Office Staff

Julie Murray

M.S., CCC-SLP, Executive Director

Julie Murray

M.S., CCC-SLP, Executive Director

Julie W. Murray is a Speech Language Pathologist and Executive Director of The Chatter Box. The Chatter Box was created due to her experiences with her special needs son Jacob. Julie has experienced therapy services as a professional and a parent. She is passionate about having therapists that can teach families and encourage them in the therapeutic process. Julie began her career in the Jefferson County Public Schools in 1998. She made the transition to First Steps in 2004 as a Speech Pathologist and a Primary Level Evaluator. In 2007, The Chatter Box opened its doors to provide First Steps services, playgroup and private based therapy. Julie continues to do primary level evaluations with the First Steps program. She specializes in feeding disorders and Dyslexia. Julie has experience with tongue and lip ties, food chaining, mealtime management, feeding groups and behavioral approaches to feeding. She is passionate about Dyslexia and helping students learn to read and write. She uses an Orton-Gillingham approach in treatment and has been trained as a dyslexia specialist. Julie has four children and loves to play golf with her family.

Mallory Turner

DI, M.A. of Ed - Preschool Teacher

Mallory Turner

DI, M.A. of Ed - Preschool Teacher

Mallory has been working with the Chatter Box and First Steps since 2008. She loves working with children with many types of delays/diagnosis's, and her specialty runs with play, behavior, and social concerns. Along with seeing First Steps clients in home, she also teaches playgroup and preschool at The Chatter Box, and tutor children with dyslexia.  She sees First Steps clients primarily in the afternoon due to teaching preschool half day.

Kelsey Schuhmann

M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech Therapy

Kelsey Schuhmann

M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech Therapy

Kelsey graduated from the University of Louisville in 2012 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She spent 6 years providing speech therapy services to children birth to 21 years of age within Jefferson County Public Schools. She worked primarily in a preschool setting and has a passion for helping young children develop the power of communication. She worked with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation disorder and fluency disorders. Kelsey also previously worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) instructor with children with Autism.

Kelsey is married and has 3 young children. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and playing basketball.

Kristie Lindemier

M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Therapeutic Services

Kristie Lindemier

M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Therapeutic Services

Kristie has been in the field of speech pathology for nearly twenty years, all in the pediatric arena.  She has been with the Chatter Box since its opening in 2007.  Kristie has experience working with children with a wide variety of communication needs, including developmental delay, motor planning concerns, hearing loss, speech intelligibility, and higher level language/executive function concerns.  She uses strategies such as sign language, the Kaufman Praxis series, oral motor techniques, visual cues and prompts, and speech sound production cues to increase children’s communication skills.  Kristie enjoys working with families and educational teams to develop appropriate programming in all of the child’s natural environments.  She is also a Primary Level Evaluator for the First Steps program, helping to determine when and if children needs services in the early years of birth to three.

Sandra Emberton

Office Manager

Sandra Emberton

Office Manager