Kimberly Alquist, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP
Clinic Owner/ Certified Hand Therapist
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. Kimberly currently serves as an advisor and mentor, and co-treats patients with our staff hand therapists. 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.”
Amy is a native of the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Shelton and Marysville, WA. She received her Medical Billing Degree at Eton Technical Institute in 2000, and has worked in the physical therapy, chiropractic and medical field for the past 20 years. Amy’s expertise includes business operations, patient services, insurance billing, front and back office management, and customer satisfaction.
When Amy was young she wanted to be either an accountant or a vet. She has always been good with numbers and loves animals of any kind. Amy is a self-professed Wayfair and Hobby Lobby junkie, who loves decorating her home and anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Granite Falls with her boyfriend, two kids and three dogs: Gus, Pongo and Roo. In her spare time, she loves traveling around the U.S. and spending time with her seven nieces and nephews and family.
Hand Clinic Office 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.
Pediatric Front Desk Associate
Tami was born & raised in Washington State. She has 10 years of experience in patient intake & medical front office in the pediatric healthcare industry.
Most recently she served as Patient Coordinator on the intake team at Seattle Childrens Hospital Homecare.
She enjoys working at BP&HT with supportive coworkers and interacting with all of our wonderful patients their families.
Tami is the proud mom of 2 girls & 2 boys. She loves music, family game nights, exploring our beautiful Puget Sound beaches and rooting on the Seattle Seahawks!
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)!
Erika graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. She has worked with children in many settings, including substitute teaching, at a kids culinary arts academy, as a camp counselor and a nanny.
Additionally, Erika worked as a Rehab Technician in a PT setting where she helped support patients on their journey to recovery. She has also interned at an OT hippotherapy (horse therapy) clinic in Bellingham, and fell in love with it!
In her free time, Erika loves traveling, reading, skiing, bonfires and BBQs in the summer, biking, horseback riding, painting and drawing, and listening to podcasts. She has a pocket-sized Yorkshire Terrier puppy who she adores.
Erika’s goal is to become an Occupational Therapist, and she is currently taking prerequisites and applying for the MS programs in Fall 2020.
Kristen grew up in the Pacific Northwest, then earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University in California. She first shadowed an Occupational Therapist while studying abroad in South Africa and has wanted to pursue OT since then.
After graduating college, Kristen worked at a respite care center for children with intellectual disabilities in Washington DC. After moving back to Washington State, she served at Seattle Children’s as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. In this role, she worked alongside doctors, nurses, OTs, and psychiatrists teaching kids coping skills, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation through group sessions.
Kristen is excited to now be in the OT Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She can be found in the BPHT Hand Clinic serving as a Therapy Aide.
In her free time, she loves hiking, cooking, and going for walks and bike rides with her dog and husband.
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.