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Our Brain Coaches

We are a team of educators, special education teachers, occupational therapists, and child psychologists.
Tracy Grist

Tracy Grist

Office: American Fork
Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Years of Experience: 28
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

Tracy is a local favorite to many students (and Brain Works staff as well).

Monique Gafa

Monique Gafa

Office: West Jordan
Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Years of Experience: 34
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

In her late 30's, Monique's life has been tremendously easier since: having the capacity to reason better, learn better, and communicate better than she ever did in the first 33 years of her life.

Because of how significantly her life has been benefited, she has a great compassion for the struggles and insecurities experienced by her brave clientele and she also has a great passion to show them what joy lies in store for them as they persevere through this course with a trusting attitude.

Monique began her experience of showing others what potential they have for learning by teaching preschool at a daycare back in her late twenties. There she was required to read about research done on how children learn as part of her job. Monique was so intrigued by how our brains work! From that initial education it sparked in her a burning desire to help people: understand how to help themselves, where they struggled along with their children who are learning at accelerated rates to ensure everyone can have hope.

Eventually Monique found herself connected to Brain works where she has worked sharing her beliefs in others for the past five and a half years. This past year Monique has spent considerable time towards certifying on the side in life coaching, as well which has given her a larger scope on just what the whole nervous system is doing in connection with the brain and she loves teaching her clientele what their body is doing as we progress through the course.

The most amazing thing is watching each individual reach that point where they are liberated by their new skills and they know that all of us here at Brain Works truly loved giving them this new gift.

Katie Altmann

Katie Altmann

Office: Draper
Hours: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Years of Experience: 40
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

Katie loves working with children and adults and loves watching them grow and have success with the Brain Works program. Katie started out with Brain Works as a parent and facilitator with her two daughters.

Katie was so amazed at the results that she saw with her own family that she later began her brain coach career working for Brain Works.

In high school Katie was a Sterling Scholar nominee. She was runner up at the State Foreign Language Fair in Russian. Katie loved music, she learned to play piano and trumpet. Katie also enjoyed sports she played softball and basketball. Katie attended Brigham Young University and studied music (trumpet) and genealogy. Katie has a certificate in Relaxation Therapy. Katie plans to further her education in alternative care.

Katie also works as a Swedish Genealogy Researcher and teaches piano lessons. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her daughters and also loves hiking and being outdoors.

Audrey Nelson

Dr Audrey L. Nelson

Office: Draper
Hours: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Years of Experience: 37
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

Dr. Audrey L. Nelson has worked as an educator in the public and private sector for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in English in 1997.

In August of 2001 she was awarded a M. Ed. in Educational technology focusing on technology and the arts, In December of 2001 she was awarded a Masters of Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She also was awarded a Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix in 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Education focusing on Instructional Design for online learning in 2010.

She has been a licensed clinical mental health counselor since 2004. Audrey has been involved with the mind, body and spirit education since 1982 when she received her first black belt in Seidokan Aikido. Since 1990 she has run a martial art school called “Ahsahoshi (morning star) Aikido.”

She currently enjoys working in her urban garden focusing on the propagation of drought tolerant trees, solar and wind alternative energy experiments, and painting and writing.

Of Brain Works she said, “It is a program that enhances a child’s abilities at to use and focus their cognitive skills in a way that transforms learning frustrations into successes. My experiences with mind and body activities have lead me to believe that Brain Works is a powerful program to enhance student and human potential. It makes difficult tasks easy and impossible tasks possible. I feel honored to be able to work with this team of experts.”

April Hammon

April Rose Hammon

Office: Holladay
Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Years of Experience: 45
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

April graduated from Utah Valley University with an Associates in Early Childhood Education in 2010. She taught preschool for a few years and absolutely loved it.

While April was teaching she found Brain Works and quickly figured out it was something she needed to be a part of. "I completely fell in love with the program." Aprile has been a Brain Works instructor since early 2012 and she learns so much from each student she work with. This program has the ability to completely change lives!

When April is not teaching Brain Works you can usually find her hanging out with her "handsome little one." We like to play outside, dance, and go on all sorts of adventures (anything can be an adventure when you are little!) She also enjoys hiking, dancing, singing, crafting, and playing games.

Andrew Mellen

Andrew Mellen

Office: All Utah Office Locations
Hours: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Years of Experience: 21
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: Yes

Carole Harris

Carole L. Harris

Office: South Ogden, Bountiful
Hours: 3:00PM - 11:30PM
Years of Experience: 30
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: No

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Cindy Stephenson

Office: Logan
Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Years of Experience: 28
Email: brainworksllc@gmail.com
A Graduate of Brain Works: No

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