Meet Our Team at Infinity Kids

Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and Language Pathologist /
Department Supervisor

Christian Prietto

Strengths: Proactive, Quality-Oriented, Dependable
Specialty Certifications: Certified ASD Clinical Specialist 
Advanced Training: The Hanen Program, It Takes Two to Talk, 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

Katelyn Dean

Advanced Training: Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

Katelyn enjoys working with child language disorders and social skills/pragmatic language. In her free time, she enjoys baking bread, reading, and hanging out with her friends!

Speech and Language Pathologist

Arielle Khalili

Arielle believes that communication fosters relationships! She is passionate about supporting children and their families in achieving speech, language, and pragmatic goals in order to connect with others.  Previous experiences as an SLPA and Behavioral Therapist have enhanced her love for working with clients with autism spectrum disorders. She also enjoys incorporating music during therapy whenever possible. Arielle is the lucky mama of two—1 girl and 1 boy—and loves spending time exploring the world with them. On her free time you will find her spending time in nature, hiking, singing, dancing, taking photographs, cooking for her family, and traveling the world. 

Speech and Language Pathologist

Tami Reece

Tami loves early intervention and learning about the unique needs of families while teaching them techniques to bring out their child’s strengths. Her hobbies include journaling, amigurumi (Japanese art of crocheting small yarn toys), running, Zumba, cooking, and playing board games with her husband and three adult children.

Speech and Language Pathologist

Kyla Lyons

Kyla has a strong passion for working with childhood apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Her hobbies include hanging out with her daughter and husband, taking her goldendoodle to the dog park, and visiting all the boba tea spots she can find.  

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

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.

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

Kristi Germick

Kristi adores teaching language and pragmatic skills as well as working with early intervention children.  Kristi is both an adventurous hiker and camper and also likes to spend quality time with loved ones on her free time!

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Mahnoor Ahmad

Noor is an advocate for speech in every way! She is all about providing hope to families and creating a positive impact within the lives around her. Language, in general, holds a very important place in her heart, as there are many ways to express and share all that we are as unique human beings. Noor is proficient in Urdu, Hindi, and even American Sign Language! In her spare time, she likes to create personalized desserts. One can also find her at a local plant shop; she is a huge lover of plants — succulents to be specific!

Interested in joining our team?