Meet Our Staff

Tony Sweet,

Owner and President 

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Prior to starting Sweet Behavior, LLC in 2005, Tony served as a special education teacher, worked for multiple companies in the field of developmental disabilities, and provided behavior supports to those with developmental disabilities as an independent contractor.  Sensing a need for a company in southern Indiana that would put the client's best interest first, Tony decided to establish a company that would do just that. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in education, a Master of Science in education with a concentration in special education, and a Master of Liberal Studies from Indiana University Southeast. 


Tony notes that he has been blessed to hire many behavior consultants, recreational therapists, and music therapists who share his same passion for serving others. On a personal note, Tony been married 40 plus years, has one son (who is also a behavior consultant at Sweet Behavior), and one granddaughter. Tony serves as an elder, treasurer, and trustee of his church, and has until recently taught adult Sunday school. His hobbies include American history, trivia, travel, and boating on the lake.


Tony can be reached at

Loren Pilcher,

Chief Operations Officer

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Loren has worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Indiana for over 15 years. He first started working with folks with IDD in college, assisting with a summer program for teens and then as a direct support professional in a day program.  After graduating from Indiana University Southeast with a bachelor's degree in English, Loren went on to manage a day program and supported living program for those with IDD for several years.  He then took a position as a service coordinator with the State of Indiana's Bureau of Developmental Disabilities, specializing in intake, crisis intervention, and the oversight of supported group living sites.  


After working for the Bureau, Loren served as a clinician with IDEC, a company dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of individuals with IDD.  For several years under the clinical supervision of a psychologist, Loren traveled to over 30 counties in Indiana to conduct in-depth evaluations that outlined individuals’ functional abilities, as well as their developmental, social, educational, vocational, residential, and medical histories. Following his work with IDEC, Loren served as a director of two supported living programs in central and southern Indiana before joining Sweet's team. He holds Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) status in Indiana. 


Loren is a fierce advocate for those with disabilities and believes in an approach to services that truly helps those with IDD lead the most independent life possible.  Loren notes that one of the things he has noticed since the beginning of his career is that too often individuals with IDD and other disabilities are left out of the planning of policies and services that impact every aspect of their life.  He is a firm believer in the "Nothing About Us Without Us" rallying cry of the disability rights movement. He likes reading, cooking, camping, hiking, and playing music in his spare time. 


Loren can be reached at

Ellen Ricks,

Director of Music Therapy

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Ellen is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned her bachelor's degree in music therapy. She completed her internship in the Music Therapy Clinic at the University of Louisville. Ellen has experience with a variety of populations, including early childhood, children and adults with autism, genetic disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, dementia and end of life care. During her undergraduate career, Ellen studied abroad in Katowice, Poland, where she studied music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy and general music studies as well as cultural implications in music therapy. She is an active member of the American Music Therapy Association Students, serving in 2013 as the Vice President. In her free time, Ellen enjoys running, traveling, shopping, and being with her family.  


Ellen can be reached at

Susan Cunningham,

Director of Recreational Therapy

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All of Susan’s life she has been involved in sports and physical activities, playing high school basketball, volleyball, and running track & cross-country.  Because of this, Susan realizes first-hand the benefits of physical activities and how it contributes to an individual’s physical and mental well being.  She feels very fortunate that her career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist (CTRS) has provided her the opportunity to help others achieve overall well-being.  

Susan’s position allows her to share her passion and to help her clients live a healthy and fulfilling life.  She graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in therapeutic recreation and has worked with people with intellectual disabilities for over ten years.  Susan’s work in this field has earned her a reputation as an experienced, compassionate, and solution-oriented therapist.  She is dedicated to providing exceptional care to children and adults alike that focuses on creative, individualized approaches.  Susan notes that the best part of her job is how she is able to make growing and learning fun.


Susan can be reached at

Jeremy Sweet,

Behavior Consultant

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Jeremy can be reached at

Harris Gardner,

Music Therapist

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With a foundation in bluegrass and country music, Harris has been a session and touring musician for over ten years. He holds a bachelor's in marketing from Clemson University, a Music Therapy Equivalency degree from Charleston Southern University, and a Harmony and Counterpoint specialty certificate from Berklee School of Music. He completed his medical music therapy internship through Norton Healthcare, spending nine months at Norton Audubon hospital. For the last three years Harris has worked as a program coordinator for a local company providing care for kids that are medically fragile. During this time, he was able to establish and implement a music therapy program for over 200 kids across the state of Kentucky.


Harris can be reached at

Charlie Stevenson,

Behavior Consultant

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Charlie holds a bachelor's in sociology from Bellarmine University and a master's in sociology from Western Kentucky University. He has worked with folks with developmental disabilities for over 35 years.  Charlie began his work in this field as a direct care worker in a medium sized group home with clients ranging from six years old to over 60. He has been a group home manager, QIDP, and program director over 30 group homes, including behavior services for those homes.


Charlie opened three of the first ESN homes in the state of Indiana while with another company.  For this project, Charlie was in charge of  hiring and training initial staff, admitting clients, and developing initial behavior services for clients to meet State and Federal guidelines. Charlie also served as the risk manager for the Bingham Center in Louisville for two years prior to coming to Sweet Behavior Services.

Charlie has been an avid drummer since age 11.  He also likes to ride motorcycles, street bikes, and vintage race bikes.  Although he used to be a competitive racer, but now just rides for fun and exercise.  Charlie enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his daughter and two grandchildren. 

Charlie can be reached at

Marlene Thacker,

Behavior Consultant

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Marlene can be reached at

Josh Garcia,

Behavior Consultant

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Josue “Josh” Garcia has been in the field of behavior therapy for the last 17 years. Josh has worked as behavior interventionist/behavior technician, Behavior Manager, and Behavior Specialist for home and school programs. He has a degree in child development and a master’s degree in School Counseling. Josh also completed all necessary course work to sit for his BCBA exam. Josh also has extensive training in mental health and counseling. His career focus has been the intersection between mental health and behavior management. Josh lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and 3 pets. Proudly, Josh is Bilingual (Spanish-English speaker) and has extensive experience working with diverse background population. In his free time, Josh loves spending time with his family and watching television. He is an avid carpenter and has built multiple pieces of furniture around his home. Traveling is a great part of Josh’s life, and he has traveled to multiple countries across Latino America and Europe.


Josh can be reached at

Michael Day, Psy.D,

Level 1 Behavior Consultant,

Clinical Supervisor

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Dr. Day is a licensed psychologist in Indiana. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and an MA and MTS from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Dr. Day works on a consultation basis with Sweet Behavior Services, Saint Luke Center, and is the director of personal counseling and a member of the faculty at Indiana University Southeast. His experience includes work in higher education and children/family residential treatment. His clinical interests include trauma informed care, developmental related issues, clinical supervision, and education. He is a member of


Michael can be reached at

Katie Gullquist,
Music Therapist

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Katie is a graduate of the University of Evansville where she earned her bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and minors in Psychology and Suzuki Pedagogy.  She completed her internship at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota; there, she utilized music therapy in hospice care, oncology, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, and general medical/surgical.  Originally from southern Indiana, she is moving back home from the Chicagoland area where she gained experience in a variety of populations, including genetic disorders, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and early childhood.  Katie loves coffee, traveling, fishing, and family time.  Katie serves Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, and Spencer counties in southwestern Indiana.  

Katie can be reached at

Lexi Fowler,
Music Therapist

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Lexi is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music therapy. During her time in college, she was very active as an officer in her university’s music therapy organization. She presented her research on instrument selection with older adults at various conferences, including the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association 2020 Conference. Her research was also published in her university’s undergraduate research journal. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in both Peru and Scotland. Lexi completed her internship at the University of Louisville Music Therapy Clinic, where she gained experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, children with behavioral problems, at-risk youth, young adults with traumatic brain injuries, early childhood, and older adults. She utilizes a variety of clinical approaches to meet the individualized needs of her clients. Lexi is very excited to be staying in the Kentuckiana area to begin her career as a professional music therapist. In her free time, she enjoys serving at her church, spending time with her mom, and taking long walks in nature. 

Lexi can be reached at

Lacey Bottorff,
Behavior Consultant

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Lacey earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University Southeast in 2017 and her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Ball State University in 2019. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in spring of 2021. Lacey has worked with children with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings including daycares, schools, ABA clinics, and group homes over the course of 10 years. In her spare time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and traveling.

Lacey can be reached at

Briget Price

Music Therapist

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Briget is a music therapy graduate from the University of Louisville. She completed her internship at the UofL music therapy clinic where she gained experience with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities in residential, educational, and clinic settings with clients of all ages. She also has experience with Alzheimer’s disease, end of life care, and medical music therapy. Throughout her undergraduate career Briget was a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Cardinal Music Therapy Organization. She and her husband are originally from Owensboro, Kentucky. Briget enjoys reading, jogging, traveling, writing poetry, binging random seasons on Netflix, and napping with her three cats.

Briget can be reached at

Onna Moore,

Recreational Therapist

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Onna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Therapy at the University of Toledo. She completed her internship at a long-term nursing facility and created a horticulture program that caters to wheelchair users. Originally from Northwest Ohio, Onna worked with a juvenile detention, catering to at-risk youth on house arrest. Onna also worked as a case manager, catering to those with intellectual disabilities and behavioral disorders. Onna loves working with those with behavioral needs and intellectual disabilities. Onna enjoys traveling, watching crime documentaries, baking, and spending time at home with her cat Frosty.

Onna can be reached at

Megan Kestermann,
Music Therapist

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Megan earned her Bachelor degree in music therapy at the University of Louisville. She served as the secretary for her school's student music therapy organization and also had the opportunity to experience doing music therapy with a variety of populations. Since graduation, she has gained experience in serving both individuals with developmental disabilities and people in end of life care, both of which she has great passion for. Megan completed her internship with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Indianapolis and shortly after moved back to southeast Indiana to help those with developmental disabilities through music therapy.


Now in Cincinnati, Megan will continue to serve southeast Indiana by bringing music therapy services through Sweet to the area she grew up in. In addition to working at Sweet, she is also a music therapist for a hospice company based out of Bright, Indiana. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with friends, obsessing over the Beatles, playing soccer, and crafting.

Megan can be reached at

Amanda Kincaid-Prentice,

Behavior Consultant

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Amanda began working with adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities more than 15 years ago after graduating with a theology degree from Indiana University Southeast. Amanda has been fortunate to learn from and work alongside amazing people who live this work both professionally and personally. The passion for advocacy and striving for better supportive services was sparked by Amanda’s valued colleagues and incomparable individuals advocating for their own rights. After earning a master’s degree in Psychology, Amanda managed supported living programs in the area. Amanda strives to take a creative, holistic approach to services that will support people to live their truth and to live independent, fulfilled lives.


Amanda is a city girl transplanted to the country, mother of three children, and critter mom to a large and growing menagerie. When not working, Amanda can be found living the homestead life with her husband and children tending chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats, and honeybees. Amanda is an avid camper, hiker, crafter, swimmer, and loves a good book and horror movie. Amanda is also a steadfast advocate for suicide awareness and prevention and loves to work with other warrior women to build strong communities and self-care habits.

Amanda can be reached at

Tara Hodge,

Billing and Office Coordinator

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Tara was born and raised in Southern Indiana.  Prior to getting into the field of disability services, Tara ran a private care business for the elderly out of her home and assisted with her family's income tax business on the side.  She began working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities several years ago as a direct support professional and house manager.  Tara is compassionate about disability rights and strives for folks with disabilities to lead the most independent life possible. 


In her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids, serving at her church, and hanging out with her constant companion: Gizmo the dog.  If you come to the office, you'll no doubt meet Giz. 

Tara can be reached at

Nicole Curtis-Davis,
Behavior Consultant

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Nicole started working with individuals with disabilities in 2017 as a registered behavior technician. Her work with the individuals has incorporated a variety of age ranges from 3 to 21 and in clinical, home, and community settings. Nicole earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University Southeast at the end of 2018 and finished her Masters in Special Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the end of 2020. She sat for her boards and passed in 2021 and is licensed in the state of Kentucky.


Nicole loves bringing out their creativity and unlocking her clients potential. She enjoys seeing each person grow further as themselves and watching their personality shine through! In her free time, Nicole is addicted to coffee, likes to read, watch true crime shows and documentaries, crochet and knit, and craft. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and dresses up in a new costume every day the week of the holiday! She spends most of her time with her significant other Todd and other family.


Nicole can be reached at 

Katie Stephens,
Behavior Consultant

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Katie earned her bachelor’s degree from WKU in elementary education and later obtained her Master's degree in special education. Prior to coming to Sweet, she had been working with kids with disabilities for the past three years as a teacher in a special education classroom. Katie is also a mother of three boys with special abilities. Although she has a lot of experience with kids, Katie loves working with people with intellectual disabilities of all ages! You may see Katie around if you spend any time around a baseball or football field because she loves to attend games with her boys.  Katie is very excited to continue to work with the special abilities community!

Katie can be reached at

Morgan Smallwood,
Music Therapist

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Morgan hails from Northern Kentucky and received her music therapy degree from the University of Louisville.  She completed her music therapy internship at Kentuckiana Nursing Service where she gained extensive experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  While completing her internship, she laid down the groundwork for the first music therapy program at that company. 


Morgan can't get enough music in her life!  In her spare time, she serves as the assistant director of the inclusive choral group Derby City Voices.  She also enjoys watching documentaries, singing karaoke, watching sports, trivia nights, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Morgan can be reached at

Brooklyn Duffy,
Music Therapist

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Brooklyn is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. Throughout her undergraduate career, she gained experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, the geriatric population, and school-aged children. She completed her music therapy internship at Sweet Behavior where she worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities.


Brooklyn is excited to be staying in her hometown where she can serve her community as a professional music therapist. In her free time, Brooklyn enjoys reading, baking, cooking, coaching soccer, and spending time with family and friends.

Brooklyn can be reached at

Allison Allgood,
Behavior Consultant

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Allison earned her bachelor's degree in sociology with an emphasis in family studies from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington), a master's in education counseling, a master's in post-secondary disabilities services from St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa), and most recently a post graduate certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana).  Allison is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst. 

Allison has worked with individuals ranging in age from 18 months to 80 years old with intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and rare genetic conditions.  Allison has served individuals in community-based settings, medical clinics and schools during her 30 year career.  Allison specializes in behavior analysis, child development, and learning.  She provides ongoing supervision and mentorship to aspiring BCBAs)

Allison has two teenage daughters, a husband, and three large rescue dogs! She is from Washington State and enjoys going home to see her family, mountains, and the Puget Sound.  She currently lives in Evansville, but has served Dubois, Pike, Jasper, Posey, Gibson, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer counties over the last ten years.  So it is very fitting this picture of her is in her car! 

Allison can be reached at