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Karrie Page
Owner, Therapist, Educator and Mentor

"Do what you Love"

Karrie is a fiercely passionate speech pathologist.  Growing up her dad always told her "do what you love."  Karrie is lucky enough to be able to say she truly loves her job! Karrie graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2000 with her undergraduate degree and from the Masters of Speech Language Pathology program at the University of Alberta in 2002. Karrie values ongoing education and has obtained post graduate education to become a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  Karrie also has a special interest in tethered oral tissues and has completed extensive training in this area. Karrie co-developed and teaches the Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) to speech language pathologists and dental professionals across Canada. 

Karrie was born and raised in small town Drumheller.  She married her high school sweetheart and is beyond proud to be a mom of two amazing sons who remind her each day how wildly different but strangely similar they both are.  Karrie had difficulty saying her "R" sound when she was a child and also experienced Bell's Palsy (a facial palsy) at the age of 13.   Finally, with the birth of her first son, Karrie experienced the challenges of breastfeeding and the world of pediatric feeding and swallowing enlightened her.  All of these experiences paved the path to Tip of the Tongue. 


These personal challenges combined with almost 20 years of clinical experience have opened her heart and her mind to the potential she has of making a difference in someone's life. These experiences have taught Karrie how to help, support and guide families through therapy with a kind heart, empathy and the knowledge that persistence in therapy will pay off.

As a speech pathologist Karrie is here to educate and empower you- you know your child best.  Karrie has one goal- to help babies, children and families thrive.  Karrie believes the best way she can ensure exceptional service is to continue to learn and to change her practice based on ongoing education- both through professional development and learning from clinical experiences. 

Karrie looks forward to having the pleasure of working with you and/or your child.

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Daniel DeSantis

Daniel is a registered speech-language pathologist with the Alberta College Of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (ACSLPA) and is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).


Daniel was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science with distinction in Psychology from the University of Toronto; during which he completed an Honours Thesis research project on Communication and Aging. He moved to Edmonton to complete his Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta.

He now lives in Sylvan Lake with his wife, Acacia, and son Tai and Beaglier, Butters.


As a speech-language pathologist with Alberta Health Services and Communication Options Inc., Daniel had the pleasure of working with pediatric and school-age children in a variety of health centres and school divisions. He has also supervised graduate students from the University of Alberta.

Daniel enjoys all aspects of speech-language pathology and values every chance to work collaboratively with families and other professionals. He actively pursues continuing education in order to provide the best evidence-based therapy. Over the past 5 years, he has had a particular interest in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders which has led him to working with Tip of the Tongue.

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, building computers, and playing bass guitar and drums in a local Red Deer band. Daniel is excited to continue to develop his clinical skills in orofacial myofunctional disorders, and looks forward to meeting you and your child!

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Sarah Roadhouse

Practice Manager

Sarah is a lifelong learner whose curiosity about the world around her has led her on many adventures and allowed her to encounter many wonderful people. She followed her passion for understanding  people and culture and obtained her combined degree in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Calgary. Upon graduating Sarah decided to apply all she had learned to the art of parenthood and has spent these past years raising her 4 little humans.  Her love of learning only increased as time went on and so she has pursued her education in several fields.  She has taken a year long course called Living from the Heart which focuses on living more contemplatively and compassionately in our busy and fragmented world.  She also pursued getting her Certified Lactation Counselling certificate through the Healthy Children Project.  After receiving that certification she volunteered as a Le Leche League leader for 4 years assisting parents in navigating breastfeeding/chestfeeding. 

Sarah believes in being a cheerleader for parents and loves to find ways to support and empower them especially when they are facing challenges. In 2017 Sarah had the privilege to begin work as a preschool teacher at Village Montessori in Lacombe.  She found great joy in working with children ages 3-6 and loved nurturing them to become lifelong learners as well.  

Sarah connected with Karrie several years ago over their mutual passion for quality lactation care for families in Central Alberta.  They dreamed of working together and in Fall 2022 that dream became a reality as Sarah joined the Tip of the Tongue team as Practice Manager.  She has loved getting to know the many families Tip of the Tongue serves and enjoys her role of being a welcoming point of contact and helpful problem solver.  Sarah and other members of her family have experienced the power of supportive help in speech, myofunctional therapy and lactation.  She believes that kind and informed support and education can make all the difference in challenging situations.

Sarah shares life with her husband and 4 kids.  They live at a Summer Camp/Retreat Centre on Gull Lake which her husband Steve is the Executive Director of.  This means they place a high value on fun and take every opportunity to adventure and get up to shenanigans. Sarah is a dedicated book worm, aspiring adventurer and celebrator of things big and small.

She looks forward to welcoming you to Tip of the Tongue and making sure you feel supported and connected every step of the way.

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