Danielle moved to Henderson with her husband and three children in 2007. It was during her time in Southern California that she realized her passion for helping children with learning and behavioral needs. After her own child was diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities 15 years ago, she made the decision to become an advocate for children, including those with special education needs in the foster care system in Las Vegas. Danielle has experience working with children at all need levels and is dedicated to helping the students with emotional, social and academic needs meet their greatest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, hiking and other outdoor activities. Danielle has a BA in Psychology from San Diego State University, has completed post graduate work in behavioral sciences and continues with personal research in the area of cognitive science.
Originally from Northern California, Candice recently relocated to Henderson, Nevada with her husband of 6 years. She has always had a passion for helping others, especially children. She volunteers for the National CASA Association where she helps foster children live positive lives even through the negative events they go through. In her spare time, she loves to bake, listen to music and go on outdoor adventures with her friends and family.
Kassandra has lived in Las Vegas her whole life. Being the second oldest in her family she always knew she liked kids. Kassandra graduated high school in 2012 and went straight into community college to graduate in 2013 as a Dental Assistant. She started off in pediatrics but shortly realized she wanted to do more.
In 2016 a family member was diagnosed with Autism. That’s when Kassandra began with CCSD as a Specialized Program Teachers Assistant for kids with Autism. She is in love with her job and how she is helping kids grow and develop social and learning skills.
When she found Brain Balance she quickly became fascinated in the methods that Brain Balance takes to help kids reach their full potential. Brain Balance has helped her learn how to work with kids of various types of needs and abilities. Kassandra hopes to continue to learn and grow from working at Brain Balance and the school district, and to one day become a teacher of children with Autism.
Alexis Smelley moved to Las Vegas from Charleston SC in 2015 once her husband retired from the US Navy. Alexis has found immense joy and purpose in serving the special needs community in many different capacities. She has always been a strong advocate for children and is driven to help in any way she can. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, and crafting.
Alexis, known as Lexi to the Brain Balance family, is a Las Vegas native born to an immigrant family from Nicaragua. Lexi currently attends UNLV as an Anthropology student with a focus on bio-medicine. She hopes to continue on to graduate school and become a Family and Marriage Therapist. In her spare time she is very involved in social justice activism and loves to travel. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families reach their full potential.
Audrey knows that children really are our future, and she looks forward to each opportunity to help them feel great about themselves and their potential. As an aunt to 14 nieces and nephews she has cultivated an abundance of patience, warmth and creativity. At Brain Balance, Audrey enjoys helping children feel to welcome and respected, and encourages them to put out their best effort when working through their program. She gets just as excited as the students when they succeed and surpass their previous goals and shares in their feelings of pride and accomplishment.
Audrey is currently attending CSN and working towards a Registered Nurse degree. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, laughing and teaching her latest niece to talk, walk and jump.