The MINDscapes Team

At MINDscapes we are very proud of our amazing staff.  They work tirelessly in the clinic and schools  to provide Gold Level services to children with special education needs.  All of our staff are highly educated and experienced in their respective fields.  We bring a spirit of cooperation and willingness to learn to our daily work.

We believe that no goal is too small and it’s never too late to grow.  We believe that any gap can be bridged with dedication, creativity, and patience.  We are a team of professionals from various educational disciplines who work hand-in-hand to help your child reach their maximum learning potential.  


Dr. Kelli Sears – Phd., NASP

Head of Psychological Services

Dr Kelli Sears

Dr. Kelli Sears is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), dually licensed by the Ohio Boards of Psychology and Education. She earned her PhD in School Psychology from The Ohio State University.

She has provided school psychological services to students in grades PreK-12 in public, private, charter and home school settings. 

Dr. Sears has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of educationally related disabilities across categories of qualification, with a professional focus on Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, and Autism.

Kendra Potts

Head of Human Resources

Kendra Sears - CoOwner

Kendra Potts is a business owner and manager, wife, and homeschooling mother of six. She has a background in business administration, healthcare, and working with people with disabilities.

Her passion is to create a comfortable environment for both clients and their families, while helping cultivate fun and innovative ways for clients to receive services.

Donnie Sears

Head of Marketing and NeurOptimal

Donnie Sears has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University.  He has provided support to educational service providers in the schools for over seven years as a psychology aide.  He enjoys the complex nature of school psychology work and enjoys the satisfaction of helping students advance in their education. 

Donnie is our lead Brain Trainer in the NeurOptimal Department and heads up all of the marketing and public relations for MINDscapes.  His passions include children, music, and art.


Paul Cowan

Director of Operations

Trenton DeVore

Paul joined MINDscapes in 2021 and has been an essential part of streamlining our business processes and expanding our school services to the Cleveland area.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Kent State University. After graduation, Paul joined Teach for America (TFA) where he discovered his love for the general education classroom. He spent the majority of his career in the classroom teaching middle school science in Marion, South Carolina. From there, he moved to Austin, Texas where he completed an intensive direct Instruction program to become a reading specialist.

Throughout his teaching career, he also worked with TFA as a Director of Operations at TFA’s summer training program in Philadelphia. Most recently he was a Principal with ACCEL Schools in East Cleveland before joining the MINDscapes team in 2021. Over the years he obtained his Master’s in Higher Education Administration and plans to start his Ph.D. journey in the fall of 2022. He will be attending the University of Southern California, where he will earn his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Development.


Department Heads

Dr. Trenton DeVore – Phd.

Head of School Based Services – Columbus

Trenton DeVore

Dr. Trenton DeVore earned his PhD in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. As a school psychologist, his primary strength is building interpersonal relationships, establishing a collaborative relationship between staff, parents, and students. He is well-versed in dynamic psychoeducational evaluations, academic and behavioral interventions, and data-based decision making. Trent understands the intense demands parents have on their time; thus, he provides parents the opportunity to provide electronic consent and attend virtual or phone conferences, rather than have to attend or sign documents in person. Last, and most important, Trent knows that the student is the client, and we are here to serve his or her needs.

“At the end of the day, we are here to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of the children in our community.”

– Dr. Trenton DeVore


Laurna Surdy – SLP-CCC

Head of Speech and Language

Olivia Tennison.- Speech Language Therapist

 Emma Creech – Occupational Therapist – MSOT ORT/L

Head of Occupational Therapy

Stephen Potts - Orton Gillingham Specialist

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Mount Union, and subsequent Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA. She has fieldwork and professional experience in both outpatient and school-based pediatric settings, working with clients/students with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Developmental Delay, and more.

Emma is experienced in a variety of multi-sensory approaches to teaching students skills needed for success in the classroom, and in specific programs including Zones of Regulation, Handwriting Without Tears, Fundations, and the S.O.S. Feeding Approach.



Stephen Potts – OG Specialist

Head of Educational Services

Stephen Potts - Orton Gillingham Specialist

Stephen Potts is an experienced Special Education tutor and Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist, with a demonstrated history of working in the education management field. He has a k-12 Education degree from Liberty University/Walden university. Mr. Potts is also skilled in research, educational leadership, as well as lesson planning. 

Mr. Potts is married and has six wonderful children. Next to special education services his passions are art, poetry, music, and reading a good book. He is looking forward to watching the MINDscapes kids excel!



 Leah Gordon  – MA

Head of Intervention Services

Stephen Potts - Orton Gillingham Specialist

Bio Coming Soon



SAIL Program and Behavior

Erin Arrington

Behavior (BCBA) Specialist


Jaimee Fligg –

Behavior Specialist

Trenton DeVore

Liz Kelly

Intervention Specialist

Trenton DeVore

Speech and Language


Update coming soon.

Occupational Therapy

Regan Haggerty – MS, ORT/L

Occupational Therapist


Aubrey Riley – COTA

Certified Occupational
Therapy Assistant

Trenton DeVore

Whitney Pflug – COTA

Certified Occupational
Therapy Assistant

Stephen Potts - Orton Gillingham Specialist

Administrative Staff

Angela Coleman

Office Manager

Angela Coleman - Office Manager

Angela is the office manager for MINDscapes LLC. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has worked for an ENT office in Lancaster for 4 years before beginning this journey with MINDscapes.

She is a mom of 2 girls—Gracie and Rowynn, and the bonus mom to Alexander (Xander).  She stands ready to assist you with whatever matters related of MINDscapes LLC invoicing, billing, and payments.

Kendra Smith

Office Receptionist

Ellen Bell

Kendra joined Mindscapes in 2022 and hit the ground running!  She has been an amazing addition to the Mindscapes team.