Our Team

Shayna Gaunt

Shayna Gaunt, MA, BCBA

Executive Director and Founder

Shayna Gaunt has over 20 years of experience implementing the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)  with individuals with Autism, Apserger’s Syndrome, ADHD,  Learning Disabilities, Downs Syndrome, and other developmental delays.  She is the founder and director of Kid Mechanix, Inc.  She also has international experience providing clinical expertise and training workshops to clients in the US, Costa Rica, England, Egypt, and Qatar.

Shayna conducts individualized training workshops for schools and other professionals. She incorporates evidence-based treatments such as Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Verbal Behaviour (VB), Precision Teaching (PT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), and Direct Instruction (DI) into her programming.

Shayna Gaunt graduated with an Honours BA in Behavioural Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and achieved an MA in ABA from the University of Nevada, Reno.  She has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2005.

Elis Fendrikov, MADS, BCBA

Program Director

Elis Fendrikov is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.  She completed her Masters Degree in Disability Studies, with a specialization in ABA, at Brock University. 

Working 1:1 and with groups, Elis has a wide variety of ABA experience, including Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Verbal Behaviour (VB), Direct Instruction (DI) and more! 

Since 2014, Elis has been a valuable member of the Kid Mechanix family.  She joined Kid Mechanix Academy full time in September 2018. 

Shayna Gaunt

Caroline Amzallag, BA, RBT

Program Supervisor

Caroline Amzallag is our Program Supervisor and our Social Media Coordinator for Kid Mechanix Academy.

She graduated from McGill University with a BA in Cultural Studies and Psychology. In 2018, she earned her Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) certification. She will be completing her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis over the next few years.

Caroline has been working at Kid Mechanix for two years as an Instructor Therapist. She runs social skill groups and works 1:1 with children and youth ages 2-15. Caroline is an extremely hard worker and a creative problem solver with a passion for helping children reach their highest potential.