Krista Bergey, MA, CCC-SLP  ~ Krista earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Goshen College.  Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, she worked as an early childhood assessments and special education coordinator for Mary’s Center/Briya Public Charter School in Washington, DC. She later completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Indiana University where she completed the STEPS track that trains bilingual clinicians to work as SLPs with Spanish speaking and bilingual children.  Krista spent the first several years of her career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She has experience with evaluation and treatment of monolingual and bilingual children 18 months through middle school to address early language development, articulation and phonology disorders, autism, language disorders, and a variety of developmental delays.  She has been trained in PROMPT as well as the identification of red flags for Autism Spectrum Disorders in early childhood using the Autism Navigator through the University of Florida. More recently, Krista transitioned back to the Baltimore area, where she works on a county-wide bilingual assessment team for a public school system.  Krista grew up in northern Indiana and lives in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys the beach, walking around the Harbor, exploring new restaurants, and and spending time with friends and family.

Lindsay Lavin, MS, CCC-SLP ~ Lindsay earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences from Loyola University Maryland in 2018 and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in 2020. She has experience working in a private practice with individuals between the ages of 15 months to 20 years old. She has worked with children with articulation disorders, mixed receptive-expressive language disorders, apraxia, alternative and augmentative communication devices (ACC), selective mutism and oral dysphagia. Lindsay is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a MD License.

On a more personal note, Lindsay grew up in New Jersey and has been living in Baltimore City for about 1 year. She enjoys hiking, traveling, dancing and playing tennis. 

Tiffany Erler, MS, CCC-SLP  ~ Tiffany is our founder and Clinical Director. After receiving her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College in Maryland in 2007, she completed a clinical fellowship year at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Tiffany remained on staff at CARD through 2010. She participated in multi-disciplinary teams focused on identifying children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and providing individualized treatment. She then lived and worked in Sydney Australia for 4 years. During her time there, Tiffany continued to work with children with ASD at the largest Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and early intervention centre in the country. Tiffany's areas of expertise and special interests include autism spectrum disorders, apraxia, and augmentative-alternative communication. Tiffany is trained in PECS, PROMPT, and ABA. She has treated children of all ages with a wide variety of abilities and diagnoses. ​Tiffany is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds a MD License. She received an ACE award in 2017 for her commitment to lifelong learning by earning over 70 hours of continuing education. ​​​On a more personal note, Tiffany grew up in Audubon NJ. She currently lives in Severna Park MD. Tiffany is a wife and mother of 3 boys. She enjoys reading. Tiffany likes listening to country music and relaxing on the beach. 

We believe that every child deserves an opportunity to unlock his or her voice. Our mission is to provide individualized therapy to each client. We strive to include the whole family in our treatment approach. 

What an incredible team!

Our Mission

Emily Butterworth, MS, CCC-SLP  ~ Emily Butterworth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2014. She received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University in 2016. Emily is ASHA certified and is currently licensed in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rhode Island. She has provided speech & language therapy in school, outpatient, home health, and telehealth settings. Emily’s areas of expertise and special interests include speech sound disorders, literacy, as well as receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language disorders. She has experience working with children and young adults with developmental delays, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, in addition to Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive disabilities. Her favorite parts of being a Speech-Language Pathologist include developing relationships with her clients and their families, collaborating with other professionals, and individualizing therapy to suit her clients’ interests and needs.

Emily grew up in Connecticut. She recently moved to the DMV area. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their pets, as well as baking, reading, and traveling. 

We are so lucky to have a team of 7 amazing clinicians!

Budding Voices is different in so many ways. We bring a variety of backgrounds and experience to offer a unique service model to our patients and their families. Tiffany, Nicole, Daryn, Laura, Morgan, Emily, and Catherine are all licensed in the State of Maryland and hold the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). Daryn holds a limited license in the State of Maryland and is completing her clinical fellowship year in order to apply for the CCC-SLP. Mary is a speech-language pathology assistant. She is training at Budding Voices before starting her Master's program in August 2021. 


Our team is fun, energetic, and caring. We love our jobs! And it shows!

 On a more personal note, Nicole grew up in Bloomington, MN. She’s now lives in Arnold, MD with her husband and four kids. She enjoys spending time with family, as well as cooking, reading, and playing tennis.

Meet our therapists

Catherine Adams, MS, CCC-SLP  ~ Catherine earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College in Maryland in 2006. She minored in Special Education. After receiving her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2008, Catherine completed her clinical fellowship year in New York at The Eden 2/The Genesis School for Children with Autism. From there, Catherine traveled around the country and worked in a variety of settings, including in public and private schools, in clinics, in outpatient therapy, and in home therapy. She has treated toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults. She initially moved to Hawaii, where she became the Director of Speech Therapy at The Variety School. After her time in Hawaii, Catherine worked in the public school system in Virginia Beach. In 2013, she relocated to California and was employed at the Central Coast Language and Learning Center where she split her time between the local school system and a clinic. In 2017, Catherine returned to the East Coast and landed in Maryland. She contracted for Budding Voices, before becoming the Director of Speech-Language Pathology at The McArdle Center/Sweet Bay Magnolia Academy on Kent Island. Catherine is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed in California, Virginia, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland. Catherine’s area of expertise and special interests includes Autism Spectrum Disorders and receptive and expressive language disorders.  She is trained in ABA and PROMPT and has received two ACE awards for completing more than 70 hours of continuing education every 3 years.  

​On a more personal note, Catherine is a native of Long Island, New York. She has been a proud Navy wife for the last 12 years. She and her husband live in Millersville with their 3 children. In her spare time, you can find Catherine running the local roads, riding her Peloton, or reading a good book. 

Daryn Reeder, MS, CF-SLP ~ Daryn earned her Bachelor’s degree from Temple University and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. She has experience working with children with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, articulation and/or phonological disorders, expressive and/or receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and the Deaf and HOH population. Daryn grew up in Annapolis, MD and still resides there now with her family. She loves American Sign Language, cooking, dancing, cats and learning about sharks.

​While your child will likely have 1 primary clinician, we all work together to ensure our kiddos receive consistent quality service. Families are able to schedule make-up or additional sessions with any of our clinicians. Rest assured that we will collaborate as a team throughout your child's time at Budding Voices. 




Nicole Felt, MS, CCC-SLP  ~ Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree from American University in psychology and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. For five years, Nicole worked as a private therapist with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental delays and was trained in both Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Floortime therapies. She also worked at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC as a research coordinator studying children with feeding disorders. After receiving her Masters in 2014, Nicole worked in private clinics in Washington, DC and Maryland providing speech-language therapy for children ranging from 2 to 16 years. Nicole’s areas of expertise and special interests include articulation delays and disorders, autism spectrum disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and overall expressive and receptive language difficulties. Nicole is trained in ABA and the SOS Approach to Feeding. 

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