Meet Your Consultant

Each Consultant is uniquely trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our expertise is in all things behavior! If we can see the behavior, we can help! Your Consultant will first establish the effectiveness of our strategies with your child through demonstration. Next, your consultant will coach you to implement the strategies with your child.

JAMIE WALDVOGEL, MS, BCBA, FOUNDER/OWNER, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

Jamie is a wife, mother of two sons, child behavior expert, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and founder of Behave Your Best! After becoming a mother in 2011, she realized the need to share behavior analytic strategies with parents of typically-developing children or parents of children with special needs whose behavior isn’t “bad enough” to warrant a behavioral expert, therefore founding Behave Your Best. She is passionate about educating this generation of parents with behavioral parenting strategies before “normal” unwanted behavior gets “bad enough”. Jamie believes with the right tools, all parents can enjoy their child’s behavior! Jamie attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. In 2003, Jamie became board certified as a behavior analyst.

Jamie may be reached at jamie@behaveyourbest.com

“Jamie is our potty whisperer. In just a couple of visits our daughter was potty trained- something we had been working on for over a year. Her positive approach is down to earth and easy to follow through on.” -Tara (former client)


SHANNA NSEUMEN, BS, BCaBA, DIRECTOR OF CHILD CARE CONSULTATION

Shanna attended North Dakota State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Psychology. In 2009, Shanna became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Shanna has practiced behavior analysis for the past 15 years with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. In January 2013, Shanna joined Behave Your Best. She has experience training parents, teachers and caregivers to implement behavioral strategies with typically-developing children. She lives in the southwest metro with her husband and 3 children.

Contact Shanna at shanna@behaveyourbest.com

“Shanna helped my family with getting everyone to stay at the table for dinner, getting my daughter to stay in bed at bedtime and general toddler tantrum issues. She’s awesome. Everyone should hire her!”  –Renae (former client)


ALICIA JANNI, BS, BCaBA, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Alicia has a passion for educating others about behavior change and working with children and families to improve their quality of life. Her goal is to help families enjoy all their parent moments through education and skill development.  Alicia’s career has been spent working directly and indirectly with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, teens and adults with head injuries, families and caregivers, and individuals with other developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. For over 15 years, Alicia has worked in behavioral settings and has practiced applied behavior analysis for over 12 years. Alicia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology with a Behavior Analysis emphasis from St. Cloud State University in 2006. She became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2011. In 2015, Alicia joined Behave Your Best. She lives in the north metro with her family.

Contact Alicia at alicia@behaveyourbest.com

“Behave your best changed our families life. We were able to get in home help where the problems normally occur. Our therapist was extremely knowledgeable in her skills and so approachable to ask questions to. After doing the toddler program, we now feel like we have the ability to look at our child’s behavior and come up with an approach to tackle it. We could not be happier with the service we received.” -Kristin (former client)


ERIN COTE, PhD, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

Erin’s lifelong passion for working with children and families shaped her educational and career choices. Erin obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 at Western New England University. This is where she started developing her interest in behavior analysis.  After graduating, Erin returned to her home state of Minnesota to pursue graduate study in behavior analysis. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. Erin has spent her work career working directly with children and coaching families to use behavior analysis to promoting lasting and quality of life changes. She has over 14 years of experience working with diverse clients and finds herself living these strategies every day as she “wrangles” (raises) her own three children. Erin and her husband and three children live in the southwest metro.

Contact Erin at erin@behaveyourbest.com

“Erin was very professional and knowledgeable. She helped with our son and gave us very important input that we are still applying on daily basis. We do recommend this program and we may considering to add other sessions in the future.” -Former Client