The amaryllis flower essence is a natural remedy that supports the wisdom of the body. This is the heart of the work we do and why we chose the name Amaryllis to represent our network of experienced therapists.
Cindy has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 40 years. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1982 and completed her post professional Masters in occupational therapy at Colorado State University in 1998. She specializes in working with mothers and infants struggling with breast feeding and fussy babies. Cindy’s fascination with the brain and nervous system has led her to explore the mind-body connection in infants and children through her work with infant massage, sensory integrative therapy, and craniosacral and neurovascular therapies. When Cindy is not busy seeing babies or running the clinic, she enjoys spending time outside in the garden or in the kitchen trying new recipes.
Jenn C. has been an Occupational Therapist for 18 years, graduating from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She went through extensive study in the area of Sensory Integration and received her certification in 2001. She specializes in various types of craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, and other manual therapies to help infants and children with torticollis, sensory processing and oral motor challenges. Jenn enjoys using a variety of integrative approaches as well as traditional therapies to help find balance and wellness.
Robin has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 35 years, with the bulk of this time spent in Kansas. She received certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment in 1984 and has continued to use this as a framework to work with babies, and children of all ages. Four years ago Robin became a certified yoga instructor in order to use this knowledge as another way to help her young clients. Robin’s career began working in the school system, and has included hospital settings, developmental pre-schools, in home therapy, early intervention and private clinics. Robin loves the energy and honesty of the children she works with and considers herself a lifelong learner.
Katie E. earned her Associates degree in Occupational Science from PIMA Medical Institute and is proud to say she is a 4th generation Colorado Native and mother of 4 wonderful almost-adult children. Katie has experience in the fields of geriatrics, mental health and skilled rehab, but has focused her occupational therapy career where she is most passionate – the field of pediatrics. Katie believes that no two people are alike and therefore no two session should be either and takes a “client centered” approach. She emphasizes her treatments around each child and their family values and takes pride in being a good listener and honoring what matters the most to each family. When not treating, Katie enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, and camping with family and friends. She loves to do crafts and to bake, as well. She understands the importance of taking care of one’s self and engages in yoga and cross-fit as well as Reiki on a regular basis.
Joey was born in Denver and grew up in Broomfield, CO. She earned her degree in Occupational Studies from Pima Medical Institute and has experience working with children ages 2-18. After being placed in a preschool setting for fieldwork, Joey realized it was her life’s purpose to work with children. Joey believes in a child-centered approach and enjoys being silly to make therapy more fun for kids. Joey is an avid lover of all Denver sports teams. For fun, she loves going to hot yoga, swimming, cooking, watching movies and game shows, and spending time with her husband Jeff and 3 dogs, Addie, Brooklyn and Sierra.
Stephanie graduated with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from CSU in 2000. She is experienced in working with children ages 1-21 in multiple settings. Stephanie believes in family centered goals and loves making a difference in children and their families lives. Stephanie is almost a native to Colorado as she moved to Lakewood at one year of age. She is a mom to 2 high schoolers, a dog and 5 chickens. In her spare time she enjoys reading and the great outdoors.
Michele is a Maryland native and a 2003 graduate of Towson University’s Masters in Occupational Therapy Program. Michele’s OT career has spanned from non-public and public school based practice, to clinic settings, early intervention and home health, however it has always been grounded in pediatrics. Michele holds a Master’s Certification in Education of Children with Autism from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Level I Certified Handwriting Without Tears tutor. After moving to Colorado in 2014 and exploring the world of Early Intervention, Michele discovered an unexpected love for feeding therapy and has focused largely on this area of practice for the past several years through many CEU courses and field practice. She is super excited to join the Amaryllis Team and hopes to continue to learn more feeding therapy intervention techniques from her skilled team members! When she’s not practicing OT, Michele is a busy Mom of a 3½ year old little boy and 2 fur babies. She’s a die-hard Baltimore Orioles and Ravens Fan, and prefers to be outside hiking, biking, skiing, or finding new mountain “beaches” whenever she can.
Julie is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist from San Diego, CA. Since graduating with her Master’s degree from Marquette University in 2017, Julie’s career has included working with pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations in clinical, home health, teletherapy, and school settings. She has experience evaluating, and treating clients with a wide variety of speech, language, feeding, social, and cognitive needs. She has also worked with children who communicate with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Julie is especially passionate about early language development and collaborating with families to provide optimum care for her clients. In her spare time, Julie loves crafting, hiking, baking, and spending time with her pet rabbit, Chance.
Mary was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Mary graduated with her Bachelors of Health Education and Promotion from Georgia Southern University in 2018 and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Indiana State University in December 2021. After graduation and prior to joining the Amaryllis Team, Mary was working in a pediatric home health setting. It’s safe to say she has a passion for working with children and collaborating with families using a client- centered, holistic approach. During her graduate studies, she also enjoyed working with geriatrics and adolescents in a hospital and outpatient setting. Outside of work, Mary enjoys reading, yoga, rock climbing, and hiking. She also has a kitty named Vana and enjoys spending time with her.
Kait was born in Richmond, VA and just recently moved to Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Exercise Science and earned her Associate’s of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Virginia Career College. She has had clinical experience in geriatrics and pediatrics, but has a passion for working with children with ASD. Prior to Amaryllis, Kait worked in a private school serving clients primarily with ASD diagnoses. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her black lab Rocco, hiking, listening to music, practicing yoga, snowboarding, and playing soccer.
March was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She moved to New York City to pursue a career in dance before deciding that a career in dancing was not an economically sound career choice. Then while working as a medical assistant she attended night school taking the prerequisites for PT school. March attended SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and received her BS in Physical Therapy 1988. March’s first job was in a hospital in Brooklyn that was a Cystic Fibrosis Center. In 1989, she began work at the the University Hospital of Staten Island where she became a senior therapist. At the same time, she was also seeing infants, and working at a private PT office as well. March was first introduced to the therapeutic modality called the “Feldenkrais Method®” (FM) in PT school, but when she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1990 she decided to pursue training immediately, and had completed her training by 1994. March just recently moved back to Denver in May of 2022. As a PT, March gets to provide FM to children who might not otherwise have had that experience.