Leslie Acree

Leslie Acree

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew that I had a great passion for working with children. From babysitting and ... more

864-484-7067

leslieacree@brightstartsc.com

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I am a graduate of South Carolina State University where I received my Master’s Degree ... more

803-528-5801

ashleyadams@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

Kelli Bayne

Kelli Bayne

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hi! My name is Kelli Bayne and I’m from Seattle, WA. Attending Columbia International ... more

803-665-9644

kellibayne@brightstartsc.com

Lindsay Betterton

Lindsay Betterton

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I grew up in western Massachusetts and became passionate at a young age about working with ... more

843-998-0855

lindsaybetterton@brightstartsc.com

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Stephanie Blanding

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I am a country girl at heart, born and raised in Blythewood, SC. I have been married for ... more

803-929-1112

stephanieblanding@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

Wesley Bridges

Wesley Bridges

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from North Greenville University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in ... more

864-775-0983

wesleybridges@brightstartsc.com

Iantheya "Kayla" Brown

Iantheya "Kayla" Brown

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I am a strong believer that laughter is food for the soul. My name is Iantheya “Kayla” ... more

803-609-3135

iantheyabrown@brightstartsc.com

Beth Bunge

Beth Bunge

Owner - ---

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

803-929-1112

bethbunge@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

Nicholas Butcher

Nicholas Butcher

Supervisor - 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

Hannah Cass

Hannah Cass

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

My name is Hannah Cass and I was born and raised in Erie, PA. In 2013 I graduated from ... more

864-729-1893

hannahcass@brightstartsc.com

Tiffany Chapman

Tiffany Chapman

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I have a BA in Sociology from USC Spartanburg and ... more

864-616-5890

tiffanychapman@brightstartsc.com

Amie Cooper

Amie Cooper

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Most of my life has been spent in Indiana where I grew up. As a child, I first learned ... more

803-638-2058

amiecooper@brightstartsc.com

Katie Couch

Katie Couch

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I was a teenager working at a preschool in Boston, Massachusetts when I discovered my love ... more

843-754-8463

katiecouch@brightstartsc.com

Hannah Crosby

Hannah Crosby

Early Interventionist - Aiken 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

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

Yashaciqa Davis

Yashaciqa Davis

Quality Assurance Auditor - Midlands Office

Hi, my name is Yashaciqa Davis. I was born and raised in Hartsville, SC. I moved to the ... more

yashaciquadavis@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

Stephanie Dill

Stephanie Dill

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated in 2015 from Bob Jones University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. ... more

864-202-1070

stephaniedill@brightstartsc.com

Beth Dillard

Beth Dillard

Executive Assistant - Upstate Office

I graduated from Erskine College with a degree in Behavioral Science and a certificate in ... more

864-202-3233

upstate@brightstartsc.com

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Nancy Dowd

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nancydowd@brightstartsc.com

Natalie Dunn

Natalie Dunn

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I was born and raised in the town of Aiken, SC and moved to the upstate for college. I ... more

864-351-9389

nataliedunn@brightstartsc.com

Megan Eargle

Megan Eargle

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Hi, My name is Megan Eargle, and I have lived in the Columbia area for all of my life. ... more

803-665-5696

meganeargle@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

Kelli Floyd

Kelli Floyd

Supervisor - Midlands Office

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

803-413-3701

kellifloyd@brightstartsc.com

Michelle Flynn CCC-SLP

Michelle Flynn CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

Michelle Flynn has been an SLP for over 20 years. She received her Master of Science in ... more

803-497-6468

michelleflynn@brightstartsc.com

Lizzie Forbus

Lizzie Forbus

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from USC Upstate in 2010 with a bachelor's in experimental psychology. I ... more

864-230-8871

lizzieforbus@brightstartsc.com

Katie Forsman CCC-SLP

Katie Forsman CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

Born and raised in Florida, I moved to Columbia in 2013 where I received my Master of ... more

803-530-0722

katieforsman@brightstartsc.com

Jillian Franklin

Jillian Franklin

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I grew up in Ithaca New York and developed a love for working with children with special ... more

843-806-7378

jillianfranklin@brightstartsc.com

Alexa Gainey

Alexa Gainey

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree ... more

864-313-7866

alexagainey@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Gaskins

Sarah Gaskins

Supervisor - 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

Macy Goodwin

Macy Goodwin

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I ... more

864-385-9871

macygoodwin@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Gullickson

Sarah Gullickson

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hi! My name is Sarah Gullickson. I was born and raised in Fort Mill, SC. I graduated from ... more

803-917-4674

sarahgullickson@brightstartsc.com

Elizabeth Hagood

Elizabeth Hagood

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

I was born and raised in Rock Hill SC. I graduated from Winthrop University with a ... more

803-616-1322

elizabethhagood@brightstartsc.com

Katie Haning

Katie Haning

Supervisor - Anderson Office

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

864-205-3910

katiehaning@brightstartsc.com

Aly Hatcher

Aly Hatcher

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for working with children. In 2008 I ... more

864-404-6806

alyhatcher@brightstartsc.com

Robin Hazen

Robin Hazen

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I was born in South Carolina and resided here until junior high school when my family ... more

803-269-1883

robinhazen@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

Laura Hicklin CCC-SLP

Laura Hicklin CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist - Rock Hill Office

Originally from Edgemoor, South Carolina, I received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education ... more

803-415-0340

laurahicklin@brightstartsc.com

Emily Higgins

Emily Higgins

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from Furman University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. ... more

emilyhiggins@brightstartsc.com

Leslie Hutto

Leslie Hutto

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

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

803-261-0493

lesliehutto@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Hyman

Lauren Hyman

Early Interventionist - Aiken Office

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

803-665-6275

laurenhyman@brightstartsc.com

Julianne Ingalls

Julianne Ingalls

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and then went on to Clemson University to obtain ... more

864-616-6685

julianneingalls@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Jewell

Sarah Jewell

Supervisor - Rock Hill Office

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

803-463-9295

sarahjewell@brightstartsc.com

Mckenzie Johnson

Mckenzie Johnson

Supervisor - Midlands Office

Hi! My name is McKenzie Johnson and I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. Before my ... more

803-465-6332

mckenziejohnson@brightstartsc.com

Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

Before accepting a position as an Early a Interventionist for Bright Start in October ... more

803-230-8177

courtneyjones@brightstartsc.com

DeShea Key

DeShea Key

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I grew up with an uncle who has a severe intellectual disability and was later diagnosed ... more

803-260-4497

desheakey@brightstartsc.com

Amy Kneece

Amy Kneece

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I grew up in Gilbert SC with a loving and close family. I was the first of my immediate ... more

803-960-5244

amykneece@brightstartsc.com

Karrie Knott

Karrie Knott

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Karrie Knott and I was born and raised in Blythewood, South Carolina. While in ... more

803-465-6395

karrieknott@brightstartsc.com

Kristina Maio

Kristina Maio

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from Georgia Southern University in August of 2016 with a Bachelors degree in ... more

864-202-0025

kristinamaio@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

Madison Kvistad

Madison Kvistad

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I recently moved to Greenville from Chicago, where I worked with children and families for ... more

864-361-6207

madisonkvistad@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

Bailey Larmon

Bailey Larmon

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Hi, my name is Bailey Larmon and I am so excited to be a part of the Bright Start team as ... more

803-422-7298

baileylarmon@brightstartsc.com

Christine Larson

Christine Larson

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Health and ... more

803-665-4102

christinelarson@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

Becky Lunsford

Becky Lunsford

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

I am married to my high school sweetheart and God has blessed us with 5 beautiful ... more

864-329-4059

beckylunsford@brightstartsc.com

Christina McClary

Christina McClary

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

My name is Tina McClary. I’m originally from Syracuse, New York (Go Orange!) but having ... more

843-708-7073

christinamcclary@brightstartsc.com

Katie McKenzie

Katie McKenzie

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised here in Columbia and have always had a love for children. Ever since ... more

803-509-1954

katiemckenzie@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

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

Virginia Morrissey Lawson

Virginia Morrissey Lawson

EI Trainer - 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

Amy Muzynoski CF-SLP

Amy Muzynoski CF-SLP

Speech Therapist - Charleston Office

Whether it was coaching gymnastics, serving in the public schools, or working in child ... more

843-998-3135

amymuzynoski@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers

Supervisor - 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

Dana Narramore

Dana Narramore

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Greenville and earned a Bachelors of Science in Experimental Psychology from ... more

864-483-8240

dananarramore@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

Rupal Patel

Rupal Patel

Speech Intake Coordinator - Midlands Office

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

803-227-3757

rupalpatel@brightstartsc.com

Caroline Perkins CF-SLP

Caroline Perkins CF-SLP

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

All my life I have enjoyed working with children whether it was babysitting, teaching a ... more

803-587-1352

carolineperkins@brightstartsc.com

Becky Peters

Becky Peters

Supervisor - 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

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

Jessica Purvis

Jessica Purvis

Administrative Assistant - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in the small town of Hazlehurst, Georgia. Having a deep love for all ... more

jessicapurvis@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

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

Kendra Reid

Kendra Reid

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hello my name is Kendra Reid and I am a native of Charleston, SC. I hold a Master’s of ... more

803-354-3921

kendrareid@brightstartsc.com

Melissa Robinette

Melissa Robinette

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

I was born and raised in Asheville, NC and moved to Greenville, SC for college in 2010. I ... more

melissarobinette@brightstartsc.com

Brittany Robinson

Brittany Robinson

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Brittany Robinson. I was born and raised in Edgemoor, South Carolina. I ... more

803-261-3085

brittanyrobinson@brightstartsc.com

Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers

Supervisor - Upstate Office

In 1999 when I moved from Greenville, SC to start college at High Point University in NC I ... more

864-417-7214

amyrogers@brightstartsc.com

Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers

Case Manager - Midlands Office

My name is Laura Rogers and I grew up in Lynbrook, NY. I moved down to SC in 1984 to ... more

803-609-9820

laurarogers@brightstartsc.com

Kristen Rose

Kristen Rose

Case Manager - Upstate Office

My name is Kristen Rose, I have been married 25 years and have 3 children. I am ... more

864-752-7040

kristenrose@brightstartsc.com

Megan Ruff

Megan Ruff

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

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

803-457-4679

meganruff@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

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

Ansley Smith

Ansley Smith

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

Growing up I had a learning disability, which lead to school being very difficult for me. ... more

864-616-1193

ansleysmith@brightstartsc.com

Stephanie Snow

Stephanie Snow

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

Hi, I’m Stephanie Snow. I was born and raised in the small town of Iva, SC, which I ... more

864-772-0996

stephaniesnow@brightstartsc.com

Michelle Stewart

Michelle Stewart

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I've always known I wanted to work with special needs children. While in my undergrad at ... more

803-261-0129

michellestewart@brightstartsc.com

Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes

EI Trainer - Midlands Office

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

803-238-4872

kathysykes@brightstartsc.com

Shawn Thomas

Shawn Thomas

Finance - Midlands Office

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

803-397-6790

shawnthomas@brightstartsc.com

Teri Todd

Teri Todd

Owner - ---

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

Danielle Todd

Danielle Todd

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

Hello! My name is Danielle Todd and I am a Rock Hill native. While growing up I had many ... more

803-579-6138

danielletodd@brightstartsc.com

Kaitlyn Tompkins

Kaitlyn Tompkins

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Tompkins and I am so excited to be apart of Bright Start as an ... more

803-457-4679

kaitlyntompkins@brightstartsc.com

Jasmine Turner

Jasmine Turner

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew I wanted to work with children, and have a special place in my heart for ... more

864-230-9811

jasmineturner@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

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

Calli Wallace

Calli Wallace

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Calli Wallace. I graduated from The University of South Carolina with a BA in ... more

803-587-4605

calliwallace@brightstartsc.com

Jenn Waller

Jenn Waller

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hi. I’m Jenn and I’m proud to call Columbia home for the past 6 years. I graduated ... more

803-331-6945

jenniferwaller@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

Kerri Wikel

Kerri Wikel

Supervisor - 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

Alexa Williams

Alexa Williams

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I have always loved interacting with young children, so I began working in childcare right ... more

864-201-3825

alexawilliams@brightstartsc.com

Erica Winkler

Erica Winkler

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

For as long as I can remember I have always been around children and cannot imagine a ... more

864-201-4187

ericawinkler@brightstartsc.com

Terran Wooton

Terran Wooton

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hey there! My name is Terran Wooton! I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. In ... more

803-904-0944

terranwooton@brightstartsc.com

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