Celia Duty - Lead Behavior Coach - Right Response Advanced Certification
Hello! I was born in Washington, yet raised all over the US, having lived in 14 states. Fun Fact; I was a Hurricane Katrina evacuee at the start of my senior year of high school. Mother of two amazing children who have the biggest hearts! We moved back to Washington in 2013 and couldn’t imagine ever moving again! I truly discovered my passion working in the behavioral health field shortly after I moved back to the area, taking a job with disabled adults, later moving onto working within the schools. I couldn’t imagine life outside of helping our youth and communities.
Education & Training
I began working towards a bachelors degree in interior design at The Art Institute of Las Vegas in 2006. During that time, I decided to live life a little out of order when I married and started a family. A couple of years later I went back to work, knowing I had no passion for Interior design, I found a job working within the disabled community of adults. I have about 6 years of experience as a behavioral health professional. Working as an ABA Behavioral tech within the school districts as well as district support staff for the more extreme behavioral cases prior. I have a gentle, yet firm approach within my early intervention therapy and absolutely enjoy coaching parents and providing the support needed for their daily lives.
Ashton Nielsen - Behavior Coach - Right Response Advanced Certification
Hello! I was born here in the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Marysville Wa. Last year I adopted a pitbull named Alley and she is the biggest sweetheart. She is my best friend and loves going on adventures with me. I like to go camping, hiking, and anything outdoors. I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I like to travel to new places and try new food. My core values are diversity, community, equality, integrity, compassion, and joy. Working with families from the community and supporting clients while they work towards meeting their goals is very important to me and I love my job here at BA.
Education & Training
I went to Lake Washington Institute of Technology for welding and became a weld specialist at Genie Industries in Redmond. Even though I enjoyed welding, I decided to change paths and pursue a career in Psychology. Helping others and supporting my community has always been a passion of mine. I moved to Bellingham and started school at WCC where I studied Psychology and Nutrition. I am a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I worked at Cascade Connections where I became a caregiver and behavior technician for adults with disabilities. I moved back to Marysville in 2019 and started working with this amazing team here at Beautiful Autism. My next goal is to earn my MS degree at The University of Washington.
Emmorie Cannon - Behavior Coach
I was born in Washington State and has lived in the Snohomish County area my whole life. I got married on June 21, 2019. I love to dance and have been a dancer for twenty years and have taught dance since June of 2017. I own a cat named Levi who is my whole world and my fur baby. In my free time I love to draw, listen to mystery podcasts, and annoy my husband with singing obnoxiously and pestering him. I have been working with children in a number of different areas since I was 17 years old. I hope to bring a musical and dancing touch to my clients to help with emotional regulation and fun!
Education & Training
I attended the University of Washington for my bachelors degree. I majored in Sociology and minored in Dance. Throughout my education, I have learned extensively about different backgrounds and social classes as well as how they can affect an individuals’ outcome and perspectives in life. When I was a Junior at UW, I found the Disability Studies program, since then I have taken ten classes focused in disability studies and they have helped me learn more about the beautiful world of disabilities and how each individual has a new and different experience to bring to the world. I believe that this discovery has directed me to find my true passion of working to help guide kids with disabilities. I believe that Beautiful Autism is a great step for me to work on my passion!