Born, raised and educated in the UK, Billie McKee emigrated, with her husband and two children, to Florida in 1993. Upon moving to Texas in 1997, she began working as a substitute teacher in her local school district and discovered a passion for working with children with special needs. This passion was recognized by several of the schools and resulted in a full time position with the Special Education program in various roles over a number of years. Before her relocation to Houston, Billie was the Operations Director of an ABA Center in the DFW area and initially joined the Next Step Academy as Lauren's assistant and is now the Business Manager. Billie understands the way autism affects the whole family and is passionate about finding ways to help.