I grew up in Campbellsville with my parents and twin brothers who are two years younger than me. I graduated from Taylor County High School. Early on I knew I wanted to do something to help kids. After some guidance in high school I realized that occupational therapy sounded like the perfect fit for me. I went on to school at EKU and was accepted into the occupational therapy program. I fell in love with OT and how hands on it was and how many amazing opportunities there would be for my career and how many different ways I could help others. After graduating with my bachelors in OT, I immediately went back to EKU and got my master’s degree in OT with an emphasis in pediatrics! I was so glad to be able to move back home where I was a school based occupational therapist for 8 years! Towards the end of the 7th year I began to feel like I needed to do something to reach kids on a different level. I wanted to be more involved with the family aspect of their therapy and be able to make a difference on a different level. Jen and I met while working at Taylor County schools. Both of us had the same desire to help kids on a different level. Once we realized this we knew that God had brought us together for this purpose and The Kid SpOt Center was born. I love The Kid SpOt Center and our mission to help children become as independent as possible. I love working with the families to make sure therapy is carried over in the home so the kids can get the most benefit. As The Kid SpOt has grown I really enjoy the community outreach we are able to do and how we have such an amazing staff that love kids and carry out the Kid SpOt's mission everyday.
Hello! My name is Jennifer Houk and I am one of the co-owners of The Kid SpOt Center. I grew up in Summerville and graduated high school from Green County. I have one brother, Brandon and my parents are Marty Glanzer and Denise Glanzer. From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to work with kids. I babysat some very special families as an 8th grader through the rest of my high school career. Those families will always have a piece of my heart!! When choosing my career path, I knew that as a SLP I could work with kids and celebrate the most precious milestones with families, such as their first words, first bites of food, learning sign language, and so much more. It is truly one of the most rewarding careers! I received my Bachelor degree from Western Kentucky University in 2004 and obtained my Master's degree in Communication Disorders in 2006. When I look back on life experiences, college was a turning point in my life. I had the best group of friends I could have ever ask for, along with the best professors in the Speech program that I still love like family. After graduating with my Master's degree, I married my high school sweetheart, John. I have been married to John for 13 years; however, we have been together over 20 years (he was my high school sweetheart. John is employed at US Army Corp of Engineers as the Maintenance Supervisor at Green River Lake.
We have 3 children, Skyler (12), Taylor (9), and Xander (2). Sky attends Taylor County Middle School and is in 7th grade. She loves volleyball, softball, and is quite the perfectionist in school. Sky has a very big heart and is one of the most compassionate kids I have ever met. Taylor attends Taylor County Intermediate school and is in 4th grade. She loves gymnastics, art, swimming, and is a social butterfly. Taylor keeps us on our toes and always knows how to make us smile! Xander is our sweet surprise later in life. He completed our family and God knew exactly what he was doing when he blessed us with this little boy. He loves to play outside, all farm animals, and his family! I am truly blessed with the best family and support system I could ever ask for. We live a very fast paced life supporting our kids and we wouldn't change one minute of it!
Upon my college graduation, I worked at Taylor County school district where I met Brandy. Little did I know that she had the same passion and love to help kids, and we shared the same dream to open a clinic. Through much prayer, planning, and family support our dream became a reality!
Amber received her Associate's degree in Social Work for ECTC and her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Campbellsville University. Amber has been at the Kid SpOt Center since 2017 and loves being part of helping children achieve their goals and live their best lives. Outside of work Amber enjoys the outdoors, crafting, dancing, and spending time with her two kids.
Erin has a Master's degree in Social Work from Campbellsville University. She is a Certified Social Worker who is currently working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked for The Kid SpOt Center since July 2016 as a Metal Health Therapist and Positive Behavior Support Specialist. She has previously worked as a child and family therapist. She has received training in behavioral analytic services and cognitive behavioral therapy about trauma.
Marcie Close serves as Expense Manager for The Kid Spot Center, LLC since September 2019. Marcie has been a Certified Public Accountant for 30 years. Her previous employment includes working as a staff accountant with Wise, Lee & Bucker, PLLC in Campbellsville; Financial Analyst with the Office of Financial Management & Economic Analysis in Frankfort; Comptroller with Campbellsville University and Finance Officer for Taylor County Board of Education. Marcie is married to Mike Close, and they have one son Andy Close of Campbellsville. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with her four grandchildren, whether it be sports or other outdoor activities. Marcie feels it is a privilege to work at a place that is centered on shaping children for their futures.
Marsha graduated from the University of Campbellsville with a degree in Administrative Technology with an emphasis in Medical Administration. She started her trip with The Kid Spot Center in 2011. Marsha is married and has two children and loves to spend quality time with her family. Some of her favorite hobbies include camping, cooking and riding a motorcycle with her husband. Her passion is to help others, and she loves being able to do it through her position at The Kid Spot Center. In her role, she can help families and staff understand their insurance policies and help children get the services they need
Megan Bailey is a native of Campbellsville. She has a wonderful husband named Alan and together they have 2 beautiful daughters. Megan graduated from the University of Campbellsville in 2014, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics. In October 2016, she was hired to be the finance assistant for The Kid SpOt Center. Megan is grateful to have a job that she likes to come to every day and is excited to see herself grow with this company.
Clinic-Based Counseling and Targeted Case Management Services Director
Rebecca Price graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 2001 earning a Master's of Education in Counseling and Human Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rebecca is a National Board Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Targeted Case Manager. She is also qualified as a DUI assessor for the State of Kentucky and a Prime for Life instructor. Rebecca is starting her fourth year with The Kid SpOt Center and her twentieth year of providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults in central Kentucky. Rebecca's areas of interest include holistic approaches to the treatment of mental health, treatment of substance use in adolescents, children of addicts, and victim's advocacy.
Tonya has her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with over 20 years in Human Resources and has been with KSC since 2016. All of her years in Human Resources have been in the medical field including assisted living, residential treatment for children, hospital and out-patient treatment. She has a heart for building relationships with people and will always see the best in them. She is a natural leader, problem solver, and has the skills to make any project come together seamlessly. Outside of work, Tonya spends her time with her two children, crafts, and church service.
Kristie received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University in 2006. She holds a Kentucky license and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Association of Language and Speech Hearings. Kristie has focused her career on working with the pediatric population. She has worked with this population since graduation in 2006. Through this experience, Kristie has observed the growth that children can achieve when families participate in the communication process of their children. When she is not at work, Kristie enjoys spending time with her husband, Dayan, and her daughters Leah and Ellie, as well as, shopping on the internet and watching reality television!
Jake Walker is a Speech and Language Pathologist employed at The Kid Spot Center since August 2017. Jake received his Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (emphasis in Health) from Western Kentucky University in 2014. Jake received his Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Murray State University in August 2017. He is licensed in Kentucky and is currently completing his Clinical Scholarship Year to obtain his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Association of Speech and Language Hearings. Jake has been able to work with the pediatric population even before beginning his graduate studies. He believes that all children communicate, you just have to find out how. When Jake isn't providing therapy, he likes to go to the gym, spend time with his family and everything that involves outdoor activities.
Lauren is an Occupational Therapist who started with The Kid SpOt Center in August 2015. She has a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Sciences and received her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015. She is licensed by the Kentucky Licensing Board For Occupational Therapy and certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. Lauren is also certified in interactive metronome. She has also attended courses to develop and implement sensory diets and sensory integration evaluations and treatments.
Stefanie is a Physical Therapist and Manager of the Campbellsville clinic. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Transylvania in Exercise Sciences in 2008 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of KY in 2011. Stefanie joined the Kid SpOt team in February 2013 with previous experience in First Steps (ages of birth-3). Stefanie has additional courses in several pediatric diagnoses and has attended several pediatric conferences. She loves helping children reach their full potential. In her free time, Stefanie enjoys water sports at Lake Cumberland, doing crafts or doing DIY, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Samantha Giles is an Occupational Therapist at the Kid SpOT Center. She attended the University of Kentucky and received her degree in Kinesiology. Samantha attended Spalding University, where she received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Samantha joined the Kid SpOt Center in October 2016. She has a passion for working with children and enjoys spending the day working with her children. Outside of work, Samantha likes to spend time with her family and friends, reading and watching movies.
Tony Jewell has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 18 years. He spent little more than 30 years in public education, where he served as a teacher, counselor, deputy director and director. Tony completed his undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University and graduated with honors. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology from the University of Western Michigan. He obtained his Rank I in counseling from Western Kentucky University and other studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Tony has been married for 30 years with his wife Robbyn. They have two daughters and one son and three grandchildren.
Lynn Beard is a “PBSS” Positive Behavior Support Specialist/” RBT” Registered Behavior Technician at the Elizabethtown location at The Kid Spot Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of Science in Exceptional Education Learning and Behaviors Disorders with Teacher Leadership endorsement. She began her career in the elementary school setting as an instructional assistant and teacher before joining the KSC team in April 2018. Lynn has been married for 24 years. She and her husband Bobby have two children, Kelsea 21 and Clayton 16 along with the love of our lives, 3 furry children- two boxers and miniature Yorkie!! They enjoy the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, kayaking, playing card and board games.
Moriah attended Western Kentucky University and earned a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology in 2017. Her dream has always been to work in a pediatric clinic that focuses on helping children with disabilities. She is more than excited to start her career here at The Kid SpOt Center. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in the community and in the Special Olympics, doing missionary work, playing and watching sports, and spending time with her loved ones. The motto of her life is "see the light in others and treat them as if that were all you see".
Sarah is a new OT who is incredibly passionate about working with kids with disabilities, and their families, to promote overall well-being throughout the rest of their lives. She has always known that she wanted to work with children because they keep life fun and interesting. There is nothing better than a child-like spirit, and Sarah considers herself to have such a spirit. She has many interests and hobbies including music, working with animals, playing instruments, being outdoors, reading, traveling, and so much more. She would love to incorporate these passions into therapy with kids. Sarah is incredibly excited to have such an opportunity to incorporate all of her passions into a career that she loves.
Allison is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Somerset, KY. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Master's of Arts in Communication Disorders. Allison enjoys all things crafty, quirky, and fun! She has obtained a variety of clinical experiences evaluating and treating children across pediatric settings. Allison strives to create a fun, dynamic, and child-centered therapy environment.
Kayla is a Registered Behavior Technician from Olive Hill, Kentucky. She currently has 15 years of experience working and serving families and children in the early childhood field. Kayla is currently working to obtain her registered behavior technician certification. She received her bachelor of arts in early childhood development from Morehead State University. She currently serves as a service coordinator for the first steps program. Kayla resides in Olive Hill with her husband and their four children, Hanna, Amelia, Jace and Jett. Kayla enjoys attending her children's sporting events and spending time with family and friends.