Meet The Team

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    Kim

    Kim graduated from James Madison University, with a BS in Health Sciences, a minor in Special Education; and Masters in Occupational Therapy. Founder and co-owner of Sensational Kidz, Kim’s passions for working with people with physical disabilities started when she was a young girl and would volunteer with her mom at the Northern Virginia Training Center, a facility that would house and provide services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Fresh out of college, Kim move

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    Kasey

    Kasey comes to Sensational Kidz with over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist. A Massachusetts native, Kasey graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy and a concentration in Children with Disabilities. She is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage and holds two certifications to teach kids yoga through It’s Yoga Kids and YEAS (Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum). Kasey has taught infant development classes, started a co

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    Carisa

    Carisa graduated from Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ with a dual Masters in Occupational Therapy and Bio-Ethics. She became interested in Occupational Therapy through volunteer work while attending Indiana University. After college she went on to obtain her Massage Therapy License while simultaneously caring for a 7 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which budded her interest to focus on children with Autism. Following grad school, Carisa began her career in the Phoenix school system

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    Quenna

    Quenna received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington and has practiced in Washington and California in a variety of settings: urban and suburban public schools, early intervention centers and in the home. After taking time off to care for her two daughters, she is excited to partner with families to help their children. In her free time, Quenna enjoys family time, cooking, knitting and other creative hobbies, walking and training her dog.

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    Lauren

    Lauren received her M.S from San Jose State University in 2019 and has primarily been working in pediatrics delivering Teletherapy services. She enjoys the playful nature of working with children and helping educate families on how to support their children in all areas of their life! Lauren joined the SenKjdz in April 2021 and is thrilled to be working with this new team. On the weekends you will find her cooking, hiking and enjoying the company of her friends and family.

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    Cali

    Cali, a native of Fairfax, VA received her BS in Special Education with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. She received her doctorate in occupational therapy (DrOT) from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Cali is dually certified as both an occupational therapist and therapeutic recreation specialist. Cali has always had a passion for working with children, and this passion led her across the country to SenKidz. Cali is extremely excited to be working with the SenKidz famil

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    Didem

    Didem, co-owner, is a seasoned and versatile licensed speech-language pathologist who has been passionate about the pediatric population since childhood when she personally experienced the benefit of speech therapy. Didem received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Redlands and her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University. She is well versed in providing therapy in private clinic, school distri

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    Shirley

    "Having emigrated from China at an early age, Shirley shares similar experiences of communication difficulties with the children she serves. Being a native in San Francisco and fluent in Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) and Japanese, Shirley feels passionate to give back to her community as a multilingual speech-language pathologist. Shirley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego and her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology fro

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    Rachel

    Rachel, a Bay Area native, received her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from San Jose State University. Rachel joined the Sensational Kidz team in August of 2020 as a part-time therapist. She enjoys working with children of all ages and is particularly interested in social language development. On the weekends, Rachel enjoys skiing, cooking for friends and family, and hiking amid the numerous Bay Area trails.

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    Shelly

    Shelly received her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Teachers College Columbia University in 2019. She has primarily worked in the pediatric private practice setting, but also enjoys working with adults. She joined the SenKidz team in September 2020 and is thrilled to be collaborating with OTs to support her clients' development. On weekends, Shelly can be found cooking, walking around Golden Gate Park, or daydreaming about pizza.

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    Josephine

    Josephine received her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from San Jose State University. Josephine, who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, grew up in San Francisco's Sunset District and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community she was raised in. She is Hanen certified in “It Takes Two to Talk” and enjoys working with children of all ages. When not working, she can be found at a local park with her toddler.

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    Devyn

    Devyn is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Colorado at Boulder and her M.S. in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University in 2017. She has 4+ years of experience working with the pediatric population serving children with a range of disorders and severities. Devyn is passionate about working with children and their families to provide the most effective and efficient services possible.

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    Bridget

    Bridget received her B.A. in Psychology from Gonzaga University and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pacific University. She has primarily worked in the pediatric private practice setting and enjoys working with children from all age groups. As a San Francisco native, Bridget enjoys exploring all that her home has to offer—whether it be hiking trails with her dog or appreciating the vibrant food scene.

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