MaKayla is originally from the small town of Bluff City, Tennessee and went to Milligan University for both her undergraduate and MSOT degree. She loves traveling, waterskiing, cats, baking, playing music with her family band, and spending time with her friends and family. MaKayla loves to learn and meet new people and is excited to be at PAT!
Anna Kate is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and moved to Huntersville shortly before starting at PAT. She attended Arizona State University and the University of Cincinnati where she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration. She received her Masters of Occupational Therapy at Lewis University, graduating in 2021. In addition to practicing occupational therapy, Anna Kate is a Registered Yoga Teacher and dance instructor. She loves to incorporate mindfulness and movement breaks into her sessions. Anna Kate is excited to be a part of the PAT team and eager to help kids and their families live with more ease and fulfillment.
Whitley graduated from NC State University (Go Pack!) before receiving her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. During college, she developed a passion for working with kids and has never looked back. She has experience working in outpatient pediatrics and is excited to join the PAT team in Winston Salem. When she’s not at the clinic, you can find her baking, reading, hiking, or going to concerts.
Kayla was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a proud UC Bearcat. She has wanted to be a pediatric occupational therapist from a young age and enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews. Kayla also loves hiking and spending time with her two cats.
Leigh is from Bridgeport, West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University’s Occupational Therapy program. In the fall of 2020 she completed her level II fieldwork rotation at PAT where she confirmed her passion for working with the pediatric population. Leigh loves pediatric OT because it helps children and their families become more functional, independent, and successful with their meaningful occupations. Additionally, this profession allows her to be creative, learn new skills, and have fun! When Leigh is not in the clinic, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, having a movie marathon, or indulging in sweets!
Kathryn graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Human Development and Family studies and a Master’s of Occupational Therapy and focused on pediatrics and child development throughout her entire education. When not studying or attending class, she worked and volunteered through various special needs church groups and as a caregiver for local families. Kathryn had fieldwork experiences in childhood mental health and foster care, summer feeding camps, and outpatient pediatrics and loves promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellness in children to help foster independence. In her free time Kathryn loves watching sitcoms and crime thrillers with her fiancé, being outdoors with her dog, Clarice, and seeking out the best ice cream spot in Charlotte.