Jennifer is a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA/L). She works for JCPS as a COTA/L full time, since August 2018 and The Kid SpOt Center a few evenings a week. Jennifer graduated from Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville in May 2016. Jennifer loves working with kids and helping them be the best version of themselves. When she is not working, she loves to be outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.
Shannon Smith is an OT who completed her Master's degree in OT from Western Michigan University in 2011. She's worked in any and all setting from skilled nursing, school districts, and mental health facilities. Her mom was a Special Ed teacher and her dad was an SLP. She always wanted to work with kids follow in their footsteps. Shannon is married to her best friend, Ryan, and has one son named, Tristan, and beloved dog Biggie. She's a community activist, tap dancer, and loves to cook for her family and others.
Sarah Hutton is a physical therapist who received her bachelor's degree in Health Science from Bellarmine University in May 2015. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University in May 2017. During her time at Bellarmine University, Sarah completed aquatic therapy research studies including a case report and case study on the use of aquatic therapy to improve lung function and quality of life in children with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Sarah and the rest of her research team were proud to represent Bellarmine University in presenting this research at the Combined Section Meeting 2017 in San Antonio, Texas as an aquatic therapy platform presentation. This research was then published in the National Aquatic Therapy Journal. Sarah has two younger brothers who helped foster her love of pediatric therapy as they have an Autism and Down syndrome diagnosis. Her love for pediatric therapy continued to grow after she received physical therapy before and after having her own spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis in 2007. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with her miniature Goldendoodle (Nala), working out, reading, playing video games, and spending time with her friends & family. Sarah is also extremely passionate about traveling the world. So far her travels have taken her all around the United States, Bahamas, Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan. She hopes to continue her adventures and learn more about other places and their cultures
Kelsey is a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant that has studied and received training for both occupational therapy and elementary education. Kelsey enjoyed working with children of various ages at her mother and grandmother's childcare center and she knew she wanted to receive a degree that allowed her to pursue her passion and work with the pediatric population. Kelsey's clinical experience started at The Kid SpOt Center at the Campbellsville location. She gained a year of experience at a skilled nursing facility setting. She was happy to return to pediatrics. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, family and friends. Kelsey is an animal lover and has both a cat and a dog. Kelsey enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.
Teresa completed her master's degree in OT at Eastern Michigan University in 2011. She has worked in pediatric outpatient setting for her entire career. She knew right away her passion was working with children. She is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and moved to southern Indiana after marrying the love of her life, Anthony, and they are blessed with a son, James. Teresa loves to travel (she's been to 14 countries), to run, and just hanging out with family.
Hannah is an OT who completed her Master's degree in OT at Indiana University in 2019. Hannah has spent the past 2 years providing outpatient pediatric and early intervention OT services in Indianapolis and is now excited to serve the Louisville community. Hannah has a passion for working closely with kiddos and their families. In her free time, Hannah enjoys volunteering in the community, hiking, and playing with her pup, Finn.
Certified Medical Assistant/Intake specialist
Sheba moved from Alaska after being there for 22 years. She had many adventures and made great memories that she will never forget! Sheba moved to Atlanta and stayed there for 3 months and had to leave out fast it was not the state for her. She loves Kentucky and is so blessed to be part of The Kid SpOt Center. Sheba has a great personality, she is a people person, great sense of humor, and just overall an awesome person that loves life and people!
Austin received his bachelor degree in Philosophy from the University of Louisville with a focus in ethics and completed his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Spalding University. He has a long history of working with children, including years of direct community support prior to becoming and Occupational Therapist. He takes pride in helping others overcome challenges to reach their goals. In his free time he enjoys making music, playing sports, cooking and spending time with his wife and their two year old son, Remington.