MEET THE STAFF
Who we are
Megan graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in 1999, earning her degree in Occupational Therapy. Following her studies, she obtained her licensure after completing her clinical field work at Doctors Hospital and The Ohio State University’s neuropsychiatric facility in 2000.
Prior to founding Move to Learn, LLC, Megan’s experience ranged from the acute care hospital setting, to skilled nursing facilities, and then several local facilities which specialized in the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Ultimately, she found her passion in working with children with autism spectrum and neurological disorders. Her career has included directorships of occupational and physical therapists, mentoring students, and working as a member of leadership teams. Megan developed a strong foundation for using functional play, sensory integrative approaches, and behavioral approaches for therapeutic intervention. Megan has lectured on sensory integration and executive functioning. She has continued to expand her skill set through continuing education in the areas of, but not limited to, Rhythmic Movement Training, Smart but Scattered, Social Thinking, Astronaut Training, Handwriting Without Tears, and PowerPath.
Recognizing the benefits of a more personalized environment, consistent collaboration, and a child-centric approach, Megan saw a need and opportunity and established Move to Learn, LLC. Megan’s practice began with the trust of 35 families whom she would now provide in-home therapy and has now expanded to servicing several hundred children and young adults in the therapy clinic, local schools, and community settings across the greater central Ohio area.
Megan credits her children daily for helping her develop into the therapist she is today. They continue to show her that individual needs are ever evolving. Megan loves working out, reading, watching OSU football, and being with family and friends. Megan feels blessed for the support of her loving family, her husband, Eric, three children Kayla, Evan and Emerie, and two mini Australian Shepherds, Maya and Luna.
Amanda began her career as an occupational therapy assistant in 2013 and has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs. Her creativity and background in athletic training and foster parenting have been an asset in improving the motor coordination and functional success of the children and adolescents she works with. She has experience in training with sensory integration, handwriting development, and trauma informed care. Amanda understands the importance of making therapy meaningful to the child. Amanda lives in Pataskala with her three daughters. They love to go to the zoo, swim, and read books together. When Amanda has down time she enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling.
Stephanie began her career working with children as an occupational therapy assistant in 2013. She is hardworking and passionate about her career helping others. She always knew she wanted to help people in some way and when she found OT, she knew it was for her.
Stephanie obtained her occupational therapy assistant degree from Shawnee State University. She began travel therapy after graduating. She has worked in school districts in Washington, D.C., Victorville, California, as well as Calabasas, California.
Stephanie grew up in Pickerington, so Ohio has always been home, and she is happy to be back after having enjoyed seeing the country. Stephanie and her fiancé, Jayme, have a 1 year old son, Memphis, who keeps them on their toes. Stephanie also has 3 dogs, Bruno (a pitbull), Reckit (a beagle) and Trench (a boxer mix), who are all rescues. She enjoys going to concerts, camping, and playing board and card games with friends and family.
Gretchen received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from University of Findlay in 2020. From a young age she always knew she wanted to work with children. After receiving a degree in Psychology from University of Dayton, she discovered occupational therapy while teaching at a school for children with autism. Throughout graduate school she was a 1:1 aide for children with autism in several Columbus private schools. She has experience working with children with learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties and a variety of disorders, including autism. In her spare time, Gretchen enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and exploring her new neighborhood of Clintonville with her fiancé, Matt.
Christine’s lifelong passion for teaching children began well before she graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. Her commitment to understanding, inspiring, and instructing children began as she watched her older brother’s journey through school as a student with special needs. Christine’s compassion for students with different learning needs equals her dedication to facilitating instruction that empowers students and their families to succeed.
Throughout her career, Christine has gained valuable insights into assessing and addressing specific needs of each individual child. Enhancing her understanding of cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, and cultural strengths and needs of her students, she developed her approach as an educator, then as an intervention specialist. Additionally, based on her personal experiences, she became acutely aware of the need to support and advocate for parents of students with special needs. Christine’s approach to intervention/teaching is grounded in her personal, educational, and professional experiences.
Serving as both an Intervention Specialist and Intervention Coordinator in school settings, Christine decided the depth of her passion is most beneficial serving students and families directly. In collaboration with the outstanding professionals of Move to Learn, Christine cherishes the opportunity to incorporate effective instructional strategies within this framework that includes our parents and other stakeholders.
Christine is grateful to be inspired daily by her students and attributes her success as a teacher to her family, most importantly to her sons, John, Daniel, and Michael. She enjoys time spent with her parents, eight siblings, in-laws, and many nephews and nieces and loves the blessings that come with being part of an amazing extended family.
Lorin is a graduate of The University of Akron (UA) where she earned her bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Lorin maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed by both the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board and the Ohio Department of Education. Lorin has presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC) conference on the topic of technology supported interventions for children with autism. She has also attended and participated in several conferences hosted by various entities on topics surrounding speech/language and related fields.
Lorin has worked predominantly as a school and clinic based therapist in recent years. Her experiences in the private/clinic sector have allowed her to see many clients in their homes and across the community to work on an array of skill-sets which include but are not limited to: articulation/phonology, language, social/pragmatics, fluency, cognition, and swallowing; these disorders have been isolated (the primary disorder) or secondary to various medical and/or educational diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, CP, CVA, Fragile X Syndrome, and more.
She sees her clients and their families as her own family and loves sharing and celebrating their victories.
Lorin also loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dog. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crafting and embarking on new experiences with family and friends.