Meet Our Team
Child safety is our top priority. We take every precaution to ensure that our therapy sessions are safe and secure for your child. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and our staff is trained in the latest safety protocols.
Our staff includes licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, as well as behavioral health specialists. Our therapists have years of experience working with children and are dedicated to providing the highest quality care.
T&K Therapy Team
Tristy Carroll, Founder and Speech Therapist
Hi! My name is Tristy Carroll. I have been a speech-language pathologist for over 27 years. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University and obtained my Master's in Communication Disorders from the University of Oregon. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, our national organization, and am licensed in North Dakota to practice speech therapy.
I have a passion for working with young children. My favorite working moments are related to helping a child say their first words. Nothing is better than witnessing a child say mama or dada or love you for the first time to their parents. I strongly believe that parents should be a part of therapy; we are on the journey together. I want parents to enjoy being with their children and feel "speech homework" should be a natural part of a family's day.
My recent coursework includes working with children with verbal apraxia, tongue and lip ties, early intervention, feeding, phonological delays, SOS feeding approach, and autism.
In my spare time, I love to read and spend time on the beach somewhere. My favorite place has been Jamaica--but there are many more adventures to come.
Kristy Lorenz, Founder and Speech Therapist
Hi. My name is Kristy Lorenz. I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2001. I completed my undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences at Moorhead State University in 1999 and went on to receive my master of science in Communication Disorders in 2001. I am licensed by the North Dakota State Board of Examiners as well as nationally through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
I became a speech therapist because someone very dear to me has been a lifetime stutterer and it sparked my interest in helping others with communication disorders. I saw firsthand how a communication disorder can impact an individual's life and I want to help all children that I see to develop strong communication skills. All individuals should have a voice!
I feel that speech therapy services provide a ripple effect, throughout the lives of our clients. The achievements my clients make in their speech therapy program will not only impact them now but will continue with them so they can reach their highest potential. I enjoy working alongside families to help them encourage their children to meet goals and make use of the skills we are working on in therapy. The relationships built with the families are a key component to a successful speech therapy program.
Some of the topics I have received additional training in are as follows: apraxia, stuttering, feeding, tongue tie identification and treatment, and orofacial myology.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Our family likes to be outside and often camp, hike and kayak.
Carly Stoehr, MS, CCC-SLP,
Hi! My name is Carly Stoehr. I have been a speech-language pathologist (SLP) since 2016. I graduated with my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of North Dakota. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, our national organization and am licensed in North Dakota to practice speech therapy.
One of my favorite things about being an SLP is helping children to communicate and be understood by others through all means of communication. I love learning and finding new ways to help my clients and their families. We will work together as a team to help your child learn and be successful as possible.
I have taken additional education courses on the oral-motor mechanism, including tethered oral tissues and PROMPT
therapy which focuses on using touch cues to help treat children with severe motor speech impairments.
In my spare time, I love to read and online shop. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and our dog.
Ashley Boom, Speech Therapist
Hi, my name is Ashley Boom. I recently graduated from Minot State University with a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. I am completing my clinical fellowship year and will apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) at the end of this year. I am licensed to practice speech therapy in North Dakota.
Kayla Dockter, Speech Therapist
My name is Kayla Dockter. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with my Bachelors in speech language hearing sciences in 2009 and Masters in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, our national organization and am licensed in North Dakota to practice speech therapy. I have worked with children ages birth to 5 for the last 9 years in Wyoming prior to moving back to North Dakota to be closer to family.
I enjoy working with children and building relationships with the whole family. Watching a child start out frustrated and unable to express themselves and then build confidence while becoming a successful communicator is the reason why I work in the Speech Language Pathology field. I have completed the Greenspan floortime training as well as Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) training to broaden my skill set.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my 4 children grow in various activities. I also like to go golfing and do anything on or near water.
Amanda Mindt, NBCOT
Hello! My name is Amanda Mindt. I have been an Occupational Therapist for 7 years. I graduated with a degree of Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. I hold my Certificate for Occupational Therapy through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and I am licensed in North Dakota in Occupational Therapy.
I have a passion working with kids and helping them reach their highest potential in their everyday lives. I am a huge advocate for educating and teaching families techniques to adapt a skill that is harder for the child to accomplish. I love to problem solve and come up with solutions. It is very rewarding to help come up with a solution and to see a child succeed and become that more self-confident in themselves.
I have worked in a variety of settings as an Occupational Therapist. I have worked and currently work in a pediatric private practice along with working in a nursing home setting and in the school system.
I have taken an array of continuing education courses that include topics on sensory, social skills, feeding/oral motor, school-based Occupational Therapy, reflex integration, challenging behaviors, approaches on how to treat children with varying disabilities, etc.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. I am a proud mom and auntie. I also love to craft and try new recipes on pinterest. I love to go thrift store shopping and go to antique stores to find hidden treasures! I also live in the country and raise chickens with my husband.
Mollie Merriam, PT DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Mollie Merriam has been practicing physical therapy since 2016. Mollie received her Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from Dakota State University in Madison, SD in 2013 followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.
Mollie's favorite part of being a part of a pediatric physical therapy practice is being able to help each child successfully accomplish each motor milestone in order for them to participate more efficiently with their peers and family. Mollie has completed specialized training for treatments of Pediatric Bowel/Bladder Dysfunctions, Torticollis, and Plagiocephaly; as well as being Dry Needling Certified.
Mollie lives in Jamestown with her significant other; with a little one on the way. In her spare time she enjoys playing softball and coaching for the Blue Jay Volleyball program.
Kenady Waldie, Physical Therapist
Hi! My name is Kenady Waldie. I have been a licensed physical therapist in North Dakota since November of 2022. I have graduated from the University of Jamestown twice. Go Jimmies! In my 7 years there, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2019 and obtained my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2022.
I have always loved working with kids. Not only are they the most funny and genuine small human beings, I am astonished every day at how determined and resilient they are through their countless battles. There are many activities and skills that may seem small to adults, and they are things that we take for granted. Enjoying sports and games with their peers, navigating their schools and homes, and exploring their environment are all so crucial to their development. I believe that this will look different for every child, and my favorite part of physical therapy practice
is finding ways to maximize their movement potential according to their individual strengths and needs.
My recent coursework has included Pelvic Floor Level I Rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace institute, pediatric spine conditions, and early intervention. In my free time, you can find me crocheting and crafting, playing guitar with my husband, or taking my dog Koda on walks.
Brita Gross, LAPC,
Mental Health Counselor
Hello! I'm Brita Goss and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LAPC). I graduated with a BA from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and then pursued a MS degree in Clinical Mental Health from Capella University in 2023. I have taken courses on implementing play therapy into sessions and have additional training in suicide prevention. I have also received a level 1 certificate from CCEF for biblical counseling.
I have pursued this career because I have always had a passion for working with children. We have all experienced bumps in our path of life, and I want to be used as a tool to help combat these negative childhood experiences so that the child and family are equipped for future life successes.
In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and pets. I also enjoy flower and vegetable gardening and reading books when the weather isn't favorable.
Sarah Heller, LPCC,
Hello! My name is Sarah, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and certified counseling supervisor in the state of North Dakota. I received my counseling degree from Denver Seminary in Littleton, CO in 2014 and have experience in a variety of clinical settings. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral approaches (CBT) and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma.
Childhood matters, and experiences in the younger years are building blocks for the future. My passion is to help children and families work through difficult events and understand each other better so that they might have the resources they need to work through whatever life throws their way.
When not working, I like spending time with family and friends. You’ll find me outside as much as possible when the sun is shining and indoors making myself as warm as possible in the winter.
Heather Rostenbach, MS ECSE
Heather has been working in the field of Early Intervention since 2007. graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. After graduation, she relocated to Jamestown where she has established roots in the community. She has worked in the field of Early Intervention ever since graduating. While her own family grew, Heather decided she wanted to pursue her Master’s Degree. In 2012, Heather received her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from Minot State University. Through her work in early intervention, she has created many relationships with partnering agencies to obtain the best outcomes for the families she serves.
Heather believes what you do with your child in the early years of birth to three can have a huge impact on the child and the family’s lives. Heather’s younger brother is who and
what inspired her career path of Early Intervention. When her brother was one year of age, he started on his journey of early intervention. It was the individuals that provided services in the home which made an impression on Heather to pursue her career. They helped him learn to talk and so much more, but it was the relationships those professionals created over the years with her family that made the difference.
Megan Bergman, LMSW
Megan has been working in the field of Early Intervention since 2011 She received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from North Dakota State University in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor's in Social Work in 2010 at Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Masters from the University of North Dakota in 2018. Megan is strongly interested in attachment and temperament, brain development, and trauma experiences.
Megan enjoys creating and building relationships with children and their families while helping them identify individual and family strengths. Nothing is better than being a part of the family’s lives for a short time and being there when you can see the parent's hard work with how their children develop. Hearing parents talk about their child’s first words, walking, getting dressed, or the child wanting to show you want they can now do!
During her free time, Megan spends time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, spending time at the lake, and hanging out with her twins and two cats.
Barb Owen, MA CCC-SLP
Early Intervention Speech Therapist
Hi my name is Barb Owen. I have been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for many years after graduating from Oklahoma State University with borth my Bachelors and Masters degrees. My husband is a native of North Dakota and was attending school in Oklahoma as well; once we both graduated we moved here to start our careers. I have worked in almost every setting possible for a speech pathologist: school based, Head Start,center based and in home preschools, acute care hospitals, rehab and long term care facilities, home health, facilities for adults with developmental disabilities and head injuries. I had developed my own private practice and began and implemented video swallowing studies in a local hospital. Lately I have taken courses in Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment as well as Tethered Oral Tissues evaluation and treatment. Although I have always done some early
intervention, I became a full time Early Intervention Provider approximately 15 years ago.
I recognized that Early Intervention was the best place to take all my skills and practices that I had learned over my career and integrate them into helping families supper their children to learn to communicate. It has been such as pleasure to develop relationships with families and to be able to coach parents to become their child’s best language facilitator throughout their daily routines in the home. Early Interventionists work as a team to collaborate to find the best strategies to implement to help children learn to communicate. I love working hand in hand with the other disciplines in our practice to help the family and child achieve the outcomes that are important to them. It is always a joy to hear the parent reports of how their children are progressing.
Lacey Wagner, MS OT
Lacey Wagner, MS, OT is an Early Intervention Specialist working with children from birth through age three. Lacey has worked with children for the last 12 years. She started out working with at-risk youth and children with special needs through high school and into college. She has experience working in Early Intervention and the School System and has worked in Early Intervention for nearly five years. She quickly developed a love of working with young children and their families. She believes in working alongside children with their families and caregivers, in their natural environments, to help them reach their full potential. She enjoys being creative in finding the best ways to help children and their families manage their daily routines, to make each day a success. Lacey enjoys developing relationships with families and celebrating their accomplishments.
Lacey received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of University Studies degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Lacey enjoys providing routine-based, family-centered intervention through coaching families. Lacey especially enjoys working to help families with developmental delays, feeding difficulties, and childhood behaviors. Lacey has training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Pediatric NDT, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECs).
During her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her family, especially camping outdoors in the summer and during game nights.
Early Intervention Executive Assistant
Hi my name is Lacie- IE. I have always had the passion for working with kids for as long as I can remember, whether babysitting my sister or all the neighbor kids. I attended Fort Ransom-Lisbon School and graduated from Jamestown in 2006. Right after graduation I began working with individuals with developmental disabilities or delays. Looking to add to my experiences I took a job with an Early Education program for children birth to 5 years old in 2011, where I worked for 11 years. I started as a Teacher’s Assistant and 5 years later was ready to take the role of a Teacher. I acquired my 0-5 Child Development Associate and was ready to try something more. After the birth of our one and only beautiful rainbow baby, I took a position as The Family Service Provider which quickly transitioned into 0-3 Supervisor. I enjoyed my years with this program but was ready to learn some new skills while still working with children and their families. I accepted the position as Early
Intervention Executive Assistant with T & K Pediatric Services in February of 2022 and have loved every minute of my career change.
I currently live in Jamestown with my Husband Brent, our daughter Avaleigh and our 2 dogs Nila & Mayah. I enjoy being happy, making people laugh or smile, going to the post office in the morning, being outside, fishing, camping, attempting to garden, crafting and thrifting. I especially enjoy trips to South Dakota in hopes to someday live there.
Hello, my name is Jamie Bear. I’m an administrative assistant at T & K Pediatrics. I started in January of 2023. I love welcoming the children and families when they come to our offices. I adore seeing our amazing providers building relationships with our clients and watching how excited they are when they leave, having mastered a new skill.
I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, kayaking, and reading. I’m slightly obsessed with dinosaurs, my favorite being the Parasaurolophus. It’s always fun for me to talk with the kids about dinosaurs. I also enjoy helping the community. I love Jamestown, and am happy I get to raise my family here.
Billing and Credentialing Specialist
Hi! My name is Kari Archambeau. I have been the Billing and Credentialing Specialist for T & K since 2022. While I have a degree in Graphic Design, I found that I enjoyed working with numbers more and decided to pursue a career outside of Graphic Design. Before coming to T & K, I worked as an Office Assistant in the Business Office at South Central Human Service Center. I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to work with the wonderful people here at T & K and to be able to witness the growth of all the kids that are seen here.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family (telling “dad jokes” to my niece and nephew is my favorite), reading (Stephen King, Dan Brown, and Victoria Schwab), watching movies (horror is my favorite genre), and relaxing with my two cats, Salem and Koda.
Join And Be Part of Our Team
We here at T & K are excited to announce that we are expanding and looking towards filling the following positions:
Speech Language Pathologist
Licensed Social Worker
Early Childhood Special Educator
Master's degree preferred but at a minimum must have a Bachelor's degree in their discipline.
The ideal candidates would also have some background in Nursing, Social Work or Special Education with an emphasis in early childhood special education.
The candidates must also be licensed by the state of North Dakota in their fields.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for these positions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-252-6066. You can also check Glassdoor.com for a list of our current positions: