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.