Speech & Language Pathologist

Growing up in a small town in central Washington, I learned the value of community early on. I was fortunate to embrace the Spokane community while attending undergraduate and graduate school at WSU and to join Joya upon graduation. I thoroughly enjoy building and enhancing the communication skills of early language learners and leaving a lasting impact on them and their families.

Speech & Language Pathologist

Sierra grew up in a small town in Washington. She received her AA degree here in Spokane through running start, then went on to receive her Bachelor of arts and then Master of Science at the downtown Spokane health campus.

Speech & Language Pathologist

A native Spokanite, Meaghan fell in love with Joya Child & Family Development when she was inspired by a Kids for Kids Penny Drive presentation at her high school. During her college internship at the Developmental Disabilities Program in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Meaghan quickly developed a passion for working with children from the ages of birth to 3 years old…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Taylor Western grew up in Fresno, California, then attended Chico State University for college. Her family moved to Spokane, WA her senior year of college. She began her master’s in Communication Disorders at Eastern New Mexico University, and moved to Spokane to do her final internships so she…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Jennifer has a special interest in infant and toddler feeding as well as phonological processing disorders. She loves working with children, birth to 3, and building relationships with, and supporting, the whole family. She is forever amazed by the early learning and development that takes place through play and daily life…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Ashley was born in Key West Florida, grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Seattle in 1994. She graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in a clinic in Seattle as a therapy aide…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Ann developed an interest in children with special needs and hearing loss after volunteering in high school.  She took sign language classes and majored in special education at the University of South Florida.  After a year of teaching she decided that speech therapy would be a better fit and returned…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Nikie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and a master’s from Mankato State University. Nickie has always loved helping children, which inspired her to earn a degree in communication disorders. She is originally from Minnesota, but settled in Spokane with her husband Jim, about 30 years ago. She and Jim have two grown children…

Speech & Language Pathologist

Courtney has always had a passion for working with children, from volunteering in younger classrooms as a child to coaching Little League softball while in high school. After learning about the speech therapy program at Washington State University and having some personal experience with speech therapy as a child, Courtney knew…