Speech Therapy Team

Sam Belton CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sam is a licensed and credentialed SLP who has worked in the schools for 8 years. She enjoys helping kids find their voice so they can communicate effectively with their family and friends. Sam earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from MGH-Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. It was there she found her passion for the multi-disciplinary approach to working with individuals in therapy. In her spare time, Sam enjoys traveling, playing with her 2 year old daughter and playing cards with her family.

Jessica Anderson CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Jessica is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who helps kids build better relationships with family, friends, and peers through improved communication skills. After spending nearly a decade working in education, she has seen the positive academic and social benefits that children receive when they come to have a “seat at the table,” or so to speak, through increased expression and improved comprehension. She believes in fighting for the underdog and those who have historically been under-served and under-represented. 

Jessica holds multiple credentials with bilingual authorization from the state of California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Loma Linda University. 

Kristin Bruning CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Kristin has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 11 years and loves helping young children communicate. She graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in 2008 from the University of Redlands.  She had the opportunity to work with a variety of children from preschool age to 6th grade over the years.  She is happily married to her husband of almost 12 years and they have two daughters who are 7 and 9 years old. She also has a golden retriever named Lucky who loves to swim every day in our pool.

In her free time she likes to take her boat on the lake for a few days, go to the beach, and enjoy time together with family and friends.

Shelley Markie SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Shelley is a licensed SLPA, and received her bachelor’s degree at Cal State University, Fullerton.  She has previous experience working in the school setting, as well as seeing homeschool kids.  She has also previously volunteered with her church by leading a small group of Junior High School girls.  She is passionate about helping improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families, and looks forward to combining her love of horses with her passion of speech therapy!  She has a background in trail riding her horse, and helping with her family business of pony rides! In her spare time, Shelley enjoys running with her husband, horseback riding, shopping, anything active and outdoorsy, baking, going to Disneyland, and decorating!

Gaby Fischer SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Ever since Gaby was a child she had a passion for helping people.  Upon visiting a school counselor at her community college, Gaby learned about the career of speech therapy.  She fell in love with the concept of aiding those who need help communicating effectively.  After transferring to, and graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, she became a certified SLPA shortly thereafter by completing the certification program at Loma Linda University.  Gaby has experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds elementary school aged through high school.  Gaby hopes to obtain her Assistive Technology Certificate in the near future.  She finds every client to be unique and special in their own way and the challenges that come along with each person being different.  In her spare time, Gaby enjoys travelling, going to San Diego to spend time with her nephews, baking, and spending time with her husband.​

Jasmine Henderson SLPA

Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Jasmine is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from Cal State University of Northridge and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders concentrated in Speech and Language Pathology. After receiving her bachelor, she received her licensing through Loma Linda University SLPA program. She has several years of experience working with children in educational and outpatient settings.

As a former Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher, she has supported teachers in creating activities that stimulate children’s physical, cognitive and social development. After working in the school settings, she has worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant in multiple pediatric settings. Her caseloads has involved working with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and orthopedic impairments, particularly autism spectrum disorder, speech, and language disorders. In addition, she volunteered as an Assistant Coordinator for the Children and Special Need’s Ministry at In His Presence Church for a few years. Overall, Jasmine enjoys working in the field of speech and language pathology, for she enjoys being a part of a person’s journey in helping them to be able to communicate. In her spare time, Jasmine loves volunteering at her church, sightseeing, sitting by lakes, theme parks, shopping, and spending time with her love ones.