Amanda’s work and passion is to help children reach their full potential and see families healed and restored! She comes to Orlando with over 15 years of experience, beginning as a classroom teacher working with children with autism. Brain Balance may be new to Orlando, FL but Amanda is not new to Brain Balance! After witnessing the results of the Brain Balance program from one of her students, she ended her teaching career to join the Brain Balance team in 2007. Amanda was the Center Director of the Brain Balance in Peachtree City, Ga for five years serving families who had children suffering with symptoms of ADHD, sensory processing, dyslexia, and learning difficulties.
In 2012 Amanda moved to Kansas City to develop a Brain Balance within a therapeutic residential boarding school for adolescents. There she gained experience collaborating with therapists, educators, and housing staff to develop a holistic brain based approach serving struggling teens. Currently, Amanda is working on her PhD in Brain Rehabilitation and specifically is doing research in the topic of the development of empathy! In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and traveling abroad! She is excited to have the opportunity to serve families in the Orlando area!
Carlos is a born and raised Floridian who moved to Orlando to pursue a degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida. While in school, he found himself regularly tutoring classmates and began to discover fulfillment in educating and helping others. During his second year of schooling at UCF, he assumed his first caretaker role as he moved in with his grandparents who were both afflicted with progressively worsening dementia. In the two years he spent balancing school and taking care of them, his passion for helping and teaching individuals with special needs was born.
He entered the field of behavioral analysis in 2016 and gained has extensive experience working with both kids and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, ODD, and other various developmental and behavioral disorders. He joined the Brain Balance team in February 2018 and his experience with ABA and crisis management has been invaluable in working with our 1 on 1 cases as our lead coach. Carlos was promoted to Program Director after showing incredible results with our students. In his spare time, Carlos loves reading, traveling, and teaching Latin Dance.
Sara has background in Psychology. She has been working in childcare for four years as a daycare teacher and after school counselor. She hopes to use what she learns from Brain Balance in the future as she explores the world of childhood psychology. In her spare time Sara enjoys painting and playing with her two dogs.
Emily is a student, currently working towards a Psychology degree at the University of Central Florida. Emily completed the Brain Balance program at age 17 to better her academic performance as she left for college. After two years at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, she moved to Orlando and began her coaching position at Brain Balance. She’s thrilled to gain field experience education for her Psychology degree while helping the lives of the children and families going through the program. Outside of work and school, Emily loves music, plants, and fitness.
Brittany loves being active and has a background in Sport and Exercise Science, in addition to coaching. Her favorite hobby is to do aerial silks, and her dream is to one day be a trainer for Cirque du Soleil athletes. She has an awesome seven-year-old nephew that she loves to be around! She is so excited about the opportunity to be at Brain Balance and to work with so many different kids. She truly enjoys being a positive influence and being able to help these kids overcome any obstacle warms her heart!
Kristi Clark is the Director of Communications at both of our Central Florida locations. She is a mother of four amazing children and has 3 wonderful grandchildren. She loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She believes strongly in education and has worked with the school systems for over 20 years. She is very involved in her children’s lives and enjoys volunteering at her church and in the community. Kristi strongly believes Brain Balance can make a difference not just in the child’s life but the entire family.