Megan Lerch COTA/L

Born and raised in Fair Lawn NJ, I grew up playing soccer, taking day trips into New York City, and enjoying pizza and bagels.After graduating high school, I spent 4 years in New England where I worked as a Teacherís Assistant in Amherst, MA.After my parents relocated to Charlotte NC, I followed them down south and made Asheville my new home 8 years ago.

A desire to work with children with special needs, as I have done since adolescence, led me to accept a position as an Occupational Therapy Aide.My experience in that role led me to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.I graduated from Brown Mackie College in June of 2013, and joined the Higher Ground Pediatric Therapy team in September of 2013.Higher Ground has become a home to me with our staff and clients working positively together to create a tightknit, family feel.

I spend most of my free time playing in the adult soccer league in town, playing on the: womenís, menís, and co-ed teams.I also enjoy getting out in our beautiful surroundings hiking and spending days on the river in the warmer months.