Western Hub

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

Montrose Clinic 

34 S Selig Avenue
Montrose, CO 81401

Western Region Team

Kelly Tousley, MA, ECSE, BCBA 

Clinical Supervisor

Kelly has a Master's in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She later completed her BCBA certification at University of Colorado, Denver. She has a special interest in early development and loves teaching communication and joint-attention skills. Kelly has largely taught emerging communication skills, and often uses a variety of alternative speaking methods. In the past two years she invested in learning and implementing skill-based treatment (SBT) when learners have severe and potentially dangerous challenges within their behavior repertoires. She has used these methods of intervention in clinical, home, and school-based settings with success. Kelly loves dogs and the outdoors: often you will find her hiking, camping, skiing or snowboarding. She also likes to host game nights and dinner parties with friends. 

Amanda Laube, BS 

Registered Behavior Technician & SIte Coordinator

Amanda earned her Bachelors from the University of Northern Iowa. Amanda has experience working as a life guard and swim instructor. Currently an RBT and Site Coordinator, Amanda has always had an interest in psychology and behavior. In her free time, she likes to read and be involved with the community theater. 

Sarah Reese, MA, BCBA

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Shortly after graduating in 2017, Sarah moved to Colorado Springs, in pursuit of new adventure, she applied for an in-home position with an ABA company. Since starting in the field, she had the opportunity to work in all types of settings (home, clinic, community, and schools) and with all types of individuals (children, adolescents, non-verbal, or deaf). This has encouraged her to become fully qualified in American Sign Language (ASL). In July 2022, she completed her Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis and is currently working towards her BCBA certification. When not practicing ABA, you can find her relaxing in her hammock, snowboarding, hiking, or obsessing over her houseplant collection. 

Annalisa Deitz, MS, BCBA

Annalisa moved to the Gunnison Valley in the summer of 2017 and has worked for the Adaptive Sports Center as an outdoor instructor for people of all abilities. She worked for the Gunnison Watershed School District as a Special Education Paraprofessional, and most recently, she worked with the school district in implementing a new behavior program for students with diverse behavioral needs and challenges. Annalisa is passionate about working with people with disabilities and is excited to pursue her career in ABA.

Ellie Arellano, BA 

Consultant in Training

Ellie graduated from Fort Lewis College earning a B.A. in Adventure Education. She chose this program because it was hands-on learning and outdoors! Ellie struggled her entire k-12 school career having a learning disability and not knowing how to overcome the challenges she faced.  Ellie recently was inspired by working as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Ridgway Elementary School working with students with disabilities. She quickly realized that she wanted to learn more about serving these individuals in the school district. Ellie is working towards  a M.A. in Special Education, with an emphasis on ABA. When not working, Ellie loves running, backpacking and spending time with her dog, Frank. 

Olivia Gundrum, MA 

Consultant in Training

An undergraduate from Harvard University, Olivia then pursued a Master's in ABA from Northeastern University. She began her career in the field at a residential all-boys school in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. She focused on trauma-informed care and teaching independent living skills to help students re-enter their communities. Her experiences at this school led her to pursue a career in ABA. Today, she enjoys collaborating with other stakeholders and working with other professionals to provide quality services to clients across different domains. Enjoying anything outdoor-related, she is an avid mountain biker, skier, and hiker. In 2019, she completed a 5-month 1900-mile thru-hike of New Zealand, known as the Te Araroa. 

Abigail Padilla, MA 

Consultant in Training

Abby earned her Bachelor's of Science from Colorado State University. Abby is also an RBT. Abby is working on her Master's at Colorado State University, Denver and eventual BCBA certification. Her special interest is providing services for Spanish speakers - both clients and parents. She also loves functional communication training. In her own time she is often doing DIY, thrift shopping or hanging out with her dogs and family. 

Taylor Malone
Registered Behavior Technician

After studying at Peak Virtual Academy and becoming BLS certified, Taylor worked at a crisis center for a year and a half. There, Taylor met people who had autism: he liked to see how someone's brain clicks when resolving a problem. In addition to being a musician, a snowboarder, a rock climber, Taylor enjoys competitively eating pizza rolls!

Raquel Lovato

Behavior Technician

Raquel comes to CAC with school experience working as a paraprofessional in a special needs classroom. In her free time, Raquel likes to play basketball and guitar, as well as baking and decorating cakes. 

Zhaman Trumbo, BA

Behavior Technician

Zhaman earned a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder. Zhaman understands the importance of compassion in aiding people with disabilities. In his free time, Zhaman enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing video games. 

Tiffany Gustin

Behavior Technician

Tiffany comes to CAC wil expereince in mental health and crisis support. Tiffany's career path includes law enforcement and crisis response. It was during her time at both of these positions that Tiffany saw the value of mental health and special needs support and therapies. Tiffany is excited to learn everything there is about ABA and expanding her career home at CAC! 

MiKinley Nicholas, AS

Behavior Technician

During her college years, McKinley delved deeply into understanding the various impacts of disabilities on children, families, and the broader community. This experience fostered within her a profound desire to serve and advocate for those whose lives are affected by such challenges. Her ultimate life goal is to continue expanding her knowledge and skills to better support and advocate for individuals who may be different from herself, aspiring to leave a meaningful and lasting impact on their lives and communities. During her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to spooky podcasts, and engaging in philosophy.

Ashley Johnston

Behavior Technician

During her upbringing, Ashley saw first hand the positive impact ABA made on individuals with Autism, which fuels her desire to provide services to anyone who needs it and prevent as many roadblocks as possible. In her free time, Ashely enjoys mountain hiking with her family, dancing, attending religious services, and work as a Licensed Medical Esthetician. 

Nevaeh Rodriguez

Behavior Technician

Nevaeh holds a high school diploma and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Colorado Mesa University. With a special interest in learning how to use and apply the skills and tools within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Nevaeh is dedicated to understanding and implementing effective behavioral strategies. Outside of academics, Nevaeh enjoys painting, hiking, skiing, camping, and listening to music.