Andrea became a TheraPlayer in July 2017. She graduated from WSU with a Bachelors of Exercise Science and went on to graduate from Creighton University in 2017 with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy! Andrea decided to go into OT because she wanted to impact the lives of others, especially children by helping them achieve functional skills to enhance their everyday life. She enjoys spending time with the family, attending sporting events, playing tennis and being outdoors with her dog!!
Tracey (AKA the one who owns the cute dog) received her COTA degree and a bachelor's in healthcare science from Newman University. She is currently enrolled in a Master's of occupational therapy program at Texas Women's University. She decided to continue on from a COTA to an OT because she wants to be more involved with her client's care and be able to do initial evaluations and write goals for her kids and families. She also has experience working in rehabilitation hospitals and nursing homes, but finds pediatrics to be more of her forte. Tracey is also a certified yoga instructor and has a passion for the aerial arts.
Our Therapy Mascot Sadie
Logan has also joined us this year. She is a recent graduate from college and has a passion of working with children. She wants to help individuals, who may be struggling in their daily lives, become as independent as possible. She thinks there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child's excitement after they have achieved something they never thought they could. Working in this field allows her to continue to learn and be challenged each and everyday.
Tracey Marr, COTA
Billing & Accounts Manager
Kori is one of our newest, but returning TheraPlayers. She has been an OT for 19 years and counting! She is passionate about helping people achieve their maximum level of independence in their daily life skills. She is a graduate of University of Kansas Medical School. Some of her hobbies include watching her kids play sports, spending time with family and of course, horseback riding!
Savanna graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. She then attended Wichita State University and became a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Savanna enjoys working with children and their families to help them achieve their highest potential. When Savanna is not having fun at TheraPlay Spot, she enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and horses.
Andrea Rhodes, OTD
Savanna Crow, DPT
Amber Schwind, COTA
Katie Noller, PT
Brandee also joined us this year and she has been an OTR for 19 years. She has been working in pediatrics as a school OT for the past 6 years. One of the reasons why she went into this field is to help people in all stages and aspects of life. She went to Newman University and graduated in 1997. "I enjoy working at TheraPlay Spot because it allows me to fill-in-the-gap for children who do not qualify for school therapy, or need additional support., I am able to be in better touch with the parents, be a link in the chain of hope and progress." She likes spending time with family and being involved as a parent in her children's activities.
Our Occupational Therapists
Director of First Impressions
Andrea has been a pediatric PT for 25 years with experience working in acute care, NICU, schools, home visits, and outpatient. She has always worked with the pediatric population and enjoys the teamwork involving families and their needs and goals. When she's not at work, Andrea is a mom to four boys. She spends a lot of time cooking to feed them and going to their sporting activities.
Kris Dickinson, M.S., OTR/L
Originally from Wichita, Kris got her bachelors from KU & her masters in OT from Western Michigan University. She has over 20 years' experience as an OT, most of those years in pediatric settings and over half in private practice. After many years of being away, she returned to Wichita and eventually opened TheraPlay Spot in June 2012 with the mission of making a positive quality-of-life difference with children and their families. Passionate about OT, she enjoys teaching parents practical strategies to make the most of therapy. Kris is also a public speaker on Sensory Processing Disorder, pediatric OT strategies, and entrepreneurship.
Our Therapy Mascot-N-Training Heidi
Our new clubhouse-in-the-woods waiting room!
Sadie is currently 6 years old. When she was two years old, she was diagnosed with a rare disease that caused her spinal cord to start rapidly dying from her tail end and up to her mid-back. To this day, Sadie is paralyzed in her hind legs, but has full mobility in her front legs. She comes to TheraPlay Spot most days with Tracey and gets around the clinic really well with her cart. Her most favorite thing is showing off her 360 degree trick in order to get treats from the kids.
Renee joined us in May 2016. She is the initial person that will greet you when you come to see us, which is a new position for those of you who remember our old clinic where there was no room for a front desk. She is a former Special Ed. para and job coach that worked in the elementary and high schools. She likes to spend time with her 8 grandchildren and of course her doggies!
Kori Turney, OT
Andrea Veenis, PT
Steph joined the team in May 2015 as the Office Manager when Melissa became the Billing Manager. She is also the Accounting/H.R. Manager. She keeps the office running, keeps Kris in line, manages the student volunteers, learns new tasks every week, all while maintaining a playful spirit to keep things lighthearted at work. She has spent most of her career days in Long Term Care, but has now flipped the switch to work in the pediatric side of things.
Katie joined the TheraPlayers in January of 2015. She has been a PT for 40 years. She went into this field to help assist people with handicaps, disabilities or injuries become as successful as possible in life and develop their physical capabilities to the upmost. Her hobbies include gardening, yoga, scrapbooking, and mentoring single women with children in Project Fresh Hope.
Amber Teal, PT
Riki has been with TheraPlay Spot since September 2012 and working in pediatrics since 2003. She graduated from Newman University and has been an OTR since 2001. Her professional passion is to help children discover the joys life has to offer and to see them live up to their potential. She loves spending time with family, K-State football, reading, and watching her favorite shows on TV.
Front Office Assistant
Logan Allen, COTA
Amber became a TheraPlayer in February 2016. She has been in this field for 14 years and received her COTA degree from Barton County Community College. She helped care for her grandmother after a stroke and was able to witness first hand the difference an OT can make. Her hobbies include attending her 4 daughters sporting/theatre/musical events and photography.
Meet the Owner
To provide personalized, experienced, and playful pediatric occupational and physical therapy services with professional integrity, so as to help extraordinary children do extra ordinary things. TheraPlay Spot also seeks to empower caregivers to promote independent functional skills in their children.
Melissa joined TheraPlay Spot in April 2013 as an Office Assistant, was promoted to Office Manager, and has worked her way up to being an effective Billing Manager. She has been handling all of the financials, including insurance billing and patient invoicing since October of 2014. If there is a money or insurance issue of any kind she is our go-to person. She has spent most of her life working as a CNA & CMA, but found her strength to be in medical billing and patient accounts. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys.
Our Physical Therapists
Riki Voth, OTR
Our Office Staff
Autumn joined the TheraPlayers in June 2017. She is currently attending WSU. She has a passion for helping people and seeing people smile. Some of her hobbies include; spending time with her daughter, listening to classic rock and painting! She has worked in the customer service field for many years and is excited to meet all of you!
Brandee Young, OTR
TheraPlay Spot Family