Korina, co-owner of Kaibab and Partner for Early Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports, brings nearly two decades of dedicated experience to the field of education, specializing in special education. With a strong foundation in teaching students with special needs and coaching Positive Behavior Intervention Supports from early childhood to secondary education, Korina has also excelled in assisting individuals with socially significant behaviors.
Currently overseeing early intensive interventions for children with Autism, focusing on fundamental language learning skills, Korina's leadership extends beyond her professional roles. She served as the past President of the Flagstaff Leadership Program and currently holds the position of President at Forging Youth Resilience. Korina is also the founder of Rising Mountain Academy, a microschool catering to students in Northern Arizona with disabilities.
Korina holds a Master's in Education from Grand Canyon University and an Applied Behavior Analysis certificate from Arizona State University. She is a licensed behavior analyst in Arizona and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her expertise lies in training, coaching, evaluation, and sustainability of multi-tiered systems of behavior support, particularly in early childhood. Certified to train individuals in practice-based coaching and Pyramid Model Preschool Modules.
Away from her professional endeavors, Korina finds joy in traveling and camping with her family, indulging in various outdoor activities.
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 earned a master’s degree in special education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and has been practicing in the field since 2018. She has experience in developing treatment plans that prioritize teaching socially significant behaviors to clients with autism and other developmental disabilities with a primary goal of increasing their ability to access more positive experiences and increase their quality of life. Her favorite part of her time spent at Kaibab is learning about a family’s unique values and goals for treatment and collaborating with them to create a plan that achieves the best possible outcomes for them. 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.
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.
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.
Zusje is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She obtained an Associate’s degree in Psychology from Salt Lake Community College and is now currently attending Northern Arizona University, majoring in Social Work. Zusje has many years of experience working with adults and children. In working with these populations, she has offered support with behavioral and physical skills. One of her goals in her education and career is to continue to advocate for and support those in the community who are in need. Zusje enjoys hiking, traveling, singing, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Ciara is a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.. Ciara also has many years of experience with children and young adults through her speech-language internships and assistant teaching positions. In her free time, Ciara enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending time in her garden.
Born and raised in Yuma, Emily spent her childhood raising & selling livestock, and swimming & reading as much as humanly possible. She graduated from NAU in 2015 with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. In 2015 she took a chance on an administrative position at the Flagstaff Public Library and started her career in Public Administration. After 6 years, she left for Court Administration at Coconino Superior Court. She has 8+ years of professional administrative experience including payroll management, grant funding oversight, facilities management, and internship program supervision. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, being with friends and family, spending time with her pets, hiking, reading, learning ASL, and gardening.
Julie has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2000 and has been working for Kaibab Behavioral Services since 2018. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University (2002). Julie has experience implementing and supervising early intensive behavior intervention programs for children with autism and related communication disorders, home-based behavioral health services implementing function-based interventions addressing behavioral challenges and providing parent training, and school-based behavior analysis services conducting functional behavior assessments and developing 3-tiered systems of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports.
Isabela Santos is a compassionate Behavior Analyst at Kaibab Behavioral Services. She received her Master’s in Behavior Analysis Practice from Florida Institute of Technology. She has an eight-year son on the spectrum who made her switch careers, become very passionate about ABA, and grow her determination to help change the lives of the families she serves.
Her enthusiasm to listen to other’s ideas and opinions is rooted in her sincere belief that all support staff has the clients’ best interests in mind. In addition, she provides regular support to parents and involves caregivers throughout their child’s involvement in ABA therapy.
With over four years of experience in ABA facilitating behavior change in clients ages 2-21, she produced intervention plans that have developed and increased her clients’ communication skills, daily living skills, and ability to live more independently.
Further, her experience with various assessment tools, such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, and EFL, has facilitated her clients’ achievement of their goals and life outcomes.
She believes in advocating for trying to understand neurodiversity, supporting our clients in increasing their autonomy, and helping them live fulfilling and happy lives.
Isabela loves animals, school supplies and writing notes. She also enjoys running, reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Christen is a management professional with a degree in psychology and a passion for personal development. Having previously spent over 7 years as the Director of Operations at a marketing agency, Christen brings to Kaibab a wealth of knowledge and experience in project management, people and system operations, human resources, business planning, marketing, and leadership.
In her personal time, Christen shares a home in Indiana with 2 rescue dogs, Sadie (American Bulldog) & Chessie (Pitbull/Shih tzu mix). She loves to wind down with a challenging jigsaw puzzle while indulging in reality TV or a new documentary. In addition, Christen is a proud Firewalker who has attended 5 Tony Robbins events and regularly indulges in books and seminars on personal growth. She also enjoys forensic psychology and loves all books written
by John Douglas, one of the first criminal profilers and experts on criminal psychology.
Kelly has a BA in Liberal Arts and is finishing her post-degree teaching certification in mild to moderate special education. She is also working on getting her certification as a Registered Behavior Technician. She has worked in education for many years as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and preschool teacher. She loves running and has competed and coached at the college level. Now she likes to run the beautiful trails just for fun. She has one daughter. She and her daughter love to hike, play games and just hang out. She is very grateful to work at Kaibab and be a part of the new micro school Rising Mountain Academy.