BS in business and communication disorders, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
MA in communication disorders, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Rieppe has worked as a clinician for over 20 years. She has been a group leader with TAP since 2012 and feels that the opportunity to serve in this role is an absolute honor and privilege. She thoroughly enjoys every moment spent with the groups and leaves every group session with an ongoing respect and admiration for the group members and their perseverance. She is continually inspired and motivated to facilitate groups because of the evidence of the tremendous positive impact that TAP has in working with group members, their families, and their communities. She literally leaves every group meeting feeling that she has been apart of enabling those struggling with aphasia to return to lives full of joy and fulfillment, returning to things they enjoyed before aphasia and finding new interests. She also feels a tremendous joy in seeing group members becoming supporters and advocates for each other. The gifts she gives to TAP are far outweighed by what she gets in return.
When she is not with a TAP group, she is inevitably on a tennis court or in a garden. She lives in Holly Springs with her wonderful husband, John, and their children Matthew and Anna.