Scott Kuenneke MS, LPC, BCN

Division Neurotherapy Director

Scott Kuenneke joined our team in March 2015 and began comprehensively increasing the capabilities of our NFB department. Scott was born and raised in the river city of St. Louis Missouri. He has always been interested in helping others and being an active participant in people’s transformation and change. His undergraduate degree was in psychology and religious studies from Webster University, where he spent most of his time learning about the biological underpinnings of mental health along with eastern practices of meditation and philosophy. Once he completed his Bachelor’s degree he decided to take a position with the Division of Youth Services (DYS) where he began to develop an interest in helping young kids overcome their challenges. The next step Scott took was to take a position at a clinic in St. Louis that specialized in biofeedback practices including neurofeedback and quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG). For 8 years he trained and studied the art and science of neurofeedback training and qEEG diagnostics. In 2009 he became a Board Certified Neurotherapist from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Later he finished a Master’s of Science in Mental health counseling from Walden University. This accomplishment led him to his mental health counseling training and professional experience which includes work at The St. Louis Family Courts Juvenile Detention Center and Private Practice in the St. Louis Wellness Center. Scott is very excited about being at CALO, and having the opportunity to help teens grow and develop in the healthiest ways possible. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking in the woods, and connecting with friends and family.

Zach Pratt BS

Neurotherapy Supervisor

Zach grew up in central Missouri. He attended Missouri State University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation and Management. After college, he moved to western North Carolina and began working in Wilderness Therapy. During this time, he was able take his love for the outdoors and teach the strength that nature can provide to teens struggling with the stressors of everyday life. At the time of his departure he was one of the longest tenured field staff, spending 4 1/2 years working as a Field Instructor, accruing over 900 days in the field. When it was time for Zach to hang up his hiking boots, he came on board with Calo as the Director of Operations of Calo Young Adults in Winchester, Virginia. After helping to lay the foundation for the young adult program, the opportunity to work closer to family presented itself with Calo-Lake Ozark. Zach has been a part of the Neurotherapy Department for over two years. He enjoys seeing the progress students are able to make during their time in the neurotherapy program and helping students understand themselves better. When he is not working, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog, hiking or pretty much anything outside.

Melissa Kolar BA

Neurotherapy Technician

Melissa is originally from Cicero, Illinois. She has moved to a few states over the years such as Missouri, South Dakota and Florida. She worked at Calo from 2008-2010 then moved home for a few years before returning in August of 2014 as a Neurotherapy Technician. Melissa has a passion for kids and loves helping people in general. She graduated from Columbia College in Lake Ozark, Missouri, receiving her B.A. in Psychology. She enjoys summers at the lake and being on the water. She also loves spending her free time with family, friends and her puppy Skeigh.

Justin Shaw BS

Neurotherapy Technician

Justin Shaw has been working for Calo since 2016. He worked his first year as a caregiver in the Preteen Program. In May 2017, he assumed the role as the Preteen Neurotherapy Technician for both boys and girls. Since December 2017, he has assumed the role as the Preteen Neurotherapy Technician for boys. Justin attended Hannibal-LaGrange University and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2014. Justin’s undergraduate program had an emphasis in research methods, and Justin elected to complete a two semester senior thesis. Justin presented his thesis at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention in Kansas City, Missouri (2014) on behalf of Hannibal-LaGrange University. Justin won first place within the Clinical/Counseling division. This was Hannibal-LaGrange University’s first achievement for the Behavioral Science Program. His current goal for 2019 is to begin work in graduate studies. Justin was born and raised in the Midwest. Some of his hobbies include hiking, water activities, creative arts, visiting foreign countries, and the time that he spends with his four dogs.  

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