Brooke Wellendorf her Bachelors in Kinesiology and Nutrition from Kansas State University in 2016. She decided she wanted to study behavior and join the Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis program at Briar Cliff University. During her time there, she gained valuable experience working in severe problem behavior and early intervention. In August of 2018, she became a BCBA.
When not working, Brooke enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, doing puzzles, and eating ice cream.
Jessi received her Bachelors in Psychology from Briar Cliff University in 2016. While finishing her undergraduate, she was a research assistant for the ABA graduate program and worked with individuals who engaged in severe problem behavior. During this time she decided that studying behavior was her passion. She completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Briar Cliff in 2018. During her graduate schooling, Jessi continued working in severe problem behavior in both the school and clinic settings. She also spent time gaining valuable experience providing early intervention services. She became a BCBA in August of 2018. What is the thing Jessi loves most about ABA? Celebrating each victory with the child and their family.
In her spare time, Jessi enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, decorating cupcakes, and catching up on her favorite T.V. shows.
Elizabeth Sullivan began her collegiate education as an undergrad at Southeast Missouri State University, where she studied communication disorders with a minor in social work. After graduating in 2016, Elizabeth developed a passion for working with kiddos on the autism spectrum when working as an RBT at The Autism Clinic at Hope Institute in Springfield, IL.
During that time, Elizabeth decided to pursue her Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in ABA) and graduated in 2018. In 2018, Elizabeth moved to Omaha and began working as a behavior technician at Munroe Meyer Institute in the severe behavior program. Elizabeth was later promoted to a behavior analysis specialist 1. She passed her BCBA exam in August 2019. Elizabeth’s biggest passion in ABA is working towards functional communication goals.
Elizabeth can typically be found relaxing at home while watching TV with her husband, and playing with her cats (Krissy, Rizzo) and her corgi (Sherlock). When not at work, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family.
Shelby was introduced to ABA when she 15 years old after working with a family friend’s son who had an ASD diagnosis. Shelby, originally from Wrens, Georgia, began pursuing a career in psychology at the University of Georgia. After meeting her husband, she moved to Omaha and graduated from UNO in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Shelby began her graduate studies in Neuroscience with the hopes of conducting autism-related research. However, after realizing her passion for working directly with people, Shelby transferred to the Applied Behavior Analysis program and received her Master’s degree in ABA in 2018. Shelby completed her practicum under the supervision of Licensed Psychologists at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in 2019.
While Shelby enjoys providing early intervention services, her favorite part of the job is parent training. In her free time, Shelby is usually trying out new recipes or going on adventures with her husband, daughter, son, and two pups, Zoey and Ella.