Ryan O'Donnell, MS, BCBA
Co-FOUNDER, Behavioral Scientist, Creator & Entrepreneur
Ryan O'Donnell hails from northern Nevada in the grungy, yet surprisingly classy, (and newly renovated) Reno, Nevada . He likes his climate like he likes his data: evolving, uncompromising, and progressive. He is a master of science; that is, he has a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, however he has since grown to include many other interests, including entrepreneurship and capturing perspectives and stories through various mediums. He has used this degree to work with a lot of great people to help organizations and families in Florida and Nevada that support people with Intellectual Disabilities. Currently he leads product development and distribution for High Sierra Industries as a Learning Systems Development Specialist. His focus outside this role is on building a community of thought leaders and doers to create content that increases the transparency of behavior analytic technologies with the hopes of creating a platform that truly saves the world. His interests are all over, from artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to the theory and philosophy behind Why We Do What We Do (wwdwwdpodcast.com). In his spare time you can find him consuming social media, prepping/climbing a giant mountain, or walking around with his camera in his hand (and, occasionally, all simultaneously). Connect with him on most all social platforms via Ryanodonnell23 and let him know what drives you to pursue the Behavior Analysis vision.
Co-Founder, Entrepreneur & Behavioral Scientist
Melissa has 16 years of experience working in the field of ABA and Developmental Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cornelia De Lange, Rhetts Disorder, to name a few. She has experience with neuro-typical children with behavioral challenges within a variety of settings (e.g., schools, foster system, daycares) and is creating a pre-school in the fall of 2017. She is the Founder of The Bedrock Clinic & Research Center, Inc. - a non-profit organization that focuses on delivering quality pediatric behavior analytic services to the community, dissemination of the science of behavior analysis to the community, and state-of-the art training model for those pursuing graduate degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis. Melissa also serves as the Chair of the Dissemination for Behavior Analysis (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Andy Chavez holds a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. He hates sand, loves Asian cuisine, and enjoys horology (the study and measurement of time).
Chris holds a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida International University. His instrument is the Sousaphone and one day he will Photoshop himself as a Centaur.
Annie Escalante, MA, BCBA
Annie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Master in Counseling and Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University. She owns a large collection of funky socks and loves to geek out on all things behavior analysis..
Andrea is a PhD in Psychology candidate specializing in behavior analysis with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, both from the University of Florida. She loves to travel to far away places and will one day reside in a tiny house, befitting of her stature.