Jackie graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy in 2000. Jackie enjoys working with client with sensory processing disorders, autism, and is passionate about educating parents regarding their child’s specific needs.In her free time Jackie enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, exploring new places, bowling, reading, fishing, playing Pokemon Go, collecting board games and spending time with friends and family.Specialized TrainingCertified in Sensory Integration (Certification #1602)Certified Autism Specialist (Certification # CAS168386)The Alert Program®Astronaut TrainingBeckman Oral Motor ProtocolCraniosacral Therapy Techniques (All Ages: Birth & Up)DIR®/ Floortime TechniquesThe Listening Program®PraxisSocial Stories™Therapeutic Listening® (Basic and Advanced)Career Highlights•Opening Apple Tree Therapy, LLC in 2013•2010 Alaska Occupational Therapy Association Vice President•Presenting on numerous occasions about sensory processing•Starting a parent education group at an outpatient clinic in AK•Becoming a Certified Autism Specialist•In process of becoming a published children’s book author of Meet the Overs and the Unders: Making Sense of Sensory Processing
Apple Tree Therapy, LLC is the lifelong dream of owner, Jackie Brown, and her husband, Wayne, to open a private practice occupational therapy clinic for children of all ages in Kitsap County (Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale and more). Their goal is to provide the highest quality therapy services to the community (children, parents, grandparents, physicians, and other clinicians) while helping children reach their highest potential. Integrating families into the treatment process and development of their children’s skills is an important part of the occupational therapy provided at our clinic.
Jen graduated from Casper College in Casper, WY with her associates degree as an occupational therapy assistant in 2013. Her interests include working with people of all ages. She enjoys creating a way that helps make life less stressful and more rewarding, especially using a sensory integrative approach.In her free time Jen enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and creating whether it be out of wood or fabric.Specialized TrainingAutism Certificate (Certification #AC171406)Handwriting Without Tears®Sensory Integrative Treatment TechniquesCareer Highlights•Completing training for her Autism Certificate.•Working with adolescents and children at Wyoming Behavior Institute for 3 years•Integrating occupational therapy into an ABA clinic.
Ruthanne graduated from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA with her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She has over 8 years experience as an occupational therapist working in pediatrics, geriatrics, and head injury.In her free time Ruthanne enjoys reading, working out, volunteering with her children’s sports, band, boy scouts, and church activities.Specialized TrainingCertified in Sensory Integration (Certification #4672)Certified Autism Specialist (Certification # CAS169766)Craniosacral Therapy Techniques (Ages 9 & up)Therapeutic Listening® (Basic)Career Highlights•Completing her certification in Sensory Integration•Becoming a Certified Autism Specialist•Working in private and school based pediatric settings•Working as a home manager in a head injury home•Working as a daycare preschool teacher for 13 years•Being a foster care parent for 4 years
Nanette graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Admistrative Justice. After having her children, Nanette made the bold decision to step out of her retail management career to become a full time mom. When Jackie, her lifelong best friend opened Apple Tree Therapy and her children were in enrolled in school she made the decision to start a new career. She loves being part of helping the wonderful children and their families by supporting our amazing therapists.In her free time Nanette enjoys Disney, weight training, Disney, reading, Disney, being a mom, Disney, going to movies, Disney, dancing, and taking family trips to Disney Parks.Specialized TrainingAutism Certificate (Certification # AC166033)Career Highlights•Worked in management since 17 years of age•Loss Prevention Ambassador for Washington and Oregon•2011 Kindercare Center Director of the Year for WA state