Kari received her bachelor's degree from Samford University (Birmingham, AL) in 2004 with a major in Human Development and a minor in Psychology. In 2006, she graduated from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She completed the certification requirements during her time at Vanderbilt and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2006.
Kari has worked with children with autism since 2001 and started Hope Autism and Behavioral Health Services in 2006. Kari now lives in Aurora, CO with her husband and three kids, but continues to do administrative work from there. She travels to Nashville several times per year.
Hunter received her bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA) in 2005 with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish. She graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in 2007 with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education and completed the Behavior Analysis Certification program there as well.
Hunter has worked formally with children with autism since 2002 in a variety of settings including home based programs, a private school for children with autism, community-based camps, and teaching young children with autism in the public schools. She has worked with HOPE since 2007.
Hunter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed TN teacher, a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Autism Society of America and Council for Exceptional Children.
In addition to her work as a consultant, Hunter was promoted to Clinical Director in August 2014 and now handles all client intakes, oversees staff, and is available to help problem-solve more difficult cases as needed.
Olivia received her bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University in 20011 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Educational Studies. In 2013 Olivia obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.
Olivia has worked with children with autism since 2011 in a variety of settings including public and private schools, clinics, home-based programs, and social groups. Olivia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Sarah has worked with children and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings including home-based programs, community programs, and in the public school system. She is a licensed teacher in TN, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and member of the Council of Exceptional Children.
Brittany has worked with children with autism and their families since high school. She has worked and volunteered in a variety of settings including homes, social groups, camps, recreation and sports based programs, and community based programs.