Courtney McInerney, CSCT Supervisor
Courtney McInerney is a Montana native who grew up in Great Falls. She received a B.A. in psychology from Carroll College in 2014, and began working as in adult case management for Center for Mental Health in Helena. She received her M.S. in Mental Health counseling from Montana State University in 2016, while completing a year-long internship as a behavioral health counselor at Community Health Partners in Bozeman and Belgrade. Courtney has worked as a CSCT therapist in Sleeping Giant Middle School since May 2016. When not working, Courtney enjoys spending time in the great outdoors of Montana hiking or playing with her dog Toolah.
Brayden Sloan, Therapist, East Side Elementary School
Brayden Sloan was born and raised in northern Montana and pursued undergraduate studies of psychology in the desert of Southern Utah. She graduated from Montana State University with a masters degree in mental health counseling. While in Southern Utah, she visited and fell in love with Livingston, Montana and jumped on the opportunity to live and work here. Her experience in the mental health field has included working at a community counseling clinic, working at the sexual assault counseling center, counseling and advocating for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and working for L’esprit as a CSCT therapist with elementary aged children.
Marie Mumma, Behavioral Specialist, East Side Elementary School
Marie Mumma is from San Diego, CA and moved to MT in Oct/2016. She came to Lesprit from Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility where she was a Corrections Counselor. When she is not working for Lesprit, she is working on finishing my PhD in Forensic Psychology. Her hobbies include anything outdoors in the sun.
Zane Barnes, Therapist, East Side Elementary School
Heather Harrison, Behavior Specialist, East Side Elementary School
Sarah Barnes, Therapist, East Side Elementary School
Sarah Barnes has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from MSU, and is an LCPC license candidate working with children and their families to increase their resilience, wellbeing, and happiness. Sarah believes everyone has within them the capacity for growth and success, and is inspired by journeying alongside others as they find their path. She believes in treatment tailored to fit clients’ needs, because people are unique and deserve to be treated accordingly. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being outdoors, reading, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
Alli McClennen, Behavioral Specialist, East Side Elementary School
Alli McClennen is a Behavioral Specialist for L’esprit. She has worked with Livingston youth for the last 17 years. When she isn’t working, Alli spends time reading, knitting and playing board games with her family.
Leah Brand, Therapist, Sleeping Giant Middle School
I am a Montana native, born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Montana. (Go Griz!) After graduation, I moved to Portland, Oregon. I lived and worked in Portland for 10 years and received my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. During that time, I had the opportunity to work and internship in a variety of areas, including education, homeless services, pediatric oncology and department of corrections. After 10 years in the city, I decided it was time to return to my Montana roots. I’m very happy to be back under the Big Sky! I am thrilled to be a part of the L’esprit team at Sleeping Giant Middle School. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, knitting, cooking, hiking, skiing and collecting baseball cards.
Courtney Skeahan, Therapist, Sleeping Giant Middle School
Courtney Skeahan is a new member of the L’esprit team and is currently working as a behavior specialist at Sleeping Giant Middle School working with therapist CourtneyMcInerney. Courtney graduated Montana State University in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education and Child Services. She currently is studying at Walla Walla University in Billings to obtain her Masters of Social Work Degree. Her past experience working with children was in the classroom or daycare setting throughout her undergraduate degree.
Morgan Bremingham, Behavioral Specialist, Sleeping Giant Middle School
David Drake, Therapist, Sleeping Giant Middle School
I began working at L’Esprit in October of 2015 and since then have worked as a youth mentor, adult mentor, youth case manager, adult case manager, and outpatient therapist. Currently, I am working as a CSCT Therapist at Sleeping Giant Middle School. In June of 2017, I completed a Master of Social Work degree at Walla Walla University – Billings. Previously, I earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in Scandinavian Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I spent four years as a teaching assistant and seven years as a program administrator. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, photography, playing drums and guitar, and hiking.
Kari Reno, Therapist, Park High School
Kari Reno recently moved to Montana from Denver, but is originally from Washington. Kari graduated with her Bachelors of Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University, and her Master of Social Work from University of Denver with a concentration on Youth and Healthy Development. Kari enjoys spending time outdoors, especially when it involves being on the water in some form, and playing with her new puppy, Obi.
Taylor Wirkus, Therapist, Park High School
Cliff Ingledew, Behavior Specialist, Park High School
Behavioral Specialist at Park High School. I have been working for L’esprit for a little more than two years. I started off as a Mentor and began working in the high school in September of 2018. I graduated from Montana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I have been working in the metal heath field since 2012 and seem to enjoy it.😊 There is always something new and challenging to look forward to. My hobbies include fishing, boating, camping, wood working, and fixing stuff. Someday I am going to find gold in them thar hills if it will ever stop raining long enough.
Iona Yabut,Therapist, Arrowhead School
Iona Yabut earned a Masters in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago under the direction of art therapy pioneer Harriet Wadeson (1931-2016). While in Chicago, she served as a certified Child Life Specialist and Art Therapist at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, specializing in pediatric oncology. Iona also dedicated more than a decade to homeschooling her children and building her mandala art portfolio. Iona moved her family to Paradise Valley in 2013 and worked for the Park County Health Department before joining L’Esprit in 2018. She is currently a candidate for licensure as a professional counselor (LCPC) and a candidate for art therapy registration (ATR)
Kyle Jacobson, Therapist, Winans Elementary School
Kyle is a lifelong Montanan who began working with youth populations in residential treatment settings in the early 2000s. He received an MSW in Social Work in 2011 from Walla Walla University in Billings. Under licensed supervision, he provided therapy in a clinical outpatient capacity as well as serving inmates in a detention facility. Following this period, Kyle began providing therapeutic services to youths in public school settings, which he fell in love with and continues to the present time. Kyle enjoys music performance, and enjoys utilizing music in his therapeutic work with youths.
Monique Berg, Behavioral Specialist, Winans Elementary School
Tasha Drake, Therapist, Washington School
Tasha is the CSCT therapist at Washington Kindergarten and has worked for L’esprit since July 2017. A Livingston transplant, she is originally from the Midwest. Attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tasha received her BA in English Literature with a certificate in LGBTQ studies before moving West. After settling in Livingston, she completed a Master of Social work degree in June of 2017 through Walla Walla University-Billings; while working toward her Master’s Degree, Tasha was an intern therapist at Community Health Partners where she worked with adults, adolescents, and couples. When not working she enjoys reading, gardening, running, cooking, and hiking.
Mati Snodgrass, Behavior Specialist, Washington School