Emily Thiel

Emily joined Paramount in 2022 and has a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She will be pursuing her M.A. in Forensic Psychology in January 2023. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends on Higgins Lake. Emily also loves to spend time with her dog, Marley.

Travis Indlekofer

Travis joined Paramount in 2022 and is currently in the process of obtaining his degree in Sports Managment. He has experience working with kids through coaching and sport camps. In his free time, he enjoys working out and hanging out with his friends. Travis was attracted to this field because he has always had this need to want to help kids.

Christina Warby

Christina joined Paramount in 2022 and is currently working on her Associates Degree in Accounting, youth services. In the past, she worked at a nursing home for almost 7 years. Christina has been married to the love of her life for 21 years! They have a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old. In her free time, she likes to make crafts with her Cricut Machine and diamond paintings with her daughter. Christina is a huge fan of positive reinforcement! She loves working with children and feels so happy when they learn a new skill especially if they have been working on it for a while.

Abby Hoover

Abby Hoover joined Paramount in 2022. She worked in a GSRP preschool program for 5 years and at local banks for 10 years before that. Abby is married with 2 sons and 2 dogs. In her free time, she loves to read, work on her cross-stitch project, and spend time with her family. In the summer, they love to go camping. She was attracted to the field because her son was a patient with Paramount before, and she seen so much improvement in him. She loved being a part of his progress and other children as well.

Noelle Conley

Noelle Conley joined Paramount in 2022. She was a SNF for 2 years, worked in home health, and a school district for 1 year. Noelle loves that she gets to work with patients of all ages and to see them learn tasks to increase overall happiness in the community and with their family. That is why she joined Paramount! She also loves sports and outdoor activities.

Lauren Bendel

Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Before joining Paramount in 2022, she worked at McDonald’s for almost 9 years and did an internship as a Juvenile Probate Officer at the JCC in Midland during her undergrad degree. Lauren is married with 4 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys playing video games and spending time with her family and friends. Lauren chose this job because she loves to develop relationships by helping kids in any way she can!

Keith Gilbert

Keith joined Paramount in 2022 and has an Associate Degree in Medical Transcription from Ross Medical. For the past 2 years, he has worked in an Ophthalmic Practice. He is married with two children and loves to travel. When he’s not traveling, he likes to watch college football as well as spending time with his two Scottish Terriers. Keith joined Paramount because he wanted to give back as his daughter received Physical and Occupational Therapy in the past.

Laura Bringer

Laura has an associates degree in Applied Science from Delta College. For the last 13 years, she worked in a nursing facility in Mt. Pleasant. Laura joined Paramount in August of 2022 to learn new techniques and skills. Laura has been married for over 34 years with two daughters and 2 grand puppies. She enjoys target shooting and is currently performing Cross-fit to compete in “The Murph” competition.

Leah Palm

Leah joined Paramount in September of 2022. She has worked as a behavior technician for 6 years and has been a BCBA for over 2 years now. Leah is married with 3 kids. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the U.P. and hiking. Leah chose Paramount because she loves working with kids and has always had a passion for finding creative ways to help them learn.

Claire Economou

Claire was a nanny for 13 years prior to joining Paramount in 2021. Claire was looking for a change, so she decided on ABA. She loves watching patients learn and grow and it makes her happy to see what she is doing is working. In her free time, she plays board and cards games along with going to the beach.

Mikaila Boyke

Mikaila is a certified nursing assistant who has worked in a nursing home, as a lead preschool teacher, and a nanny before joining Paramount. She likes helping others find a voice by giving people an environment where they can be confident and silly! Mikaila is a very artsy person who loves creative writing, painting, and drawing. She also loves snow boarding in the winter.

Christopher Elston

Christopher joined Paramount in 2022 and is a WQHD School Graduate. He has worked with abused and neglected children ranging from 5-15 years old in a residential setting. Chris is married and has six amazing children. He loves spending time with his family and is an avid video gamer and a soccer coach in his free time. Chris chose Paramount because of having the opportunity to enhance the patient’s life. Teaching them the skills so that they can find happiness and path in life.