Who We Are

About Associated Speech & Language Specialists

“We believe that all people should be able to communicate effectively. Our mission is to make that goal a reality. Your success is our success!”

Associated Speech and Language Specialists was established in June, 1994. It was an outgrowth of a group of speech and language pathologists who shared a vision and a hope to offer excellence in speech and language services.

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Meet the team

Our Qualified Professionals

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Shelly M.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am a co-owner of Associated Speech and Language Specialists. I received my B.S. and M.S. in Communication Disorders from University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Mankato State University. Before starting ASLS I worked with patients of all ages in every setting. I love to travel and have visited hospitals and special needs centers in the Philippines on numerous occasions to provide workshops and in-services.

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Pam H.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am a co-owner of ASLS and have been here from the beginning (June 1994!). I received both my B.A. and M.A. degrees from Mankato State University. My previous experience has included hospital, home health and school settings. I have had the opportunity to speak about speech and language development to a number of groups including preschool directors and teachers, childcare workers and parents. I feel fortunate to have a family and a career I love!

Stacie R.

Stacie R.

I work at the Maplewood location. I received my B.S. in Education-Communication Disorders from University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.S. in Communicative Disorders from St. Cloud State University. Before joining ASLS in 1997, I worked at United Hospital with adults in acute care and rehabilitation. Being from Wisconsin, I’m a big Badger and Packer fan.

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Shelly M.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am a co-owner of Associated Speech and Language Specialists. I received my B.S. and M.S. in Communication Disorders from University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Mankato State University. Before starting ASLS I worked with patients of all ages in every setting. I love to travel and have visited hospitals and special needs centers in the Philippines on numerous occasions to provide workshops and in-services.

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Pam H.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am a co-owner of ASLS and have been here from the beginning (June 1994!). I received both my B.A. and M.A. degrees from Mankato State University. My previous experience has included hospital, home health and school settings. I have had the opportunity to speak about speech and language development to a number of groups including preschool directors and teachers, childcare workers and parents. I feel fortunate to have a family and a career I love!

Stacie R.

Stacie R.

I work at the Maplewood location. I received my B.S. in Education-Communication Disorders from University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.S. in Communicative Disorders from St. Cloud State University. Before joining ASLS in 1997, I worked at United Hospital with adults in acute care and rehabilitation. Being from Wisconsin, I’m a big Badger and Packer fan.

SarahH

Sarah H.

I received both my B.A. in Communication Disorders and Spanish, and my M.A. in Communication Disorders, from the University of Minnesota. Before joining ASLS in 1998, I worked in a bakery and as a Nanny. I have presented at the MSHA Spring Convention poster session about the computer program Fast ForWord. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids.

SarahH

Sarah H.

I received both my B.A. in Communication Disorders and Spanish, and my M.A. in Communication Disorders, from the University of Minnesota. Before joining ASLS in 1998, I worked in a bakery and as a Nanny. I have presented at the MSHA Spring Convention poster session about the computer program Fast ForWord. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids.

SarahB

Sarah B.

I received my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing-Sciences and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I joined ASLS in 2007 and work in the St. Paul office. I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and daughter, cooking, running, and visiting our families in northern Wisconsin.

SarahM

Sarah M.

My first experience at ASLS was as a graduate student in the St. Paul office a number of summers ago. Now I work full-time at the Maplewood office. I received my B.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring the Twin Cities.

SarahB

Sarah B.

I received my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing-Sciences and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I joined ASLS in 2007 and work in the St. Paul office. I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and daughter, cooking, running, and visiting our families in northern Wisconsin.

SarahM

Sarah M.

My first experience at ASLS was as a graduate student in the St. Paul office a number of summers ago. Now I work full-time at the Maplewood office. I received my B.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring the Twin Cities.

JodiD

Jodi D.

I received my BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and my MA from Wichita State University. I have a particular interest in working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In my free time I enjoy reading mysteries, watching movies and finding plants that will survive in my shady yard.

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Stephanie B.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am working at the Shoreview location. I received both my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and my M.A in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. My areas of interest in the field include autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, and fluency disorders. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, playing card games, and spending time with my friends and family.

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Stephanie B.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I am working at the Shoreview location. I received both my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and my M.A in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. My areas of interest in the field include autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, and fluency disorders. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, playing card games, and spending time with my friends and family.

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McKenzie M.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I currently work at the Shoreview office. I received my B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa where I also ran track and cross country for the Hawkeyes. I completed my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time at my family’s cabin.

JodiD

Jodi D.

I received my BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and my MA from Wichita State University. I have a particular interest in working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In my free time I enjoy reading mysteries, watching movies and finding plants that will survive in my shady yard.

Stefi J.

Stefi J.

I work at the Plymouth location. I received my B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and my M.Ed., from the University of West Georgia in Speech Pathology. My passion as a therapist is helping others grow their skills in a playful environment and celebrating their successes no matter the size. In my free time, you can find me out adventuring, cooking/baking, crafting, visiting friends/family, and cheering on the Packers!

Anne M.

Anne M.

I received my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and my M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I work in the Maplewood office. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with my friends and family.

Sarah He.

Sarah He.

I work at the Plymouth location. I received my B.S. in Human Development from the University of California Davis and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. I enjoy building relationships with my clients and their families and watching progress made in therapy lead to success in all aspects of a child’s life. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and spending time with my husband, daughter and our dog! We also enjoy visiting family in Iowa and cheering on the Hawkeyes!

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McKenzie M.

Qualified Orofacial Myologist

I currently work at the Shoreview office. I received my B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa where I also ran track and cross country for the Hawkeyes. I completed my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time at my family’s cabin.

Stefi J.

Stefi J.

I work at the Plymouth location. I received my B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and my M.Ed., from the University of West Georgia in Speech Pathology. My passion as a therapist is helping others grow their skills in a playful environment and celebrating their successes no matter the size. In my free time, you can find me out adventuring, cooking/baking, crafting, visiting friends/family, and cheering on the Packers!

Anne M.

Anne M.

I received my B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and my M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I work in the Maplewood office. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and spending time with my friends and family.

Sarah He.

Sarah He.

I work at the Plymouth location. I received my B.S. in Human Development from the University of California Davis and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. I enjoy building relationships with my clients and their families and watching progress made in therapy lead to success in all aspects of a child’s life. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and spending time with my husband, daughter and our dog! We also enjoy visiting family in Iowa and cheering on the Hawkeyes!

Kari S

Kari S.

I received my B.A. in psychology from Luther College and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I currently work at the Shoreview location. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors with my family.

Terri H.

Terri H.

I received my BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin; Eau Claire and my MS is from Lamar University in Texas. I work fulltime with Saint Paul Public Schools and part time with AS&LS. It is enjoyable to work here at AS&LA since there are children with a variety of needs and ages. I am certified as an Autism Navigator provider and met fidelity as a parent-coach in MN and am listed with the Stuttering Foundation of America. I am trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing and am interested in language as related to literacy. In my free time I enjoy reading about history and different cultures. I love walking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Kari S

Kari S.

I received my B.A. in psychology from Luther College and my M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I currently work at the Shoreview location. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors with my family.

Terri H.

Terri H.

I received my BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin; Eau Claire and my MS is from Lamar University in Texas. I work fulltime with Saint Paul Public Schools and part time with AS&LS. It is enjoyable to work here at AS&LA since there are children with a variety of needs and ages. I am certified as an Autism Navigator provider and met fidelity as a parent-coach in MN and am listed with the Stuttering Foundation of America. I am trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing and am interested in language as related to literacy. In my free time I enjoy reading about history and different cultures. I love walking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Amy E & Ezra

Amy E. & Ezra

I received my bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and my master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Currently, I am at the Plymouth ASLS location. I enjoy providing services to clients of all ages and especially love helping kids improve their language, speech, and social communication skills. My favorite things to do in my free time are photography, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 Accompanying me to Associated Speech and Language Specialists is my service dog, Ezra. Ezra is a black Labrador Retriever who was born in November 2017. Ezra has been trained by an organization called Can Do Canines to help mitigate some of my mobility obstacles. Ezra’s job as a service dog is to be focused on me at all times. Ezra would prefer not to be petted while he is working because it is distracting to him. However, he is more than happy to show off some of his favorite tricks like picking up items off the floor or giving me high-fives. Ezra has enjoyed being a part of my previous clinical experiences and is excited to join the ASLS team!

Amy E & Ezra

Amy E. & Ezra

I received my bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and my master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Currently, I am at the Plymouth ASLS location. I enjoy providing services to clients of all ages and especially love helping kids improve their language, speech, and social communication skills. My favorite things to do in my free time are photography, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 Accompanying me to Associated Speech and Language Specialists is my service dog, Ezra. Ezra is a black Labrador Retriever who was born in November 2017. Ezra has been trained by an organization called Can Do Canines to help mitigate some of my mobility obstacles. Ezra’s job as a service dog is to be focused on me at all times. Ezra would prefer not to be petted while he is working because it is distracting to him. However, he is more than happy to show off some of his favorite tricks like picking up items off the floor or giving me high-fives. Ezra has enjoyed being a part of my previous clinical experiences and is excited to join the ASLS team!

Support Staff

Lynn H.

Lynn H.

I joined ASLS in September of 2000 after both of my children were in school full-time. I have a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. I am currently the Business Manager for ASLS and I feel this is a wonderful company to work for. Not only is my work rewarding, but it has been great developing the relationships we have with so many of our families. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy gardening, walking, getting together with friends, and trying to keep up with my children’s very busy schedule.

Andrea H.

Andrea H.

I joined ASLS Shoreview location in April 2014 and have had a great time getting to know all the families. I feel that this is a wonderful company to work for and everyone has been very welcoming. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and have been living in the Twin Cities since 2004. In my free time I enjoy traveling, fishing, photography and spending time with my family.

Lynn H.

Lynn H.

I joined ASLS in September of 2000 after both of my children were in school full-time. I have a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. I am currently the Business Manager for ASLS and I feel this is a wonderful company to work for. Not only is my work rewarding, but it has been great developing the relationships we have with so many of our families. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy gardening, walking, getting together with friends, and trying to keep up with my children’s very busy schedule.

Andrea H.

Andrea H.

I joined ASLS Shoreview location in April 2014 and have had a great time getting to know all the families. I feel that this is a wonderful company to work for and everyone has been very welcoming. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and have been living in the Twin Cities since 2004. In my free time I enjoy traveling, fishing, photography and spending time with my family.

Janet J.

Janet J. | Emerita

Janet acted as co-founder and co-owner of Associated Speech and Language Specialists from May of 1994 through April of 2012. The vast knowledge and experience she shared helped to shape the success of colleagues’ careers and positively impact those families she worked with. Janet is now thoroughly enjoying retirement as she travels and spends time with her adorable brood of grandchildren.

Giving Back

As a way to honor each of our patients’ birthdays, ASLS makes an annual contribution to the Make a Wish Foundation. This organization provides strength and offers hope to families dealing with critical illness. This effort is a way for ASLS to continue our long tradition of community involvement and proud support of the families we serve.