MEET THE TEAM

At Zephyr, we love what we do. We are passionate about building relationships with families that allow us to provide the highest quality services, and we have so much fun doing it.

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Liza Ashley

Founder, CEO

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Alex Marquez

Co-Founder,

Executive Director

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Megan Burton

Lead Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Cassie Rounds

Board Certified

Behavior Analyst

Liza grew up in Western MA on an organic farm in Leyden. She has been in the field of autism services since 2016, working in both direct service and supervision roles in ABA as well as in roles surrounding family support and resource connections.

 

Liza is a licensed and certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s in Education and concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a passion for providing the most empathetic, client-centered care, Liza returned to her hometown area to start Zephyr after finding out that her passion aligned with a need in the region.

 

She envisions Zephyr as a community organization that celebrates unique personalities and where children and staff members alike come to have FUN.

 

Liza’s favorite activity as a kid was imaginative play with stuffed animals and building fairy houses in the woods of Leyden!

Alex grew up in the Windy City of Chicago, but quickly decided the East Coast was his preferred environment after attending Connecticut College in New London. He has worked in various startup environments and enjoys anchoring daily operations in a mission and purpose.

 

At Zephyr, he works to ensure staff have the resources and support they need to provide energetic, high quality services. Alex envisions a workplace where efficient and effective work can coincide with a fun and inclusive work culture without overlooking the power of meaningful relationships.

 

His favorite activity as a kid was running to his neighbor’s garage after school and learning about restoring antique cars like MGs and Crosleys with the occasional Model A and Model T.

Megan was raised in Southern California. She was exposed to ABA while working as a guest teacher in special education classrooms in 2013 and started working at a private agency providing direct service. To further pursue her education in the field, she moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and began working for an ABA company in a supervisory position. While there, Megan completed her Master’s in ABA and Autism and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

 

She continued to work in a supervisory role within companies in LA where she worked alongside numerous providers in varying capacities and was able to develop a broad set of skills that make her the clinician she is today. She is forever learning from clients, exploring new strategies in ABA, and ensuring that client’s rights remain at the forefront of treatment.

 

She loves the creativity the field affords her and, in the past, has turned many everyday items into extravagant pretend play activities, always with an aim of empowering clients and their families. As a child, Megan enjoyed learning new instruments and creating storylines.

Cassie grew up in Western MA in the small town of Erving. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2014 when she began providing ABA services in a classroom setting. Cassie worked collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure supportive working environments in and out of the classroom.

 

While working full time, Cassie completed her Masters in ABA and became a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has a passion for focusing on each client as an individual with a heavy focus on their specific wants and needs. She enjoys thinking outside of the box and brainstorming ways to incorporate learning into everyday play.

 

Cassie’s favorite activity as a kid was lining up her favorite stuffed animals and performing concerts for them (always receiving standing ovations).