Meet Our Team
COURTNI DOHERTY, MS, CCC-SLP
Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist
I began a career in marketing straight out of college but decided to return to school a year later to pursue my dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist. I completed my post-baccalaureate work and Master of Science while enrolled in Idaho State University’s online program. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including school districts, so I know how the system works. I currently live in Auburn with my amazing husband, two little boys, two rescue dogs, and eight chickens. I am a passionate advocate for animal-assisted therapy and miss my buddy, Aiden. I've lived in WA my entire life, and I have too many hobbies to list. I love coffee milkshakes, no matter how cold it is outside.
KRISTEN MUNDY, BS, PTA
PT/OT Director & Physical Therapist Assistant
Hi! I graduated from Walla Walla University with a Bachelors in Fitness Management and then went on to get my Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Carrington College. I have worked in several settings throughout my career including outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics. I am so excited to be a part of the team at CCT with my sister, Courtni. I currently live in Puyallup. I enjoy being outside and being active, hanging out with my family and friends, and being the best Auntie I can be for my adorable nephews. I love dessert, especially when it's homemade and local.
I am so proud to be working at Circle Creek Therapy with my daughters, Courtni and Kristen. I love getting to know all of the clients and their families by name, and I cherish the opportunities I have to connect with parents. I am a very proud grandma of two adorable little boys. I live in Puyallup with my wonderful husband, who is a recently retired teacher of 42 years. My hobbies include my dog, Harrison, crafting, and spoiling my grandsons. I am also looking forward to traveling more with family. Stop by and say "Hello!"
ARDEN KELLER, MS, CCC-SLP
Hi! I was born and raised in Des Moines Washington, and I am thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest to spend time with the amazing people here. I completed my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and then went on to complete my Masters degree at Idaho State University. I love learning, trying new things, baking, rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with my family.
GRACE HIEGEL, MA, CCC-SLP
Hello, there! I received my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Washington University, where I also completed my undergraduate degree (Go Vikings!). I love being part of the Circle Creek Therapy team, where I get to work with clients across a variety of ages and diagnoses, continue learning through our interdisciplinary approach, and contribute to a safe and supportive therapy environment. Having grown up here in the PNW, I love any time I can enjoy the beautiful green outdoors. I like to spend my weekends reading classic novels and exploring new restaurants with old friends.
KASSIDY KRAUSE, MS, CCC-SLP
Hello! I have lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way! I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University and got my Master's degree from Eastern Washington University. I was lucky enough to do my final internship here at CCT, and I am very excited to be working here! I am so happy to be a part of this great CCT team. In my spare time, I like to paint, be outside, and foster kittens from my local animal shelter!
MARIA PACE, MS, CCC-SLP
Hello! I completed my undergraduate degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, and then, like Courtni, my graduate degree was completed through Idaho State University's online program. I've been around Circle Creek Therapy in various capacities since nearly the beginning. I live in Northeast Tacoma with my husband and three sweet children. I enjoy reading books and magazines, drinking coffee, walking with my kids and dog, Moka, and spending time with family. One important thing to know about me is that I never skip dessert!
RENÉE COLLINS, BA, SLPA
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Hi all! I grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington called Royal City. After working as a hair dresser for 5 years, I found my true passion in speech therapy and helping others be the best versions of themselves. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Eastern Washington University. Recently, my boyfriend and I moved to the beautiful PNW. I enjoy traveling, eating delicious food, entertaining family and friends and outdoor activities.
KATIE VAN VLEET, COTA/L
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Hi all! I’m very happy to be a member of Circle Creek Therapy. A little about me- I graduated from Green River College in 2017 as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, after having a career as a para-educator and realizing my passion for OT. I absolutely love working in pediatrics, kids truly make my days bright. In my free time, I can be found gardening, crafting, reading, DIY-ing, or hanging out with my husband and our four-legged “children”. I look forward to meeting you! :)
JEN COOL, COTA/L
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Hi! I am so happy to join Circle Creek Therapy! I moved to the Seattle area in 2008 and graduated from Green River Community College in 2013 as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I have worked in Home Health and Skilled Nursing Rehab, but I love children and am thrilled to have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. I live in Edgewood with my husband and 5 kids, and we are always ready to go on an adventure. I enjoy movies, musicals, camping, and the beach.
I am excited to be a part of the CCT team. I have over 35 years of billing experience, the majority of them in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. I have lived most of my life in Washington State and love the Pacific Northwest and all the outdoor activities. My family is the most important thing in my life. I have 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren that I spend as much time as I can with. I look forward to helping you with all your billing inquiries.
I am excited to work at CCT with my daughters (Courtni & Kristen) and wife (Kathy). I retired at the end of this past school year after 42 years of teaching at the elementary and middle school level. I'm thrilled to have more time to spend with my grandsons and travel with my wife. I have lived my entire life in Washington State and love it here. I am a diehard Seahawks fan and love cheering for my team!