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Our Team


Keelee Burtch, PhD BCBA 

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Burtch has been in the field of develomental disabilities for eighteen years. She has a Masters of Arts in Special Education, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education and Human Resources, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Burtch spent the first seven years of her career in public schools as a special education teacher, autism specialist, and eventually a district special education administrator. She eventually left public education for higher education where she was an Associate Professor of Special Education. She wrote and developed a four-course certificate program in autism intervention strategies for teachers. Dr. Burtch opened a private practice in 2008 that focused on in-home behavioral therapy for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The practice grew throughout Colorado and was acquired in 2011 by a national behavioral health organization where she remained the Regional Operations Director until 2012 when she accepted a leadership position at a local non-profit. After four years in non-profit mangement, her entrepreneur spirit was ready to venture into private practice again. She dreamed of providing quality behavioral services as well as offering respite care and community access for people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Burtch is a member of Association of Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Four Corners Association of Behavioral Analysis, and Colorado Applied Behavioral Analysis Association (COABA). Dr. Burtch is a past treasurer of the Colorado Coalition of Autism Professionals (COCAP). Her research area is in the supervision of paraprofessionals working with people with developmental disabilities, language development for children with autism, as well as organizational behavior management. Dr. Burtch is married and has three sons. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, watching sports, and running.   

Jessica Low, MA BCBA

Clinical Director and Co-Founder

Jessica began working with children with developmental disabilities in 2001 as a paraprofessional in the public education system. While working in the public education system, she began providing in-home therapy and community based services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities through a local community center board. Jessica completed her Bachelor's of Arts with a Special Education Teaching Licensure in 2009 from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Jessica taught early elementary (K-3rd grade) students in a day treatment facility and also provided behavior consultation services (all grade levels) within the school district she taught. In 2011, Jessica pursued her Masters in Early Childhood Education and Development and BCBA licensure at the University of Colorado Denver. At this time, she also left teaching and began working full time providing direct in-home ABA services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. In 2013, Jessica obtained her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and completed her BCBA course work. In 2014, Jessica completed her Board Certification and licensing process to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as the requirements to be a supervisor in the field. Jessica's areas of expertise are in developing and implementing individualized and effective treatment plans that address socially significant behaviors, including those behaviors that present with risk of harm. Jessica has over 10 years of experience working directly with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings (i.e. educational settings, home, community and clinic). Jessica has worked with children as young as one all the way up to middle age adults. Jessica is committed to improving the quality of life for the individuals she has the privilege to serve. Jessica is married to a math teacher, and has two sons who she loves spending time with.

Alice Eaton, MSW BCBA

Behavior Consultant

Alice has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for three years, yet has been connected to the field her entire life as a sibling of an individual with developmental disabilities. Originally from North Carolina, Alice graduated in 2011 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with her Bachelor of Arts. In 2013, she completed her Master of Social Work program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she worked on program development for patients and their families experiencing chronic medical issues. After following, soon-to-be husband to Fairbanks, AK, she began providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to students in the school system. She has continued her education and experience in ABA in Denver, CO since 2013 focusing on providing services to children and young adults in the natural environment. In May 2016, Alice completed her requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Alice also enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, and walking around town with her puppy.

Jamie Wair

Behavior Technician

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Lea Drisdel

Behavior Technician

Lea is a Colorado transplant who moved to Denver in 2013. She is a full time behavioral technician with years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities and special needs. Lea is currently pursuing a degree in Human Learning and Development at the University of Colorado Denver with her teaching license in Special Education. She has worked in both Denver Public Schools and Denver School of Science and Technology, these experiences have given her an unique perspective on what families need. Lea specializes in ABA Therapy and has language skills in Spanish and American Sign Language. In her free time, Lea enjoys dancing and traveling with her soon-to-be husband.

Lisa Bruce

Behavior Technician

Lisa was born and raised in Colorado. She received her Bachelor degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver, majoring in Behavioral Science and minored in Elementary Education. Throughout the last six years Lisa has worked as a Para-educator in Cherry Creek Schools. During those six years Lisa has had the opportunity to develop many positive relationships with my students and their guardians. As a behavioral technician Lisa is looking forward to helping clients develop positive skills and techniques that are needed to help them succeed throughout their lives. Some hobbies that Lisa enjoys are snowboarding, hiking with her family and going on walks with her dog Dax.

Breanna Blackburn

Practice Administrator

Breanna is a Colorado native and grew up in Colorado Springs. When she graduated from high school she knew that she needed to do something with people that made a positive impact in their lives daily. That is the exact reason she is so excited to be working at Elevation Ability Services. Breanna has experience working in early childhood development, customer service, healthcare administration, as well as working as a paraprofessional in both Cheyenne Mountain and Cherry Creek school districts. She is married, enjoys spending time cooking, and being at the local coffee shop with her friends. She is looking forward to working behind the scenes in a customer service role and getting to know the clients and their families at Elevation.