Our Company

Blueprints is passionate about helping people. We founded Blueprints to help children, teens and families control behavior, improve communication, effectively solve problems and live happier lives.

Our history

As Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), we began our careers providing behavioral services to toddlers, children, teens and adults. We had great success in teaching social skills and modifying behaviors at the clinics and school programs we worked with, but oftentimes the results of this work did not transfer to the home environment. At times, the stress families experienced led to out-of-home placements.

We saw the need for a new model of services – providing evidence-based treatments that began in the home, with the family – and in 2008 founded Blueprints.

Our work has been highly successful for families struggling with challenging behaviors. While some of our clients have ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, OCD, Autism or Anxiety Disorders, others have no medical diagnosis, and no or few developmental delays. Families who had “tried everything”, and were being presented only choices for out-of-home placement (in-patient facilities, wilderness or therapeutic boarding school), found success with Blueprints.

Our programs, in a relatively short period of time, changed the lives, the skills, and the behavior of these children and teens, and transformed the lives of their families.

Our team

The Blueprints team is passionate about improving lives and believes in the importance of family. Each family we work with is assigned a team that best fits their needs and sensibilities. At minimum, each family is assigned a Consultant and a Behavior Technician who collaborate with a Clinical Supervisor.


LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT STAFF

Our leadership and management team oversees key operational and clinical processes that enable Blueprints to deliver high quality services to current and future clients.

Shane Isley

Co-Owner/VP/Chief Clinical Officer

Shane Isley is the President and CEO of West Coast Behavioral Consultants, Inc. He serves as the Executive Director of Blueprints and the President of Optimal. Shane is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Washington State Certified Counselor who received a bachelor’s degree in applied behavior analysis and a master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas (UNT). For the past decade, Shane has dedicated himself to providing consultative services and direct treatment to children and families. He has specifically served children and adolescents with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. He has also provided Parent Management Training to parents with children with oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. Shane recently served as an adjunct professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis master’s degree program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Vice President of membership for the International Society for Performance Improvement-Seattle Chapter.

Prior to starting Blueprints in September 2008, Shane served as a consultant for the Organization for Research and Learning and as a Program Performance Specialist for the Transitions for Teens program at Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington. He has also served as an assistant classroom teacher at Morningside Academy’s Summer Institute, an instructional therapist at the Dallas/Fort Worth Center for Autism, an associate consultant at Behavioral Innovations in Dallas, an instructional therapist, assistant classroom teacher, and resource room teacher at the FEAT of Washington Summer Academic Program. Shane has also served as the lead teacher for FEAT of Washington’s Transitions for Teens Summer Program and as a therapist, lead therapist, and program manager for Fabrizio/Moors Consulting.

Dr. Jennifer Bonow

Clinical Director

Dr. Jennifer Bonow is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and has more than 13 years experience working with families with children with autism and other severe behavioral disorders. She earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) with Dr. Patrick Ghezzi. She first saw the incredible, life changing impact that behavior analysis can have in the life of a child and family when, as an undergraduate, she began working as a tutor in the UNR Early Childhood Autism program. Since then she has dedicated herself to providing these services to families facing all varieties of behavioral issues. She has particular interest in teaching language, self-management, and self-control. She also has extensive experience in teaching toileting skills, and finds the independence and opportunities those skills bring to a child to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying parts of her work.

In addition to serving families and children, Jen is passionate about the development of young professionals in behavior analysis and contributes heavily to the supervision and training of practitioners within Blueprints. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in behavior analysis. She is an active member of the behavior analytic community, regularly attending and presenting at conferences as well as serving in a variety of roles in behavioral and community organizations.

Kristin Smith

Clinical Supervisor of Children's Services

Kristin Wilkinson Smith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who provides behavior analytic intervention to children with autism and other developmental disabilities in the Seattle area. Kristin started her career in the field of behavior analysis in 2002 as a therapy assistant, working directly with children and teenagers with autism, and then in 2009 became a full-time consultant. Kristin received a Master's Degree in Special Education from University of Washington and her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in 2009.

Kristin enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. She has experience implementing and designing intervention programs across a variety of contexts, including in-home intervention, school-based intervention, and community intervention. Kristin has clinical experience providing services to teens and adults with autism as the Lead Clinician at FEAT of Washington's Transitions for Teens program in 2008, experience running K-3 and 3-6 classrooms at FEAT’s Summer Intervention Program, and experience providing consultation and support to local school districts. Kristin has expertise in designing effective intervention for unique learners, including those who have multiple disabilities, alternative/augmentative communication needs, and those who demonstrate significant problem behavior.

Kristin maintains memberships with the Association for Behavior Analysis, Standard Celeration Society, Northwest Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. She has presented her work at national conferences such as the Precision Teaching Conference and the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference.

Melissa Badenna

Intake Coordinator

Melissa is the Behavioral Intake Coordinator for the Blueprints division of MOSAIC. She holds an associate’s degree in Technical Arts from Everett Community College along with a certificate in Medical Administrative Support.

Outside of work Melissa enjoys spending time with her family exploring Washington. She is a photography enthusiast, enjoys hiking, exploring new places, reading and skiing.

Jordan Mallard

Client Relations Manager

Biography coming soon!


CONSULTANTS

Consultants design and revise programs and manage their implementation. Consultants deliver parent leadership training, school consultation and serve as the primary contact for families and wraparound team members.

Holly Almon

Holly Almon has been involved in the field of behavior analysis since 1996, where she started working part-time as a therapist while in college. Her interest in pursuing opportunities to work in the field across multiple settings and client populations has brought her to all four corners of the country to consult. She earned her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas in 2003, relocated to Seattle, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2004.

Holly has extensive clinical experience in designing, providing, and supervising interventions to serve children and adolescents with autism and related disabilities and their families, including those experiencing severe behavioral challenges. She has provided comprehensive and systemic home, school, and community based consultative services to children, families, and school district personnel, and has managed her own private practice. Holly's passions as a practitioner include assessment, program development, teaching self-advocacy and pragmatic language skills, resolving unique and complex behavioral challenges, and performance management. Her depth of involvement and care is conveyed directly by her relationship with children and families as well as on a larger level by maintaining multiple professional memberships and presenting her work nationally at numerous conferences.

After a long tenure in consulting, Holly is excited to serve in the roles of Clinical Trainer and Assessment Specialist for MOSAIC. In her free time—other than that which has been predominately reserved by her daughter—she enjoys a variety of hobbies including golfing, skiing, cycling, cooking, playing piano, and spending time exploring the outdoors with her family in the beautiful PNW.

Jason Fields

Consultant

Jason Fields is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that has worked with children with special needs since 2013. Jason received his bachelor's degree in 2012 from Oberlin College and majored in East Asian Studies, focusing on Chinese language and history. Jason received his master’s degree in 2014 from the University of West Florida, majoring in Education and focusing on applied behavior analysis.

Jason has extensive training in decreasing problem behaviors in children with autism, increasing functional communication skills, and discrete trial training. Jason has provided behavior analytic services in the clinical, home, community, and school settings to clients ranging in ages 18 months to 21 years. Jason has extensive experience designing behavioral programs that focus on increasing adaptive behaviors as functional replacement skills.

Jason has worked in an international setting as an instructor using evidence-based teaching strategies at The Children's Institute in Hong Kong. Through this experience, Jason became proficient in discrete trial training procedures and making data-based decisions to improve learning outcomes. He has also worked extensively with U.S. military families from diverse backgrounds. He strives to tailor all behavioral programs to the individual needs of each family in order to achieve outcomes in their natural environments. Jason has also worked at the director level, where he focused on intensive training to parents and therapy providers.

Jason is passionate about his work with children, and always seeks to build a collaborative team between professionals, caregivers, and families to meet his clients’ needs. Jason moved to Seattle and joined MOSAIC Rehabilitation in 2017 as a Consultant.

Jamie Johnson

Behavior Technician / Associate Consultant

Jamie Johnson has her Master degree in Child, Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. She has drawn upon her counseling training to excel in serving clients with autism. She obtained experience in the field beginning at age 16 when she became a Department of Developmental Disabilities caregiver for the cousin. Her desire to impact other’s lives has lead Jaime to pursue similar ABA professional endeavors with agencies and non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. Working with Blueprints has given Jamie the opportunity to combine her counseling education with her passion to serve those on the autism Spectrum.

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with young children, adolescents, and families since 2002. Paul double majored in Psychology and Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and received his master's degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno. Before relocating to Seattle Washington, Paul worked as a Behavior Analyst for the Special School District of St. Louis County. Paul brings an extensive background in the design and coordination of training and naturalistic instruction programs focused on building functional communication and life skills. His experience ranges from running in-home behavioral programs for preschoolers to helping prepare teenagers and young adults for the transition to adult living and independence.

Paul has been an active participant and collaborator in every phase of special education and related service provision for students. One of his key strengths is a depth of understanding of school district policy and the structure of institutional accountability. Paul brings a great passion and dedication to his work with children and families through Blueprints. He is committed to the goal of generating broad support for evidence-based interventions among diverse groups of educational professionals, parents, and direct care staff.

Martha Staff

Martha is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds her Master degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. During her graduate studies, Martha was a classroom instructor for an undergraduate course in behavior analysis. She also served as a caseload supervisor with the Behavior Analysis Resource Center (BARC), a project working at a facility that housed 650 adults with intellectual disabilities and severe mental health conditions. Martha gained valuable experience writing positive behavior support plans as well as serving as part of an interdisciplinary team. Her experience at BARC also allowed Martha to teach a class on Positive Behavior Management and Supports to new hire employees. Martha’s professional interests include parent training, serving at-risk populations, staff training and working with individuals who engage in and struggle with problem behavior. She brings great intelligence and compassion to her work.

Maggie Ward

Maggie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who received a bachelor’s degree in special education from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt University. Maggie’s passion is stemmed from volunteer experiences within special education classrooms and ministry with adults with special needs. She currently holds a teaching certification and has experience teaching at a research inclusion preschool while in graduate school. Maggie moved from Nashville, Tennessee back to the West Coast and is excited to positively impact individuals and families served through MOSAIC on the Blueprints team. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and discovering the best coffee shops in Seattle.


PSYCHOLOGISTS / MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Dr. Elisa Peterson

Ellie Peterson earned her Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology at Northwest University. Her dissertation project explored how yoga impacts mindfulness in high-risk youth, and she incorporates mindfulness and strengthening of the mind-body connection into her therapeutic practice. Dr. Peterson is certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT+) for children and families to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and externalizing behaviors. She completed the Child Mental Health Specialist Training and is also certified in Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). Since 2009, she has worked with young people in various settings such as a school-based mental health clinic, a community outpatient agency, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Aside from individual and family therapy, Dr. Peterson has co-created and implemented group therapy curricula for adolescents on topics such as relationships, coping with the symptoms of trauma, safety planning and self-injurious behavior, mindfulness, and managing strong emotions. She is trained in administering and interpreting formal assessment batteries including IQ, personality, and projection tests.

Outside of therapeutic practice, Dr. Peterson teaches undergraduate psychology classes at Northwest University.  Being able to foster and witness the growth of people's minds and experiences has always been her passion, whether it is in a therapeutic or educational setting. She values serving culturally diverse children and families. Through her graduate program, she traveled to rural Jamaica, India, and Kenya to spend time with youth in varying capacities. These experiences have greatly informed her work here at home. In her free time she enjoys skiing in the winter, golfing in the summer, Seahawk and Husky football in the fall, and cooking all year round.


BEHAVIOR TECHNICIANS

Behavior Technicians deliver skill-building programs and provide family and peer/sibling coaching.

Lacy Cheers

Lacy earned her Bachelor’s of Science with a comprehensive major in Psychology and Biology from Northwest Missouri State University. Her past experience includes working at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE where she assisted adolescents in changing behavior patterns through use of the Psycho-educational Model and individual treatment interventions. She brings passion and enthusiasm for improving the lives of others to the Blueprints team. In her free time she enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, running, and rowing.

Kat Gurnis

Kat earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Beginning her career in Chicago, she employed cognitive behavioral therapy with children, teens, and adults exhibiting behavioral, learning, anxiety, mood and personality disorders as well as addiction. She also provided parent skills training and lead group prevention and skill building programs. She went on to create and implement programming for schools and non-profits in Northern Virginia and Cincinnati focusing on emotional learning and twenty first century skill development for alternative learners. In addition to her work with MOSAIC/Blueprints, Kat volunteers regularly with two Seattle youth organizations.

Gabbie Lanier

In 2009 Gabbie graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Since then Gabbie has volunteered in Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and worked for two years as a tutoring center supervisor for the Youth Tutoring Program in South Seattle. From 2015-2016, Gabbie gained experience in applied behavior analysis as a graduate assistant in Project DATA at the Experimental Education Unit (EEU), an inclusive preschool. Gabbie will complete her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington in July of 2016 and will work toward earning her BCBA credential in 2017. Gabbie is especially interested in providing high quality services to families by building strong relationships, listening to the families’ needs and supporting goals for their child’s future.

Gabbie grew up in the beautiful Puget Sound region and is passionate about being active in her community. She enjoys time with her husband, two dogs and exploring the parks and hiking trails around Seattle.

Wayne Lynch

Wayne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida International University, where he specialized in Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2014 after moving to Seattle he became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). In 2016, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Washington. He enjoys providing services to a diverse population of clients and is passionate about building skills to support community integration and lasting independence. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, cycling, and eating his way through the Pacific Northwest with his family. They recently added a new baby boy to the roster.

Erika Maust

Biography coming soon!

Marissa Melvin

Marissa is a Washington State Certified Counselor and holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Her graduate work opened doors to Marissa working for Loveland Academy, an autism and special needs service agency in Honolulu. Marissa brings over 5 years of experience in practicing Applied Behavior Analysis and a unique gifting for serving children.

Alex Piner

Biography coming soon!

Bailee Scheuffele

After a decade in the fashion industry, Bailee realized she was ready for a career change. While studying at UW with a plan to go into education policy, she discovered that working directly with youth was something she enjoyed greatly. She worked for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and then in special education for Seattle Public Schools. It was there that she honed in on her passion for working one-on-one with children with special needs. Bailee has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science from the University of Washington, and began her Master's program in Foundations of ABA in May 2016. Her professional interests include challenging behaviors, social skills, and working with adolescents. As a recent first-time mom she doesn't have much spare time, but given the chance she and her family love to travel. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Urban Artworks, a Seattle-based organization that helps court-involved youth gain valuable work experience through the creation and installation of public art.

Sage Shirey

Peter (Sage) Shirey joined the MOSAIC Blueprints team as a Behavior Technician in March of 2017. Sage received his Bachelor Degree in Sociology from the College of Wooster in May of 2015. He is certified as an Agency Affiliated Counselor. Before joining Blueprints, Sage worked as an in-home therapy assistant helping children with behavioral challenges, as well as a tutor for an afterschool program. As such, he has gained valuable experience working with a variety of ages and learners. He plans to attend graduate school to learn more about how non-verbal children use alternative methods to communicate. When Sage is not working, he enjoys watching soccer, reading, making music, and singing with the Northwest Firelight Chorale.

Jessica Stephens

Biography coming soon!

Amy Stoddard

Biography coming soon!

Megan Wood

Megan Wood is a Behavior Technician with an Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification. Her experience has been with children ages 2 to 25 years old, providing behavior analytic services in home as well as in center. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University in 2014. Shortly after graduation she began studies in Behavior Analysis with Florida Institute of Technology; she is expected to graduate in fall 2016. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest on Whidbey Island and spends her free time reading, keeping up on current events, and exploring neighborhoods and restaurants across the Seattle area.

Daesha Yoshino

Daesha earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Hawaii Pacific University. Her experience includes having worked in the mental health setting and providing ABA services. Daesha's experience ranges from inpatient mental health counseling and treatment, case management, skills training in community and school settings, and crisis intervention. Following her years of college, she worked as a registered behavior technician providing ABA services to clients in community, school, and home settings. Originally from Hawaii, her favorite past times include going to the beach. Here in Washington, she loves to explore the wilderness and hike. She is excited to join the team at MOSAIC Blueprints.