Feature Category: Occupational Therapists

Catherine Datu

Catherine is a Bay Area native who grew up in San Jose, CA. She is an avid traveler and self-proclaimed plant lady. She recently adopted a senior cat named Junior (“Junes”) and their morning weekend routine consists of sitting together in the sunniest spot on the couch drinking coffee, reading a good book and having a snooze. In her free time, Catherine loves to explore the amazing hiking trails in Marin, adventure in the city, cook with friends and get creative doing a variety of crafty projects.

Catherine has always worked with children, whether it was coaching a swim team, volunteering in the NICU or as a behavioral therapist in a public school setting. She discovered occupational therapy when she was a senior at Cal Poly and completed a pediatric OT internship in San Luis Obispo. She fell in love with the profession and continuously worked toward her goal by taking prerequisite classes while she worked in her first career as a preschool teacher. Catherine completed her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Dominican University.

Eva Resnick

Eva Resnick has been working with kids as an OT for fifteen years. She received her degree from University of Florida and has practiced in schools, clinics, and hospitals across California New York, and North Carolina. Eva’s specialty training includes Sensory Integration, Social Thinking, DIR/Floortime, SOS approach to feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, and many more.… Continue Reading

Gigi Galliani

Gigi is a fourth generation Italian San Franciscan who grew up in Marin County, where she developed a passion for exploring the beautiful scenery of Northern California through hiking, swimming in the ocean, skiing in Tahoe, camping, and beach volleyball. Gigi loves being creative and has a vast imagination that she channels into art, cooking,… Continue Reading

Amy Arenberg, OTR/L

Amy, originally from Ohio, has lived in the bay area for over 20 years.  She is happiest when she is active, outdoors, and helping others.  Amy is mom to two teenage daughters and one 4-legged pooch.  Her family has fun being a part of the musical theater scene in Marin.  She has performed in two… Continue Reading

Lawrence Buot, MS, OTR/L

Lawrence is an avid sports fan and loves the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. He also loves to camp, hike and go on a long road trips throughout California and the Pacific Northwest with his wife Angelica and their dog Leo Bear. Lawrence also loves to read books… Continue Reading

Melanie Samson, MOT, OTR/L

Melanie is an ocean lover and is always down for a day at the beach! She loves music and dancing, and enjoys learning new songs on her guitar and ukulele. She comes from the Great North, Land of Snow (also known as Canada) who always dreamed of one day living by the sea. Growing up… Continue Reading

Deborah Baumgarten, OTR/L

Deborah loves to spend her time running, surfing, snow-boarding, and being on the beach. She adores her two children, Noah and Sofie, and her Staffordshire Terrier, Mocha. Deborah grew up in Durban, South Africa where she loved spending time playing in the waves and on the beach of the Indian Ocean. She has traveled extensively… Continue Reading

Jamie Close, MSOT, OTR/L, Co-Director

Jamie loves to spend her time being outside and active. She also loves to travel and explore the world. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda and is still deeply connected to friends there. As a child she wanted to be an archeologist and some of her favorite travels have included China, Egypt, Zanzibar,… Continue Reading

Leigh Burkey, OTR/L, Co-Founder/Co-Director

Leigh’s favorite pastimes include dance parties in the living room with her kids, hiking, road biking, and occasionally trying to keep up with rock climbing. She loves to travel and has enjoyed zip lining through the jungles of Costa Rica, exploring the beaches of Mexico, and seasonal work at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.… Continue Reading

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