Work Experience


Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and  Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. (2007-present).

Level II fieldwork coordinator, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. (2007-2010).

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Conditions II
  • Motor Assessment and Intervention
  • Occupational Adaptation
  • Advanced Pediatrics
  • Master's Project
  • Thesis Advisor

Cinical Practice

Sept 2009-present: Occupational Therapist, Capernaum Pediatric Therapy Services.  Provide home-based therapy occupational therapy services for a variety of ages and diagosis. 

9/07-6/08: Occupational Therapist, South Washington County School District, Cottage Grove, MN.  Worked as temporary therapist in a one year fill in position in the birth to 3 early intervention program. Served as case manager and provided OT services for children in the birth to 3 early intervention program.

9/03-5/07: Occupational Therapist, Marshall Public School District, Marshall, MN.  Provided supervision of a full-time COTA, direct service of  0-3 early intervention program and preschool early childhood special education program, evaluation and treatment for children birth-21 years, classroom consultation, staff in-service provider, assistive technology evaluations,  member of Autism specialty committee and Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process team.

6/00-8/03: Time off to be “stay at home” mom, during this time I provided consultant services to the Marshall Public School District and filled in for a 4 month maternity leave for Minnesota Valley Cooperative Center.  Maintained requirements for NBCOT certification and Minnesota licensure.

9/98-5/00: Occupational Therapist, Marshall School District. 8-24hr/wk.  Provided supervision of COTA, evaluation and treatment planning for children birth-21yrs, classroom consultation, and writing goals for IEP’s and IFSP’s.

7/96 - 9/98:  Occupational Therapist and Department Head, Canby Community Health Services. 16-24 hours/week.  Established occupational therapy services for the hospital, supervised a full-time COTA, provided evaluation and treatment for patients of all ages including hospital swing bed, nursing home, and outpatient.  Responsible for departmental tasks including budgets, ordering supplies and equipment, and maintaining inter-departmental relations.

8/95 - 5/96:  Occupational Therapist, Minnesota Valley Cooperative Center (MVCC).  24 hours/week. Provided evaluation and treatment of children 0 - 21 years in a school setting.   Duties included writing goals for IEP’s and IFSP’s, consultation with teachers and parents, and carrying out direct and indirect treatments.

9/94 - 1/96:  Occupational Therapist Consultant, Marshall School District.  8 hrs/wk.  Provide evaluation services, consultation, and supervision of COTA.

6/94 - 11/94:  Occupational Therapist, NovaCare, Inc.  Wabasso Health Care Center.  3/4 Time.  Provided evaluation and treatment for geriatric residents of differing diagnoses.  Treatments included muscle facilitation, strengthening, splinting, W/C positioning, feeding, oral motor stimulation. 

1/93 - 5/94:  Occupational Therapist I, California Children’s Services (CCS), Los Angeles County.  3/4 Time.  Evaluated, planned, and implemented treatment for orthopedic ally and neurologically impaired children aged birth - 21 years.   Experiences include NDT handling techniques, splinting, feeding, ADLs, augmentative communication evaluation, W/C seating, and organizing a parent support group.





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