JOSHUA O'KAIN

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Joshua O'Kain, M.A., M.Ed., BCBA has been working with children since 2003.  He currently holds a M.A.M. in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago and an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.  Josh is a Certified Teacher and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.  He began his marching career as a brass player and transitioned into Color guard during the winter of his Freshman year.  Josh is also a classically-trained singer and he also plays French Horn.  Joshua performed with Middle Tennessee State University's Band of Blue, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Eklipse Winter Guard (Hopkinsville/Nashville, TN), Chimeras Winter Guard (Nashville, TN), and Phantom Regiment Winter Guard (Rockford, IL).

Joshua began teaching band/color guards in 2003, consulting with nationally-competitive bands and winter guards in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.  While finishing graduate school, Joshua was the Director of Color guards for Lincoln Way East High School Marching Band.  During his four years with the LWE Band, the team was recognized as the Illinois State Marching Band Champion on three occasions.  The winter guard programs at Lincoln Way consistently medaled at their local championships and in 2010, the winter guard became the Winter Guard International Scholastic A Silver Medalists (2010).  Joshua also consulted for other WGI finalists and competitive BOA programs across the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas, and Hawai'i including Mililani High School (HI), Wylie East High School (TX), Northwest High School (TX), Elizabethtown Independent Winter Guard (KY), and Eklipse Winterguard (KY,TN).  He also has been an instructor DCI Drum Corps including Southwind (KY) and Blue Stars (WI).  

Outside of marching arts, Joshua is a Licensed, Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Special Education teacher.  Joshua has experiences in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis in both the education of all students, as well as the clinical treatment of individuals with autism.  Joshua has worked in multiple settings including clinic-based, school-based, and home-based intervention services with children and young adults with a wide range of needs.

Previously, Joshua has also held positions as an instructor and lecturer at the University of Hawai'i and Leeward Community College.  Mr. O'Kain also served as a board member of the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis, which are organizations that are dedicated to educating, advocating for, and supporting both providers and consumers of Applied Behavior Analysis across their respective states.  In addition to his position at Lake Travis, Joshua works as a clinician with Centria Healthcare, an organization that provides ASA intervention for children diagnosed with autism.