Korina is the co-owner of Kaibab and the Partner for Early Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of education with a focus on special education. Korina has a background in teaching students with special needs and coaching Positive Behavior Intervention Supports in early childhood through secondary education. She has additional experience assisting individuals with socially significant behaviors. She currently supervises early intensive interventions for children with Autism to assist with basic language learning skills. Korina serves as President of the Flagstaff Leadership Program and Vice President of Forging Youth Resilience. Korina received her Master's in Education from Grand Canyon University and Applied Behavior Analysis certificate from Arizona State University. She is an Arizona licensed behavior analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her passions focus on training, coaching, evaluation, and sustainability of multi-tiered systems of behavior support, specifically in early childhood. Korina enjoys traveling and camping with her family while enjoying many activities in the great outdoors.
Dan is co-owner of Kaibab and the Partner of Parent and Caregiver Support. He has a wealth of experience conducting behavior training and consultation with families, schools, community providers and other caregivers, who serve children and adults with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has served the field for 40 years as a direct support provider, school principal, residential services administrator, consultant, university instructor, advocate, and behavioral health professional. Throughout his career, he has been a tireless advocate for people who behave in challenging ways, as well as the parents, teachers and other caregivers, who do their best trying to support them. Through his advocacy, his consultation, his students, his staff and his example, Dan has offered practical solutions for people who are hard to reach and hard to teach. He has helped caregivers improve lives, reduce challenging behavior, strengthen relationships, and live up to their own highest expectations. He strives to ensure the same with those we serve at Kaibab.
Julie Thomson is a Registered Behavior Technician at Kaibab Behavioral Services. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Family Studies and Human Development. She discovered applied behavior analysis while working towards a post baccalaureate degree in Speech Pathology and quickly fell in love with everything about the field. She immediately switched her focus to behavior analysis and is now completing her Master's in Special Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. She has been practicing in the field since 2018. She works with kiddos with developmental disabilities, their family members, and their support teams, teaching socially significant behaviors that increase their ability to access positive experiences and create a more harmonious way of living. Julie enjoys hiking, running, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Naomi is a registered behavior technician with Kaibab Behavior Services. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Positive Behavior Support also through NAU. Naomi has many years of experience with children, ranging from summer camps and an assistant teacher to working with children with autism.
Naomi enjoys spending time outdoors, physical activities, such as working out, and spending quality time with her loved ones and her two dogs.
Manda has 24 years of experience as a preschool teacher in the Midwest and In Arizona. She has worked in K to 12 education in Flagstaff, Az. Manda has experience assisting individuals with socially significant behaviors. Manda received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences with a minor in Disabilities Studies from Northern Arizona University and her Master’s Degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Behavior Support from the University of Arizona. Manda enjoys traveling, reading, photography, spending time with her two Dalmatians, and spending time with family and friends.
Tarah is a Registered Behavior Technician and has joined Kaibab Behavior Services. She graduated from Northern Arizona University and got her BA in Education. She has 7 years of experience teaching in a general education classroom. She has had a love and a passion for helping children her whole life. After learning about ABA, she decided to make a change and enroll in courses that will help her pursue a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Tarah is currently attending Arizona State University and will receive her Masters in Special Education in Applied Behavior Analysis. In her free time, Tarah enjoys reading, spending time with family, being outdoors, and her new adventure of going from city life to rural living. She is so excited to be working with everyone at Kaibab.
Robbie is a behavioral therapist with Kaibab Behavioral Services. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Speech-Language Sciences. He has 5 years experience in the field of Special Education and is currently pursuing a master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis through ASU, on the way to eventually becoming a BCBA. He has previously worked as a paraprofessional and a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant with the Flagstaff Unified School District. Robbie enjoys time outdoors hiking, running, camping, and kayaking. He has played drums since he was 15 and enjoys spending time with his family, including his 6 pets.
Breanna is a behavioral therapist with Kaibab Behavioral Services. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology, where she acted as a Research Assistant in the UCSD Language & Development Lab, studying language acquisition, theory of mind, and social skills in children of all ages. Breanna has seven years experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis techniques with children with Autism and related disorders. She is passionate about the use of positive reinforcement to mitigate maladaptive behaviors and increase prosocial ones, and the importance of generalizing acquired skills across home, school, and community environments. Breanna is currently finishing up her Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification and will soon be pursuing her BCaBA as well.
Michelle is a highly motivated management professional with over 20 years of experience in maintaining policies, practices, and procedures with a focused approach to developing and delivering organizational objectives. She has the proven ability to apply problem-solving skills in prioritizing a variety of tasks according to mission needs and higher authority direction. She has extensive supervisory management and administrative experience includes employee counseling, disciplinary problems review, employee training, planning and assignment of work, interviewing, and employee performance evaluations. She offers Kaibab expertise in insurance billing, collections, production/financial goals. Michelle is originally from Boston and moved to Arizona over 35 years ago. She has 3 beautiful kids and 3 grandkids that are her life!
“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.”
Adele is attending Northern Arizona University to pursue a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology. She has years of experience as a direct support professional and provides attendant care, respite, and habilitation services. Adele also has experience as a teacher’s aide and provides behavioral skills for children with disabilities. She strives to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and enjoys gardening, ceramics, and reading outside in her hammock.
Leah is a behavioral health technician with Kaibab Behavioral Services. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Psychology, followed by a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, emphasis Marriage and Family Therapy. She has done child therapy for seven years of her career, working as a school-based therapist with elementary aged-children as well as working with children in foster care with a trauma specialty. She has a keen interest in working with children on the autistic spectrum due to growing up with a younger brother with disabilities, who inspires her to support others in the ways that both him and their family were supported. Leah is a creative and enjoys playing guitar, piano, and singing, as well as ceramics, painting, and creative writing. She loves animals, playing with dogs, hiking and being in nature, and swimming! She is enthusiastic about joining Kaibab Behavioral Services.
Blake Maples is a registered behavior technician and has been in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis since 2016. Throughout his professional development, he has benefitted individuals with intense behaviors, enhanced functional communication training, improved social skills through natural environment teaching, and helped develop and train new technicians. He graduated from University of Houston in 2021, majoring in Sociology. He is currently enrolled at Capella University’s Master’s program in Psychology, specializing in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis. During his free time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, teaching others about eastern healing modalities for healthy coping skills, such as herbal remedies, yoga, and sounds healing meditation.