Enna Codekas Director - Speech
Co-Owner

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 7 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:

  • 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
  • Certified in SOS Feeding Therapy

 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 - OT
Co-Owner

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 15 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
  • Certified in SOS Feeding Therapy

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. 

Dianna Finlay
SLP - Co-Owner

Dianna Finlay is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist at Little Fin Therapies.  She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology from Molloy College in New York.  Dianna has worked in private therapy for 10 years.  She brings her experience as a clinical supervisor of SLPAs, Clinical Fellows, and Speech Grad Students to Little Fin Therapies.  Her certifications include:

 
 
Dianna has a passion for helping children and making quality therapy services accessible to the community.  She is motivated and committed to contributing positive energy and evidence-based therapy to children and families as they navigate therapy services.
 

Aside from work, Dianna enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband, dog, and baby boys: Roman & Baby Shane. 

Shane Finlay Director - Business
Co-Owner

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 kids Roman and Shane. 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 Manzo
Clinic Administrative Specialist

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.

 

Jocy Montalvo
Admin Team

Jocy Montalvo is a part of the admin team at Little Fin Therapies. Jocy has a passion for healthcare and has been working in the medical field for the past 11 years. She strives to provide the best patient experience possible and enjoys challenging herself with new opportunities. 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 her family of six, exploring the outdoors and diving into new adventures the beautiful pacific northwest has to offer.  

Debbie Jones
Clinic Administrative Support

Debbie has been with the Little Fin team from the beginning and assists in an administrative support role remotely. She holds both a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and an MBA. Debbie has 30+ years experience working in the medical field with experience ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Throughout her career, she has gained experience and expertise running an office and offering administrative support when needed.

Debbie and her husband of 30 years are enjoying retirement and extensive traveling. She enjoys serving her community with both Veterans and Caregiving Organizations. As a remote support staff member, you might just cross paths with her out on the road somewhere!

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. 

Emma Ashburn
CF-SLP

Emma is a certified Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow at Little Fin Therapies. She completed an undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology through Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. During her clinical education, Emma gained experience treating individuals across the lifespan in private practice, developmental preschool classrooms, and public schools. 

As a therapist, Emma’s passion lies in play-based, relationship-driven therapy with children and their families. She is excited to join Little Fin’s team as a clinical fellow while she pursues certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
 

Emma lives in Puyallup with her husband and their lovable dog, Sunny. During her free time, she enjoys baking sweet treats, reading books, watercolor painting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Nikki Andreotti
Lead 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. 

Brooklyn Prescott
SLPA

Brooklyn attended Columbia College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a licensed SLPA in the state of South Carolina and Washington. Her interest in speech therapy came from watching her younger brother receive speech services and instantly knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. After graduating, she started a job in a pediatric private practice located in South Carolina where she provided speech therapy services to a variety of diverse kids. Her passion for child development and feeding therapy grew during the time she spent there. She is so excited to continue to do what she loves at Little Fin Therapies. 

She lives in Seattle with her partner and her dog, Louis. Since moving to the west coast, she’s enjoyed exploring the city and making friends. Her hobbies include kayaking, traveling, finding the best bagels, and binge-watching series. 

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. 

Alison VanSkiver
OTR/L

Alison is a nationally certified occupational therapist. She obtained her master’s degree in occupational therapy degree from Colorado State University, where she completed a master’s thesis on the topic of risky play. Along with her team, she conducted research to learn how risky play opportunities impact children’s ability to assess risk in their daily lives. Alison’s OT training also included internships at an adult home health agency and an outpatient pediatric clinic in Colorado. After graduating, Alison received a position with a home health agency in Denver, Colorado, where she served children ages birth to 21 with a variety of backgrounds, diagnoses, disorders, and developmental disabilities. 

As a therapist, Alison has found a passion in helping children and families live their best lives. With an emphasis on relationship- and play-based care, she hopes to help children find activities that are meaningful to them. She is excited to work in a clinic with so many resources at hand to continue learning and growing as an OT. 

Alison lives in Tacoma with her partner. Living in Nebraska and Colorado for most of her life, she is excited to see what the coast has to offer. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, play piano, exercise at the gym, travel, and visit her friends and family back home. 

Nicole Wissbrod
Lead 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. 

Kate Perkins
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. 

Mimi Hang
COTA

Mimi Hang is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant at Little Fin Therapies. She graduated from Green River College with an Associate’s in Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2015. Her career started in the skilled nursing setting with adult rehab, however, she always had a passion working with children. Her clinical rotation at a pediatric clinic in Southern Idaho made it clear to her where she wanted to work after transitioning out of the skilled nursing setting.

Mimi lives in Puyallup with her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. In her free time, she finds comfort in scrapbooking, crafting, gardening, going on walks and playing with her kids.

Cameron Browning
COTA

Cameron graduated from Green River College in Auburn with an associate degree for an Occupational Therapy Assistant. He became interested in pursuing Occupational Therapy as a career after experiencing it earlier in life and developed a passion with working in pediatrics after working at a pediatric clinic and the Auburn school district during his time at Green River.

In his free time he enjoys hiking, cooking (especially BBQ), kayaking, and exploring new restaurants.