Olivia Knight moved from Murrieta to attend San Diego State University where she received her B.A. in Psychology. She has always had a passion for working with children and began volunteering with children with autism while completing her undergrad. Her last three years were spent working at an afterschool community-based program for school-aged individuals with autism. She is glad to be continuing to gain experience with ASD at C.A.S.E. Inc. Olivia plans to continue her education in the autism field and aspires to obtain her BCBA. In her spare time she loves to be on the beach, read, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
Preston joined the C.A.S.E. team in 2012. He was born and raised in Oceanside, Ca., and attended the University of Hawaii where he received his BA in Sociology. He is currently working on receiving his Masters in Education. Preston has been working with youth as a mentor/counselor since 2005, and is currently working with C.A.S.E. as a Behavior Interventionist. Preston enjoys working and helping others succeed and achieve goals. He is a husband and a father of 2. In his free time, he enjoys reading and listening to classical music but prefers spending time with his family.
Abby was born and raised in San Diego and recently graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Linguistics. She plans to pursue a teaching credential in Special Education. While living in Santa Barbara in 2009, she worked as a tutor for “at risk” youth. One of her students had autism and that’s when Abby discovered her calling to help children on the spectrum. Since then she has worked with children in a number of settings such as an educational camp counselor, a teacher’s aide, and at an after school program for children on the spectrum. In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and shopping.
Alex Bobkoski joined C.A.S.E as a member of our teens/young adults Friend's Club in 2005 and, during the winter of 2012, signed on as an employee. He was diagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome at the age of 12, in the year 1997. Since then, however, he's made remarkable strides in turning his "quirks" into assets, not the smallest example of these successes being his graduation from California State University San Marcos, class of 2009. Now, he works in administration here in C.A.S.E, helping to keep the office running smoothly. Additionally, he works to aid the teachers with such tasks as finding instructional material and creating and/or grading coursework. Always eager to be useful, Alex is presently angling for additional ways to be of service to C.A.S.E and the Autism/Asperger Community.
When he's not devising ways to renovate the office, Alex is very fond of creative writing, reading, video games and golf. His longtime goal is to be a fantasy author, and he's actively involved in the writing club San Diego Writer's Ink.
Anne Gerstenberger was born in the Philippines and raised in Colorado and Hawaii. She is currently pursuing her degree in San Diego. She has spent most of her career in the hospitality industry but was given a great opportunity to work with children with autism spectrum disorders at CASE inc. Growing up in a large family, she has always been a helping hand to her siblings. She hopes she can offer the same help to CASE and is looking forward to learn many new ways to help as well.
Some of Anne's hobbies are drawing, painting and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Becky Cain graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a Minor in French, from California State University San Marcos in 2011. Through college she traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland, both for education and adventure, but her most rewarding experience was working as a camp counselor alongside children with Muscular Dystrophy here in San Diego. Becky’s passion has always been working with children. Although, she is recently new to CASE, her drive, ambition, and excitement to work with children on the spectrum is bursting at the seams.
Becky recently decided to follow her passion and pursue her Credential and Master’s in Teaching Special Education. On her free time Becky enjoys staying active with yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, boxing, running, dancing, or hiking.
Chelsea was born in Big Bear City, but grew up in San Diego were she attended a performing arts high school. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a bachelors degree in Psychology. Through her courses she became fascinated with the development of the brain, which increased her interest for working with children. She has a passion for helping others and appreciates the things others can teach her in the process.
Chelsea has an interest for traveling and hopes to make it more places around the world. She also likes to experiment with cooking and crochets in her spare time.
Courtney Evenskaas graduated from California State University, Chico in 1997 with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Immediately after graduating, she moved to San Diego and provided speech and language services to children with special needs. She especially enjoyed working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and began attending trainings and workshops to learn how to best support kiddos with ASD. After working with Autism Support Services in San Diego, she excitedly joined the CASE family in 2001. She completed her graduate school studies and looks forward to continuing to learn and embrace the field that she cares for so much.
Courtney lives with her husband and daughter in Carlsbad. She and her family enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach on summer days, rock climbing, off-roading in their Jeep and camping.
Friends’ Club Facilitator/ Behavior Interventionist
Chris joined C.A.S.E. in 2011 as an intern and fell in love with the work. He started as a Behavior Interventionist in 2012 and is currently working on his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He plans to transfer to the University of Hawaii and hopes to eventually earn a Master’s degree. While studying for his degree in Hawaii, Chris plans on continuing his career with C.A.S.E. at the Hawaii Office.
Chris grew up in North County and had several childhood friends with Autism. His interest in Autism has grown into a passion and he is always striving to provide the best service he can. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with his family and playing piano.
Justin May graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Math. He has worked in education since graduating as a substitute teacher, day care assistant, and independent tutor before coming to C.A.S.E. Justin and his wife have 3 German Shepherds and spend most of their free time playing with them, walking/hiking, and going to the movies. Justin really enjoys the challenge and fulfillment of working with kids that have been diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum at CASE, Inc.