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Team Montana

Montana Hobbs

Montana is a 2013 graduate of University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. While working as a behavior therapist, she completed a master's degree in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis. In 2015, after completing her degree program, Montana received her Board Certified Behavioral Analyst Certification.


Ashley Falcon
Lead Therapist

In 2013, Ashley joined Emerald Coast Autism Center as a behavior therapist. Prior to her work at ECAC, Ashley provided in-home ABA services to children in the Dallas, TX and San Diego, CA areas. Her previous knowledge of relating behavior principles to everyday life situations helped her establish and grow ECAC’s ‘Tech Lab’ program. Having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, Ashley is now completing the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) course sequence through University of West Florida and plans to sit for the BCaBA examination.

Sarah Rodriguez
Behavior Therapist

Sarah received her B.A. in history from Texas A&M and an M.A. in Human Relations for Oklahoma University. As a military spouse and mother, she has moved frequently and stayed home with her children for many years. During her time in New Mexico, she earned her 200-hour RYT Yoga teacher certification in 2016 and worked mainly as Children’s Yoga Instructor. Discovering she wanted to work in education, began to work as a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant in a 3rd grade classroom. Upon her move to Florida in 2018, she began her work at ECAC and is now pursuing her BCaBA coursework.

Rachel Heintzleman
Behavior Therapist 

Rachel joined Emerald Coast Autism Center in October 2018 as a behavior therapist. She graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Central Florida in 2017 and began pursuing a Master of Education Degree with a concentration in ABA at Arizona State University and will graduate in May, 2019. Prior to working at ECAC, Rachel was a habilitative interventionist in Idaho providing services to children who have developmental disabilities in a clinical setting as well as in school and in home.