Meet Our Staff
Trina Arling, MS CCC/SLP
Trina Arling was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming and moved to the East coast to pursue her schooling. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of New Hampshire.Trina has passion and experience working with individuals of all ages with varying challenges and communication needs. She has hands-on involvement with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) across the age span of her clients. In her free time, she particularly loves singing, cooking, stacking wood with her husband, and playing with her two Jack Russell’s.
Gabrielle Smith, MS OTR/L
Gabrielle received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire. Gaby was born and raised in New York, but after coming to New Hampshire to attend school, she decided she loved it too much to leave. Gaby has had experience working with children in various settings, including at a sleep away camp in Michigan, a residential school in Northern New Hampshire, as well as a sub-acute children’s hospital in Washington D.C. Gaby is also one of the local area providers who is certified in the Therapeutic Listening program. She is passionate about sensory integration and loves working in her socks.
Lisa graduated from Merrimack College with her degree in Business Management. She has twenty years experience in the medical billing and insurance industry. Lisa has also completed a variety of Advocacy training programs. Lisa has personal experience as a parent trying access quality services for her child and is passionate about helping parents maneuver the system and educate themselves on their options. Lisa opened Milestones Pediatric Therapy Center, LLC because she felt there was a significant need for families to have a local resource where they can obtain services for their children and feel supported.
Lee-Ann began her work in childhood education in 2000 and has experience working with children of all ages. She holds a BA in Education in K-8 and Special Education K-12 from Notre Dame College. Lee-Ann has taught in classrooms of 4th, 5th and 6th graders and coached sports teams. Currently Lee-Ann is the After School Program Director at Bedford Martial Arts Academy and she is pursuing her Masters Degree is Behavioral Intervention in Autism at the University of Massachusetts.
Molly Jacobson, MS CCC/SLP
After growing up in Massachusetts, Molly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in upstate New York. After graduating, she moved to Colorado for several years to pursue adventure, but found her way back east to begin a Master’s Degree of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of New Hampshire. Molly is a clinical fellow with a passion for improving and enhancing the communication skills of people throughout the age span. In her free time, she loves outdoor activities and spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Gus.
Heather Sayward, MS OTR/L
After growing up in Massachusetts, Heather attended Springfield College where she received her Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies and Master’s in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, Heather accepted a position to be a travel Occupational Therapist and was excited to explore! She then found her way back home where she worked in various settings including early intervention, schools, and at a therapeutic horseback riding facility doing hippotherapy. Heather has a passion for maximizing on the strengths of each individual so they can reach their full potential. In her free time, Heather enjoys horseback riding, spending time with friends & family, and being a mom.
Ashlen Rooney, MS OTR/L
After growing up in New Hampshire, Ashlen attended Quinnipiac University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science Studies and her Master’s of Occupational Therapy. While at Quinnipiac she completed a comprehensive course focusing on Ayres Sensory Integration theory and gained experience working with children with a variety of sensory based needs. Ashlen is very passionate about sensory integration and loves helping children reach their full potential through play. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing with her dog Oliver.
Michelle LaCroix MS, CF-SLP
After growing up in Massachusetts, Michelle attended the University of New Hampshire where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During graduate school, Michelle worked with children ranging from infants to teenagers through her clinical experiences in outpatient therapy and school settings. Additionally, Michelle completed coursework for a concentration in early childhood (infant – early elementary) communication disorders and worked as a research assistant in a lab focusing on social communication assessment/intervention. Michelle is currently a clinical fellow with a passion for helping children successfully communicate and reach their full potential. In her free time, Michelle enjoys cooking, singing and spending time with her friends and family.
Shannon Coughlin MS, CF-SLP
Shannon grew up in Massachusetts before receiving her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire. She then moved to Seattle where she received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. During her time on the west coast, she gained experience working with children and adults with a variety of communication needs in clinic and school-based settings. She is passionate about supporting children of all ages, and their families, reach their communication goals. In her free time, Shannon enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and her cat, Mack.