Alyssa graduated from Purdue University where she earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in speech-language pathology with highest distinction. She has always held a passion for children and has worked with kids across all ages. In addition to her education, Alyssa has worked in the school system with preschool to high school age students. She also has experience treating individuals with a variety of disorders and delays, including Autism spectrum disorder, stuttering, phonology and articulation, apraxia of speech, receptive-expressive language disorders, Down syndrome, early intervention for speech and language delays, and children with AAC. Alyssa has been working at Dynamic Therapy Center since October of 2018. In their free time, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their friends and families, being outdoors, playing with their dog, traveling, and exploring the Nashville area.
Irene specializes in oral motor disorders, swallowing/feeding disorders, aural habilitation, sensory processing disorders, and language delay/disorders. Originally from Maine, she received a B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Maine. Irene moved to Tennessee in the late 1980s and graduated from Vanderbilt University with highest distinction with an M.S. degree in Communication Disorders. Irene has worked with children with a variety of disorders in the medical field as a speech/language/feeding therapist. She has worked at the Bill Wilkerson Center, High Hopes Inc., and Centennial Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At the Bill Wilkerson Center, she was the lead therapist on the aural habilitation team and was a member of the cochlear implant team. At High Hopes, Inc. Irene developed the feeding program with focus on sensory and behavioral feeding issues. She opened a private clinic in 2002 before joining the Dynamic family in 2009. Irene served on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee from 2002-2011 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for McClain Christian Academy and Wilson County Children’s Music Association. She enjoys music, reading, traveling, hiking, football (Go Vols!) and spending time with her husband and son, Zacc.
Kelcy earned her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in speech-language pathology from East Tennessee State University. While earning her graduate degree, Kelcy completed clinical rotations at a traumatic brain injury facility, an adult rehab hospital, The Positive Eating Program, and in the school setting working with middle school-aged children. She completed her clinical fellowship at Dynamic Therapy Center. Kelcy has experience with treating articulation disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders, and apraxia. She specializes in the treatment of feeding disorders. She also has experience working with the down syndrome and autism populations. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Hilary earned her undergraduate degree in communication disorders from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After graduation, she continued her education and earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Hilary was born and raised in Houston, Texas but always had a dream of moving to Nashville, TN. She followed her dream and moved to Nashville in 2017. Hilary worked at a Skilled Nursing Facility with the geriatric population for 5 years, primarily working with patients with neurodegenerative diseases. After a mission trip to Haiti where she spent a week working with kids with special needs, she felt it was her time to make the transition to pediatrics. Hilary joined Dynamic Therapy Center in April of 2019. In her spare time, you can find Hilary listening to live music with friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, or hiking.
Previous to joining the team at Dynamic in the summer of 2019, Christina provided services in the elementary school setting for 5 years, as well as PRN at NHC Rehab facilities. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and Master’s Degree from Tennessee State University. She has experience working with diverse populations including toddlers, school-aged children, and adults. She recognizes the importance of connecting with families to support their child’s communication and believes therapy should not only be functional, but also fun. She has experience treating a variety of clients including individuals diagnosed with expressive and receptive language delays, fluency disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, down syndrome, and autism. Christina enjoys trying new restaurants, being outdoors, cooking and baking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing with her Goldendoodle, Riley, and coffee.
Originally from Indiana, Kaylee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Kentucky University and her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University. Kaylee has always had a passion for children. After working in the school system, she transitioned to Dynamic Therapy Center. Kaylee enjoys working with children who have receptive-expressive language delay, speech sound disorders, and problem feeders. Kaylee has loved making Nashville her home over the past couple of years. She lives with her husband and puppy, Remi. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, eating out, and hosting friends and family.
A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Hannah England completed her undergraduate
degree in Speech-language pathology and audiology with a minor in special education at Middle Tennessee State University. After MTSU, Hannah was accepted to Murray State University where she would pursue a Masters degree in Communication disorders. Throughout her clinical rotations at Murray State, Hannah gained experience working with a wide array of patients in various settings, including at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Mayfield Elementary school. During this time, she worked with children ranging all ages from newborn to adolescent. At the hospital, Hannah also worked with adults in the inpatient and radiology wings assisting with and administering modified barium swallows. After finishing her rotations and graduating with highest honors in May of 2019, Hannah joined the Dynamic team immediately after. Hannah has experience working with children who have an array of delays and disorders, including pediatric feeding disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, phonological processes, as well as Autism spectrum disorder and early intervention. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Beau and Maverick, going to the lake, traveling, and playing tennis.
A 2014 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Master’s program in speech-language pathology, Kelsey has previously worked with middle and high school student while an employee with Sumner County School system and in a privately-owned clinic in Hendersonville with children ranging from 10 months to 16 years old. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Warren, and has an adopted dog named Elmo. He other hobbies include going to Disney World (she’s been nearly 20 times) and health and wellness. A certified personal trainer, Kelsey enjoys learning more about how health is affected by actions, foods, and environment.
After having worked as an SLP in public schools for three years, Daniel joined Dynamic in the fall of 2017. The Managing Editor of the Tennessee Tech University student-run newspaper while earning his bachelor’s degree, he began his professional career as the Schools Editor of the Herald-Citizen newspaper in Cookeville. While at the paper, he discovered and fell in love with speech therapy while on a story assignment covering children with autism. He then pivoted his career path and completed his Master’s in Speech and Hearing Science at Tennessee State University where he maintained a 4.0 and conducted nationally recognized research on African-American English dialect. Daniel enjoys working with pediatric dysphagia and feeding disorders, speech sound disorders, literacy skills, and working with families to improve early language skills. He holds a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults, including those on the autism spectrum, who are working on social communication and language skills in order to prepare for furthering their education or entering the workforce. Daniel has twice contracted with Tennessee State University as a part-time Clinical Supervisor and is a frequent guest lecturer at the university, as well. In addition, Daniel serves as the Council Chair of the Arc of Davidson County‘s Wilson County Family Support Local Council and is a corporate board member of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Tennessee. He enjoys playing guitar, photography, reading nonfiction, hiking and camping, and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two sons.
Vicki specializes in speech disorders, fluency, developmental phonological disorders, sensory processing disorders, autism, swallowing/feeding disorders, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and language and processing disorders. She has extensive experience with educational based speech-language pathology and the federal, state, and local regulations related to practice in the school setting. She often consults with parents and schools and works with homeschool families to modify curriculum. Originally from Alabama, she graduated from the University of Alabama with high honors with a M.S. degree in communication disorders. She earned her B.S. from the University of Montevallo. She is licensed by both the Board of Allied Health and the State Education Department. Prior to joining the Dynamic team in 2008, Vicki worked as a clinical supervisor and area manager for a large rehabilitation company, providing training and developing training materials for other therapists, and in documentation and appeals. She has experience in pediatrics, home health, schools, regional medical centers, and spent several years working in an ENT practice primarily with laryngectomy patients. She teaches art classes during her time off and is involved with her husband and four children in a variety of community and school activities.
Originally from West Tennessee, Lauren graduated from Middle-Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s in communication disorders. She then moved to Kentucky to get her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Murray State University. Lauren has a passion for children and has gained experience working with kids with a variety of communication needs ranging from speech articulation to social communication. After completing her clinical rounds and graduating, Lauren joined the Dynamic team in 2017. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son and daughter, playing with their goldendoodle, being outdoors, and working out.
Raynor joined the speech team in the fall of 2020 shortly after graduating from New York University, where she earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Prior to becoming an SLP, Raynor earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mississippi College and moved to New York City, where she performed choral music. She then got her certification to teach English as a second language in Northern Ireland and taught at Middle Tennessee State University for several years before turning to speech language pathology as a career. Raynor has clinical experience in the school system, pediatric home health and skilled nursing, treating a wide variety of disorders and delays including stuttering, phonological impairments, autism, Down Syndrome, aural rehabilitation, sensory feeding, dysphagia, and expressive/receptive language disorders. Raynor enjoys cooking, reading, and, most of all, spending time in the sunshine with her husband and three children.
A 2019 graduate of New York University, Stefania began her clinical fieldwork here and was hired after graduation. She is originally from Cali, Colombia but has spent the majority of her life in the U.S., allowing her to become fluent in both English and Spanish. Her passion for her work stems from her growing up with a brother with Down Syndrome in which she had the opportunity to interact with many SLPs and witness firsthand the profound impact professionals made on both her brother and her family as a whole. In addition to her clinical experience at Dynamic, she has worked in sub-acute care treating adults with deficits in speech, language, cognitive communication, and dysphagia. Stefania enjoys interacting with people from different backgrounds and learning more about their culture in hopes of better serving our families with cultural differences. During her free time, she loves spending time with her two children, Cassidy and Kevin, and her wonderful husband. She also enjoys working out — lifting weights is her jam and binge watching Netflix shows. A career goal of hers is to enroll at Teacher’s College at Columbia University and earn an Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology.
Carrie earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of South Alabama. She began her career in the Mobile County Public School System where she enjoyed three years with her students. Carrie and her family moved to Nashville four years ago, and after having dedicated 12 years of service in long-term care facilities, she is delighted to be a part of the Dynamic team, once again working with the pediatric population. Carrie enjoys time outdoors, live music, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Katrina earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University. She completed her clinical fellowship in a long-term care and rehabilitation facility in Evansville, Indiana. Katrina has always been interested in working with the pediatric population. When she relocated to Tennessee, she began working at Dynamic Therapy Center, an elementary school, and a rehabilitation hospital. After gaining experience in multiple settings, Katrina decided to work solely at Dynamic. During her time here, Katrina has helped patients with autism, Down Syndrome, apraxia, articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, dysfluency, and developmental delays. Additionally, she has experience with swallowing and cognitive-communication for memory, attention, and executive functioning. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has a professional license in Tennessee. During her free time, Katrina enjoys traveling, visiting the lake, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and son.
Originally from Florence, Alabama, Jordan received her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Communication Disorders with a concentration in kinesiology. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science in May 2021 and joined the Dynamic team soon after. Although her passion is pediatrics, Jordan has gained experience working with various populations ranging from preschool age to geriatrics in the areas of: articulation and phonology, apraxia, aphasia, Autism, cognition, voice disorders, and feeding difficulties. During her free time, Jordan enjoys reading, running, traveling (mostly anywhere with a roller coaster) and spending time with family and friends.
Bailey received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Vermont. She began her clinical fellowship in a long-term care facility in southern Vermont, and completed her fellowship back home in Nashville in home healthcare, where she developed her passion for working with the pediatric population. Bailey has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation, middle and high schools, and home healthcare. She holds a passion for pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and early speech and language development, articulation, apraxia, fluency, AAC, voice, and early literacy. Bailey has worked at Dynamic Therapy Center since February 2018. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and holds an active professional license in TN. Bailey and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, attending concerts, and spending time with family and her dog, Odin.
Andrea received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Communication Disorders with a minor in Spanish, after completing a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain. She received her master’s degree at Tennessee State University in Speech Language Pathology. After working in the school system, Andrea transitioned to full time at Dynamic in October 2020. Andrea has experience with preschool, elementary, and middle school aged students with speech and language difficulties. She has a passion for working with children to help improve their overall communication skills, increase confidence, and see progress made over time. She is originally from Dothan, Alabama and moved to Nashville after college, where she has been for the past 5 years. She got married during the pandemic, after meeting her husband in Nashville in 2017. She enjoys traveling to new places, taking her dogs on walks, and trying new restaurants with her husband, Jake.