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FAX: 866.554.1366

Meet Your Child's Dream Team

Meet the experienced and innovative staff of Certified
Speech-Language Pathologists & Teachers who have positively
affected hundreds of children’s lives in Alaska.

Heather Walton

Heather is the owner and founder of Reading Write Alaska. She spends time in all of the RWA locations, but primarily serves as a Clinical Supervisor in the Anchorage office. Heather... READ MORE

Ashly Beckes

Ashly is the Director of Operations for Reading Write Alaska, and has been with us almost from the beginning! Ashly was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated... READ MORE

Cheryl Carter

Cheryl has a background in retail management. She retired with 28 years’ service holding positions in human resources, finance, and operations manager. At RWA Cheryl... READ MORE

Grant Tatge

Grant earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota. For five years, he worked for Denali Borough School District... READ MORE

Heather Burgess

Heather Burgess came to Alaska from Central Florida. She received her B.S. education degree from the University of Central Florida. Heather also holds an early childhood master’s... READ MORE

Jan Rountree

Jan received her B.S. degree from Oregon State University, and also earned the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree. She has been in Alaska for ... READ MORE

Julie Johnson

Julie is a retired school teacher with the Anchorage School District. She has an undergraduate degree is in elementary education and a masters degree in special education. She ta... READ MORE

Kari Meyer

Kari grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois. After growing up in the Midwest she longed for different scenery. She packed two suitcases and boarded a one way flight to ... READ MORE

Kayla Head

Kayla is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location. Kayla was born in the Midwest and grew up in Southwest Washington. She completed her und... READ MORE

Kelsey Coffern

Kelsey recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Trying to escape the Texas heat, she booked a one-way flight... READ MORE

Kristin Wetzel

Kristin is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Director in our Wasilla location. Kristin grew up in a small town in Northern Nevada and attended the University of Nevada, ... READ MORE

Maggie Voinot-Baron

Maggie is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor in our Anchorage location. Maggie graduated from Portland State University with a Master of Science in Speech-Lan... READ MORE

Marissa Pedersen

Marissa grew up in Lisle, Illinois, a busy suburb of Chicago. After graduating high school, she moved to Grand Junction, CO where she attended Colorado Mesa University... READ MORE

Maureen O'Keefe

Maureen is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor in our Anchorage and Eagle River locations. Maureen is a life long Alaska who has lived in various...READ MORE

Michelle Kobsik

Michelle relocated to Alaska from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in... READ MORE

Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker has lived in Anchorage since 1986; however, she grew up in Fairbanks. She is a certified teacher who taught for 20 years at Bartlett High School where she taught ... READ MORE

Eli Skelton

Eli earned his bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He then earned his master's degree in ... READ MORE

Ross Clifford

Ross discovered his love of teaching while in the Master of Fine Arts program at Portland State University. As a graduate student, he had the opportunity ... READ MORE

Becky George

Becky relocated to Anchorage after spending 8 years in Fairbanks. Prior to Fairbanks, Colorado was her home. She has over 13 years in private practice as a Dyslexia Therapist. Her ... READ MORE

Amanda Hall

Amanda returned to Alaska after pursuing her undergraduate degree in Child Development, followed by 3 years of working as a preschool teacher with Childtime Learning ... READ MORE

Megan Neill

Despite her childhood dream of becoming a librarian, Megan eventually discovered the world of speech and language in college and ultimately graduated with a Master ... READ MORE

Kristie Koffard

Kristie is the front desk administrator for the Reading Write Alaska team in Wasilla. She was born in Palmer, Alaska and has lived in Wasilla ever since. Although an Alaskan at heart Kristie is... READ MORE

Kimberly Westervelt

Kimberly was born in Ohio, grew up in Anchorage, and calls Alaska her home. She graduated high school early and attended UAA. Kimberly married her high school sweetheart and... READ MORE

Uriah Mitchell

Uriah is a Clinical-Fellow Speech Language Pathologist at Reading Write Alaska, assisting in diagnosing and treating individuals with communication difficulties. Uriah has had... READ MORE

Laura Tillman

Laura is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the social group coordinator who received her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Rush University in ... READ MORE

Nichole Chilson

Nichole Lachance Chilson has been practicing Speech-Language Pathology for over 18 years here in Alaska. She worked in private practice for ten of those years and has ... READ MORE

Liz Miller

Liz was born and raised in Alaska. In 2006 she earned her Associate of Arts degree from University of Alaska, Anchorage. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education with ... READ MORE

Alysia Damin

Alysia is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Coordinator in our Eagle River location. Alysia grew up in a small town located in central New York. As a child she was surrounded ... READ MORE

Selina Gutierrez

Selina is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin ... READ MORE

Lynice Firey

Lynice grew up in Canada and earned a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University. She moved to Alaska with her husband, who is originally from ... READ MORE

Julie Swaner

Julie graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a focus in Speech Language Patholo ... READ MORE


"The scores on our daughter’s most recent re-evaluation are jaw
dropping. She has gone from reading 13 words on a word identification
subtest to 113 words in a year!! Her score went from 67 to 107! Her
spelling score went from a 77 to a 99! She was at an early first grade
reading level last year and is now testing at mid third grade! We are so
thankful for sweet Miss Lori and all she’s done for us!"


Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for full-time and part-time SLPs and Teachers to

Salary or Pay-Per-Session Compensation Options  |  Health Insurance for Full-Time Staff
AFLAC  |  Retirement (IRA) with a Company Match  |  Malpractice Insurance
Generous Yearly Continuing Education Funds & Vacation Time  |  Productivity Bonuses