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Meet The Team

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Sarah Foster

Owner

A Vernal native, Sarah Foster spent 20 years in the Army. She piloted the implementation of special needs services for Nellis Air Force Base Charter School. Her experience and knowledge is heliping establish ASD services for the Uintah Basin and Tri-County area of rural Northeastern Utah. Sarah is passionate about representing the special needs populations in future state congressional matters and her Doctoral Candidate dissertation focuses on review of special needs Federal IDEA policy and suggested alternative problem solutions.

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Justin Benson

Clinical Director
Speech Pathologist 

Justin Benson, M.Ed., CCC-SLP received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Communication Disorders, and his Master’s from the University of Virginia in the same field. Since graduation, Justin has worked in the medical field and in early intervention addressing a variety of concerns for both kids and adults.

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Emily Epperson

BCBA

Emily comes to Learning Solutions from Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College in Psychology and Education, a Master’s degree from Mercer University in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Master’s degree from Arizona State University for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Before entering the field of ABA, Emily worked with youth with developmental delays and emotional-behavior disorders within the residential and crisis management settings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, reading all things thriller and suspense, and watching college sports.

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Rachel Mitchell

Occupational Therapist

Rachel has received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Utah and is board-certified through NBCOT. Rachel has 5 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. Before her professional degree, she gained experience as a Disability Respite Provider, Special Education Paraprofessional, and Disability Consultant. She enjoys camping, learning, meditation, service, and spending time with her husband and four children. Rachel is grateful for the skills, insight, and compassion from her experience of having a child who is on the Autism Spectrum

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Gordon Day

Clinical Psychologist

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Landen Winn

Lead RBT

 

Landen has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis working as a Registered Behavior Technician for two years. He and his wife are originally from the Uintah Basin and have recently moved back to the Basin as Landen is currently working to obtain his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis online through Ball State University. grow! Landen has been married to his wife Savanah for four years, has a three-year-old daughter, and just recently welcomed another baby girl this past February. Landen’s hobbies include basketball, going hammocking and camping with his family, playing with his dog Murphy, and watching movies with his wife.

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Sherice Swain

BCBA Intern

Sherice received her bachelor's degree in family life studies with an emphasis in human development from Utah State University in 2020. She is currently enrolled at Ball State University for her masters in ABA. In 2018 she was an occupational therapy aid for the school district, and in 2020 she was a middle school teacher aid in a self-contained classroom.

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Shawna McCarley

BCBA Intern

Shawna has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Integrated Studies with an emphasis in Human Development. She has completed one year of an eighteen-month Master’s Degree program in Special Education with Emphasis in Behavior Analysis. As the Education Manager of Head Start from 2017-2021, Shawna has an extensive background in working with early childhood development, low-income families, spectrum children, and government programs. Shawna’s hobbies include reading, crafting, traveling, spending time with family at the cabin in the great outdoors!

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La'Shurn Ferrell

Clinical Psychologist

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