Jennifer Wilger, M.A.

As Executive Director, Jennifer guides TGS’ collaboration with community partners for research, current program planning, and future organizational development.

Abigail O’Loughlin, M.A., BCBA

As Director of Socio-Academic Program, Abbey brings her insights gained from supporting the social-emotional needs of students to the big picture of TGS’ organizational development.

Lea Anne Paskvalich, B.A.

As Director of Admissions & Public Relations, Lea Anne brings over 16 years of experience working and volunteering in the field of autism and education. This experience allows her to connect with parents and the community on a deeper level.

Polly Dana, M.A.

Polly has a diverse background in education. She has been part of the development of two small independent high schools in California and Florida.

Amy Thrasher, M.A., CCC-SLP

As clinical faculty in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, Amy’s focus has been early childhood communication development, with a particular interest in social communication and peer interaction.

Mandy Henderson, B.A., MHP

Mandy is passionate about working with teenagers and young adults with ASD. Through her work she strives to form meaningful relationships with kids and their families, and help lead them toward the achievement of a more fulfilling life.

Maura Seidel, B.S., RBT

Maura has worked with individuals with learning and developmental disabilities in Colorado for eight years. She has worked with mild to severe children on the autism spectrum between the ages 6-18 both in center and home-based programs.

Nicole Stutte, M.S.W.

Nicole believes in leading students on creative ventures that increase their confidence and tolerance, and develop their ability to persevere through interesting challenges and group work.

Ryan Pearse, M.Ed

Since 2001, Ryan has taught middle and high school students in a variety of charter, private, and special education settings. Ryan brings skills in curriculum development and differentiation, and a love of the unique middle school mind.

Sean Rothermel, B.A.

Sean has a genuine passion for teaching, and in particular for helping students with ASD grow and mature as learners. At TGS, he gets to put his unique blend of skills and experiences into practice as the lead teacher for students’ daily Phoenix period.