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Meet our team

Dan Casey - Owner/Occupational Therapist

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Dan received his Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy at Saint Catherine’s University in Saint Paul, MN in 2004. Dan started his therapy career out by first obtaining an occupational therapy assistant degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD in 1998. He then went on and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota in 2002. Dan contributes his success in life to a few factors. One is his military experience of being a paratrooper with the 82ND Airborne Division during the Gulf War. He stated the military gave him the never quit attitude in life and gave him the sense of feeling that one can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. Second he states his favorite instructor Gwen Hawley from his occupational therapy assistant program gave him the education and a love for being a therapist and a passion to work with children. And Dan’s best motivator, mentor, role model, love of his life, and passion for shooting for the stars is his wife Justin Casey and their two boys Hunter and Carson. Dan’s special interests and hobbies are spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and coaching youth wrestling and football. Dan has many years of experience of working with children from birth to age 21. Dan has lots of experience and education on working with kids with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, sensory deficits, feeding issues, Down ’s syndrome, ADHD, and multiple other pediatric disabilities. Dan puts his passion and love for helping children into his therapy sessions making every one of the child’s therapy session fun, beneficial, and very rewarding!

Justin Casey - Owner/Physical Therapist Asst.

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Justin received her Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown SD. She also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She holds a special interest in working with the pediatric population. In her spare time, Justin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and sons.

Sara Hill - Occupational Therapist Asst.

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Sara Hill graduated with honors from Lake Area Tech in Watertown, South Dakota. She has been employed with CTS since 2010. Sara states that the most rewarding part of her day is “watching kids faces light up when they accomplish a new or difficult task”. In her free time, Sara loves cheering her boys on at football and soccer games. She also enjoys cooking big family dinners, target shooting with her husband, photography, and snuggling with their baby girl.

Joseph Riggert - Speech-Language Pathologist

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Joseph Riggert, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. He graduated in 2012 from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Master’s of Science in Education degree in Speech-Language Pathology. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of South Dakota for Speech-Language Pathology. Joey has worked with both the pediatric and adult populations and has experience in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, acute care, public schools, and early intervention programs. He currently sees a variety of pre-school aged children with communication delays and disorders ranging from receptive/expressive language delays, articulation delays, phonological delays/disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other various neurological disorders. One of the things Joey enjoys most about his job is knowing that the skills he is teaching his clients and their families’ early on are the skills that will help them succeed in life. He also loves seeing when kids and parents have “aha! moments” while they’re working together in therapy. In Joey’s free time, he enjoys listening, writing and making music, spending time outdoors, and sharing a good amount of laughs with family and friends.

Stephanie Stee - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

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My name is Stephanie Stee, and I grew up in Gary, SD. I attended Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD and graduated in May of 2015 with an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant. I moved out to Rapid City and started working with Children’s Therapy Services in August of 2015, and I am loving it!

In my free time, I enjoy snowmobiling, hiking, camping, being at the lake, and being around friends and family. I also enjoy spending time with my five nephews and two nieces!

Andrea McDermet - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Andrea graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications Disorders and a Minor in Education. After graduation she moved to Arizona to pursue a career in her field. Andrea found a job working for a private agency and traveled all over the Phoenix area to provide speech, language, communication, and cognition to both children and adults. Andrea has worked with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and many more. She worked for three years in Arizona before she decided to move back to South Dakota where she was born and raised to be closer to family.

Andrea is married with four dogs. In her spare time she likes to golf, hike, and go riding in the hills. She has had the privilege of working with children with a variety of speech, communication and cognitive disorders which have increased her knowledge to better help children and adults alike.

Samantha Meyer - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Samantha graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute in 2012 from the newly created Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program.  She worked from 2012-2015 in the Huron School District and focused on preschool through first grade children.  Samantha moved to Rapid City and worked with preschool children until she accepted a position with Children’s Therapy Services.

Samantha is married with one daughter. She enjoys swimming, hiking, traveling, biking, and running with family and friends.

Trena Hardy - Physical Therapist

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Trena Hardy, PT, DPT graduated from Washington University in St Louis with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. Following school, she moved to Colorado, she started in a rehab setting in the hospital for 3 years and then transitioned to work in a full pediatric setting for the past 8 years. She was blessed to work with many different kids ages from birth to about 18 years and addressing issues including delayed milestones, muscle imbalance, gait impairments, movement issues and helping to alleviate pain.  Her husband’s job brought the relocation to Rapid City and she is so happy to accept a job with Children’s Therapy Services to continue with her passion to work and serve the pediatric population. She is committed to act as the patient/family’s partner through the journey to ensure that the child will function at his/her personal best. She hopes to maximize the quality of life and movement potential of children within the spheres of health promotion, injury prevention through proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Krystal Pospisil - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Krystal graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute located in Mitchell, SD in 2012 with an Associate’s degree from the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program.  She accepted a job at CTS in 2013, and moved to Rapid City. She loves to make the children she works with laugh and smile. In 2016 Krystal moved back to Mitchell to be closer to family. She is married and has three daughters and one son. In her free time she loves to paint, swim, scrapbook, cook, and of course she loves to spend time with family and friends.

Molly Stenger - Speech-Language Pathologist

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Molly Stenger, M.A. CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Master’s Degree from The University of South Dakota. Molly has worked with children and adults in Schools and SNF. She is looking forward to working with children again. One of the things Molly enjoys most about working with children is seeing their faces when they accomplish a goal. In Molly’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They enjoy doing outside activities: four-wheeling, golfing, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful weather.

Stacy Hannah - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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My name is Stacy Hannah and I am a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) for Children’s Therapy Services. I graduated with honors from Mitchell Technical Institute in 2014. I have worked with a variety of clientele from the Birth to three program up to high school age. I love helping individuals find their own voice and confidence to do things they never thought possible. In my spare time I spend as much time as I can with my husband, two children and my dog. You will normally find us out hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking or swimming!

Brittany Halbur - OTD, OTR/L

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My name is Brittany Halbur, but my kiddos know me as Miss B! I am an OT here at Children’s Therapy Services. My passion in general is working with kids, but specifically working with kiddos with sensory and emotional regulation and social skills difficulties. I received my B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Child Development, from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, CA. I went on to get my doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Knowing I wanted to work with kids, I completed all my internships in pediatric settings. I recently moved to Rapid City from Colorado. I live here with my husband, a baby and a teenager (daughters), and 2 fur-babies (a dog and a cat). I enjoy spending time with my family, particularly doing outdoors activities including camping, hiking, kayaking, and playing disc golf. I also enjoy reading and knitting (and other crafts).I love so many things about working at CTS! I love my kiddos and families, I love my co-workers, and I love working again in a clinic setting.

Brooke Tague - MS, CF-SLP

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Brooke graduated from Minot State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders, a minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and a concentration in Deaf Studies. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, also from Minot State University. During her clinical experience, she worked with children of all ages and adults in both clinical and educational settings. Having her second year of graduate school during the COVID-19 pandemic, she also gained experience with teletherapy. Brooke has treated and assessed children and adults with a variety of diagnoses including articulation disorders, language disorders, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Brooke was born and raised in Minot, ND prior to recently moving to Rapid City, SD. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, snow skiing, rollerblading, driving through the hills, binge watching Netflix series, and traveling when time allows. As always, she looks forward to time spent with family, friends, and her dog – Lilly.

Aleida Weinzetl - Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

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Aleida Weinzetl graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD in 2019 with her associates degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. Aleida started working for the Hot Springs School District in 2018 as a para in the SPED program and transitioned into a SPLA position with them in 2019-2021. In her time at Hot Springs her main focus was with pre school through 5th grade.

Aleida lives in Philip with her boyfriend Cain and their three dogs. Aleida loves cooking and also hold a Culinary degree from Mitchell Tech.

Bobbie Jo Richmond - HR Administrator and Receptionist

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Bobbie Jo came to us from a commercial  insurance background and joined our team in September 2020 as our HR administrator and receptionist. She absolutely loves being the smiling face greeting our kiddos as they come through the doors and is always ready to reward good sessions with a variety of yummy lollipops. She has a strong background in customer service and has a personal connection with special needs therapy, having a handi-capable sister whom she adores.

She recently got married to her sweetheart of 11 years! They have four children between the two of them and stay busy with teenagers and their feisty Pitbull named Tulip. Bobbie Jo enjoys cooking meals, playing board games and family movie nights. A lover of nature, Bobbie Jo is so grateful to live in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and tries to get out and enjoy them as much as possible. She loves ghost towns and history and likes to drive across our amazing countryside as often as she can. Nothing is more important than family and where you come from!

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