About Wild Sun

Daniel and Alexis met in Colorado in 2014 while Daniel was pursuing his Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential. Alexis held a master’s degree in Counseling and had previously worked at a school for individuals with Autism. It was very clear that they both had a passion for supporting the development of others.

Not long after meeting and getting married, they were propositioned by a Psychology professional in St. Croix, USVI to support the establishment of the first Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in the territory. Their roles and responsibilities while there allowed for significant creative freedom and the ability to build a firm foundation for the organization to reach all of the children and adults who had previously gone without behavioral support.

Upon returning to Colorado in 2016, they realized that the freedoms they had in St. Croix would not transition to working for one of the corporate ABA organizations stateside.

As they initiated the formation of Wild Sun, they began thinking about how they wanted to differentiate themselves from other ABA organizations. In an effort to shift the paradigm, they chose to form an independent, ethical ABA company that: prioritizes the interests of the clients and their families, renders the highest quality of services available, provides extensive supervision for their staff, and creates a compassionate organization that promotes the growth of both clients and team members.

As the organization has rooted, it has become apparent that the cornerstone of Wild Sun’s strengths lie in:

  • Ethical therapy implementation
  • The establishment of reinforcing interpersonal relationships
  • Collaborative and cooperative team members
  • Humanistic approach that emphasizes empowering the clients and their families
  • Creating an inclusive community

We are not done yet! We are always evolving by developing new programs to benefit the community, the clients we serve, and the strengths of our team members.

Meet the Administrative Team

Alexis Koutoulakos

MA, Founder/Director of Operations

Alexis has been in the mental health field since graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University in 2005. Alexis has since explored a variety of health fields including Applied Behavior Analysis, emergency psychiatric support, emergency medicine, and physical fitness. She then returned to school to pursue her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University in 2007, which is how she landed in Colorado.

Alexis and Dan Kurty then temporarily moved to the Virgin Islands to support the creation of an ABA program for children in the USVI. Upon returning to Colorado in 2016, Alexis and Dan decided to establish Wild Sun Behavioral Services. Alexis provides administrative and organizational support to the staff and clients at Wild Sun.

In her “free time,” she also raises two children, consults as a marketing support specialist, freelances as a group fitness instructor, serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Hanuman Festival, and spends as much time as allowable being physically active.

Daniel Kurty

BCBA, Founder/Executive Director

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education, Dan began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012. He has a passion for working with youth and their caregivers to support the learning and developmental processes.

In 2014 Dan relocated to the US Virgin Islands in order to establish the first ABA program for children in the territory (St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix). The program is now flourishing and serving over fifty children in the territory.

Over the course of his career in ABA Dan has worked for a variety of organizations and has discovered that the field is in need of an increased standard of care. Through Wild Sun Behavioral Services he intends to provide more direct ABA services to clients, provide greater supervision to behavioral technicians, hire highly qualified therapists, and focus on training and supporting parents and caretakers.

Dan’s ultimate goal is to shift the ABA paradigm.

Explore Our Services

We use the principals of ABA to support individuals and families in reaching their goals and improving their overall quality of life by reducing behavioral challenges and teaching functional skills, all while establishing interpersonal relationships as primary reinforcers to instill positive behavior change.