Office Support Team

Ashley Ladd

Front Office Manager

Ashley first volunteered with Leaps & Bounds in the summer of 2013 when she completed her internship and over 100 service hours. She graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies and Human Development. Now, Ashley is back working as our Office Manager in the clinic. She says her favorite part of the job is seeing the kids each day and getting to know all of the amazing families.

Jenny Kwiatkowski

Billing Specialist

Jenny joined the Leaps Family in March 2018 as our Billing Specialist. She went to North-West College Riverside where she earned her professional certification in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, along with knowledge of Medical Administrative Assisting. She has vast experience in all types of administrative support and customer service and is excited to be able to contribute her skills to such a great team! Jenny especially loves kids and animals and is passionate about her job. She loves coming to work every day, she can’t wait to meet all of the kiddos and watch them grow with Leaps & Bounds! In her free time, she loves to craft, crochet, and enjoy a challenging hike or Zumba class!

Clara Protteau

Horse Handler/Billing Assistant

Clara started with horses at the age of 7 and never looked back, riding and competing on the Arabian horse circuit. Clara graduated from UC Riverside in 2013 with a BA in English, with a passion to teach children and help kids through animal therapies after watching all the joy that it brought her little brother. When Leaps & Bounds moved to the new campus it was a match made in heaven; kids and horses. After several months of volunteering, she joined the ranch team in August 2016. Clara has goals of being a certified PATH teacher. Clara can be found out at the ranch or in the office!

Alyssa Carper

Volunteer & Social Media Coordinator

Alyssa joined the Leaps & Bounds team in August 2015, after graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development. Alyssa started volunteering with Leaps in 2014 and fell in love with the kiddos and the program.

Her favorite part of each day is seeing the kids and families and being part of the Leaps family! When she is not in the clinic, she loves camping, crafting, cooking, and spending time with her son and husband.

Alyssa Beadel

Front Office Assistant

Alyssa joined the Leaps team in June of 2018. She is attending Cal State San Bernardino and will complete her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2019. She attended Norco Community College and received Associates Degrees in both Psychology and Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is excited to meet all of the kiddos at Leaps and be able to witness their growth and development! When she isn’t at Leaps she loves reading, hiking and traveling.