Meet The Team
Tessa Rasmussen - MS, CCC-SLP (Owner)
My name is Tessa Rasmussen. I went to and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with the following degrees M.A. English with writing emphasis, B.S. in Speech-Language Hearing Science and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. While obtaining my degree in Speech-Language Hearing Science, I was a literacy instructor for children with dyslexia, which is what kindled my desire to continue working with literacy as an SLP.
During my internship, I quickly found a passion for identifying and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders, tongue ties and the impact on oral function, feeding, swallowing, expressive language delay, vocal cord dysfunction, apraxia of speech, early literacy, and many more. Each client is unique and will be provided speech-language therapy services tailored specifically for them after a comprehensive assessment is completed. I currently work in an acute care setting and find fulfillment in helping people after they have experienced a medical event.
I have completed and will continue to complete more continuing education hours than are required for licensing and certification maintenance. This will ensure that clients will receive the most efficient therapy techniques and strategies. Trainings include, but are not limited to: Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Beckman Oral Motor Orofacial Deep Tissue Muscle Release, Orofacial Complex, Feeding Assessments and Techniques for Breast/Bottle Fed Babies, and Feeding Tubes and Implications for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which includes my husband and our two daughters. My hobbies include running, reading (for learning and fun), traveling, and making memories with those closest to me.
Bailey Fletcher - Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Bailey Fletcher. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May 2020 with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. I received my B.S. from MSUM in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences with a minor in Theatre Arts. While obtaining my degree, I was a Direct Support Professional for Creative Care in Reaching Independence.
During my graduate career, I quickly found a passion for identifying and treating Articulation Disorders, Language Disorders (expressive, receptive, and pragmatic), Voice Disorders, Fluency Disorders, as well as implementing Augmentative and Alternative forms of Communication, and many more. Each client is unique and will be provided speech-language therapy services tailored specifically for them after a comprehensive assessment is completed.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which includes my husband, parents, and older brother. My hobbies include reading, cross-stitching, card making, movie watching, attending local events, and performing theatrically.
Haley Schmoll - Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Haley Schmoll. I attended Minnesota State University Moorhead and completed my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology May 2020. I received my B.S. in Speech-Language Hearing Science and minor in Special Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Throughout my internship and practicum experiences, I provided therapy for and intensified my desire to continue to provide therapy for speech sound production (articulation), phonological disorders, expressive language delays (grammar, vocabulary, ect.), receptive language delays (understanding, following directions, ect.), swallowing disorders (dysphagia), and cognitive-communication disorders (thought organization, reasoning, ect.). Presently, I am learning more about orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) and plan to attend further trainings to become more proficient in providing OMT.
I enjoy working with both pediatrics and adults and am passionate about helping others find the most effective means of communication and quality of life. I value collaborating with family to ensure a holistic treatment approach and strive to include clients’ personal interests in therapy.
When I am outside the clinic, I take in nature through visiting state parks, appreciating the sunset, birdwatching, and biking. I also enjoy trying new recipes, woodworking, and spending time with family.
Katie Rummel - MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist
My name is Katie Rummel. I graduated from the University of Mary with my M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Since graduation, I have had the opportunity to provide skilled occupational therapy to individuals across the lifespan. I strive to provide individualized OT intervention techniques to each specific client in order to help them achieve their goal of living life to its fullest.
I am passionate about serving the pediatric population of all ages and abilities. Specific areas of interest include developmental motor delays, torticollis and plagiocephaly, sensory processing difficulty, orthopedic dysfunction, feeding impairments, social/emotional difficulty, and pediatric incontinence. I also enjoy working with the adult population to address neurological impairment, upper extremity hemiplegia, orthopedic dysfunction, and wheelchair mobility. I am highly motivated to continue my education in order to provide the most recent and evidence-based practice to best serve my clients.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which includes my husband and two daughters. We love to visit my parent’s lake cabin, watch movies, go on walks with our dog, and play board games.
Jimmy Dulka - Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Jimmy Dulka. I attended and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead obtaining my B.S. in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences in 2018 and my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2020. I worked as a Radiologic Technologist for many years prior to returning to college. During my years at MSUM, I worked as a graduate assistant and for the North Dakota Autism Center. I currently work full-time at Moorhead Schools at both the elementary and high school levels.
I had the opportunity to perform my practicum and internships in a variety of settings, including school and clinical based practice. I was also able to work with SLPs in hospital settings during this time, along with my previous professional jobs. I quickly learned that I enjoyed every aspect of communication and swallowing disorders. I love working in schools, but I missed the medical side of my career and I want to maintain those skills. Patient/client/student care and satisfaction are of the highest importance to me.
Family is very important to me and I spend as much time with them as possible. I also enjoy taking naps in a hammock, smoking meats in my Traeger, traveling with my lovely wife, and playing Minecraft as I need to keep up with what the kids are into!
Courtnie Roesler - Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Courtnie Roesler. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May 2021 with my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. I received my B.S. in Speech-Language Hearing Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2019. While I was in college, I worked as a direct support professional for Community Living Services for 5 years. I also coached ice skating part time in Moorhead, where I found my passion for working with children.
Throughout my graduate career, I grew my passion for the speech language pathology field even more. Within my internships I gained experience at a private practice, elementary school, and medical site. I found a deep interest in treating articulation disorders, language disorders, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), voice, fluency disorders and so much more. I like to tailor therapy activities towards the client’s interest, so they are engaged and enjoy coming to therapy. I enjoy working as a team and collaborating with other professionals to provide the best treatment for my clients. I plan to continue my education through trainings and courses to ensure I am providing the most beneficial treatment and current evidence-based practice to my clients.
In my free time, I enjoy going to the lake with my family where I like to go fishing, jet skiing, and have bonfires. I love to take my dog walking on nature trails and spend time with my friends watching movies, playing games, or shopping.
Kayla Flach - Speech-Language Pathologist
My name is Kayla Flach. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2015 with my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and a minor in psychology. I have my ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and am licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
I have had the opportunity to provide skilled speech therapy services to individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings, including school, outpatient and acute care. I have experience evaluating and treating various diagnoses including receptive/expressive language delay, articulation delay, fluency disorders, dysphagia, apraxia, voice disorders and many more. I also find fulfillment working part time as a Direct Support Professional for Creative Care for Reaching Independence.
I have completed and will continue to complete more continuing education hours than are required for licensing and certification maintenance. Trainings include but are not limited to: The SOS Approach to Feeding, Beckman Oral Motor, Visual Phonics, Talk Tools, LSVT LOUD and basic sign language.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends. My hobbies include traveling, reading, playing violin, and attending local events.
Kari Leen - Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Kari Leen. I graduated from Minnesota State University and Technical College in 1997 with an AAS in Dental Hygiene.
Having worked in the dental field for 24 years, I discovered my love for working with both adults and children and feel passionate about being able to help them achieve optimal health through education and motivation. Orofacial Myology filled in the blanks with many of the things I noticed throughout my career with teeth grinding, snoring, ADHD, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, along with orthodontic relapse. I am excited to be able to provide evidence-based treatment options for my clients to best serve them. I work full-time as a dental hygienist at Dr.’s McDonald & Gruchalla and also at On Spot because I believe collaboration with other professionals provides the best outcomes for the client.
I consider myself a lifelong learner and began studying Orofacial Myology in 2020 and completed my Level I coursework through the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology). Additionally completed in 2021 was the 3 month Myo Accelerator course.
In my freetime I enjoy going to the lakes, hiking, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Teresa Parker-Stenzel - Speech-Language Pathologist
Lindsey Erickson - Administrative Assistant
Whitney Voss - Administrative Assistant
My name is Whitney Voss. I am currently attending Minnesota State University Moorhead for my B.S. in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences with a minor in Special Education. I plan to graduate in December of 2020 and apply to grad school for my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages. My passion for the geriatric population began when I was a certified nursing assistant in high school. My passion for working with children started when I observed a speech-language pathologist with a pediatric caseload. I liked how each day was full of energy. Some of my interest areas include individuals who have ASD (autism spectrum disorder), AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) devices, and feeding and swallowing disorders.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, shopping, and watching movies.