A company based in Nederland also has six offices in California. Founded in 2008 by Michael McBurnie, MyTherapyCompany & Pathways to Speech build positive, mutually rewarding relationships with school districts, regional centers and therapists.
The company’s therapists work in schools and home-based early intervention settings throughout California. On Aug. 1 through 5, McBurnie had about 12 of his managers from California out to Nederland for leadership training. He also hired some local residents and has started providing Speech Therapy Services in Boulder County. He and his wife reside in Nederland with their two dogs.
As president and CEO of MTC, McBurnie and his staff have more than 20 years of experience working with school districts and early start agencies. Frequently visiting California from the MTC home base in Nederland, McBurnie meets with his management and clinical staff regularly and makes it a point to be invested in every aspect of the company’s growth and expansion.
Under McBurnie’s leadership, MTC has maintained an excellent retention rate with less than a 5 percent employee turnover. MyTherapyCompany has offices and regional managers in San Francisco, Berkeley, Encino, Pasadena, Los Angeles and San Diego, Ca.
The Company is an annual donor to Wild Bear Ecology Center in Nederland and also sponsors and hosts student interns each summer for Wild Bear Programs. MTC also was also a sponsor and organizer for Earth Day 2012 in Nederland.
Prior to MTC, McBurnie was the former president of Progressus Therapy, which he founded in 1999. He sold the company to Sylvan Learning in 2004. Prior to Progressus, McBurnie owned and operated Medical Resources, Inc., and Sunbelt Therapy of America.
McBurnie is a leader in the field of healthcare staffing. He has hired and trained more than 2,000 staff members as it relates to special education, early intervention, government, state regulations and business development. McBurnie serves as a board member on a number of non-profit foundations devoted to education and environment issues. McBurnie founded a political action committee and nonprofit in 2007 devoted to issues of clean air and water. He has also assisted with lobby efforts with the renewal of IDEA in Washington, D.C., and federal immigration reform legislation.
McBurnie was awarded People to People Volunteer of Year in 2008 as part of his efforts on clean air and water and the Jefferson County Mayor’s award in 2010 for his efforts in using his business to support non-profits on an ongoing basis. In Nederland, he is on the NedRec Board and has been helping out at the Visitors’ Center.