Who We Are

PlayWorks, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 by owners Rachel Wilkins and Cindy Seagle. Both owners brought years of experience in serving the Spartanburg and Cherokee County community in Early Intervention to the business. Today, PlayWorks has served hundreds of satisfied families and have achieved positive results. Our permanent office is located close to I-85 in Spartanburg County. While we have had the opportunity to serve children across South Carolina, we desire to stay small and focused on our home community. Local relationships are important to us and play a large role in the quality of service that is provided. Rachel and Cindy are available to you and always a step away from your home.

Cindy
Seagle


is a co-owner of PlayWorks,Inc. She works at the company in various roles but mainly as the business administrator. After completing her education at Mars Hill College, she began working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. She quickly found her calling in serving families with young children. More than twenty years later, she continues to strive on providing quality services and supports to families. By co-founding PlayWorks in 2001, she has seen hundreds of families and children achieve fantastic outcomes after diagnosis. Cindy is married to Mike and has two sons, David and Will.

Rachel Wilkins


is a co-owner of PlayWorks, Inc. With seventeen years of Early Intervention experience, she is the lead supervisor of the Early Intervention staff and provides family consultations. By co-founding PlayWorks,Inc. in 2001, she took a risk to achieve her goal of building a strong company that strives to meet the needs of families. Today, she continues to seek ways to improve services. After graduating from Converse College, Rachel married her high school sweetheart and continues to encourage his lifelong law enforcement career. She and her husband have two sons. More than anything, she enjoys time with her family and supporting the activities her children are engaged in. The Wilkins family loves pets and shares their home with rescue animals.

Kim Penland


attended College of Charleston for 3 years, and completed her Bachelor's degree at USCS. Kim and her husband of 21 years have been blessed with two wonderful sons. Kim learned of BabyNet when their younger son - born at 32 weeks gestation, with severe health issues - benefitted from the services and supports offered. Kim already had a background in teaching preschool children, and working with some children with special needs; however, after learning so much and seeing what a blessing Early Intervention had been to her son and family, Kim felt called to become an Early Interventionist. Kim gladly joined Playworks' team, as a Lead Early Interventionist, in May 2003; and everyday continues to learn and grow with the families she serves.

Kim
Worley


has been with PlayWorks since 2003. She is a Converse College graduate and has an extensive background in working with young children and their parents. Kim has a true passion for children with special needs and lifting up parents during difficult times. " Working at PlayWorks gives me the chance to watch families grow and experience the end result of the interventions we share. My reward is having children discharged from special services because they have reached their goals and no longer need me. That is a bitter sweet feeling". Kim is married to Charlie and together they have three beautiful children. Kim enjoys shopping, spending time at the beach and supporting her children's activities.

Amanda Johnson


is a bi-lingual treasure to the PlayWorks team. Not only is she gifted in the field of early childhood development, she is a true social worker at heart. Many families have dodged great crisis with Amanda at their side. Her second language is self-taught and well appreciated by the Spanish speaking community that PlayWorks serves. Amanda is a graduate of Converse College and is married to the love of her life, Travis. They enjoy thrift shopping, hiking and volunteering at their church. Together, they will soon have their first foster care placement and PlayWorks will become surrogate family members again!

Julie Lancaster


gets excited when she speaks of all of the families she has known throughout her Early Intervention career. She is married to Rhett, her husband of 30+ years, and has 4 wonderful children, 2 grand babies due in October, and 2 dogs! Julie stated, "My family is truly my life, my hobby, my love! Rhett and I enjoy having our children and their spouses and friends over for cookouts, birthday parties, holidays, or really any excuse we can think of for a family gathering. I enjoy beach trips to Sullivan's Island, antiquing, decorating and working in the yard. I understand that family is "sacred", so as an Early Interventionist I consider it a privilege to be invited into the homes of the families I serve and to work with parents to help their children reach their full potential!" PlayWorks is fortunate to have another great Converse College graduate and educator on our team with Julie!

Haley
Scott


joined the PlayWorks team in 2012. Prior to her work at PlayWorks, she gained valuable experience with at risk infants and toddlers in an inclusive day program setting. She is a graduate of Lander University with a degree in Special Education. Growing up in Easley, SC and now living in Greenville, SC. she enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending lots of time with my friends and family. Her belief is that if you love what you do, you can have a positive impact on everyone around you and if you put your whole heart into something, you are bound to make a difference not only in other peoples' lives but in your own life as well. She shares a passion for working with children with special needs and looks forward to supporting families and helping them achieve their goals. Haley's knowledge and eagerness to bring out the best in everyone around her will warm your home.

Julie
Yackley


began working with families and children with autism in before school and rehabilitation programs since 2006 while attending the University of Minnesota. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and moved down to South Carolina in 2010. She has found that working with children with disabilities and their families is her passion. She believes that every child has the ability to reach their full potential with the right supports. PlayWorks gives her the opportunity to help a child reach their full potential. She works with children on developmentally appropriate tasks and believes children learn best from their surroundings and by example. Julie and her boyfriend have a two year old son that keeps them busy. They enjoy going on hikes and taking their son to the park and watching him explore.  

Paula
White


has worked at PlayWorks since December 2011.  Previously she was a BabyNet Coordinator for 8 years at DHEC.  She is married, resides in Spartanburg and has a beautiful 30 year old daughter with special needs who lives at home.  PlayWorks is grateful to have Paula and her extensive community and support services knowledge to aid the Early Interventionists in any way necessary.

Angie Huggins


joined PlayWorks in 2012 with vast training and understanding of newly diagnosed children with Autism. Her own son, Logan was diagnosed with Autism and Severe Sensory Integration Dysfunction at the age of 3. Immediately, Angie and her family of 4 moved to Madison, Wisconsin so that Angie could train under Dr. Lovaas at the ABA Therapy at Lovaas Replication site. During this time, her son received ABA training as well. While Angie and her family implemented a sensory diet, participated in multiple therapy sessions, they also experienced severe medical situations with her son's seizure disorder.

With her husband John and gifted daughter Reagan, they have made mastered strategies for teaching Logan to generalize his learned skills and apply them outside of the home. The Huggins family has run a home therapy program for Logan and with the help of Dr. Spencer Matthews at Converse College, gave students training hours along with clinical experiences. Angie has served as the co-chair of the local Epilepsy Foundation's parent support group, serves as a speaker and advocate for the HALTER program and provides training in Autism for the staff and teachers at South Carolina School for Deaf and Blind.

Today, Angie, John, Reagan and Logan live a full and blessed life in Pauline, S.C. PlayWorks, Inc. is excited to have Angie on staff as an Early Interventionist and in-house consultant for children displaying autistic-like characteristics.
 

 

 


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