Meet Your Dedicated Team 

At Forbes AAC, we recognize the value of having individual points of contact while working through the process of procuring an AAC device.  We believe it is critical to connect you with a team that specializes in your local region.  For this reason, we have teams of Assistive Technology Specialists and Funding Coordinators to manage specific geographic regions of the country. 

Kristine Ernest - Assistive Technology Specialist

Kristine has been a Forbes AAC team member since 2013. Prior to being in outside sales as an assistive technology specialist, she spent nearly two years in inside sales learning and perfecting her knowledge in all areas of the field.

Kristine chose a career in the assistive technology field because she wanted to be part of a team whose focus and dedication was improving the lives of people with disabilities. What she enjoys most about her job is working with a supportive team and the unique opportunity to meet, get to know and form lasting relationships with her clients.

Outside of work, Kristine stays entertained with concerts, movies and exploring new restaurants. When she’s not on the move, she likes to relax with her family and friends and spend time with her two-year-old dog Rubie.

If you are interested in products or services, you can reach Kristine by phone or email:


Phone 419.989.8896


Ashley Strasbaugh - Funding Specialist

Ashley joined recently joined the Forbes AAC team in 2018. As a Funding Specialist, she works closely with caregivers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other team members to get clients the equipment they need. Ashley is experienced in procuring funding throughout various regions of the country; she is an expert in processing authorizations and claims for Medicaid, managed care plans, private insurances and waiver programs. 

Ashley and Kristine work together to ensure that their clients get the AAC devices and accessories they need, as efficiently as possible.

If you have any questions about funding or eligibility, you can reach Ashley by phone or email:

Phone 419.589.7688 ext 231


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