Teachers and Staff

Andrea

Andrea Jacobson, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Play Enthusiast

Andrea has a Master’s of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education. She has life-long experience promoting the development of children and has been a pediatric OT for 7+ years. Her work with children and families impacted by neurological, motor, and social-emotional differences, in public school, autism programs, sensory integration clinics, inpatient psychiatry, home, and community settings has shaped her holistic, dynamic systems approach focused on building a healthy foundation for movement, motivation, engagement, and learning. Andrea’s energetic, playful, child-led approach guides children toward balanced sensory, motor, cognitive, and social-emotional development leading to comfort and trust in oneself, others, and the world. Andrea strongly believes caregivers who understand how the sensory-motor systems work and affect their child’s participation feel empowered to recognize, respond to, and plan for their child’s needs. Andrea loves to create enjoyable, impactful, learning experiences out of everyday objects and routines and views parents and children as her greatest collaborators.

 

Catherine

Catherine Pyne

Member Services & Class Coordinator

Catherine graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performance Theatre. She has come to know many Peekadoodle members through her role in Member Services at the front desk, however Catherine started out as a professional princess, bringing ultimate happiness and joy to kids all over the Bay Area. While working with parents and children at Peekadoodle, Catherine continues to pursue her passion for the theatre and intends to incorporate American Sign Language after earning her certification in ASL.

Erica Hipp

Events Planner and Member Services

Erica grew up in San Francisco and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Psychology. Her prior work experience is in marketing and customer service, as well as working directly with children in a preschool and camp setting. In her role as Events Coordinator and Member Services, Erica oversees Peekadoodle parties and events, and supports marketing and member services. In her free time, Erica loves hanging out with friends and family, and playing rugby!

 

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