Howdy, I’m Lynn Hawkins, MA, BCBA, LBATX. In addition to over 20 years of experience with those with development disabilities, as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) I am directly responsible for providing effective changes in behaviors using the best of Applied Behavior Analysis, which includes giving and receiving super cool rewards! One way I receive cool rewards is by using ABA therapy with everyone at the ranch! Another fun part of my day here at the ranch is to ensure that our BCaBAs or Registered Behavioral Technicians (therapists) maintain high standards working with your child. I address problem behaviors, skill acquisition, track progress and set parent and insurance approved goals, as well as train families in a more natural environment.
Kelly was certified as a BCBA in 2021 and is growing fast within her role at AAC. She has been working for AAC since mid-2018. In this time, she changed her career path, graduated twice (undergraduate and graduate), completed supervision requirements, and became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Not only does Kelly fulfill all requirements as a BCBA, but she also has goals that go beyond the bare minimum. Her goals include that her clients and parents have an “ABA tool belt” that they can utilize and maintain throughout their lives to achieve their fullest potential and be ready to handle all changes that happen in life and behavior. When Kelly is not rocking it at AAC, she is building a life with her husband, making memories with friends, and pushing through CrossFit workout
Grace’s passion has always been to work with children. She feels most in her element when surrounded by children and looks forward to establishing a long-lasting career working with them! Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Texas A&M University in August 2021 and started her master’s program shortly thereafter. Grace graduated from Ball State University's Applied Behavior Analysis program in May 2023 and has obtained fieldwork hours to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). When Grace first started at AAC, she had other future career plans but fell in love with the field of ABA and changed her career path! When she is not at AAC, you can find her working on schoolwork, spending time with her dog, or baking a new recipe!
Matt graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with a Bachelors in Social Work. After working several years in mental health care, Matt realized he had a passion working with and helping children. Outside of AAC, Matt enjoys spending time with two mischievous pups, his wife, and his rambunctious son. Matt is currently in the Masters program for Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University with the hope to be a BCBA.
Cindy has spent the last 16 years moving around the country following her husband's military career and raising 3 children. She has a Bachelor's degree from Ashford University in Healthcare Administration. Cindy is working toward becoming an RBT. Cindy has always had a passion for kids from a young age teaching children’s church, babysitting and taking care of her younger brother. Outside of AAC Cindy can be found hanging out with her family.
From the small town of Franklin, TX, Kaylee was raised to “help thy neighbor”, treat others with kindness and always dedicate yourself to your work. From a young age she knew she wanted to work with children and make a difference in some way. Kaylee began her studies in healthcare and as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) to kick start her career. From there she gained experience in the health industry but couldn’t find the perfect fit, until she found AAC! Working as an Administrative Coordinator for AAC, Kaylee has found a new passion and sense of purpose to advocate for the families of children with Autism and changing lives with AAC.
Abby graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has wanted to work with kids for as long as she can remember, and starting babysitting at age 12, her passion grew from there. Volunteering at her mother’s after school program through junior high and high school, Abby had the privilege to work with children with autism. She has always gravitated towards children who were seen as "different" or "misunderstood” but did not truly understand how beautiful autism can be until becoming and RBT at AAC! She strives to push herself in everything she does and to make a difference in the lives of others every day at AAC. When she is not at AAC, Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, cooking, and playing guitar.
Born and raised in Campbell, California Ashlyn found herself working with kids from the age of 18 and loving every second of it. During the beginning stages of her career, she found a passion for working with children with disabilities. Ashlyn moved to Texas in 2017 and found her home! Shortly after the move, she began her search to find an autism center in the Bryan/ College Station area. Ashlyn fell in love with AAC’s home environment, passion for the buckaroos, and passion for ABA therapy. She became an RBT with AAC and wants to work her way up to RBT Trainer. Her plan is to go back to school soon to become a BCaBA and wants to further her career at AAC. Outside of AAC, you can find Ashlyn being with her family, shopping, reading, and hanging out with her dog.
After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in sociology, Katie packed her bags and moved from Chicago to Texas to start a new chapter in her life. She knew that she wanted to make a difference in others' lives and quickly found that becoming a Registered Behavior Technician was the right job for her. She has always loved working with children and hopes to have many of her own one day. While she misses the cold and snowy Chicago winters, she loves seeing the buckaroos smile in the hot Texan sun. When Katie is not at AAC, you can find her reading, singing, or practicing her many different instruments.
All the way from Mission, Texas, Iris has always wanted to find her calling. Iris knew she wanted to work with children, but wasn’t sure in what kind of environment. She came across a job opportunity that was just too good to pass up (AAC) and decided she wanted to be a Registered Behavior Technician. Iris graduated with a BS in Psychology from THE Texas A&M University and will hopefully continue her academic journey by pursuing her Masters. She hopes to become a BCBA one day. Outside of AAC, you’ll find Iris drinking coffee, in the middle of a book, or listening to music!
Originally from the Houston area, Trent moved to College Station in 2006 to study at Blinn College. Trent eventually transferred to Texas A&M, where he majored in Entomology. Currently, Trent is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. During his time at A&M, Trent met his wife Natalie and the two married in 2011. The couple currently lives in Hearne where they work to bring the gospel to the youth and children at First Baptist Church of Hearne. Trent enjoys working with all children and watching them grow into the special person that God made them to be. When Trent is not at AAC, you can find him spending time with his wife and five children or studying for his Masters of Divinity.