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Elite Therapy Services was established in 2013 with the desire to provide a different approach to Occupational Therapy with emphasis on putting the client first and diagnoses second.

Elite Therapy focuses on providing direct one on one treatment sessions where the client receives the undivided attention of their therapist to enhance quality of care and maximize rehab potential.


Meet Casper's Elite Therapy Staff

Elite Therapy Leadership Team

Stephanie Wright, MOTR/L; Owner
Stephanie Wright, MOTR/L, Owner

Stephanie graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009 with her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Prior to owning Elite Therapy, she had worked in many different settings, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as skilled nursing facilities.

She has a passion for working with the geriatric and orthopedic populations. She has been trained in myofascial release and massage techniques to assist patients with pain management.

Stephanie prefers to take a hands-on approach with her treatment sessions and focuses on the client's needs first and the diagnoses second.

Jamie Soldat, COTA/L; Owner
Jamie Soldat, COTA/L; Owner

Jamie graduated from the Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2011 and started her career as a rehab manager.

Prior to owning Elite Therapy, she had worked in outpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. She has a passion for working with the pediatric population. Jamie spent countless hours learning insurance and Medicare laws to be able to bill for services provided.

She always knew she wanted to own a therapy company, and, in 2013, that dream became a reality. Jamie has taken various continuing education courses focusing on pediatric development, aquatic therapy, and kinesotaping to provide patients with the highest quality of care. Jamie’s patients appreciate her caring approach to her sessions. She always has gone above and beyond to ensure her clients achieve their goals.

Jamie now spends most of her days running Elite Therapy Services from the office with the same level of compassion she started with in 2013.

Charlene Peterson, M.Ed.
Charlene Peterson, M.Ed.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, Charlene worked in a variety of Human Service fields, including mental health and developmental disabilities.

Always sharing a passion for children, Charlene continued on and earned a Master of Education in Special Education degree. This led to a fulfilling career as a Special Education Teacher for 10 years.

Currently, Charlene serves in the role of a Behavior Interventionist within the Natrona County School District.

At Elite Therapy, Charlene uses her skills to help support differentiated active engagement within a variety of therapeutic activities.

Robert Peterson, Psy.D., M.Ed.
Robert Peterson, Psy.D., M.Ed.

Robert has always been connected to the field of developmental disabilities.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, Robert continued on to earn a Master of Education in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Behavioral Disorders.

Robert worked as a case manager in the waiver system for over ten years and has worked with the Natrona County School District for over 15 years.

Robert later completed a doctoral degree in Psychology and provides a variety of services in and outside of the educational setting.

Elite Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Team

Mysty Deveraux, COTA/L; Rehab Manager
Mysty Deveraux, COTA/L; Rehab Manager

Mysty was the first employee of Elite Therapy Services starting in April of 2016. 

She graduated from the Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2012. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities, home health and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, developing an array of skills to assist with many different diagnoses. She has a passion for working with geriatrics as well as orthopedic conditions.

Mysty believes in physical fitness and takes an exercise based approach to her sessions. We have heard from multiple patients and family members that Mysty is a caring, gentle therapist who pushes her patients to do their best and achieve their goals.

Mysty became the Rehab Manager for Elite Therapy, January 1st, 2023. She does a variety of tasks including scheduling, meetings with the staff, educational support for less experienced staff and continues to provide the same level of care to her patients.

Echo Sonesen, MOTR/L
Echo Sonesen, MOTR/L

Echo Sonesen graduated with her Master of Sciences in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Georgia in 2022.

Echo is originally from Douglas Wyoming and is excited to begin practicing Occupational Therapy back in her home state. She is passionate about all aspects of occupational therapy and loves helping people to be at their best.

She enjoys reading, team roping, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

Kaitlynn Kuchta, MOTR/L
Kaitlynn Kuchta, MOTR/L

Kaitlynn graduated from the Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduation she moved to Colorado to start her carrier in home health. In Colorado she gained experience as a a clinician taking on new roles including a clinical director and preceptor.

Now Kaitlynn lives in Casper, Wyoming. Over the years she has gained experience in skilled nursing facilities, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation with a strong knowledge base on many diagnoses. She loves working with the adult and geriatric population with patients recovering from acute injuries, orthopedic surgeries, neurological disorders and low vision. Kaitlynn looks forward to aquiring more knowledge as a clinician and continuing to provide quality care to her patients!

She enjoys spending time with family, working out, being outside, and watching football!

Ana Lockwood, COTA/L
Ana Lockwood, COTA/L

Ana graduated from the Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2022. She joined the Elite Therapy team as soon as she received her certification and license.

Ana loves the versatility in settings and clients that Elite provides. She is drawn to occupational therapy because there is a lot of room for creativity and the ability to incorporate all of her outside hobbies.

When not providing therapy, Ana loves to teach music, play fiddle with her family, hang out with her dogs, and travel. 

Brooke Kissack, COTA/L
Brooke Kissack, COTA/L

Brooke started working at Elite Therapy in January 2022. She graduated from the Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2021. Before discovering her love for Occupational Therapy, Brooke obtained her Massage Therapy certificate from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in October 2016.

She has a passion for helping people grow and feel better overall so they are able to live their best lives.

When not at work Brooke spends her time snowshoeing, putting together puzzles while listening to her audiobooks, exploring the mountains with her dog, or rock hounding.

Haelle Smith, COTA/L
Haelle Smith, COTA/L

Haelle started working for us in April of 2019 immediately following her graduation from Casper College as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Prior to pursuing her therapy career, she worked as a pharmacy tech for 5 years. Haelle says she knew from the time she was 14 years old that she wanted to have a positive influence on other people’s lives.

She enjoys hiking, backpacking, mixed martial arts and spending time with her dogs. Haelle says she loves all animals, trying new things and being creative. She feels that being an occupational therapy assistant has been a way to show her creative side and help people simultaneously.

Haelle’s patients say she is caring and works them hard to be the best they can be.

Kristen Kulhavy, COTA/L
Kristen Kulhavy, COTA/L

Kristen graduated in 2013 from the Casper College OTA program. She started her career in skilled nursing progressing to the position of Rehab Manager. She then went to work in home health and outpatient settings. Kristen enjoys working with orthopedic conditions, using a hands-on approach and skilled manual therapy techniques. Her passion is working with the geriatric population, building a therapeutic relationship and helping clients reach their goals. She is always striving to learn and expand her knowledge of occupational therapy.

Kristen is a Casper native who enjoys the outdoors with her husband, 2 kids and dogs. She loves to be on their boat, out camping, riding horses and exploring nature.

Colton Jorgensen, COTA/L
Colton Jorgensen, COTA/L

Colton graduated from the Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2018. He started his career as a traveler, and has experience in geriatrics, pediatrics, rehab and developmental disability.

Colton has worked with a wide variety of conditions and diagnoses in many different settings. Colton is a Casper native and loves serving the community that he grew up in. He is passionate about helping patients reach their goals and passionate about building a therapeutic relationship with each and every patient he serves.

In his free time, Colton enjoys playing recreational sports such as softball and volleyball. He also likes to spending time with his family, girlfriend, doggy, and friends. He enjoys reading a good book, and watching sports or movies.

Riley Garner, SOT
Rylie Garner, OTD-Student, Respite Staff

After graduating from the University of Wyoming with her bachelor of science degree in 2021, Rylie was accepted into the University of North Dakota’s Occupational Therapy doctoral program class of 2024. She is currently finishing her 2nd year in the program and getting ready to embark on her fieldwork rotations to enhance her skills and gain clinical experience for her future career as an occupational therapist.

Rylie is a full-time student spending her afternoons as a respite provider for Elite Therapy where she has worked for 11 years.

When she is not at school or working, she spends her time coaching Special Olympic alpine skiing and swimming and playing with her dog, Olive.

Her passions include the pediatric population, adaptive and accessible sports participation, and supporting clients' engagement in meaningful activities.

Elite Therapy Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Team

Heather Stengel, MS CCC-SLP
Heather Stengel, MS CCC-SLP, Speech Therapy Supervisor

Heather is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 15 years experience in the field.

Heather's passion for helping others began in high school; first becoming a CNA then taking a career assessment, guiding her to complete a Masters in Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon.

When she is not working or keeping up with her three children and foster children, Heather enjoys a variety of hobbies. She is an avid reader and also loves to knit, cook, and travel. We are glad to have Heather's years of experience and passion for helping others on our team.

Misty Mason, PhD CCC-SLP
Misty Mason, PhD CCC-SLP

Misty Mason is a native of Wyoming. She graduated from Natrona County High School and went to University of Wyoming for undergraduate school. She received her bachelor's degree in Health Science/Speech Language Pathology. She went on to obtain three master's degrees in Technology, Educational Leadership and Speech Language Pathology. In 2004, she received her doctorate and specialized in hippotherapy. Much of her coursework was therapeutic riding in children with autism. The past eight years, she has been broadening her horizons working with geriatric to expand her skills with stroke, Parkinson's and dysphagia.

Misty moved to Arizona in 2000 and raised two incredible children. Her daughter, Courtney, went on to be a Speech Pathologist as well as practices in Fresno, CA. She is married to Jeremy and they have one daughter, Gracie (another one on the way). Her son, Hunter, is training to be a fighter pilot with the US Air Force. He will soon be married to Haley ,who actively serves in the US Air Force as well in Intelligence. Misty is an avid learner and her children followed in her footsteps. Once she raised her children, she returned home to Wyoming on 2021, to assist in caring for her elderly dad. She is happily married to Louis Sulzman and they enjoy spending time with her children when possible, fishing, camping and spending time with their white lab, Bentley. They attend church at Highland Park Community Church and enjoy the outreach programs there in serving such as the special needs ministry which hosts "Night to Shine" for disabled children every February.

Haley Mirich, CCC MS, SLP
Haley Mirich, CCC MS, SLP

Haley graduated from the University of Wyoming Speech-Language Pathology master’s program in 2020 and began work in the public school system.

Since then, she has ventured into private practice with a focus on pediatrics. Haley is passionate about making sure everyone has a voice and the confidence to use it.

In her free time you can find her camping with her friends, family, and dog.

Emily Ginsbach, SLPA
Emily Ginsbach, SLPA

Emily graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2012 with a BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and a minor in dance. As a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Emily has enjoyed providing therapy to pre-k, school aged children, and young adults in her hometown of Casper.

Emily has treated clients with a broad range of speech, language, and communication disorders, but her specialty is in the cognitive and communicative needs of individuals with Down syndrome, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Her personal training includes behavioral intervention, picture exchange communication systems (PECS), oral motor therapy interventions (Talk Tools and Beckman Protocol) and hippotherapy. Hippotherapy has been a passion area for Emily.

Outside of the speech realm, Emily enjoys anything and everything that relates to movement. She grew up dancing and snowboarding, and taught swim lessons throughout college. Currently, Emily is a dance instructor at 307 Dance Academy, and a certified yoga instructor at Lifetime Health & Fitness. In combining her personal interests and professional experience, Emily has been able to provide meaningful community based instruction; She teaches an adaptive dance class, which many of her past and current clients enjoy, and also coached Special Olympics swimming and skiing for several years. Emily recognizes the importance of generalizing learned skills from the therapy setting, into real-life, and strives to provide such opportunities to her clients.

Nicole Blakeley, B.A., SLPA
Nicole Blakeley, B.A., SLPA

Nicole graduated from the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant who has been providing pediatric and adult speech services in Casper since 2016.

Nicole has years of experience in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and has provided treatment for fluency, speech sound disorders, phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, and receptive and expressive language delays.

The areas she is most passionate about include the importance of a strengths-based approach, neurodiversity affirming practices, and the need for individualized treatment that incorporates the unique interests of each client. Nicole believes that in order for therapy to be most effective, it must be naturalistic and relatable to “real life”.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Team

Bryanna Williams B.S., RBT
Bryanna Williams M.S., BCBA

Bryanna graduated from the Capella in 2023 with a Master's Degree in Psychology with a specialization in ABA.

Bryanna has worked as a respite staff and RBT before becoming a BCBA. She currently provides services for younger individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is most interested in treatments for challenging behaviors, flexibility within routines, and activities of daily living.

Bryanna enjoys working with elementary aged children and loves collaborating with her team.

When not at the clinic, you may find her playing with her dogs and riding horses!

Torin Rueter, RBT
Torin Rueter, RBT

Torin recently graduated with a degree in Psychology and Philosophy.

He also completed his RBT certification and is working for Elite during the summer program.

Future plans for Torin include going back to college to finish his degree in special education, school psychology and BCBA certification.

He has been a natural addition to our team as he worked for us in the past as a support staff and built rapport with the kids.

Cassandra Hobbs, RBT
Cassandra Hobbs, RBT

Cassandra has been practicing as RBT since 2021. In January of 2024 she was accepted into Mary Baldwin University's MS program in Applied Behavior Analysis which she is currently enrolled in as a full time student with the intention of completing coursework and requirements to become a BCBA in the years to come.

Cassandra is dedicated to exploring the applications of Applied Behavioral Analysis across multiple settings and learning how the environment can change the effects and outcomes of ABA services to children with young adults with ASD in the clinic and community settings, but has also worked in home in the past, and has a history of working with children who display challenging behaviors. She enjoys helping children learn to overcome challenging behaviors and develop functional communication skills that help them express their needs and desires more effectively.

When not at the clinic or absorbed in her school work Cassandra can often be found reading, listening to D&D podcasts or trying to catch up on her backlog of video games and TV shows.