Magnolia Pediatric Therapy - Helping Children Bloom
Meet our Staff 
 
Our therapists are experienced professionals dedicated to providing quality treatment to the children we serve and valuable information to their parents/caregivers. 
 
Fort Walton Beach Office
 
Mary C. Nix, M.S, CCC-SLP
Mary is a native of Fort Walton Beach, and graduated from Florida State University with her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002.  Her clinical experience includes working at Silver Sands School for children with severe to profound disabilities and in private practice for the past 9 years.  She has experience with Augmentative Alternative Communication systems to include DynaVox and other low-tech devices.  She has had training in the Beckman Oral Motor Program, Social Thinking Curriculum, and various other pragmatic/social programs.  She started a social skills group for patients with social/pragmatic difficulties approximately six years ago, and has seen great improvement in their overall self-regulation and peer relationships.  When she is not working, she enjoys shopping, gardening, and spending time with family & friends.
Favorite Quote:
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." Hellen Keller
 
Tade Wolfe, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tade graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders in 1989. After graduation, she attended the University of Memphis where she received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1991. Tade and her husband, Scott, have two boys, Will and Owen. They have been in the Fort Walton Beach area off and on since 1994. Tade has worked in the public schools, private practice clinics, and in long-term care. Tade enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and Alabama football.
Favorite Quote:
"We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone."-Ronald Reagan
 
Natalie VanRandwyk, M.S., CCC-SLP
Natalie, originally from Michigan, has lived in Niceville for over 25 years. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida in special education K-12. She holds an endorsement in early childhood special education from Florida State University. Natalie worked for the Okaloosa County School District as a PreK Disabilities teacher for 12 years, gaining extensive experience working with children ages 3-5 years with varying exceptionalities. During that time Natalie earned the distinction of National Board Certified Teacher, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. Throughout these teaching years, Natalie's innate ability to bring communication into the lives of children shone through inspiring her to pursue further education. Natalie received her Master's degree in communication science disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She continued her work in schools as an SLP working for both Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties. Natalie is a firm believer in the power of spelling skills, phonemic awareness, and grapheme connections for early reading comprehension.
Natalie and her husband, Ted, enjoy attending Troy University football games to watch their daughter, Tasha, in The Sound of the South Marching Band. Natalie is an avid motorcyclist recently traveling the hills of South Dakota. She also likes to sew and tend her vegetable garden.
Favorite quotes: "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." Dr. Seuss
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." Dr. Seuss

Kacey Armour, M.A., CCC-SLP
Kacey is originally from Oklahoma City, OK. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration in 2003 from Oklahoma State University and obtained her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical experience includes public school, inpatient rehab, and the pediatric clinic setting. Kacey spent 3 years working as an in-home therapist gaining valuable experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems. She enjoys reading, playing tennis, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. 

Kathy Orosz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kathy is from Fort Mitchell, KY originally. She earned her B.S. in Communication Disorders at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY and obtained her Master's degree from Maimi University in Oxford, Ohio. Her clinical experience includes pediatric private practice and skilled nursing/long term care. In her spare time, Kathy loves to travel and go hiking. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 
Favorite Quote: "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne

Amy Edgemon, B.S., SLP-A
Amy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2017.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Her passions include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Craniofacial differences.
Amy and her husband, Dustin, enjoy traveling and plan to retire one day in Costa Rica.
Favorite Quotes:
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
And,
Oh my darling, it’s true.  Beautiful things have dents and scratches too.
Destin Office
 
Christina Hammond, M.S., CCC-SLP
Christina grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011 from FSU as well. Her clinical experience includes working in a hospital setting in both the inpatient and outpatient facilities, as well as one year in the school system. In her down time, Christina enjoys a variety of sporting activities, spending time with her friends and family, reading, and playing with her Australian shepherd mix, Maui.
Favorite Quote:
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa


Crestview Office
Melissa Simmons, M.S., CCC-SLP
Melissa, originally from Mississippi, has lived on the emerald coast for over 4 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi University for Women with a degree in Communication Disorders.  She graduated with honors from Jackson State University with her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2004.  She completed her CFY in a skilled nursing facility focusing on feeding/swallowing and other neurogenic disorders.  Melissa worked for Rankin County School District as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 10 years.  During that time, she gained extensive experience working with children 3-18 years old with developmental apraxia, auditory processing disorders, oral sensory feeding disorders, pediatric dysphagia, language disorders, phonological and articulation disorders, and adolescent dysfluency/stuttering.  She also has experience working with special populations including; children with autism spectrum and behavioral disorders.  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Frank and her daughter, Olivia Brooke
Favorite Quote:
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou
Panama City Office
 
Sarah Bosstick, M.S., SLP
Master's Degree
 
 
 
 
Cher Langley M.S., CCC-SLP
Originally from Montgomery, AL
Bachelors: Auburn University at Montgomery (graduated 1997)
Masters: Florida State University (graduated 2002)
 
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