Tandy Therapy Team

Lauren Tandy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is also a Pacific Northwest native. I live in Post Falls, Idaho with a loving husband, two active sons, and a spitfire daughter. ‚Äč

It is my dream to share the different aspects of communication and feeding in a fun, engaging, and comfortable environment. I have been in private practice since 2016 providing in-home and clinic-based speech, language, and feeding and swallowing services to my clients.

Before starting Tandy Therapy, I worked in a variety of settings serving children and adults, including out-patient hospital clinics, adult rehabilitation programs, long-term acute care hospital therapy, and school district services. I now specialize in areas of speech and language development, caregiver coaching, telepractice, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and other related feeding difficulties. I have a unique experience as a mother of three completely individual little human beings. They have taught me much more than a master's in communication sciences and disorders ever could have. But I definitely learned a lot from that, too.

I am an evidence-based clinician that applies the latest research and proven practices to my intervention approach.

Brittany Gilbert, M.S, CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who has always had a passion for helping others. I live with my husband and our two German Shorthaired Pointers. We are expecting our first child in April of 2023! 

Being raised in a military family, we moved every three years from along the west coast of the U.S. to Japan and Iceland. After my parents retired, we moved to Alaska where I attended high school. At 18 I moved to Arizona for college and later met my husband. After getting my bachelors’ degrees, I worked as a direct support specialist with young adults who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities and/or serious mental illnesses. Then I decided to change it up and worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for police, fire, and paramedics in Arizona and then Boise. Dispatching was an emotional rollercoaster.  I eventually made my way back to the SLP world as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) in the school setting for a couple of years. I graduated from Baylor University with a Master of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders in 2022 and shortly after we moved to Coeur d’Alene. 

It is my goal is to help clients and families improve their quality of life through building meaningful relationships and improved communication. I understand that every client is unique and value the therapeutic relationship by providing empathy, trust, and respect. 

In my free time you’ll likely find me hanging out with my husband and dogs on a hike, camping, at a sporting event or concert, or trying out a local restaurant.

Daniela Brown
Occupational Therapist

Daniela is an occupational therapist who has been practicing since 2020. Daniela graduated from Eastern Washington university with a master’s in occupational therapy as well as a bachelor’s in exercise science. Daniela has an extensive history of working in pediatrics, she completed extensive job shadowing and was a therapy aide throughout graduate school. She works mostly with pediatrics and also has experience in adult rehab including trauma. She is passionate about trauma informed care and providing a holistic approach to therapy. She has received extensive ongoing training in MNRI, a primitive reflex modality that utilizes neurodevelopment re-patterning techniques to create change at the nervous system level. She has received certifications in trauma informed care as well as anti-inflammatory nutrition education. She enjoys working with families and children. She is passionate about helping children on the autism spectrum and increasing their functionality. Daniela enjoys health and wellness, yoga, and nature.

Anna Bollinger, MS., CF SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a speech-language pathologist who moved back home to the area after living in Colorado for 7 years. I live with my husband and three kids in Liberty Lake, WA. I went back to school when our youngest started kindergarten, and recently graduated from Washington State University with a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Before becoming an SLP I was a stay-at-home-mom for 12 years, and then a Parent Educator for the Parents as Teachers Organization.

I am very passionate about supporting children and their families with early intervention, early literacy, and treating language and speech sound disorders. Someday soon I hope to specialize in treatment of speech sound disorders as well as write children's books! I also love spending time with family and friends, reading, and finding great places to eat and listen to live music.

John Tandy
Facility Maintenance Manager

John Tandy is our facility maintenance manager. He is our helping hand that fixes and builds what we need in order to deliver successful therapies to our families. He may be seen around the clinic assisting in various projects. He is also our owner, Lauren Tandy’s husband. He has been around the therapy world as long as she has. They have been married since 2007 and have three children. Their family calls Post Falls, Idaho home, and loves recreating in the surrounding lakes and mountains.

Ian Tandy
Facility Maintenance Assistant

Ian is the clinic helper that you will see moving around and doing what is needed in all buildings and parking lot areas. He is Lauren Tandy’s eldest son and has grown up helping create therapy materials and learning about all thing therapy from his mom and her team. He loves mountain biking, snowboarding, scootering, baseball, and parkour.

Karrie Knight
Office Manager

Hi! I'm Karrie, I have worked in the Medical Field for about 20 years now, ranging from Physical Therapy Aid to scheduling and authorizations. Working here at Tandy Therapy is very rewarding and fun. I get to work with amazing therapists and get to meet extraordinary kiddos.

A little about me,
I grew up in North Idaho after having lived in various places on the West Coast. I then decided to come back home to North Idaho to raise my 3 wonderful children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and going on hikes with my boyfriend Joel and our 2 dogs. I also spend time at the lake and traveling to new places we have on our bucket list.