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Dex McNally 

Today marks the end of an era! A big THA


Originally from Parksville, B.C., Dex was excited to move back to Vancouver Island after completing his Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in order to give back to the Island communities like the one in which he was raised.



  • Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia 

  • Certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

  • Member of Speech and Hearing British Columbia

  • Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with College of Speech and Hearing Health Practitioners of British Columbia #1885

  • Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP)

Work Experience

  • Private Speech-Language Pathologist (2015-2016)


Dex's caseload consisted of children with a wide variety of communication disorders, including articulation, language, cleft palate, stuttering, ASD and other social-pragmatic disorders, as well as adults with traumatic brain injuries. Dex provided speech services in schools, client homes, and Occupational Therapy clinics, as well as gained experience completing funding applications for his clients.


  • Comox Valley School District 71 (2016-2018)

Spending two years in SD71, Dex not only gained further experience with children with speech and language disorders, but also developed an understanding of the inner workings of a school district SLP, including IEPs. Dex appreciated working with such an interdisciplinary team, including Teachers, Educational Assistants, Counsellors, Learning Support Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Behavioural Interventionists and more. Furthermore, Dex was able work alongside First Nations students, families, and teachers in the Aboriginal Education program at Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary.


Dex believes in a client- and family-centered approach to therapy. Working alongside clients on goals in which they and their family believe will promote functional communication as well as social and academic success. 

Erin Petersen



Erin has lived all over BC including North Vancouver, Prince George, Victoria, Hazelton, and the Sunshine Coast. After completing her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta, Erin is thrilled to become an active member of the Comox Valley Community. Erin’s SLP experience includes working with:

  • adults with dysarthria, dysphagia, aphasia, and cognitive communication disorders;

  • preschool-aged children with speech sound disorders and receptive and expressive language disorders;

  • adolescents and young adults with fluency disorders (stuttering)


Erin believes that communication is at the core of human existence, and as a result, is a deeply rooted need. Erin is passionate about providing communication access to people of all ages with various speech, language, and communication difficulties. Erin works together with clients and their families to support functional communication, academic and professional success, and personal confidence by providing educational information and engaging therapy.



  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology - University of Alberta

  • Registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) #2879

Ginger  "Gingy"

CFO - Chief Fetch Officer


Special skills include friendly greetings, playing fetch, and keeping up morale!

Ginger has been as much a part of the CVST office as her Dad, Dex, and consistently wins "employee of the month" -- her favourite part of the job is meeting her friends at the door, especially when they give really good belly rubs!

Though she is occasionally caught sleeping on the job, Ginger shows up ready for work every morning with a wagging tail and friendly demeanour. 

Her favorite extra-curricular activities include walks in the woods, cuddles on the couch, and tasty treats. 

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