Bio

Founders

Dan Hurley: graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Kinesiology and has been working with children for over twenty years. Dan has been guiding The Sensation Nation for five years now and was a valued staff member in the Kinesiology Department at San Jose State University. He is always looking for ways to help get children with different needs involved in typical activities

Jennifer Hurley: OTR/L is a registered and licensed occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics and school aged children. She is certified in Sensory Integration through University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services and has worked in private practice, school districts, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Prior to becoming an OT, Jennifer spent most of her life in the gym as a competitor and coach in the sport of gymnastics, giving her over 20 years experience working with kids of all abilities.

Staff

 

Jason Janes: Originally from New York City, Jason has travelled all around the globe, finally settling in San Jose. He began working with The Sensation nation June 2012, and has been a valuable asset since. In addition to being part of The Sensation nation team, Jason teaches children with autism during the day. He feel as if he’s finally been able to find his dream job.

Jannik Haas:

Cassandra Hawthore: Cassandra is 22 years old and is originally from the Daly City, CA. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy in the Spring 2014. She has been a coach for Sensation Nation since 2012. During her spare time, she volunteers at Veterans Affairs Hospital Palo Alto. There, she works in the Poly-Trauma Recreation Therapy department, where she is gaining valuable experience. When she’s not working or in the classroom, she love visiting with her family, watching movies, basketball and working out. I hope to become a successful certified practicing Recreation Therapist in the near future.