Meet The Team
Owner + Clinical Director
Miguel Flores is the Owner and Clinical Director of Flex Learning. Miguel believes in approaching all client and staff interactions with compassion. Miguel started Flex Learning in 2019 with the hopes to create an organization that would provide staff with full support and clients with exceptional service. Some of Miguel’s personal hobbies include mindfulness training & running. Miguel is a Doctoral-level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Ph.D. in Business Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
“A disciplined mind brings happiness” - Buddah
Clinical BCBA Supervisor
Xiomara is a Clinical BCBA Supervisor. She works to impact the lives of families and individuals with disabilities. Her main focus is to improve their communication and decrease socially significant behaviors. Xiomara believes that when you are passionate about something anything is possible. Xiomara has been working in the field for 5+ years. One of Xiomara’s biggest success stories was when she helped improve a kid's vocabulary from a few words to communicating in complete sentences. Xiomara is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from National University where she earned her Masters's in Applied Behavior Analyst.
“Failure is not opposite of success, it is part of success”– William Ritter
Clinical BCBA Supervisor
Eric Medrano is a Clinical Supervisor who works with children, teens, caregivers, and behavior technicians by implementing the use of assessment tools, conducting functional assessments and analyses when appropriate, and developing appropriate behavior strategies to teach appropriate behavior and reduce maladaptive behaviors. Eric believes that anyone can learn with consistency, structure, and FUN! Eric has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for almost a decade starting off as a behavior technician and later becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Eric also has experience working in the mental health field as a case manager for Wraparound providing therapeutic services to children/teens. Some of Eric’s personal hobbies include playing video games, drawing, and doing HIIT workouts. Eric is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Arts in Special Education from Arizona State University.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
Clinical BCBA Supervisor
Selma A. Palos Castellanos is an Applied Behavior Analyst who works with children and adults with different exceptionalities and creates behavioral plans to reduce challenging behavior and improve the quality of individuals' lives and those that surround them. Selma believes that change is always possible, comes in baby steps, and learning is a lifetime process. Selma has worked as RBT, Social Skills Lead, and Case Manager in the private sector, and as a Lead Intensive Behavioral intervention Assistant in the public sector ( School District). Selma obtained a Masters's degree in Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and currently holds a BCBA certification. Some of Selma's hobbies include reading, taking long walks, and camping.
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" - C.S Lewis
Jazzlin Hernandez is an Assistant Supervisor and a Parent Consultant who works with our behavior technicians, families, and our clients. She helps our behavior technicians implement different skill acquisition and behavior reduction strategies personalized to each client. As well as helping families and caregivers learn the basis of ABA theory and how to implement different skill acquisition and behavior reduction strategies out of session. Jazzlin believes creative teaching strategies can help build students' confidence and success. Jazzlin has worked with children for 5+ years both in school and home settings which motivated her to continue her education in the ABA field. Some of Jazzlin’s personal hobbies include traveling, listening to crime podcasts, and hiking. Jazzlin has an ABAT credential and will be pursuing her behavior analysis certification soon. Jazzlin also holds a Master of Arts in Special Education from Arizona State University.
"In a world, you can be anything, be kind" - Unknown
Laura Mathison is an assistant supervisor who works to create environments that foster knowledge, skills, and dispositions for individuals to become more successful in daily living and in school. Laura is passionate in her belief that supporting parents and caregivers of those with developmental disabilities contributes significantly to the success of their loved ones. She has gained valuable experience in her work as a behavior technician in private and public schools, including in-home settings with young children, adolescents, and adults. In her free time, she enjoys swimming in the ocean and playing with her cats, Felix, Chip, and Beans. Early in her career she worked as an educational assistant and substitute teacher. Laura holds a permit as a site supervisor for Early Childhood Developmental Centers from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Special Education-Applied Behavior Analysis Degree from Arizona State University. Laura is currently pursuing National Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst.
"When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower" - Alexander De
Mireya Marquez is an Assistant Supervisor who works with children and families on behavior reduction and functional skill programs. Mireya knows that everyone deserves to live a high quality of life and in order to fulfill this goal one must have fun, be motivated and learn from each experience in life. Some of Mireya’s personal hobbies include organization, traveling, and trying new foods. Mireya has worked with individuals with disabilities since 2018 in both the school and in-home setting and is continuing her education to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Mireya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from CSU Channel Islands and she is currently pursuing an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying” – B.F. Skinner
Alexander Saenzpardo is an assistant supervisor who works with children to assist in skill acquisition and behavior reduction through case management and working with them 1:1. Alexander believes that sessions should be done with a fun approach and work towards independence. Alexander has worked in different settings with ABA and is currently working on his BCBA credential. Alexander’s personal hobbies include going to the beach with his wife and Siberian Husky, traveling, and snowboarding. Alexander is a trained assistant supervisor with a working background in physical and mental health. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from CSU Los Angeles and a Master of Science degree in ABA from National University. He also completed his certificate program in Peer Support Specialist for veterans from Loyola Marymount University.
“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” ― John F. Kennedy
Erika Vargas is a Behavior Technician who works with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder by stimulating their personal growth in skill acquisition and reducing socially significant behaviors.
Erika believes that every individual is deserving of a positive personalized approach to their advancement. Erika has worked for the public school system for over 6 years and asserts that every child, no matter their background, prospers with authentic individualized care and intervention. Some of Erika’s personal hobbies include crafting, discovering music & creating playlists, and free time with her dog. Erika is a Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Technician with an educational background in Sociology and Human Services. Erika is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University.
“I did then what I knew how to do, now that I know better, I do better”— Maya Angelou
Jessica Trujillo is a Behavioral Technician who works with children and adults with special behaviors to help them reach their fullest potential in life. Jessica believes that teaching in a loving and fun environment will enhance skills to become their better self. Throughout Jessica's educational career she has graduated from the California State University of Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Later this year Jessica will pursue a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Jessica's hobbies include hanging out with friends, a family, her boyfriend, and cat Luna. She also has a small business in jewelry, enjoys sunset walks, painting, drawing, and believe it or not deep cleaning her house.
"Be happy with what you have while working for what you want" - Hellen Keller
Doris Valle is a behavior technician who works with clients to improve their quality of life and fulfill their needs the best way she can. Doris believes that building rapport and incorporating fun is the foundation needed to ensure the client enjoys and has successful sessions. Doris has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and has interned at a high school as a school counselor assistant. Some of Doris’ hobbies include sports with her nephews and singing. Doris is a trained behavior technician with a background in psychology. Doris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from CSU Fullerton.
“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it” — Rafiki, The Lion King
Karen Melendrez is a college student who will work as a Behavior Technician to help children become confident in overcoming challenges through the assistance of behavioral management. Karen believes that incorporating unique learning styles is an efficient way for individuals to become resilient when dealing with obstacles. Karen has worked as a teacher's assistant and was a part of helping non-English speaking children become confident in learning a new language. Some of Karen’s favorite hobbies include playing guitar, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Karen has been awarded multiple Dean's List Awards throughout her four years of college and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
from the California State University of Los Angeles.
“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges” — Joyce Meyer.
Crystal Santacruz is a behavior technician who works with children to assist in skill acquisition and behavior reduction. Crystal believes that teaching should be done with an artistic, imaginative, and fun approach. Crystal has worked as a teacher assistant, an Early Learning Readiness teacher, and an English Learner teacher. Crystal’s personal hobbies include reading, writing stories, listening to music, and traveling around the world. Crystal is a trained behavior technician with a working background in education. Crystal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from CSU Dominguez Hills and a Master of Arts in Education from Regis University.
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” - Socrates
Jennifer Ramos is a Behavior Technician who works with children to help them with everyday skills. Jennifer believes in ensuring a safe space and environment for everyone. Jennifer has worked at The Boys and Girls Club taught her patience and love for working with children and seeing them progress daily. Some of Jennifer’s personal hobbies include reading books and listening to Harry Styles. Jennifer is a trained behavior technician with a working background in sociology. Jennifer holds a
B.A. in Sociology from University of California- Riverside.
“We’ll be alright.” - Harry Styles
Serena Mejinez is a behavior technician who works with children to provide direct client care by implementing learning programs and behavior reduction strategies. Serena believes in making a positive difference in both the client's and family's life. Serena has worked as a babysitter throughout her academic career and plans to pursue her master's degree. Some of Serena’s personal hobbies include baking desserts, exercising, and traveling. Serena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from CSU Fullerton.
“Let all that you do be done in love“ ― 1 Corinthians 16:14
Kimberly Bermudez is a behavior technician who works with children to decrease maladaptive behaviors and assist in skill acquisition. Kimberly believes that teaching should be filled with joy, fun, and enthusiasm. Kimberly has assisted other families in taking care of their children and is working on getting certified as an ABAT. Kimberly's personal hobbies include painting and drawing, playing with my 2-year-old baby brother, and watching the sunset. Kimberly has completed 51 hours of formal behavior technical training and has shadowed other behavior technicians with Flex Learning and learned from them what to implement with clients.
“It is not what is poured into the student, but what is planted that counts” - E.P Bertin
Marlen Torres is a behavior technician who works with children of all ages and adults in improving social skills and reducing repetitive behavior. Marlen believes that behavior therapy truly makes a change and with time progress is seen. Marlen has worked as a behavior technician and plans to pursue a master’s degree in behavior analysis. Some of Marlen’s personal hobbies include hiking, exploring nature, and kayaking. Marlen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills.
“You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” - Kim Kiyosaki
Priscilla Galvez is a behavioral technician, who works with children with Autism and/or related developmental disabilities to assist in clinical skill instruction and behavior reduction protocols. Priscilla believes that helping children and their families makes a big difference overall! Knowing that my job is not only helping kids reach their potential but helping families/parents understand more about the developmental goals/behaviors of their children makes me feel helpful! Priscilla has worked as a teacher assistant/caregiver, supported the UNICEF foundation, and has worked in the field for kids with Autism and/or related developmental disabilities. Priscilla’s personal hobbies include listening to music, going on road trips/traveling, and watching documentaries. Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor degree in public health from the University of California, Merced.
“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” - Gusteau, Ratatouille
Sharon Rivera is a behavior technician who works with children to teach them adaptive behaviors in developmental areas. Sharon believes that you should always display empathy toward your clients as well as give them your best. Sharon has interned with girls who are incarcerated as well as children in elementary and middle school. Some of Sharon’s personal hobbies are basketball and singing. Sharon is a trained behavior technician with a working background in psychology. Sharon holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University and is pursuing her Master's in rehabilitation counseling at Utah State University.
“Be the person you needed when you were younger” - Unknown
Jocelyn Arteaga is a behavior technician who works with children to help them achieve new social and behavioral skills. Jocelyn believes that learning should have consistency, and structure and be filled with enthusiasm and motivation. Jocelyn has worked with individuals with disabilities in the home setting for 3 years now. Some of Jocelyn’s personal hobbies include being with my loved ones, trying out new places to eat, and going to amusement parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios. Jocelyn is a trained behavior technician who holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.” - Unknown
Melissa Morales is a Behavior Technician who works with children to assist in daily living skills and behavior reduction. Melissa believes the world needs all kinds of minds. Some of Melissa’s personal hobbies include hiking, traveling, and painting. Melissa is a trained Behavior Technician working with a background in Communication Disorders. Melissa is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, Los Angeles.
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and
somebody who believes in them" – Magic Johnson.
Citlally Gonzalez is a behavior technician who works with children to assist in school readiness and behavior reduction. Citlally believes that teaching should be done with individual attention and a fun approach. Citlally has worked as a school counselor intern for her college internship. Citlally’s personal hobbies include sewing, painting, and craft making. Citlally is a trained
behavior technician with a working background in education. Citlally holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from CSU Los Angeles.
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”- Sharon Salzburg