Meet Our Team

Amanda Racette

Amanda Racette earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Mary in May of  2007. She graduated from University of Mary in December of 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.  She has received specialized training in the Beckman’s Oral Motor Protocol, ALERT Program, and is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.

Amanda began her career working in geriatrics in a transitional care setting from 2009-2011. Since 2011 Amanda has primarily worked in the pediatric outpatient setting. Whether in adults or children she loves treating neurological diagnosis. She has begun her journey with ergonomics through The Back School in Atlanta Georgia and wishes to bring the knowledge she has gained through their courses to practice in Billings.  She is part-owner of Yellowstone Therapy Center and continues to treat both pediatrics and adults for outpatient therapy.

Amy Lorash

Amy Lorash first earned a teaching degree from Eastern Montana College (MSU-B) back in 1991.  She was a teacher here in Billings for 17 years before returning back to school to earn her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2008 from NOVA Southeastern University in North Miami Beach, Florida.  Since obtaining this degree she has worked in a variety of settings including the hospital, skilled nursing, and clinical outpatient. She is part-owner of Yellowstone Therapy Center and continues to treat both pediatrics and adults for outpatient therapy.  She has an array of experience in all aspects of her field and continues to love it all. It has been difficult for her to settle in one area of her field as she continues to love the treatment of both pediatrics and adults.

Paula H. Kitzenberg

Paula H. Kitzenberg earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1992.  She graduated from Montana State University – Billings in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. She has received specialized training from the University of Southern California which resulted in her sensory integration (SIPT) certification.  She earned her occupational therapy doctorate degree from the University of Utah in May of 2016.

Paula has held many clinical and leadership positions including a lead therapist, program manager, and clinical director.  She has also owned and operated her own private occupational therapy practice. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings but has specialized in pediatrics since the spring of 2001 with an emphasis on sensory integration dysfunction and autism.  In the past, she has served as an adjunct professor in the health administration program at MSU-B and on the national executive committee of Pi Theta Epsilon, the OT honor society. She is currently employed by the University of Mary and serves as an assistant professor and site coordinator for the Billings occupational therapy program.  In her “free time,” she still sees pediatric patients in a clinical setting two evenings a week.

Kristin Barth

Kristin Barth earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montana in 2008.  She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, also from the University of Montana, in 2012.

Kristin primarily worked with adults from 2012-2015 in a skilled nursing setting, working with individuals with a vast array of diagnoses such as Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Brain Injury, Aphasia, and Dementia.  She also has thorough training and experience with assessment and treatment of Dysphagia (e.e. Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of the disease). She joined the team here at Yellowstone Therapy Center in the Fall of 2015, instantly finding joy in working with the pediatric population.

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Courtney James

Courtney James earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biological Sciences from the University of Montana in 2016. She went on to earn her Certificate of Public Health in 2018 and she became a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019. 

Courtney has participated in several multi-week clinical experiences with the St. Vincent Outpatient Rehabilitation centers in Billings and Helena. These experiences include a neuro-rehab experience where she designed and administered therapeutic exercises for patients suffering with brain and spinal cord injuries, and stroke patients. During her experiences she also used gait analysis of therapy horses to promote clinical reasoning skills. She also utilized hippotherapy as a primary treatment to address motor skills and coordination deficits.

More recently, Courtney has been a full-time physical therapist with Stillwater Billings Clinic in Columbus, MT. Her work in women’s health included evaluation and intervention for musculoskeletal conditions in pregnancy and afterwards. She also worked in pediatrics with children suffering a wide range of injuries and congenital conditions.

Dwayne Barth

Dwayne Barth owes his training to the U.S. Navy.  He was first trained as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 1986 and performed these duties for 14 years before being trained as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the year 2000.  He continues to work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant since his retirement from the Navy in 2004.

Dwayne has worked with a myriad of patients in the military, Department of Defense school system, public schools, nursing home environments, and in outpatient pediatrics.  He has worked with a vast array of diagnoses such as Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre’, Brain Injury, Stroke (CVA), Dementia, Autism, ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy. He has been a part of the team here at Yellowstone Therapy Center since October 2015 and has loved every minute of it.

Caitlin Vauthier

Caitlin Moller received her Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Pima Medical Institute – Denver in August of 2014. 

Caitlin started her career working in skilled nursing facilities, both in Denver and Billings, focusing on strokes, Parkinson’s Disease, and Orthopedic rehabilitation. In the summer of 2018, Caitlin  joined Yellowstone Therapy Center and has since gained a certification as an Interactive Metronome provider.  Caitlin loves being apart of YTC!
Britta Yellowstone Therapy Occupational Therapist

Britta Dalbey

Britta Dalbey earned her undergraduate degree in education and reading specialization from Montana State University in 2012. She then worked in the public schools as a teacher and a speech therapy aid before obtaining her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montana in July of 2017. She has received specialized training in LSVT-LOUD for Parkinson’s, PECS level 1, The SOS Sensory feeding protocol, and the Beckman Oral Motor protocol.

Britta began her career in a skilled nursing setting in 2017 and since that time has gained experience in multiple settings including hospitals, acute care, home health, rehabilitation clinics, public schools and private clinics. She began working at Yellowstone as a part-time therapist in April of 2021, transitioning to a full time in 2022 and works with both pediatrics and adults for outpatient therapy. She enjoys the various challenges and rewards of working with both populations. 

Lindsee Jensen

Lindsee Jensen

I am Lindsee Jensen, Newlywed to my best friend Dustin Jensen and mom of 4. I have spent
my college years at Western Oregon University where I started my professional life in Optical in
2006. From here I became a Licensed and Certified Optician as well as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant by 2009. Upon returning to my roots in Billings, MT I continued my
professional development and became the President of the Spring Into Sight Foundation to
further help those in need in my community. For the past 17.5 years I have dedicated my
expertise and professionalism to billing, coding, customer service and patient care. I have
recently decided to join my current team at Yellowstone Therapy Center as their Administrative
and Billing Specialist where I look forward to successfully serving the members of our community.