From aspiring vocal performance major... to voice rehabilitation patient...to surgical candidate and recipient...to licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a special interest in Voice and Voice disorders.
Kristie is a speech language pathologist and clinical vocologist driven to provide a unique option for total voice care. In 2006, Kristie was an aspiring vocal performance major when she was diagnosed with a vocal cyst on her left vocal cord. She received vocal rehabilitation, underwent surgical removal, and finished up with more vocal rehab. Since then, Kristie has dedicated her studies and career to helping others in similar situations. Knowing what it's like to be on the other end of the table allows Kristie to give you the best possible outcome.
Kristie is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and singing voice specialist with special training in the area of voice, voice disorders. She has experience with singers and professional voice users of all types. She provides intervention for speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. She most recently began a mobile voice and swallowing evaluation company, Voice Diagnostix, serving the DFW area.
Kristie graduated from Texas Christian University Cum Laude with her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and minor in Music & Vocal Performance. She obtained her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Christian University.
She is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who has performed works including Haydn's Theresienmesse, Verdi's Requiem and Orff's Carmina Burana. Kristie has performed at venues such as Fort Worth's own Bass Performance Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC. Kristie has been in numerous musicals including Once Upon a Mattress as Princess Winnifred, Nunsense as Sister Mary Leo, The Sound of Music as Liesl, The Music Man as Zaneeta Shinn, and Annie as Star-To-Be. Her most recent performance was Beethoven's 9th Symphony, "Ode to Joy" at the Bass Performance Hall.
She speaks to area choir and theatre students about the importance of vocal health and prevention of voice disorders. Kristie has a relationship with Fort Worth Opera and is the official voice care clinic for all artists there. She also educates the young apprentice program performers at Casa Manana on the best techniques to keep their instruments working as efficiently as possible. Kristie has taken the world of Voice Rehabilitation by storm, creating innovative and creative lesson plans and activities for children with voice disorders. See all her products here.
She has held office as co-chair of Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association's (TSHA) Student Legislative Active Committee and as a student representative for the TSHA PAC board. She will be featured as a young alumna on"Spotlight on COSD" on the TCU Youtube website in January 2017.
Kristie has trained for videostroboscopy and FEES exams from local voice mentors, physicians and at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Kristie is certified in Ampcare's Effective Swallow Protocol (ESP) for dysphagia and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). She has training in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy and Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy.
She is a member in good standing with both the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association (TSHA). She belongs to ASHA's Special Interest Group-3 for Voice and Voice Disorders and is featured as a guest-blogger on ASHA's blog, ASHAsphere. She belongs to the Pan-American Vocology Association as an Associate Member. She is also a member in good standing of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
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