Meet Our Team
GET TO KNOW US
JENNY KORTUEM, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director and Co-Owner
Jenny is a Speech Therapist and co-owner at GO! Therapy. Communication and eating, two things vital to our quality of life, are at the heart of what a speech therapist is. Jenny's passion for helping others coupled with her enthusiasm for building strong partnerships is foundational to GO! Therapy's values and mission. Jenny has been a speech therapist for over 13 years and works with both children and adults.
Jenny Graduated from MSU, Mankato in 2004 with a BA in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Linguistics. She went on to get her Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from MSU, Mankato and graduated in 2006.
Jenny has completed certifications/trainings:
IAOM trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and DIRFloortime
Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach (SOS)
MBSImP: The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile
Jenny has extensive experience in various areas of the speech, language and hearing disorders/mechanisms including Apraxia, Articulation, Attention Deficit, Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Developmental Delays, Neurogenic Disorders, and Social Disorders . Jenny's special interests with pediatric patients include early intervention, language and learning disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, feeding and swallowing disorders, articulation concerns, auditory processing issues, phonological disorders, limited social skills, and myofunctional disorders. Jenny follows a Floortime model, which is play-based and child-led. Jenny knows children are motivated by play and how important play is for Child development. Children are happy and excited to come to therapy and parents get to learn a lot also!
Common conditions in which Jenny specializes in treating adults include traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, Parkinson's, swallowing disorders, and myofunctional disorders. Jenny's special interest with adult patients includes treating aphasia, apraxia, voice, swallowing, processing, memory, and TMJ disorders. Developing a working relationship with the individual and their family/caregiver is vital to the deliver of therapy. Jenny strives to help individuals learn skills in a dignified and supportive environment.
Jenny's passion for communication started at the age of 5. She had the privilege of attending school with an individual who was Deaf and began learning sign language in Kindergarten. Later, she took post-secondary American Sign Language classes from MSU, Mankato. Those classes introduced her to the Communication Disorders program and a career path in speech pathology. As a speech therapist, Jenny is able to feed her passion for learning. A old adage Jenny feels is true of her is, "if you love what you do, you won't work a day in your life".
Jenny is also passionate about her FAMILY! She has 2 children whom she enjoys learning with every day. Jenny and her family enjoy outdoor adventures and all things nature. In her free time, Jenny enjoys most anything outdoors: camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, gardening, cooking, landscaping, bonfires, and snow storms. She also loves being creative with antiques or old "junk" and oil painting.
Jenny is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Health. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Department of Communication Disorders at MSU, Mankato.
BRENNA HOISINGTON, M.S., CCC-SLP
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Some of you will actually be able to read the above sentence. Imagine, however, just how difficult your world would be if all of your communication had to be “deciphered” as above?
Coming from a large extended family, Brenna learned early on how to communicate and interact with people of all ages – from youth to seniors. Often tagged as having “The Gift of Gab”, Brenna knows that the ability to communicate (or lack there-of) touches every aspect of our lives. This is what fuels her passion for the field of Speech Language Pathology.
Brenna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Health. She is certified in Modified Barium Swallow and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (Vital-Stim) therapy for the treatment of swallowing disorders. Brenna has extensive experience serving children and adults with communication, cognitive, pragmatic, neurological, and swallowing disorders. Her greatest joy is witnessing the profound impact these therapies have for her patients.
“I am so thrilled to find colleagues who share my philosophy of FUNCTIONAL therapy. Patients need to be in an environment that fosters learning and application of what they learn.”
Brenna and her husband, who is a Special Education teacher, have three young daughters and enjoy their home in the country. Her spare time is spent reading, camping, gardening, walking in the woods and just about anything that can be done outdoors with her family. And of course…one of her greatest joys is being able to visit with people.
SAM OLSEN, OTD, OTR/L
What does quality of life mean to you? Each person’s daily occupations, activities and roles look different and this is what Sam loves about being an occupational therapist. Each and every client that comes through her doors brings a new set of challenges, experiences and perspective. It is Sam’s passion to collaborate with each client to find out how their ABILITY can help them to achieve their goals finding function, meaning and independence in the occupations they enjoy.
Sam attended undergraduate college at College of St. Benedicts with a degree in Biology, and minors in Psychology and Spanish. She received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Sam has been a practicing occupational therapist since 2013. Sam has several interest areas as an occupational therapist and enjoys working with pediatrics all the way to geriatrics. Sam enjoys the energy, joy and laughter that children bring to practice. She feels that working with children helps her to be creative in practice, finding new and different ways to challenge her children and their families. Sam’s also enjoys the complexity and challenges neurological populations bring to practice. Sam has worked with several clients that have experienced a stroke, brain injury, concussion and post concussive syndrome and Parkinson’s disease, helping them to achieve function and maintain quality of life in everyday occupations. Sam hopes that her client’s leave each session feeling optimistic, hopeful and empowered about their abilities.
When not at work, Sam soaks up every minute with her husband, daughter and doggie Ruby on their little slice of heaven on the lake. She loves to fill her time sharing her favorite activities with family and friends: boating, 4-wheeling at the family farm, going to the cabin up north, being outdoors, trying out new breweries and wineries and traveling.
AMELIA MUIR, OTR/L
Amelia attended undergraduate college at Rockhurst University with a degree in Biology, and a minor in Psychology. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University, and has been a practicing therapist since 2017. Her passion for occupational therapy started at a young age, seeing the difference her mom made in clients lives as an occupational therapist. Amelia established a love of working with individual’s of all ages through her various fieldwork placements.
Working at GO! Therapy has allowed Amelia to use her artistic and creative talents to help others better understand the value of therapy, as well as to help her clients work through a variety of challenges.
Amelia loves spending any free time with her fiancé Joe, and their dog Cooper. She enjoys all things to do with being outside including gardening, paddle boarding, sports, and walks. When she is not outside, you can find her cooking up something delicious in the kitchen or working on a creative project of some sort.
Abbee is extremely excited to jump on board with such a fun and amazing team. She came here after a 12-year career as an in-home daycare provider. “It’s amazing for me to see just how much of my experiences as a daycare provider has carried over to my home at GO! I love that I am awarded the opportunity to continue to be around children, and the added privilege of having adult interaction throughout the day as well.”
Abbee received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Public relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato. “I feel very blessed to be granted the opportunity to start using my degree in another very rewarding career.”
When not at work, Abbee enjoys spending time with her Husband and best friend Chris and their 4 children. Most of their time is spent with their friends and big extended families. They do a lot of fishing, camping, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. “Life is so much fun and I am pretty much up for any new adventure.”
NATALIE BAKER, CPC
Coding and Billing Specialist
Natalie has been in the healthcare/insurance industry for many years. She has a degree in Health Information and has worked with everything from medical coding to insurance billing and reception.
Natalie loves being a wife and a mother to 5 children. When she isn't working for Go! you can usually find her being an after school taxi and errand runner. She also enjoys looking for new healthy recipes, writing, singing and composing music, creating something new from something old and enjoying just being outside and spending time with her family.