Colleen received her Bachelor's of Science in Communication Disorders from Illinois State University in 2001, her Master's of Science from Texas State University in Communication Disorders in 2003 and also holds her Certificate of Clinical Com. She chose her first career placement at Havasu Regional Medical Center where she received her certificate of Clinical Competence. Colleen worked part time and on the side for nursing homes, schools, and private companies before opening Milemarkers Therapy. She realized the need, along with her business partner, Catie Sondrol, for a pediatric therapy clinic in the tri-state area. Once only a dream has now become a reality with an ever-growing staff and client base. Colleen was married in 2009 and welcomed her first son in December of 2010 and her second son June 2012. Her husband, Rick McShea, is a paramedic/firefighter and 20+ year resident of Lake Havasu City. They look forward to growing both Milemarkers Therapy and their family here in beautiful Lake Havasu. Colleen is a graduate of the 2011 Havasu Leadership Development Class and was the Co-Chairman for the 2012 class. Some of Colleen's specialty areas include: autism, language delays, social skill/pragmatic deficits, feeding therapy, oro-facial myology (tongue thrust), and articulation. Email: email@example.com
OT – Owner
Catie occupational therapist and co-owner of Milemarkers Therapy Inc graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2004 with a Masters of Occupational Therapy. Her and her family moved to Lake Havasu City in 2004 and she began serving children within their home and school settings throughout Mohave and LaPaz counties. Catie was able to share her vision of a "one stop" pediatric clinic with Colleen McShea, her business partner, and thus began Milemarkers Therapy in January 2006. In 2007 Catie received her Certificate of Assistive Technology from Northern Arizona University. She is certified in Wilbargers Therapressure Protocol, Therapuetic Listening, and SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to feeding. Annually she attends Camp Avanti in Northern Wisconsin as a camp therapist for children with sensory processing disorders. In 2014, Catie received the Excellency Within an Agency award from the Special Needs Advocacy Council of Mohave County. Catie enjoys spending time with her family which includes Josh (husband), Madilyn (daughter), Peyton (daughter) and Chloe Rose (Chocolate Labrador). She also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, decorating her house, shopping, reading and surfing pintrest. Catie serves as a Sunday school teacher for the toddler program at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and is a council member for the First Things First Regional Partnership Board. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy is originally from Colorado by way of Los Angeles. She has a degree in Computerized Accounting and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Sandy has 35 years experience in upper management and has owned her own Wood French Door and Window company in Northridge, Ca. She moved to Lake Havasu City in 1997 and met the love of her life Mike. Sandy has three daughters Jessica, Tiffany and Ashley, a step son Justin and a step daughter Michel. She also has 1 grandson, Dylan and 5 grand daughters, Alana, Holly, Kaiah, Calista, and Carlee. Sandy has a love for dogs in which she has 5 chihuahua's Chanel, Dolce, Matix, Nookie and Jane. Not only does she love dogs but she loves to ride Harley's, working out, tattoo's, photography, sewing, crafting, thrift store shopping, and reality tv programs. Her favorite singer is Stevie Nicks.
Debera is a native Havasuian having lived in Lake Havasu off and on since 1979. She has a degree in Organizational Leadership, and Business Management graduating from Arizona State University in 2016. Debera has been in the field of Human Resources since 1996. Debera has three kids, Brian, Abbigail, and Emilee and has been married since 1995. When not at working at Milemarkers Debera loves to spend time with her large family, and her four dogs Brooke, Frankie, Gonzo, and Molly. Her favorite show is anything starting with the Housewives of. Her favorite group is Maroon 5.
BHC Operations Manager
LHC Administrative Assistant
BHC Speech Therapist
Nicole graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Sciences and Technologies with a focus in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2013. Her favorite subject was phonetics which taught the true complexity of the speech process and sparked her interest in articulation disorders. After graduation, Nicole moved back to Bullhead City and began her journey to becoming an SLPA. She was given the opportunity to volunteer in both the public school and private clinic settings. Having obtained her SLPA license, Nicole now enjoys helping children find their voice and looks forward to continuing her career in speech therapy. In the future she plans to enter grad school and become a fully licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Email: email@example.com
Carrie is our Milemarkers Therapy Bullhead City Speech-Language Pathologist. Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University in 2010. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders in 2012. She is currently in the process of completing her clinical fellowship experience. Carrie’s clinical interests include early intervention, fluency, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and feeding. Carrie was formerly a 1st grade teacher for 10 years but speech-language pathology was always her passion so she is very excited to finally be realizing her professional dream. Carrie is originally from the Los Angeles area but has been a resident of Arizona since 2004. She currently lives in Bullhead City with her longtime boyfriend who is an elementary school principal. She has three cats that she completely spoils and enjoys reading, kickboxing, and trying to expand her cooking repertoire. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a BSc O-T from the faculty of Medicine in Toronto, Canada. After graduation, she was primary therapist in the Childrens’ Sensory Stimulation programme at Huronia Regional Centre, which was the largest facility in Canada for individuals with developmental disabilities. During this time, she obtained extra training in Sensory Integration and served on the Feeding Committee. After moving to Lake Havasu to be near family, Jill served as an independent therapist with school contracts, DDD contracts plus provider for evaluations for the Newborn Intensive Care Program, throughout Mohave County. Supplemental training in evaluations led to training as a “Master Trainer” for other therapist prior to funding cuts to this project. Jill has a certificate in Neurodevelopmental training – 8 week introductory course plus Baby Course. Currently, Jill is serving LHUSD#1 as well as working with the wonderful staff at Milemarkers Therapy. She is very busy as a single parent to Robin 17 and Jordan 13 and serves at church to help with the Youth Group. The menagerie at home is too numerous to list! Email: email@example.com
COTA Blythe School District
Employment and DTA
Program Quality Assurance Manager
Hey I'm Ashley DesMarteau. I'm 24 years old. I was born in California but have been living in Lake Havasu for 17 years. I started working at Mile Markers in November of 2014 mentoring and job coaching teens and young adults. and promoted to Employment Manager April 2015. I also work with them on living a healthier lifestyle by practicing good eating habits and fitness. This is my first time working with special needs. Since I started working here, I've realized what I would love to do for a profession. When I am not working, I love to work out and eat healthy. I also enjoy doing makeup on others in my spare time. I love rock music, the color red, and coffee.