Shannon Hartzell has worked with children for more than 13 years, 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, proven approach to help support children by looking more at the root cause of their struggles. She joined Brain Balance of Highlands Ranch in 2016 and has worked as the Assistant Director and Program Director. Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to each child’s positive growth and change.
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!