Kimberly Alquist, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP
Certified Hand Therapist / Clinic Owner
Kimberly has over 30 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy, hand therapy in both the pediatric and adult populations. She is a UW graduate, with affiliations in pediatrics, psychiatry, physical disabilities, and orthopedic hand rehabilitation.
She uses an eclectic technique involving her training in modalities, splinting, myofascial release, acute surgical rehabilitation, overuse syndrome intervention, NDT, SI, functional vision development, and oral-motor development. She is also a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner. She specializes in custom splinting, positioning and casting. During down-time, she likes to spend time with her sons and husband.
Lisa has worked at Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy since 2015. Lisa graduated from Bellevue College and attended Western Washington University with the intention of pursuing a career in Social Services. Instead she acquired her Real Estate license and worked as an agent in the family real estate business until moving on into Finance and Human Resources. She can be found in the Pediatric Clinic with her 10-key close at hand—multiple projects on her desk and ready to share a laugh.
She is a native to the Seattle area, having grown up in Issaquah and living in Bellevue in recent years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, travel, gardening, reading and walks with her three-year old Husky “Hailey.”
Hands Front Desk Manager
Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science Integrated Physiology from Pacific University in 2015. She has worked in rehabilitation clinics since 2008 while going through school. She has plans for future skill development by earning her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Pediatric Lead Front Desk Coordinator
Sharon is a native of the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Eugene, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science in Institution Management and Dietetics with a Business Minor in 1981 from OSU. Following her graduation, Sharon worked at Pacific NW Bell, now CenturyLink. She left the business world to raise her daughter and son. She loves customer service, serving children and their parents, and being part of a work community where there is always something new to learn. Sharon enjoys reading, walks with her friends, involvement in her church community, and time spent with her family and friends.
Pediatric Front Desk Associate
Aysen enjoys meeting and working with the families of Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy. She is the mother of a 20 year old son who is studying in Pasadena CA. Aysen has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 years, and is in transition to a new career.
She has lived all over the world, including Turkey and Hawaii and is happy to call the Pacific Northwest her home for 16 years. Aysen loves the outdoors and is a Community Centered Herbalist. She loves to travel, most recently having the opportunity to go to Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. If you have stories of your travels, Aysen would love to hear them. At BPHT, she is grateful to be a part of a team that brings help and hope to families.
Cary was born in Kansas and grew up in Chicago. He was inspired to enter the Medical Billing and Coding field following a car accident that required him to navigate the insurance system. Ironically, while in school, he needed Double Coronary Bypass Surgery.
In his free time, Cary enjoys cooking, relaxing and watching any odd movie he can find on Netflix. He has two dogs, a Siberian husky and a Dalmatian, that are both rescue animals from the Portland area.
Adalei graduated from Whitworth University in 2017 with a degree in Health Science and a minor in Psychology. She worked as a Therapy Aide at Spokane Occupational and Hand Therapy before moving westward and accepting a position at BPHT.
Adalei is excited to be a part of the BPHT team and to provide quality patient care to the Bothell Community. In the future, she hopes to get into a graduate program for Occupational Therapy and become a practitioner herself.
Megan grew up in Lynnwood and studied Elementary Education at Whitworth University. After graduating, she moved back to the west side of the state and taught 1st grade in the Lake Washington School District for two years.
She then got a job doing ABA therapy for kids with autism where she developed a love for working with kids with special needs. Outside of work, Megan loves to travel, play sports and board games, and spend time outside in the sunshine (when the NW weather cooperates)!
Lynda was born and raised in New Jersey. and relocated to Washington State in 2005. Her career in the medical field began as a front desk receptionist in a pediatric primary care clinic. Her desire to learn more about the medical field and insurance led her to a technical college for Medical Billing and Coding. After graduating college and working in the field for three months, Lynda was asked to return as the Lead Medical Billing & Coding Instructor. To challenger herself more, Lynda became a Certified Professional Coder.
She has been with Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy since 2014. She loves the challenges associated with billing for rehabilitation services and enjoys the wins that come along in this diverse field of insurance. Lynda has one son, a dog named Gage and a cat named Oreo. In her free time she enjoys doing puzzles, going on day trips, playing softball, and being a mom.
Desirae has been in the Seattle area since 1980. She joined the Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy team in December 2018. She brings with her experience and understanding of working for both providers and insurance carriers. Her area of expertise is billing, coding, eligibility, and patient care advocacy.
Her education and degree is focused on Health Information Technology. Desirae maintains a strong commitment to patient satisfaction and wellness. Her goal is to help bring patient awareness and understanding within the financial side of the healthcare community. Desirae has a fun-loving, caring, and patient-first attitude. She enjoys music, singing, traveling, road trips and the fresh air of the great outdoors.
Diana is a professional marketer, former reflexologist, and alternative healthcare advocate. Before coming to BPHT, she was the Owner and Client Services Director of Alternative Health Marketing, a values-driven marketing agency serving holistic practitioners who want to make a positive impact on the world.
In her previous career, Diana was a nationally-certified reflexologist with a practice in Woodinville, and also served as the Office Manager for an integrative medicine practice in Redmond.
Diana is a native of the Pacific Northwest and in her free time she enjoys doing yoga, art, crafting, napping with her cat, or enjoying nature with her husband, two adult children, and friends.