Chelsea Brotherton earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in 2012 and has always been interested in the field of neuroscience. After graduating from college, Chelsea knew that she wanted to work with children in this area of science and came across the Brain Balance program. She was immediately intrigued by the unique, innovative approaches used by Brain Balance and started working as a sensory motor coach at the center in Highlands Ranch, CO in October 2013. She later transitioned into the Assistant Director position, and is now the Center Director at the Highlands Ranch center. Chelsea continues to be passionate about helping struggling children and seeing the immense progress they make every day.
Heather developed a love of neuropsychology early in her childhood; her older brother struggled with ADD, and through witnessing her parents’ use of holistic approaches, she became intimately familiar with how effective they are. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, after which she provided developmental assessments and crisis intervention to struggling families as well as behavioral modification for developmentally disabled adults and children. Heather’s recent experiences include teaching at GradePower Learning and being a Brain Balance Lead Coach, where she has found immense fulfillment helping children grow, develop, and embrace their unique abilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, refinishing hardwood furniture, art, music, and spending as much time outside as possible!
Shannon Hartzell has worked with children for over 12 years now, starting out as a preschool teacher. Shannon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010. She then started her work in mental health as a paraprofessional in a residential treatment center for children struggling with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. She went on to be a counselor in a detox facility, supporting individuals with an addiction. She expanded her career once more when she worked as a mental health counselor for Children’s Hospital Colorado caring for children with autism in the neuropsychiatric unit. After learning more about the Brain Balance philosophy, she was excited to be part of the unique approach taken to help support children by looking more at the root cause of their struggles. Shannon continues to be passionate about helping struggling children and families, and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their positive growth and change.