Monthly Archives: July 2010

3 Generations of PTA SLPs

from left, Sara Kemp, Connie Ruhl & Jill Daniel, PTA SLPs

It is bittersweet to say goodbye to our good friend and colleague, Jill Daniel, Speech Pathologist, who retired (again) in June 2010.

Jill came to Olympia from Maryland in 1997, an already seasoned clinician who had taught at the university level and who had extensive private practice experience.  She arrived just in time to take over Connie Ruhl’s practice upon Connie’s retirement.

Jill retired (for the first time) in 2000 and Sara Kemp joined the practice.  Jill rejoined several times since then on a part-time basis (two times to help cover Sara’s absence for maternity leaves).  She is finally hanging up her marble-eating dinosaur for good, to pursue other endeavors (including her daughter’s upcoming wedding, lots of traveling with husband Don, baseball games with son Jesse and riding around on her horse May).

Happy Trails, Jill!!  We will miss you!  (Although we’re secretly hoping you’ll come out of retirement yet again for another ride around the arena!!)