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Staff Members

Jason Kaczmarski

Jason Kaczmarski

Center Director

Jason graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with minors in Biology and Coaching, and followed that with a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership.  He has over 5 years of experience working with children of all ages in numerous types of educational settings.  He spent most of that time working with students with special needs and behavioral concerns.  He is excited to bring his energy and knowledge to help better the lives of our families of Brain Balance.  He lives in Summerville, SC with his wife and new baby daughter.

Susan Baumgardner

Susan Baumgardner

Program Director

Susie graduated from the University of Delaware where she studied human development and family sciences. She has a degree in child and family services and policies, as well as educational studies and disabilities studies. She has spent years working with children of all ages in various settings and is enjoying the daily excitement of being a part of our Brain Balance family.

Kristal Dobbs

Kristal Dobbs

Operations Director

Board Certified Cognitive Specialist

Kristal is the Operations Director for the Brain Balance Achievement Centers in the Lowcountry area. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science, followed by a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont College. Previous to joining the Brain Balance family, Kristal was educator for 11 years in both the public and private setting. During this time she saw the continuous rise of issues related to children’s academics and behavior, and felt the frustration of not having an option to offer parents that truly corrected these problems. Then, approximately four years ago, her nephew and niece went through the Brain Balance program for two very different reasons.   She saw the results were truly life changing and knew she wanted to be a part of bringing that kind of opportunity to more families.  She is excited to bring her knowledge of children and education with her to the Brain Balance program. Helping and teaching children has always been her passion, and she is able to continue to do this in an amazing way by helping children overcome their obstacles while focusing on the root of their struggles.

New to the Lowcountry area, she enjoys learning more about the area and getting to know the community. She and her husband spend their free time with their two children, Peyton and Mason, and love to watch the Georgia Bulldogs play on Saturdays!

Bryan Dobbs

Bryan Dobbs

Executive Director

Board Certified Cognitive Specialist

 

Bryan received his business degree from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Social Psychology. He has been a part of the Brain Balance family for 5 years and brings over 22 years of experience in program development, personnel training, and business management. Bryan was also recently elected to serve on the advisory board for Brain Balance owners and asked to participate on a national leadership panel. He and his wife, Kristal, also have centers in Bluffton, Mount Pleasant, and Lexington, SC. They also won the award for “Franchisees of the Year” for 2017.

Bryan became interested in the Brain Balance program after witnessing the dramatic changes it produced in his niece and nephew, as well as the effects that had on the entire family. His niece, Savannah (now 15), had always struggled in school and often had multiple tutors. She was later diagnosed with Dyslexia. After going through the Brain Balance program she was able to make honor roll for the first time and now even finds herself excited about school!

What was even more impactful, however, was his nephew’s story. From an early age, Hunter really struggled to fit in socially. Even dining out became nearly impossible as his behavior and tantrums grew to be uncontrollable. This led to tension throughout the entire family and caused ripples well beyond their small family of five. Hunter would eventually be diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and it was suggested that he could have Autism. Specialist after specialist wanted talk about how to understand and manage Hunter, but no one really approached how to help him…until the family was introduced to Brain Balance in 2012.

By his third week in the program, the whole family could see a difference in Hunter. For the first time in his life, Hunter sat quietly through an entire meal at their favorite restaurant. He was starting to engage in real conversations. By the end of his program time, the result was nothing shy of amazing. Hunter now plays golf and basketball and attends the Island Academy on Hilton Head Island where he’s made many friends.

Bryan’s passion is in helping more children like Savannah and Hunter, but also in making a difference in the lives surrounding them. Things like learning disorders, ADHD, and ASD effect the whole family. That’s what led to his decision to help bring the Brain Balance Program to the Lowcountry area. He knows first hand how alone you feel when a child you love is struggling – and is here to share the hope that Brain Balance has to offer to other families like his.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys coaching youth sports, watching the Georgia Bulldogs play, golfing, and spending time with his family.

Brain Balance Center of Mount Pleasant

Phone

843-706-5437

Hours

By appointment only.

Location

1117 Market Center Blvd

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