Meet the Bayside ABA Staff in Seattle & Bellingham
With offices located in Seattle and Bellingham, Bayside ABA provides exceptional therapy options for children diagnosed with autism. Our family-centered staff uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other proven techniques to develop and hone the skills needed to lead a more successful and productive life.
A Message from
the Director of Bayside ABA
Tina Tarver, Director
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Speech Language Pathologist
Tina was fortunate enough to collaborate with a behavior analyst and CBT while providing speech and language services for a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The results were life changing for this child and Tina. This drew her to the University of Washington Autism/BCBA program where she connected with Dr. Nancy Rosenberg, BCBA-D. Through their conversations, it became apparent that speech and ABA fit together extremely well and Tina furthered her credentials to become a BCBA in order to train and supervise Behavior/ABA specialists.
Following this experience and working in the field with many children and families affected by ASD in the Seattle area, she had the desire and experience to expand services to the autism community in her own practice in both Bellingham and Seattle locations. Tina enjoys providing a fun and supportive environment for her employees and clients to work, learn, and grow.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Allison Lingbloom, Clinical Supervisor – Bellingham Office
Allison first starting working with children with disabilities in the early 2000s as an adaptive swim instructor and swim coach for Special Olympics. In 2010 she completed her Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University. At this time she began work as an in-home behavioral technician in Whatcom and Skagit Counties supporting families enrolled in the Children’s Intensive In-home Behavioral Supports Program. Following four years as a technician she began her graduate work at the University of Washington in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Fall of 2016. Over the years she has provided in-home, clinic-based and school-based ABA therapy. She has gained experience working with individuals ages 2-18 years old with autism and other disorders including, Developmental Delay, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Down Syndrome. She has dedicated her career to increasing the independence and overall quality of life of the individuals and families she works with.
Joy Schwarting – Bellingham Office
Joy has been working alongside children with Autism as a behavioral and ABA therapist for over two years; and also worked as a teaching aide in homes, schools, and clinical environments for five years. Joy strongly believes in growth through compassion, understanding, and relationships. Moving from Chicago last year, Joy found home within Bellingham’s outdoor community: especially snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, and scuba diving. Joy is currently studying towards becoming an adaptive scuba instructor and snowboard instructor to combine their passions for the environment and improving accessibility for all.
Vicki Ritchie, Clinical Supervisor – Bellingham Office
Vicki Ritchie, M.Ed., BCBA, has worked in the field of ABA since 2003. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Vicki also holds a Masters degree in Special Education from Simmons College in Boston & a Masters in Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State. Born & raised in northern Wisconsin, Vicki has also lived in Boston & Minneapolis before migrating west to Seattle. Currently Vicki and her fiancé live in Bellingham and love the close-knit community as well as the beautiful landscape. On weekends you can find her hiking, camping, or checking out the local farmers markets.
Nicole Sterling – Bellingham Office
Nicole has been a Certified Behavior Technician at Bayside since October 2019. A life-long love of working with children through babysitting and nannying transformed into working professionally with children after college. She received a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Western Washington University. Before coming to Bayside, she worked at a group home for children with disabilities where she was introduced to ABA therapy. After seeing what a positive experience ABA was, she knew it right path for her and loves being at Bayside.
Dave Bowen – Bellingham Office
David Bowen has been working in a variety of positions within Special Education for the past 4 years. He moved from California to Washington State two years ago, and has been practicing ABA as a Certified Behavioral Technician ever since. He is a compassionate and enthusiastic worker, taking pride in working meaningfully with children with special needs. His specialty if interacting with children and he’s good at making silly faces and doing funny accents to make the children laugh.
Bart Stull, Sherry Stull, Bobby Stull – Bellingham Office
Meet the amazing Stull Family! Sherry, Bart and Bobby moved to Bellingham from San Diego, CA in 2013. There they owned a family autism clinic providing services in-home, in-school and out in the community. They gained extensive experience working with a wide range of challenging behaviors, communication and social skills. Since moving to Bellingham they have been providing ABA services and joined Bayside ABA’s team. Sherry was the first behavior technician to join Bayside ABA in January 2017, Bobby joined soon after. Bart joined Bayside ABA in 2018. They value and maintain an upbeat and positive attitude when working with their staff and families and find Bayside ABA to have the perfect environment to have fun, learn and grow while in and outside of the clinic.
Whitney Young, Clinical Supervisor – Seattle Office
M. Ed., BCBA, LBA
Whitney started working as a registered behavior technician right after graduating from Washington State University in 2014 with her bachelor’s in psychology. She has always loved working with kids and found that her core values aligned with ABA as she started assisting children with autism to live fulfilling lives. It became quickly apparent to Whitney that behavioral psychology was what she was meant to do. Whitney graduated with her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and became a BCBA in February 2022. Whitney currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two small children. Whitney loves seeing the children she works with grow to become more independent as they gain skills that open their world.
Mika Rollin, Clinical Supervisor – Seattle Office
Mika started her journey in the ABA field 15 years ago when she became a behavior therapist her last semester of undergraduate studies at San Diego State University. She worked as a behavior therapist for many years, eventually becoming a BCBA in May of 2014. Her favorite aspect of working with children with autism is seeing the unique way they see and interpret the world, and finding ways to build on that in order to connect with them. She enjoys making learning fun and creative, keeping an open mind to find what works best for each child.
Mika is originally from San Diego, CA and has lived in Seattle for almost 9 years. She loves swimming and camping. She also plays competitive pinball in her spare time, participating in weekly tournaments at various locations around Seattle, as well as being a member of a league team.
Bayside ABA Staff in Seattle & Bellingham
Serving Bellingham, Alger, Birch Bay, Dewey, Fairhaven, Ferndale, Laurel, Mountain View, Sudden Valley, Seattle, Ballard, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Eastlake, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood, Georgetown, Lake City, Laurelhurst, Leschi, Madrona, Magnolia, Mount Baker, Northgate, Queen Anne, U-District, Wallingford, Wedgewood, Bellevue, Kirkland & Mercer Island