Corporate Team

Brian Lopez, Ph.D., BCBA – Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Psychologist

Bio coming soon!





Allison Bartsch, M.Ed., BCBA – Chief Clinical Officer

Allison came to work in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by chance! After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009, she moved to Colorado Springs, CO and came across a job advertisement for a tutoring position. While called a “tutor”, it was actually a Behavior Technician position. She recalls, “After seeing the progress of my first two learners, I quickly realized that I had found something I truly enjoyed doing every day.” Allison joined the JumpStart team in 2012 as a Behavior Technician while completing a Master of Education in Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Arizona State University. Since then she has specialized within ABA in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), Verbal Behavior, Precision Teaching, and Instructional Design. In her spare time she enjoys nerding out on Precision Teaching and instructional design literature, cooking, running, watching documentaries and stand up comedy, traveling (especially to anywhere warm with a beach), and spending time with her strong-willed, energetic daughter who loves to dance, sing, and cartwheel all day long. Allison’s favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

Professional activities and associations:

  • Member of the Standard Celeration Society
  • Member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  • Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Member of the Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis

Crystal Lane – Director of Operations

Crystal joined the JAC team in 2013. Previous to working at JAC, Crystal worked in the administrative field in Arizona and Washington. Additionally, Crystal worked as an Educational Assistant in a special education classroom at Rio Rancho Elementary. Crystal has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Biology from the University of New Mexico. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, hanging out with friends, playing board games, playing (or watching) sports, trying new restaurants, gardening, and crocheting.

April Upplegger, MHA – Community & Engagement Specialist

April joined the JumpStart team in May 2018 bringing with her years of hospitality and customer service experience. She received a Bachelor of Science in Sport, Arts, and Entertainment Management from Point Park University before specializing in event management. After working in corporate events, conferences, and weddings, April earned an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. April enjoys using her hospitality and business administration background to create unique employee engagement and wellness experiences as well as connect our JumpStart team and families to support our community. She notes, “This is my first experience working in the healthcare field and I have enjoyed seeing the amazing change that our clients make and the dedication our team has to making a difference in the field.” In her spare time April enjoys cooking, hosting events for friends and family, hiking, gardening, and traveling the world with her husband and two kids.

Services in Colorado

Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 284-7328

Services in New Mexico

Albuquerque , NM
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 828-3837

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