most are the smiles of achievement when children accomplish new or difficult skills for the first time, and watching them build upon these skills as they continue to grow!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have one dog and one cat.

Hobbies / Interests:

I am having a lot of fun working on our first home!  I also enjoy crafting, cooking, and time outdoors with the dog, friends, and family.

 

 

Amanda Schultz

MA, OTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato, St. Catherine University

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2012

What I like best about my job:

I love to see the progress that is made, and how it makes a difference in the life of the child and their family.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I enjoy visiting and ‘puppy’ sitting our family’s pets, Jake and Bella.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in addition to being active outdoors with running, walking, biking, and playing sand volleyball in the summer.

Lindsay Turner

MS, OTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

College of St. Scholastica- Duluth

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Arts in Health Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2013

What you like best about your job:

Being able to positively impact and make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Family / Pets:

I have a younger brother and sister.

Hobbies / Interests:

Any activity that involves being on the lake, sports and spending time with my family and friends.

Lacey Cooley

MS, OTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2011.

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2015

What I like best about my job:

I love the smiles and laughs that the children bring to me each day!  I enjoy being able to share the excitement with the children and their families when new goals and accomplishments are reached!

Family / Pets:

I live in Le Center with my husband, Tyson, my daughter Paisely, and our massive yellow lab, Wyatt.

Hobbies / Interest:

I grew up riding horses on our family hobby farm. I enjoy many different equine activities and love sharing this passion with my family, as well as with kiddos at PTS through our hippotherapy program.

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Sieberg

MS, OTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

The College of Saint Scholastica

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Health Science

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2016

What I like best about my job:

My favorite part of working at PTS has to be getting to know all the kids and families here at PTS! Each day I am met with new experiences and the ability to help impact these kids’ lives in a positive way.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have a golden retriever Maya.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy reading, playing tennis, hiking, going for walks with my dog, playing cards with my family, and attending Minnesota sporting events.

Melissa Sowers

MS,OTR/L

Where did you graduate from:

University of Minnesota

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2015

What I like best about my job:

I love that every day is a little different and I am extremely grateful that my job allows me to help children develop new skills through play and creativity.

Family / Pets:

I have a younger sister. I also have a cat and a dog.

Hobbies / Interest:

I love to craft, spend time at my cabin, and enjoy time with friends and family.

Samantha Erickson

Department Director

Where did you graduate from:

University of South Dakota- Vermillion

What degree did you achieve:

Masters of Arts

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2005

What you like best about your job:

I love working with children and being able to connect with the whole family. It is so rewarding when you are able to make a difference in a child’s ability to better communicate with those around them.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have a daughter and two sons.

Hobbies / Interests:

I love to be outdoors running, gardening, hiking, and biking. Indoors, I love to cook and bake.

Elizabeth Landgraff

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato

What degree did you achieve:

Masters of Science

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2006

What I like best about my job:

The expression on a child’s face when they realize they have learned a new skill. It is such a privilege to be a part of a child’s development. I enjoy being able to help children communicate better with their parents and others in their daily life.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have a son and a daughter.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, fishing and reading. I also have a love of theatre and watching old musicals.

Beth Fleming

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato

What degree did you achieve:

Masters of Science

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2009

What I like best about my job:

It is very rewarding to be part of a child’s communication progress and to assist families by providing strategies to facilitate that communication, but the absolute best part of my job is to share in the joy when a child realizes those successful moments and you can see the joy, confidence, and pride they are feeling.

Family / Pets:

My family includes my husband and two sons and we have three dogs.

Hobbies / Interest:

I spend my free time as a ‘sports spectator’ watching my sons play sports-football is my favorite! I also enjoy reading, scrapbooking, boating, photography, and biking.

Stephanie Blume

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato

What degree did you achieve: 

Masters of Science

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2010

What you like best about your job:

I enjoy getting to know the children and their families. Kids are truly the best to work with- they always keep me smiling!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have 2 children and a dog at our house.

Hobbies / Interests:

A few of my favorite things are spending time with my family and friends, traveling, biking, camping, kayaking, boating, crafting and decorating with neat vintage and antique things!

Thea Wondra

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato

What degree did you achieve:

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2013

What I like best about my job:

The kids. They always manage to make my day brighter and I always leave work with a smile!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have one little girl, Liv, who is very busy and curious.

Hobbies / Interest:

I like to go for walks, read, and bake cookies! I am learning to play golf with my husband who golfs any free chance he can!

Amanda Scharfe

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University, Mankato

What degree did you achieve:

Master of Science in Communication Disorders

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2015

What I like best about my job:

I love working with kids and their families.  Being able to see kids become great communicators in their daily life is very rewarding!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have a dog named Mia.

Hobbies / Interest:

I love going to Minnesota Twins games, doing CrossFit, walking my dog, spending time with family and friends.

Nevada Helget

MS, CCC-SLP

Where did you graduate from:

Minnesota State University- Mankato in 2015

What degree did you achieve:

M.S. in Speech- Language Pathology

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2016

What you like best about your job:

I love that every day is different. Each child has their own unique personality and I enjoy getting to know them and helping them be an effective communicator.

Family / Pets:

I have 5 sisters and 12 nieces and nephews. I also have a cat named Luna.

Hobbies / Interests:

I enjoy reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Amber Becker

SLP Assistant

Where did you graduate from:

South Central College

What degree did you achieve:

AAS in Speech Therapy Assistant

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2004

What you like best about your job:

Being able to help the kids and their families reach their goals in such a kid friendly environment!

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have two sons and a daughter. We have one dog.

Hobbies / Interests:

I enjoy watching my family grow and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy crafting, reading, running, and eating desserts!

Terri Boettcher

SLP Assistant

Where did you graduate from:

South Central College

What degree did you achieve:

AAS in Speech Therapy Assistant

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2003

What you like best about your job:

I love working with the kids and their families and see them all grow with their skills.

Family / Pets:

My husband I have a son and a daughter. We have two cats.

Hobbies / Interests:

I enjoy family outings, hanging out with my girlfriends watching movies, scrapbooking and card making.

Deb Cattrysse

Receptionist

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2007

What you like best about your job:

Seeing the families and the progress that the kids make.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have two sons.

Hobbies / Interests:

Quilting, reading, walking, and biking.

Ramona Coopman

Billing Manager

 With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2000

What I like best about my job:

Watching the gains the children make in therapy and being able to get therapy covered for our patients.

Family / Pets:

My husband and I have two daughters and a son and four grandchildren.

Hobbies / Interest:

Hiking in the woods, gardening, reading, and working in my yard.

 

Lindsey Gens

Billing Office Assistant

Where did you graduate from:

South Central College North Mankato

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

2016

What I like best about my job:

I enjoy being able to help our patients get the care that they need.

Family / Pets:

I have one daughter.

Hobbies / Interest:

I enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, riding bike, and going for walks and spending time with my family and friends.

 

Neah Helget

Front Office Assistant

Where did you graduate from:

MSU- Mankato

What degree did you achieve:

Bachelor’s- Family Studies and Child Development; Masters- Working on Early Childhood Special Education.

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc since:

September 2016

What I like best about my job:

working with kids and families and seeing the kids progress towards their goals

Family / Pets:

5 sisters

Hobbies / Interest:

Spending time with family and friends, walking, reading, and cooking.

Jackie Untiedt

Housekeeping

With Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc. since:

2002

What you like best about your job:

I like cleaning for the kids and therapists. I also like saying hi to the kids and getting to know them.

Family / Pets:

I have 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Hobbies / Interests:

Bowling, LEEP activities, walking and hanging out with my staff.