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JENNY KORTUEM, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director, Co-Owner, & Speech Therapist
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 16 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) VitalStim Training 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 Minnesota State University, 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. An 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
Co-Owner, Speech Therapist
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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 thereof, 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 (ASHA) 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 infants, 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.
AMELIA BRAUN, 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 husband 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.
JACEY RISLER, OTR/L
Jacey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Science from Winona State University, and her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University. Jacey has always had a passion to help others, which led her to the field of occupational therapy. She is so grateful to be a part of such a rewarding profession and is excited to join the team at GO!. She looks forward to maximizing her clients’ abilities to help them reach their fullest potential and do the things they love. “I love helping my clients learn new skills and strategies and have fun while doing it.” When Jacey is not at work, you can most likely find her spending time with her family and dog, Lilly, being on the lake, hiking, golfing, or just being outside and enjoying the sun.
MEGAN RABENBURG, M.S., CF-SLP
Megan received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Minnesota-Duluth majoring in Communication Sciences Disorders and a minoring in Early Childhood Development. She went on to get her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Elmhurst University in Illinois. Megan is passionate about enhancing communication and advocating for others. Her decision to become a Speech Language Pathologist stemmed from her desire to create meaningful relationships as well as her love for learning about communication and the essential functions for breathing, thinking, speaking, and feeding/swallowing! Megan has clinical experience across the lifespan. She enjoys working with pediatric and adult patients both individually and in group settings. She has provided therapy focused on expressive and receptive language, articulation, phonology, fluency, auditory processing, cognition, social pragmatics, and feeding/swallowing disorders. In her spare time Megan loves to spend time with her family, travel to new places, and participate in outdoor activities. She is always up for an adventure and trying new things!
ASHLEY ENGLES, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Therapist PRN
Ashley attended undergraduate college at the University of Missouri with a degree in Political Science. After several years working in this field, she felt unfulfilled and found herself searching for something different. After shadowing her sister, an occupational therapist and her sister-in-law, a speech language pathologist, she felt called to the field of communications disorders. Ashley began graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and graduated with a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013. Since graduating, Ashley’s passion for helping children find their voice to communicate has only grown. She works part time in the Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial School District and part time with GO! Therapy. Working at GO! has given Ashley the ability to work closely with families to help facilitate their child’s communication. It has also given her the ability to expand her knowledge in the area of child feeding. Ashley lives in Lake Crystal with her husband, 3 children, and dog, Mac. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family on the lake, gardening, and traveling.
DANA SEIFERT, PT, DPT
Dana attended the College of Saint Benedict for her undergraduate degree majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She earned her DPT at the University of Minnesota’s Program of Physical Therapy, completing her doctorate in 2012. She’ll proudly tell you she’s a Bennie who braved the Twin Cities campus. Dana’s pursuit of work in physical therapy came from a desire to be of service to others which has grown into a drive to share the idea that although exercise is optional, movement is vital to building a satisfying life. She brings enthusiasm for problem-solving, curiosity about what motivates the people she serves and a passion for teaching about the amazing bodies we each inhabit to every session (along with a big supply of bad puns). When not at work, Dana finds joy in being a mom and wife. She is an incurable bookworm and enjoys cooking from scratch but will venture outside to ski, hike, or garden. Her favorite workouts come in the form of chores at her in-laws’ as the extended Seifert family works to bring regenerative agriculture to Ravenview Farm. And she has found renewed use for her Biology training by supporting citizen science efforts to protect natural resources for future generations to live and thrive.
ABBEE BLASCHKO, B.S.
Abbee loves to work alongside 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.”
Chelsea comes to GO! with prior experience in office work and customer service. She is passionate about meeting kids on their level and promoting growth based on their strengths rather than changing their weaknesses, so GO! has been a great fit. Chelsea is pursuing her AA degree in Psychology on her way to one day becoming a mental health provider in the neurodiverse community. Chelsea’s hobbies include cooking, walking at 7 Mile Creek, advocating for neurodiverse people, and sharing time with her two kids and dogs!
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 receptionist tasks. 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.
JULIA MCCABE, B.S.
Julia attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is continuing her Master’s degree education in Speech Language Pathology at Mankato, as well. Julia is from Cleveland, MN, but currently resides in Mankato with her two roommates. In her spare time, she loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, exploring, and organizing! The passion for becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist came at a young age for Julia. She has worked with children all her life and has grown a love for helping and supporting them in any way she can. Julia has had family and friends who have been in the Speech field also, so after years of talking, researching, and volunteering in the field, she fell in love with it. Julia’s favorite thing about GO! Therapy is our welcoming and fun atmosphere. She is currently working at GO! Therapy as a Rehab Aide getting experience and observation wherever she can along the way. Working at GO! Therapy has given Julia the opportunity to expand her knowledge in the Speech field, as well as expanding in the other fields of therapy that GO! offers (Occupational, Physical, Office Management, etc.). She has learned a great amount about collaboration and how big of a factor it has in therapy and the team as a whole.
CARLIE NESS, M.S.
Communication & Community Engagement Director
After receiving a B.A in Communication just down the street from GO! at Gustavus Adolphus College, Carlie and her husband (also a Gustie) bounced from Minnesota to Oregon to Wisconsin to Kansas to South Dakota and recently came full circle to settle down in Saint Peter, MN, literally just down the street from GO!. During her cross-country adventure, she obtained a Masters Degree in College Student Affairs and spent 12 years happily working in higher education in a variety of student life capacities. After her second child was born significantly too early, her son's special needs landed her at GO! Therapy with Brenna. "Brenna's approach to therapy and the genuine support she provided completely changed our life, and has given our little guy a chance to flourish. We are eternally grateful for GO!" she says. Being a GO! parent wasn't enough for Carlie. She knew she could give back more to the clinic in a way that was impactful for others, and thus became the Communication and Community Engagement Director. When she's not at GO!, she enjoys first and foremost the privilege of being a loving mama and wife. But Carlie also is quite fond of drinking boujee loose leaf tea, baking yummy treats for friends, hiking, yoga, planning the next get-together, dreaming of owning a pizza farm, and thrifting for a treasure.
KATIE SIMON, B.A.
Creative Marketing & Clinical Resources Development Director
After studying Humanities at Milligan University in East Tennessee, Katie’s path meandered through flower farms, volunteer coordination, editorial work, activity planning at an adult day center, facilitation of health promotion programs, and group exercise instruction. She is now a graduate student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, to become a speech therapist. Katie loves being part of the team at GO! where each member is valued, innovative, and so, so kind. In collaboration with the fine therapists at GO!, Katie lends her love for words and desire for patient empowerment to the development of clinical resources at our clinic. Accents are of interest, as is knitting, hiking, reading, and gardening. Katie loves her immediate and extended family dearly, and her husband and daughter are the best adventure-mates she could ask for!