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.
Leo is originally from Los Angeles and has been living in Seattle for the last 3 years. He attended Independence University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management.
Leo has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He served as a nursing assistant, therapy aide, healthcare biller, and manager. Leo is currently pursuing his MBA in healthcare management at Colorado Technical University online.
As an essential part of the BPHT team, his goal is to ensure a high level of customer service to the patients and families we serve. In his free time Leo loves to spend time with his daughters, hiking, and swimming.
Pediatric Operations Manager
Misty is originally from Virginia, but grew up and went to school in Monroe, WA. She attended Eton Technical Institute and graduated in 2001 with a certification in Medical billing. Since graduating, she’s learned billing and insurance for multiple healthcare fields including family practice, dental, obstetric and ophthalmology.
She took a break from the medical field, when she and her husband owned a franchise of four Alphy’s Pizza restaurants for several years. Misty later decided that was not where her future lay, so she returned to the medical field. As an important part of the BPHT team, she’s passionate about ensuring a high level of customer service to our patients and their families.
In her free time, Misty loves hanging out with her husband, two teenage girls and their two dogs, and coaching her girls’ rec volleyball team during their off season.
Debbie has lived in Bothell for over 40 years. She attended Bothell High School then served in a variety of jobs, including 8 years as a massage therapist and 20 years working for the cities of Bellevue, Kenmore, and Bothell.
She recently received her Medical Billing and Coding Certificate, and is serving as the Authorization Specialist for BPHT, performing patient benefit checks and insurance authorizations. Debbie looks forward to serving BPHT staff and patients by bringing humor to the office, and helping patients to maximize their insurance benefits so they can get the therapy they need.
Debbie is a dog person who converted to being a cat owner. She lives in Kenmore with her two cats, Louie and Stella. In her free time, Debbie enjoys wine tasting, puzzles, crochet, painting, watching movies, and spending time in the outdoors. She loves traveling and looks forward to adventuring to Ecuador and Portugal on upcoming trips.
Pediatric Front Desk Manager
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 Coordinator
Patti grew up in Washington State and graduated from Jenkins Jr/SR High School in Chewelah, WA. In her career, she has worked with children with intellectual disabilities as a Direct Support Professional, and as a Customer Service Rep at Frontier Behavioral Health in Spokane. Patti is also trained in CPR and first aid.
At BPHT, Patti loves offering support, compassion and a smiling face to kiddos and their families. She brings fun, laughter and a sense of peace to the clinic.
Outside of work, Patti enjoys binging Netflix, taking walks, swimming, camping, reading books, relaxing by herself or with family and friends.
Retta Longsine COTA/L
Pediatric Clinical Administrative Coordinator
Retta has always had a passion for children. She has 7 children of her own, and has taught in a small home school co-op, helped in a friend’s daycare, and served as a nanny to several families. Retta graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2018 with her Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. She enjoys motivating children to learn and grow in their development in fun, engaging ways and to assist families in navigating the goals they have to enrich their family system.
Outside of work, she spends as much time as possible doing her#1 favorite thing: dancing the West Coast Swing. She also enjoy playing piano, crafting, home decorating, and tennis. Additionally, Retta volunteers at a local women’s shelter teaching a cardio dance class. She loves seeing the enrichment, greater quality of life, and joy that this fitness avenue gives to women experiencing homelessness.
Samantha "Sammi" Olson
Hand Clinic Front Desk Manager
Sammi is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. During school, she worked in and was certified as a Peer Health Educator and in Mental Health First aid.
She initially wanted to become a PT and has many shadowing hours under her belt, including working as a PT aide. This past year, Sammi discovered a love for OT, so the opportunity to integrate into that world at the Hand Clinic was a perfect fit.
Sammi brings passion, dedication, and hard work to the team at Bothell Pediatric & Hand Therapy. At the Hand Clinic, her goal is to confirm her commitment to OT and to establish the groundwork for applying to OT school.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, hot yoga, and discovering new restaurants.
Front Desk Coordinator/ Therapy Aide
Katelyn was born and raised in the Pacific NW. She studied film and theatre at Shoreline Community College and has both an acting and a film degree. She says if she goes back to school, she will either study biology or clowning. Maybe both. 🙂
Her work experience includes reception/ customer service roles and acting. Previously, Katelyn worked in customer service at a skydiving dropzone and has had numerous roles in all types of stage plays. She was also an extra in Grey’s Anatomy season 15.
Katelyn loves working with children and joined BPHT out of a desire to do fulfilling work in a warm and inviting environment, where she can help families improve their lives every day. She brings organizational skills, reliability, and a sense of humor to the BPHT team.
In her free time, Katelyn loves watching films (especially awfully-made ones) and making props and costumes with her dad.
Thomas decided to work at BPHT because of the close-knit team and the emphasis on providing the best therapy for children in our community. He loves how the BPHT therapists and Aides work together, collaborating to best support children to reach their therapy goals. He enjoys the positive energy and imagination that kids have and is constantly blown away by the achievements the patients make every day in the clinic.
As a true Northwesterner, Thomas enjoys the rain, snuggling with his cat, whitewater rafting trips, camping alongside the river, traveling, hiking, and watching Seahawks football.
Rachelle was born in raised in Bothell and is currently studying exercise science at Northwest University in Kirkland.
She is excited to work at Bothell Pediatric & Hand Therapy because of the opportunity to serve families in her hometown community. Rachelle has always loved children. She looks forward to the experience of working in a clinical setting and supporting kids to know that they are seen, heard and valued.
Rachelle brings joy and passion to the BPHT team. It’s her goal to help brighten both the staff and the children’s days.
Outside of the office, she enjoys running, reading, playing guitar, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying water and snow sports when the weather permits.
Gaby grew up in California, right outside of Yosemite National Park. She studied journalism at the University of Montana and is now in the physical therapy assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
As a certified Health Care Aide in Washington, Gaby worked for 9+ years in group homes with adults who are cognitively delayed. She helped them with daily ADLs to support them living their most independent lives.
Gaby brings a positive outlook and a strong work ethic to the BPHT team. She enjoys being creative and thinking outside the box, so is excited to be in a pediatric therapy setting. She loves working with patients, seeing their progress and knowing that she’s making a positive impact on the patient and their family’s lives.
Outside of the office, Gaby enjoys rock climbing, hiking peaks in the North Cascades and traveling to the Olympic peninsula. She also loves hanging out with her boyfriend and friends and watching Survivor.
Jessie has called Bothell her home all of her life. Now, she is a student at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, where she is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In 2019 she was certified as a Behavior Technician. As a CBT, Jessica learned how to work with and implement behavioral treatment plans with children with Autism and similar disorders.
She loves working with children and their families. Jessica has worked several kid-centered jobs such as a camp counselor and a teaching assistant. These are where her love for teaching grew. Now, she loves to watch kids grow and learn.
In the future, she hopes to grow her skills in working with a diverse population of children and adults. Eventually, Jessica dreams of becoming a Pediatric Clinical Psychologist and to continue to help kids of all backgrounds and abilities grow and learn. In her free time, she loves to play piano and journal.
Yeji was born and raised in South Korea until age 9 when her parents moved to the US. She has called the Pacific NW home ever since. Yeji recently graduated from UW Bothell with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
She’s always had a passion for helping others, so throughout school, she spent time volunteering in the local community. She’s excited to work at BPHT because of our close-knit team and the diverse range of patients we serve. She wants to gain experience with our variety of therapies, and plans to pursue a career as an ultrasound technician in the future.
Yeji has a certificate in CPR and HIV/AIDs training, and is fluent in Korean. She brings passion and a positive outlook to the BPHT team.
In her free time, Yeji enjoys immersing herself into the magical world, reading books, watching movies with her family, and researching interesting facts about the universe.
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 WA, 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 graduated from 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.
In addition, Diana has served as the Office Manager for an integrative medicine practice in Redmond, and was a nationally-certified reflexologist with a practice in Woodinville.
She is a native of the Pacific NW 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.
Medical Billing Coordinator, Patient last names A-L
Sarah was born in Seattle and grew up in Snohomish – she’s a country girl at heart.
The majority of Sarah’s work history has been in the medical field. She spent 13 years in Orthopedics where she worked in the front office, as referral coordinator, then in the billing department for many years.
She’s excited to be a part of the BPHT team. From the core values, to the services we provide, to the patients we serve, all resonate with her deeply.
Sarah offers patient families a high level of understanding and customer service in billing. As the mom of a child with ASD, she hopes to bring a level of advocacy for our patients, as well as a sense of community, in supporting their billing needs.
Family is everything to Sarah and her two kids are the lights of her life. If she’s not on the mat coaching competitive cheer, she’s on the sidelines cheering her daughter on her nationals cheer team or her son and his premier soccer team.
Medical Billing Coordinator, Patient last names M-Z
Darrell grew up in New Mexico, and moved to the Northwest five years ago. He studied bookkeeping and accounting
in college. After doing an accounting project for a medical billing company, the company hired and trained him to be an insurance biller.
Darrell has experience doing medical billing for a range of medical practitioners including cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, naturopaths, and chiropractors. He loves the customer service aspect of medical billing, as well as overseeing a claim from start to finish. Darrell is excited to bring his billing expertise to the BPHT team and our patients.
In his free time, Darrell loves cooking, gardening, camping, and hiking with his husband and their dog, Coffe Bean, a pitbull-pointer mix.