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)Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (Certification # ACAS172631)Basic DIRFloortime® ProviderThe Alert Program®Astronaut TrainingBeckman Oral Motor ProtocolProvides Craniosacral Therapy Techniques (All Ages: Birth & Up)The 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•Completing training for Advanced Certified Autism Specialist•Training and mentoring many new graduate and student therapist and therapy assistants.
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 TechniquesTherapeutic Listening® (Basic)Career 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•Training student therapy assistant.
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)Provides Craniosacral Therapy Techniques (Ages 9 & up)Therapeutic Listening® (Basic)Career Highlights•Completing her certification in Sensory Integration•Completing training as 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•Prior foster care and repsite care provider
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•Completing her Autism Certificate training
Jenn graduated from University of New England with her master of science degree as an occupational therapist in 2015. Her interests include the areas of pediatrics, autism, sensory processing, assistive technology, feeding and hippotherapy.In her free time Jenn enjoys reading, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, photography, playing with her dogs, socializing with friends, bakingSpecialized TrainingCertified Autism Specialist (Certification #CAS178113)ESA CertificateCareer Highlights•Completing her Certified Autism Specialist training•Working within the school systems•Providing hippotherapy (Equine Assisted Therapy) under supervision
Chase Lane MOTR/L
Chase graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her master of occupational therapy in 2017. Her interests include working with individuals who have autism, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, and feeding disorders.In her free time Chase enjoys outdoor adventures (kayaking, hiking, camping, paddleboarding), soccer, running charity races, and cheering on the Seahawks and Sounders!Career Highlights•Working toward completing her Certified Autism Specialist training•Traveling to Ireland to provide wheelchair and seating options to children in the National Education Centre for Blind Children•Creating a bicycle group for children with disabilities•Volunteering for Special Olympics
Lauren graduated from Shenandoah University with her master of occupational therapy in 2016. Her interests include working with pediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder, and hemiparesis.In her free time Lauren enjoys running, cooking, baking and being outdoors.Specialized TrainingCertified Autism Specialist (Certification #CAS178002)DIR®/ Floortime TechniquesCareer Highlights•Completing her Certified Autism Specialist training•Presenting at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association School Symposium in 2017
Wayne helped open Apple Tree Therapy LLC in 2013 and has done many behind the scenes jobs including IT support, handyman, and billing. After 28 years working for a major retailer, Wayne joined the business full time in 2017 as a billing specialist. He loves that this job allows him to spend more time with his wife and daughter while being a larger part of working with children and their families every day.In his free time Wayne enjoys bowling, travelling, playing video games, Star Wars, building Legos, watching movies, and spending time with his family.Specialized TrainingAutism Certificate (Certification # AC17351)Career Highlights•Worked for a major retailer for 28 year•Travelled around Alaska providing IT support for his company•Completing his Autism Certificate training