Leadership

Admin Profiles

Dana Daniel, MS LSSP BCBA
Chief Executive Officer
Dana Daniel is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Lubbock Autism Academy. Dana received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University in 2000 and her Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2006. Dana completed her BCBA certification from the University of North Texas in 2010, and she has over 13 years of experience working with individuals with special needs.

Jeremy Daniel, MBA
Chief Operations Officer
Jeremy Daniel is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Lubbock Autism Academy. Jeremy received his MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2014. Prior to joining the Lubbock Autism Academy Jeremy was a teacher and coach at several high schools across Texas. Jeremy also has experience working with non-profit organizations in several administrative positions. Currently, Jeremy is very involved with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and is a Team Lead with the Hub City BBQ Committee.

Malaney Harmon, MA, BCBA
Malaney received her Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies at Texas Tech University in 1994. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism in 2014. Malaney taught for Plainview ISD for 5 years and Olton ISD for 15 years. She has taught elementary age children in general education and special education classrooms. Malaney joined the Lubbock Autism Academy full time in 2016 as a BCBA.

Dianna “Jeanne” Terry, M.Ed., BCBA
Jeanne attended Texas Tech and received her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education in 1987, and her Master’s degree in Special Education in 1991. Jeanne completed her BCBA certification with Texas Tech University, and she has worked with special needs children for 30 years. She taught for 8 years with Lubbock ISD and 22 years with Slaton ISD. Jeanne joined the Lubbock Autism Academy part time in 2015, and full time in 2017.

Christin Fierro
Christin is a Lubbock native and has been with Caprock since December of 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and graduated with her Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in December of 2017, achieving her BCBA in March of 2018. Outside of work, Christin enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs. She feels blessed and honored to work with all of our wonderful clients at Caprock.

Mikayla Miller
Mikayla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 2012 and her Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018 from Texas Tech University. Mikayla has experience teaching PPCD and 4th/5th grade reading resource in her home town of Lamesa, Texas and 4th grade reading inclusion in Seminole, Texas. Mikayla’s passion for autism began when she was 10 years old and her younger cousin was diagnosed at an early age. She joined the Lubbock Autism Academy in 2017 where she
advanced her career from a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), to a Behavior Analyst in
Training (BAIT), to a full-time Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

BAIT Profiles


Joscelyn Logsdon
Joscelyn is from Hale Center, but has lived in Lubbock since 2015. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Angelo State University with Highest University Honors in 2015. She joined the Lubbock Autism Academy team during the summer of 2016 and has worked up from a behavior technician to a behavior analyst in training (BAIT). She is currently the BAIT for secondary and some elementary clients. Joscelyn feels that her clients have changed her and helped her grow just as much, if not more, than she has helped them. She is pursuing her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. She plans to graduate in December 2018. In her free time, Joscelyn enjoys creating pottery, reading Stephen King novels, and spending time with her husband, Josh, their two dogs, Goldie and Bear, and one cat, Charlie.

Evelyn Valenzuela
Evelyn is originally from El Paso, Texas but has called Lubbock her home since 2012. Evelyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2016 from Texas Tech University and plans to graduate with her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology also from Texas Tech University in December of 2018. Evelyn has been a part of the Caprock team since January of 2018 and is currently a Behavior Analyst in Training (BAIT) for Elementary and After School. In her free time, Evelyn enjoys reading research and spending time with her boyfriend Scotty.