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Our Team

Meet our happy, loving OTs who like to talk about sensory processing for fun


Jamie Thibodeaux Williams, OTD, OTR/L

Founder, Occupational Therapist

Certifications: Ayres Sensory Integration (USC Chan), Yoga, Infant Massage Coach

Jamie was raised in Church Point, Louisiana, a small town in the heart of Cajun Country.  She graduated from LSU and went on to teach adapted physical education in the public school system for 5 years.  Yearning to learn more about *why* her students were struggling in school and with learning new movements, Jamie left South Louisiana and moved to Florida to go to school to become an occupational therapist.  In 2015, she graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Wanting to deepen her experience in working with children and youth, Jamie had the pleasure of working with the most esteemed pediatric therapists in Atlanta.  In 2019, Jamie and her family decided to move to the beautiful Smoky Mountains, hoping to have more opportunities to connect with nature.  In an effort to bring family-oriented, strengths-based, quality OT services to children and young adults in the area, Jamie opened SMOT in 2020.  It very quickly become the area's go-to for sensory processing.


Tiffany Waddell, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Tiffany joined our team in 2022.  She is a Maryville native with a heart for helping people.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from Maryville College and a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Tennessee Wesleyan University.  Tiffany has an extensive history of working with special needs populations.


Tiffany specializes in working with people of all ages who display signs of Autism, ADHD, and/or learning difficulties.


She is skilled in helping children and adults better understand their sensory health and overall developmental concerns. All of Tiffany’s sessions are client-led and neurodiversity-affirming. Tiffany has a very gentle and fun approach, and she has a warmth that even the most timid people respond well to.

Tiffany is our go-to with anything related to video games and anime!  


Ashley Underwood, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Ashley has been in the SMOT family since early 2023.   She  earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Emory & Henry College in Virginia where she focused her Capstone research and practicum on the prevention of container baby syndrome in daycare centers.  

Ashley is skilled in working with children and adults to help them better understand how their brains work.  She is approachable, friendly, creative, and quick witted.  

Ashley was born and raised in East Tennessee (Go Vols!).  In addition to consulting with her on OT matters, we depend on her for her knowledge of golf, crafts, and Taylor Swift.

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