About Us

We love the work we do here.

In designing our therapy approach, we have made a conscious decision not to mold your child to fit into our environment, but rather to teach your child strategies to function and communicate in all environments.

Our jobs are meaningful and purposeful-we know how to help! Red Door addresses functional, behavioral, emotional, and social development while incorporating fun and innovative activities.

Speech Language Pathology

Chelsea Phillipe, MS, 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.

Amber Fox, MS, CCC-SLP

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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. 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 serves on the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She is slowly learning to snowboard and knit from her husband as they spend time with their cats and new baby boy.

Mandy Griffin, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®

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Mandy received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota in 2006. She has previous work experience in long-term care. She joined the Red Door team in 2016. Mandy’s professional interests include dysphagia, orofacial myofunctional disorders, infant and toddler feeding, early language development, articulation, and phonology. She is an active member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the International Association of Orofacial Myology. She earned her Certification of Orofacial Myology (COM®) in February 2021 and she is trained in GoMAP (Guided Oral Movement with Active Patterning for Infant and Toddler Feeding). 

Mandy and her husband Matt are from Bismarck and have 4 kiddos. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, reading, and cooking.

Amber Rice, MS, CCC-SLP

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Amber received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Mary in Bismarck. Her areas of interest include speech sound disorders, social communication, and feeding. She holds a current license from the North Dakota State Board of Examiners.

Amber lives in Mandan with her husband and son. She enjoys coaching dance, going for walks, and spending time with her family. She loves to travel and has been to many interesting places including Hawaii, Rome, Paris, and Barcelona, though she will always call Mandan home to stay close to family and friends.

Tristaen Bingham

Tristaen Bingham, SLP-LA

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Tristaen is originally from Hazen, ND. She has lived in Gallatin Valley Montana for the last 12 years. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Masters of Science in Special Education, with an emphasis on behavior. She has extensive knowledge and experience in autism, behavior and behavior modification, as well as early language development. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids fishing, camping, snowmobiling, traveling, and taking care of animals.  You will also find her selling real estate, playing hockey, and riding horses.

Sydney Nelson, CFY-SLP

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Sydney grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 2013. She went on to play soccer and attend college at the University of Mary. She graduated from the University of Mary with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Sydney has been working at pediatric outpatient facilities since graduation. Sydney has a passion for working with children. She has special interest areas within Early Intervention, Language Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Infant Feeding. Sydney currently lives in Beulah, ND with her husband Cody, twin boys Cooper and Nash, daughter Madden, and dog Luna. Sydney loves spending her free time with family and friends, reading, snowboarding, working out, and spending time at the lake.

Bonny Thomas, SLP-LA

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Bonny obtained an Associate in Applied Science as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from Williston State College in 2009 and then a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Utah State University in 2016. Her work experience includes working in the school systems as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and teaching preschool. Bonny loves working with children of all ages and being able to support children with their communication needs. She looks forward to continuing to grow professionally with Red Door. 
 
Bonny lives in Minot with her husband and loves spending time with her children, family, and friends.  She enjoys golfing, biking, working out, reading, gardening, and canning.
Emma Steckler

Emma Steckler, CF-SLP

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Emma graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. As a student, she completed one of her practicums at Red Door and is happy to be back.  Emma’s professional interest areas include articulation/phonology, language disorders, and social communication. 
She is originally from Bismarck, ND. In her free time, Emma enjoys going for walks, going to the lake, watching tv shows, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelsey Rasmusson

Kelsey Rasmusson, MS CCC-SLP

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Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She then obtained her master’s degree at Minot State University in 2022. Her professional interests include social thinking, fluency, voice, and speech sound disorders. She also has experience with gestalt language processing and orofacial myofunctional disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
 
Kelsey is originally from southern Wisconsin but now resides in Minot with her husband and dog. During her free time, Kelsey enjoys baking, doing CrossFit, and spending time with family and friends.
Megan Goldade

Megan Goldade, SLP-LA

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Megan is from Glenburn, ND, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Dakota. She currently resides in Minot where she keeps busy by attending local events and spending time with her family and dog. 
 
Outside of work, she loves being involved in community theater and going to shows and concerts. She also enjoys going for runs and cooking meals. She looks forward to growing professionally with Red Door as a Speech-Language Pathology-Licensed Assistant and having the opportunity to work with the awesome kids at Red Door.
Haley Ray

Haley Ray, CCC-SLP

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Haley was born and raised in Dickinson, ND, and received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree at the University of Mary.  Overall, Haley has been with Red Door since 2018 where she started as a Barton Reading tutor.  Once she received her degree in Speech-language Pathology, she decided to rejoin as a therapist!  Haley loves to spend her free time hunting, fishing, reading, and hanging out at her grandparent’s lake cabin!

Occupational Therapy

Sara Erickson, MS, OTR/L

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Sara received her Masters 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 include feeding/picky eating, sleep, reflex integration, assessment/diagnostics regarding: dyslexia and self-regulation skills. 

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 river/lake, traveling, and learning about her professional interests!

Heather Weisbeck, MS, OTR/L

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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 has been with Red Door since January 2015. Heather is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association. Heather’s professional interests include autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing, self-regulation, and feeding.

 

Heather lives in Bismarck with her husband and son. Her interests are spending time with family and friends, photography, playing sports, swing dancing, and traveling.

Hayle Hauser, MS, OTR/L

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Hayle received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary in 2019. In 2022, Hayle received her certification in perinatal mental health to assist parents during the perinatal period of time (conception to 1 year after birth). Hayle’s professional interests include mental health, sensory integration, self-regulation, and helping children and families reach their full potential. 

Hayle loves spending time with her family and friends, coffee, camping, and working on arts and crafts projects in her spare time.

Courtney Kraft, MS, OTR/L

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Courtney graduated from the University of Mary in 2019 with her Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy. She has been working in outpatient pediatrics since graduation. Courtney’s professional interests include developmental delays, pediatric incontinence, and interoception. Courtney loves working with children and families!  The best part is watching as kids increase success with daily activities and family routines. 
Courtney is from Bismarck and loves spending time with her husband, son, and goldendoodle. She likes to play volleyball, rollerblade, read, spend time on the river, and be with family and friends.

Shelby Von Wahlde, MS, OTR/L

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Shelby received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2020. Her previous clinical experience includes school-based services, outpatient adult rehabilitation, rural health, and outpatient pediatrics. Her professional interests include sensory integration, self-care, and executive functioning. Shelby is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and North Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.
 
Shelby is originally from Bismarck, ND.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafts/projects, camping, and spending time with her friends and family. Her dream vacation is to visit Italy and Greece.

Alyssa Turner-Strong, M/OTRL

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Alyssa attended the University of North Dakota for both undergraduate and graduate school where she received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She grew up in Michigan, North Dakota. She has been working in outpatient pediatrics since graduation. She has always had a passion for working with children and is looking forward to continuing. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog and cat, going for walks, spending time with family, and reading.

Madison Jensen

Madison Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

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Madison calls Bismarck home and graduated from Century High School in 2014. Following this, she completed her undergraduate degree at NDSU, where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology. Madison then went on to the University of Mary to complete her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy, which she graduated with in the Spring of 2021. Her clinical experience includes treating a variety of ages and diagnoses, but her true passion lies within treating the pediatric population. Madisons’s specific interest areas include Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, executive functioning skills, and self-care. Because of these special interests, she was recently able to obtain her certification as a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) through an intensive continuing education course. Madison is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with her family and her crazy springer spaniel, Lilly. Additionally, she enjoys reading, watercolor painting, going for walks, and trying out new coffee shops on rainy days.
Geena Smith

Geena Schmidt, M,OTRL

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Geena received her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2017. She is a Stanley, ND native, but resides in Minot with her husband and two boys. She also has two hunting dogs.
 
Her professional experience includes working in multiple pediatric clinics, daycares, and hospitals. Geena’s professional interests include executive functioning, self-care tasks, feeding disorders, social-emotional learning, and interoception. She is trained in the Herman and Wallace Pediatric Incontinence course which addresses potty training and bedwetting. She is trained in the sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach which integrates motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, sensory, and nutritional factors into treatment for children with feeding concerns. 
 
Geena enjoys running and going to the zoo with her kids. She can often be found outside and cheering for Minnesota Wild hockey.

Physical Therapy

Hannah Scott, DPT

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Hannah graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University School of Medicine in 2017. Hannah’s professional interests include working with children with neuromuscular disorders, specifically stroke and cerebral palsy, and working with children with torticollis, plagiocephaly, brain injury, and gait abnormalities. She completed her certification in Neuro-Developmental Training in 2019.  
 
Hannah is originally from Onalaska, WI, but was previously working and living in Charlotte, NC prior to moving to Grand Forks in 2021. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog and playing her bassoon with local groups.

Clinic Leads

Jorden Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP

Jorden received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in 2016. She joined the Red Door team in 2016 and loves working with kids! Jorden’s professional interests include speech-sound disorders, language development, and childhood apraxia of speech. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Jorden is from Mohall, North Dakota, but currently resides in Minot with her husband, dog, and two daughters. She enjoys golfing, reading, traveling, being at the lake, and spending time with family and friends.

Linaya Ming, 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)!

Crystal Baerwald, MS, CCC-SLP​

Crystal attended the University of North Dakota where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She also received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2018. During her professional career, she has had the opportunity to work with children with Developmental Delays, Feeding/Oral Motor Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia, Fluency Disorders, and Articulation/Phonological Disorders. She is trained in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She strives to foster a positive environment in her therapy sessions and encourage a sense of confidence in the children she works with as they work to reach their full potential.

Crystal is originally from Devils Lake, ND. She loves to travel, read, and relax at home with her corgi and loved ones.

Erin Imsland, MS, OTR/L

Erin received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2016 and has been with Red Door ever since. Erin’s previous experience includes fieldwork experiences at Red Door, an inpatient psych facility, and a long-term care facility. Her professional interests include all things sensory processing! 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.

Lindsey Hysjulien, MS, OTR/L

Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 1999. She has previous work experience in long-term care, outpatient and inpatient hospital, and home health care. She is excited to be working with children again! 
 
Lindsey and her husband Brent live in Hazen and have 4 girls. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, reading, and cooking. 

Adminstrative

Kelly Feist, Medical Biller

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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.

Tia-Lee Whitted, Financial Specialist

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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.

Alexis Radke, Scheduler

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Lexi is from Mandan, ND. Currently, she is in her senior year at Minot State University for Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at Red Door, she worked in the after-school program at three different elementary schools (both in Mandan and Minot). Lexi has seized some excellent opportunities working with DSP for Easter Seals Goodwill Inc. Outside of school and work, she likes to workout, be outdoors, and hang out with friends and family.

Dawn Leingang, Scheduler

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Dawn has joined Red Door Pediatric Therapy in addition to maintaining a flourishing career as a licensed Realtor®. She’s thrilled to be a part of the Red Door Pediatric team, as it will allow her to continue to pursue her passion of helping people and supporting her community.

 

Dawn grew up on a ranch in Mandan and currently resides in Lincoln. She adores her two children and loves spending her leisure time traveling, relaxing on the river, or riding her motorcycle.

Dena Daws, Scheduler

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Prior to joining Red Door Pediatric Therapy, Dena was employed as a paraprofessional with Minot Public Schools for 15 years.  She worked with young adults with disabilities.  What she loved most about her job was the interaction with students and seeing them reach their potential.
 
 
Dena is married to her husband Bob. They have 2 grown boys. One is a Sgt in the United States Marine Corps and the other is graduating from college with a degree in Criminal Justice. Dena enjoys gardening, spending time with family, mountain biking, and cuddling with her 2 dogs.

Kylie Gartner, Scheduler

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Kyile grew up in Karlsruhe ND, one of the smallest towns in the state. She moved to Minot with her sister back in the late 90’s and started her career in customer service at Choice Hotels Inc.  Prior to coming to Red Door Pediatric Therapy, she worked as an Account Manager at a local insurance agency in Minot. Kylie has had the pleasure of meeting and working with extraordinary people and can’t wait to meet everyone that walks through the Red Door.  Kylie and her husband Chris have two boys Kody and Connor. In their spare time, they love hanging out, playing card games, watching scary movies, working out, baking, and traveling to new places.

Autumn Serna, Scheduler

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Autumn was raised in Zap/Beulah ND and continues to live in Beulah–a true hometown gal–with her husband Braidan and 3 children: Caea, Lochlan, and Stella.  After 12 years of coaching and managing Northern Lights Gymnastics Academy in Beulah, she decided to retire in order to have more time with family. On the days she is not at Red Door, she still manages the Gymnastics Academy and Para Sub for Oliver Mercer Special Education. In her spare time, she prefers to stay home and be a couch potato!

Rachel Gowin

Rachel Gowin, Office Aide

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Rachel is from Breckenridge, MN, and was brought to Bismarck through the University of Mary. She is completing her undergraduate program in Exercise Science. Rachel also plans to attend Physical Therapy Doctorate Program. Outside of class, Rachel enjoys being very active and loves being outdoors. 

Cozette Bender

Cozette Bender, Scheduler

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“I love meeting new faces and being the reason for someone’s smile!” 
Born and raised in Mandan (yes, the West Side is the best side), Cozette and her husband blended together a beautifully chaotic family of 5 kids, 2 Mandan Braves, and 3 Bismarck Demons.  
Cozette joined the Red Door Family in October 2023, bringing with her 10-plus years of background in patient services and patient care. She takes pride in creating a fun and positive working environment!
Cozette has many great and dear friends in the community and takes pride in being a “Social Butterfly” whenever possible!  In the Spring and Summer months Cozette can be found in the spectator stands, watching either Baseball or Fastpitch. When not in the stands, she enjoys time on the Missouri River with her husband, kids, and close friends. 
Ope, forgot to mention another love… her love for successful clearance rack shopping!

Directors

Stephanie Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

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. Throughout 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 literacy, stuttering, and diagnostics. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Stephanie and her husband John are Bismarck natives. They are also the proud parents of three children and enjoy anything that includes family, music, or the great outdoors.

Brianna Mittelsteadt, MS, 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, self-regulation, and feeding.

Brianna is from Mandan where she lives with her husband and children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the lake, boating, and other outdoor activities.

Chief Executive Officer

Brandi Breitbach, MS, OTR/L

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 processing, and adaptive social behaviors. She is a registered practitioner in Therapeutic Listening. Currently, Brandi serves as Red Door Pediatric Therapy’s Chief Executive Officer.

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

Owners

Kelli Ellenbaum, MS, CCC-SLP

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. Kelli’s professional interests include the autism spectrum, auditory processing, augmentative alternative communication, myofunctional approaches to treatment, and language development.  Kelli holds a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Kelli served on the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for several years 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.

Heather Arnt, MS, CCC-SLP

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. 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 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.

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