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Our Pace Team

MeMe Smith M.S., CCC-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. 


Ashley Stefka, OTR/L

Ashley, a Florida native, is originally is from Milton and went to school at the University of South Alabama. She graduated with her Masters degree in 2020 and joined PTC right after graduation. Ashley enjoys baking and relaxes by watching movies and television shows. Ashley’s therapy philosophy is to develop self-confidence and independence in children that will last into adulthood. Working with children is her love and she has a particular interest in sensory processing and sensory integration skills.


Alison Morris, MS CF-SLP

Alison is from Mobile, AL and attended the University of South Alabama where she earned her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2018 and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2020. Alison joined our team in 2020 and has a special interest in early language and feeding therapy, but most of all just wants to help kids grow and progress in their skills the best way that she can. Alison’s goal is to never stop growing as a therapist and to provide therapy that’s both functional and enjoyable. Alison also works at both the Pace and Crestview clinics. When she is not working, Alison loves spending time with her fiancé and daughter, eating good food, drinking coffee, and going to the beach.


Kimberly Cleveland, DPT

Kimberly is originally from Pennsylvania and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 from Daeman College. Kim worked as a traveling therapist for seven years, most recently living and working in Hawaii. Kim and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time with family. As someone who loves to travel, Kim has been to all 50 states, 11 countries and counting! Kim enjoys working with children who are on the autism spectrum, have Down syndrome or other types of genetic disorders, and seeing the progress they make in therapy. 


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 four precious grandchildren, which she loves to spend time with.


Courtney Price
Administrative Staff - Pace

Courtney joined PTC in 2020 and is the first person you see when you walk in the door. Courtney, a Pensacola native, graduated from the University of West Florida in 2017 with a degree in hospitality. Her sweet disposition and they way she interacts with our families is a great asset to our front office. Courtney enjoys traveling to Disney with her family (especially her nieces), the beach, good food and coffee. She also loves to exercise and dance, and once won a hip-hop dance battle!


Debbie Guzouskis
Administrative Staff - Crestview

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 attends Pace schools and is very involved in numerous sports. Debbie is a proud Marine mom!!!

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.


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.