Kayt discovered her passion for working with people who have disabilities during her undergraduate studies at Texas State, where she majored in Psychology. She was introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by a friend and she became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) while in college. Kayt fell in love with the positive effects that good ABA had on her clients and their families. Kayt realized soon after graduating that providing services to people in need was her passion and she decided to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Kayt is currently enrolled in an online program at the University of Cincinnati and will graduate May 2020 with a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Kayt intends to sit for her BCBA exam in late 2020.

As Kayt grew in her career in the field of ABA, her passion for providing quality therapy offered her the opportunity to take on the role of training other RBTs and ensuring that high quality services are being provided to children and their families. As a result of this experience, Kayt realized that she is passionate about developing therapists in a way that helps them become the best that can be, and in turn, increases the bandwidth of quality therapy being provided to clients and families. Kayt has experience building and leading teams of RBTs and has been on The Next Step Academy team since November 2019.

As Clinical Operations Manager(COM), Kayt leads the direct service team in a manner that produces high quality therapeutic education and exceptional customer service to our clients.