Our Staff

Nicole Lampi, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinic Director, Speech/Language Pathologist

Way back in the early days “BC” (before children), I completed triathlons and taught fitness classes. My time now is spent running after my 3 kids and running them to their activities. What I love most about my career: supporting these amazing therapists, and sharing laughter with the children I treat.

Emily Wolf

Office Manager

After a number of years living on the North Shore, I developed a passion for the outdoors. My favorite outdoor activity is hiking in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter. My favorite spot to hike up the shore is Sugarloaf Cove; I love bringing a good book with me and sitting along the lake to read!

Katie Higgins

Therapy Aide/Receptionist

I was adopted from Honduras and speak Spanish. When I am not at work, I am often at my local church participating on the worship team and teaching children’s ministry. I am incredibly passionate about working with kids and making a difference in their lives and absolutely love that I get to do that on a daily basis here at the clinic!

Nancy Johnston, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I spin wool into yarn and am a member of the Duluth Fiber Handcrafter’s Guild. The spinning wheel I use is a family heirloom that came from Norway.

Linda M. Kalweit, AuD, CCC-A, F/AAA

Pediatric Audiologist

Wow, this is my 25th year as the pediatric audiologist at this clinic! Born under the sign of Libra, I revel in growing as a practitioner in both the "art" and "science" of pediatric audiology. In my spare time I do intricate beadwork, knitting, and other crafts and I volunteer in the community as part of my church, Gloria Dei Lutheran.

Tristan Kerfeld, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I love doing crafty things! Whether it is prepping and laminating materials for therapy, sewing Halloween costumes for my own children or wrapping presents with extra ribbon, I enjoy all aspects of being crafty!

Sorina Larson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I love making therapy activities out of boxes, creating anything from school buses, to reindeer, to dragons. I’ll make anything that is motivating!

Jillian Little, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I have been knitting since I was ten years old. I have become the official "dishcloth" knitter for my entire family, and I love to knit baby hats!

Tamara Pogin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

I enjoy watching baking shows about making beautiful and complex creations that I can’t even eat due to allergies. I can be inspired by creativity in many modalities even if it’s not something I can do.

Rachel Schultz, M.A., CF-SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

In addition to my SLP license, I hold a dual teaching license for general and special education. I spent a summer in Prague, Czech Republic, teaching at an English emersion program.

Mari Wagner

Social Worker

I am a lifelong Duluth resident, have been married for 41 years and have two grown sons who also live in Duluth. My husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time at our cabin up north.

Marcus Hardin

Facility Manager

I keep the building running, and solve problems affecting the efficient operation of our program. I maintain and refurbish the various educational and entertaining props our clients use. One of my principal joys in life is seeing our clients come to our staff, scared and unable to communicate, and watch them walk out, proud and talkative. I am privileged to be part of this fantastic program, offered at no charge, to children in need.