Advanced Behavior Analysis

BCBA Candidates

Bayley Bruner

RBT & BCBA Candidate

Bayley received her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon where she received a bachelors of science in general science with minors in chemistry and psychology. During her undergraduate years, Bayley also played division1 soccer and softball. Bayley is currently in a graduate program to become a BCBA in the future. In her free time, she loves to workout, hike, and play with her french bulldog, Theo. Bayley loves working in ABA because it is "so fulfilling and she gets to work with the most amazing individuals everyday."

Michelle Culley

RBT & BCBA Candidate

Michelle graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's in Therapeutic Recreation in 2017. Through her education, she worked alongside individuals with mild to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities with an emphasis in camp, community and school settings. Michelle moved to Utah in 2018, where she continued providing inclusive recreational opportunities as a CTRS until she joined the ABA team in 2020. Michelle loves the creative challenge of teaching concepts through client specific interests and always seeks to incorporate back into play. She is currently pursuing her master's in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of Scranton, and when she's not working or in school, you can find her outside.

Katie Gottas

RBT & BCBA Candidate

Katie started working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2020. Katie started as an RBT and very quickly fell in love with the kids and the work. After 6 months of working for ABA, she knew she wanted this to be her career. She is on her journey to become a BCBA. Katie is currently in her Masters Degree program at the University of Utah. Katie loves that her clients teach her something new every day, to her the clients are the true teachers. When she is not working, you can find her traveling with her husband and dog, rock climbing and teaching/practicing yoga.

Smoki Suckla

RBT & BCBA Canidate

Smoki Suckla graduated from Westminster college in Salt Lake City with her public health degree in May of 2020 amid a pandemic. She has a younger brother who is on the spectrum and has always been interested in helping individuals with disabilities. Smoki became a registered behavior technician in August of 2020 and quickly found this field was her passion. In January of 2021 she furthered her education to perused her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Smoki expects to graduate in August of 2022 and expects to sit for the board certified behavior analyst exam in the fall. In her free time she loves playing with her cat, traveling, and disc golfing

Alexus Leyva

RBT & BCBA Canidate

Alexus Leyva joined the Advanced Behavior Analysis team in 2018, and has experience working with children ranging from 3-11 years old. Alexus earned her Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Utah, and her Masters of Education from Arizona State University. Alexus has been an RBT for over 2 years and within the past year has transitioned into the Jr. Consultant role within ABA . She is passionate about the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and she credits all of the amazing children she’s come across for her growing love for this field. Outside of work, Alexus enjoys spending time with her daughter and being outdoors! She looks forward to helping each kiddo grow into the amazing individual they were destined to be!

Bryce Welch

RBT & BCBA Candidate

Bryce has worked with individuals with disabilities since June 2019. His passion for helping others has motivated him to enroll in the master’s program at Capella University for Applied Behavior Analysis in September 2021. He specializes in working with autism between the ages of 4-9 years old. He has been a part of the Advanced Behavior Analysis team since October 2021. He is most ardent about helping others develop their confidence in learning and growing. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and swimming. Most importantly he loves doing this every day!

Ali Sotile

RBT & BCBA Candidate

Ali has been working in the field of ABA for Advanced Behavior Analysis since 2018 when she moved to Utah from the east coast. She has a background in adaptive sports and an undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington in Recreation Therapy. Ali currently attends the University of Utah where she is earning a Master of Education degree to obtain her BCBA certification. Ali chose to pursue this career because she enjoys working with neurodiverse children and being involved in their continual progress. In her spare time you can find her in the Wasatch mountains skiing or mountain biking.