Meet our Team
Sarah and Becky are licensed speech-language pathologists in the state of Colorado and have their certification through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Amanda is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC)
Co-founder, Speech-Language Pathologist
SARAH WATSON, M.S., CCC-SLP
Sarah is a speech-language pathologist and co-founder of Thrive Feeding Therapy LLC. Working with families to navigate the dynamic nature of feeding infants is a passion of hers. Through her years of work in infant feeding clinics, neonatal intensive care units, and cardiac intensive care units, Sarah understands the special nature of feeding the critically ill infant. She also has a passion area for families who feed their children using tubes and for tube weaning when the time is right. She is also skilled in assessing for swallowing dysfunction across all ages.
Working with infants post tongue and lip tie procedures is another passion area for Sarah. She has worked alongside families through this process as well as experiencing it herself as a mother. When she was on the path to remediate her son’s feeding difficulties after tongue and lip tie releases, she experienced first-hand how difficult the process can be for proper diagnosis and treatment. Sarah has attended continuing education courses for tethered oral tissues (TOTs).
Sarah has presented on infant feeding at the Colorado Speech and Hearing Conference, Maryland Speech and Hearing Conference, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has also been a guest lecturer for Towson University, Metro State University, Denver Health Hospital, and for the Special Olympics Colorado, speaking on the topic of feeding and swallowing with children of all ages.
Sarah lives in Centennial, CO with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, skiing, cycling, crocheting, and dark chocolate.
Co-founder, Speech-Language Pathologist
Becky Doidge, M.S., CCC-SLP
Becky is a speech-language pathologist and co-founder of Thrive Feeding Therapy LLC. Working alongside families to create a positive mealtime experience and lifelong success with eating is a passion of hers. Through her 20+ years of work in early intervention, home health, private practice, outpatient feeding clinics, and multidisciplinary care teams; Becky understands the unique feeding dynamics between a child and their caregivers. Becky takes a “whole child” approach to feeding, understanding that eating requires integration of all systems.
Becky has a passion area for families who feed their babies using tubes and for tube weaning, when the time is right. She is also has extensive experience working alongside children with ARFID, Autism, gastrointestinal disorders, and EoE (eosinophilic esophagitis). She has a unique understanding of how of GI pain and discomfort affects feeding, and different methodologies in feeding treatment for these babies, children, and teens.
Becky has presented on infant feeding through community lunch and learns, early intervention, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has also been a guest speaker in Penang, Ipoh, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia training educators to adapt curriculum to meet the individual needs of their special needs population.
Becky is a Colorado native and currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two dogs. Her children are adults; however, she often houses teenagers in need of housing. She enjoys hiking, skiing, cycling, gardening, and donuts.
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist
Amanda Hogan, RDN, CNSC
Amanda Hogan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) specializing in Pediatric nutrition. She began her career developing nutrition support therapies for critically ill infants whose only option for nutrition was through tube feeds or IV nutrition support. While she understands and appreciates these life-saving technologies, her true passion is helping patients and families move beyond tube dependency to intuitive oral eating. Amanda strives to develop true partnerships with families as they embark on the exciting –yet often intimidating journey to independent oral eating. Her interventions are designed to thoughtfully and safely re-engage the child’s internal hunger and satiety drives while instilling parent confidence and trust around feeling their children solid foods.
Amanda played collegiate volleyball at the Division 1 level and still enjoys a competitive game. She also has a love/hate relationship with golf and loves exploring the mountains with her husband and two young children.