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Meet The Team

Tessa Rasmussen - Speech-Language Pathologist/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 - Lead 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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Katie Rummel - Lead 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.

 

 

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.

Katie College - Occupational Therapist

 

My name is Katie College. I recently graduated in May of 2023 from the University of North Dakota with my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. I received my B.S. in General Studies from UND in 2021.

 

During my undergraduate program, I worked at a daycare center, where my passion for working with children grew. Through my fieldwork placements, I was able to gain experience in a pediatric outpatient clinic, school setting, inpatient eating disorder unit, and inpatient psychiatric unit. I enjoyed learning about an Occupational Therapist’s role in each setting, and the impact we can have on our clients. I am very passionate about helping the pediatric population gain more participation and success in their meaningful occupations and activities.

 

My main areas of interest with OT include sensory processing difficulty, social-emotional needs, self-regulation skills, and developmental motor delays. With my love for learning, I plan to take continuing education courses to expand my knowledge of evidence-based practice and strategies in a pediatric setting.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my dogs. My favorite things include spending summer weekends at the lake, going on the pontoon, game nights, taking my dogs on walks, and wake surfing.

Darriean Langlie - Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Darriean Langlie. I graduated from Minnesota State University of Moorhead with my Masters in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Special Education. I am licensed in both North Dakota and Minnesota and have a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

 

My clinical experiences include: Providing services to individuals from infancy through adulthood and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Language Disorders, Pragmatic Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Medically Fragile Children, Down Syndrome. I am a lifelong-learner and some of the areas I have completed trainings and continuing education include ASD, feeding and swallowing, the Orofacial Complex, and Beckman Oral Motor Program.

 

My professional experience has been centered around pediatric therapy and I love making a difference in the lives of my clients and their families. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and their families.

 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, gardening, completing DIY projects, being on the water, and reading a good book. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child!

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Lindsay Rude - Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Lindsay Rude. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2017 with my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. I have my ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and am licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Prior to becoming an SLP, I was a registered dental assistant!

 

Throughout my clinical experiences as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have been able to work with both children and adults with complex communication needs in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools, and outpatient care. However, much of my career has been spent working in pediatrics, primarily ages 2-12. I have experience evaluating and treating in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, fluency, cognitive disorders, receptive/expressive and pragmatic language, literacy disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), articulation/phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and voice disorders. Throughout my time in the schools, I was fortunate to work with students of various cultures determining language differences vs. disorders.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which includes my husband and son. We currently have a baby boy on the way in August of 2023! My hobbies include traveling, being at the lake, and shopping.

Sydney Kurtzweg - Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Sydney Kurtzweg. I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2023 with a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. I received my B.S. in 2021 from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Before finding Speech-Language Pathology, I was interested in a wide variety of professions including American Sign Language (ASL). I quickly found an enthusiasm for ASL and knew ultimately that I wanted to incorporate the unique language into my career. After completing an accelerated program in ASL, I discovered Speech-Language Pathology.

 

My excitement for this profession grew as I started my internships and supported a variety of clients. My main areas of interests include Language Disorders, Language Delays, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Fluency Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

I believe in child-led therapy sessions, where the therapist is following the child’s lead to develop new skills. I believe this is the most effective way to support and treat my clients. In my clinical experiences I have encountered but not limited to: Apraxia of Speech, Aphasia, Fluency Disorders, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Gender Affirming Voice therapy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Swallowing Disorders, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pragmatic Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Reminiscence therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitative therapy, and Modified Barium Swallow Study.

 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dog, Mattie, hanging out with friends and family, biking, and fishing.

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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.

Stefanie Brandvold - Billing Specialist

My name is Stefanie Brandvold. I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2015 with my B.S. in General Studies with an emphasis in Business and a minor in Geography.

 

While living in Grand Forks, I was a concierge on suite level at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, and also worked retail where I found my enjoyment of working with people, numbers and organizing. Needing a change, I moved to Fargo in 2019 and became a Billing Specialist, which I quickly grew to love, and I am so excited to start this new journey at On Spot Therapy.

 

In my free time, I love spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy watching football and hockey, going to country music concerts, making chunky blankets, and hanging out at home with my boyfriend and especially our son. During UND hockey season, I still go to the Ralph and work as a suite attendant; I enjoy getting to work and watch hockey at the same time!

Kelly Burch - Admin Assistant

My name is Kelly Burch. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Human Services, focusing on Social Work. I am new to the Fargo-Moorhead area, calling Georgia, Utah and Colorado home before relocating to North Dakota.

 

Prior to joining the On Spot team, I have consulted in the healthcare space offering services for team development and staff restructure, change management and data analysis. I am passionate about serving others and always jump on an opportunity to support organizations making a difference in the community!

 

I love to be with my family! My husband and I have two very spoiled pups, and are entering the world of toddlerhood with our little boy. We are adapting to life in the Midwest and travel to visit our families as often as we can.

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