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

Maryeileen Appio

Maryeileen Appio

Administrative Assistant - Rock Hill Office

I’m Maryeileen and I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. I graduated from ... more

(803)366-8434

rockhill@brightstartsc.com

Ashley Aspenwall

Ashley Aspenwall

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

My name is Ashley Aspenwall. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Throughout my ... more

803-602-2966

AshleyAspenwall@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

Madison Bernkopf

Madison Bernkopf

EI Trainer - Upstate Office

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

864-361-6207

madisonbernkopf@brightstartsc.com

Stephanie Blanding

Stephanie Blanding

Human Resources - Midlands Office

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

Jenny Bono

Jenny Bono

Administrative Assistant - Charleston Office

I grew up in Germany and moved to the U.S. when I was seven. After working in the ... more

843-872-6335

charleston@brightstartsc.com

Patty Bowens

Patty Bowens

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Hello! My name is Patty and I was born and raised Charleston, SC. I received my Bachelor's ... more

803-849-2963

pattybowens@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

Joyce Bryngelson

Joyce Bryngelson

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Summerville, SC as one of seven children, and I’ve always known ... more

803-212-8469

joycebryngelson@brightstartsc.com

Michelle Bullard

Michelle Bullard

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana where I graduated from Ball State University with ... more

864-430-6962

michellebullard@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

Alexus Burkett

Alexus Burkett

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

Hi! I’m Alexus and I’m so excited to be starting with Bright Start! I’m originally ... more

843-459-5748

alexusburkett@brightstartsc.com

Chandler Burnett

Chandler Burnett

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Hi!! My name is Chandler Burnett! I graduated from Winthrop University in 2014 with ... more

864-325-2465

chandlerburnette@brightstartsc.com

Kelsey Buscemi

Kelsey Buscemi

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

Hi there! My name is Kelsey Buscemi and I’m so excited to have joined the Bright Start ... more

843-810-9139

kelseybuscemi@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

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

Valerie Chavers CCC-SLP

Valerie Chavers CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist - Charleston Office

Originally from Pell City, Alabama, I received a B.S. in Elementary Education from The ... more

843-806-7470

valeriechavers@brightstartsc.com

Anna Clark

Anna Clark

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Hi, my name is Anna Clark! I am a recent graduate of Coker College located in Hartsville, ... more

864-887-6293

anaclark@brightstartsc.com

Andrea Colbert

Andrea Colbert

Case Manager - Upstate Office

Hi there! My name is Andrea Colbert and I recently moved to South Carolina from Washington ... more

864-516-5652

andreacolbert@brightstartsc.com

Hayley Cole

Hayley Cole

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I am originally from Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a ... more

864-243-1061

hayleycole@brightstartsc.com

Reid Cook

Reid Cook

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

Hi everyone! My name is Reid Cook and I am so happy to be an early interventionist at ... more

reidcook@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

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

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

Administrative 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

Nancy Dowd

Nancy Dowd

Administrative Assistant - Midlands Office

Hi! I'm Nancy. I was raised in Gaston, South Carolina. I decided to live in Washington ... more

803-929-1112

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

Case Manager - 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

Ansley Ebernickle

Ansley Ebernickle

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

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

864-616-1193

ansleyebernickle@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

Speech Therapist - Charleston Office

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

803-413-3701

kellifloyd@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

Meghan Forest

Meghan Forest

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My name is Meghan Forest and I am excited to be joining the Bright Start team! I have ... more

864-417-7781

meghanforest@brightstartsc.com

Jillian Franklin

Jillian Franklin

Supervisor - 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

Anne Gaines

Anne Gaines

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Hi! My name is Anne. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended ... more

864-313-6109

annegaines@brightstartsc.com

Meghan Granger

Meghan Granger

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I was born and raised in Greenville, SC, and I attended Clemson University where I ... more

(864) 360-7161

meghangranger@brightstartsc.com

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Jacqueline Griffo

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I grew up in Charlotte, NC and jumped the boarder to go to College of Charleston, where I ... more

803-849-2560

jacquelinegriffo@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

EI Trainer - 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've always enjoyed working with children in various capacities and environments. I've had ... more

864-205-3910

katiehaning@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

April Hughes

April Hughes

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

After high school I joined the Air Force and frequently volunteered at child care centers. ... more

803-260-8201

aprilhughes@brightstartsc.com

Keri Hunter

Keri Hunter

Administrative Assistant - Midlands Office

My name is Keri. I have lived in Columbia, SC my entire life. I am one of four girls and ... more

803-929-1112

columbia@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Hyman

Lauren Hyman

Case Manager - 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

Blair Kearse

Blair Kearse

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Blair Kearse. I was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina and graduated from ... more

803-497-6468

blairmcnair@brightstartsc.com

Alyssa Keeler

Alyssa Keeler

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in northern New Mexico and received my Master of Science degree at ... more

803-862-2595

alyssakeeler@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

Lacey Knause

Lacey Knause

Quality Assurance Auditor - Upstate Office

I graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) with a degree in Human Development ... more

laceyknause@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

Supervisor - Upstate Office

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

864-201-6829

lindakunz@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

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

Cindy Lewis

Cindy Lewis

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and then went on to Lenoir Rhyne College to obtain ... more

(864) 484-7023

cindylewis@brightstartsc.com

Nicole Macheska

Nicole Macheska

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

Hello! My name is Nicole Macheska. I grew up in Northern New Jersey, then attended college ... more

864-276-7899

nicolemacheska@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

Nyasha McIntyre

Nyasha McIntyre

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew from an early age that I wanted to work with children and families in some ... more

864.747.5772

nyashamcintyre@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

Supervisor - 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

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

Jerrin Norton

Jerrin Norton

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I graduated from Columbia College and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech ... more

803-960-7239

jerrinnorton@brightstartsc.com

Morgan O'Shields

Morgan O'Shields

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina and I am so proud to continue to ... more

864-616-6685

morganoshields@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker

Supervisor - Upstate Office

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

864-205-2584

sarahparker@brightstartsc.com

Hayley Parker

Hayley Parker

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from Converse College, where I studied Elementary and Early Childhood ... more

864-747-5943

hayleyparker@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

803-667-7835

rupalpatel@brightstartsc.com

Lexie Penz

Lexie Penz

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I am originally from West Virginia but moved down to the Carolinas, in 2009, to attend ... more

alexispenz@brightstartsc.com

Caroline Perkins CCC-SLP

Caroline Perkins CCC-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

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

Jenna Richards

Jenna Richards

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I am so happy to be a part of the Bright Start team! I love working with children and ... more

864-430-4533

jennarichards@brightstartsc.com

Allie Rivas

Allie Rivas

Early Interventionist - Rock Hill Office

Hi! My name is Allie and I was born and raised in Connecticut but re-located to the ... more

803-833-0740

alexandriarivas@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

Devan Rogers

Devan Rogers

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Service. Family. Travel. My life can be characterized by these three words. From a young ... more

803-261-8427

devanrogers@brightstartsc.com

Kellie Schwenk

Kellie Schwenk

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

Hi! My name is Kellie, and I’m so excited to be joining Bright Start! I’m originally ... more

843-412-9457

kellieschwenk@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

Amanda Shurden

Amanda Shurden

Early Interventionist - Anderson Office

I’ve always had a heart for children and knew I wanted to work with them. I started out ... more

amandashurden@brightstartsc.com

Rebecca Sizemore

Rebecca Sizemore

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My passion for kids came at a pretty early age. As the oldest of four kids, I had a lot ... more

803-609-3135

rebeccasizemore@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

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

Hali Tankersley

Hali Tankersley

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Hi, my name is Hali Tankersley. I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I ... more

864-483-8240

halitankersley@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

Lindsey Townsend

Lindsey Townsend

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I graduated from North Greenville University with a bachelor’s degree in education. ... more

864-887-5191

lindseytownsend@brightstartsc.com

Laura Tsuboi

Laura Tsuboi

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I grew up in Irmo, South Carolina and moved only 30 minutes away from home to attend the ... more

803-920-8238

lauratsuboi@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

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

Tanya Willis

Tanya Willis

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I am originally from upstate New York but moved to South Carolina to attend Coastal ... more

843-860-1140

tanyacohen@brightstartsc.com

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

I have always been passionate about working with children, especially those with special ... more

843-494-0616

annawilson@brightstartsc.com

Erica Winkler

Erica Winkler

EI Trainer - 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

Pammy Woodward

Pammy Woodward

Early Interventionist - Charleston Office

Hello! My name is Pammy and I am thrilled to be joining Bright Start. I am originally from ... more

pammywoodward@brightstartsc.com

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