Payton graduated from University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She then attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee and received a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Payton has clinical experience treating patients across the lifespan from infants to adults in a variety of settings. However, working with kiddos has been Payton’s favorite population to treat. Payton has a passion for serving others and making a difference in the lives of children by giving them the key for success- a means of communication.
Payton currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her doggo Duke. However, she was born and raised in Rome, Georgia and has plans to move closer to home in the distant future. Payton enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going on walks with her dog, reading, and traveling. She is excited to be a part of the AFK team and serve the kiddos and families in Calhoun and surrounding counties.