Meet The Team

Terra Oehler

My Name is Terra Oehler, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, mother of two, and the Owner of L.I.F.E. I have been working in ABA since 2002. I received my Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. I started L.I.F.E. with one goal in mind: to build a company that provides a caring, nurturing environment for its staff, so that the children and families we serve could receive the best possible care. I’m dedicated to ensuring that all our clients receive cutting-edge, evidence-based services that put the FUN back in functional! Here at L.I.F.E., your child will receive dedicated, personalized intervention that blends play-based learning with discrete trial teaching and behavioral management. Our amazing staff has allowed us to build and grow; we have expanded past our original boundary of the Modesto/Salida area, and now serve clients across two different counties and twelve different regions. Please feel free to use the “contact us” form if you have any questions, we are always ready to help new children blossom and grow in their independence, and to work with parents and families to help facilitate that growth!

Anabel Partida

My Name is Anabel Partida, LIFE’s HR and Operations Manager. I joined the team in 2021 as an HR Generalist and was determined to reshape Human Resources and amplify employee engagement. I came to LIFE with years of invaluable HR experience and knowledge along with a BS in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources from CSU Stanislaus. After two years with LIFE, I was promoted to HR and Operations Manager. Everyday I come to work on a mission to ensure our entire team is equipped with the tools and support needed to deliver nothing short of excellence for our clients. I’m super passionate about the work we do here, and I’m here to support our employees every step of the way. A great day at work for me is when I know our employees feel valued, happy and proud to be part of the LIFE team. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me exploring new places with my family, organizing fun events, or kicking a soccer ball around with my boys!

Rebecca Meyer

My Name is Rebecca Meyer, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), wife to a disabled Veteran, mother to three adult children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren. I am also an auntie to two amazing nephews who have a diagnosis of Autism. I have been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009. I received my Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015.

I started my career working in the Early Intensive Behavior Intervention field with the Merced County Office of Education in the Infant Autism program that had helped both of my nephews with early intervention. From there I became a Behavior Support Specialist and then a BCBA working with students with moderate to severe disabilities in special education. I met Terra in 2016 while working a second job at an in-home ABA service provider and became great colleagues!

My daughter started a career at Central Valley Regional Center last year and she would share with me the struggles that parents had in Merced County finding in-home ABA services. I reached out to Terra to see if she would be open to hiring me part-time to launch L.I.F.E. in Merced County. I was so excited that she was on board! I started working at L.I.F.E. initially part-time to fulfill the great need for behavioral services and support in Merced County. In June 2023, after careful thought, I leaped from the education world and started with L.I.F.E full-time! We now have been able to help multiple families in Merced County and continue to grow! I am passionate about providing quality ABA services for those in need within my community and across the Central Valley.

Felipe Garcia

I was born and raised in Ceres/Modesto and am a proud first-generation alumni of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where I obtained a B.S. in Psychology. I developed a passion for helping underrepresented groups and during my undergraduate years I led fundraisers to give scholarships for first-gen students, created events with the goal of promoting inclusivity, and interned with Grizzly Youth Academy where I was able to support at-risk youth. Shortly after obtaining my Bachelor’s degree some of my family members were diagnosed with autism which led me to begin my journey in ABA as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), dedicating my time to working closely with children of diverse needs. In my current role as Talent Acquisition Specialist, I combine my experience in ABA and in recruitment to identify and attract top-tier talent to further our mission at LIFE. Outside of work I like to travel to big cities, attend comedy shows, play badminton, and video games. My pastimes have included skeet shooting, surfing, jiu jitsu, graffiti art, and skateboarding!