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Amanda Perdue Owen, OTD, CAS, IBCLC

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Certified Autism Specialist
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Amanda graduated with a Masters of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has served the Texoma community for the past 12 years with pediatrics experiences in variety of settings, including: outpatient rehabilitation, public school systems as well as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Amanda has completed advance training in the diagnosis and treatment of sensory processing disorders, autism, neuro-developmental and congenital disorders. Amanda completed her post professional doctorate program in 2021.  

I live for the little feet running into the waiting room with yells of “Miss Amanda” and receiving texts/calls/emails about the new things their child is doing, and forming lasting relationships with my clients and families.

Ranee Endres, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Ranee received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings and she has experience with patients throughout the lifespan. Ranee is passionate about working with children and utilizing play to help improve their communication and feeding skills. When she’s not at work, Ranee enjoys spending family time with her husband, Derek, and her three children, Zeke, Jolee, and Deacon. 


“Communication and feeding are crucial skills for a child to develop in order to form connections with others and experience life to the fullest. I believe that the best way to improve these skills is through play, so I am incredibly excited to join the PlayWorks team! My three children have also given me perspective on the importance of fully supporting parents throughout their child’s journey.”

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Katelyn Ricketts, M.S. CCC-SLP, IBCLC

Speech Language Pathologist
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Katelyn received her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has experience in a variety of settings including adult acute care, pediatric outpatient care, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has a special interest in pediatric feeding disorders and lactation support and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 


Katelyn earned the ASHA ACE Award in 2021 for completing greater than 70 hours of Professional Development courses in a 36-month period. She has completed TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training as well as specialized pediatric feeding courses. Katelyn is also certified to lead More Than Words- The Hanen Program® for parents of young children with autism or other social communication difficulties. She believes in taking a holistic view of a child, including screening of breathing, sleep, and nutrition in order to address underlying issues which may contribute to the root cause of dysfunction. She also values including families into treatment plans as well as collaborating with other professionals in order to best serve your child.

Ashlyn Culbreath

Speech Language Pathologist

Hi, I’m Ashlyn! I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. In June of 2023 I joined PlayWorks Therapy Group as a Speech-Language Pathologist and have enjoyed all of the new relationships that have been formed with my clients and their families. I’m excited to be working in a field where I get to help/witness children achieve their goals! It is so rewarding to see the happiness they express when they succeed! The little things they achieve will lead to big things in life.

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Shelbi Roberson

Physical Therapist

Hi, my name is Shelbi! I’m looking forward to working with kiddos and their families at Playworks and I’m so excited to be part of the team.

I graduated from Texas Tech University in 2017 with my Bachelors in Kinesiology and received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. I always knew I wanted to work with kids. When I was in high school, I shadowed a home health PT and fell in love with the profession. I have been treating in pediatrics for 3 years in an outpatient setting where I have had the opportunity to treat various diagnoses and help with meeting gross motor milestones, improve strength, balance, coordination, mobility, improve postural control all with a sensory integration approach to improve gross motor deficits. I have also been able to work alongside occupational therapists and speech pathologists and enjoy collaborating with other professions to help provide the best level of care to our patients. I love being able to work with children and help them reach their full potential and gain confidence to enjoy being a kid!

Dallas Stringfellow

Occupational Therapist

Hey I’m Dallas! I graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in Spanish. In 2010, I completed the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. I have experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, long term care, and as a Director of Rehabilitation. I am certified with NBCOT and a member of the AOTA. I have lived in the Cooke County area for 10+ years and I am looking forward to growing the new Playworks Therapy location in Gainesville. As an OT, I love to be creative and learn all the details about what each kiddo loves and use that towards their goals. I am happy to answer questions and help families understand the importance of their therapy visits. I am a wife and mom of four and we love to spend our time on our family’s ranch, traveling (we are at Yellowstone in the picture), and celebrating all the fun holiday seasons.

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Katie Taylor

Physical Therapist

Hi, I’m Katie! I am so excited to be a part of the Playworks Therapy team! I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Oklahoma Baptist University and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. I’ve spent the last 10 years of my career practicing in Sherman in outpatient, acute care, and the public school system. I am a graduate of Callisburg High School and have called Gainesville and the Cooke County area home my entire life. I am married and have two children, two dogs, and 13 chickens. We enjoy spending time together as a family outside exploring various state parks, fishing, and attending church together. I also enjoy crocheting, baking, and planning which farm animal to add to our family next. As a mom, I know first-hand the need for pediatric physical therapy in Gainesville. I am so excited to bring my ten-year career back home to serve the community that I grew up in and to meet the needs of the people here! As a PT, I enjoy developing programs and treatment plans to meet the specific needs and interest of each kid I treat! We’re all created in our own unique way and I think that our therapy goals should be tailored to that! 

Emily Everson

Physical Therapy Assistant

Hello, I am Emily and I graduated from Tarrant County College with an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy in 2023. I am overjoyed to be serving the Texoma community and rehabilitating the pediatric population. My father had a traumatic brain injury when I was a young girl and I watched him rehabilitate through all disciplines of therapy. I have been surrounded by the neurological population for most of my life. I fell in love with Physical Therapy and from that point on I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field. I have always loved working with children from church to sporting teams it was a no-brainer this was the specialty for me. I have a husband Matthew, two kids Titan and Emerald, a baby on the way, and two fur babies Bella and Onyx. We love to go to church, hiking, and stay on our toes for all our kid's sporting events. 


It brings great joy to my heart to work closely with families to help their little ones reach their goals, their milestones, and to watch them grow stronger each day!  

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Halli Culbreath, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hi, I’m Halli! I am a graduate of Murray State College with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant here at Playworks Therapy Group and I’m loving every minute of it. Some things that I hold very near to my heart are my friends, family, and my great big lab, Duke! I’ve known since I was very young that my calling was to work somewhere in pediatrics, and I am so blessed and thankful to have found my spot at Playworks. I love that I get to spend my days being someone’s biggest cheerleader while watching them succeed as they strive toward their goals- I truly can’t think of a more rewarding job.

Josey Allen, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

My name is Josey, and I graduated from Murray State College with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 2019, and have been serving the Texoma area (and meeting lots of new friends) at PlayWorks Therapy Group as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2020! I specialize in sensory processing skills, feeding, and trauma. I have several fur babies that keep me entertained named Stevie, Stella, Swae, Sugar, and John! I have a bit of a green thumb, as well, so I spend my downtime repotting and caring for all my plant babies! I am incredibly blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to see the sweetest smiles while assisting patients in braving challenges and surpassing goals.

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Lindsay Benson

Administrative Lead

Hey Yall, my name is Lindsay, and I love being part of the PlayWorks Therapy Group family! I have been married for almost 6 years to my wonderful husband, Joseph. We have 2 kids and 7 fur-babies. I found myself at Playworks Therapy Group first as a parent, and I saw how much the services were benefiting my son. I then took a position as an Admin. Now, I get to see how our therapists are benefiting all the other kids we get to work with daily! I am so excited about being able to build relationships with all our Gainesville kids and their families!

Briana McCollum

Medical Biller/Coder

Hi, my name is Briana. I have over 10 years experience in healthcare administration, as well as Human Resources. I am naturally curious and not afraid of a challenge. My role is ensuring the clinic is reimbursed by the insurance companies so that our therapists may continue to serve the community. My husband and I have three beautiful daughters, three dogs, and a cat. Our daughter, Maya, has been with Playworks since opening their doors in 2020. I am so proud to be part of this amazing family and team.

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Tiffany Mandeville

Office Manager

Hello Texoma, my name is Tiffany and I am super excited to be a part of the PlayWorks Therapy Group family. I have been married for 23 years. My husband Clayton and I have four beautiful children and a dog named Zeus whom we love dearly! I love to help others and make people smile. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the children and families at Playworks. 

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