Central Hub

Phone: 720-584-8055 | Fax: 303-957-2251 |  email: info@coautism.com

Mailing Addresses

Buena Vista
PO Box 4804
Buena Vista, CO 81211

1609 N Poplar Street
Leadville, CO 80461

Monte Vista
10 Rupert Street
Monte Vista, CO 81144


Monte Vista

Central Region Team 

Jaimie Rose, MA, BCBA

Remote Clinical Supervisor

Jaimie became BCBA certified through the University of Northern Colorado. She has completed further Caregiver Training and enjoys challenging current understandings of the most effective and supportive approaches within different treatments. Yoga and traveling are some activities that Jaimie likes to do in her own time. 

Kirsten Arbogast, MA, BCBA

Pod Leader

After achieving a Master's of Music at Colorado State University, Kirsten is currently completing her BCBA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology. She is a certified RBT and Music Therapist. She loves working with early learners and those with severe communication deficits. She is particularly interested in collaborating as part of an interdisciplinary team. Her hobbies include fishing, hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. 

Jordan Connolly, MA, LPC

Mental Health Coordinator 

Jordan received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Capella University. In addition to this he complted his BCBA Certificate at the Florida Institute of Technol. Her interest in ABA lie in working in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In her free time, she enjoys being surrounded by nature with her mountain pups and family, hiking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and camping.

Shayla Honkanen, MA
Consultant-in-Training &
Pod Leader

Shayla holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and is a certified RBT. She is looking towards becoming a BCBA and is interested in increasing the fluency between schools and clinics, including the Individual Education Plan process. A lover of the outdoors, Shayla enjoys rafting, snowboarding and sports in addition to reading.  

Kate Ocheing, MA
Consultants in Training &
Site Coordinator 

Kate graduated with Bachelor's of Art and a Masters of Science from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. A specialist in behavior and autism, she worked as an Autism Waiver Consultant in Arkansas. In a own time she likes to cook, shop, lead girl scouts, and to camp outdoors. 

Lindsay Landsers, BS

Consultant in Training

Lindsay received the degree of Bachelor's in Fine Arts and a K-8 teaching certificate. The field of ABA is fascinating to her and she cannot wait to learn more. When she has spare time, she likes to paint, paddle board, hike, travel and see live music. 

Miranda  Miller
Registered Behavior Technician & Site Coordinator

Miranda is the oldest of four, and is very close with her youngest brother who is on the autism spectrum. She grew up being raised with foster siblings, all with different special needs. She has worked very closely over the years with her brother’s Special Olympics swimming and bowling teams, bonding with all of his amazing teammates and their families. She spent 6 years in the Army National Guard and is a 3rd degree black belt in martial arts. When she is not spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her 10 rescue dogs. 

Jamie Wolfgang, MA

Consultant in Training

Jamie earned a Masters of Science from Nova Southeastern University and is RBT certified. She is currently enrolled on a BCBA course at the University of Cincinnati. She has a special interest in clients with conduct disorders and neurological atypicalities that have higher chances of committing criminal offenses. Jamie loves to read and play with her dogs (Chuck and Libbie). Jamie is an avid reader and enjoys visiting National Parks with her wife and two dogs.

Kylie Lane
Registered Behavior Technician 

& Site Coordinator

Kylie is enrolled in a Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Education at Colorado Mountain College. She has always loved working with children and likes to teach people new things. She is excited to start her journey as a behavior technician. Kylie likes to bake, do yoga, ski and fly fish too. 

Rhoda Myers, BA

Registered Behavior Technician

Rhoda earned her Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She has a special interest in working with children in ABA that have a trauma history. As an adoptive parent, she has lived experience with various types of therapies and has seen the positive impact these interventions can have.  Rhoda enjoys reading, cooking, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with her family.

Connor Wilson, BS

Consultant in Training

Connor graduated with a Bachelors in Science from University of Pittsburgh, and is currently enrolled in his master's program at University of West Florida. Connor has been working as an RBT for the past three years. Connor believes in client-centered programming, assent, and self dermination to help our clients choose what they value in their life and access those in a functional manner. In his spare time, you can find Connor riding his mountain bike, camping, fishing, or reading a book by the water. 

Vashti Siemering, BS

Behavior Technician

Vashti holds an Associates in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors in Business Accounting, the later from Adams State University. Having a personal connection to Autism, wants to help people with different abilities to know someone understands and is willing to help; that they feel heard and are understood. In her free time, Vashti enjoys reading, puzzles, and spending time with her family. 

Silvia Salinas
Behavior Technician

Silvia comes to CAC with personal ties to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her personal experience has led her to work with adults with special needs and how to work with her immediate family to help them work on coping skills and communicate thier needs. In her free time, Silivia enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, and writing.

Veronica Forbes
Consultant in Training

Veronica is currently enrolled in Purdue Global University pursuing BCaBA certification. Veronica enjoys assisting children and adults with behavioral needs. Veronica establish positive relationships with clients to individualize treatment methods and provide effective reinforcements to spark intrinsic motivation. In her free time, Veronica likes to snowboard, playing violin, and riding horses. 

Miriam Barela,  BA
Integrated Daycare Director

Miriam comes to CAC with an interest in finding resources and strategies for grandson and the community. Miriam also comes with experience as a preschool teacher. In her free time, Miriam enjoys spending time with her family, music, and attending concerts. 

Marissa Schumacher, MS, BCBA


Marissa completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Springs (UCCS) and earned her graduate degree from Capella University. She is passionate about helping individuals learn to communicate through various methods such as verbal communication, sign language, PECS, visual cards, and AAC devices. Additionally, she focuses on mental health for clients and caregivers, as well as trauma-informed care. In her free time, Marissa enjoys camping with her husband and their dogs, reading, engaging in crafts and art projects, and skiing.

Ivory Stephenson

Behavior Technician

Ivory has extensive experience working with children and in a clinical setting at a local Veterans center. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Ivory is interested in understanding how behavior is affected by the environment and how teaching and learning can improve a client’s situational awareness. In her personal time, she enjoys reading, gaming, writing, baking, and hiking.

Tarah Chiles

Behavior Technician

Tarah Chiles received her associate degree from the College of Western Idaho and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree at the University of Phoenix. With a background working in a Head Start program that supported families facing challenges such as homelessness, domestic abuse, and substance abuse, Tarah developed an interest in the field of ABA. She aims to learn techniques that will help her better support children exhibiting unfamiliar behaviors. In her personal time, Tarah enjoys going to the gym, adventuring, hiking, camping, fishing, spending time with friends, and engaging in arts and crafts.