Meet Our Speech-Language Pathologists
Peggy Burroughs, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Peggy is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. She has worked in a variety of settings, including a university outpatient clinic, early childhood center, private practice, and elementary schools.
Peggy’s professional background has been exclusively in pediatrics with vast experience treating receptive and expressive language delays/disorders, articulation delays and phonological disorders, pragmatic language skills, social/emotional and behavioral difficulties, attention disorders, and cognitive deficits. She has expertise working in early intervention and has a passion for school-age children with specific learning disabilities, primarily in the area of literacy development. Peggy is skilled in the diagnostic assessment of reading disabilities and she is trained in the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling.
At home, Peggy and her husband are busy raising their 5 children – even the young adult ones! Their youngest child has a unique combination of special needs of her own which keeps family life interesting! We have a household full of pets and enjoy visiting family and friends back in our hometown of Chicago!
Colleen Krummenacker, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Originally from upstate New York, Colleen is excited about her new adventure here in Colorado! She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Colleen graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences in 2009, and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. Colleen earned New York State Certification for “Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities” in 2011.
Colleen’s experience includes evaluating and treating the adult and pediatric population with varying diagnoses. Colleen has gained skills in many therapeutic settings including early intervention homecare, acute rehabilitation centers, sensory gyms, private practices and schools. Her special interests include developmental apraxia of speech, expressive, receptive and pragmatic language disorders, literacy issues, articulation delay, and sensory feeding issues. Regardless of a child’s needs, Colleen uses a holistic and child-centered approach to build a dynamic therapeutic relationship. She strives to maintain a positive and effective treatment plan for each child.
Colleen has completed a 40 hour Orton-Gillingham training though the Institute for Multisensory Education for teaching students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She also completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia and struggling learners. She is specialized in the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech and is P.R.O.M.P.T. Level 1 certified.
During her free time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, and family and friends. Colleen loves a good farmers market, hiking, yoga, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), and learning how to ski and golf.
Christina McCall, B.A. SLPA
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Christina was born and raised as an Indiana Hoosier. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in May of 2011. She is an Associate Member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Christina has worked as an SLP-Assistant in multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinics as well as in school-based settings for the past five years. She has been a valued member of our therapy team since 2013.
Christina is skilled in working with children with a variety of communication difficulties including articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Christina has been trained in the 40 hour Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling and provides reading intervention services in our clinic at a discounted rate.
Christina loves working with children every day and is always eager to learn new skills and techniques to become a better therapist. Her warm personality and playful approach to therapy makes her a favorite among clients. Christina plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in the near future.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active outside, snowboarding, cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling, and cooking.
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Deb Fenton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Executive Director / Owner (ext. 101)
Deb is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Colorado State Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). She previously served on the board for the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Her pediatric experience includes working in a variety of settings including pediatric outpatient clinics, brain injury rehabilitation hospitals, public school settings, and private practice. She has extensive training relating to early literacy, learning disabilities, and motor speech disorders (apraxia). She is skilled in both the diagnostic assessment and treatment of language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She is trained in PROMPT and the Kaufman Program for treatment of apraxia and has advanced training in the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading. She is a recipient of the ASHA “ACE” Award for her commitment to Continuing Education. Debra is not accepting new clients at this time.
Debra Received her B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1991. She completed her Master’s of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Minot State University, North Dakota in 1993.
During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and labrador retrievers Buster and Annie. She enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking, reading, and volunteering.
Nicole Everhart, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in 2007 and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2009. Nicole has been a certified member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 2009.
Upon graduation, Nicole worked with preschool and elementary aged children in the Kansas City area public schools. Following completion of her clinical fellowship in Kansas City, Nicole moved to Colorado to continue her career in pediatrics. Since 2009, Nicole has worked as a speech language pathologist in the schools, in the outpatient clinic setting, home based therapy, and with adults in skilled nursing facilities.
Nicole has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with experiencing a variety of communication difficulties. She has worked with a variety of children including those who have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cleft palate, autism, multiple needs, hearing impairment, speech/language impairment, and learning disabilities. Nicole is trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling and also completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia. Nicole’s areas of specialty include: receptive and/or expressive language delays, augmentative and alternative communication, reading disabilities, and articulation.
Nicole has taken continuing education courses to expand her knowledge in early intervention, speech fluency, autism, and school based intervention practices. In 2012, Nicole received certification in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program which focuses on family involvement in language development in children from birth to five years of age.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys taking full advantage of the Colorado outdoors. You can find her hiking, camping, practicing yoga, snowboarding, reading, traveling, and exploring new areas of Colorado.
Holly Niles. M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Holly received her Bachelor of Sciences in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in 2007 and her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2009. Holly has been a certified member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 2009.
Upon graduation, Holly worked with preschool and elementary aged children in the Greater Southern Illinois area public schools. Following completion of her clinical fellowship in Illinois, Holly moved to Tennessee where she continued her career in pediatrics, working in both public schools and pediatric clinics. Since 2009, Holly has also worked as a speech language pathologist in the outpatient clinic setting, home based therapy, and with adults in skilled nursing facilities.
Holly has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with experiencing a variety of communication difficulties. She has worked with a variety of children including those who have a diagnosis of Down syndrome, cleft palate, autism, multiple needs, hearing impairment, speech/language impairment, fluency disorder, feeding disorders, and learning disabilities. Holly is trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (S.O.S.). Holly’s areas of specialty include: receptive and/or expressive language delays, articulation, reading disabilities, and autism.
Holly has taken continuing education courses to expand her knowledge in early intervention, speech fluency, voice disorders, autism, and school based intervention practices, and feeding disorders.
In her free time, Holly enjoys instructing and practicing barre fitness, soaking in the beautiful Colorado sunshine at every chance she gets, walking her dachshund named Wimbley, spending time with friends and family, and cooking and creating delicious food in the kitchen. Holly moved here last June, following her childhood dream to live in Denver and she could not be happier with her decision as she continues to plant herself in her community.
Tricia Maher MSLP, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Tricia is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Colorado State Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) and former Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). Her pediatric experience includes working with children, from diverse backgrounds, aged three through adolescents and across a variety of environments. Tricia is skilled in the assessment and treatment of early language acquisition, language learning difficulties, articulation difficulties, phonological awareness difficulties and stuttering. She has a special interest in working with children with Autism and social/pragmatic language learning difficulties.
Tricia is a trained practitioner of the Secret Agent Society – Social Skills Program improving the social skills and emotional understanding of eight to twelve year olds. She has experience running social skills groups for children of all ages and levels of language. She enjoys working closely and collaborating with other speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, parents and teachers in order to set up her clients for success beyond the therapy session. Tricia is an advocate for school-aged children to have equal opportunity to achieve success in the classroom along with his or her peers.
Tricia received her Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2007 and her Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in 2010.
In her additional time Tricia enjoys spending time with her husband Sam and their dog Mack making the most of Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Together they enjoy snowboarding, running and flying trapeze.
Erin Heighway, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director (ext. 109)
Erin is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated from Indiana University with her Masters in 2008, where she was a graduate assistant for American Sign Language courses. Erin relocated to Denver in 2010 with her husband, who is a physical therapist. Erin has worked with Lowry Speech and Occupational Therapy since September 2012. She enjoys treating children with expressive and receptive language disorders, pragmatic language and social interaction concerns, stuttering, and apraxia of speech. She works closely with the occupational therapy department to support children with sensory needs and cognitive deficits. Erin supports families to facilitate carry-over of functional language and social skills at home and in the community. Erin also provides reading intervention and completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia. She has received both the Basic and Advanced training in the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling.
Erin is the proud mother of our therapy dog, Duncan. On the weekends they can be found spending time with her son and husband in the mountains.