Our Executive Team

Paige Huff M.S., BCBA, LBA

Paige Huff M.S., BCBA, LBA

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Paige Huff currently holds her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (AZ License #: BEH-000633) and is working towards applying ABA in the business structure! She is working towards her OBM (Organizational Management Certificate) at FIT and enjoys using reinforcement in the work place to make all employees productive and happy! Paige believes the happier the employees the better services the kids will receive! If you don't find her working she is practicing yoga, playing the piano, or going on Adventures with her family!

Dylan Huff M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Dylan Huff M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Co-Founder & Chief of Client Adventures

Dylan Huff is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst  (AZ License #: BEH-000267) who loves impacting the clients lives by helping parents along their Adventure! Dylan works with a variety of ages including adults as well as a variety of diagnoses. Outside of working with clients directly he focuses on client care and quality assurance. Dylan has received expert training in the areas of aggressive behavior management and augmentative communication devices. Dylan has been described as a kid at heart and is always up for a game of Mario Kart, Nerf war, or a trip to a trampoline park.

Aketzali Balderrama-Hernandez M.S., BCBA, LBA

Aketzali Balderrama-Hernandez M.S., BCBA, LBA

Chief Operating Officer

Started May, 2018

Aketzali (Aket - which rhymes with pocket!) has her Master's Degree in Psychology and is certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (AZ License #: BEH-000664). She likes to combine the teamwork between the admin and the clinical world. You can find her sitting at her desk writing clear expectations for the company or out-and-about playing with the kiddos! While in an administrative position, she continues to love learning every day from little creative minds and works hard to make sure that all of her clients have the best chance at success. Some of her hobbies include: off-roading, camping, and binge watching shows.

Destiny Butler

Destiny Butler

Chief of Billing Operations

Started November, 2019

Destiny is responsible for creating, implementing and enforcing billing procedures/policies. As well as effectively obtaining client authorizations and handling all the billing needs at the clinic. Her favorite part about her job is helping to ensure the children are able to receive the services they need.

Tessa Di Maria

Tessa Di Maria

Chief of Employee Relations

Started June, 2020
Tessa enjoys working at Adventure ABA because everyone is kind and truly feels like a second family! Her favorite thing about ABA (and the entire special needs community in general) is that there is truly no other group of people in the world who will judge you less and goof around with you more! If she is not asking/answering questions at work, then you can find her binge-watching TV, playing the bass, or laughing with her husband and dogs!

Guy Mickens

Guy Mickens

Chief Training Officer

Started August, 2020

Guy is currently working on completing his Masters and accruing the required hours to sit for the BCBA exam. His favorite part of the job is being a part of something bigger than hisself. Guy loves being a part of the Adventure family and seeing the impact they have on the kiddos! Some fun facts about guy are he has a collection of Miami Heat jerseys including one signed by Dwyane Wade and his whole family is good at bowling!

Amer Mahyoub

Amer Mahyoub

Chief Technology Officer

Started: Feburary 2021

Amer has been passionate about the tech field since he was 5 years old. He started with the company as a Behavioral Therapist and QA Automation Engineer within the company and quickly moved up into a Chief of Technology role. He enjoys building webapps, automation workflows and other solutions to simplify the day to day tasks within the company. Outside of work, Amer enjoys traveling, exploring nature, photography and trying all things new. 

Kalisha Fannin

Kalisha Fannin

Chief of Client Intake

Started May, 2021

Kalisha is from Yuma Arizona but moved to Tempe to go to Arizona State University where she will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Human development in May 2022. For fun she likes to binge watch tv shows and try new restaurants!

Daxon Miller

Daxon Miller

Chief of Administration

Started August, 2021

Daxon keeps the west valley clinic running smooth by making sure schedules are set and providing support for any day-to-day issues. She is always ready to help someone wherever need it, no matter what. She was in hospitality for 10 years and has 4 years of management experience. When she is not working she is hanging out with her cats and family or is at the gym.

 

Our Clinical Team

Diamond Smith M.S., BCBA

Diamond Smith M.S., BCBA

Clinical Director - West Valley

Started February, 2019
Diamond is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB Cert # 1-22-59192), LBA pending. She loves helping to ensure that the West Valley clinic is a great place to be for therapists and clients to ensure they can make the most out of their time together. Her favorite thing about her job is building strong relationships with clients and being able to experience their progress with them and their families. When she isn’t at the clinic, you can find her off on an Adventure or cuddling with her pets at home.

Abigail Barnes M.S., BCBA, LBA

Abigail Barnes M.S., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director - Central Valley

Started January, 2019

Abigail is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (AZ License #: BEH-000754). She has has Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology with a certificate in Applied Behaivor Analysis. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to know and love each individual kids personalities and watching them grow. Some of her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, or anything else outdoors!

Hadjara Ousseyni Hassane M.Ed. BCBA

Hadjara Ousseyni Hassane M.Ed. BCBA

Assistant Clinical Director - Central Valley

Started January, 2020
Hadjara has her Master’s degree in Education with focus Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB Cert # 1-22-59740), LBA pending. Hadjara loves working with a diverse population of clients and be part of their everyday progress. Hadjara speaks multiple languages, she loves science and exploring museums on her free time.

Erin Slawter

Erin Slawter

Assistant Clinical Director - West Valley

Started: June 2020

Erin is working on completing her master's in psychology while accruing supervision hours to sit for the BCBA exam. Erin's favorite part about working at Adventure ABA is being able to see progress every day in each client's life and making an impact on them. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, doing yoga, or visiting Sedona.

Alexis Myers

Alexis Myers

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Started January, 2020

Alexis has her Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB Cert # 1-22-60635), LBA pending. Alexis loves seeing all the progress the kids are making each day all while they are laughing and playing. Having fun while learning is the best way to learn! Alexis enjoys being creative, going on hikes, finding new things to do, and spending time her with husband and dogs on her free time.

Derek Ball

Derek Ball

Assistant Supervisor

Started March, 2019

Derek is working on completing his certificate program then proceeding on getting his Master’s degree in Psychology while accruing supervision hours that is required to sit for the BCBA exam. He enjoys seeing all his client’s progress from when he started as an RBT. If he isn’t at work he likes to go out and adventure outdoors or relax at home and have movie marathons with friends and family.

Callie Farrand

Callie Farrand

Assistant Supervisor

Started February, 2020

Callie is currently working towards her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and has plans to sit for her BCBA exam once she completes the required supervision hours. Callie’s favorite thing about her job is being able to see the kids grow and succeed every day. She loves getting to know their unique personalities and how fun and silly they can be.

 

Our Administration Team

Lorenzo Williams

Lorenzo Williams

Regional Office Manager

Started November, 2020

Lorenzo started with the company as a therapist and fell in love with the company and clients. He loves watching movies especially Marvel and Horror movies. During his free time he likes spending time with his cat Cheeto. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and being with the Adventure family. His dreams are to travel to Europe and own a home in Arizona. 

Bryce Badaruddin

Bryce Badaruddin

Trainer - Central

Started March, 2021

Bryce got his B.S. in Psychology from ASU and comes from a heavy research background. He’s  loving being a trainer because he gets to be a big part of helping people learn, grow, and help the kids! Bryce also enjoys building relationships with the kids and seeing them develop. If he’s not at work, he’s probably volunteering for his church, playing soccer, or running!

Eryn Finlayson

Eryn Finlayson

Trainer - West Valley

Started Feburary 2020

Eryn loves her position as a trainer because she gets to expand the company and ensure our kiddos are getting the best services possible! Eryn is currently going to school for her bachelors in psychology. She loves spending time with the kids and making them laugh or smile. She loves dinosaurs and learning all kinds of interesting facts about them. When she isn't at work, she's spending times with friends, playing video games, or painting.

Alexia Calderon-Taylor BS, RBT

Alexia Calderon-Taylor BS, RBT

CDC Coordinator

Started January, 2020

Alexia will be beginning her Master’s Degree in Family and Human Development in May of 2021. Her passion is understanding family diversity and advocating for them as a unit. She is responsible for developing, organizing, and distributing program material and activities used in our Child Development Center! Alexia loves being able to experience genuine connections with her clients and their families. Her favorite thing about ABA is being able to witness those milestone moments with her clients. In her down time, you can find her exploring West coast life with her husband, re-watching Star Wars, or relaxing at home with her cats.

Ashley Fredrick

Ashley Fredrick

Office Receptionist - West Valley

Started: Feburary 2022

Ashley has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always had a passion for teaching and making a difference in the lives of children. She taught preschool for seven years and loved being able to be a part of witnessing the growth of the children from such a young age. When she is not working, Ashley loves crafting, day trips, hanging out with friends, photography, and Target trips!

Saude Jaquez

Saude Jaquez

Office Receptionist - Central Valley

Started April 2022

Saude helps around by smoothly handling day to day schedule changes, provides support to the clinical staff and helps around where needed. She loves doing nails and makeup. Fun fact about her is she can't live without music she loves music so much!!! Her favorite part of the job is the work environment and culture within the company.