Clare grew up all over the country, living in 7 different states by the time she reached high school. She received a B.A. in English from Colorado State University, followed by a stint working in the hospitality industry. She went back to school for speech-language pathology, earning a second bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Colorado, followed by her M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She speaks Spanish and completed an intensive course in bilingual speech-language pathology in La Paz, Mexico. She lives in Louisville with her husband and two young children and loves reading and being outdoors (at the same time, whenever possible).
Clare is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of their special interest groups for Voice and Swallowing. She has experience across the continuum of care, including intensive/acute care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, skilled nursing, and memory care. Her specialty focus includes treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. She has extensive experience working with upper airway disorders and tracheostomy, as well as neurological conditions, particularly Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Injury.
Clare is certified in LSVT-LOUD, a research-based program addressing voice and speech changes in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions, as well as Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for assisting in strengthening the muscles used for swallowing. She loves supporting adults as they work to fulfill their highest potential in improving their communication and swallowing abilities.