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Kristie Knickerbocker


Kristie is a speech-language pathologist who is driven to break down barriers to learning about voice science. She runs a private practice voice clinic in Fort Worth, Texas where she provides videostroboscopy exams and specialized voice care. She wanted to start the Confident Clinician Cooperative because as a former patient herself, she understands the need for experience to improve patient outcomes, and she wants to empower clinicians to take charge of their skill set and feel confident in voice therapy and beyond.

Cara Bryan


Cara is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in voice rehabilitation. She runs a private practice in Tampa, Florida where she provides both comprehensive endoscopic voice and swallow assessments and treatment. She has extensive acute care and outpatient hospital experience, in addition to being a classically trained soprano. Recognizing a paucity of in-depth graduate level voice coursework, Cara co-founded the Confident Clinician Cooperative to assist future and practicing clinicians in accessing voice-specific continuing education for confident clinical practice.

Aaron Ziegler


Aaron is a voice-specialized speech-language pathologist who has devoted his career to developing effective and efficient physiologic voice therapy. He has a private practice in Portland, Oregon where he provides in-person and online habilitation and rehabilitation services for voice. He co-founded the Confidence Clinician Cooperative because he wanted clinicians to feel confident in their knowledge and skills to support patients with voice differences and voice disorders. Aaron draws from his background in theater, singing, and languages in addition to his experience in clinic, research, and education as he helps clinicians achieve effective and efficient outcomes with their patients.