Aileen Yount

Aileen Yount

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My name is Aileen Yount, and I have been with Bright Start since September 2012 and have ... more

803-238-4044

aileenyount@brightstartsc.com

Alison Heinecke

Alison Heinecke

Administrator - Midlands Office

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion ... more

803-413-3980

alisonheinecke@brightstartsc.com

Andrea Ferree

Andrea Ferree

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Before starting my Psychology Degree at The University of South Carolina, I worked at a ... more

803-261-0129

andreaferree@brightstartsc.com

Anna Pridgen

Anna Pridgen

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. While in grade school, I volunteered with special ... more

803-261-0543

annapridgen@brightstartsc.com

April Smith

April Smith

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew I wanted to work with children. When I graduated from USC Upstate in 2003 ... more

864-346-8331

aprilsmith@brightstartsc.com

Ashley Reece

Ashley Reece

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Believe it or not I did not start my college career wanting to work with children. I ... more

864-621-2933

ashleyreece@brightstartsc.com

Becky Lunsford

Becky Lunsford

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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864-329-4059

beckylunsford@brightstartsc.com

Becky Miller

Becky Miller

Case Manager - Midlands Office

In college at USC, I entered the Exercise Science program and was involved in the ... more

803-261-0052

beckymiller@brightstartsc.com

Becky Peters

Becky Peters

Case Manager - Midlands Office

My name is Becky Peters, and I am a Service Coordinator Supervisor at Bright Start. I ... more

803-665-5133

beckypeters@brightstartsc.com

Beth Bunge

Beth Bunge

Administrator - Midlands Office

I started Ohio State University knowing I wanted to major in Child Development and work ... more

803-929-1112

bethbunge@brightstartsc.com

Beth Carter

Beth Carter

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Upon graduating Clemson University, with a degree in education, I began my career in ... more

803-463-6319

bethcarter@brightstartsc.com

Beth Deason

Beth Deason

Administrator - Midlands Office

Upon completion of my graduate studies in Speech – Language Pathology, I worked in the ... more

803-261-0116

bethdeason@brightstartsc.com

Brantley Bonnette

Brantley Bonnette

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

When I walked into Bright Start in early 2008, I knew that I had found what I'd been ... more

803-261-8266

brantleybonnette@brightstartsc.com

Brennan Stinney

Brennan Stinney

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I am a native of Columbia, SC and hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Music from ... more

803-530-3298

brennanstinney@brightstartsc.com

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Courtney Jones

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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courtneyjones@brightstartsc.com

Crystal Nesbitt

Crystal Nesbitt

Administrator - Midlands Office

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columbia@brightstartsc.com

Crystal Tuttle

Crystal Tuttle

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

As early as I can remember, I knew that I had a calling and ,to work with children. In ... more

864-202-0760

crystaltuttle@brightstartsc.com

Donna Griffith

Donna Griffith

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I knew I was called to work with children from a very early age. My mom used to call me ... more

864-325-2465

donnagriffith@brightstartsc.com

Dorinda Huggins

Dorinda Huggins

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I am very excited to have recently join the Bright Start family as a speech language ... more

803-917-2076

dorindahuggins@brightstartsc.com

Elise Washington

Elise Washington

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

When I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher or work with children in ... more

803-261-8017

elisecaskey@brightstartsc.com

Hannah Crosby

Hannah Crosby

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Aiken, SC in a family of 4 girls- I know, my poor dad! I was ... more

803-391-6925

hannahcrosby@brightstartsc.com

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Heather Blackwell

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Columbia. I was privileged to grow up in a home with a younger ... more

803-530-0722

heatherblackwell@brightstartsc.com

Heather Crosby

Heather Crosby

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio by parents who were both teachers. I attended ... more

803-413-4008

heathercrosby@brightstartsc.com

Helen Wintz

Helen Wintz

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Spending my early years in a daycare, I have always had a great connection with children. ... more

864-201-3825

helenwintz@brightstartsc.com

Janis Moore

Janis Moore

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I am proud to have been born and raised in the Columbia area of South Carolina. I ... more

803-714-0486

janismoore@brightstartsc.com

Jenny Brown-Shern

Jenny Brown-Shern

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Born and raised throughout the Midwest, I have an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice ... more

803-463-1639

jennyshern@brightstartsc.com

Jessie Hendley

Jessie Hendley

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Columbia and graduated from USC with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Social ... more

864-325-1265

jessiehendley@brightstartsc.com

Jill Graves

Jill Graves

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I began working with children with special needs in high school when I volunteered to ... more

864-202-0025

jillgraves@brightstartsc.com

Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

While studying Psychology at Columbia International University, I became an ABA Therapist ... more

803-238-4872

kathysykes@brightstartsc.com

Katie Haning

Katie Haning

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, majoring in Early Childhood ... more

864-205-3910

katiehaning@brightstartsc.com

KelLeigh Dantzler

KelLeigh Dantzler

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

The summer before my senior year at Columbia College, where I majored in Psychology, I was ... more

803-446-1673

kelleighdantzler@brightstartsc.com

Kelli Floyd

Kelli Floyd

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I began my journey as a speech language pathologist after graduating from Columbia College ... more

803-413-3701

kellifloyd@brightstartsc.com

Kellye Walker

Kellye Walker

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I knew that working with children was what I wanted to do, I just didn’t know in what ... more

803-446-5842

kellyewalker@brightstartsc.com

Kendra Gurtler

Kendra Gurtler

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

My name is Kendra Gurtler, and I have worked for Bright Start since April 2013. I am a ... more

803-206-1419

kendragurtler@brightstartsc.com

Kerri Wikel

Kerri Wikel

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Before accepting a position at Bright Start in April of 2013, I was a head coach of a ... more

803-261-6381

kerriwikel@brightstartsc.com

Kimberly Travaglini

Kimberly Travaglini

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Before completing my degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences with a concentration in ... more

803-261-3085

kimberlytravaglini@brightstartsc.com

Kristy Kerlin

Kristy Kerlin

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Kristy Kerlin is currently a resident of Aiken, SC. She has worked in Early Intervention ... more

803-221-1939

kristykerlin@brightstartsc.com

Lacey McInish

Lacey McInish

Administrator - Upstate Office

I have always had a passion for working with children and knew I wanted to pursue that ... more

864-202-3233

upstate@brightstartsc.com

Lakeisha Parks

Lakeisha Parks

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Most of the jobs that I have had have been centered on helping others. I graduated from ... more

864-346-4728

lakeishaparks@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Bailey

Lauren Bailey

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I have had a love for children for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager, I ... more

803-238-3362

laurenbailey@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Hyman

Lauren Hyman

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

* Graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology ... more

803-665-6275

laurenhyman@brightstartsc.com

Leanne Alewine

Leanne Alewine

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

I developed an interest in speech-language pathology while earning my Bachelor's degree in ... more

leannealewine@bellsouth.net

Leslie Hutto

Leslie Hutto

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I received my degree in Special Education from Winthrop University. After graduation, I ... more

803-261-0493

lesliehutto@brightstartsc.com

Linda Kunz

Linda Kunz

Case Manager - Upstate Office

Originally being from Tennessee, I graduated from Austin Peay State University with a ... more

864-201-6829

lindakunz@brightstartsc.com

Lindsay Gantt

Lindsay Gantt

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I currently live in Goose Creek, SC with my husband (Trey), two year old boy (Drew), and a ... more

803-261-8427

lindsaygantt@brightstartsc.com

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Mary Beth Campbell

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

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843-670-2593

marybethcampbell@brightstartsc.com

Megan Jaramillo

Megan Jaramillo

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I first became interested in speech therapy in college when talking with a cousin who was ... more

803-530-0698

meganjaramillo@brightstartsc.com

Megan Lauritzen

Megan Lauritzen

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Early on, I knew I had an enthusiasm for working with children. Throughout high school, I ... more

864-787-4406

meganlauritzen@brightstartsc.com

Megan Ruff

Megan Ruff

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Originally from Ohio, I am new to South Carolina and am loving every minute of it! ... more

803-457-4679

meganruff@brightstartsc.com

Meredith Burgoon

Meredith Burgoon

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Meredith Burgoon. I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I ... more

803-413-9757

meredithburgoon@brightstartsc.com

Milly Ann Epps

Milly Ann Epps

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I have lived in Aiken for almost 30 years, and have been an early interventionist for ... more

803-295-1648

millyepps@brightstartsc.com

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Case Manager - Upstate Office

While attending the University of South Carolina after high school, I began working part ... more

864-201-4187

nataliecole@brightstartsc.com

Nicholas Butcher

Nicholas Butcher

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I first began my work in the field of special needs in 2007 through Applied Behavior ... more

803-413-6139

nicholasbutcher@brightstartsc.com

Paolina Szemraj

Paolina Szemraj

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

I earned my Master’s of Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University of ... more

570-269-3076

paolinaszemraj@brightstartsc.com

Perrin White

Perrin White

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

Prior to pursuing a career in speech pathology, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in ... more

469-261-4046

perrinwhite@brightstartsc.com

Porsche' Battle

Porsche' Battle

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I am really excited about recently joining the Brightstart family! I graduated from South ... more

843-676-5243

PPB90@YAHOO.COM

Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

When I started at Anderson University, I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in, but I knew ... more

864-201-0193

rachelwalker@brightstartsc.com

Rebecca Quenneville

Rebecca Quenneville

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I am married and a mother of one 4-year-old son. I have been an Early Interventionist for ... more

803-261-0177

rebeccaquenneville@brightstartsc.com

Rupal Patel

Rupal Patel

Administrator - Midlands Office

I graduated from Devry University with a Bachelor's degree in Operations Management with a ... more

803-227-3757

rupalpatel@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Gaskins

Sarah Gaskins

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My passion for working with young children started at an early age. As one of four ... more

864-205-2584

sarahgaskins@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Jewell

Sarah Jewell

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Every job I have ever had has centered on children. From babysitting as a young teenager, ... more

803-463-9295

sarahjewell@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I earned my Master’s of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2010. ... more

803-413-8207

sarahmyers@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany NY in 2004. I had intended to become ... more

803-238-5288

sarahshaw@brightstartsc.com

Shawn Thomas

Shawn Thomas

Administrator - Midlands Office

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, I worked in Corporate America for ... more

803-397-6790

shawnthomas@brightstartsc.com

Sheryl Manning

Sheryl Manning

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Early on I knew that I wanted to teach in some capacity and due to my love of history, ... more

803-665-5696

sherylmanning@brightstartsc.com

Stacey Law

Stacey Law

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

Prior to graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a Bachelors in ... more

staceylaw@brightstartsc.com

Stacy Kephart

Stacy Kephart

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I have been married to my husband, Tim for 9 years. We have a daughter, Madilyn, who is ... more

803-446-5548

stacykephart@brightstartsc.com

Stephanie Lageman

Stephanie Lageman

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I began working with children and adults with special needs at Camp Spearhead when I was ... more

864-329-7427

stephanielageman@brightstartsc.com

Tanvi Solanki

Tanvi Solanki

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

During my undergraduate years at the Bombay University, I was fascinated by how humans ... more

803-931-6317

tanvisolanki@brightstartsc.com

Teri Todd

Teri Todd

Administrator - Midlands Office

During the summer of 1990, I worked as a camp counselor at the YWCA and had two children ... more

803-929-1112

teritodd@brightstartsc.com

Tiffany Geer

Tiffany Geer

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My mom often calls me a kid magnet. Ever since I can remember, I always loved working ... more

tiffanygeer@brightstartsc.com

Virginia Morrissey

Virginia Morrissey

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew that I wanted to work with children in some capacity, and it was not long ... more

864-346-6840

virginiamorrissey@brightstartsc.com