A native of Upstate New York, Steph attended Ithaca College and received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006. Since college, Steph has been an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), state OT boards, and has presented at state OT annual conferences. She has worked in a variety settings during her career, including post stroke rehab, inpatient psychiatry, and then specializing in hand therapy.
To advance her skills, Steph received specialty certification in hand therapy (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Committee (HTCC) in 2016. She is currently an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and has volunteered with both ASHT and HTCC. To contribute to the profession and the advancement of the next generation of therapists, Steph has been a clinical instructor to students and worked as an adjunct professor. In her free time, Steph enjoys outdoor sports including hiking, kayaking, camping, and swimming.