Our Team of Professionals

Here at Peach Tree Clinic we provide a learning environment and encourage all of our therapists to work together to provide your child the highest quality of therapy. Each member of the client's team at PTC undergoes specially designed training. In addition to earning their RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) certification, our techs work under the direct supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

After completing an initial assessment, the BCBA develops a plan specific to the client which involves the whole family. 

Peach Tree is accredited with most insurance companies and our team of professionals will help families navigate the insurance process. 

Peach Tree Clinic NPI # 1063924330

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Lycurgus Johnson

Owner/Business Development

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Laura Lopach

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Laura Lopach, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and certified school psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah in 2016. She has over ten years of experience providing comprehensive services to children and adults with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges and their families. She has experience providing evidence-based intervention services in home, school, clinic, and residential treatment settings. Laura is also a published author for the Tough Kid book series. Her interests involve child psychological evaluation, and identifying effective, practical interventions to support prosocial behavior.

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Chele Pint

Medical Biller/Credentialing Specialist

Chele Pint’s two favorite kind of days in Bozeman are a clear blue-sky with white snowcapped mountains surrounding the valley and a warm summer night around the fire with friends after an amazing day of boating!

As a certified medical billing and credentialing specialist she has been working in the Autism world for the past 6 years and loving it.  Prior to this, she worked at the Cozy Nest and a life time ago she was a Respiratory Therapist.

Chele moved to Bozeman 16 years ago with her Husband and two kids, who are now a Junior in High School and a Freshman in college, which seems impossible since she is only 20…..okay…….30……..fine…….40(but that’s as high as she is going!) She spends lots of time outdoors doing all the ing’s: skiing, biking, camping, gardening, boating to name a few.

Braden Bruursema

RBT

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Libby Kasmer

RBT

Libby Kasmer grew up in Bozeman Montana, bounced around states a little bit, and graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. In her free time, she loves climbing, skiing, and cooking food. Whenever she can find a door frame to do a pullup on, she will be training on it to become a little bit stronger for climbing. When she is not climbing or eating, she can be found sipping a chai at a coffee shop or curling up with her dog, Stella. She is passionate about making a difference in other’s lives and doing something positively impactful. Working at Peach Tree Clinic gives her the opportunity to learn from the kids as well as to teach and watch them grow. 

Allie Beall

RBT

Megan Williams

RBT

Tara Hayes

RBT

Jeri Lausch

RBT

Katy Hines

RBT

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Kristi Ekstrom

Owner/General Manager

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Melissa Hansen

BCBA

Melissa Hanson was born and raised in Bozeman and continues to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montana State University in 2009 and received an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S) in School Psychology from the University of Montana following a Master’s Degree and a year-long internship in 2013. Melissa received a Master’s of Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Montana State University-Billings in 2014. She is a trainer for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. She has been working directly with children with disabilities in schools for seven years as a school psychologist and is looking forward to this next chapter! She has a passion for working with children and their families to improve outcomes, both short-term and long-term.

Lawana Patten

RBT

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Erica Kaufman

RBT

"Erica is a cat-crazed, 20-something year old, whose best friend is or probably will be your kiddo! Erica moved to Montana mid 2018 from a teeny IL town of 1,000 inhabitants--people, dogs, and cows included! She lived a short stint in NC as a child, and completed high school and college in WI, receiving her Bachelor's in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 
Erica enjoys bowhunting, floating down rivers on inner tubes, and reading books. Yes, actual books!! She loves pineapple on her pizza, strawberry milkshakes, and peanut butter M&Ms!"

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Ashley Campbell

RBT

(The one on the left! 😊) grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first 14 years of her life. She moved out to Hamilton, Montana when she was 14 with her mom and younger brother. She graduated Hamilton High School in 2016 and moved on to MSU Bozeman to pursue a special education degree with minors in Psychology and Spanish! She is expected to graduate college in the Spring of 2021! She currently works as a CNA in Bozeman as well. Ashley has always wanted to work with children with special abilities but fell in-love with ABA, the kiddos, and is now striving to become a BCBA in the future.

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Kaija Elenko

RBT

Kaija Elenko is currently enrolled in the University of Montana Communication Sciences and Disorders department. She will be receiving her BS in the Spring of 2020. She enjoys hiking in the mountains and playing lacrosse. Kaija recently spent four months in Australia as a live-in support person for a nonverbal child high on the autism spectrum. At the same time, she interned at the Darling Point Special School for children with disabilities. Kaija assisted teachers and other specialists with the behavioral and communication needs of children with developmental disabilities ages 5-18 years old, and looks forward to continuing this work here in Missoula. Kaija moved to Montana from a small island outside of Seattle three years ago, and has fallen in love with the wholesome, welcoming, and kind-hearted community here in Missoula. Kaija believes that ABA is a key method, opening the door to hidden potential in children who are limited by autism and other developmental disabilities.  She is happiest when she can connect with children while guiding them to communicate to their full potential. 

Dakota Pint

RBT

Erin Winnings

RBT

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Jeanne Lightbody

BCBA, M. Ed.

Jeanne hails from the east coast where she received her education and field training in Applied Behavior Analysis. She received her undergraduate degree from Pace University and her master’s in educational studies from Manahattanville College. Prior to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Jeanne taught preschool for 9 years in Mamaroneck, NY. She and her husband raised their 3 children in Mamaroneck, NY before deciding to go on an adventure. They packed their bags and headed west to the beautiful state of Montana in 2015 and haven’t looked back. 

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Jennifer Morrison

BCaBA/PR/HR

Jennifer Morrison was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley.  Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Montana State University-Bozeman.  Jennifer has spent the last 18 years working with children with disabilities in various capacities.  She is eager to help make a difference in children’s lives.   Jennifer is working towards completing her BCaBA certification, and currently has her Registered Behavior Technician Certification.  During her time away from the clinic, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and pug.  She enjoys the outdoors and photography.

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Angie Fletcher

RBT

Angie Fletcher began working for Peach Tree Clinic in 2018 and earned her RBT credential in 2019.  The mother of two enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.   PTC has helped her experience her favorite things like skiing at a local resort, rafting Montana and Idaho rivers and backpacking through the Utah desert.

Tish Sunde

RBT

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Hannah McWhorter

RBT

I grew up in Bozeman and will graduate from MSU in the Fall with a major in psychology and a minor in German. In my free time, I climb, fish, and hang out with my blue tongue skink, Carl.

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Lindsey Pippen

RBT

Lindsey is currently a Senior at MSU and is getting her degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development. Her plans to eventually go and get her BCBA and continue her passion of working with children. She enjoys the sunshine, cheesy jokes, coffee, and animals. She has always loved children but discovered her passion for young minds by spending years as a nanny for multiple families. Her favorite thing is making a difference in people’s lives for the better and loves to be there for anyone she can. She looks forward to getting lots of experience at Peachtree Clinic and hopefully be around for years to come!

Bethany Simmons

RBT

Delaney Purkett

RBT

Olivia Mccaffery

RBT

Morgan Greenwood

RBT


We’re Hiring

We are looking for full and part time Registered Behavior Technicians.