About Us


Red Door Pediatric Therapy is a private practice providing speech/language therapy, occupational therapy an counseling in a professional, yet comfortable, child-centered atmosphere. We focus on meeting the communication, social, emotional, behavioral, and daily functional needs of the pediatric population (ages birth-21).

Contact us to schedule a tour or a FREE screening of your child’s speech, language, or self-care skills. Come unlock your child’s potential at Red Door!

Our Facility

Our facility provides a comfortable, child-centered atmosphere; complete with individual treatment rooms, play areas, and specific areas designated for thematic activities.

The Team

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Kelli Ellenbaum, Owner, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Kelli received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota in 2001. Kelli worked as a school Speech Language Pathologist in Kansas and North Dakota until 2005.  In 2006, Kelli opened Red Door Pediatric Therapy in Bismarck with Heather Arnt.  In 2014, Kelli and Heather expanded operations to Minot. Kelli’s professional interests include the autism spectrum, auditory processing, augmentative alternative communication, myofunctional approaches to treatment, and language development.  Kelli holds Autism Certification and serves on the Central Dakota Autism Diagnostic Team.  Kelli serves on the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is an active member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Kelli is the mother of 4 busy girls and enjoys food and time at the lake.

kelliellenbaum@reddoorpediatric.com

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Heather Arnt, Owner, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Heather received her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota in 2001.  Her previous work experience includes work in the school system in Arizona, as well as outpatient settings.  In 2006, Heather opened Red Door Pediatric Therapy in Bismarck with Kelli Ellenbaum. In 2014, Heather and Kelli expanded Red Door Pediatric Therapy to Minot.  Heather’s professional interests include childhood apraxia of speech, language development and articulation/phonology (especially those darn /r/’s!), as well as insurance rights and reimbursement as they relate to pediatric outpatient services.  Heather is a certified Baby Signing Time instructor and serves on the Advisory Board for the development of undergraduate/graduate degrees in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Mary.

Heather is the mom to one bright and busy daughter.  She enjoys great times with great friends and gobs of books.

heatherarnt@reddoorpediatric.com

Brandi Breitbach, Bismarck Clinic Manager, MOTR/L

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Brandi received her master’s of occupational therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2003. At the beginning of her career, Brandi worked as an occupational therapist in Sidney, MT, covering inpatient, outpatient, home health and pediatrics. In 2007, Brandi started an occupational therapy department for Red Door Pediatric Therapy. Brandi’s professional interests include autism spectrum, sensory integration, sensory processing, and adaptive social behaviors. Brandi is a registered practitioner in Therapeutic Listening and she is passionate about the program! Brandi is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association. Brandi serves on the Central Dakota Autism Diagnostic Team and is a specialized trainer for North Dakota Growing Futures Early Childhood Professional Development.

Brandi is from Bismarck and enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on local football teams, cooking, and reading.

brandibreitbach@reddoorpediatric.com

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Stephanie Schneider, Speech Department Lead, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Stephanie received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2008 from Minot State University. Go Beavers! Red Door Pediatric Therapy has been her home ever since. Since starting her career, she has experienced the unique challenges and great rewards of working with the children and families of this community. Stephanie’s professional interests include speech sound disorders, stuttering, language development, and diagnostics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Stephanie and her husband John are Bismarck natives and enjoy anything that includes family, music, or the great outdoors.

stephanieschneider@reddoorpediatric.com

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Jess Oswald, Occupational Therapy Clinic Lead, M.S., OTR/L

Jess received her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2005. At the beginning of her career, Jess worked as a private practicing therapist in Montana. Jess’s previous experience includes work in the school systems, outpatient therapy, acute rehab and long term care. Her love is pediatrics! She joined the Red Door team in 2013. Jess’s professional interests include the autism spectrum, sensory integration, self-regulation, and strategies for dealing with disruptive behavior. Jess is certified in the SOS approach to feeding, specializing in helping families with those picky eaters and problem feeders. Jess is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.

Jess and her Husband live outside of Wilton and are the parents of one busy boy with lots of personality. She enjoys gardening, boating and long weekends at the lake.

jessicaoswald@reddoorpediatric.com

Chelsea Hay, Minot Clinic Lead, M.S. CCC-SLP

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Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Chelsea joined the Red Door Pediatric Therapy team in 2012.  Chelsea has experience in articulation, language, cognition, fluency, social aspects, and augmentative and alternative communication. Chelsea’s areas of interest include speech sounds disorders, language development, and childhood apraxia of speech.  She holds a current license from the North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

In her free time, Chelsea enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, boating and anything outdoors or on the water.

chelseahay@reddoorpediatric.com

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Anna Thompson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M.S., NCC, LPCC

Anna is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. Anna has been practicing since 2006. Some of her professional highlights include work with anxiety, behavior modification, parenting, depression, anger, self-esteem, self regulation, social skills, trauma, mental health difficulties, communication issues and family and couples conflict. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults. Anna has special training in Critical Incident Stress Management and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Anna lives in Bismarck with her husband and twin toddlers. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

annathompson@reddoorpediatric.com


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Tia-Lee Whitted, Medical Operations Professional

Tia-Lee received an associate’s degree from Rasmussen College in 2009. She has experience working in child care and operated an in-home daycare for 3 years.  Tia has experience with insurance companies, web-based billing systems, coding and scheduling. Her professional interests include utilization of spreadsheets, efficient scheduling, and excellent consumer relations. Tia maintains current compliance standards with insurance companies throughout the midwest.

She has one boy and one girl, both keep her busy and on her toes! Tia loves cats and spending time with friends and family.

tia-leewhitted@reddoorpediatric.com

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Elyse Rossman, M.S., OTR/L

Elyse received her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011 from the University of Mary. Elyse’s previous experience includes work in long-term care. However, her love for working in pediatric care helped her find a spot at Red Door! She joined the Red Door team in 2013. Elyse’s professional interests include the autism spectrum, sensory integration, and strategies for self-regulation. Elyse is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.

Elyse is from Mandan and enjoys spending time with family and friends, anything outdoors, walking her dog, and cooking.

elyserossman@reddoorpediatric.com

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Jorden Brown, MS, CFY-SLP

Jorden received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in 2016. Jorden loves working with kids and is so excited to join the Red Door Team! Jorden’s professional interests currently include speech-sound disorders, language development, and childhood apraxia of speech. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jorden is from Mohall, North Dakota; she enjoys golfing, reading, traveling, going to the lake, and spending time with family and friends.

jordenbrown@reddoorpediatric.net

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Sara Erickson, MOTR/L

Sara received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2013.  She spent her first year as an occupational therapist working with adults/older adults in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Her previous work experiences include acute care, subacute care, inpatient rehab, and long term care. Sara has always had a passion for working with kids and was excited to join the Red Door Pediatric Therapy team in the summer of 2014! Her professional interests currently include sensory integration/sensory processing, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders.  Sara is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.  She hopes to further her education by taking a more active role in these associations and other specialized groups.

Sara is from Bismarck and enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in outdoor activities, spending weekends at the lake, traveling, and learning about her professional interests!

saraerickson@reddoorpediatric.net

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Linaya Miller, MS CCC-SLP

Linaya received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Hearing Sciences and Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She also holds her Autism Certificate, and is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Stretches and Massage. She spent her first 3 years working at a private practice pediatric clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. Linaya has experience with articulation, language delays, fluency, voice, cognition, and alternative and augmentative communication. Linaya’s areas of interest include: autism spectrum disorders, voice, and speech sound disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.  In her free time Linaya enjoys traveling, reading, being outdoors, and watching anything sports related (especially hockey and football)!

 

linayamiller@reddoorpediatric.net

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Heather Weisbeck, MS, OTR/L

Heather received her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2014. Heather’s previous experience includes fieldwork in pediatrics, acute rehab, transitional care unit, and in long term care. She is very excited to start her career with the Red Door team in January 2015. Heather is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.

Heather is from Bismarck and her interests are spending time with family and friends, photography, playing sports, swing dancing, and traveling.

heatherweisbeck@reddoorpediatric.net

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Amber Fox, MS CCC-SLP

Amber received her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota in 2006. Originally from Velva, ND, she has found a home in Bismarck following graduation. Amber’s experience in the hospital setting allowed a varied caseload including outpatient adults and pediatrics, NICU, acute care, inpatient rehab and long term care. During most recent years, she has gravitated towards pediatrics and is excited to be joining the Red Door Pediatric Team for the fall 2015 term. Her professional interests include autism, childhood apraxia of speech, auditory processing, chromosomal disorders, augmentative and alternative communication and pediatric dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Amber holds Autism Certification through UND, certification in  PECS, apraxia treatment training in PROMPT and training in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric dysphagia. Amber believes strongly that a whole language approach focusing on the child’s strengths; communication and coordination of service delivery with other providers; and keeping family’s goals and carryover needs can lead to greater outcomes. She holds a current license from the North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Amber is slowly learning to snowboard and knit from her husband as they spend time with their cats. In her spare time she loves to find creative outlets and spoil her nephews and nieces!

amberfox@reddoorpediatric.net

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Mary Weyrauch, MS, CCC-SLP

Mary received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in 2013. Mary’s previous experience involved working with preschoolers in the school system. Working with children has always been a passion, and she looks forward to supporting children’s communication needs at Red Door. Mary’s professional interests include phonological disorders, language delays, childhood apraxia of speech, and auditory processing disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Mary is a North Dakota native and enjoys all those -ing activities, such as reading, biking, kayaking, and hiking, as well as spending time with her children.

maryweyrauch@reddoorpediatric.net

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Brianna Mittelsteadt, OTR/L

Brianna received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2015. She has experience working with pediatrics in several settings, including outpatient and school system. Brianna also has experience with the adult population as an acute care therapist . She joined the Red Door team in 2016 and is very passionate about working with children! Brianna’s professional interests include autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing, sensory integration, self-regulation, and feeding. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Brianna is from Mandan and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, camping, boating, outdoor activities, watching movies, and cooking.

briannamittelsteadt@reddoorpediatric.net

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Mandy Griffin, MS CCC-SLP

Mandy received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from University of North Dakota in 2006. She has previously worked in long term care. She joined the Red Door team in 2016 and is excited about working with children again! Mandy’s professional interests include cognition, dysphagia, language development, and articulation/phonology. She is an active member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Mandy and her husband Matt are from Bismarck and have 3 kiddos. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, reading, and cooking.

mandygriffin@reddoorpediatric.net

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Lindsay Jolley, COTA

Lindsay received her Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2008. She has previously worked in long term care, outpatient therapy, and in the school systems. She joined the Red Door team in 2016 and is excited to continue working with children. Lindsay’s professional interests include sensory integration, autism spectrum disorders, behavior management.

Lindsay is from Scobey, MT but recently moved to Minot with her husband and 5 year old daughter. Lindsay enjoys traveling, reading, camping, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

lindsayjolley@reddoorpediatric.net

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Erin Haugan, OTR/L

Erin received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2016. Erin’s previous pediatric experience includes fieldwork at Red Door as well as an inpatient psych facility. She also has experience with adult and geriatric populations in acute rehab, psych, and long term care. After graduating, Erin was excited to return to Bismarck, Red Door, and pediatric occupational therapy. Her professional interests include self-regulation, sensory integration, and social skills. Erin is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Erin is from Bismarck and enjoys spending time with friends and family, biking, sports, coffee, and traveling.

erinhaugan@reddoorpediatric.net

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Lydia Hauf, Scheduler

Prior to joining Red Door Pediatric, Lydia worked as a receptionist for a busy agriculture plant. She spent her days answering the phones and helping with the loading and unloading of fertilizer and chemical. She loves working in a office setting and interacting with people.
Lydia was born in Williston and raised in Minot. She has lived in Bismarck for 4 years with her husband Kurt. They have 4 children, ranging in age from 8-27. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.

lydiahauf@reddoorpediatric.com

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Heidi Avelsgard, CCC-SLP

Heidi received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2016. Her previous work experience involved working with the pediatric population at a private practice clinic. Heidi joined Red Door Pediatric Therapy in May, 2017. Her professional interests include speech-sound disorders, language development, and cognition. She holds a license from the North Dakota Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Heidi is trained in Visual Phonics.

Heidi is originally from New Salem, ND. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends (especially her little girl and husband), camping, and running.

heidavelsgard@reddoorpediatric.com

Cindy Eslinger, Scheduler

Prior to joining Red Door Pediatric, Cindy worked at an Endodontic Office as the Office Manager. She spent her time answering phones, scheduling, making financial payment arrangements and kept thing running smoothly for the office. She enjoys working in a busy office setting and interacting with children and adults.

Cindy was born and raised in Bismarck. She is married and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to read, walk, cook, garden and ride bike.

cindyeslinger@reddoorpediatric.com

Kelly Feist, Medical Biller

Prior to joining Red Door, Kelly worked in the hospital setting for over 20 years. She has experience as a medical biller and holds a certificate as a medical coder. Kelly loves being busy and having a variety of jobs to do.

Kelly is a self proclaimed “Army brat” and has traveled the country. Her father retired after 20 years and settled in his home state. Kelly has been married to Daryl for 30 plus years (incidentally he is from the same hometown as her father). She has two boys. Kelly loves to travel! She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She is a bit of a prankster, so watch out! Kelly believes, “Life is too short not to make someone laugh.” She is always trying to come up with new ideas for everyone to have some fun.

kellyfeist@reddoorpediatric.com

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Brenda Orvik, Office Aid

Brenda joined Red Door Pediatric Therapy in 2016 on an as needed basis, but then became part time in 2017! She works as an office aide at the Minot location. Brenda worked on the Trinity Hospital Pediatric floor for 3 years and for Joan’s Hallmark for 10 years. Brenda enjoys interacting with people! Brenda was born and raised in Minot and is married to her husband Gregg. They have 4 grown children.

Brenda enjoys traveling, gardening, shopping, and most of all spending time with her family and their 3 dogs.

brendaorvik@reddoorpediatric.net

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Susan Wheeling, Office Aid

Susan joined the Red Door Pediatric Therapy team in Minot as an office aide in June, 2017.
Prior to this, she worked as a phlebotomist for Trinity Health, business manager for Harley Davidson, and owner/bookkeeper of a construction company for 23 years. She has lived in Minot most of her life She has a son in Portland, Oregon and a daughter in Fargo, ND. She has
5 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

Susan loves to spend time with family and friends, enjoys cooking, watching movies, and riding her Harley whenever possible.

susanwheeling@reddoorpediatric.net

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