Our Therapy Team

Lan is originally from Texas. She moved to California many years ago to study at Whittier College. As a college student, she enjoyed teaching and working with small children and their families. She owned and operated a tutoring office her junior year of college. Lan decided that she wanted to become an Occupational Therapist and…

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Maria received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA, and her Doctorate’s degree in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, she worked with young children and teenagers as a tutor/mentor, and also was a one-on-one Behavioral Therapist for 3 years. Maria is currently one of six Clinical Directors for…

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Melanie was a student-athlete at Chapman University where she earned her B.S. in Athletic Training. She worked at Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists, where she gained experience with a variety of patients of all ages and ability levels. It was there that she developed a passion for working with the pediatric population. She volunteered for the…

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Echo was born and raised in Taiwan. She received her Bachelor ’s degree in Occupational Therapy there and had two years of clinical experience in pediatric therapy. She then attended the University of Southern California where she earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, in 2007. She enjoys working with children with disabilities in the…

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Megan graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Biology and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her past experience includes working in special education with 3-6- year-old children. Prior to coming to work at Carrico Pediatric she worked as school based OT, servicing preschoolers through 4th graders. She enjoys…

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Melanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and German Studies at University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and received her doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Southern California. Prior to physical therapy, Melanie worked as a nanny for several different families with children ranging from 9-months to 8-years old. She participated in Fit Families…

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Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCI. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is excited to be a part of the Carrico Pediatric Therapy team. On her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Gisselle Escobar received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from California Baptist University in 2016. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Southern California. She has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, inpatient, balance and vestibular, and pediatrics. She has also provided physical therapy services in…

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Valerie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health from Azusa Pacific University. During physical therapy school, she loved her clinical rotation working with children at the Adventist Health Play to Learn Center in Glendale, CA. She has also always enjoyed working with children through church and camp activities. The positive…

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I am a Pediatric Physical Therapist and received my Doctorate Degree at the University of Southern California (Fight On!). Many of my friends and loved ones would describe me as easy going, compassionate, kind and understanding. I am a life-long learner of anything that pertains to Science (my inner nerd). During my spare time I…

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Chrisel received her MS Occupational Therapy degree from West Coast University.  She obtained her BS Public Health degree from Cal State Los Angeles with a Health Education Specialist certification. She is passionate about family empowerment and involvement in treatment as a therapist working at Carrico Pediatric Therapy Inc. She loves spending time with her parents, brother,…

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Jackie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. She fell in love with occupational therapy during an internship when she got to see first hand how simple adaptations can simplify activities of daily living and impact people’s lives to make them more successful. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for her Master’s…

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Keenya received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos. She fell in love with occupational therapy after completing an internship at a pediatric clinic and went on to pursue a career in OT. Keenya graduated at the top of her class as Valedictorian and plans on continuing her education…

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Amber received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California. Her past experiences include tutoring elementary aged children and volunteering at summer camps for children with special needs.  Prior to working at Carrico Pediatric she worked at a pediatric private practice clinic.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking,…

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Kali received her B.S. from Montana State University in Cell Biology and Neuroscience specializing in Biomedical Sciences. It was during her time pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering that she became interested in the medical field and switched her degree to pursue occupational therapy. She completed her Master of Science from University of Mary…

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Melissa graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.S. in Kinesiology and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University. She completed multiple fieldwork rotations in the Pediatric setting and volunteered for a mission trip to Peru where she provided health services to underprivileged children and families in remote villages. Melissa is certified in Sequential Oral…

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Stevie completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Loma Linda University. She has experience working with neonates through geriatrics in a variety of settings, including acute care, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient clinics. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, and dogs.

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