Meet The Team

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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.

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Bailey Fletcher - Speech-Language Pathologist 

My name is Bailey Fletcher. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May of 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.

I joined On Spot Therapy and Orofacial Myology following graduation where I quickly found a passion for identifying and treating Oromyofunctional Disorders, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Language Disorders (expressive, receptive, and pragmatic), as well as implementing Augmentative and Alternative forms of Communication. Each client is unique and will be provided speech-language therapy services tailored specifically for them after a comprehensive assessment is completed.

 I have completed and will continue to complete continuing education hours that 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, Orofacial Complex, and Picky Eaters vs Pediatric Feeding Disorder vs Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Differential Diagnosis Decision Tree.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which includes my husband, parents, siblings, and niece Vienna. My hobbies include reading, embroidery, card making, movie watching, yard work/gardening, attending local events, and performing theatrically.

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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.  

 

I have continued to increase my desire to provide functional therapy for speech sound production (articulation), phonological disorders, expressive language delays (grammar, vocabulary, spelling, ect.), receptive language delays (understanding, following directions, reading, ect.), swallowing disorders (dysphagia), and cognitive-communication disorders (thought organization, reasoning, ect.). In my time at On Spot, I have learned much about orofacial myology and enjoy applying that knowledge and helping my clients identify the root cause for symptoms they may be experiencing. I have participated in trainings targeting the facial structures including but not limited to Understanding the Orofacial Complex and Beckman’s Oral Motor Protocol.  

 

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 enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter, visiting state parks, and going on walks and bike rides. I spend my spare time crafting, from sewing and painting to cardmaking and woodworking.

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Katie Rummel - 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.

 

 

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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. 

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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.

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Bailey Werk - Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Bailey Werk. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2022 with my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. I received my B.S. from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2019 with a degree in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences. I am currently a clinical fellow and licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota.

 

During my internship and practicum experiences, I became passionate about working with both pediatric and adult populations in the areas of speech sound production, phonological disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. I am excited to learn more about orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) to assist individuals with swallowing and feeding across the lifespan.

 

I have completed trainings in SPEAK OUT! And The LOUD Crowd to assist individuals with Parkinson’s use their voice. I will continue to complete trainings to provide the most effective and evidence-based practice for my patients.

 

In my free time, I enjoy going to the lake, spending time with my family and friends, reading, and baking.

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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. 

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Lindsey Erickson - Office Manager

My name is Lindsey Erickson. I attended Minnesota State University Moorhead majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Business.

 

After college, I held a handful of management positions in customer service and youth leadership throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. My passion for youth and their families, combined with my drive to “go the extra mile,” catapulted me into finding my niche here at On Spot Therapy.

 

I first began my position as the Administrative Assistant, and quickly became the Office Manager in 2022. I’m so happy to get to do the two greatest things in the world: work alongside our wonderful clients to ensure their needs are met; and help maintain, organize, and support our amazing staff.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three kids. Most of the time, that means running them from one activity, sport, or event to the next, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! I also enjoy all things coffee, barbeques, Twins baseball, weekend trips to the lake, and spending time with friends.

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Haley Olson - Admin Assistant

My name is Haley Olson. I have studied at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, MN, and Bemidji State University, taking online courses.

 

Throughout my professional career, I have many years of experience as an office assistant and scheduling coordinator. I am beyond excited to be a part of the amazing On Spot team!

 

In my free time, I enjoy going to my family lake cabin, pontoon rides, fishing, taking photographs, baking desserts and spending time with my family and friends.  I am a MN Wild Hockey fan and love going to home games with my mom!

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Tara Rooks - Billing Specialist

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Tessa Granfor - Billing Specialist

My name is Tessa Granfor. I graduated from North Dakota State College of Science- Fargo, with a degree in Liberal Arts. 

I began my career in the medical billing field in 2017 and have gained a great deal of knowledge through positions I’ve held in the Fargo area since. I feel incredibly lucky to work with the wonderful staff and clients here at On Spot Therapy!

In my free time, I enjoy reading outside - when the weather permits. I also love kayaking, crafting, shopping with my sisters & mom, and going on walks with my husband and our two dogs.