Peggy Ann McCourry, MS, OTRL
Owner of Sensory Systems Clinic West, PLC
Post-professional Masters from Boston University in 2008. BS received from WMU in 1982. She has worked in the OT field for over 30 years in a variety of settings including skilled care facilities, adult rehab, sensory integration based clinics, Dept of Defense schools and Early Intervention programs. Peggy is certified in many different therapy techniques and enjoys supervising OT students at many local colleges.
Peggy opened this clinic in 2011 with the vision to help the surrounding communities after moving to Michigan with her husband when he retired from West Point Army Academy. She has 2 adopted children and 2 granddaughters.
Cassidy Burkholder, MS, OTRL
Cassidy graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University (WMU). She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI and recently moved to Wayland, where she resides with her husband. Cassidy has experience working in acute care rehabilitation, outpatient pediatric therapy and has a background in Applied Behavioral Anaylsis (ABA) specializing in Autism. Cassidy has always had a passion for working with children and strives to improve the lives of her clients and families. She is certified in the Astronaut Training Program and Bal-A-Vis-X (Rhythmic Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises for Brain and Body Integration).She continues to pursue continuing education courses and is currently working towards certification as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS).In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys practicing yoga, participating in community races, volunteering, engaging in arts and craft activities, watching Michigan Football and creating memories with her family and friends.
Abbie Butts, MS, OTRL
My name is Abbie Butts, I’m 23 years old and originally from Grand Rapids, MI. I’m thankful to be one of the Occupational Therapists here at SSCW! I’m a recent college graduate from Western Michigan University. I have experience in School-Based OT and Outpatient Pediatrics. I love working with children and young adults of various abilities in helping them become as independent as possible in meaningful activities. I love reading, hiking, and spending time with family.
Medical Billing Specialist
Stacie graduated in 2018 with an Associates degree in Accounting from Baker College. She graduated in 2020 with a Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree from Ross College. She previously graduated in 1996 from Ross Medical Education with a Medical Assistant certificate. She has previous experience working in hospital and physician office settings.
She was born and raised in Dorr, MI until age 10 then moving to Shelbyville, MI were she still resides with her husband and 3 boys, Zeus the labradoodle, Sunny the parakeet, and Bentley the pig. Stacie enjoys spending her time with her family first and foremost. She also enjoys crafting, creating things on her embroidery machine, and cricut machine. She loves being outdoors, and watching her kids play sports for Wayland Wildcats.
Amelia Hayes, MS, OTRL
Amelia was our level II fieldwork student from Grand Valley State University in Winter of 2021. She graduated with her Master’s degree in OT in July of 2021. She also received her BS in Psychology at GVSU.
Amelia’s level I fieldwork experiences include working in a school and working in a group home for adults with disabilities. She also has had the opportunity to travel to Belize with other OT students and faculty to provide OT services in the school and home health setting in the village of Succotz. Amelia has worked with adults and children with disabilities at IKUS/Indian Trails Camp in many of their programs, including their camp and day program services. These experiences have fostered Amelia’s passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and led to one of her long-term career goals of opening a group home.
Amelia is originally from Milford, MI, but has loved being on the west side of the state. In her free time, Amelia likes to read, go hiking, spend time on the water, ski, and hang out with her friends and family.
Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Kolk. I am about to graduate with my Bachelor of Exercise Science from GVSU. I also have a minor in Psychology. I will be starting Occupational Therapy school next year (TBD where I will be attending). I have been working at this clinic for a few years now in the office. You may see my face through the office window or hear my voice when answering phone calls. Some of my hobbies include: traveling, going to the gym, spending time with family/friends and playing with my dog. I am from the east side of the state, from a city called Grosse Pointe. I look forward to meeting families and being a part of the treatment process!
Danielle McCarty, MS, OTRL
Danielle graduated from Davenport University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Medical Case Management. In 2020, she received a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Davenport University. Danielle has had level II fieldwork experience at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital and here at Sensory Systems Clinic West. Danielle grew up locally and continues to live in the area with her family. She enjoys camping, hiking, soccer, painting, and spending time with family and friends.
Sandra Patrick, OTD, OTRL
Hello, my name is Sandra, but I also go by Sandy. I live in Kentwood, MI with my husband and my two cats, Mako and Ira. I received my bachelors from Grand Valley State University and my doctorate from the University of Michigan-Flint. In my spare time, I enjoy baking sweets, watching documentaries, and creating art!
Kayla Toliver, OTR/L
Kayla is an occupational therapist who studied at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. She is familiar with the Wayland area as she graduated from Wayland Union High School in 2014. Kayla attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate degree where she earned a bachelors in Exercise Science. Kayla completed her fieldwork here at Sensory Systems Clinic West in the fall of 2021.
In her free time, she likes to spend as much as much time as she can outdoors. She likes to kayak, hike, go for bike rides and walks. Kayla also likes to travel as she has been to Ecuador, Peru, Ireland, and England.
Jeanne Trompeter, MS, OTRL
With a BA in Special Education from Michigan State University and a MS in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University, Jeanne’s professional and personal experiences include working with adults and children with intellectual and developmental impairments, adults and children in psychiatric care, non-profit advocacy, and the Peace Corps. She has worked with infants and families through Early On, as well as with adults in the acute care setting. Jeanne continues to pursue continuing education in her desire to meet the unique needs of each child she sees.
Jeanne, her husband and their 5 children have lived in Kalamazoo for the last 10 years after having lived on the East coast as well as overseas. Whenever possible, Jeanne tries to get outside for a run, walk or bike ride… or on a good day, all three!
Abby Twilling, MS, OTRL
Abby graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2022. This is also where she received her BS in Allied Health Science in 2019. Abby has had a Level ll Fieldwork experience at Laurels of Kent (skilled nursing facility) and Center for Childhood Development (outpatient pediatric). Abby has experience working with kids and adults with disabilities at IKUS/Indian Trails Camp and at an autism center. Abby currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, taking pictures, and dog walking! Abby’s favorite foods are pepperoni pizza and popcorn!