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.
"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.
"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
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
Amy and her husband, Dustin, enjoy traveling and
plan to retire one day in Costa Rica.
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I
wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
Oh my darling, it’s
true. Beautiful things have dents and