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Briar Kleeman

Speech Language Pathologist

Briar Kleeman graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology in 2019. Prior to graduate school, she was working as a secondary vocal music teacher at a small school district in Iowa when her father suffered a stroke. Inspired by her father’s recovery, Briar found herself drawn to speech pathology and in graduate school soon after. Briar has had experiences in both Iowa and Minnesota across various settings providing speech therapy services to older adults. Briar has expertise in areas of stroke recovery, aphasia, apraxia, Parkinson’s management, voice and resonance disorders, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and management of neurological disorders across the lifespan. Briar is a classically trained vocalist and certified in the Parkinson’s specific voice program SPEAK OUT!


Kate Hawkins

Speech Language Pathologist

Kate Hawkins, MBA, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2019 she received her MBA with a Healthcare Emphasis from the University of St. Thomas. She has experience in providing speech therapy across the life-span, with expertise in swallowing disorders and cognitive rehabilitation. Kate is passionate about being a life-long learner and enjoys helping others achieve their goals. She enjoys collaborative and holistic care, with a focus on functional treatment plans to maximize patient outcomes.

Kate lives in Arden Hills with her husband and young daughter. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, scrapbooking, playing tennis, and doing Pilates.

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