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About | Our Team

Alyson G. Shaffer, M.Ed., BCBA

Alyson G. Shaffer, M.Ed., BCBA

Alyson has been in the field of special education for 30 years. She double majored in education and special education at Simmons College in Boston. Several years later she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education Administration from Lesley University. After moving to the Carolinas in 1995, she decided to pursue another degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of North Texas.

Alyson is a very passionate person who truly believes in making each person reach his or her highest possible potential. Alyson has 2 sons (Casper and Hugo) who are her inspiration and who have helped her to become the best woman she can be. Alyson believes in paying it forward and in treating every individual the way that he or she deserves to be treated. It is her mission to make a difference in each of her client’s lives.

Latrelle Rogers, M.A., BCBA

Latrelle Rogers, M.A., BCBA

Latrelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Salisbury State University in Maryland, and a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  During her Master’s studies, she completed an internship with the Texas Young Autism Project under the guidance of Gerald Harris, PhD, BCBA-D.  She continued with TYAP as a Team Lead, working with children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities, in both in-home and clinic-center based services.  During this time, she presented at the annual ABAI Conference on the topic “A Comparison of Two Different Approaches to Teaching Assertiveness to Young Children with Autism.”  Her background also includes working with children and families involved in foster care and the juvenile court system.  Prior to her employment with Solving Autism, Latrelle worked for a community service board in Virginia where she was the Supervisor for Developmental Disabilities, Case Management and Behavioral Therapy Services, as well as a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator (Certified).  Latrelle has been involved with families diagnosed with Autism for more than 30 years and has witnessed the positive life changes that ABA provides.  Latrelle is married, has two children and three grandchildren.  She is also a licensed private pilot and hopes to pass on the love of flight to her grandchildren or anyone else willing to listen! She is currently our Assistant Clinic Director at The Fort Mill Clinic.

Ariel Duke, BCBA

Ariel is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a double major in English and History and a concentration in Secondary Education.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism from Ball State University. 

Ariel’s early career was spent working with Medicaid providers to provide in home skill based and respite care. In addition to this, after graduating college she spent time in the classroom, where she used her additional special education certification to share her love of History and Literature with high school students in inclusive classrooms.  She made the decision to seek out a future in ABA therapy in order to make a more significant impact on her students through individualized services.  

Ariel is a wealth of information for the families and technicians she works with.  She is particularly drawn towards enhancing communication skills, teaching functional replacement behaviors, and shaping behaviors with her learners.  Her naturally calm demeanor, dedication to supporting diverse learners, and ability to rise to any occasion makes her a wonderful addition to the Solving Autism Clinical team. 

Liz Kunz, M.A., BCBA

Liz is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She earned her bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in Virgina and a Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Support Needs from San Francisco State University. Liz completed her coursework for her BCBA at Florida Institute of Technology. During her Master’s, Liz worked with an ABA company allowing her the opportunity to work with a large and diverse population of children. Previous to working at Solving Autism, Liz worked at Clinic 4 Kidz which provided ABA based intensive feeding therapy services. 

Liz is extremely passionate about helping each and every family. She strives to make each family feel accepted and supported. She hopes to continue positively impacting the lives of these individuals, just as they have impacted her own. Liz is married and has one child, one dog and 3 chickens. She enjoys running, hiking/outdoor activities, cooking, gardening and eating.

 

Tarie Prejean, M.Ed., BCBA

Tarie is Clinical Director of Solving Autism’s Fort Mill Clinic. Her background in ABA started 16 years ago when she was working as a teacher and realized that every single person was capable of learning, so she dedicated her efforts to find a way to teach them! These efforts led her to Applied Behavior Analysis. While being a dedicated teacher, teaching from Preschool to High School Algebra, she practiced in the field of ABA. From there, she earned her master’s degree in High Incident Special Education with a concentration in ABA at Nicholls State University, located in Tarie’s home state of Louisiana. Before earning her Master’s degree, Tarie held her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.  

Tarie continues her career as a passionate BCBA, helping children with Autism develop the skills they need to be so that they may live ful-filling lives and be as independent as possible. Tarie loves the study of Verbal Behavior Analysis and applies the findings from Dr. R. Douglas Greer. Tarie works with children of all ages on the Spectrum and is devoted to the growth of her clients. 

In Tarie’s spare time you will find her outdoors with her 3 amazing children exploring nature in North Carolina and the surrounding states. Tarie is always up for a drive through the mountains and enjoys taking day trips. She loves the New Orleans Saints and enjoys cooking cuisine from her home state like crawfish etoufee, crawfish and shrimp gumbo. 

 

Shirley Riddle, M.S., BCBA

Shirley Riddle has been with Solving Autism since 2020.  Shirley has an undergraduate degree in psychology from University of North Carolina Wilmington.  After achieving this degree, Shirley became certified as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2018 and practiced in Wilmington, NC. She completed a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Western Connecticut State University in December 2019. In January of 2022, Shirley received her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her skillset includes: augmentative communication devices/programs, Functional Communication Training, Functional Behavior Assessments, and teaching functional living skills.

Shirley is hilarious, and enjoys making her learners and coworkers laugh.  She grew up in a small town near Peoria, IL. Deciding the small-town life wasn’t for her, she made the decision to join the United States Marine Corps. She credits the Marine Corps for her strong leadership skills and her ability to perform under pressure. In her spare time Shirley likes to be around animals and nature, binge watch her favorite shows, and write. One day, she plans to get her PhD and write a novel.

 

Shannon Prigge, BCaBA

Shannon Prigge has been with Solving Autism for 4 1/2 years.  Shannon has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from UNC Charlotte.  She started with us as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and recently became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst(BCaBA) through University of West Florida  Shannon will be starting her master’s degree soon to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at UWF also.  Shannon is wonderful with all types of learners and has a wonderful sense of humor.  She grew up outside of Philadelphia.  In her spare time Shannon likes to bike, camp, read, and visit Asheville to see her parents.

Savannah Hellewell

Savannah has been with Solving Autism for four years. Prior to joining our team, she worked with non-profit companies providing in-home care and community integration services for children and adults with autism. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Special Education. She began her career with us as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing in-home services for a variety of learners.

Savannah joined our clinical team upon the opening of Spectrum Academy in 2020. She strives to ensure that each learner is reached through their specific interests and skills. This passion to create a fun and meaningful ABA experience for learners has led her to her role of leading group activities throughout the day for our learners at Spectrum Academy. She shares this passion with the community through managing our social media and organizing company events.

Savannah is married and has two cats. During her free time, she enjoys crafting, cooking, and playing board games.

Memory Baker

Memory Baker

A native of South Carolina, Memory earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology from Winthrop University and a Bachelor’s in History from Ashford University. Memory served as a Special Education teacher in Union County, NC for 7 years after graduating college. In 2005, she began working with a local provider agency as a Qualified Professional, providing in-home services for families on the Innovations Waiver. Solving Autism, recruited Memory in 2014 to serve as the Office Manager and help grow the business. Memory is currently providing direct ABA service while also serving a variety of other roles including learning how to complete assessments, develop reports, and program development. She is currently enrolled in a program to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

Carrie Funderburgh

Carrie Funderburgh stepped into the Hiring Manager role in the spring of 2021. She began her ABA career with Solving Autism as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2019. Carrie has a B.A. in Psychology with an Early Childhood Concentration from Christopher Newport University in Virginia. Before transitioning into ABA, Carrie spent more than 15 years in the Early Childhood Education field holding various teaching, mentoring and school administration roles. Carrie is passionate about blending her previous roles in order to provide highly individualized support and skill building for each learner. She is proud to play a role in selecting and training qualified RBT’s to join the Solving Autism team.

Carrie is originally from Blacksburg, VA. She grew up immersed in Equestrian and Agricultural experiences through her family’s dairy and horse farms. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys being outside and spending time with her husband (CK), daughter (Camryn), and son (Carson).

Robyn Braswell, RBT

Robyn Braswell, RBT

Robyn was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, doing puzzles and reading. She has her Associate Degree and Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Elementary Education. After working as a one-on-one aide with an Autistic 5th grader, she discovered that was her passion. What she loves the most about working at Solving Autism is the open communication and support between everyone and the endless opportunities to be creative and to grow as a therapist. Robyn looks forward to not only learning and growing herself, but also in helping to make a difference in each child’s life.

Nikki Henson, RBT

Nikki Henson, RBT

Nikki Henson has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development with an emphasis in special needs from UNC Charlotte. She taught in inclusive classrooms in early intervention for 10 years. She has been working with Solving Autism for two years now and absolutely loves the teamwork and being able to support the children and their families. Nikki’s creativity brings much joy and energy to her students.

Nikki Henson, RBT

Katrina Fetherolf, RBT

Katrina lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with her husband and children. Originally from Ohio, her family moved to The Carolina’s in 2013. She has her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky, and started working in the field of ABA in 2009 at a center for Autism. She enjoys working with different age groups, and helping to prepare students for life and social skills after school. Katrina joined Solving Autism if 2018, and has enjoyed working with the clients and families in a one-on-one setting. Katrina has many interests in life, but her passions are sewing, reading and bowling.