Stasi Taylor, M.Ed, Developmental Specialist
Stasi received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. Stasi began working with children diagnosed with Autism as a student and continued to work with children and adults with various disabilities, providing in-home supports to further independence with the goal of independent living. Before joining the Advanced Pediatric team, Stasi spent 10 years working for the State of Nevada as a service coordinator in the family support department for children and adults with disabilities. Stasi has been thrilled to have the opportunity to work with children 0-3 years old to use her creativity to help families learn to embed teaching and learning opportunities into their everyday activities. Outside of work, Stasi enjoys traveling and skiing.
Vicki Moloney, B.S. CFD, Developmental Specialist
Vicki has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada Reno, in Child Development and Family life. She began her career working with children ages birth to three years old with special needs over 20 years ago, driving to the rural parts of Nevada. She has the privilege of working with families in their home and loves working with "her" kids. Vicki grew up in and around Detroit, Michigan, but has lived in Nevada for almost 30 years. In her spare time, Vicki enjoys doing genealogy research on her family.
Melissa Martin, M.A. Ed, Developmental Specialist
Melissa received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada Reno, and her Master's of Arts in Elementary from Sierra Nevada College. Melissa has worked with children, ages two through twelve in various setting for twenty years. She is committed providing dynamic support for children and families throughout her community. Melissa believes:
“Children things to be molded but people to be unfolded.” Anonymous
Jenna Borrego, B.S. CFD, Developmental Specialist
Jenna graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Child and Family Development and a Minor in Recreation. She has over 10 years' experience working with children ages 0 to 13, but has become very passionate about working with the 0-3 population and has just completed her Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jenna has worked with families and their children in multiple settings, including outdoor camps on the San Diego Bay, preschools, home visitation, and in a Therapeutic Learning Center. She wants to assist families and their children in achieving their full potential, as well as improving their quality of life. Jenna is a very compassionate and dedicated individual who loves working with children in any capacity and is happy to be doing so in her home town of Reno.
Amy Artman, B.S. HDFS, Developmental Specialist
Amy received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. Amy has experience working with children with different diagnoses such as: Down Syndrome, Autism, Angleman Syndrome, and Ceberal Palsy. Amy enjoys working with children and making a difference in a child's life. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her dogs and doing outdoor activities.
Hillary Weiss, M.A, Human Development, Developmental Specialist
I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. I then attended Pacific Oaks College where I received a Master’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Development. I spent four years working as a full time nanny for toddler with a physical disability. Through my work with her, I discovered a true passion for working with children with special needs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Amelia Duran Martinez, Developmental Specialist
I received my Associate’s Degree in Sport Science and Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University Complutense de Madrid, SPAIN. I began working with children as a basketball and rugby coach in Madrid/Spain, and while studying my undergrad I continued my experience with kids, tutoring classes. Right after I finished college, I started working in a Pediatric Clinic in Madrid, as an Occupational Therapist for 3 years. I moved to Reno, a year and a half ago. I love doing Crossfit and skiing!
Crassandra Lopez Developmental Specialist
Crassandra graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Special Education and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has over 8 years of experience working with children and families with developmental delays and physical disabilities. Crassandra has a passion for learning and helping those around her. Crassandra grew up in Los Angeles, CA before relocated to the Reno area. In her spare time she enjoys good books, good food and laughs with her family and friends.