About Us

Occupational Therapists

All of our occupational therapists are board certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and licensed within the state of Texas. ​

Our entire occupational therapy team is skilled in treating the following areas of concern: sensory processing disorder/differences, dysgraphia and handwriting, motor coordination difficulties, developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, fine and visual motor skills, and neurological impairments. Additionally, several of our therapists specialize in treating the following: sensory feeding, oral motor feeding, bottle and breastfeeding difficulties, adaptive equipment, and functional vision difficulties.

Samantha Gauthier, COTA, Team Lead

Samantha graduated from Austin Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. She completed her clinical rotations in an acute hospital, inpatient rehabilitation hospital, and outpatient pediatric clinic.  While working at the pediatric clinic, Samantha developed a passion for helping children and their families. Samantha thrives on assisting children to develop the tools to navigate life’s challenges to their highest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two huskies, camping, socializing with friends and dining out.

Carolyn King, OTR, M.S. Occupational Therapist, Clinic Manager

Carolyn received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She completed her clinical rotation at Big Sky Pediatric Therapy under the supervision of Caren Arnold and joined the Big Sky team upon her completion of school. Carolyn is passionate about collaborating with the families in her care to achieve the highest level of results possible for each child. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going out on the lake and walking her dogs.

Specialty Certifications: Astronaut Training


Brooke Weber, OTR, M.S. Occupational Therapist

Brooke received both her BA in child development and MS in occupational therapy from Tufts University in Boston. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings such as early intervention, public and private schools, pediatric acute care, and community-based programs. She is passionate about working with children with dyslexia and executive functioning difficulties and loves to incorporate her theater background into therapeutic practice. Brooke is also trained in treating sensory-based pediatric feeding disorders and in Astronaut Training, a vestibular-visual therapeutic protocol. In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, drawing, and traveling. 

Specialty Certifications: Astronaut Training


Jane Perrin Mayer, OTD, OTR Occupational Therapist

Jane Perrin graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Gardner-Webb University while she was a member of the D1 soccer program. She then earned her doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed her clinical rotations in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, outpatient pediatric clinic, and completed her Capstone at a private school. She has worked in an outpatient pediatric clinic and public/private schools. Growing up, Jane Perrin enjoyed working with children by leading summer camps, teaching swim team, and babysitting. Jane Perrin loves building relationships with families and believes in the importance of family-centered care. She finds fulfillment in guiding children to reach their full potential and success in everyday activities. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends/family, exercising, traveling, and trying new restaurants. 

Kim Strickland, OTR, ATP, M.S. Occupational Therapist

Kim received her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and her MS in occupational therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. She has worked in a variety of hospital settings including inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, mental health and a hospital for medically fragile children. She also has extensive experience as a school based therapist including Eanes ISD. She has a particular passion for using low tech and high tech strategies to assist those children who struggle with the writing process or who are emerging writers. In her non-professional life she finds fulfillment in the joys of parenting two sons, traveling with her husband, reading, attending the theater and volunteering as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children who have been abused or neglected. She also has a fondness for silly puns and Broadway show tunes.

Specialty Certifications: ATP (Assitive Technology Professional) issued by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of America (RESNA)

Laurie Hebert, OTR, B.S. Occupational Therapist

Laurie graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2001. She has worked with both adults and children in home health, school, and outpatient pediatric clinic settings. Laurie has a special interest in mindfulness and loves using her aerial yoga hammock in sessions. She is also a Martha Beck-trained life coach with a passion for coaching parents of children with special needs. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, hiking, soaking up the Austin music scene, and spoiling her cat, Dwight. 

Specialty Certifications: Level 2 Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga & Mindfulness instructor, Martha Beck trained life coach. 

Haley Arnette, COTA

Haley received her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Tyler Junior College. While in school, Haley experienced clinical placements in a school setting, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. She found her passion for working with children through her background as a camp counselor, babysitter, and behavioral technician. Haley is eager and passionate about being a part of each child and family’s pursuit of reaching their specific goals. In her free time, Haley likes to go for runs at Zilker, cook healthy meals, serve in the special needs ministry at her church, and spend time in laughter with friends & family.