Marisa Griswold, BCBA

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Marisa has been working with Hope Reach since August of 2010. She always knew she would would work with children every day. There is never a day at work that she doesn’t laugh.

 Her favorite part of working for Hope is seeing the children overcome their obstacles and grow into their own personalities. It is so rewarding to watch the progress in a child’s life.

 Degree: B.A. in Psychology from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.

Hobbies: Volleyball, biking, reading, hiking, camping, playing with my puppy.


Kayla Lilly, BCBA

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Kayla began with Hope Reach in November of 2009. She first gained an interest in the field of autism in high school when she babysat and worked with a young boy with autism who attended her church. Kayla's experiences with this child let her to pursue a B.S. in Psychology.

Kayla's desire in her career is to not only to change the lives of her children but to also enhance the lives of their families and others who come into contact with the children she works with.

Kayla enjoys seeing her children gain new skills throughout their time at Hope Reach. She also loves seeing them being proud of themselves when they are successful at a new task.

Even though Kayla has taught her children many things at Hope Reach, she feels that could never amount to what the children teach her everyday through their determination, personalities and genuine hearts.

Degree: B.S. in Psychology from North Greenville University, M.A. in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology