I was born and raised in North Alabama. I attended the University of South Alabama where I graduated with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Science and a minor in Psychology. I went on to earn my M.A. in Speech-Language pathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received her Educational Specialist Degree in 2017 from the University of West Georgia in Educational/Instructional Technology. I have been practicing speech-language pathology for 28 years. I have treated patients from 6 months to 104 years of age. I have had the opportunity to provide care to those patients in AL, TN, and FL in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health, early intervention, private practice, Clinic Director at Alabama A&M University, and directed a University Speech and Hearing Clinic. I have supervised numerous graduate students and clinical fellows. I opened the OXR clinic in December 2019, Gulf Shores in July 2021, ABA in Gulf Shores in March 2022, and Madison in May 2022.
I have been married to my first love (after a 13 year break), Jonathan, for 21 years. I thank God every day for the day he emailed back into my life. Three of my biggest accomplishments are my daughters: Erika Brooks (24), Emma Kate Bond (20), and Mollie Bond (17). They each have varied interests from band and HOSA to soccer and yearbook. I also have a 5 year old granddaughter, Oakley, who is a highlight to all of us (and maybe a little spoiled). Although I have very little free time, I enjoy traveling with my family, baking, watching silly reality shows, and playing games.
It has always been my goal to develop a team and work family who are happy and continually advance personally and professionally while loving all of our families as their own. I feel that it is our obligation to change lives for the better and make each child as independent as they can be.