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Our Pace Team
     
 

MeMe Smith M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner/SLP

MeMe founded PTC in 2004 out of a desire to provide quality pediatric therapy services in our local area. She is passionate about working with children and their families in order to help each child reach their full potential. Her love of working with children began at the start of her career after receiving both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Florida State University. MeMe enjoys all aspects of language, speech and feeding therapy, and loves to collaborate with other therapists and health professionals. MeMe and her husband Joe have been married since 1996 and have two sons. MeMe enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, drinking coffee, volunteering at her church and Florida State football (Go Noles!).


 

Julie Butler M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead Therapist

Julie joined PTC when it was established in August 2004. She is originally from Alabaster, AL and attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where she earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. She has special interests in early language development, parent training, and feeding therapy. Julie loves working with children and seeing them grow and progress. She also loves supervising new therapists, as well as collaborating with, and learning from other therapists and health professionals. She has been married to Brian since 1992 and they have two daughters. Julie enjoys traveling, shopping, coffee, the beach, and attending Alabama football games when possible.


 

Kassidy Williams M.S., CCC-SLP

Kassidy is from the small town of Cottonwood, Alabama and received her Masters degree in 2017 from the University of South Alabama. She began working at PTC in 2019. Kassidy enjoys traveling, serving on mission trips, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out at coffee shops. Kassidy believes we were all created for a purpose, and her hope is that she can help children find their purpose by providing them with resources to communicate effectively. Including the whole family in the therapy process is also important to her. Kassidy has a special interest in early language development, feeding disorders, bilingual populations, oral motor planning, Autism, and articulation disorders. She aspires to be a bilingual SLP and can currently speak at a conversational Spanish level.


 

Katie Toole M.S., CCC-SLP

Katie is a Pensacola native who graduated with her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Alabama in 2018. She loves traveling, baking, and spending time with her family. She has always loved helping children learn and taught for four years before becoming a SLP. Katie enjoys working with children on a variety of skills including language, articulation, and feeding. She strives to provide fun and functional therapy in a structured and caring environment.


 

Amanda Ammons M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda graduated from Florida State University in 2010 and began her career at PTC that same year. She loves to travel and has been to remote villages in both Nicaragua and Africa to do mission work and helped establish an orphanage, feeding program, and a Christian school. Amanda enjoys working with toddlers and young children in a variety of areas, including: feeding therapy, vocabulary expansion, speech sound sequencing training, articulation therapy, improved language comprehension, and voice and resonance. She also loves to work with young children as well as teens on adequate social/pragmatic language skills. 


 

Andrea Hagar OTR/L

Andrea grew up in Foley, Al and graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Masters Degree in occupational therapy. Andrea has been with PTC since April 2014. She and her husband have been married since 2011 and have a daughter and a son. Andrea believes that every child is an individual and deserves to be treated as one. She especially enjoys working with children with sensory integration challenges and has a special interest in reflex integration.


 

Nikki Watkins PT, DPT

Nikki is a Pensacola native and received her clinical doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. Nikki enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband and two children. She believes in improving physical potential and function to maximize independence in home, school, and the community through play and fun, enjoyable therapy.


 

Debbie Guzouskis
Administrative Staff - Pace

Debbie has been with PTC since 2013 and handles all of our insurance billing. She has been married to Mike for 24 years and they have two sons. Their oldest son is serving our Country as a United States Marine, and their youngest son is in elementary school and is very involved in numerous sports. Debbie is a proud Marine mom!!!


 

Kelley Breland
Administrative Staff - Pace

Kelley has been with PTC since 2008 and has an amazing memory, which helps when she verifies insurance and handles referrals! She has been married to Joe since 1989 and they have a son, daughter, son-in-law and three precious grandchildren, which she loves to spend time with.


 

Lisa Kimball
Administrative Staff - Pace

Lisa is the first person you will talk to when you call our office and she has been with PTC since 2016. She and her husband have five children combined ranging from 14 to 23 years of age. Lisa is a busy mother and wife and enjoys traveling with her husband.


Our Crestview Team

 

Nikki Justice M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead SLP

Nikki is an Ohio native who graduated with her Bachelors in Biology in 2011 and Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 from the University of Kentucky.  She enjoys knitting and crocheting, playing piano, and watching Kentucky basketball (Go Cats!).  She lives in Crestview with her dog, and her immediate family loves to visit from their homes in Kentucky.  Nikki joined the Pediatric Therapy Center team in July 2014 and has a special interest in pediatric feeding disorders.  Her therapy philosophy includes integrating speech, language, and feeding skills into functional activities, as well as collaborating with other therapies to encourage carryover of skills into a variety of settings.


 

Janelle King M.S., CCC-SLP
Lead SLP

Janelle is a Freeport native who graduated with her Bachelors in 2007 and Masters in 2009 both in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University. She enjoys salsa and ballroom dancing, cooking/baking, sports, traveling, and crafting. She also enjoys spending time with her family who reside in the local area. Janelle joined the Pediatric Therapy Center team in September 2013 and has a special interest in phonological awareness and pre-reading skills, as well as augmentative communication.


 

Nicole Munn M.S., CCC-SLP

Nicole is a Niceville native and graduated with her masters from the University of Florida in 2013. She and her husband have a precious little boy and she enjoys DIY projects, digital/graphic design, boating/fishing, reading, movies, sports, and playing guitar. Nicole has a special interest in early intervention and emerging communicators. Her goal is to help children reach their fullest communicative potential by using evidence-based practice and compassionate care.


 

Paige Stone, SLPA

Paige is originally from Nebraska and graduated with her Bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska in 2014. She loves working with early language development, social communication, and speech sound disorders. She feels that the integration of multiple modalities is a key component to achieving success in both learning and development. Paige enjoys crafting, baking, traveling, spending time with family, babysitting and dog sitting.


 

Linda Arterburn
Administrative Staff - Crestview

Linda has been married to her husband Chris for 35 years. They met in England while Linda was serving in the British Royal Air Force and Chris was in the military. They have two children and four grandchildren that they love to travel and spend time with. Linda enjoys sewing, scrapbooking and shopping in her spare time.