Bios

Rei (Jane L.) Spickelmier

PT                            EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Rei is a physical therapist who has been practicing as a physical therapist for 31 years. She attended California State University at Long Beach, earning a BS in Physical Therapy. She has experience working with California Childrens Services, in-patient and out-patient facilities for pediatrics, the Ayres Clinic in Torrance, California and other pediatric therapy clinics, in-home pediatric services, and four different school districts. She is a certified provider and instructor in project MOVE through MOVE International. She has been trained in sensory integration, cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, neurodevelopmental treatment, Pilates, Yoga, acupressure, serial casting, applied analysis of autism spectrum disorder, and handwriting training. Outside of working at Up & Movin, she enjoys scrap booking, camping, hiking, water skiing, gardening and being a mom.

Dr. Nicole Sanguino

PT,DPT                      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Nicole is a physical therapist who has practiced in the field of pediatrics for 17 years. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University and received her Bachelors in Science and Masters in Physical Therapy in 2003. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2006. Nicole has evaluated and treated children and infants of all ages and with multiple diagnoses. She has worked in a variety of settings including school systems, outpatient/sensory integration clinics, and early intervention home based visits. She has been trained in sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment, handwriting, early intervention, NICU, and Cascade DAFO orthotic bracing systems. She is also a certified instructor of infant massage and baby signs. Outside of working at Up & Movin, she enjoys scrap booking, spending time with her family, and being a mom.

BERTHA MONTOYA

FRONT OFFICE

Bertha has been working in the Physical Therapy field for over 7 years as a Physical Therapy Aide and administrative assistant. She studied at American College of Healthcare in Riverside where she received her Aide Certificate. Bertha is fluent in Spanish. She has 4 year old daughter who she loves to read to, take to the park, and go to the drive-in movies with. When she's not spending time with her daughter, Bertha enjoys going on hikes and spending time outdoors.

JESSICA HANSON

SLPA

Jessica is a licensed SLPA in both Colorado and California. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Psychology. She volunteered teaching English to adults in the Global Refugee Center in Greeley, CO during the summer while an undergrad. She has worked the last five years as a SLPA in various schools, in home early intervention, and in the clinic. Jessica enjoys and loves to foster the creativity of children and their ability to overcome obstacles. She enjoys spending her time with her three kids, significant other, and dog Gizmo. They enjoy camping, off-roading, baseball, hiking, sampling new foods, and finding places to explore.

Lori Jean Llamas

OFFICE MANAGER  MEDICAL BILLER 

Lori is the Office Manager here at Up & Movin.' She attended Summit Career College and received her certificate in Medical Billing and Coding in 2006 and Medical Assistant in 2008. Lori is the person who will answer and follow up on all of your child's authorization needs. She has three children of her own including one boy and two girls. They always keep her on her feet, make her laugh, smile, and make her love motherhood!! During her free time she loves doing arts/crafts and sewing.

JAMILET DIAZ

THERAPY AIDE

Jam Graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a minor in Religious Studies. Her plans are to become a pediatric occupational therapist. Prior to joining the Up & Movin' team, Jam volunteered at a variety of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation practices where she was worked hand in hand with the therapists. Jam's hobbies include reading, finding new hiking trails, playing tennis, and spending time at home on the ranch with her family and pets.

CARMEN LOPEZ 

FRONT OFFICE

Carmen Lopez graduated from University of California, Riverside with a Bachelors in Linguistics and Spanish. She also attended Riverside City college with an Associate’s Communication, Languages, Humanities, Social Behavior studies. Her plans are to become a Speech & Language Pathologist. Prior to joining the Up & Movin' team, Carmen had previously volunteered here in 2019. She has a background in behavior disorder, teaching and administrative. She has a passion for working with kids. Carmen’s hobbies include hiking, baking, dancing, traveling .She loves spending time at home with her family, her German shepherd named Lobo and her cockatiel named “Mr. Yellow/Amarillo”. 

Erica Lopez

FRONT OFFICE 

Erica has ran the front office for a physical therapy clinic for over 5 years.  She welcomes the kids with open arms and loves to witness their improvements over time. Erica is currently studying to be a Special Education teacher and is majoring in Early Childhood Studies with a minor in Psychology. In her free time, She enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and family. Her hobbies include crocheting, playing the ukulele and hiking.

Dr. Catherine Luna

PT, DPT                            PT DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

Dr. Catherine Luong graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with her Bachelors of Science in Biology while pursuing her passion for dance. After her undergraduate academic career, she wanted to combine her love of dance and the human body/movement with her desire to help people, so she sought out a career in physical therapy. She continued her graduate education by completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University (LLU), and graduating with honors. During her time at LLU, she had clinical internships in various physical therapy settings including orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. She fostered a love for pediatrics and a desire to help children with neurological and orthopedic impairments during her internship at Up n Movin’ Pediatric Therapy in Riverside, California.  In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, hot yoga, dancing, and playing with her miniature Australian Shepherd named Cody.

AMANDA FEHELENBERG

MOT, OTR/L                     OT DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

Mandi graduated from Loma Linda University in 2011 with a masters degree in occupational therapy. She has worked at Up and Movin' since 2011. She enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them to be as independent as possible through play. Mandi has experience and training in the areas of feeding, oral motor, handwriting, sensory processing, and school-based as well as early intervention. She has had training in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Handwriting Without Tears, and SOS Feeding Approach. She enjoys traveling, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Alexis Aguirre

OTR/L

Lexi is a certified and licensed occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-allied health professions from Cal State San Bernardino in 2015. She is a recent graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she received her Masters of Occupational Therapy. During her time at USAHS, she had internships in various OT settings including outpatient pediatrics, acute care, school-based therapy, and hippotherapy. She has a strong passion for pediatrics and is eager to continue her education in this rewarding setting. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family, fiancée, and dog Thunder.

IFEYINWA IWEKAOGWU

SLPA                                ST DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

Ifeyinwa is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from the University of California, Merced with her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science in 2015. She then earned her Post-Baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University. She loves working with children and helping them grow. In her free time, she loves crafting and spending time with her daughter and family.

LINDSAY BLOUNT

COTA

Lindsay is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She Graduated from Riverside City College in 2016 with an associate degree in Social and Behavioral Studies as well as in Early Childhood Education. In 2018 she graduated from Santa Ana College as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has experience working with children in a variety of settings including preschools, child development centers, hippotherapy, shelters, orphanages, and pediatric clinics. Lindsay has always been very passionate about pediatrics and loves to help and guide children to be as independent as possible. She believes every child deserves the chance to thrive and that occupational therapy is a means to incorporate what is meaningful to individuals and families to reach an end goal of optimal independence. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and skiing. Her favorite spots are the redwoods and the Oregon Coast.

Lisa DiMercurio

SLPA

Lisa is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015. She then earned her Post-Baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University. Lisa has a background in applied behavior analysis and has a passion for working with kids. She loves to see them improve and help them reach their goals. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, especially country two-step, spending time with her husband and dogs named Cali and Puck, and doing anything that involves being outdoors.

Stefany Luna

SLPA

Stefany is a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated with her Bachelor's degree and license from California Baptist University in Communication Disorders. She has been working as a SLPA for 4 years and has experience working with children in several different settings. With that experience, she has found child development very rewarding. In her free time, she loves spending time in the outdoors with my 1-year-old son and husband, serving her local community, and playing the guitar.

ANTHONY GODOY

SLPA

Anthony is a licensed SLPA who earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Redlands. He recorded his clinical hours through a program offered at Loma Linda University, and gained a lot of experience working with children who required speech therapy in both school, and clinical settings. He knew he wanted to be a speech pathologist since the young age of 17. His motivation has always been to impact the lives of others in positive and meaningful ways. His interests include things such as playing video-games, starting games of pick-up basketball, spending time with family and friends, and going for long walks.

brittney TASKER

COTA

Britney is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who graduated from California State University, San Marcos with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015. She continued her education to become a certified and licensed COTA from Santa Ana College in 2020. During school, she completed internships in several pediatric settings including pediatric outpatient clinic and Therapeutic Riding. During her internships, she developed a passion for working in pediatrics and loves helping children attain their goals. In her free time, she loves to go on hikes, baking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Yvette Gonzalez

COTA

Yvette is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant who graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with an emphasis on Healthcare Management in 2017. She then earned her licensed and certification and graduated from Santa Ana College as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2018. Most of her background experience was in the geriatrics setting but during her time as a student at SAC, her interest in a pediatric setting grew after volunteering at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and during an internship at a school-based OT peds setting where she knew she belonged in pediatrics. She believes pediatrics is a rewarding setting and enjoys seeing her patients meet their goals. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her cocker spaniel named Yoko. She loves creating arts & crafts, enjoys camping, traveling, and going to Disneyland on her free time.

TAMARA THOMPSON

PTA

Tamara is a licensed physical therapist assistant. She graduated with an exercise science degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 2009. She then went on to receive her PTA degree from Loma Linda University in 2011. Tamara worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting for 6 years before transitioning to pediatric physical therapy where she has truly found her passion. Tamara loves working with children to help them reach their full potential to become as independent as possible. In her free time she enjoys adventures with her family, cooking, and playing outside in nature.  

Jamie Sanchez

PTA

Jamie is a Physical Therapy Assistant who graduated from California State University, Long Beach with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis on Kinesiotherapy, and Minor in Psychology. She then went on to earn her certification and became a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant at Cerritos College in 2016. For the past 3 years, she has been a practicing PTA consultant working 1 on 1 with adults with disabilities at adult day care programs. Working in the pediatric setting has been a long time goal of hers. She has internship experience at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, CA, where she helped to treat in the inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy setting. She feels the pediatric setting is very rewarding and she loves that she is able to help her patients attain their goals early in life to set them up for a bright and better future. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys cooking, spending time with family, including her miniature schnauzer named Cooper.

IRMINA REID

PTA

Irmina is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and graduated from Loma Linda University in 2016. She joined the Up and Movin’ team in May 2019! Irmina has always had a passion for being around kids. Over the past 6 years, Irmina has volunteered for an Adapted PE Specialist along with being a buddy at the OC Faley Special Games. She is excited to make a career out of pediatric physical therapy! On her free time, you can catch her hanging out with her husband at a movie theater, Knott’s Berry Farm, or walking around any quaint downtown area!

NABILA MOHAMMED

SLPA

Nabila graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Social Behavior, and a Minor in Education. She continued on to receive a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University. Nabila loves being a SLPA and has worked in clinics, homes, and a pre-school, with kids and adults. She loves to find new hiking trails, spend time with friends and family, and (when time allows) do crafts and DIY projects. She loves to decorate, and along with her husband, try or develop new recipes in the kitchen. She's a huge Harry Potter fan, and loves watching all kinds of TV shows, and listens to true-crime podcasts. She's unofficially planning her next adventure as she's in a constant state of wanderlust.

WAFFA KHAN

SLPA

Waffa is a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated from California Baptist University, with her Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During her undergrad, she volunteered at a variety of settings that helped her gain experience working with children of all ages. Waffa enjoys working with children because it is so rewarding. Not only is she helping them reach their goals, but she is also able to learn something new from each child she works with.

In her free time, she loves cooking, reading, trying out new restaurants, spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs Kovu and Grizzly. 

francesca mendoza

COTA

Francesca is certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in Health Science from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2014. She then earned her OTA degree from Stanbridge University in 2019. During her internship, she worked in numerous pediatric settings including pediatric clinic, hippotherapy, and school-based occupational therapy. Francesca enjoys working in pediatrics and finds it truly rewarding to help kids reach their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel, go on foodie adventures, spend time with her family, friends, and her dog named Luna.

JANICE MCINTYRE

M.A.,CCC-SLP

Janice has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 11 years. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including toddlers to adults. Janice was born in raised in Riverside, she completed her undergraduate and Masters degree at the University of Redlands. Janice currently works at a local high school part time. Her professional passions include language and literacy as well as assessments. When Janice is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, and her husband. They enjoy camping and embarking on new adventures.

Krista BOwen 

SLPA

Krista is a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant.  She received her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa in 2018. Krista decided to work in the speech field because she loves working with and helping children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, and playing with her dogs and guinea pigs. She also loves trying new foods, playing games and watching movies

cheyenne Basore

SLPA

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M.A.,CCC-SLP

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M.A.,CCC-SLP

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Up & Movin Pediatric Physical Therapy

6180 Brockton Ave,

Suite 102,

Riverside, CA 92506

Phone. 951-684-6500

Fax. 951-684-0051

Email. pedtherapy@upandmovintherapy.com

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