Feature Category: Staff

Marika Austin, MS, OTR/L

Marika’s favorite things to do include playing ultimate frisbee at the international level, practicing yoga, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family. Marika grew up on a sheep farm in Maryland and her favorite books as a child were “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney and “Ish” by Peter Reynolds. Marika has enjoyed living in Ghana, Peru, and Costa Rica as well as traveling to the Philippines and biking in Ireland. She lives in San Francisco.

Marika became an OT because she wanted to work in a profession that looked at the mind/body connection and would allow her to work with kids and their families in various settings. She attended Boston University.

Stacey Drew, OTD, OTR/L

Stacey enjoys spending her free time hiking, practicing yoga, traveling, and creating art. She is the proud aunt of eleven nieces and nephews. Stacey has traveled all over the world and enjoys learning about different cultures. She is from Long Island, New York and spent 30 years training and competing as an equestrian. Stacey has… Continue Reading

Jessie Strauss, MA, OTR/L

Jessie enjoys yoga, cooking, having friends over, and going to see live music. She grew up Santa Monica, CA where she loved playing the HORSE basketball game and listening to Raffi songs. Jessie spent 7 months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and studied Portuguese and Psychology. Her other favorite travels have included Costa Rica and… Continue Reading

Cassie Eveans, MA, OTR/L

In her spare time, Cassie enjoys biking, yoga, cooking, outdoor adventures, and spending time with friends and family. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska (Go Cornhuskers!), and loved the books Roxaboxen and When the Relatives Came growing up. Cassie also loved living in Minneapolis for 6 years; a great place to visit, especially in the… 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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