Meet Our Team

Natalie Cliften
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Director

Natalie is the Co-Owner of Catalyst Behavior Solutions and is the Director over our ABA Programs. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Endicott College and is currently certified as a BCBA. Before creating Catalyst, Natalie worked as a Support Coordinator and State Behaviorist for The Division of Services for People with Disabilities in Utah, and was also the Co-Founder of Apex Behavior Consulting.   Natalie has worked in numerous capacities in this field for the past 18 years, and specializes in working with adults and adolescents with autism.

Heather Blair
MS, BCBA, LBA
CMHC

Director

Heather has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing her BCBA. Heather is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and in addition to family and individual counseling, she works as a masters level behaviorist. Heather is the Director of Operations here at Catalyst, and also oversees our mental health and behavior consulting departments. She has over seven years of experience working with people with disabilities and specializes in problem behavior.

MEG WARD

Director of Human Resources and Development

Meg has been with our team since opening in 2014. Before joining the Catalyst team as an RBT and administrator, Meg had worked with children for almost 10 years as a general studies tutor, as a small business manager, and as a volunteered in numerous leadership positions within peer support groups and other non-profit organizations. Meg is one of our most dedicated and knowledgeable employees and oversees our HR department and assists in all our staff's training. She loves working with our employees and is incredibly passionate about creating the best team possible. If you're not sure who to talk to at Catalyst, go to Meg! She loves the field of ABA and mental health and looks forward to future success and continued growth at Catalyst. Meg is currently pursuing her degree in Operational Business Management and Human Resources Administration.

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Bekka Doyle
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Director of ABA Operations

Bekka graduated from Ball State with a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is currently working on a Masters in Business Administration through AMU. She manages the day to day operations of our ABA programs handling scheduling, intakes, authorizations, utilization, and billing. She has worked with children and individuals with disabilities for most of her life and is passionate about helping the children and families she works with to reach their full potential. Bekka specializes in working with individuals with severe behavior problems and adolescents and teens with autism.

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Jennifer BrighT
MS, BCaBA, LABA
ACMHC

Social Skills Manager

Jennifer graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. Jennifer is licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor, engaging in individual and family counseling. As the Social Skills Director, Jennifer helps write and create our social skills curriculum and oversees our social skills groups. Jennifer is also a Behavior Consultant and is working toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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Brigitte Ferguson
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

ABA supervisor, Academy Director

Brigitte graduated from the University of Koblenz in Germany with a Master's degree in Education with specializations in Social Work and Early Childhood Education. Brigitte is a BCBA that brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of Organization Behavior Management (OBM) and has also created an in depth training for our Registered Behavior Technicians. She has several years of experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities, and has a strong background in Functional Assessment and behavior reduction.

Valerie Gunther
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Behavior Consultant

Valerie Gunther is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has a double Masters degree including a Masters in Education from Montana State University. Valerie provides behavior consultation under the DHS contract, serving System of Care and Foster Care families throughout Utah. Before joining Catalyst, Valerie worked in the field in various other states including Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Valerie has worked with adults and children with disabilities for the past 14 years.

Meagan Mickelsen
MSW, M.Ed

Behavior Consultant

Meagan has graduate degrees in Social Work from Walla Walla University, along with a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Endicott College. Meagan works as a Masters level behaviorist and she is currently pursuing her BCBA. Meagan has over ten years of experience working with individuals with a wide variety disabilities, but specializes in those with severe behavior problems or mental illness.

Kenon Wakefield
MA

Behavior Consultant

Kenon graduated from Brigham Young University, with an undergraduate degree in Human Development.  She later completed a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Kenon worked as a youth counselor in the juvenile justice system for several years.  After taking a break to raise 5 children, Kenon started working as a behavior consultant three years ago and is currently pursuing her BCBA.  

Cortney Cargeeg

Supervisor in Training

Cortney graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Child Development. She is currently working towards her Masters of Psychology Applied Behavior Analysis at Capella University and will be pursuing her BCBA. Cortney is a Registered Behavior Technician and Supervisory Assistant and has been working in the field of ABA for over 4 years. Before joining Catalyst, Cortney worked in San Diego in an autism preschool as well as providing community-based ABA services to individuals between the ages of 5 and 22 years old.

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Our RBT’s

Catalyst’s team of Registered Behavior Technicians are highly trained and certified in Applied Behavior Analysis. They provide behavioral interventions in home, community, and school settings and use ABA interventions to teach communication, social, and daily living skills and reduce problematic behaviors. Catalyst RBT’s receive extensive ongoing on-the-job training in the areas of data collection procedures, implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction interventions, and the principles and procedures of behavior analysis.

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Brittany Ovalle
LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Brittany graduated from Utah State University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family and Human Development with an emphasis in Family and Community Services. She later attended the University of Utah, and earned a master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Mental Health Therapist at Catalyst Behavior Solutions.

Mallory Boegler

Mallory Boegler
M.Ed 

Behavior Consultant

Mallory graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently enrolled in Arizona State University Master of Education Applied Behavior Analysis program. She is projected to graduate in December 2019. Mallory is working towards become a Board-Certified Behavior Analysts. Mallory has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for 8 years ranging from a special education teacher, a group home manager, and presently a Behavior Consultant for adults and children with developmental disabilities.

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209 E Gordon Ave Suite 4, Layton, Utah 84041

Email: catalystbehaviorinfo@gmail.com

ABA Intake and General Info:  801-549-8821

Mental Health and Behavior Consulting:  801-682-7147

School, Parent, or Community Training:  801-918-4710

Billing Questions:  801-200-1547