Enna Codekas Director - Speech Therapy

Enna Codekas is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist at Little Fin Therapies. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University in Michigan and obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Washington State University.  Upon finishing her schooling, Enna has worked in private therapy for 5 years and in the Tacoma School District for 2 years.  She has gained additional experience as a clinical supervisor of SLPAs, Clinical Fellows, and Speech Graduate Students. She has also used her skill sets in a position as clinic director of a private pediatric facility. Her certifications include:

 Enna’s choice to become a speech language pathologist came from her love of teaching children. Her interest in speech pathology began when she was 15 years old caregiving for a child who had a stuttering disorder. Her love of helping children grew from there and led her on the path to where she is today.

 Enna lives in Tacoma with her husband, Michael, her step-son, Cannon, and two bunnies, Sophie and Cinnamon Bun. Her enjoyments include hiking, camping, biking, baking, gardening, and archery.

Enna Codekas is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist at Little Fin Therapies. After living in England for two years, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University in Michigan and obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Washington State University.  Upon finishing her schooling, Enna has worked in private therapy for 5 years and in the Tacoma School District for 2 years.  She has gained additional experience as a clinical supervisor of SLPAs, Clinical Fellows, and Speech Grad Students. She has also used her skill sets in a position as clinic director of a private pediatric facility. Her certifications include:
  • Nationally Certified Speech Language Pathologist-Certificate of Clinical Competence,
     American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, State of Washington
  • Washington State Educational Staff Associate
Enna’s choice to become a speech language pathologist came from her love of teaching children. Her interest in speech pathology began when she was 15 years old caregiving for a child who had a stuttering disorder. Her love of helping children grew from there and led her on the path to where she is today. Enna lives in Tacoma with her husband, Michael, her step-son, Cannon, and two bunnies, Sophie and Cinnamon Bun. Her enjoyments include hiking, camping, biking, baking, gardening, and archery.

Marissa Johnson Director - Occupational Therapy

Marissa Johnson is a nationally certified occupational therapist at Little Fin Therapies. She has lived within the Seattle-Tacoma area for the majority of her life, and obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Puget Sound. While she has worked in a wide range of settings, she has specialized in pediatric therapy since early on in her 13 year career, and has a background working within the school district and early intervention settings, as well as within various outpatient clinics. She has gained additional experience as a clinical supervisor of OTs, COTAs, and OT students.

Her certifications include:

  • Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, through NBCOT
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Washington
  • Washington State Educational Staff Associate

Marissa lives in University Place with her three children, Addison, Quinton, and Theodore, and her English Mastiff, Finley. Her hobbies include include various forms of art and enjoying time with friends and family. 

Shane Finlay Director - Business Operations

Shane Finlay obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International and Comparative Legal Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Post-graduation, Shane was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer and served on active duty for six years, spending most of his time posted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In 2018, Shane left the military and he and his wife Dianna decided to make Puget Sound their permanent home. Shane expanded his professional skills in both business and tech by working for a top Seattle tech company. Shane’s commitment to service for others is his motivation for applying both his leadership and business experience to support Little Fin Therapies and the local community.

Shane lives in Puyallup with his wife Dianna, dog Corona, and baby Roman. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and working out.  

Daisy Maldonado
Clinic Administrator

Daisy Maldonado is a part of the admin team at Little Fin Therapies. In 2016, she attended Meditec where she obtained her Medical Billing Certificate in San Diego, CA. Daisy has been working in healthcare for the past seven years and strives to provide the best patient experience possible. She is honored to be a part of this journey working with Little Fin Therapies. 

When she’s not in the office, she’s spending time with friends, camping, cooking, kickboxing, and walking the waterfront with her dog, Jax.

 

Lena Duong
Admin Team

Lena Duong is a part of the admin team at Little Fin Therapies. She graduated from Green River College with an associate’s degree in business management. Lena has been working in the healthcare field for well over two years and always had the passion for helping those that need it. She believes every child deserves compassionate excellent patient care, whether it’s their first time here or hundredth.

Besides being the second oldest out of nine kids, Lena has a heart for working with children and has always been surrounded by them. She is looking forward to continue working with Little Fin Therapies as we expand and help even more kids.

Outside of work, Lena loves going out into the wilderness on hikes and off roading, eating unique cuisine from all over the world, and traveling to new places.

 

Morgan DiGiovanni
SLP

Morgan is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist at Little Fin Therapies. She completed a post-baccalaureate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders through Montana State University. Morgan then went on to obtain her masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Western Michigan University. Her certifications include:

  • Nationally Certified Speech Language-Pathologist-Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, State of Washington

Her desire to become a speech-language pathologist came about during undergraduate experiences working with kids with developmental delays and forming relationships with their families. Following her graduation from Western Michigan University, Morgan has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a pediatric private therapy clinic and in a an outpatient children’s hospital. Here she gained experience working with children of varying ages, collaborated and co-treated with other disciplines and solidified her passion for working with children and their families. She is passionate about play-based, relationship driven therapy and believes in the importance of empowering families to become their child’s greatest advocate. 

Morgan and her husband live in Tacoma with their cat, Rudy. In her free time, Morgan enjoys running, mountain biking, exploring the Pacific Northwest and making Kombucha. 

Nikki Andreotti
SLPA

Nikki is a certified Speech Language Pathology Assistant at Little Fin Therapies. Nikki has over a year experience working in a private outpatient pediatric clinic. Nikki attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a Communication Disorder and Science Major and a Special Education Minor.

In high school, Nikki worked one on one with preschools and closely with students who had speech delays. Because of this work, Nikki developed her interest in speech therapy. During her time in college, Nikki continued her work in preschools as a volunteer; providing assistance to students with varying disabilities.

In her free time, Nikki enjoys hiking, taking pure barre classes and going back home to Oregon to spend time with her family, especially her nephew Jackson and niece Raelynn.

Annalise Brown
C-SLPA

Annalise is a nationally certified and licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant at Little Fin Therapies. She completed her Bachelors of Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at Stockton University in New Jersey. Her certifications include:

  • American Speech and Hearing Association Speech Language Pathologist Assistant Certification
  • Speech Language Pathologist Assistant License, Washington State
 

During and after that time, while focusing on behavior/communication with continuing professional development, Annelise worked as an Assistant Teacher in Public, private and specialized schools in New Jersey. As an Assistant Manager, she also worked in the social services setting. 

Annalise gained familiarity with a variety of age ranges, diverse backgrounds, diagnoses, disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities. She especially enjoyed being creative within the preschool setting alongside toddlers to aid when language is emerging, challenging behaviors are present and social/emotional skills are being developed.

She went on to complete her clinician hours at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s SLPA program before moving to Washington State. Annelise participated in an early literacy study on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and conducted English Language Learning (ELL) testing in a remote village in Kotlik, Alaska.

Annalise loves to travel, create arts/crafts, volunteer for a variety of organizations, read, take voice lessons, and especially horseback ride. 

Paige Kensil
OTR/L

Paige Kensil is a nationally certified and licensed occupational therapist at Little Fin Therapies. She moved to Washington in 2017 to obtain her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Puget Sound. Paige has worked in outpatient clinics since becoming an occupational therapist. She previously worked as a contracted Registered Behavior Technician in public schools in California. Her previous work experiences include working with children of all ages, as well as adults with special needs.

Her certifications include:
Nationally Certified Occupational Therapist, through NBCOT
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Washington

Paige lives in Tacoma with her partner and their two dogs, Chloe and Scout. Her hobbies include reading, baking, traveling, and doing yoga.

Erica Petru
OTR/L

Erica is a nationally certified occupational therapist. She has been working in outpatient pediatrics ever she she obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. Before becoming an OT, Erica worked for several years in Seattle Public Schools both in general education and special education settings. These experiences inspired her to pursue a career in occupational therapy with a goal of helping children better access their physical and social environment. Erica’s OT training included internships at the VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina and Castro Valley Unified School District in California. 

As a therapist, Erica strives to collaborate with children and families to make OT services fun, meaningful, and productive. She is certified in infant massage instruction, and enjoys working with people of all ages, from infants adults. 

Erica lives in Tacoma with her partner and their dog, Charlie. During her free time she enjoys riding and fixing up bicycles, collaging, listening to music and curling up with a good book. 

Nicole Wissbrod
COTA

Nicole Wissbrod is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant at Little Fin Therapies. Nicole graduated from Green River College with an associates in Occupational Therapy Assistance. She developed her passion for working with children with disabilities in high school when she worked as a volunteer para tutor for children with special needs and as a daycare assistant. She has experience working in school districts helping children develop fine motor skills and increasing social emotional regulation.

Nicole lives in Maple Valley and loves spending time with friends and family. In her free time she enjoys going on walks, cooking and watching movies. 

Megan Bearden
COTA

Megan is a nationally certified and licensed occupational therapy assistant at Little Fin Therapies. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Megan and her husband moved from Texas to Washington in 2016. She attended PIMA Medical Institute to acquire her Associates degree in Occupational Therapy. 

While attending PIMA Medical Institute, Megan worked as a gymnastics instructor for children with various disabilities/diagnoses from three months to twelve years of age. Following graduation, Megan worked in adult neuro/trauma inpatient rehabilitation at Harborview Medical Center for two and a half years. Although she enjoyed adult rehabilitation, Megan wanted to get back to her passion of working with children. She is excited to assist children and their families to achieve their goals at Little Fin Therapies. 

Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, serving at her church, playing the violin, crocheting, and hiking with friends. 

Shea Shochat
COTA

Shea Shochat is a nationally certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She graduated in 2019 with an Associates Degree at Spokane Falls Community College. Shea has been practicing Occupational Therapy in a pediatric setting for over a year.

Before starting school, Shea worked in art galleries and nannied for families around New York City. She loved the experience of helping children figure out the word around them as they grew, which led her to pursue pediatrics as a career.

Shea lives in Tacoma with her husband and 3 year old daughter. She loves taking walks, watching movies, and cooking in her spare time. 

Lauren Kangas
COTA

Lauren Kangas is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Little Fin Therapies. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Renton with an Associates degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to going to school, she worked as a daycare assistant in Seattle for 2 years working with kids ranging from preschool age all the way up to 5th grade. She led weekly activity groups including arts and crafts and sports. After graduating, she worked at at Skilled Nursing Facility for 1 year but wanted to get back to her passion of working with kids. 

Lauren lives in Lacey and in her free time enjoys going on walks, going to the beach, watching movies and hanging out with friends.