Meet Our Team at Infinity Kids

Committed to providing the best environment for your family

Tala and Amanda of Infinity Kids

Tala Brinderson & Amanda Fink

Co-founders, Infinity Kids

Co-founders Tala Brinderson and Amanda Fink created Infinity Kids in the summer of 2018. Their journey together as OTs started in 2010, both working in the field of pediatric private practice. Connecting with families and watching the lives of their clients change because of the space they have created is what fuels the duo. The meaning behind the name Infinity Kids is that the infinity line never ends and is limitless. This reminds us to be conscious of where we are and the endless possibilities we have before us. In Occupational therapy, we use the infinity symbol to practice crossing midline with children (ability to efficiently use/move the limbs on one side of body in the space of the opposite side), which indicates both sides of our brain are efficiently working together! Tala and Amanda believe that every child with learning differences deserves the opportunity to thrive and that tailored therapy will lay the groundwork for kids to go to infinity and beyond!

Occupational Therapists

Infinity Kids Owner - Tala Brinderson

Innovation Director

Tala Brinderson

Strengths: Intuitive, Detail-Conscious, Loyal

Advanced Training: Ayres Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

Speciality Certifications:
Reflex Integration and Rhythmic Movement, Myofacial Release, Yoga and Mindfulness, SOS Approach to Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Neurodevelopment Treatment of Baby and Child, Certified Sibshop Facilitator.

I value the development of the whole-child. I am passionate about trying to figure out the underlying factors that inhibit a child’s ability to make progress in their daily life. Becoming a mother of three boys and being surrounded by new parents increased my love for working with children and their families. On my free time, I enjoy going to the beach with my family, cooking, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and traveling.

Clinical Director

Amanda Fink

Strengths: Dependable, Creative Thinker, Determined

Advanced Certifications: Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention

Speciality Certifications:
Beckman Oral Motor, Handwriting Without Tears, SOS Approach to Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Neurodevelopment Treatment of Baby and Child.

I love helping children learn about their environment using their senses. Having two children, and a daughter born with a congenital heart defect, I understand the depth of love and tenacity parents hold for their children. My greatest satisfaction comes from watching the clients I work with achieve their goals using a family-centered approach. Seeing a child and their parents smile together is something that never gets old. Together with my family I love to spend time at the river, camping, beach, and exploring nature whenever possible.

Occupational Therapist / Department Supervisor

Maddy Arterburn

Strengths: Loyal, Well Mannered, Intimate

Speciality Certifications:
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Infant Massage Instructor, Pediatric Massage Therapist, Beckman Oral Motor, CLASI Ayres Sensory Integration

I find joy in helping children and their families work together to increase daily functional living skills through play. My background in infant and pediatric massage allows me to facilitate more natural movements incorporating full body engagement during sessions to improve participation. I use a play- based approach to motivate children in reaching their goals and full potential. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, playing soccer, going to the beach with my dog, and watching movies.

Occupational Therapist

Megan Cauley

Strengths: Forgiving, Loyal, Sociable

Advanced Training:
Board Certified in Pediatrics, Ayres Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

Speciality Certifications: DIR/Floortime Approach

I am an occupational therapist with a diverse set of skills and deep knowledge in both pediatric and adult occupational therapy, with over 20 years of experience. I spent the first 15 years of my career working with adults in various settings with a focus in neurologic rehabilitation and orthopedics. Seven years and two children later, I transitioned into the world of pediatric occupational therapy. I believe in collaborating with parents to determine how to best support their child’s development. I love to play as much as the children I work with! My family and I are passionate about nature, traveling, and being active. I have been an indoor cycling instructor for over 10 years and truly enjoy being able to facilitate health and wellness for people of all ages.

Occupational Therapist

Brittany Glass

Strengths: Nurturing, Creative Thinker, Determined

Advanced Certifications:
Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention

Speciality Certifications:
The Greenspan Foodtime Approach

I have a passion for working with children and their families to achieve goals that are of highest importance to them. I believe in the power of working as a team with the child, family and other specialists to develop creative solutions. I have experience working with children with a wide range of diagnoses on improving confidence and skills necessary to navigate various environments and daily routines with greater ease. I enjoy utilizing NDT handling techniques and foundations of yoga during my therapy sessions to facilitate natural movement. I also love working with children on building skills necessary to participate in meal-time both safely and enjoyably. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my son grow and experience the world for the first time. I also like to practice yoga, travel, hike, rock climb and mountain bike.

Occupational Therapist

Taryn Lozon

Strengths: Compassionate, Fun-Loving, Motivated

Speciality Certifications:
Oral Motor and Swallowing,  Infant Massage Instructor

Advanced Training: Oral Myofunctional Therapy

I enjoy pediatric occupational therapy because we get to work on family driven goals, in a fun and playful manner to assist the development of children. Most of my experience has been in an acute rehabilitation hospital working with children as young as infancy to early adulthood. My favorite part of being an occupational therapist is seeing the excitement a child and their families have when they achieve a new skill. In my free time I love spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, and barbecuing with my family and friends.

Occupational Therapist

Cate Erickson

Strengths: Nurturing, Loyal, Compassionate

I am committed to providing children and their families with the tools to overcome challenges that might be standing in the way of their ability to meaningfully engage in their day to day lives. I believe that play is the secret ingredient to helping children work through difficult tasks, build important developmental skills, and develop confidence. In my free time, I love to travel and explore new places with my family and friends.

Megan Chan - Occupational Therapist at Infinity Kids
Occupational Therapist

Megan Chan

Strengths: Compassionate, Respectful, Dependable

I became interested in the world of occupational therapy because I wanted to help others. Being a pediatric occupational therapist has a dream come true. Getting to know clients as a whole and helping them see and achieve their full potential is a gift. It is pleasure to get to know children and their families in order to work together to progress towards their goals and foster their independence. In my spare time, I like to dance, watch movies, and spend quality time with family.
Occupational Therapist

Micaella Salunga

Strengths: Creative Thinker, Compassionate, Motivated

I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential through the occupations they find most meaningful. I love empowering families through the provision of tools and resources to help their children reach their goals, achieve new skills, and help foster their overall well-being. I believe in discovering each child’s individual strengths and provide them with the “just-right” challenge to facilitate their independence and occupational performance. Through family-centered care, I strive to always consider each child and their family as collaborators and involving them in all aspects of care.

Occupational Therapist

Madison McCann

Strengths: Responsible, Thoughtful, Dependable

As someone whose brother attended occupational therapy throughout his life, I’ve been able to experience therapy through the lens of both the family and provider. This has given me a true appreciation for the importance of collaboration and trust between families and their therapist. I am dedicated to working together with families and their child to foster independence and participation in daily activities to the best of their ability. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends hiking, baking cookies, and going to concerts.

Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and Language Pathologist /
Department Supervisor

Christian Prietto

Strengths: Proactive, Quality-Oriented, Dependable

Advanced Training: Oral Myofunctional Therapy

As the Infinity Kids Speech Department head, I am passionate about making a positive impact in family’s lives. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I love helping children and their families learn to communicate more effectively. I thoroughly enjoy the intricate and creative dance of communication. I take a holistic, collaborative approach to therapy and combine my expertise in the areas of language, cognition, articulation, fluency and voice with parent’s wisdom to determine the best treatment plans for children. I love seeing children grow into who they are as they learn to navigate their world through language and the blossoming of family and community relationships. My three sons and spouse keep me humble and laughing, and I am honored to work with Infinity Kids.

Speech and Language Pathologist

Kathleen Boggan Zierhut

Strengths: Quality-Oriented, Caring, Inventive

Advanced Training: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, The Hanan Program More Than Words

I am mid-life career changer who discovered speech and language pathology when my own daughter struggled to communicate. A communication disability affects the whole family, and I enjoy assisting families with strategies they can use in their daily lives. For beginning communicators, I teach total communication: gestures, signs, facial expressions, pictures, and devices as needed. My continuing education has focused on meeting the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder, along with teaching the use of AAC (Assistive and Alternative Communication) as a bridge to verbal communication. When I am not working, I love to do yoga (so I can keep getting down on the floor with the little ones!), go hiking, read novels, and play a variety of board games with family and friends. 

Trisha Yamabe - Infinity Kids
Speech and Language Pathologist

Trisha Yamabe

Strengths: Nurturing, Enthusiastic, Respectful

I love being able to help children communicate with the world around them. I enjoy getting creative with therapy activities to pair the child’s interests with their goals in order to increase engagement and make speech more fun. I am a mom to the sweetest little girl and 2 senior fur babies. During my free time, I enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my family, practicing yoga, snowboarding, and scrapbooking.

Speech and Language Pathologist

Cierra Gratz

Strengths: Creative-Thinker, Compassionate, Enthusiastic

I am a passionate Speech-Language Pathologist who loves working with the pediatric population. I use play-based therapy techniques to help children learn and meet their milestones while having fun! I enjoy being creative in my treatment plans and using a family-centered approach to meet the unique needs of each child in their development alongside with their caregivers. This career has truly brought me so much joy helping children communicate and seeing them blossom through language in the world around them. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and two fur-babies, going to the beach, local parks and hiking.    



Speech and Language Assistants

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Carrie Pulone

Strengths: Quality-Oriented, Nurturing, Loyal

I have experience providing individualized therapy to young children with needs in receptive and expressive and language, pragmatic/social language, articulation and fluency and find great value in the collaborative benefits of working as part of a multidisciplinary team. I strive to discover and highlight each child’s strengths and abilities an utilizes these strengths to nurture their language development. For early intervention aged children I employ play-based therapy to target their speech and language goals. After being a stay-at-home mom and raising three children, I returned to school and received my degree as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. My unique experience as being a mother to two children with special needs enriches my compassion and patience in the therapeutic process. 

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Melanie Aguilera

I am so fortunate to be part of a field, in which I whole-heartedly admire. Having the opportunity to help individuals find their voice is such a rewarding experience that will never grow old. Working among such a diverse population, ranging from pediatrics to adult transition, has allowed me to develop an immense amount of empathy for patients of all needs. I thoroughly enjoy being challenged to appropriately meet the goals of each specific individual and sincerely take joy in celebrating all the victories (no matter how small) of those I am working with. 

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Tori Neal

Strengths: Dependable, Patient, Creative

I was first introduced to speech therapy when I started working as a Behavioral Therapist. I absolutely fell in love with it and quickly changed my major. Working as an SLPA, I have gained experience working with children of all ages whose challenges range from mild to profound. I enjoy being creative and fun during therapy, focusing on play-based interventions so that speech doesn’t feel like “work”.  I love being a small part of a child’s journey to finding their voice. I am very passionate about this field and looking forward to more opportunities that come my way after finishing grad school. I am honored to be working with such a collaborative and supportive team at Infinity Kids.

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapist / Department Supervisor

Shannon O'Brien

Strengths: Compassionate, Dependable, Good Listener

Advanced and Speciality Certifications: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Certified Sibshop Facilitator

I enjoy helping children learn how to move so they can explore their environment safely, improve functional independence, and reach their highest potential through play-based therapy. Becoming a parent has greatly influenced and strengthened my commitment to helping children and their families. The most rewarding part of my job is watching a child reach their movement goals and become more independent. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, running, swimming, hiking, and crocheting.

Physical Therapist

Nirja Parikh

Strengths: Enthusiastic, Charismatic, Creative Thinker

Speciality Certifications:
Certified Yoga Teacher Sonia Sumar Method, Ayurvedic Life Consultant

I love working with the pediatric population because as much as I help them, they also help me become a better person. I enjoy the innocence of children and helping to facilitate their gross motor development. I wake up excited for my job and don’t even consider it work, rather a passion. In my free time, I teach yoga and dance! I also love to spend time with my family and friends, hiking, biking and exploring the area.

Katie Avila - Physical Therapist at Infinity Kids
Physical Therapist

Katie Avila

Strengths: Caring, Patient, Fun-loving

I am a creative physical therapist who loves supporting families and their children with gross motor development and participation in daily activities. I enjoy building upon a child’s strengths, working on family-centered goals, and having as much fun as possible during therapy sessions. I have a strong interest in adaptive equipment and helping children participate in community-based sports and activities. When I’m not working at Infinity Kids, I love spending time with my family and friends, rock climbing, painting, and hiking with my dog. 

Parent Educator

Parent Educator at infinity kids
Parent Educator

Belen Guillen

Strengths: Sociable, Patient, Confident 

I have over 15 years of experience as a bilingual (English-Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist working with teens and adults in diverse mental health settings. As a Happiest Baby Certified Educator, my passion is helping families with children of all ages achieve a complete state of wellbeing from a bio/psycho/social and spiritual perspective, through promotion of healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, early intervention, and construction of a strong support network. To me, Family Therapy is the art of discerning the things that really matter, and turning the unbearable into something more tolerable. On my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, reading, and arts and crafts with my two kids. 

Operations / Business Development

Tiffany Tegeler
Operations/Business Development Director

Tiffany Tegeler

Strengths: Motivated, Compassionate, Quality-Oriented

I went to school to become a teacher and realized quickly that I loved kids but didn’t want to go the education route. Within the last 9 years I was lucky enough to work for an ABA agency with some amazing families within the Inland Empire and also across the United States. As I continue my journey with Infinity Kids, I strive to help the entire family unit by supporting not only our patients but their parents and siblings as well. I am a mother of two boys, so in my free time I am usually hanging out with them by the pool, being a part of their sporting events, and enjoying the sunshine with family and friends.

Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant / Billing

Angie Divincenzo

Strengths: Sincere, Loyal, Caring

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, go Titans! I started my journey as a Physical Therapy Aide in 2014 working with older adults. Coming from a large extended family, I am always around children and enjoy playing and watching them interact with their environment. Improving children’s daily lives is something I strive for and I look forward to taking the skills I have learned to make an impact working with families at Infinity Kids. In my free time you’ll find me participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing and playing soccer.

Administrative Assistant

Alicia Stearns

Strengths: Nurturing, Dependable, Detail-Conscious

I have spent the last 5 years working with children with disabilities and their families. During this time, I created meaningful therapeutic recreation programs that connect in-clinic skills developed during one-on-one therapy sessions to community and home settings. I am excited to begin a Masters program in occupational therapy in July, 2020 and continue to make a difference in the lives of children and their families at Infinity Kids! In my spare time, you’ll find me camping with my spouse and two dogs, cooking, hosting board game nights or fostering German Shepards.

Interested in joining our team?