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 B.S., RBT

Diamond Smith B.S., RBT

Clinical Director - West Valley

Started February, 2019

Diamond is currently working towards her Masters Degree and completing her supervision hours needed to sit for her BCBA exam. Her favorite thing about her job is building strong relationships with clients and being able to experience their progress with them and their families.

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!

Benjamin Brody B.A., RBT

Benjamin Brody B.A., RBT

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Started January, 2018

Benjamin is one of Adventure ABA's first employees. He has his Masters Degree in Psychology and is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB Cert # 1-22-57575, Pending AZ Licensure). He is always willing to do anything to make a kid laugh including jumping right into the ball pit.

Hadjara Ousseyni Hassane BS,  RBT

Hadjara Ousseyni Hassane BS, RBT

Assistant Supervisor

Started January, 2020
Hadjara is working on completing her Master’s degree and accruing supervision hours required to sit for the BCBA examination. She Enjoys being able to jump in and play with the kids, be part of their life’s and witness their progress everyday. She speaks multiple languages and uses her free time to explore museums.

Alexis Myers

Alexis Myers

Assistant Supervisor

Started January, 2020

Alexis is working on completing her Masters in psychology while accruing the required number of hours needed to sit for the BCBA exam. Alexis loves seeing the progress each kid makes and hearing all the kids laughing and playing; you will often find the kids climbing all over her. In her free time, you will find her spending time with her husband and dogs, doing a random craft, or going on an Adventure.

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.

Erin Slawter

Erin Slawter

Assistant Supervisor

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.

 

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.

Isabel Gonzalez

Isabel Gonzalez

Office Receptionist - West Valley

Started: November 2021

After being with the company since November of 2021 starting as a therapist, Isabel have found that she enjoyed the process that occurs when she grows with the children both in the sense of learning as well as just experiencing things with them day-to-day. She moved to the receptionist position to better experience what both the kids need to grow as well as supporting the children and therapists even more. When not working she loves to read either Mangas or short stories. She also enjoys watching tv shows and movies. One fun fact about her is that she's trying to learn Japanese.

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!

Chastidy Barrueta

Chastidy Barrueta

Office Receptionist - Central Valley

Started February 2022

Chastidy keeps the central clinic operating smoothly by making sure schedules are done and provides support to any day-to-day issues. She will be willing to help with what she can. She enjoys being altruistic with those around her. She will be pursuing higher education in social work in the near future. If she is not working, you will find her trying new places to eat and spending quality time with loved ones.

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.