Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L, RYT, CEIM+
Mary has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 25 years and founded Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy in 2011. Her experience includes serving children, families, and educators at Children’s Therapy Center of Kent, Rosemary White’s Clinic and the Fife and Kent School Districts. Mary has been an instructor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Green River Community College and has taught workshops at hospitals and clinics around the country.
She is the co-author of the book and video, “Pediatric Massage for the Child with Special Needs”. Mary is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage and Registered Yoga Teacher. She is Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Certified and has extensive training in Sensory Integration (SI) assessment and treatment. She is also currently teaching classes for Accessible Yoga Training.
Billie Jean Otter, MOTR/L
Billie received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2013. She spent her final internship at a local outpatient children’s clinic, providing O.T. services for children ages newborn to 18 years and their families. In 2012, Billie completed and presented her graduate capstone project “iPad Use in Early Childhood Education”. She has continued to present at school districts and clinics in the greater Seattle metro area on how to quickly and efficiently find developmentally appropriate apps, and how to effectively use them in a home or school setting.
As a mother of a child with special needs, Billie understands the importance of identifying and building on a child’s strengths to help deal with daily challenges. She strives to help families create an atmosphere that allows them to celebrate their child, and enjoy spending time together.
Christie Armitage, OTR/L
Christie graduated from the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Puget Sound in 1999. Her experience working with children includes both school and clinical settings. She has extensive experience working with families and children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, visual motor delays, fine motor coordination, developmental delays, dysgraphia, and learning disabilities. Christie has continuing education in sensory processing and regulation, visual perception, executive functioning, Handwriting Without Tears, and the ALERT Program. She is passionate about helping children and assisting them in achieving their maximum potential.
Christie lives in the Maple Valley area with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Roberta Kim, OTR/L
Bio coming soon!
Jackie Hattori, COTA/L,
Jackie earned an Associate’s Degree from Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington as an occupational therapy assistant in 2011. She spent her final internship at Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy and was hired soon after to continue working with children and their families.
As the mother of a child with special needs, she brings life experience including years of volunteering in special education classrooms of local preschool and elementary schools. Jackie is passionate about developing strategies to meet the needs of not only children she treats, but the family as well.
Stephanie Brunson, COTA/L
Angela Stewart, OTR/L
Our Support Staff
Catherine Angehrn, Billing Coordinator
Heide Pritchard, Office Administrator
Evan Perez, Rehab Aide
Evan graduated from Tahoma High School in 2018, and created a video game club where anyone join in and play; he welcomed all kinds. From there he has helped out at the office, and during “game nights” where kids would come by to play video games at the office. There they would learn healthy habits and manners. In his free time he enjoys going on walks, spending time with friends, and playing video games.