Arielle Kipfer

Arielle has her CNA license and has worked in a nursing home in Midland until she switched to doing in-home care before she joined Paramount. It means a lot to her to be able to help kids grow and learn. She lives with her boyfriend and has 2 adorable dogs and 2 cats! In her free time, she loves reading while having Hot Chocolate, painting, and yoga!

Julia Tacey

Before joining Paramount, Julia worked for a different ABA Center and grew a huge love for the career. Julia loves helping people, especially little ones, needing the extra help to understand the world. She has a son named Levi and is expecting a little girl in March 2023. In her free time, she loves spending time with my family and enjoying a nice cozy movie with them. Julia also enjoys spending time outside with her family.

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.

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.

Jordyn Paul

Jordyn joined the Paramount team in 2022. She currently attends Saginaw Valley State University for neuroscience and biology. Prior to becoming a behavior technician, she worked at a rehabilitation home health clinic and as a pharmacy technician. Jordyn enjoys everything outdoors; hiking, longboarding, swimming and traveling. Her job at Paramount allows her to get involved in her community and help children develop, play, and build social skills; she loves seeing them smile!

Natalie Gillespie

Natalie joined our team in 2022. She has prior experience as a CNA in a skilled nursing home for 6 years and as a special needs paraprofessional at an elementary school. Natalie believes that our children our are future; when given a chance and a solid support system, they will do miraculous things! Natalie lives in the area with her fiance and two children. In her free time she enjoys gardening and outdoor activities with her family.

Katherine Humphress

Katherine joined the team in 2022. She has worked with children with autism for the past 10 years with prior experience as a behavior technician at another clinic in the area. Katherine lives in the area with her 3 year old son. Her job at Paramount allows her to teach children life skills and assist them in learning how to navigate the world so that they can have the best life possible. Katherine enjoys doing projects around her house and going for motocycle rides.