Founder & CEO
Todd is active in his children’s lives, regardless of how they learn and participate in our world. He actively encourages fathers of Autistic children to engage and experience their child’s life in a new way. He recommends that each father take the time to enjoy the things that are special to their child.
Videographer & Photographer
Nicholas graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking Practices in 2018. He has always been interested in food. In fact, the Food Network is one of his favorite channels to watch on TV, particularly the show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. So making videos for Sensory Cooking has proved to be a perfect combination of his top two interests, movies and food.
Videographer, Photographer, Social Media Manager
Bret graduated with a BA degree in Film from Grand Canyon University. Ever since he was young, Bret loved creating and telling stories. He has followed this passion of storytelling into his adulthood, where he has started his own company that works with small businesses and nonprofits to tell their stories through photos, videos, and social media content. Bret is passionate about helping others with their dreams and is thankful for this opportunity to help teach kids with Autism how to cook.
Speech Language Pathologist
Janet is a speech-language pathologist in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. She is a wife and mother of three young adults. When Janet is not working, she is often gardening in her backyard vegetable garden or cooking. Katie’s vision to support families with children on the Autism Spectrum has always intrigued and impressed Janet. It can be hard to find meaningful, positive, social experiences for children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Combining the fun, creative, social experience of cooking and eating together with learning new life skills is such an exciting idea. She is thrilled to be a part of Katie’s new venture!
She has worked most of her career in the area of Pediatrics (infants through teen years). Before moving to Arizona, she worked in a pediatric hospital. In Arizona, she worked in private therapy clinics; providing sensory experiences along with developmental activities and enjoyed seeing the impact it had on the children’s overall development and interaction with their world. She is excited to be invited to join this Sensory Cooking group and share with everyone the many sensory experiences one will have while making delicious and nutritious meals.